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Still need to plan your holiday party? Mix and mingle at The Smith on Lake! You bring the guests, we’ll handle the hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.


We absolutely LOVE this time of year! From sit down dinners to cocktail parties, all celebrations will be merry & bright. Thanks to Michigan Avenue Magazine for suggesting our space for holiday parties. See below or click here to see the full feature!


Michigan Ave Press

For the holidays and beyond, The Smith on Lake is a top choice. Click here to learn more.


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Killing the Velvet Game

December 19, 2018 | Décor

Velvet is back. This rich fabric isn’t an old '70s fad anymore, and we’re seeing details of it pop up all over at this year’s weddings and events. Here are some of our favorite ways to incorporate touches of velvet.

Make the Most of Your Linens

December 12, 2018 | Décor, Weddings

Table linens are something that can add a lot of color and character to your event. Most people don’t anticipate the large expense of renting large amounts of table linens though, so here are a few ways to make the most of your linen choices if you’re on a budget.

2019 Pantone Color of the Year

December 11, 2018 | Décor

As 2018 nears its end, our team of event experts and trend forecasters at Paramount Events are looking forward to a new year of weddings, events, and venues inspired by the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral. This beautiful color is meant to invoke warmth and nourishment while symbolizing a fusion of modernity with nature-inspired authenticity.