Entertainment in Batavia

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Studio 3 Productions documents and enhances weddings with an arsenal of services that includes photography, videography, DJing, and lighting. A team of photographers and videographers carefully documents each wedding-day tradition, from the exchange of rings to the firing of the flower girl out of a cannon, producing keepsakes that range from simple scrapbooks to high-tech films replete with montages and other special effects. Meanwhile, the company’s LED lighting can add pizzazz to receptions, with curious customers able to view a small-scale simulation in advance at the studio.

Alternatively, portrait sessions at Studio 3’s studio or on location capture authentic flashes of subjects’ personalities as they pose solo, with loved ones, or with pets. After shoots, the studio’s framing services accent prints, equipping subjects with a high-quality wall decoration to replace their collection of unpaid parking tickets.

304 E Side Dr
Geneva,
IL
US

Unique Party Rental outfits soirees with the materials needed to zestfully and safely trip the light fantastic. Hosts can fully furnish a celebration with the shop's wide inventory of cocktail tables ($9 each for 30" or 36" round tables), bar stools ($5 each), and high chairs ($8.75 each)—modern-day thrones designated for heirs apparent and pie-eating contest winners. Martini shakers ($3 each) and vintage streetlights ($50 each) dignify cocktail parties with old world charm, and SnoKone machines ($35 each) and ice scoops ($0.75 each) make appropriate additions to youthful pool parties or Titanic-themed shindigs. Unique Party Rental has been operating since 2003, and its owner, Dee Wichman, has more than 10 years of party-supplying experience under her belt and between her toes.

1900 E Tyler Rd
Saint Charles,
IL
US

In a two-performance exhibition of sweeping set pieces geared toward enchanting children and adults alike, Salt Creek Ballet presents selections from The Sleeping Beauty with special visits from characters such as Little Red Riding Hood and Puss 'n Boots. The folkloric superstars are attending the wedding of Princess Aurora, who has just emerged from her bed after years of attempting to follow up Pet Sounds. For these evenings of fantasy, the company does a pas de deux with guest artists Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov, principals of the Colorado Ballet. An all-ages academy of kinetics since 1985, Salt Creek Ballet's alums have gone on to grace the stages of the Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Radio City Music Hall, and Cirque du Soleil.

1040 Dunham Rd
Saint Charles,
IL
US

Established: 1980

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Pro Tip: Our main focus is to entertain our customers and guests.

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1007 Sandpiper Court
Bartlett,
IL
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: [Wear] activewear shoes and clothing [and] have water available.

Lisle
Lisle,
IL
US

Olan Mills Inc. provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to re-create the look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.

815 S Randall Rd
Elgin,
IL
US