What I love about planning weddings in Chicago are the options! Endless options. I’ve had the pleasure of creating events at fantastic venues both big and small. From expansive halls like Cafe’ Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo to intimate dinners at Phil Stefani’s 437 Rush. Here are a couple of my highlights over the years!
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There is no comparison to the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall when you are in search of a venue with history, prestige, and jaw dropping beauty. The hall is everything you could want for your wedding day. The natural light flutters in through the Tiffany glass dome that graces the hall ceilings. Archways naturally divide the space allowing the center portion to be the dining area, one end to host a bar, while the other end becomes a lounge that looks out to a breathtaking city skyline.
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With an atmosphere this bright you better be ready to have some fun! Carnivale is a brightly colored restaurant from its exterior to multi colored interior walls. A huge canvas acts as an altar backdrop when hosting ceremonies in the space. The wedding party gets to make a grand entrance down a glass staircase. Then floor to ceiling burst of color will be sure to keep your party upbeat all night, long after the lights go low. The best bonus feature is the scrumptious in-house catering!
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This venue is truly versatile. By day it is home to a number of modern businesses and offices. Come wedding day, it transforms with the help of a little pipe and drape into a grand ballroom. Decor can span from Gatsby era glamour with its gold leaf detailing, to sleek and modern with the use of lucite pillars and sculptural florals marrying with the architecture of the room which was redesigned by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905 into classic vintage with the historical significance of this Chicago landmark shining through.
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I’ve had the pleasure to coordinate and design weddings at all of the above venues. Each one different and unique just as the couples who celebrated there.