Gay owned and minded! Let us help make your special day free of drama and full of exceptional food and drink! Occasions Chicago Catering brings you the finest in weddings and social event planning and catering.
FIG Catering is a chef-owned company that provides hand crafted food and impeccable service for weddings up to 150 guests. FIG is helpful, fun, and inventive in their approach to weddings – no boring plates or boxed solutions here. We will work with you on your event from start to finish, including recommending some great Chicago venues, consulting with you on the menu and decor, renting all necessary equipment, and serving with a smile.
Dance Center Chicago is proud to be one of Chicago’s premiere ballroom studios. We offer group classes and private lessons designed to help couples and their loved ones prepare for the big day. Whether you are looking for a traditional first dance or a customized routine, we are ready to help. In addition to our dance lessons, we also offer flexible event space which can be rented hourly.
Gussied isn’t just any wedding band, they “gussy” up all the traditional wedding and party hits (Top 40, Pop, Indie Rock, Country, Folk, Jazz, Oldies etc) into a super fun, whistle sing and tap-dance along bluegrass style that will give your wedding an extra unique and unforgettable edge. In earnest, true Midwestern fashion, Gussied is taking back the term “cover band” while giving a flirtatious nod to bluegrass.
One of Chicago’s top live music companies, we feature four exceptional bands and DJs for weddings, corporate or charitable events. We have fantastic jazz, string and acoustic rock combos, as well as professional solo musicians. Delivering a perfect event is an art and planning it is a science.
We are an entertainment agency representing all types of entertainment for your very special day! Orchestra’s, dance bands, string quartets, Jazz trio’s, pianists, caricatures artists, magicians and more. We have over 25 years of experience in providing the most fabulous entertainment for your wedding or special affair.
Please consider Live Digital Caricatures. These are drawn on a digital tablet and projected on a large screen for all to see. With this option, the caricatures can continue through dinner and still be entertaining.
The John Paris Band is Chicago’s premier resource for providing live musical entertainment at your special event. Whether you are looking to find an exceptional live ensemble for your wedding ceremony, cocktail music, dinner music, or an exciting, versatile dance band for your Chicago area wedding reception or corporate event, look no further! John Paris Band is a versatile ensemble that creates an amazing experience for you and your guests on your special day.
I believe in customizing each engagement, marital or commitment ceremony in a way that honors your individuality as a couple. We work together to formulate a meaningful service that steps beyond traditional religion without losing the importance, sanctity and beauty of the moment at hand.
Ordained minister (lesbian) in the Lutheran tradition with 25 years experience. Officiates for weddings of any faith tradition in a fun and meaningful way. The church I serve is in Wrigleyville, but I can officiate anywhere in Cook county.
Rev. Brandyn Simmons will work with you to craft the perfect ceremony for your needs. He is also able to offer you a venue at Christ Church of Chicago. Whether you are getting married in the church or at another venue, you are sure to be pleased!
We are a justice and faith based organization who recognize the intersections of oppressions. Our organization and clergy who are a part of our organization are experienced counselors and officiants for same gender couples. We design and create beautiful and sacred services that the couple, friends and family will enjoy and remember forever.
One-of-a-Kind customized ceremonies that reflect your relationship, your values, your vision. I officiate at weddings, life passages from birth to death, and other ceremonies throughout Chicago and the Midwest, and I’ll be delighted to help you have a one-of-a-kind ceremony that reflects your personal style!
It doesn’t matter who you love – love is love! I welcome the opportunity to give voice to my conviction that every relationship of love between human beings is holy, sacred, and worthy of celebration and public affirmation by providing the same memorable personalized ceremonies to all couples, who wish to make a commitment honoring their love
We are a wife-wife photography team with 12+ years of experience telling wedding day stories with our candid style. We document the day as it unfolds, capturing all of those little details that make it unique. That make it yours. Our goal is to tell your story, and our focus is on you so you can focus on just enjoying your wedding.
“The day goes by so fast.” Everyone will tell you that, but you won’t realize it until it’s your wedding day. No time to reflect and remember your nervous moments or how a smile flashed across your face as your partner slid the ring on your finger.
Putting 20 plus years of experience to work with black and white film and digital color photography. Our work is about celebrating the most important moments in life. From the happy couple to the new baby, we capture the second, the day and the full range of emotions. We become an integral part of your event so that you can relax and focus on your own experience of it.
I shoot weddings, engagements, fashion, food and portraiture around Chicago, IL. I’m a firm believer in marriage equality for all. I’ve been published in People, Food & Wine, Front Desk, Michigan Avenue, and Chicago Social Brides magazines, among others. My favorite subject is photographing people in love. I believe the best photographs reveal people’s true selves; I strive to get subjects to express themselves naturally.
15 years. Hundreds of “I do’s.” A lifetime of memories. Greatest Expectations Special Events & Weddings, Inc. has designed and planned every kind of occasion, from down-home to upscale, intimate to expansive. As one of Chicago’s premiere boutique event planning and design firms, we share our experience and our passion so you can enjoy planning the day of your dreams.
Full service wedding planner. Full line of invitations, including same sex. One of 42 Master Bridal Consultants worldwide. Attention to detial and personalized service are what I pride myself in for the past 16 years of planning weddings and events.
Let’s imagine your wedding day. Are you sitting in a swanky hotel room or in your parents home? Are you sitting in your comfy pajamas or are you dressed to kill? Do you order brunch in or are you having having snacks made for you? I could see all of this and more in your future by allowing us to come to you – the convenience of allowing you to enjoy your day!
Turn-of-the-century elegance and distinctive character make the historic 1893 Newberry Library a perfect venue for weddings. The fully restored Lobby features a romanesque entryway, Art Nouveau chandelier and a broad marble staircase that lends itself beautifully to intimate events such as wedding ceremonies or cocktail receptions. For wedding receptions or larger ceremonies, Ruggles Hall provides a warm and inviting space with views of Washington Square Park and the lights of the Hancock.
Ravenswood Church is a beautiful location for your wedding. Up to 300 guests can be seated comfortably to witness your marriage in a charming atmosphere. The sanctuary’s vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows provide a traditionally elegant atmosphere. The Kilgen Pipe Organ will give a soaring accompaniment to your ceremony. Adjacent reception space in church gym seats 150 comfortably.
See your name in lights! Originally opened in 1913 as Chicago’s first one screen theater, formerly known as The Alvin Theatre. The Shapiro Ballroom has been restored to showcase the charm and elegance of its 20-foot ceilings, vintage marquee sign, and open layout. With our open vendor and BYOB policy we are known for creating a personalized day fit for your budget. Seated capacity is 175.
Set in the heart of Lincoln Park in Chicago, Salvatore’s Ristorante captures the essence of traditional Italian cuisine while presenting couples with a charming and elegant venue to fall in love with. We want to create the vision you have for your event and exceed it. Our event coordinators are here for you from the minute you walk in to see the space until the second you leave after your event.
Christ Church of Chicago is an open and affirming progressive church. We are happy to host your ceremony and Rev. Brandyn Simmons will officiate and work with you to create the ceremony that best fits you.
Our Private Dining Director will coordinate with you to create a one-of-a-kind experience. We’ll attend to every detail so you can spend time with the people who matter most. Book with Fleming’s Steakhouse today, for the finest USDA prime beef steak and wine experience. A steak is never just a steak.
The Field Museum is a stunning and memorable choice for wedding receptions! Stanley Field Hall, our premium event site includes two levels of reception and dining space as well as access to SUE, our world famous T-Rex. Additionally, guests may tour galleries on both levels of the museum or enjoy views of the downtown skyline and Lake Michigan.
St. John’s is a ‘country church’ in the city, an intimate space for 125 guests and a beautiful garden for ceremony and/or reception. We have celebrated LGBT weddings since 2008. Marriage preparation with an Episcopal priest, musician, a mentoring couple, and service planning are included.