This summer’s New To The Scene highlights our favorite additions to the Chicagoland scene, from the recently opened to new renovations or big changes. Stay in the loop and check out these fresh picks!
The Graceful Ordinary
3 E. Main St. | St. Charles, IL 60174 | 331.235.5803 | thegracefulordinary.com
From its riverfront location to its acclaimed chef, this newly opened restaurant and event venue in downtown St. Charles is anything but ordinary. In a sophisticated setting along the scenic Fox River, rustic fare from Executive Chef Chris Curren dazzles. Their chef-driven cuisine is centered around the kitchen’s wood-burning hearth with a menu of elevated, yet approachable tavern fare. The Graceful Ordinary is the ideal setting for all your wedding celebrations, with 4,700 square feet of interior space and 2,200 square feet of waterfront terrace space outside. Unforgettable views, chef-driven cuisine and gracious hospitality — The Graceful Ordinary is the memorable backdrop to your life’s special events.
Photo by Matthew Reeves
6430 Hamlin Ave. | Lincolnwood, IL 60712 | 224.251.7614 | lolavalentina.com
Lola Valentina is revolutionizing fine linen rentals and event branding by offering access to original designs and fully custom options for all your event rental needs, including tablecloths, table runners, decor placemats, napkins and more. There is a full team of designers in-house, so customers can access fresh and exclusive designs without any limitations. All items are environmentally conscious and proudly crafted in the U.S.
Photo by Jessica Lorren
WarPaint International Beauty Agency
On-site Beauty. Whenever. Wherever. | Chicago, IL | 917.740.2896 | warpaintinternational.com
WarPaint International Beauty Agency is an on-site “beauty-on-demand” agency. We specialize in intimate, luxurious, on-location wedding hair and makeup experiences in Chicago. We know weddings! With thousands of happy brides serviced over 10 years in business, we are true professionals that strive to make your day flawless. Our team of hand-selected and experienced Artisans are passionate about perfecting your special day. WPI Artisans are interviewed, technically tested, receive ongoing education, are nationally background-checked for your safety and expected to have the highest standard of sanitary practices. WarPaint International is the ultimate symbol of luxury and excellence in hair and makeup artistry.
Avli on The Park
180 N. Field Blvd. | Chicago, IL 60601 | 312.600.9997 | avli.us
Avli on The Park opened in May 2021 and is centrally located in Chicago with easy access to hotels, Maggie Daley Park and all the city has to offer. Curate the perfect destination-style celebration in downtown Chicago with stunning rooftop cabanas, skyline views, a beautiful private banquet room in the main hall and more. Along with contemporary Greek cuisine and a lively beverage program, Avli on The Park is an unparalleled choice for group dining, birthdays, celebrations and events that’ll transport your guests seamlessly to a seaside resort in Greece.
Photo by Mac Yellek
675 S. River St. | Batavia, IL 60510 | 630.940.8987 | revelry675.com
From Exceptional Events by Shuki Moran comes Revelry 675, a new and elegant wedding and events venue. Located along the Fox River in the heart of Batavia, Revelry 675 boasts a luxurious and spacious 8,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor property. Just as the name “Revelry” implies, the venue is synonymous with dancing, festivities and celebrating the night away in style. Adorned with gold starburst chandeliers, white marble flooring and an outdoor patio with strung bistro lights, this newly renovated space has found new vibrancy. With an established presence as a luxury and celebrity event planner, Shuki Moran knows how to host an unforgettable fete, and this new venue continues that legacy.
Photo by Lynette McCarthy Photography
voco Chicago Downtown
350 W. Wolf Point Plaza | Chicago, IL 60654
Hotel: 312.836.5000 | Catering: 312.529.1124 | vocohotels.com/chicagoil
Chicago’s newest wedding venue, voco Chicago Downtown, is located at the confluence of the Chicago River on iconic Wolf Point. Defined by Chicago’s urban style and an unrivaled location at the heart of River North, The Loop and Fulton Market, voco Chicago Downtown features dazzling city and river views from the 15th floor of 350 North Orleans. The venue offers three upscale ceremony and reception spaces — two with floor-to-ceiling windows — and warm and inviting guest rooms for you and your guests. Whatever you need, they’ve got it covered.
City Cruises Chicago
600 E. Grand Ave. | Chicago, IL 60611 888.741.0282 | citycruises.com/chicago
Whether enjoying the breathtaking cityscape while cruising the Chicago River or the city’s striking skyline from Lake Michigan, you’ll love Chicago’s most unique and elegant wedding venue. Say your vows aboard the Spirit of Navy Pier, the newly renovated tri-deck vessel expanded to provide ample space for cocktail hour, formal dining and dancing. The rooftop bar has been completely reimagined to create a luxurious top-deck lounge with photo-perfect, open- air views. Relax and let their complimentary event planners provide City Cruises’ signature service, delicious dining, custom décor and distinctive entertainment. Bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties or post-wedding brunches — the event of your dreams is waiting on the water!
Photo by Photography by Lauryn
Copper Fox by FoxFire
477 S. 3rd St. | Geneva, IL 60134 331.248.0422 | copper-fox.com
Copper Fox by FoxFire is one of the newest, most complete event spaces in downtown Geneva. FoxFire, being well known since 2003, has always had requests for larger parties, so the family owned, small business decided it was time to take the event venue world by storm. With over 20 years of event experience, and a full remodel inside and out, Copper Fox was born. They offer full catering, event décor and design, indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces, and a team of professional event staff. Their Event Coordinator will be with you from the beginning of planning, through to the big day and will assist you in planning the wedding day of your dreams.
Photo by B&B Photography
Wedding Design Studio by 1440 Event Design
5514 Lincoln Ave. | Lisle, IL 60532 630.946.6807 | weddingdesignstudiochicago.com
The Wedding Design Studio is a 7,000-square-foot space created by 1440 Event Design. A collaborative concept, drawing together a group of industry experts and artists with decades of experience in wedding, floral and decor design, bridal gowns, and custom design and alterations. WDS Chicago offers full-service event design and production alongside an expansive collection of designer gowns in a one-stop shop for all things bridal. Offering a sense of genuine expertise and enthusiasm, specializing in thorough and informative service, the WDS team invites you to discover “Your Wedding Wonderland.”
Photo by Marcello Rodarte
The Matrix Club
808 S. Route 59 | Naperville, IL 60540 630.581.7200 | matrixvenue.com
The Matrix Club is a new premier wedding, banquet, convention and performance venue, opening in the summer of 2022. Their talented and versatile events team creates exquisite engagement and wedding ceremonies for diverse cultures. Award-winning chefs create world- class culinary delicacies from around the world in their in-house state- of-the-art kitchens. Your wedding should transcend your expectations and The Matrix Club’s goal is to make that happen. Delivering an immersive experience, it’ll be unique and one that’ll linger with you and your guests for years to come. Details matter, and The Matrix Club will take care of every single one for you.
The Moment on Main
122 N. Main St. | Wheaton, IL 60187 630.433.8906 | themomentonmain.com
The Moment on Main is the new urban event venue located within the heart of downtown Wheaton. Offering modern elegance with a minimal design concept, the venue’s goal is to inspire couples with personalized planning so their vision becomes a reality. Creating a venue that is carte blanche was and is their core inspiration to everything they do. The experienced and talented vendors partnering with The Moment on Main will ensure each wedding is perfected and a moment in time to remember forever. Outside of their four walls, The Moment on Main is surrounded by beautiful city parks, urban streetscapes, eateries and bars to enhance your wedding getaway experience.
Photo by Photography By Lauryn
519 W. Algonquin Rd. | Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847.437.5590 | chezhotel.com
Be one of the first couples to celebrate in the new Chez Hotel, opening in 2022! Situated in the charming suburb of Arlington Heights, Chez Hotel is a high-end 4-star luxury boutique hotel offering reception halls, luxury dining, a modern rooftop terrace, beautifully appointed rooms and friendly multilingual staff. Make a grand and glamorous entrance with beautifully curated spaces and the only luxury outdoor rooftop venue in the Chicago suburbs. From cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners or brunches on the rooftop to formal weddings in the European Crystal Banquet Grand Ballroom, you’ll find the ideal reflection of contemporary luxury. An exceptionally well-prepared on-site event team will help you realize your vision and ensure your big day experience is a memorable one.