Vendor Directory
Attire
 

Alexis Kay Designs, Inc.
Big City Designers...Small Town Charm
Supplying bridal gowns for all sizes and budgets.
128 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb; 815-762-6558; AlexisKayDesigns.com

Ducky’s Formal Wear
1000, Tuxedos in stock at each location, special occasion and prom dresses, International Formal Wear Retailer of the Year! 250 East Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, 815-754-7703; www.duckysformalwear.com


Attorney

The Doherty Law Firm
Mark P. Doherty: Civil litigation, real estate transactions, landlord/tenant, condominium & homeowner associations, commercial & residential leases, banking, lending & mortgage foreclosures, estate planning. DeKalb 815-787-6666; St. Charles & Wheaton  630-377-9750; www.dohertylawfirm.com


Banquet/Catering

Aurora Country Club
The impeccable grounds and beautiful views of ACC provide a variety of venues for wedding receptions, bridal showers, social, family or corporate gatherings. Contact us at 630-892-4281; www.auroracc.com

Baker Community Center
St. Charles Park District; newly renovated; weddings, luncheons, meetings, family reunions and special events; 101 S. 2nd St., St. Charles; 630-584-1055; stcparks.org


Belvidere Park District, Baltic Mill

The Historic Baltic Mill, built in 1845, has since been renovated and modernized. It’s beautiful and nestled amongst trees, the river, greenery and nature. Perfect for an outdoor celebration! 920 W. Lincoln Ave., Belvidere; 815-547-9557; belviderepark.org

 

Catering by Diann 
Catering By Diann is a division of Sycamore’s Tom & Jerry’s Restaurant. Customized catering to fit any budget; 815-895-4420; sycamoretomandjerrys.com

Chapel in the Pines Wedding & Banquet Center
Beautiful wedding venue with a white Victorian Chapel, gazebo, banquet hall and lush gardens will make your day memorable. Unique wedding services are included saving you well over $1,000; 815-895-4797; chapelinthepines.com

Country Store & Catering, Inc.
"The Butcher Shop That Cooks" - Wedding catering since 1990. Famous for our quality homemade side dishes. Specializing in stuffed chicken breasts, prime rib, steaks & more. Call 815-899-2333; 456 N. Main St., Sycamore; countrystorecatering.com



DeKalb Park District - The Terrace Room

Located at Hopkins Park. Elegance made affordable; seats up to 200; gorgeous view of park, gazebo & gardens; ample parking; bar service; 815-758-6663 Ext 7274; 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb; dekalbparkdistrict.com

DeKalb Public Library
The Great Hall lends elegance and history to ceremonies while the modern lobby provides a beautiful, spacious layout complete with vaulted ceilings for lively receptions, banquets, and showers for a one-of-a-kind event. Contact Samantha at 815-756-9568, ext 1701 or samanthah@dkpl.org
 
Ellwood House
A grand Victorian mansion built for barbed wire baron Isaac L. Ellwood; Ceremonies in the lovely gardens; small receptions in the Visitor Center. 509 N. First St., DeKalb; 815-756-4609; ellwoodhouse.org

Ellwood Steak and Fish House
Intimate dinners, celebrate with family and friends; Steaks, Seafood, Chops; 2219 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb; 815-901-0270; EllwoodSteakandFishHouse.com

Enticing Cuisine
"When the food really matters..." American Fare, customized meals for weddings, rehearsals, parties; cocktail receptions, dinners and BBQs. 12 S. Water St., Batavia; 630-761-0399; EnticingCuisine.com

Faranda’s Banquets
Newest venue in DeKalb County, award winning cuisine, 5 separate banquet rooms, accommodates 500 guests, 815-981-3304; 302 Grove St., DeKalb; farandas.com

Fatty’s Pub & Grille/Momma Fatty’s Catering
New: The Novak Room - 2,000 sq. ft. banquet facility! Receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, parties; on/off-site catering and rentals; 1312 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb; 815-762-4150; Events@FattysPub.com; FattysPub.com

Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
Modern conveniences surrounded by the beauty of nature, a one-of-a kind event. Ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. 3795 Campton Hills, St. Charles; 630-513-4399; 630-513-4345; stcnature.org

Inboden's Gourmet Meats
Specialty foods store and catering. Butcher, baker, fresh greens and gourmet; plated, buffet or family service. 1106 N. First St., DeKalb; 815-756-5852; MeatPlace.com

K’s Korner – The Loft
Historic renovated barn, seats up to 300 guests, 1920’s bar, winding staircase, music/dance area, hotels nearby, climate controlled. Catering referrals or B.Y.O. food; 815-626-2988; 13030 Galt Rd, Sterling.

Kuipers Family Farm
Orchard events and gatherings, serene venue, elegant rustic-chic ceremony and reception; On and Off-site catering; 815-827-5200; 1N318 Watson Rd., Maple Park; kuipersfamilyfarm.com/weddings-gatherings

Maxsons Restaurant and Riverboat
Glass enclosed river views and sprawling deck, indoor seating up to 260; riverboat dining and events seats up to 149; 1469 N. IL Route 2; Oregon; 815-732-6761; Maxsons.net

MVP Sports Bar
DeKalb County’s only Roof Top Bar & Restaurant, Have your rehearsal dinner on our patio! 124 S. California St., Sycamore; 815-508-8008; www.mvpsycamore.com

NIU Altgeld Hall
Historic renovated “Castle on the Hill" accommodates weddings and banquets up to 350 guests; College Ave. and Castle Dr.; 866-753-0010; go.niu.edu/weddings

NIU Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center
Elegant cathedral-style building, terrace and sculpture gardens perfect for wedding events; seats up to 240 guests. Annie Glidden Rd at Stadium Dr, DeKalb, 866-753-0010; go.niu.edu/weddings

NIU Holmes Student Center 
“From buffets to banquets,” On-site guest rooms, accommodates 1,200 guests; 866-753-0010; go.niu.edu/wedding

NIU Naperville Wedding 
Modern and elegant spaces for ceremony and reception; accommodates up to 230 guests; Diehl Road, Naperville; 866-753-0010; go.niu.edu/wedding

O'Leary's Banquets
With one call you have it all! Banquets, meeting rooms, receptions, private parties, rehearsal dinners; 815-748-0000; olearyspubandgrill.com

Pizza Villa
Banquet facilities for groups up to 80; relaxed atmosphere! Pizza & pasta packages at affordable prices served family style, since 1956, 824 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. 815-758-8116; pizzavilla.com

Regale Center
The Regale Center is in the heart of downtown Sycamore, full bar area, pro music system, prep kitchen, professional grade stage,I-pod hook-up, dance floor. 124 ½ S. California St, 815-508-8008; www.rcsycamore.com

Riverside Receptions & Conference Center
Simply classic. A historic building with beautiful river views, superior food and excellent service are ideal as a peaceful location for any event. 630-262-8371; riversidereceptions.com

Rosita's Mexican Restaurant
Banquet room seats up to 60, bridal and baby showers, birthday celebrations and special events; 642 E. Loincoln Hwy., DeKalb; 815-756-1201; rositas.com

St. Mary’s Memorial Hall
The perfect place for your perfect day. Weddings, showers, luncheons, business meetings; seats up to 350 guests; 322 Waterman St.; Sycamore; 815-895-3275 Ext. 4.; stmarysycamore.com

Sweet Dreams Desserts & Catering, Inc.
Unforgettable desserts & catering for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, holidays, business, entertaining; 815-756-8150; 1969 B. Bethany Rd., Sycamore; sweetdreamdesserts.com

Tom & Jerry's/Catering by Diann
Catering By Diann is a division of Sycamore’s Tom & Jerry’s Restaurant. Customized catering to fit any budget; 815-895-4420; sycamoretomandjerrys.com

Taxco Restaurant
Great place for your wedding rehearsal, dinner and Sunday weddings. Seats up to 125 guests; full service banquet catering, bar service, and tequila bar. Serving the community for 25 years; 223 W. State, downtown Sycamore; 815-895-2545; taxcorestaurant.com


Bridal Expos

The detailed listing is on the website under the tab "Bridal Expos" or see the latest edition of The Bridal Guidehttp://nibridalguide.com See page 36-37

Complete Wedding Expo
August 26 - Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. The Bridal Event of the Year! A full day of over 150 wedding professionals - on-trend ideas - local & nataional experts - exciting products & services in the Chicagoland area. A designer runway fashion show. See the complete listing of expos for more show dates. Contact marilyn at 847-254-0621; TheCompleteWeddingExpo.com

Northern Illinois Bridal Expo
Presented by Alexis Kay Bridal; Expo - January 20, 2019; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.;
NIU Holmes student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom, DEKalb; 815-762-6558,
NorthernIllinoisBridal Expo.com


Cakes and Sweets

Hopper's Poppers Gourmet Popcorn & Candy
Pre-package and bulk popcorn. 420 W. State St., Sycamore, 108 N. 4th St, Oregon; 815-762-5442; hopperspoppers.com

Sweet Dreams Desserts & Catering, Inc.
Unforgettable desserts & catering for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, holidays, business, entertaining; 1969 B. Bethany, Sycamore; 815-756-8150; sweetdreamdesserts.com


Chapel

Chapel in the Pines Wedding & Banquet Center
Beautiful wedding venue with a white Victorian wedding chapel, wedding gazebo, banquet hall and lush gardens waiting to make your day memorable. Unique wedding services are included saving you more than $1000; 815-895-4797; www.chapelinthepines.com


Cleaning

Quinlan’s Cleaning Service
Most thorough cleaning ever or it's free! Carpet, Rugs, Upholstery, Floor Tile, Air Ducts and Dryer Vents. Since 1945. 815-756-5361; quinlans.org


Decorating

Delano's Home Decorating
We have been decorating area homes since 1945. Delano's offers a great selection of flooring, window treatments, cabinets, and wall coverings. 815-756-2951; www.delanoshomedecorating.com


Dry Cleaners

Greenacre Cleaners
For 90 years we have professionally cleaned & preserved bridal gowns. We press gowns & attire to perfection before the big day. Two DeKalb area locations to serve your needs; 1334 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, 888-828-7888, 815-758-6623;


Entertainment: Musicians-Deejays-Live Music

Energized entertaniment

A full-service DJ company. Specializing in weddings, with over 20-years in the entertainment industry. We want to personalize your day with a meeting, tips & planning guide for you, from start to finish. Insured. State of the art equipment. Bill O’Connell; 815-757-8225; DJ@energizedentertainment.com

Premier Entertainment
Chicagoland's Premier Wedding D. J. Service, Wedding Wire Couples Choice recipient for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Up-lighting, memory kiosk, confetti cannon, day of wedding coordination, fully insured; 630-450-7106; www.premier-dj.net


Engraving, Gifts, Favors 

Invitations By Megan
Quite Personally! A collection of fine accessories, gifts and favors with a personalized touch. 815-739-9937; invitationsbymegan.carlsoncraft.com


Health, Beauty & Spa

Hauser-Ross Medical Aesthetics
Meet our licensed skin specialists or physicians; consultations, surgical procedures, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, exfoliating, specialty products and more. 815-756-8571; 1630 Gateway Drive, Sycamore, IL; hauser-ross.com

One Salon & Bridal Company
Absolute elegance in bridal hair and makeup, also on location, Micro blading 3D semi-permanent eyebrows. The Knot Best of Weddings; 930 West Main St., St. Charles; (630) 587-0111; onebridalcompany.com

 





YMCA
Planning a wedding? Exercise is a proven way to boost your energy level & reduce stress. $10 joining fee for an adult membership; $20 joining fee for a family membership, Expires Dec. 31, 2018. Variety of activities; over 40 Free fitness classes; 2500 W. Bethany Rd., DeKalb; 815-756-9577; www.kishymca.org


Hotels/Lodging

Comfort Inn & Suites, Geneva
Packages for bridal groups, corporate, leisure and sports. Complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-FI, parking, indoor pool and fitness center; Award recipient, 630-208-8811; comfortinngeneva.com

Comfort Inn & Suites, Rochelle
Newly renovated! Rochelle’s only full service hotel, 93 spacious guest rooms, 1 & 2 bedroom suites, group rates, Mention display ad: receive a FREE 1 bdrm honeymoon suite w/hot-tub. 1133 North 7th Street, Rochelle, 815-562-5551; HotelRochelle.com

Hampton Inn DeKalb
DeKalb's newest hotel; group rates; near NIU and downtown; mention ad for discount; 663 S. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb; 815-748-4323; dekalb.hamptoninn.com

NIU Holmes Student Center
High rise hotel with magnificent views, 78 rooms plus suites, banquet rooms and restaurants "from buffets to banquets;" accomodates 50 - 1,200 guests; weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers; 815-753-1744 event reservations; 815-753-1444 hotel reservations; niu.edu/hsc

Quality Inn of Sycamore
Recently renovated! Weddings - Ask for group rates; “Q” hot breakfast; indoor heated pool & spa; whirlpool suites; free wireless internet & cable. 1475 S. Peace Road, Sycamore 815-895-4979; qualityinn.com


Invitations

Invitations By Megan
Trending: Pocket Invitations! Large variety: Letter Press, Pocket & Standard invitations! Save-the-date, Ooh La color napkins, shimmering cupcake wraps, reception favors, wedding programs, stationery & gifts. See & feel the paper quality; discounts available. Jill Doherty: 815-756-8049; Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/nibridalguidewww.invitationsbymegan.cceasy.com


Lighting

Premier Entertainment
Chicagoland Premier Wedding D. J. Service, Wedding Wire Couples Choice recipient for 2015, 2016, 2017. Up-lighting, memory kiosk, confetti cannon, day of wedding coordination, fully insured; 630-450-7106; www.premier-dj.net


Limousines – Transportation

Hub Shuttle Transportation Inc.
Transportation for all occasions: airport, wedding & honeymoon, bachelor, bachelorette, sporting & concert events. Call 815-562-0100; mobile at 815-558-5671; 901 S. 7th St, Rochelle; hubshuttleinc.com



N.I.C.E. TLC Travel Limo Company
Special Events & Transportation - the perfect ride for you; Honeymoons & destination weddings; Travel & vacation deals; Michael Embrey AT M.Embrey@funMEevents; 815-758-0197

Photography

The Artistic Edge Photography
Jennifer Hagmeyer & Associates; photos with an artistic flair; full day coverage; wedding & engagement specials; black & white portraits; 815-739-5248; theartisticedgephoto.com

Brett Paul Photography
Weddings, events, seniors & family portraits; PPANI-Professional Photographers Association of N. IL; Videography; Bdpaul1@comcast.net; 815-762-2390; brettpaulphotography.com

Katherine M Photography
Specializing in weddings, portraits and events – striving to capture every magnificent moment. Northern Illinois to Western Kentucky to almost anywhere else; 815-757-3018; KatherineMphoto@gmail.com; KatherineMphotography.com

kyler photography

Kyler Photography
20-plus years of experience photographing weddings with a traditional class and creative style! Located at 300 State, Rt 38, Malta; 815-825-2216; KylerPhotography.com


Photo Booth

The Little House Picture Booth
We'll bring our rustic charm, you make the memories! 833-TJE-LHPB; thelittlehousepicturebooth.com


Professional Services

The Doherty Law Firm

Mark P. Doherty: Civil litigation, real estate transactions, landlord/tenant, condominium & homeowner associations, commercial & residential leases, banking, lending & mortgage foreclosures, estate planning. DeKalb 815-787-6666; St. Charles & Wheaton 630-377-9750; dohertylawfirm.com

Farmers Insurance
Consolidate and update your policies with Ryan Braden; 2128 Midland Court, Sycamore; 815-787-8280 (call or text); agents.farmers.com/il/sycamore/ryan-braden


Rental

Big John
For the comfort of your guests at your beautiful outdoor wedding...Deluxe Wedding Units; 815-946--2813; 800-698-6928 toll free; www.bigjohnusa.com

Midwest Tents & Events
Your premier event partners from start to finish.; Featuring a rental showroom with a large and diverse inventory. Serving Northern Illinois from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan; 1300 S. 7th Street, DeKalb; 877-388-8368; rentmidwesttents.com


Service Organization
 
Daughters of the American Revolution 
Celebrating Illinois' Bicentennial! Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your family tree? Serving its community, schools, military and veterans.
GeneralJohnStarkNSDAR@gmail.com


Travel

N.I.C.E. TLC Travel Limo Company
Special Events & Transportation - the perfect ride for you; Honeymoon * destinatin weddings, travel & vacation deals; Michael Embrey at M.Embrey@FunMEevents; 815-758-0197


Videography

Brett Paul Photography and Videography
Weddings, events, seniors & family portraits; PPANI-Professional Photographers Association of N. IL; Bdpaul1@comcast.net; 815-762-2390; www.brettpaulphotography.com


Wedding Officiants

Wedding Day Officiant
500 plus weddings officiated. Personalized wedding ceremonies; 815-970-1570, www.WeddingDayOfficiant.com
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