Cameron’s Catering burst onto the Champaign scene in October 1994. Ever since Cameron’s has been guaranteeing the best possible food and service
With this homespun philosophy as our guide, Cameron’s takes great care and interest in perfecting every aspect of your event—as though it were our own.
Full service catering & rental company in Chicago. Conn’s Catering provides the highest degree of customer satisfaction at all times. We pride ourselves in our intensity and our attention to detail. We change our menus often to express seasonality and creativity. Uniformed attendants, bartenders and executive chefs are also available to manage your event. Fully Licensed to sell and serve alcohol.
Our professional servers and bartenders will help make your DIY wedding dreams come true! We can set up your ceremony and reception space exactly to your vision, handle any type of food or bar service (including specialty cocktails), and make sure that your venue is spotless at the end of the night. Our staff will add that extra touch of luxury to your special day!
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.
The Standing Room Only Orchestra is one of Chicago’s most versatile wedding bands, providing superb musicians for your wedding reception or other special event. Available in a variety of different sizes to suit your needs, the Standing Room Only Orchestra will keep your guests dancing and having fun for hours! Our talented and inspired musicians love to perform a wide variety of music.
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.
Chicago’s go-to company for all things musically creative. Bill provides a unique conceptual vision of how to sidestep the conventional. His band, the Bill Pollack Orchestra featuring The Move, has been featured at countless corporate events, weddings and galas for the likes of the Chicago Symphony and the Joffrey Ballet.
Whether you’re blending cultures or just lives, your wedding will be a mix of traditions and modern twists. And mixing’s what we do. Bring your ideas and concerns; we’ll build a plan to match. Go DJ-only, or include live jazz or a pop-strings ensemble. Personal service for your personal celebration. Watch video at our website.
Lake County’s top entertainment service. DJs, photobooth and uplighting services for any occasion from 25- 2,500. Our Gay Friendly service holds a hold a month showcase for you to “try it, before you buy it”.
Let me introduce myself, I am a Wedding DJ/Singer, Jerry Armstrong. I am a professional, I’ve been providing wedding entertainment for over 20 years. As a DJ, I play a variety of music, or can play exactly the type of music you are looking to hear. I have a great sound system and lighting/effects. I am also a singer impressionist (sound like the real thing, solo act)
MDM Entertainment is a Chicago disc jockey company specializing in contemporary and elegant wedding receptions for Chicagoland’s LGBT community. All of our DJs, technicians and staff are excited and honored to celebrate with you on your wedding day and to provide you with exemplary entertainment.
Ultimate Rental Services, Inc. provides unsurpassed rental equipment and services to the event industry around Chicago and Suburbs. This full service rental company is equipped to handle almost every need from pick-up rental and set up/tear down to superior event planning services with excellent customer service. When it comes to your event, if it is a graduation party, wedding, or special event.
Town & Country Gardens has been providing wedding & special occasion flowers for over 35 years. From gorgeous bridal bouquets and stunning ceremony decor, to elegant reception centerpieces and floral favors, Town & Country Gardens’ talent & creativity ranks among the best in the Chicago-land area.
Travel Leaders has been assisting travelers for nearly 30 years. We have established relationships in the travel industry that enable us to offer you special offers and amenities you won’ find anywhere else – even online. We have the education and the experience to ensure you enjoy exceptional travel experiences throughout your lifetime.
That Travel Lady is a full service travel agent who has a passion for helping busy professional couples realize their dream destination wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway. My passion for travel has lead me to the joy of helping others experience the world.
Vargo’s Dance is located in historic downtown Geneva. We specialize in private lessons that are tailored to student’s needs, providing the perfect preparation for a wedding, romantic surprise or a new found. We also offer group classes which are a fun opportunity to learn a few steps with friends or family. Every instructor at the studio is friendly, patient and passionate about teaching.
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
Certified Celebrant and Wedding Officiant. I both officiate and design same-gender ceremonies. There are only a few occasions in life that are momentous. It will be my pleasure and honor to work with you as we create a personalized ceremony which will reflect your most sincere wishes and desires. Together we will unfurl a beautiful memory!
$249.00 in Dupage County (other areas small travel fee may apply) 29 years experience. Choose all the words of your ceremony. Read our reviews on WeddingWire. Contact me directly to set up a personal appointment,
Open Prairie Church is a fellowship of progressive Christians who believe that God’s love embraces all persons equally. We not only proclaim but also deliberately practice an extravagant hospitality that invites and welcomes persons of every gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, economic status and ability. Open & Affirming.
If you’re looking for an exciting way to make your special celebration spectacular you’ve come to the right place. Lovely Day Photo Works will bring its full service photo booths to your event, and you and your guests will enjoy hours and hours of good times. Just smile for the camera and moments later your photo strips or photo grids will be ready to enjoy!
Specializing in candid, photojournalistic photography, I strive to capture the moments of your special day as they happen. I am LGBT friendly and happy to serve people of all races and religions. 2015 will mark my 10th year of shooting weddings in Central Illinois.
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.
Milestone Photo & Video has pleased over 3000 couples since 1984. We combine creativity, innovation, experience and Technology to give ALL couples the best in Wedding photography, videography and also photo booth. We have done same sex weddings as early as 1994. Milestone believes in marriage equality for all couples regardless of sexual orientation.
Weddings with me at DeAnda Photography are a great experience all around. (If I don’t say so myself) I know how much effort it took to put this milestone event together and it is important for you both to feel as stress-free as possible when it comes to your photography.
Nathaniel and Lisa West have more than two decades of combined experience as wedding photojournalists, and they love to capture once-in-a-lifetime moments to tell the story of your wedding experience through pictures, emphasizing candid photos and artistic portraits of the couple but not overlooking the more “traditional” group and family photos.
Allusion is a fine art wedding photography studio based in Oak Brook, IL. Our images have been described as candid, emotional, magazine/artistic, romantic & airy. We love making real connections with my couples and bringing out their personalities in our portraits.
Our goal is to convey your special day in a fashion that produces a still or moving storybook of your wedding beyond expectations and will become an instant heirloom piece in your family for generations to enjoy.
LMP is a Chicago Metro area wedding and portrait photographer. We are a creative wedding photography team for the modern couples because we believe that beautiful moments deserve beautiful photographs. Let us document your life’s moments and create an unforgettable art album for you both to remember this special day!!
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.
Recognized by the Association of Bridal Consultants, the International Special Events Society, and certified by the Gay Wedding Institute, owner Cindy Shanholtz has planned over 330 unforgettable weddings, and coordinated several commitment ceremonies prior to the legalization of gay marriage in Illinois.
LifesCelebrations inc. believes strongly that love is love. Enough said…. We would love to help you plan and celebrate the joining of two people in love. We will listen to your vision and make it happen. We know that your time is precious and that is why we are going to take the pressure off of you and create what you want. LifesCelebrations inc. is a Chicago based event firm here for you.
An Affair to Remember is a full-service company that provides complete consulting services for weddings of all types. It was developed with one goal in mind, to deliver a stress-free wedding by helping couples plan, coordinate, and deliver the wedding of their dreams.
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!
Invite as many as 450 guests to your wedding with our three ballrooms and 15,000 sq ft of versatile event space. Our hotel is ideally located just 20 minutes away from the Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), 45 minutes from ORD, and 15 miles from downtown. We offer a complimentary scheduled airport shuttle service to/from MDW.
Alto Vineyards is the oldest, most award winning winery in Southern Illinois, nestled in the Shawnee National Forest in the town of Alto Pass. With many different venues on premise, we can offer every couple a unique wedding experience.
Brookfield Zoo is a unique and beautiful place to host a wedding and reception that guests will talk about for a lifetime. Extraordinary experiences, such as cocktails among exotic animals, elegant dining, and exceptional culinary delights, will provide an unforgettable setting, as well as an amazing experience for your friends and family.
From classic and casual, to elaborate and formal, Events at Refinery is the perfect location for your Special Day! With a ballroom of 7000 sq ft of solid maple flooring, floor to ceiling windows and mirrors, and seating up to 470, we will provide you with the perfect canvas to create the Ceremony and Reception of your dreams here at the Refinery!
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.
On the most important day of your life, why not choose a wedding venue as unique as you? The dramatic design of our Grand Ballroom features a sloped ceiling, lush colors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Visit us at Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile and discover why Life is Magnifique in Chicago!
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.
The breathtaking Hilton Orrington in Evanston has a room to suit everyone’s tastes. From the historic Heritage Ballroom, embellished with 1920’s crown molding and Baccarat crystal chandeliers, to the Grand Orrington Ballroom, perfect for those who love to make a grand entrance by descending a beautiful and historic sweeping grand staircase. For a smaller wedding, the 9th floor Promenade, with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of Lake Michigan, is a unique reception space.