__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

YOUR BEST PARTY PLANNING RESOURCE FOR HIRING REPUTABLE VENUES + VENDORS

SEE MORE >> THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM

CHICAGO

Party Venues

FIND THE PERFECT PLACE TO HOST YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION

Celebrate in Style INSPIRATION FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY: AMAZING CAKES, FLORAL WALLS AND MORE

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM

Display until April 4, 2020


AWARD WINNING CATERING BOOK YOUR SOCIAL EVENT NOW!

630-493-4300 | ChefByRequest.com


Aquatic wonder. Dazzling views.

©MerloMedia_JavL2018

©MerloMedia_JavL2018

Engaging events.

312-692-3275 • event@sheddaquarium.org

SHEDDAQUARIUM.ORG/EVENTS


, ss e L ss e r t S e r o M e t a r Celeb When you’re the host of a party, your to-do list can seem like it’s never-ending. The day will fly by and before you know it, the celebration will come to an end. Why let interruptions likes details and timing pull you away from enjoying the party right alongside your guests?

That’s where we come in. There are so many incredibly talented vendors out there just waiting to make your party fun and stress-free, so you can focus on what’s most important. From beautiful venues with versatile event spaces to creative planners with years of experience, you’ll find everything you need to plan the party of your dreams right here on these pages. Our Party Profiles feature parties of all kinds from across Chicagoland. From a rock concert themed bar mitzvah to a gorgeous pink floral baby shower, there’s something for every taste! Vendor teams are recognized in each profile—making it easy for you to build your team based on your vision. Don’t forget to flip through our Venue Guide, starting on page 35, where you’re sure to find an event space that suits your needs. The best part about booking a venue instead of hosting at home? There’s less to stress about at the end of the day! For more inspiration, browse the dozens of party profiles on our web site. While you’re there, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter for ideas delivered straight to your inbox!

l >

xoxo, The Celebration Society PLANNING RESOURCE YOUR BEST PARTY VENUES + VENDORS FOR HIRING REPUTABLE

CIETY.COM

SEE MORE >> THECELEBRATIONSO

CHICAGO

«

SPRING COVER: The Langham, Chicago Photography by Kent Drake Photography (see more on page 76) YOUR BEST PARTY PLANNING RESOURCE FOR HIRING REPUTABLE VENUES + VENDORS

.COM • THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY PARTIES EDITION

.COM THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY

• SPRING 2020

Display until April 4, 2020

«

CIETY.COM

u PARTIES EDITION

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY .COM

• SUMMER 2020

PLANNING RESOURCE YOUR BEST PARTY VENUES + VENDORS FOR HIRING REPUTABLE

CHICAGO

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY .COM •

SUMMER COVER: Photography by Jennifer Lawrence Photography (see more on page 80)

SEE MORE >> THECELEBRATIONSO

Display until July 4, 2020

CIETY.COM

SEE MORE >> THECELEBRATIONSO

CHICAGO

FALL COVER: Photography by Anamaria Vieriu Photography (see more on page 78)

YOUR BEST PARTY PLANNING RESOURCE FOR HIRING REPUTABLE VENUES + VENDORS

.COM THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY

Display until October 3,

2020

«

WINTER COVER: Photography by Anamaria Vieriu Photography (see more on page 58)

4

SEE MORE >> THECELEBRATIONSO

CIETY.COM

CHICAGO

∂ THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY .COM

Display until January 3,

2021

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

"W e'r e al l ab ou t sty li sh pa rty de co r he re. Th e mo re co nf ett i, me ta ll ic s an d br ig ht co lo rs th e be tte r!"


CHICAGO

BARBARA KRAUSE

a

L AURA WRASMAN

Group Publisher

Regional Publisher: Chicago

BARB MONTAGANO

L AURIE BURGER

Regional Sales Manager: Chicago

JERRIANN MULLEN

t

Regional Sales Manager: Michigan

KRISTIN DVORAK

Community Manager

Social Media Manager

KAYL A COLLINS

KERRI MELCHIORRE

KAYL A ERMER

KRISTIN HOVESTOL

Art Director

Sales Support

Graphic Design

Accounting

KRISTEN ROUSE Digital Editor

Inside...

PLANNING STARTS HERE 9 PARTY We scouted and scoured for the latest in party

planning goodness. From cocktails to high heels, catering and stationery — it's all here.

VENUE GUIDE 35 EVENT The most thorough guide to local venues and

restaurants you’ll find in Chicagoland! Venue ideas range from hotels and country clubs to mansions and outdoor locations.

PROFILES 57 PARTY Nationwide trends, executed right in your backyard... beautifully. These are our top picks for parties of all shapes and sizes. Find inspiration from any and every type of event to create your own one of a kind party.

GIFT 82 PARTING Send your guests off with a smile. Playful, thoughtful gifts to say 'thank you for coming.'

COPIES & ARCHIVES

In-the-know readers turn to The Celebration Society for all things wedding & party planning. So, if you’ve got an upcoming occasion on the calendar, grab the latest copy of The Celebration Society to get all the wedding and party inspiration you'll need to celebrate in style or purchase additional copies to share with your friends. Email hello@thecelebrationsociety.com

BECOME A MEMBER

The Celebration Society offers several print and online advertising opportunities to connect local businesses to our readers. We love playing matchmaker. For information and a media kit visit TheCelebrationSociety.com/advertise

GET FEATURED

We are looking for remarkable weddings, mitzvahs, parties and events to feature. If you have an event that you’d like for us to consider, please review the event submission procedures on TheCelebrationSociety.com/editorial

DISTRIBUTION

If you'd like to be considered for our exclusive complimentary distribution route, email hello@thecelebrationsociety.com with information about your storefront or location. We're continually seeking partnerships with wedding & party businesses who would like to gift their clients with free copies of The Celebration Society. FOR CONTACTS, PHONE & ADDRESS VISIT THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/ABOUT The Celebration Society – Parties is a publication of Nei-Turner Media Group, Inc. Gary E. Nei, Chairman; William Turner, President. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without prior written permission by the publisher. ©2020 Nei-Turner Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Published and printed in the USA.

5


EXPLORE EL CEERAT N VENUES

Complimentary Planning Services  Hotel Accommodations Transportation Assistance  Venue Tours  Vendor Referrals Contact Wendi Howard to plan your next event! 847.695.7540 Wendi@exploreelginarea.com ExploreElginArea.com

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE FREE-SPIRITED, MADLY IN LOVE

wedding, party

event planning with heart

Kelly Delamater | 815.703.0006 k.delamater@comcast.net www.BackyardSoiree.com SARA@SARAANNEJOHNSON.COM

6

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

WWW.SARAANNEJOHNSON.COM


Photo: Danielle Heinson Photography

Photo: Anamaria Vieriu Photography

Photo: Anamaria Vieriu Photography

It’s all in the details. 131 W. Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 andrewsgarden.com | 630.456.4689

Make an event out of every occasion...

100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 630.530.0202 • DruryLane.com

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

7


8

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


GET YOUR

party started It’s the moment they’ve been waiting for. Whether a momentous rite of passage, milestone birthday or first baby shower — it’s time to get planning. Before entering into the stressful party planning process, consider this: there are experts ready to help. Hiring party vendors is the first step to hosting the event of a lifetime. Besides the setting, your party vendors will make the most impact on the success of your celebration. The professional services they supply like event planning, coordination, entertainment, floral design, rentals and catering are the essential event elements no party could take place without. Their expertise orchestrates the senses you and your guests will experience throughout the day, so finding the very best companies to execute your style is of utmost importance. That’s where we come in. The Celebration Society is connected to the most reputable party vendors across the country. We have a personal relationship with almost all of the vendors represented in this book. We consider them to be among the top 5 percent of party vendors in the country. Seek their expertise and soak it up.

 See more details from the party featured here on page 58. THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

9


Hiring Vendors to Execute Your Style

r ou Y th i W Working s r o d n e V y t Par Besides the obvious question “are you available on the day of our party?” there are a few key questions that can ease the interview process of selecting your party vendors. Here’s the thing: these people are the pros and while they work on parties daily and may find themselves repeating these key answers over and over, it’s helpful for a hostess like you to feel armed with the knowledge you need to speak intelligently with your vendors. Ice breakers, if you will. Use these questions and pricing guides to get the conversation going and hire with confidence.

P. S. Check out our venue Q + A’s on page 36!

10

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


PARTY PLANNER

CATERER

STATIONER

CAKE BAKER

How do you charge? Per hour, lump sum, percentage of total budget?

Do you specialize in specific food types?

Do you design custom work or sell from invitation lines?

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Is a tasting included in your services?

Do you help with branding or custom monograms?

How does delivery work?

Are there specific vendors you like to use? What is the process of selecting and hiring vendors?

Will you provide waitstaff? Is that extra?

Is there a specific style you specialize in?

Can I use other vendors? What is the process of paying vendors? Is that done through you or direct to vendors?

If so, what is the ratio of staff to guest?

Do you offer calligraphy or addressing services?

What will your staff wear?

Can I purchase additional personalized items like savethe dates, welcome bags, favor tags, etc.?

Do you handle vendor services, contract and payment processing?

How do you work with my party planner and venue?

Do you handle guest list coordination and RSVPs?

Do you provide hot meals for our vendors? If so, what is the menu and cost per person?

What is your specialty? How many meetings will we have together? In person or via phone?

Is tax and gratuity included? How do you handle clean up and trash removal?

Will you supply a proof before the invitation is officially printed? What happens if there is an error? How long after I place the order will the invitations arrive? Can I customize the wording?

NOTES:

Many full-service party planners will charge a percentage of your total party cost. Dayof coordinators in Chicago will likely charge $3,500-$4,500 depending on the scope of work.

NOTES:

NOTES:

Catering costs are dependent on the menu, venue and set up, but for a starting point can run between $35 - $85+ per person, not including any alcohol, linen or decor upgrades.

Depending on the complexity of the invitation suites, you can expect to pay between $6 - $12+ an invite. Further customizations will increase your per piece price.

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

What happens if something is damaged on the cake in transit? Do you offer sugar flowers and custom sculptured pieces from sugar? What are the options for cake flavors and fillings? Fondant or Buttercream? What is the average cost per slice? Will you design a custom cake or do you have preset styles to choose from? Is the cake stand provided by you? Do you have gluten free and vegan options? NOTES:

In the city, your cake will likely cost approximately $6 - $12+ per slice depending on the complexity of the design, baker’s skill level and availability.

11


MUSICIAN, BAND, DJ

PHOTOGRAPHERS

FLORIST & DECOR

CINEMATOGRAPHY

What will the musician wear?

What is your primary style of photography? Traditional, documentary?

What is your style?

What is your cinematography style? Documentary, movie-like, artistic?

How much set up time do you need? Do you have demos online where I can view your performance? What is your signature sound? How does the band/DJ feel about a request list? How many breaks will the band or DJ need? What is the overtime policy should the event last longer than anticipated? What is your experience being the master of ceremonies?

How independent is the photographer? Does he want to know all the shots you’d like, or free reign to shoot all the moments of the day at will? Will the photographer you book be the one to shoot your event? How long after the event will the photos be ready? What happens if the photographer is ill on the day of the event?

What is your process? Has the florist/designer worked at your venue before? How do items get returned after the party? Will you pick up? Does the designer offer rental items (e.g., vases, trellis, decor) or must they be supplied via a rental company?

Have you worked with our photographer? How does the crew stay unobtrusive during the party? How long after the party will the video be ready? What is your process?

Can my guests take centerpieces home?

Am I allowed to make edits once you present the video to us?

Do you charge for mockup centerpieces before my party or is that included?

What happens if the cinematographer is ill on the day of the party?

What are the backup procedures?

What are the backup procedures?

What is included in your pricing? Albums, hours of coverage, etc.?

NOTES:

A professional DJ will likely charge between $1,200 to $2,000+ depending on their expertise & availability. Live bands typically start at $5,000 depending on size and demand.

12

NOTES:

NOTES:

Professional photographers will start at $1,500 depending on experience level, demand and packages.

Flower pricing is dependent on the amount of decor at your party. You’ll want to budget starting at $1,500 for the basics and know the sky is truly the limit for the rest.

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

NOTES:

Professional cinematographers will likely charge between $3,000 and $7,000+ depending on experience level, demand and packages.


BISTRO

BOWLING

BOCCE

THROW YOUR IDEAL PARTY WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY and enjoy our unique combination of food and fun! pinstripes.com THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

13


FINISHING TOUCHES

PA R T Y S T YL E

Just a few creative items go a long way at any event, and can be especially fun at an evening cocktail party. Combine unique serving pieces with creatively displayed food and drinks, and your guests will be so impressed! SEASONAL PL ATES Autumn Plates with Stand CRATE AND BARREL crateandbarrel.com

UNIQUE VENUES Savoy Room KIMPTON HOTEL ALLEGRO allegrochicago.com

Handpicked by ALYSSA ALEXANDER Director of Catering, Kimpton Hotel Allegro

I love hosting a VINTAGE GL ASSES

Pink Depression Etched Cordial Glassware P.O.S.H. poshchicago.com

reception with small bites and unique serve ware. It gives my guests options and promotes conversation! SWEET BITE Printed Macarons VANILLE vanillepatisserie.com

HORS D’OEUVRES

Dice Skewers BAMBOOMN Amazon.com

BAR CART Russo Bar Cart CHIC ESSENTIALS zgallerie.com

14

SERVEWARE

Rowboat serving bowl with napkin holder uncommongoods.com

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


614-432-2334 | wed-icity.com |

@wedicity_chi |

@wedicity ©ELIZABETH NORD PHOTO

Love is in the details Full Wedding Planning & Design Partial Planning & Day-Of Coordination Surprise Proposal Planning

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

15


ROARING “2020’S”

PA R T Y S T YL E

A black and gold color theme adapts to many upcoming celebrations in 2020, from New Year’s to engagement parties, milestone birthday soirees and glam wedding receptions.

SWEETS

CENTERPIECE

Cupcakes MOLLY’S CUPCAKES Mollyscupcakes.com

Rose gold candelabra SATIN CHAIR satinchair.com

Handpicked by TARYN WADE

Mistwood Golf Club

The 20’s are going to be a decade of celebration! No matter the occasion, glitz and glamour (and champagne!) are the GL ASSWARE

perfect combination

Pryce Gold Coupe Glass CRATE AND BARREL Crateandbarrel.com

for a modern take on a historically fun era! COFFEE TABLE BOOK

FAVORS Mini Champagne Bottles and custom labels CHANDON ROSE Binnys.com, etsy.com

SHOES

Drink More Fizz! JONATHAN RAY zgallerie.com

DRESS Popover Dress VINCE CAMUTO Nordstrom.com

Sela heels KATE SPADE Katespade.com

JEWELRY Lee Gold Drop Earrings in Black Drusy KENDRA SCOTT Kendrascott.com

DINNERWARE Modern Glam WILLIAMS SONOMA Williamssonoma.com

16

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


CUSTOM DESIGNED WEDDING & CELEBRATION CAKES

Celebrate in grand style, while making lasting memories, at our vintage, urban-chic venue in the heart of Elgin. Thoughtfully renovated and carefully curated, this century-old loft features natural-light ambiance, timeless luxuries and in-house furnishings for celebrations of 80 or less. 224.245.9447 | elementspreserved.com | elementspreserved@gmail.com The Loft of Elements Preserved | 51 S. Spring St. Loft 125A, Elgin, IL 60120

611 W. FRONT ST, WHEATON, IL 60187 | 630 489 CAKE

WWW.THEQUINTESSENTIALCAKE.COM

Creating Events Beyond Expectations Serving Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Kane & Kendall counties 888.327.0008 ext. 2 | tstevents@yahoo.com | www.tstevents.net THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

17


PURPLE

DECOR Butterfly Hanging Garland CIEOVO amazon.com

This bold color pairs perfectly with gold and silver to create an elegant event. SERVEWARE Charcuterie Board MADE BY DESIGN target.com

DRESS

Cutout maxi dress in lavender ALI & JAY nordstrom.com

Handpicked by SABA IYOOB

F&S Linens, LLC

“Purple Romance” Bridal Shower is all about the bride and the color purple is bold, feminine and elegant when paired with

LINENS AND CHARGERS Purple Londra Table Linen & White Gold Charger F&S LINENS fslinens.com

the right accessories. Different shades of purple complement each other beautifully.

EARRINGS

LIGHTING Purple Dripless Taper Candles LIGHT IN THE DARK amazon.com

Kase Rose Gold Fringe Earrings In Rose Gold Filigree KENDRA SCOTT kendrascott.com

LIGHTING Stafford Candlesticks SERENA & LILY serenaandlily.com

FAVORS White Love Birds Laser Cut Favors Box SAITEC amazon.com

18

MENU CARDS Lilac & Dusty Purple Menu ROSCHS ROOM etsy.com

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


Celebration-Society-Parties_Layout 1 6/15/2018 7:09 PM Page 1

Event Experts

©NOAH’S ARK PHOTOGRAPHY

630-719-5186

PhillipsFlowers.com

F&S Linens 2401 W Ohio St. #NE Chicago, IL 60602

Elmhurst Hinsdale LaGrange Lombard Naperville Westmont Wheaton

Faraz Iyoob 312.785.5502 faraz@fslinens.com www.fslinens.com

Every occasion can be Delish

Cookies Cakes Cupcakes Sweet Tables Cake Pops

Delish Cakes 630-303-2235 | delishcakes.net 148 S. Bloomingdale Rd., Unit 109, Bloomingdale, IL THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

19


celestial BRIDAL SHOWER

This bride’s love was “written in the stars” and celebrated with a cosmic theme that included midnight blues, gold accents and a sprinkling of star dust. PHOTOS BY MARY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

20

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


21


SHOWER GUESTS CHOSE FROM SEVERAL SIGNATURE COCKTAILS (INCLUDING A BLACKBERRY G & T) AND A “BUBBLY BAR” WHILE ENJOYING A BUFFET-STYLE LUNCHEON.

22


The Planner/Stylist Says... The Haight’s private suite was a perfect space for this small, intimate shower. With the space as inspiration, we loved the idea of mixing the dark, moody navy and black colors of our party theme decor — Written in the Stars — with the soft, pale blush color of the walls. Many times, folks are scared to go with bold color combinations, and we were able to show that the risk can have a great reward!

LEANNE VALDES You Name It Events

PLANNING/DESIGN: YOU NAME IT EVENTS

HAND LETTERING: THAT’S JUST MY TYPE DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY: MARY ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

VIDEOGRAPHY: NEWLYWEDS CINEMA

VENUE & BEVERAGES: THE SUITE AT THE HAIGHT

HAIR & MAKEUP: BIANCA SANSOSTI ARTISTRY

FLORAL: TOWN & COUNTRY GARDENS

ACCESSORIES: STELLA & DOT BY LAURA NORDSTROM

CAKE/DESSERT: DELISH CAKES, HERB’S BAKERY

MODEL: TAYLOR ANIANS

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 23


richard rocks THE MITZVAH

A rock concert theme ‘sets the stage’ for this bar mitzvah, with separate entrances for adults and kids and a live performance by the guest of honor’s band. PHOTOS BY KENNY KIM

24

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


25


T H E E N T R A N C E D I S P L AY E D T H E R O C K C O N C E R T P O S T E R T H A T W A S U S E D F O R T H E I N V I T A T I O N . A D U LT S WERE DIRECTED TO THE GREEN ROOM (HARRY C A R AY ’ S S E V E N T H I N N I N G S T R E T C H ) A N D K I D S T O T H E C O N C E R T S TA G E (C H I C A G O S P O R T S M U S E U M ) A S T H E Y W A L K E D T H E ‘ B L U E C A R P E T ’ F O R A P H O T O O P.

26


The Planner/Stylist Says... I loved creating “Richard rocks the Mitzvah!” The highlight for me was Richard performing with his School of Rock Band during dessert in the Concert area. MDR’s Concert Lighting, Joseph’s amazing light up centerpieces and O’Dea Entertainment’s incredible music and performers made for an incredible night for this rocking family!

FRANK ANDONOPL AS FRANK EVENT DESIGN

EVENT DESIGN AND COORDINATION:

LIGHTING AND VIDEO IMAGING:

FRANK EVENT DESIGN

MDR CREATIVE

PHOTOGRAPHER: KENNY KIM

DJ/ENTERTAINMENT: O’DEA ENTERTAINMENT

VENUE: CHICAGO SPORTS MUSEUM

COTTON CANDY: SPIN SPUN

CATERING: HARRY CARAY’S

VIDEO/PHOTO BOOTH: LEIBO MEDIA

CENTERPIECES/FLORAL: JOSEPH’S

SECURITY: HOUSTON PROTECTION

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 27


wild thing BABY SHOWER

A whimsical baby shower was perfectly planned around the children’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. Guests were asked to bring their personal favorite children’s book and were treated to beautiful take-home bouquets as favors. PHOTOS BY MEGHAN MCCARTHY PHOTOGRAPHY

28

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


29


A FLOWER BAR ALLOWED GUESTS TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET TO TAKE HOME AS THEIR FAVOR, HAND-TIED BY AYSEL CHRISTIAN IN A KOREAN-ST YLE WRAP IN HONOR OF CHRIS’S HERITAGE.

30


The Designer Says... As the designer/stylist, I incorporated Taylor and Chris’s love of reading with one of their favorite childhood books to create a whimsical, boho-inspired celebration where guests felt as loved and appreciated as the parents-to-be!

AMY REIFENSTUHL Rustique Swan Event Design & Curated Décor

PLANNING/DESIGN: RUSTIQUE SWAN EVENT DESIGN

STATIONERY: GREENSTAR PAPERIE

& CURATED DECOR

CALLIGRAPHY SIGNS: THE CHICAGO CALLIGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHY: MEGHAN MCCARTHY PHOTOGRAPHY

LINENS: F&S LINENS

VENUE: THE LOFT AT ELEMENTS PRESERVED

FAVORS: XO MARSHMALLOW

CATERING: CHEF BY REQUEST

BUBBLY WALL: THE BUBBLY TRUCK

CAKE & BAKERY: SPENCER TRYGVE CAKES

CUSTOM BALLOONS: KIO KREATIONS

FLORALS: AYSEL CRISTIAN FLORAL ATELIER

CUSTOM CHALKBOARD: FLORALS & FLOURISHES

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 31


When ordinary is unacceptable... Personalized signs for every event!

$1299 Photo & Video

Let’s make your day

26 S. Main St., Oswego | 630.551.4438 www.floralexpressionsoswego.com | Find us on Facebook!

Picture Perfect Up, Up & Away with

ABC Balloon Company Balloon decor for any of your special event needs! Corporate Events Special Events Arches & Columns Balloon Drops & Releases Classic Balloon Decor Birthday Parties, Weddings & Showers and much more! abcballoonscompany.com | abcballoonscompany@gmail.com 630-793-5555 | 485 Main Street Glen Ellyn IL 60137 32

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


LAKE GENEVA JANUARY 4 Badger High School

MILWAUKEE FEBRUARY 8-9

Wisconsin State Fair Park

CHICAGO FEBRUARY 22-23

Arlington Park

MADISON MARCH 7-8

Alliant Energy Center

LEARN, EXPLORE + PLAY TOGETHER

An entire day for families to play!

• Bouncy Houses, Petting Zoo, Playgrounds and Pony Rides • Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Photo Booth, Caricatures • Kids stage performances, Fairytale Princesses meet & greet + so much more! For sponsorship and booth information call 262-729-4471 ext. 102 or visit ChicagoAreaKidsExpo.com

MidwestKidsExpos.com THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

33


34

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


venue guide A Vetted Resource of the Most Reputable Special Event Locations Across Chicagoland Our Venue Guide is all about finding the right location for your event. After all, it starts with your venue. There are appropriate facilities for parties of all sizes, but when you’re choosing the perfect spot for your next event, all of those options can be overwhelming. The size of the crowd will narrow down your choices, but there are still numerous types of venues to consider.

Whatever your particular tastes, when the time comes to choose your event location, make sure you know what to look for in a venue before you book.

 See more details from the party featured here on page 66. THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

35


S P E C I A L A DV E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N

EVENT VENUE REVIEW So, exactly what type of celebration do you envision for your upcoming occasion? Knowing this will ease your venue search because the setting affects the overall style tremendously. Not to mention the budget! In and around Chicago, the options are limitless. From country clubs to hotels, city clubs, farms, barns, private mansions and everything in between... you’ve got options. So, we’ve scoured the area to bring you the very best venues to select from.

QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL VENUE . . . HOW MANY HOURS DOES MY RENTAL FEE INCLUDE? ARE THERE OVERTIME CHARGES? Some venues charge by the hour for use of their facility. Knowing exactly how many hours are included and allotting plenty of time for set up and tear down is important.

HOW DO YOU CHARGE? PER PERSON, BY THE HOUR OR FL AT FEE? Always good to know how your venue charges for rental. It's likely that facilities who include catering will charge a per person rate and venues without catering will charge a flat fee or hourly rental.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN VENDORS OR DO I HAVE TO USE A PREFERRED VENDOR LIST SUPPLIED BY THE VENUE? Many venues will supply you with a list of their preferred event vendors to use. This can be helpful to the hostess who needs direction and referrals, but also a hindrance for a hostess who knows exactly which vendors she’d like to use. Clarify with your venue whether it's required or not to use their specified vendors before you book.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN ALCOHOL? Venues that don't carry their own liquor license often allow a hostess to bring in her own alcohol. This is not typically the norm, but there are a few venues out there with this option. Remember, if you do opt to bring in your own alcohol, you'll want to hire a bar service to tend to guests.

IF NOT, IS THERE AN ALCOHOL MINIMUM? Often venues with liquor licenses will have a bar minimum in addition to the cost of their venue rental. Best to have a heads up about this before you book for budgeting.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL THE SPACE HOLD (NOT JUST OFFICIAL CAPACIT Y) ACCORDING TO MY ROOM SET UP? Your room set up will greatly affect the amount of guests you can have at your event. Official capacities are for the fire marshal. You'll want to focus on how many guests you can fit into the room with a seated dinner, estate table, dance floor or buffet set up.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE VENUE RENTAL? Most venues have house items that are included in the cost of their facility rental like dance floors, tables, chairs, standard linens, etc. But, there are several venues that don't offer this and could amount to an additional cost to you. Ask before you book.

WHAT IS THE PARKING SITUATION? Valet parking, limited options, street parking or ample complimentary parking for guests are all important things to consider.

WILL THERE BE OTHER EVENTS HAPPENING ON THE SAME DAY? Depending on the size of the venue, it will be nice to know whether your event will be the only event happening on the property or if there will be others. Other events may infringe on your time use of the venue or confusion for guests so it’s best to know ahead of time and be prepared.

36

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Belle Salle Banquets

BECAUSE ALL YOU WANT IS EVERYTHING. THE PERFECT INDOOR/OUTDOOR VENUE FOR QUINCEANERAS, PARTIES, MEETINGS, EVENTS, WEDDINGS AND ALL EXTRAORDINARY CELEBRATIONS.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

12,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Everything you’ve ever dreamed of in one location.

# OF EVENT SPACES

Belle Salle is not just a banquet facility…but rather a catalyst for the celebration of life’s special moments. For those once-ina-lifetime events, such as weddings, graduation celebrations or quinceaneras, Belle Salle will not disappoint. With its luxurious accommodations, full-service support, spacious ballroom, private bridal room, esteemed on-site chef, immaculate landscaping and outdoor ceremony space, it’s ideal for those planning elegant events or looking for an upscale “one-location” venue, which has become a hot trend in wedding planning. From baby showers to bridal showers, graduation parties to retirement parties, and everything in between, Belle Salle is the place to go.

MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

Let our event team help you plan and celebrate all the milestones of your life.

2 400 VENUE ST YLE

Ballroom, Estate, Garden, Waterfront CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Food and Beverage RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Flatware PARKING OPTIONS

On-site self parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Over 6 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and a newly remodeled interior. Our on-site event coordinator will be with you every step of the way. YOUR CONTACT

Event Specialist (63 0) 4 49-3 0 65 1920 EAST NEW YORK STREET

info@bellesallebanquets.com

AURORA , IL 60502

BELLESALLEBANQUETS.COM M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

37


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Brookfield Zoo

FROM CHIC TO EXOTIC, OUR EVENTS ARE WILDLY “EXCITING”!

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

25,400 # OF EVENT SPACES

20 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

6,000 VENUE ST YLE

ABOUT THE VENUE Looking for a truly unique venue? Why not have your guests cocktail with our giraffes in our Savannah Overview. How about enjoying our Swan Lake at sunset? Perhaps watching our polar bears take a dip as you enjoy butler passed hors d’oeuvres?

CATERING CHOICES

Brookfield Zoo has a choice of Four Unique Dining Venues with the largest venue accommodating up to 300 guests for a seated dinner, Numerous Ceremony Locations and a Selection of Animal Exhibits for Cocktail Receptions.

Onsite Executive Chef Offers Customized Menus!

Your Brookfield Zoo wedding consultant will help you create the celebration of your dreams! Contact us today!

Historic, Outdoor, Indoor, Garden, Waterfront

RENTAL INCLUDES

House White Linen, Zoo Grown Ivy Centerpieces

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Each space is unique and one of a kind! Picturesque Habitats, floor to ceiling windows, lush gardens, water features and fountains.

PARKING OPTIONS

Self-Parking Available

YOUR CONTACT

Catered Events Department ( 70 8) 6 8 8 - 8355 catering @brookf ieldzoo.org

3300 GOLF ROAD BROOKFIELD, IL 60513

CZS.ORG/BROOKFIELD-ZOO/HOME.ASPX 38 |

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

The Concorde

THE CONCORDE IS A LUXURIOUS VENUE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN KILDEER, IL; JUST 20 MINUTES NORTHWEST OF O’HARE AIRPORT. WITH OVER 10 ACRES OF SPRAWLING GREENS, A BEAUTIFUL GAZEBO + A SWAN FILLED POND, THE CONCORDE IS THE MOST ENCHANTING BACKDROP FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY. OUR INCLUSIVE PACKAGES AND VERSATILE MENU OPTIONS HAVE MADE US A PREMIER VENUE CHOICE FOR OVER 30 YEARS.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

20,000 ABOUT THE VENUE The spacious ballrooms, grand chandeliers + lush grounds provide the ideal setting for up to 800 guests. Our private location is elegantly designed to host the most luxurious events while making all your dreams come true. Completely customizable; each and every event we host is unique and always provided our five star service + treatment. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Private Grounds, Grand Staircase and Crystal Chandeliers

# OF EVENT SPACES

5 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

800 VENUE ST YLE

Elegant, Stylish, Exclusive, Luxurious CATERING CHOICES

Onsite/Offsite, All Dietary Restrictions Welcome RENTAL INCLUDES

All-Inclusive Packages PARKING OPTIONS

On-site Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Event Sales (8 47) 4 38 - 0 0 25 20922 N RAND ROAD

sales@concordebanquets.com

KILDEER, IL 60047

CONCORDEBANQUETS.COM M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

39


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip

WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS AND ACCOMMODATIONS ALL UNDER ONE ROOF IN CHICAGO’S SOUTHLAND.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

15,000+ # OF EVENT SPACES

4 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

450 VENUE ST YLE

Ballroom, Courtyard CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Food and Beverage RENTAL INCLUDES

Linens, Drinks, Dinner, Centerpieces, Custom Cake, Accommodations and More PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Sales and Catering

ABOUT THE VENUE Award-winning DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago-Alsip is a sophisticated and modern venue for hosting your wedding, rehearsal dinner or shower. Not only can the bride and groom celebrate all weekend long, but so can the out-of-town guests in the ample guest rooms & suites. Couples can plan a lavishly elegant wedding for up to 450 people or a toned-down casual event with over 15,000 square feet of versatile event space and 3 event room possibilities, along with an outdoor patio perfect for ceremonies. Experience personal service from a seasoned wedding specialist who will guide you every step of the way. The all-inclusive wedding packages are customizable to make planning easy and ensures every detail is covered including: complimentary deluxe accommodations for the honored couple including champagne and amenity; breakfast for two in Allgauer’s Restaurant for the first morning as newlyweds; complimentary white linens and centerpieces; and complimentary anniversary one night stay with champagne. Enjoy award-winning cuisine from Allgauer’s Executive Chef to tantalize your guests. With its convenient location a half-hour south of Chicago and only 20 minutes from Midway Airport, your friends and family will find ample guest rooms and suites along with complimentary parking.

( 70 8) 371-73 0 0 chia s_ d s@hilton .com

5000 WEST 127TH STREET ALSIP, IL 60803

CHICAGOALSIP.DOUBLETREE.COM 40 |

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Epiphany Center for the Arts THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED, THE EXEMPLARY 42,000 SQUARE FOOT CAMPUS BOASTS THREE DISTINCT VENUES. EPIPHANY’S STUNNING ARRAY OF AMENITIES, INCLUDE ARTISTS STUDIOS, CLASSROOM, EXHIBIT SPACE AND GALLERY, COMMERCIAL AND CATERING KITCHEN, CAFÉ, VIP SUITE AND A COLLECTION OF ARTISTICALLY APPOINTED OUTDOOR SPACES; A CHARMING QUARTER-ACRE COURTYARD, SPACIOUS TERRACE AND STUNNING PATIO.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE © Kardas Photography

ABOUT THE VENUE Our diverse collection of venues, Epiphany Hall, Chase House and The Sanctuary, can be reserved individually or combined to provide flexibility, scale and exclusive access to our highly sought-after Café Bar with its exquisite terrace. A progressive event at Epiphany is pure theater, as guests flow from one amazing scene to the next, with backdrops both historic and modern, indoors and out - Terrace, Patio, Courtyard, or Tent.

# OF EVENT SPACES

4 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

2,000 VENUE ST YLE

Historic Landmark, Modern Ar tist Rendering

Epiphany Center for the Arts is a vast space with three distinct venues that easily accommodate sizable events as well as intimate gatherings. A venue buyout includes all three venues; EPIPHANY HALL, CHASE HOUSE and THE SANCTUARY, and all of their pairings. In addition, guests will have exclusive access to the elegant Guild Room and artistically designed Cafe Bar and Terrace.

Loft, Private Courtyard CATERING CHOICES

Open Catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Security, Loading/Valet Zones, Event Manager

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Historic and contemporary venues; Single-destination wedding packages; Outdoor Patio, Courtyard, Terrace; Gallery 66 – Epiphany’s curated art exhibit

42,000

PARKING OPTIONS Ar tist Rendering

Valet, Self-Park

YOUR CONTACT

David Chase ( 312) 4 21- 4 6 0 0 201 S ASHLAND AVE

info@epiphanychi.com

CHICAGO, IL 60607

EPIPHANYCHI.COM/WEDDINGS

© Kardas Photography

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

41


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

“The Venue” at Gifford’s Kitchen and Social

RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL ELEGANCE AT ITS FINEST. JUST MINUTES FROM I90, GIFFORD’S KITCHEN AND SOCIAL OFFERS FOUR UNIQUE EVENT SPACES IN ONE CONVENIENT LOCATION.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

18,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

4 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

300 VENUE ST YLE

Rustic, Industrial CATERING CHOICES

In House Catering RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Flatware and China, On-site Coordinator PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Self Park

ABOUT THE VENUE Gifford’s Kitchen and Social has great spaces within spaces where we can offer our guests different experiences. Our lounge patio is the perfect setting to gather and relax, catching up with friends and family while overlooking our pond, complete with a fountain. On the second floor, we have an amazing venue space for larger gatherings such as trendy rustic weddings, dinners, lunches, dances, concerts or social gatherings complete with its own private bar, large balcony overlooking the pond, stage for live music or shows and accommodating over 100-250 guests. We also have beautiful private dining rooms on the first floor to reserve for parties of 10-50 people. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Private covered balcony perfect for ceremonies, rain or shine. A hotel right across the street for out of town guests. Close proximity to a major highway.

YOUR CONTACT

Tracy Bramlett (8 47) 8 4 4-1728 Trac y @gifford skitchen .com

2300 BUSHWOOD DRIVE ELGIN, IL 60124

GIFFORDSKITCHEN.COM 42 |

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

IO Godfrey at The Godfrey Hotel IO GODFREY IS THE YEARROUND ROOFTOP LOUNGE AT THE GODFREY HOTEL CHICAGO. GUESTS CAN ENJOY SWEEPING CITY VIEWS IN RAIN OR SHINE AT IO GODFREY, THANKS TO THE SPACE’S RETRACTABLE GLASS ROOF. WHILE TAKING IN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE INSIDE OR OUT, GUESTS CAN ENJOY GLOBALLY-INSPIRED SHAREABLE PLATES AND KITCHEN COCKTAILS, CRAFT DRINKS MADE ENTIRELY BY MIXOLOGY-TRAINED CHEFS IN THE KITCHEN.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

15,000 ABOUT THE VENUE IO Godfrey’s indoor-outdoor venue is available for a variety of events, from an evening soiree under the stars or a business meeting in need of full AV capabilities. IO Godfrey’s spaces are all connected, allowing groups to book one room, multiple connecting spaces, or the entire venue. IO Godfrey encompasses spaces such as the outdoor portico for sunny summer days and warm nights, the retractable area which can be indoor or outdoor, a terrace with a dual-level fireplace, the Truss Room with unique architectural elements and west-facing city views, and a VIP boardroom, among others.Throughout all spaces, IO Godfrey offers sleek, modern furnishings and attentive service. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Rooftop, Retractable glass roof allowing for indoor or outdoor space, outdoor greenery wall, water element, video wall, fireplaces, heat lamps

# OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

750 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor/Outdoor, Rooftop, Airy Modern, Urban CATERING CHOICES

Onsite, Chef-Driven RENTAL INCLUDES

Full Service (Tables, Chairs, Linens, AV, etc.) PARKING OPTIONS

Valet + Paid Street Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Sandi Robinson ( 312) 374 -18 4 2 127 W. HURON ST., FLOOR 4

sandi.robin son@godfreyhotelchicago.com

CHICAGO, IL 60654

IOGODFREY.COM M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

43


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Kimpton Hotel Allegro IF YOU’VE GOT A MEETING OR EVENT, WE HAVE YOU AND 10 TO 400 OF YOUR COMRADES COVERED, AND QUITE COMFORTABLY WE MIGHT ADD. IN LINE WITH THE GRANDEUR OF THE HOTEL, OUR EVENT SPACES ARE OPULENT AND SUBSTANTIAL, FROM OUR LAVISH WALNUT BALLROOM TO MORE INTIMATE NOOKS OUTFITTED WITH REGAL FURNISHINGS AND DARK WOODS. WITH 14,000 SQUARE FEET OF EVENT SPACE, WE’LL BE YOUR NEW GO-TO.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

17,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

12 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

350 VENUE ST YLE

Historic, Downtown, Loop, Luxury, Art Deco CATERING CHOICES

InHouse Catering by 312 Chicago

ABOUT THE VENUE We like our pours heavy at Kimpton Hotel Allegro. And when it comes to nostalgia, there is no doubt we pour it on generously.Think mid-century moxie and old school glamour with a modern twist. A storied sight in Chicago’s Loop, this haute bastion is a destination in and of itself. Stroll through our door and be transported to an era of bygone pomp and circumstance. Indulge in a timeless cocktail at the Bar Allegro while you drink it all in. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Unique Event Spaces, Art Deco Décor, Historic Presence

RENTAL INCLUDES

House Linen, Tables, Chairs, Votive Candles PARKING OPTIONS

Valet Parking Available

YOUR CONTACT

Alyssa Alexander ( 312) 325-714 2 alyssa.alexander @kimptonhotel s.com

171 W RANDOLPH ST CHICAGO, IL 60601

ALLEGROCHICAGO.COM 44 |

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Maggiano’s Little Italy

WITH ELEGANT PRIVATE DINING SPACES AND ATTENTIVE TEAMS TO MATCH, MAGGIANO’S IS THE PERFECT VENUE FOR ANY SPECIAL EVENT BIG OR SMALL! CONTACT ONE OF OUR BANQUET SPECIALISTS TO START PLANNING YOUR EVENT.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

Varies by location ABOUT THE VENUE At Maggiano’s we believe that every event should be filled with exquisite cuisine, rich desserts, freshly brewed coffees & teas, and elegant wines. Our private dining spaces can accommodate events big or small. We also offer semi-private event spaces depending on your unique needs. From birthday & anniversary parties to celebratory dinners, Maggiano’s can make your event unforgettable. You bring the guests, we’ll handle the rest! SPECIAL FEATURES:

Scratch Kitchen, Personalized Menus, Preferred Vendor List, Experienced Banquet Teams, Elegant & Traditional Atmosphere

MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

Varies by location VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Private and Elegant CATERING CHOICES

Onsite, Offsite and Dietary Considerations RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Ivory Linens and Attentive Servers PARKING OPTIONS

Self-Parking, Valet Varies by Location

516 N CLARK ST. CHICAGO, IL 60654 | 312- 644-4284 1847 FREEDOM DR. NAPERVILLE, IL 60563 | 630 -536-2280 240 OAKBROOK CENTER OAK BROOK, IL 60523 | 630 -368- 0314 4999 OLD ORCHARD CENTER SKOKIE, IL 60077 | 847-933-9572 1901 E WOODFIELD RD. SCHAUMBURG, IL 60173 | 847-240 -1600

YOUR CONTACT

See individual store phone numbers to the right.

307 HAWTHORN CENTER VERNON HILLS, IL 60061 | 847-918- 0380

MAGGIANOS.COM/BANQUETS M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

45


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Mistwood Golf Club

A MODERN BALLROOM WITH OLD-WORLD CHARM OVERLOOKING A GORGEOUS GOLF COURSE

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

4,400

© Stephanie Maurie Photography

# OF EVENT SPACES

ABOUT THE VENUE Mistwood Golf Club is located in Romeoville, Illinois and overlooks the rolling greens and water features of a world-class golf course. There are beautiful decorative details throughout the grounds including, but not limited to, seasonal gardens, gazebos, charming stone bridges and a bell tower.

1 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

250 VENUE ST YLE

Golf Club, Indoor and Outdoor CATERING CHOICES

© T WA Photographic Ar tists

Onsite

Our Courtyard is the perfect place to have your ceremony and is completed with paver stones and beautiful garden. Guests will pass through a wrought iron gate and exit to the tolling of the bells in celebration.

RENTAL INCLUDES

Chiavari Chairs, Linens, Dancefloor, Bridal Suite PARKING OPTIONS

Self-parking onsite, Complimentary

Mistwood offers a ballroom that can seat up to 250 guests with a dance floor, chandeliers, chiavari chairs, fireplace and private terraces that overlook our gorgeous course.

© Kevin Kienitz Photography

Mistwood Golf Club provides old-world charm with all the modern conveniences and amenities for you and your guests. Our team is honored to share your day and is committed to providing you with the most memorable experience! SPECIAL FEATURES:

1 ballroom, 2 private terraces, ceremony space overlooking course, chiavari chairs included and picturesque backdrop for photos.

YOUR CONTACT

Taryn Wade (815) 254-3333 twade@mi stwoodgc .com

1700 WEST RENWICK ROAD ROMEOVILLE, IL 60446 © With Love Productions

46 |

MISTWOODGC.COM

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Museum of Science and Industry MINGLE BELOW HISTORIC AIRCRAFT. BE BLOWN AWAY BY A 40-FOOT TORNADO. DINE BESIDE A HISTORIC WWII SUBMARINE. WHETHER HOSTING AN EVENT FOR 200 OR 12,000, YOUR GUESTS WILL ENJOY AWARD-WINNING CUISINE, IMPECCABLE SERVICE, AND MANY “WOW!” MOMENTS—ONLY AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO. CONTACT OUR CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL EVENT PLANNERS TODAY.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

400,000 ABOUT THE VENUE Just steps from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, MSI offers unique and spectacular spaces that can be used alone or in combination for transformative corporate events, award dinners, picnics, daytime conferences and more. Rental includes covered, direct-access parking, and exhibit and security staff. Our culinary team will bring your vision to life from mixology ... to the main course ... through dessert. Custom menus feature local and seasonal ingredients. Contact us to request sample menus for plated meals, strolling dinners, cocktail receptions, craft cocktails, full bar packages, and premium wines. MSI is proud to partner with Chicago’s top talent in décor, floral, lighting and stage design. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Outdoor portico spaces in the summer, 260-seat Giant Dome Wrap-around Theater, Daytime Spaces for VIPs and staff meetings, Great Product Launch Space.

# OF EVENT SPACES

11 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

12,000 VENUE ST YLE

Cultural Icon, Awe-inspiring, Engaging, Dynamic CATERING CHOICES

In-house, award-winning exclusive caterer, Sodexo RENTAL INCLUDES

Parking, Coat Check, Exhibit Staff, Security PARKING OPTIONS

Indoor, covered parking YOUR CONTACT

Special Events 5700 S. LAKE SHORE DRIVE

( 773) 753-2583

CHICAGO, IL 60637

specialevents@m sichicago.org

MSICHICAGO.ORG/SPECIALEVENTS M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

47


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

The Odyssey

FROM START TO FINISH, YOUR NEXT SPECIAL EVENT IS SURE BE A MEMORABLE ONE FOR YOUR GUESTS.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

11,000+

©Didomi Design & Photography LLC

# OF EVENT SPACES

ABOUT THE VENUE The refined ambience and splendor of The Odyssey is evident the moment you walk through our doors. It is altogether small and intimate yet grand and elegant with personalized service and gourmet cuisine that is unequaled in the southern suburbs.

4 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

900 VENUE ST YLE

Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

©Didomi Design & Photography LLC

Onsite Catering

Say “I Do” at one of our wrought iron gazebos, with a remarkable backdrop of our well-manicured golf course, fountains, and beautiful flowers. As you walk down the aisle lined with our white garden chairs you’ll feel all of your wedding dreams come to life. Set the stage for an unforgettable reception, bridal shower, christening, or birthday party at The Odyssey in one of our lavish ballrooms. Our oversized crystal chandeliers, white marble dance floor, color changing cove lights, and much more creates a stunning atmosphere for your special event!

RENTAL INCLUDES

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Flatware PARKING OPTIONS

Complimentary Parking

SPECIAL FEATURES:

2 outdoor gazebos, golf course view, fire place

YOUR CONTACT

Event Specialist ( 70 8) 4 29-74 0 0 sales@theodysseyvenue.com

19110 S RIDGELAND AVENUE TINLEY PARK, IL 60477 ©Didomi Design & Photography LLC

48 |

THEODYSSEYVENUE.COM

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

The Palmer House, A Hilton Hotel NORTH AMERICA’S MOST ESTABLISHED HOTEL, THE PALMER HOUSE HILTON FIRST OPENED ITS DOORS IN 1871 AND HAS REMAINED THE PLACE TO “SEE AND BE SEEN” IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO. WE CONTINUE EVOLVING TO SERVE YOU WITH THE LATEST CONVENIENCES AND COMFORTS IN MEETINGS, ACCOMMODATIONS AND DINING – A HIP AND HISTORIC BLEND OF MODERN NUANCES AND CHICAGO CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE ©Furla Studio

# OF EVENT SPACES

ABOUT THE VENUE Whether you’re holding a gala in the famed Empire Room or an intimate gathering in one of our hospitality suites, your event is sure to be a success. Here, you’ll be the host in the Chicago hotel that’s been the venue of choice for celebrities, politicians, and royalty for more than a century.You can count on the support of our team to exceed your expectations. • 9,733-square-foot Grand Ballroom, adjoining a 3,550 square foot State Ballroom, to accommodate up to 1,690 guests • 16,909-square-foot Upper Exhibit Hall • 11 hospitality suites • 78 function rooms, private dining rooms, and large conference rooms • Banquet catering.

78 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

3,500 VENUE ST YLE

© Andre LaCour – LaCour Images

Historic, Indoor, Elegant, Intimate, Memorable CATERING CHOICES

Onsite, Preferred Caterers RENTAL INCLUDES

House Linens, Tables, Chairs, Votives and more.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Chicago Loop Location, Second Largest Hotel in Chicago, Longest continuously operating hotel in North America and Picturesque Lobby

130,000

PARKING OPTIONS © Andre LaCour – LaCour Images

Valet, Self-Parking at 55 E Monroe

YOUR CONTACT

Kristina Nowak 17 E MONROE ST.

( 312) 917-328 3

CHICAGO, IL 60603

kri st ina.nowak@hilton .com

PALMERHOUSEHILTONHOTEL.COM/ MEETINGS-EVENTS/SOCIAL-EVENTS-CATERING/ M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

49


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

The Seville

CELEBRATIONS BRING FAMILIES TOGETHER. LET OUR FAMILY HOST YOURS. THE SEVILLE IS THE PERFECT VENUE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL TYPES OF EVENTS -- FROM MITZVAHS, QUINCEANERAS, SHOWERS AND WEDDINGS TO BUSINESS MEETINGS AND CORPORATE PARTIES. WE OFFER IMPECCABLE SERVICE AND EXCELLENT CUISINE..

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

23,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

3 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

400 VENUE ST YLE

Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Food and Beverage RENTAL INCLUDES

Linens, Centerpieces, Chiavari Chairs, Photobooth and More PARKING OPTIONS

Parking Lot and valet parking

ABOUT THE VENUE Whether you envision a simple gathering with family and friends, or an elaborate formal affair with hundreds of guests, discover everything you need for your ideal event! Our executive chef and catering experts can help you design customized menus to meet your specific needs. Whether elegant, contemporary or time-honored traditional, events at The Seville offer spectacular ambiance, delectable cuisine, impeccable service and striking table design. We include state of the art audio and visual equipment available for your presentations, custom floor plan options, as well as the finest cuisine to keep your guests satisfied. We invite you to enjoy the uncompromising attention to detail and exceptional personal service of our event coordination at Chicagoland’s finest reception hall. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Picturesque winding staircase, beautiful table settings, dazzling chandeliers, and gleaming built in marble dance floors. YOUR CONTACT

Sam Romano (63 0) 28 9- 4 50 0 sam@theseville.com

THESEVILLE.COM 50 |

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

SX Sky Bar

CHICAGO’S NEWEST HOTEL AND OVER THE TOP SKY BAR. ALWAYS ICONIC. QUINTESSENTIALLY CHICAGO. WE LOOK FORWARD TO MAKING YOUR STAY SPECIAL.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

13,220 ABOUT THE VENUE Experience the Windy City like never before at Hotel Essex Chicago. Situated within the chic building that once housed the Essex Inn, our hotel welcomes you with effortless style, contemporary amenities and an exceptional downtown location. An anchor of the city’s Historic Michigan Boulevard District, Hotel Essex Chicago sets the tone for celebration brunches, rehearsal dinners/receptions, productive meetings and other memorable group events. We offer a versatile,1,239-square-foot venue with high-speed Internet access, large-screen image projection and other audiovisual facilities as well as an additional 1,600 square feet of private space in SX Sky Bar. Customized catering is available, and we provide excellent rates on room blocks for groups. Best of all, once business is concluded, you and your colleagues are ideally situated to discover Chicago’s many noteworthy attractions, just moments away. The most original venue on Chicago’s Cultural Mile, SX Sky Bar is a vibrant restaurant and lounge serving small plates and cocktails with an international edge. The colorful, two-floor space features a dance floor, flexible event space and retractable walls that offer guests an open-air experience.

# OF EVENT SPACES

2 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

400 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Private, Elegant Modern, Urban CATERING CHOICES

Onsite Food and Beverage RENTAL INCLUDES

Full Service (Tables, Chairs, Linens, AV, etc.) PARKING OPTIONS

Valet + Paid Street Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Sales and Catering ( 312) 939-28 0 0 808 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE

info@hotelessexchicago.com

CHICAGO, IL 60605

HOTELESSEXCHICAGO.COM M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

51


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago ONCE YOU’VE REACHED THE TOP, DON’T FORGET TO ENJOY THE VIEW. SOARING 92 STORIES ABOVE THE LOOP AND NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE, TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL & TOWER CHICAGO® WILL TAKE YOUR EVENT TO A HIGHER LEVEL. WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS IN EACH OF OUR MEETING SPACES, FLOOR-TOCEILING WINDOWS, NATURAL LIGHT AND PLENTY OF ROOM, TRUMP CHICAGO OFFERS THE PERFECT EVENT VENUE FOR BOTH BUSINESS AND PLEASURE.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

26,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

12 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

295 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, River Views, City Views CATERING CHOICES

All in-house, personalized menu planning RENTAL INCLUDES

Designer Linens, Votives, Tables, Chairs, Dance Floor PARKING OPTIONS

Valet Indoor Parking, Self Park

ABOUT THE VENUE Trump Chicago is a showcase of bold style and engaging design situated along the Chicago River, resulting in incredible views. Located near The Magnificent Mile and along the Chicago River, Trump Hotel Chicago brings sophistication and elegance to the heart of downtown Chicago. Inside one of the finest luxury hotels in Chicago, impeccable style and spectacular service will define your Chicago weekend getaways, business trips, or family vacations. As the best hotel in Chicago, you experience a higher level of luxury with unrivaled hospitality and extravagant amenities, including the signature Trump Attaché™ service. We offer a venue for every occasion, whether business or pleasure and ensure that from start to finish no detail of your event is overlooked by our expert event team. The sophisticated design of the Grand Ballroom and incredible views of the Salon Rooms and Boardrooms each offer stunning settings to make a lasting impression. SPECIAL FEATURES:

Seasonal outdoor oasis (rooftop patio), Rent out Rebar’s vibrant space, Event Specialists, Impeccable Synchronized Table Service, Breathtaking Views

YOUR CONTACT

Michelle Marchetti ( 312) 58 8 - 8 0 6 2 michelle.marchet t i@trumphotel s.com

401 N WABASH AVENUE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60611

TRUMPHOTELS.COM/CHICAGO 52 |

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

Venuti’s Banquets

LET VENUTI’S MAKE YOUR EVENT THE MEMORY OF A LIFETIME

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

20,000 ABOUT THE VENUE The Venuti Family would like the opportunity to graciously host and serve your special day. We are known for our attention to detail, our 5 star service, our ability to customize your special event and our exquisite food.

# OF EVENT SPACES

4 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

600 VENUE ST YLE

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Picturesque Marble Double Staircase, Fountain, Patio

Indoor, Ballroom CATERING CHOICES

Onsite RENTAL INCLUDES

House Linen, Tables, Chairs, Centerpieces, A/V PARKING OPTIONS

Self Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Ciara Rivera (63 0) 376 -150 0 2251 WEST LAKE STREET

crivera@venut i sbanquets.com

ADDISON, IL 60101

WWW.VENUTIS.COM M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O

|

53


SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

White Eagle Golf Club

FROM THE MOMENT YOU ENTER WHITE EAGLE, YOU’LL BE ASSURED THAT THE ARCHITECTURE, FURNISHINGS, AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL WORK IN CONCERT TO CREATE A UNIQUE AMBIANCE FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT. YOUR EVENT WILL BE COMPLEMENTED BY WHITE EAGLE’S BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS AND PERFECTLY MANICURED GOLF COURSE.

AT A GLANCE SQUARE FOOTAGE

6,000 # OF EVENT SPACES

6 MA XIMUM CAPACIT Y

350 VENUE ST YLE

Indoor, Outdoor, Golf Course, Elegant, Waterfront, Ballroom

ABOUT THE VENUE Our newly renovated ballroom comes with a breathtaking golf course and waterfront view. From the chandeliers to the color palette, you and your guests will be wowed by the look and feel of the space. We can accommodate groups of up to 350, complete with the best food around. Top of the line high-definition projector complete with a drop-down 210 inch screen, with additional A/V options. Our staff ’s attention to detail will take all of your stress away!

CATERING CHOICES

Onsite, Off-site, Organic, Allergy Sensitive, Local RENTAL INCLUDES

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Golf Course view, water view, indoor and outdoor reception space, newly-renovated ballroom, modern color palette, modern fixtures

Tables, Chairs, Linens, Services PARKING OPTIONS

Valet, Self-parking, Onsite Parking

YOUR CONTACT

Jennifer Rogers (63 0) 355- 6 0 0 0

3400 CLUB DRIVE

jenniferr @whiteeaglegc .com

NAPERVILLE, IL 60564

WHITEEAGLEGC .COM 54 |

M O R E P H O T O S , T E S T I M O N I A L S A N D I N F O R M AT I O N A B O U T T H I S V E N U E O N L I N E AT T H E C E L E B R AT I O N S O C I E T Y. C O M / C H I C A G O


Month of Coordination to save you time and money. Eliminate stress, connect with your spouse and enjoy your wedding day! Proudly serving all weddings, milestone events, and corporate events.

Creating memorable custom balloon decor for any occasion! Balloon Arches, Columns, Balloon Walls and Balloon drops, Centerpieces and more kellyballoonschicago.com | 708.692.1281 kellyballoonschicago@gmail.com

©BEING JOY PHOTOGRAPHY

630.707.2869 • ASHLEYNICOLEEVENTSINC.COM •

Join the party...

ONLINE, ALL THE TIME.

Pin everything you love about this issue . Search parties by color, style and theme Search venues near you . Find reputable vendors

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

55


56

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


IDEA CENTRAL

party profiles Party style features are the source of some serious inspiration for today’s hostess-with-the-mostess. We’ve hand selected each of the following real events particularly for their style, unique details, great vendors and amazing imagery. They’re an honest representation of current trends, venues in action and party vendors’ work. Bonus!

Look to these celebrations for ideas and examples, but don’t feel the pressure to measure up. Remember your personal style and pull from each as you see fit. Your party is about you.

 See more details from the party featured here on page 70. THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

57


BABY SHOWER

take FLIGHT

Pack your bags! Dreams are about to take flight in this gorgeously over the top baby shower, where imaginations will soar and adventures are just beginning.

58

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... You feel like you are on Cloud Nine when stepping into this gorgeous “Take Flight” baby shower. We featured airplanes of all sizes, travel luggage, a flower wall, and dessert cart including a dreamy cake with sugar spun clouds and delectable desserts. And the elegant vintage place-settings, custom stationery and paper good elements set the perfect tone for the next adventure!

VICTORIA THANOUKOS Kensington Event Design

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

59


PLANNING/STYLING: KENSINGTON EVENT DESIGN

FLORAL WALL AND ARCH: GLAMOUR IN BLOOM

PHOTOGRAPHY: ANAMARIA VIERIU PHOTOGRAPHY

RENTALS: DISH & DÉCOR VINTAGE RENTAL

VENUE: EVANSTON GOLF CLUB

STATIONERY: FLYY DESIGN CREATIVE

CAKE AND DESSERTS: THE QUINTESSENTIAL CAKE

PAPER GOODS: DEVILISH DESIGNZ

DECORATED COOKIES: IVRY’S DELIGHTS

CART RENTAL: SWEET CART RENTAL & DECOR

CENTERPIECES: KENSINGTON EVENT DESIGN

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 60


Luxury desserts for all occasions

The Highland Loft Event Venue is a unique, versatile venue that can be divided or used as one large space and can accommodate up to 500 guests comfortably. The Highland Loft is the perfect setting for your event whether it is sophisticated or trendy, intimate or elaborate, your guests are sure to never forget your special day.

thehighlandloftevents.com | 847.254.0621 |168 E. Highland Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120

A STUNNING VENUE FOR YOUR BIG DAY

www.ivrysdelights.com ©EMMA BELEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Create an affair to remember Vintage China & Decor Rentals

Call 815-444-1710 • DishandDecorVintageRental.com THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO

61


BIRTHDAY PART Y

flannel

S UR PRI S E PA R T Y Buffalo check linens add a masculine, wintry touch to a black and white color theme with touches of red and gold for the planner’s father’s surprise 60th birthday brunch.

62

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... This party was special to me as it was my Dad’s surprise 60th birthday party. Family are the best kinds of clients. The goal was to make a masculine and fun themed party that did not look like lumber jacks or left over Valentines Day decor. I think we hit it out of the park!

ASHLEY RADOSAV Ashley Nicole Events

Vendor Team PLANNING/COORDINATION:

ASHLEY NICOLE EVENTS, INC PHOTOGRAPHY: BEING JOY PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE/CATERING: GASLITE MANOR BANQUETS FLORAL: LAURA’S FLOWERS STATIONERY: MEGAN WEST CAKE: DELISH CAKES DESSERT: DUNKIN’ DONUTS SPECIALTY LINENS: LATAVOLA FINE LINENS RENTALS: MARQUEE EVENT RENTALS

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 63


BAR MITZVAH

mod

MITZVAH

This party came alive with blue lighting and pops of neon green radiating off each tablescape. A sundae bar and interactive donut station was the icing on the cake.

64

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... Sometimes there doesn’t need to be a theme to make a statement. It’s more about the balance of light and lines that makes this bar mitzvah illuminate! Custom acrylic tables were lit from within, making the raw edges of the tables illuminate neon. Everything about this party was simplistic, artistic, and modern.

Vendor Team

ALISON ROSS Alison Ross Events

PLANNING & DESIGN: ALISON ROSS EVENTS VENUE: LAKE SHORE COUNTRY CLUB DÉCOR: EPIC EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHY: ROMY MODLIN PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEOGRAPHY: XPRESS VIDEO PRODUCTIONS ENTERTAINMENT: HYPE PRODUCTIONS PHOTO BOOTH: PHOTO BOOTH TIME

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 65


BIRTHDAY PART Y

boho

PRINCESS

Impeccable details such as balloon centerpieces with hand-colored hydrangeas, lace dreamcatchers and a macaron-filled Ferris wheel make this first birthday party fit for a princess.

66

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... Creating a Coachella meets boho-style party, Mary, owner of Sweet Jorys, designed every aspect for this 1st birthday soiree around baby Zarina’s middle name, “Moon!” She loves to include favors for the guests that are unique and entertaining for all ages!

BETH BOELTER Elements Preserved

Vendor Team

DESIGN/STYLING, FLORAL, BALLOONS, TEEPEE & SPA BOOTH FAVORS: SWEET JORYS PHOTOGRAPHY: MAIRA OCHOA PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: THE LOFT OF ELEMENTS PRESERVED CAKE: BON VIVANT CAKES DESSERTS: BETH’S LITTLE BAKE SHOP PHOTO BOOTH: LAST BOOTH GUITAR FAVORS: GREYBOY SHOP

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 67


BACHELORETTE PART Y

glam

NIGHT OUT

This bridal party enjoyed an evening of cocktails, desserts, and professional hair and make-up styling, complete with photo booth opps and customized favors for all.

68

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... This shoot was designed to replicate the parties we throw for our Bachelorettes in hopes that it will always be a night to remember. There’s no better way to feel gorgeous and ready to walk down the aisle than to spend the night getting all done up by our professional makeup and hair artists in our luxury beauty studio, with your favorite girls by your side!

Vendor Team

MEGAN BACH Lips and Lashes Bridal

VENUE, PLANNING, DESIGN/STYLING, HAIR & MAKEUP: LIPS AND LASHES BRIDAL PHOTOGRAPHY: ASHLEE COLE FLORALS & LINENS: SHAMROCK GARDEN FLORIST CALLIGRAPHY: THE LETTER J CREATES CAKE/DESSERT: BLAWESOME CAKES VINTAGE RENTALS: ROYAL TABLE SETTINGS FAVORS: LOLA & CO. BOUTIQUE MRS LUGGAGE TAG: DIXIE AND DOT PHOTO BOOTH: IN LIGHT PHOTO BOOTHS MODELS: ERIN WICKELL, MISTY ATERS, ASHLEY JOYCE, KALEE KMIECIK, MICHELE CESARIO

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 69


BABY SHOWER

sweet SHOWER

Pops of pink, from the dramatic floral displays and centerpieces, to the sweets display, carried the “sweetheart” theme of this feminine baby shower.

70

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... Showering my clients to create meaningful, sweet details and beautiful experiences is one of my favorite things to do. There were so many layered details of this baby shower that came together perfectly, from the patterned blush linens to the chargers topped with custom designed paper goods, and not to mention the amazing vibrant

Vendor Team

PLANNING & STYLING: MICHELLE DURPETTI EVENTS PHOTOGRAPHER: SODA FOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY

florals and the sweets display. It was a pleasure to “shower” this beautiful momma to be with all things pink!

MICHELLE DURPETTI Michelle Durpetti Events

VENUE: EVANSTON GOLF CLUB DÉCOR: KESH EVENTS BALLOON ARTIST: ZZAZZ PRODUCTIONS HARPIST: BEATMIX MUSIC COOKIES: TONI PATISSERIE & CAFE CAKES AND SWEETS: BON VIVANT CAKES SUGARFINA CUBES/COCKTAIL NAPKINS/MENUS: SMITTEN BOUTIQUE CHICAGO LINENS/CHARGERS: BBJ LINEN CHAIRS: HALL’S RENTAL

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 71


BIRTHDAY PART Y

may

FLOWER FETE

A baby girl’s first birthday party is celebrated with all of the signs of spring, including a deconstructed children’s table adorned with butterflies, hydrangeas, roses, peonies and greenery for their tiny fingers to explore.

72

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... Inspired by a play on ‘April showers bring May flowers,’ I wanted to incorporate the idea of newness, flowers, creating new life with the celebration of this little one’s first year. Keeping that in mind the Flower Shop theme was a wonderful blend of elegance, innocence and playfulness.

FISAYO ‘SAY’ OGUNDIMU

Vendor Team

Owner of One Look Events Portrait by Bloom and Flourish Studio

VENUE: THE REFECTORY, WASHINGTON PARK PHOTOGRAPHER: JAMES LIMITLESS EVENT DESIGN/PLANNER: ONE LOOK EVENTS FLORAL: ONE LOOK EVENTS INVITATIONS: VIVIDESIGNS CUSTOM CHALKBOARD: RENEWED DESIGNS CAKES AND SWEETS: YUM SQUARED BAKERY PERSONALIZED COOKIES: GIGI’S PATISSERIE KIDDIE FURNITURE RENTAL: CHICAGOLAND LUX RENTALS FLOWER SHOP GRAPHIC: PINK POM POM KIDS BACKDROP INSTALLATION: MOST INCREDIBLE PRODUCTIONS

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 73


BIRTHDAY PART Y

let’s

GLOW CRAZY!

An explosion of color in a fun interactive, selfie-heaven, pop-up experience which poured into a Rainbow Room hosting balloon twisters and a Cupcake Chick in a Cupcake Closet!

74

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... A celebration for a tiny VIP complete with a pillow fight room, glow-in-the-dark cotton candy, hip hop dance lessons, a confetti photo booth and so much more!

KELLY DEL AMATER Backyard Soiree Weddings and Events

Vendor Team

PLANNER AND DESIGNER: BACKYARD SOIREE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS VENUE: THE ENLIGHTEN EXPERIENCE BALLOONS: BALLOONS AND FLOWERS BY HALEY DRAPING AND LINEN: EVENT FLORAL CHAIRS: TABLESCAPES EVENT RENTALS CAKE AND CUPCAKES: SUGARJONES COTTON CANDY CART: JULIE MICHELLE CAKES PHOTOGRAPHY: DAWN COLSON PHOTOGRAPHY + SARAANNE JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY CANDY FRAMES: KAIYA DURSO, BACKYARD SOIREE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS CUSTOM GRAPHICS: SARAH AXELSON

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 75


PART Y

planner PA R T Y

Elite planners celebrated with a progressive party. Guests moved from the French-themed Plaza to an electric blue ballroom, to a hiphop ballerina performance and finally dancing at the Club Lounge.

76

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... One of my favorite parts of this evening was the ‘Disco and Dimsum’ themed family style dinner setting. Colors of electric blue, purple and gold transformed the Devonshire Ballroom and ‘Cher’ enthralled the audience. She arranged a dance off between two planner companies which everyone thoroughly enjoyed! Other performers included ‘Donna Summer’

Vendor Team VENUE: THE LANGHAM

MENUS AND INVITATIONS: HH DESIGN

and ‘Jennifer Lopez,’ who also greeted and mingled with guests.

MICHELLE WILLEY Director of Catering and Conference Services, The Langham

FLORAL, DESIGN, EVENT PRODUCTION: HMR DESIGNS LINENS, CHAIRS AND CHARGERS: NUAGE DESIGNS ENTERTAINMENT: BEATMIX MUSIC TABLE APPOINTMENTS, PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT: HALL’S RENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY: KENT DRAKE PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEO: MIRAR MEDIA PHOTO BOOTH: SHUTTERBOOTH IN-ROOM AMENITY: BERCO’S POPCORN LIGHTING AND VIDEO PRESENTATION: PSAV

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 77


BRIDAL SHOWER

enchanting AFTERNOON TEA

Fairytale touches with miniature stone fairies, ranunculus, tulips, Monte casino flowers popping out of lantern crevasses and table tops covered in gorgeous tea sets with soft linens make for a delightful bridal shower.

78

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... The beauty found in nature and the delights of an afternoon high tea are the inspiration behind this beautiful Bridal Shower. The unique and custom details brought this vision to life. Happy to share it with all of you!

VICTORIA THANOUKOS Kensington Event Design

Vendor Team

PLANNING/STYLING: KENSINGTON EVENT DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHER: ANAMARIA VIERIU PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE: EVANSTON GOLF CLUB CAKE & DESSERTS: THE QUINTESSENTIAL CAKE DECORATED COOKIES: IVRY’S DELIGHTS FLORAL: KENSINGTON EVENT DESIGN FLORAL WALL AND ARCH: GLAMOUR IN BLOOM RENTALS: DISH & DÉCOR VINTAGE RENTAL STATIONERY: FLYY DESIGN CREATIVE PAPER GOODS: DEVILISH DESIGNZ CART RENTAL: SWEET CART RENTAL & DECOR BEAUTY BARS AND SOAPS: NUDE ACACIA BEAUTY BAR

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 79


BIRTHDAY PART Y

mermaid C E L E B R AT I O N

This 4th birthday was celebrated with a mermaid themed party complete with pastel “under the sea” décor and sweets, plus a real-life little mermaid.

80

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


The Planner & Stylist Says... My design inspiration came from the vacation we took to the beautiful Island of Hainan in southern China. We stayed at the Atlantis and our room was underwater. Millie was mesmerized by all the sea creatures that swam by and shouted with excitement that she wanted “a big party with the mermaids and fishes.” My favorite design element was the floating clear balloons, with the view of pastel-colored

Vendor Team PLANNER: ANGEL SADOFSKY

PHOTOGRAPHY: JENNIFER LAWRENCE VENUE: JOHN HANCOCK CENTER

Lake Michigan in the background; the balloons created the illusions of bubbles in the water, and instantly transformed the room into an underwater wonderland.

ANGEL SADOFSKY

CAKES AND SWEETS: TONI PATISSERIE BALLOONS: PARIS 312 PARTY SUPPLIES: OH HAPPY DAY

BROWSE this entire party style gallery on thecelebrationsociety.com and PIN your favorite images 81


TOY MARACA Li’l Cha Cha Kids Maracas TOYSMITH

FA V O R S F O R Y O U R FA V O R I T E S

T R E AT S F O R T H E KID IN A L L O F US STRETCH AND STICK PL AY CHARACTER Moluk Oogi Fidget Toy MOLUK

Keep the fun going even after the party is over. Create the perfect treat bag with a few of these gift ideas and send your guests off with something fun!

TWISTING PUZZLE Tangle Jr. Classic Fidget Toys TANGLE

Handpicked by ALLISON JELMEL AND Visitor Services Team Lead, DuPage Children’s Museum

MINI PARACHUTE MAN

These favors are

Base Jumpers TOYSMITH

an easy way to give your guests a little ‘something extra’ to show your appreciation, while MINI PUTT Y TINS

incorporating fun and

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty CRAZY AARON’S

learning. Guests of all ages will enjoy these

COLLECTIBLE SCIENCE CREATURE Beaker Creatures Reactor Pod LEARNING RESOURCES

favor ideas!

MODELING DOUGH MAD MATTR Quantum Pod RELEVANT PLAY

COLOR WITH WATER BOOKS Melissa and Doug Water Wow Books MELISSA AND DOUG

Items shown on this page can be purchased at DuPage Children’s Museum and online retailers.

82

THECELEBRATIONSOCIETY.COM/CHICAGO


FEBRUARY 22-23, 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Daily Arlington Park 2200 Euclid Ave, Arlington Heights, IL

LEARN, EXPLORE + PLAY TOGETHER

An entire day for families to play!

• Bouncy Houses, Petting Zoo • Kids stage performances, and Pony Rides Fairytale Princesses meet & greet • Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, • And so much more! Photo Booth, Caricatures

ChicagoAreaKidsExpo.com

SILVER STAR SPONSOR

For sponsorship and booth information call 262-729-4471 ext. 102 or visit ChicagoAreaKidsExpo.com

ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE NOW: $7.00 ADULTS • $5.00 KIDS


B IAGIO

Toast & Drink 1170 West Devon, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 • 847.534.0600 • belvederebanquets.com 4242 North Central, Ch icago, IL 60634 • 773.736.9009 • biag i oevents.com

Profile for The Celebration Society

The Celebration Society - Parties Chicago - Spring 2020  

The Celebration Society - Parties Chicago - Spring 2020