5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Venue

February 20, 2018 | Paramount Events, Party Planning, Venue Category, Weddings


Lindsey Kay Photography at Chicago History Museum

Photo by Lindsey Kay Photography at The Chicago History Museum


Now that you find yourself with a ring on your finger it’s time to find that perfect place you’ll say “I DO”, “I WILL” and “YES- I’ll have another glass of champagne” at.  To help you get started we’ve compiled 5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Venue: 


Budget Talk


Have the important talk about what each contributing financial member is comfortable spending. Your venue & catering is a large % of your budget, so having at least an idea from the beginning will help.


Details, Details, Details!


When looking into a potential wedding venue include as many details as you can (thinking about having your ceremony onsite, sold on doing a band) include everything!


What can you do for us?


When touring the space ask what additional items your venue can help with. Such as vendor recommendations, catering, rentals, etc. This helps streamline the amount of work you must do in the end.


Don’t Overdo It


Schedule 2-3 venue tours per day (if you are a weekend wedding warrior) anything more and you’ll risk over scheduling and probably forget which venues had what great feature. And don’t forget rule #455—lunch breaks are a must!


Narrow Down Your Top 2


Once you have completed all your venue tours, narrow it down to your top 2 and do a quick pro/con list. But ultimately ask yourself in the space if you can picture celebrating you big day there.

So there you have it future brides and grooms- Now you are primed and ready to take wedding planning by the horns! Start finding the perfect place for your I Do’s by browsing our comprehensive database of Chicago venues along with our Pinterest board highlighting different spaces around town.


Need more direction? We’re always here to help! Drop us a line at info@paramounteventschicago.com

2018 Spring Trends and Event Inspiration

February 28, 2018 | Décor, Garden, Paramount Events, Paramount Events Inspiration, Party Planning, Seasonality, Venue Category, Weddings

After a long winter here in Chicago, Spring is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Our team of trend forecasters and event experts have gathered upcoming motifs from near and far to take things like the Pantone Color of the Year, New York Fashion Week, and the upcoming royal wedding to show you how they influence our menus, and can inspire your upcoming Spring wedding or event.