Preferred Vendors

This list has been compiled over 12 years from working with the best wedding vendors in Chicago and represents some of the favorite wedding professionals I’ve had the honor and pleasure of working with. Please remember to tell these businesses where you heard about their incredible services. This list has been grouped in alphabetical order and in no way represents that any one is better than another. These event professionals represent the best-of-the-best in Chicago wedding vendors.

CAKE + CUPCAKES + DONUTS
Alliance Bakery
Bittersweet
Cake
Elysia Root Cakes
Glazed & Infused
Molly’s Cupcakes
Sweet Mandy B’s

CATERING
Food Evolution | Sue
Jewell Events Catering | Kristin

CEREMONY LOCATIONS
Armour House at Lake Forest Academy
A New Leaf
Beach House at 63rd Street
Bridgeport Art Center
Buckhingham Fountain
Café Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Civic Lyric Opera House
City Of Chicago Outdoor Permit Requirements
Columbus Park Refectory
Cuneo Mansion & Gardens
Garfield Park Conservatory
Grove Redfield Estate
Illinois Beach Resort
Independence Grove
Millennium Park
Morton Arboretum
Northerly Island
The Pavilion at Orchard Ridge Farms
Promontory Point
Ravinia at Highland Park
Wandering Tree Estate

DESTINATION WEDDING
Island Getaways | Nancy • Tom

DJ
Cage and Aquarium
MDM Entertainment
Style Matters
Sounds Abound
Toast and Jam
Okyne Media Lab

EVENT COORDINATION
An Affair to Remember | Jena
Affairs with Linda | Linda Alpert
Citygirl Events | Kerrie
Clementine Custom Events | Loreen • Julissa • Grace • Sue
JPB Designs | Jenny
Liven It Up | Anthony
Lola Event Productions | Kristy
Naturally Yours Events | Carlene
Shannon Gail Weddings & Events | Breanna

FLORIST
Ashland-Addison Florist
Dilly Lily
Fluer
Fragrant Design
Juliet Tan Floral
Pollen
Stems
Steve’s Flower Market
Yanni Design Studio

HAIR + MAKE-UP
Diem Angie
Gold Plaited
Nika Vaughn Bridal Artists
Pin Me Up
RC Beauty
Sonia Roselli
Tamara Hair & Make-Up
Total Image

HONEYMOON
Island Getaways Honeymoons | Nancy • Tom

INVITATIONS
Spilled Ink Press
Starshaped Press
Paperless Post

LIGHTING
Art of Imagination | Deborah
Frost Lighting
MDM Entertainment
MK Lighting + Design
Yanni Design Studio

LIVE MUSIC
Arlen Music Productions
Artistrings
Chicago Players
Don Cagen Orchestra
High Society Orchestra
Golden Coast All Stars
Larry King Orchestra
Matt Stedman Band & Ring Of Music
Sarlas Music
Stitely Orchestra
String Theory
Wellington Strings

OFFICIANT
Anita Weds
Rev It Up | Jarrod
Rev. Jim
Rev. Phil

PHOTOBOOTH
Fotio
Gifyyy
Shutterbooth

RECEPTION VENUES
Adler Planetarium
The Allerton Hotel Chicago
A New Leaf
Armour House
Art Institute of Chicago – Modern Wing
Artifact Events
Renaissance Blackstone
Bridgeport Art Center
Brique
Brookfield Zoo
Café Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo
Carnivale
Chez
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Sports Museum
Chicago Symphony Center
Chicago Yacht Club
City View Loft
City Winery Chicago
Columbus Park Refectory
Conrad Chicago
Cuneo Mansion & Gardens
Crystal Gardens and Navy Pier
The Drake
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Esplanade Lakes
The Field Museum
Firehouse Chicago
Four Seasons Hotel
Galleria Marchetti
Garfield Park Conservatory
The Geraghty
Germania Place
Greenhouse Loft
Harold Washington Library
Hotel Arista
Ignite Glass Studios
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
The Ivy Room at Tree Studios
J. Parker at Hotel Lincoln
Kimpton Burnham Hotel
Kimpton Gray
Lacuna Events
The Langham
Larkin Hall
The Lakewood
Life Creative
Lillstreet Loft
Loews Chicago – Streeterville
Loews Chicago – O’Hare Rosemont
Loft on Lake
LondonHouse Chicago
Loyola University Lakeshore
Meson Sabika
Metropolitan Club at Willis Tower
Mid-America Club
Millennium Knickerbocker
Millennium Park
Morgan Manufacturing
Morgan’s on Fulton
Moonlight Studios
The Murphy Auditorium
Museum Of Contemporary Art
Museum of Science & Industry
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame
Newberry Library
Odyssey Cruises
Ovation Chicago
Palmer House Hilton
Park Hyatt Chicago
Pazzo’s at 311
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Peninsula Chicago
Ravenswood Event Center
Revel Fulton Market
Revel Motor Row
Ritz Carlton
ROOF at TheWit
The Rookery
Savage Smyth
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ballroom
Shedd Aquarium
Signature Room at John Hancock Center
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Spiaggia
The Standard Club
Swissotel Chicago
Talbott Hotel
Thalia Hall
The Estate by Gene & Georgetti
Thompson Chicago
Union Station
Union League Club of Chicago
University Club of Chicago
Venue One Chicago
Venue One North Shore
Virgin Hotel
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Westin Chicago River North
W Chicago City Center
W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel
Woman’s Club of Evanston

TRANSPORTATION
Absolute Dream Limousine
Chicago Trolley Company
Going Green Limousine
Windy City Limo

VIDEOGRAPHY
3 | 9 Films | Jason
Hendzel Productions | Mike
Imagination Designers | Brianne
I Do Films
Leap Weddings | Jack