Event Rental Services in Illinois

$275 for $500 Worth of Event Planning — Elegance Assured Events

Elegance Assured Events

Redeem from Home

$500 $275

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5 Hours of Event-Planning Services from Fairytales2Dreams Event Planning Compnay (45% Off)

Fairytales2dreams Event Planning Company

Chicago

$150 $83

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150-Minute or Three-Hour BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Color Cocktail Factory (Up to 54% Off)

Color Cocktail Factory

Gallery 408

$65 $32

Instructors with MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago lead laid-back BYOB painting classes at their studio space in Pilsen

$50 for $90 Worth of Catering Services — Meals In A Flash

Meals In A Flash

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$90 $50

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180-Minute Photo Booth Package from Leighton Johnson Photography (45% Off)

Leighton Johnson Photography

Redeem from Home

$750 $413

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Three- or Four-Hour Photo-Booth Rental or Five-Hour Rental with Scrapbook from PhotoClick-Photo Booth (Up to 54% Off)

PhotoClick-Photo Booth

On Location

$825 $399

A modern photo booth spits out unlimited prints in high-resolution color

$429 for a Three-Hour Photo-Booth Rental with Props, Unlimited Photos, and an Attendant from Flashbooth ($1,095 Value)

Flashbooth

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$1,095 $429

Attendants help guests find props and operate the booth, which spits out unlimited black-and-white or color photo strips

Three- or Five-Hour Photo-Booth Rental from Doris Photography (Up to 55% Off)

Doris Photography

On Location

$800 $399

A countdown clock preps guests for four black-and-white or color snapshots; onsite attendant ensures smooth photo sessions

Catering for Up to 10 or 20 from Shugapleez Catering Boutique & Gourmet Truffles (50% Off)

Shugapleez Catering Boutique & Gourmet Truffles

On Location

$250 $125

Easily feed a crowd with delectable bites of balsamic-tomato skewers, spicy-turkey meatballs, and decadent gourmet truffles

Kids' Birthday Party with Hot Dogs, Cupcakes, and Juice for 10 or 20 from Gobble Doggs, LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Gobble Doggs, LLC

On Location

$100 $49

Kids' birthday parties include juicy turkey hot dogs plus chips, juice boxes, and birthday cupcakes

Two- or Four-Hour Upscale Lofted-Event-Space Rental at Ijorere Atelier (Up to 56% Off)

Ijorere Atelier

Elgin

$400 $199

Upscale loft-space hosts baby and bridal showers, corporate functions, meetings, birthday parties, and small weddings in elegant setting

$549 for $999 Worth of Videography Services — Full Video Production Services

Full Video Production Services

Chicago

$999 $549

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$650 for Six Exterior Home Lights and One Transformer from Permalites ($1,500 Value)

Permalites

New Lenox

$1,500 $650

Technicians create a lighting design informed by customer feedback then install six lights and a transformer

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Before moving to Chicago, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh began their culinary careers in New York as a way to support themselves while they looked for work as actors. It wasn’t their acting that brought the duo to stardom, however. Against odds of 10,000 to 1, they sent a tape into the Food Network and, to their surprise, became the first-ever winners of the Next Food Network Star contest, landing their own show on the cable channel. That success enabled them to grow their catering business’s small café into a full-fledged restaurant serving up brunch, lunch, and dinner.

"Our focus is on what we love, which is mid-century food and the American culture of dining, and that kind of collective memory we have . . . taking those recipes and updating them for a modern palate," Steve says. For example, they top sweet potatoes with black-thyme-pepper marshmallows and create corn dogs with rabbit sausage in red-velvet butter. Steve says that they love creating conversation at their tables, especially as guests reminisce about memories evoked by dishes such as tuna noodle casserole and their Hearty mac ‘n’ cheese. "For Dan and I, that's a major part of the dining experience," he says. "If we can get their heads moving as well as their mouths, we feel pretty successful." Their efforts have paid off. "The duo is making magic by keeping it simple," said Phil Vettel in a review on WGN. "There's at least one wow ingredient on every plate. A simple burger is brightened with triple-cream cambozola cheese, sugar-cured bacon, and garlic aioli. Bacon-wrapped shrimp arrives on a pile of wonderful white cheddar grits . . . It's fun and delicious."

Dan heads the kitchen, while Steve forges many of the signature cocktails, aiming to discourage the intimidation that often surrounds craft cocktails. He and Dan even authored a book whose 200+ drink recipes include every cocktail made at Hearty, proving that everyone can make the drinks at home. Steve's even been known to chat up tables in hopes of introducing them to a new drink. "It's amazing, the amount of people who don't think they drink gin—so I have to force them," Steve says. "Once you have a gin that is different than that gin that you drank in the 1980s that was so harsh and juniper-heavy, once you're having one of these new American gins along with just simple fresh citrus and the other spirits… you understand what the fuss is about." He's also curated an exclusively American wine list with bottles from unexpected sources—including Dr. Frank's Salmon Run rkatsiteli from the Finger Lakes in New York, which he calls "floral and highly acidic . . . Everybody loves it."

3819 N Broadway St
Chicago,
IL
US

The family running Bounce U Up understands how important playtime is to a child's development, both mentally and physically. Because of this, they have created a space where children can not only expand their imaginations while scaling a plush wall and crawling through air-filled obstacle courses complete with tunnels and slides, but also burn off excess energy and hone motor skills. The center also accommodates groups looking to celebrate birthdays. Additionally, the center offers private Nerf War Parties—held after hours—where kids bring their own Nerf guns and roam the bounce center freely settling disputes over rights to the jungle gym.

14411 Coil Plus Dr
Plainfield,
IL
US

Snapping professional shots since the early 90s, the photographers of Photo Video Image Productions specialize in bridal and lifestyle portraiture. Whether on-site or in-studio, portrait sessions yield natural-looking photos of kids, couples, and families. The studio also documents wedding days in motion with videography services, which burn precious memories, such as walking down the aisle or sprinting down the aisle, onto film.

7200 Watson's Parish Dr
O'Fallon,
MO
US

At Beautiful Life Photography, clients pose for artfully framed shots taken by a second-generation photographer who specializes in maternity and family portraits. Photographees can smile for expressive senior photos and fun group shots taken either in the studio or with natural lighting outdoors.

6209 Hilly Way
Cary,
IL
US

The photographers at Za’s FotoXpress are equipped with more than precision-engineered cameras: they also bring familiarity with a variety of cultures and traditions. They carry their understanding to birthday parties, weddings, and other milestone events, where they zero in on the spontaneous moments and details that make each gathering unique. Once the last flashbulb has popped, they transform shots into fully edited digital images and slideshows, and can also integrate pictures into websites.

60712 n kilbourn ave
lincolnwood,
IL
US

Each week, just four or five dishes make it onto the chalkboard inside the dining room of Bento Box, a 16-seat pan-Asian eatery with high ceilings, spartan décor, and a BYOB policy. Chef Rick Spiros curates that jotted menu and also brings it to life in the kitchen, conjuring the rich flavors of Singaporean, Vietnamese, and Korean cuisine. Favorites include jidori chicken with creamy lime leaf curry and anise-laced pho with short ribs, a dish named on the Chicago Reader’s "100 best things we ate (and drank) in 2011" list. On frigid Chicago nights, diners can warm up with a Korean specialty that affirmed one Time Out Chicago writer's longtime admiration of Spiros' cooking: "A bento box of bulgogi—juicy, flavorful Korean-style marinated beef—housemade kimchi and a dot of potato salad was all it took to affirm that I hadn’t been stalking Spiros for years for nothing," they wrote.

2246 W Armitage Ave
Chicago,
IL
US