First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS on this special time in your life! From the magical moment you become engaged, leading right up to your Wedding Day, you will likely experience a roller coaster ride of emotions: From complete bliss and excitement all the way to pressure over budget. We believe that every couple deserves to enjoy this experience and are comprehensively dedicated to taking the complexities out of your planning equation. Whether you are a dynamic duo who simply needs a Month-Of Coordinator, a destination wedding or multicultural couple with questions at every angle, a busy power couple with zero time to plan, or you simply want the all-star Full Planning treatment, Marquette Avenue Events is equipped with all of the resources that you will need. So kick back, relax and enjoy the wedding of your dreams!

With luxury planning experience since 2004, Marquette Avenue Events was founded by Brianne Garritano in 2011 with the intention of offering a truly customized approach to planning as well as aligning the needs of her clients with her network of event partners for the best possible fit. Her expertise is vast and from coordinating wedding and events of 1500+ attendees, all the way to intimate elopements, Brianne and her team are equipped with a strong knowledge base and artistic vision to make every experience for clients exquisitely styled, timeless and executed flawlessly. They are known for their devout work ethic, strong detail-orientation, successful client and vendor relationships - over a decade in the making!

For Team MAE, the wedding planning threshold is limitless! It's easy to get lost and even a bit overwhelmed in the wide stratosphere that has become events and weddings these days. Marquette Avenue Events is dedicated to the art of story telling and aims to provide clients insight and inspiration along the way. Their vision has been regarded as "off-the-charts", but the overaching goal is grounded and very simple: To provide their esteemed couples with essential tools and take-a-ways to elevate their celebration to the next level. All this while creating memories to hold onto long after your big night has ended.


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I used their services for my wedding

After much deliberation on whether or not I needed a planner, my now husband scheduled an appointment with a local big group planning company that in short, I absolutely hated.  Compromising that a planner was necessary, I somehow had the fortune of finding MAE through references on beautiful Instagram posts of weddings I wished we could imitate.  Brianne's team seemed to host the most beautiful weddings, and that is how we first found MAE.  Since our initial meeting, we were in love.  Professional, tactful, and with excellent taste, her team helped us execute the most perfect reception.  There were, of course, numerous mishaps, but somehow Brianne had already caught them and was in the process of getting it fixed before I was even aware of the situation.  I was so incredibly stressed throughout my entire engagement planning the wedding, but my wedding day was so relaxed and wonderful.  MAE truly was such a big part of that and we can't thank them enough.  I  would refer them to anyone in a heartbeat!

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I used their services for my wedding

Brianne and her team were so incredibly professional, and thought of details that would never have even crossed my mind to make our wedding day perfect. Her level of organization and coordination with all of the other vendors made it so that on our wedding day, we didn’t have to do anything besides enjoy ourselves. She also has great connections in the industry, and is able to make vendor suggestions and work with them to get the price to work within your budget. She kept everything on track with weekly calls leading up to the wedding, and I was infinitely less stressed because of her work. Not to mention, she’s a ton of fun! Love love love the Marquette Avenue Events team and would HIGHLY recommend!!  

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I used their services for my wedding

We hired MAE for our wedding and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. We chose the “partial planning” package and worked with them for several months prior to our September 2017 wedding.  The MAE team was phenomenal.  Specifically, we worked with Brianne, Becca and Michelle.  We had weekly calls with their team to ensure that we stayed on track.  In addition, MAE had calls with our vendors, toured potential rehearsal dinner locations, created customized schedules for our vendors/bridal party, and provided guidance on numerous decisions (e.g., invitations, décor, transportation). They organized a walk-through with all of our vendors a few weeks before the wedding.  Finally, Becca and Michelle were extraordinarily helpful during the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding

On a personal note, Brianne, Becca and Michelle are extremely friendly and easy to work with.  They provided reassurance, fixed problems and tied up loose ends.  Remarkably, my wife and I were very relaxed during the week of the wedding because we knew MAE had our back. If you are a busy professional, I cannot overstate the importance having a team like MAE by your side.  We are extremely grateful to MAE for helping us plan a seamless wedding.

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1243 S. Wabash #201 60605 Chicago (312) 585-7265