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Banquet & Dining
Byron Colby Barn
The elegant proportions of the Barn’s open, airy space create a warm and inviting atmosphere at this unique Lake County venue. Numerous events including concerts, lectures, workshops and meetings ensure that the Byron Colby Barn remains a vital community amenity, in addition to a restored historic treasure. Country elegance meets modern convenience at the Byron Colby Barn as it also boasts a gourmet catering kitchen, as well as modern restroom facilities and central heating/air conditioning.
The Byron Colby Barn is available for private rentals, and is a very popular wedding venue. The Barn was named the 2011 Best Budget Wedding Venue by Chicago Magazine and one of the 2013 Best Local Place to Get Married in the Daily Herald’ Readers Choice Awards. The Barn can be rented 7 days a week for elegant weddings, bar or bat mitzvahs, professional meetings, intimate concerts, and other events.
Contact: Kim DeRose
Website: prairiecrossing.com/pc/site/barn_about.php
Phone: 847.543.1202

Evergreen Golf Club
Evergreen Golf Club in Elkhorn, WI has a long and rich tradition in Wisconsin Golf as one of the state’s premier places to play and continues to rank as a four star Golf Digest Course. A new clubhouse was recently established now offering the Evergreen Room, a first-class banquet facility and staff. The Evergreen Room along with Grand DJ Entertainment is the perfect setting for your wedding reception including an outdoor patio overlooking the 27 hole golf course and adjoining waterfall.
Contact: Joyce Wilson
Website: evergreengolf.com
Phone: 262.723.5722

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Weddings at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, WI are a wonderful place to say “I do,” complete with breathtaking outdoor surroundings, elegant function space, outstanding cuisine, decadent wedding cakes and attentive service. Whether an intimate or large affair, our wedding specialist will make your special day perfect. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is Lake Geneva’s only AAA 4 Diamond resort. No matter what season, you’ll be inspired by the beauty of Grand Geneva’s exquisite surroundings. Located one hour from Milwaukee and Chicago’s northwest suburbs, Grand Geneva is tucked away on 1300 hundred scenic acres. The resort features 355 newly renovated guest rooms including 51 suites as well as endless activities including golfing, skiing/snowboarding, horseback riding and hiking.
Website: grandgeneva.com
Phone: 262.249.4772

Hyatt Regency Woodfield
Weather you’re looking to plan a small, intimate wedding with close family and friends, or an elegant reception or rehearsal dinner for a large group, let the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg work out all the details for your special day.
Contact: Lauri Hauser
Website: hyattregencywoodfield.com
Phone: 847.517.6913

Kenosha Country Club
Kenosha Country Club is more than just a spectacular golf course. Members and guests of the Club find our newly renovated Clubhouse, our wonderfully warm atmosphere, and the delicious food to be part of a vacation lifestyle that is lived every day. It is a place to enjoy life and all those special events in life. Our Beautiful Grandview Ballroom and Banquet Facilities are available to non-members to host that perfect day. The scenic clubhouse facilities can hold a spectacular wedding for 300 or an intimate dinner for 20, all with our delicious food and impeccable service. There is never any add on charges for linens, set up, bars, cake cutting, or minimums. Let us show you just how wonderful your day can be. Contact Joe Tominaro, Director of Marketing & Sales, at (262) 552-8488 for a private tour or to discuss all the possibilities.
Contact: Joe Tominaro
Website: kenoshacountryclub.com
Phone: 262.552.8488

Maravela’s Fox Lake
Maravela’s elegant banquet hall in Fox Lake, IL celebrates 30 years! There are three separate dining rooms available to host your celebration accommodating from 75 to 400 people. Each room is completely private with your own bar and dance floor. Also available to cater to a location of your choice.
Contact: Maria Deligiannis
Website: maravelas.com
Phone: 847.587.6100

Moccio’s Pizzeria
Bobby V. is back in Highland Park as owner of Moccio’s Pizzeria offering the best pizza on the North Shore! Your choice of dining in or step it up and have Bobby V. personally cater your next event so you can worry about the more important things in life.
Contact: Bobby Vlahos
Website: mocciospizza.com
Phone: 847.831.6900

Steven’s Steakhouse
A Family owned and operated steakhouse with a warm, comfortable setting close to home. Steven’s aims to please. From a wide selection of finely aged steaks and chops to the freshest seafood, extensive wine and martini lists and a staff ready to serve you. Steven’s is the perfect place for you to relax and dine. Book your wedding, anniversary, retirement party, class reunion, or birthday party in the private room today along with Grand DJ Entertainment for an unforgettable event.
Contact: Brad Lehner & Steve Strezo
Website: stevensofgurnee.com
Phone: 847.559.8533

Tammy’s Pizza & Pasta
Since 1995, Tammy’s has been recognized as the premier restaurant destination in Northern Illinois for their thin crust and double-decker pizza’s. The focus to ensure that guests experience a safe, clean, affordable, and memorable atmosphere for any dining need. In addition, Tammy’s provides catering for you special occasion. Cherishing patrons and welcoming future friends!
Contact: Tammy Ruppenthul
Website: tammyspizzapasta.com
Phone: 847.587.7408

Willis Tower
The tallest building in Chicago and a world famous architectural icon, Willis Tower stands 1450 feet and 100 stories tall. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the flexible 99th floor space accommodates 200 seated or 400 reception guests. From corporate meetings to sensational celebrations, choose the venue that defines “Unforgettable”!

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Contact: sales@theskydeck.com
Website: wedding.theskydeck.com
Phone: 312.875.9447


PHOTOGRAPHY
Matt Mason Photography
Lake Geneva is a wedding mecca for couples looking for a beautiful location to be married. Matt Mason Photography serves Lake Geneva and the surrounding region with wedding photography as well as commercial, family and senior portraits. Our approach is to develop a genuine connection with you. As a result images are fresh, fun and full of genuine emotion. Please view our Testimonials to get a sense of why people consistently invest in Matt Mason Photography for their wedding photos. Matt Mason and his team are proud to be Lake Geneva Wedding Photographers. Telling your story is our passion!
Contact: Matt Mason
Website: mattmasonphotography.com
Phone: 262.745.4000

Novo Photography
When it comes to Novo Photography’s clients, the boundaries and limits are pushed which takes the images from being “What Everyone Else Has” to something that’s truly a unique of work. It’s not about simply pressing a button to capture a photo, It’s about taking your moment in time and capturing it as a unique and artistic memory for generation after generation.

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Contact: Mike Novoseletsky
Website: novophotography.com
Phone: 847.791.5209


HOME MAINTENANCE
KH Construction
When it comes to your remodeling needs, KH Construction is what you need. Servicing Lake County and surrounding areas for the last 18 years and counting. Specializing in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, and decks. Overall, an expert in all trades and painting with no job too small or too big.
Contact: Kelly Hamilton
EMail: djtool76@yahoo.com
Phone: 847.553.1371

O.C.D. Home & Office Cleaning
Attention newlyweds with the “Name That Says It All” including a professional staff that loves to clean, clean, and clean until it’s clean! Service packages include Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, or In & Out One Time Cleaning. Call today for your free consultation.

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Contact: Jill Mivshek-Boness
Phone: 847.769.8771


PROPERTIES AND FINANCE
Financial Fitness
Keep your finances in perfect shape! Specialties include financial advice, accounting, and taxes.
Contact: Barbara Mivshek
Phone: 847.662.4967

Mary Marcus Realty
“Purveyor Of Fine Homes for Fine People” Mary Marcus is a highly effective negotiator and communicator and represents her clients with a goal-driven tenacity, compassionate, understanding, and utmost integrity. The combination of these key ingredients has helped her consistently rank among the top 10% agents in her market.
Contact: Mary Marcus
Website: marymarcusrealty.com
Phone: 847.917.0935


ENTERTAINERS
Acoustic featuring David Mivshek
David Mivshek enlivens the scene with alternative rock set in a acoustic guitar mood. Creed, Shinedown, Lifehouse… Are you looking for up to three hours of 1990’s to current popular music sung and played live at your event? Professional sound, Easygoing attitude, and On-time. David looks forward to helping you create desirable acoustics for your event. Some bands he covers are Goo Goo Dolls, The Calling, Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, Staind, Howie Day, and more!
Contact: David Mivshek
Phone: 262.945.9409

Allegro Quartet “Consumate Artists ~ Personal Care”
Residing on the north shore since 1998, conductor / violist / singer Ron Arden realized a vision for high quality string music and together with his violinist wife Cynthia, founded the Allegro Quartet. This professional ensemble provides only degreed, consummate artists with vast orchestral, chamber music, and teaching experience. Dedicated to the highest standard of excellence, the Allegro musicians bring years of quartet experience to you for any number of special events.
Contact: Ron Arden
Website: allegroquartet.net
Phone: 872.746.3472


Hannah Rose Gravelle
Hannah’s passion for playing and teaching the piano has lead to a strong advocate in the wedding industry. Your friends and family will enjoy elegant background music for your ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Hannah is also available for anniversaries, birthday parties, and other special occasions.
Contact: Hannah Rose Gravelle
Website: hharmonies.com
Phone: 847.406.0381

The Steve Meisner Polka Band
Voted Wisconsin’s #1 polka artist for 4 years, Steve Meisner is a multi-talented musician, composer, and arranger. His father, Verne Meisner had a highly successful music career for over 50 years. Steve’s brand of music is extremely versatile and appealing to a wide audience. He has made a name for himself by taking the music he grew up with from his father and adding his own imagination and feeling. He has brought his brand of traditional American polka into the 21st century with a fresh spark and swing while retaining the roots of this music.

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Contact: Steve Meisner
Website: stevemeisner.com
Phone: 262.473.7184


FLORISTS
Trellis
“Making Your Day Beautiful, While Staying in Your Budget!”
Trellis is an event-only florist that specializes in weddings and parties in Illinois and Wisconsin. From your bridal bouquet to the rose petals at your feet, flowers play an essential role in your wedding day festivities! Choosing your wedding flowers is important and will help set the mood and look you are going for. At Trellis, they strive to provide beautiful flowers while staying in your budget of any size.

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Contact: Courtney Pilman
Website: trellisweddings.com
Phone: 815.814.1813


PHOTOBOOTH
FUNI FOTO
“Full Service Photobooth Rental”
At “Funi Foto”, we strive to deliver exceptional entertainment value, high quality photos, and professional services to our clientele by providing authentic, memorable photo booth experience using our designed and hand built amazing LED lighted state-of-the-art booths that will have your party guests raving for a very long time. Our unique booths are attractively designed, professionally crafted, and easy to use. We serve the greater Chicagoland and surrounding areas to meet your needs and demands.

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Contact: Carolyn Szwarc
Website: funifotoinc.com
Phone: 630.842.2014


Wedding Coordinators

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