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At-the-Altar, LLC
At-the-Altar, LLC

At-the-Altar, LLC

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Introduction: WOW! We have been awarded the 2021 Couples Choice award by WeddingWire! What an honor. Thank you to all our past couples for your support, rave reviews and business. We hope we can continue to bring that EXCELLENCE to our current and future clients. THANK YOU all very much. Meet the Founder/ CEO: My name is Elizabeth (Liz) Staniszewski. I am a Minister and Notary, ordained since 2018 by the Universal Life Church. My first ceremony was performed for my sister and her partner Justyna - two of the most fabulous women I know. When they asked me to marry them there was ZERO hesitation, The idea of performing their ceremony was amazing and I was overwhelmed with excitement and pride. It was both wonderful and a memorable experience! It took me a while to realize (after many conversations with myself mostly ha-ha), that I was meant to do this. Being part of a couples' event in which they give themselves to each other fully brings me happiness, in that I can help create a memorable ceremony, event and day. It gives me such pleasure to pronounce you MARRIED! Serving the LGBTQIA+ community

Current Top Pro

Hired 40 times

Serves Hanover Park, IL

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2 employees

1 year in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram

Currently a top pro

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

25 reviews


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Callie D.

Wedding Officiant

I cannot say enough about Elizabeth. She was determined to make sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She wrote the perfect script for us! I couldn’t ask for a better officiant! Look no further! This is who you want to officiate your wedding!!
At-the-Altar, LLC's reply
You and Marc made it easy for me! So happy I was able to create a ceremony for you to remember. The pleasure was all mine. Thank you both!
May 24, 2021
Michell L.

Wedding Officiant

In my wedding day I was really nervous, it was something little and not too many people and Elizabeth handled everything perfect. She was on time I really appreciate that. And also she was enjoying being our officiant.
Sep 23, 2020
Guillermo D.

Wedding Officiant

It was a great pleasure having Elizabeth officiate our wedding ceremony this summer. She was incredibly helpful, very friendly and easy to talk to. Elizabeth was able to execute very professionally what my partner & I had in mind for our ceremony and she was really flexible with every single request we had throughout the entire process. Thank you so much for helping us accomplish this very important step in our lives!
Aug 31, 2020
Yazbeck z.

Wedding Officiant

Elizabeth was beyond patient with us. She guided us through the whole process and so helpful. Couldn’t ask for a better officiant.
Jun 5, 2021
Janeth C.

Wedding Officiant

My experience with At The Altar was amazing! She helped me out a few times at other family weddings and made my experience an amazing one!
At-the-Altar, LLC's reply
I'm glad I was able to help you and your sister out on each day! Congratulations to you both and thank you for the lovely review.
Sep 20, 2020
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Elizabeth Staniszewski


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    At-The-Altar Services: Wedding ceremony or Vow Renewal: > Your choice of pre-written wedding ceremony OR you can write your own for me to read > Up to 50 miles travel to your venue (.58 cent per mile after) > I guarantee to arrive 20 mins early > 1 hour for ceremony from scheduled start time > Filing of your marriage license (optional) > Unlimited calls, emails & texts messaging. Wedding Rehearsal: My role at this time is to supervise the flow of the ceremony and offer suggestions if requested. This is the time that I practice my delivery of the wedding ceremony. Elopement: Short but memorable! Elopements will consist of a simple exchanging of vows up to 15 minutes followed by the pronouncement of married. Perfect for the "last minute" romantics! Sweet Heart - Signing Ceremony: Signing Ceremony service is tailored for couples who are looking to get married quickly. I will arrange for us to meet or meet at your location choice. You will exchange "I Do's", I will pronounce you married and complete your marriage certificate and just like that you're MARRIED!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like our first call spent getting comfortable with one another, finding out the couples likes and dislikes and getting their vision on how they see there ceremony for that day. I'd like to let my clients know a little about me and why I chose this path.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been ordained by the Universal Life Church and have a bachelors degree in Business. I am excellent at providing customer service, listening first to the needs of my clients and producing excellent results. Results that reflect my efficiency and professionalism.

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