Elegant Events 

Event PLanners planning Chicago's Social & Corporate Events

with Sophisticated Love


You know the saying: work hard, play hard. But sometimes play can be hard work — especially when it comes to planning an event. 

What venue matches my style and guest count?
How do I develop a budget?
Is this caterer really trustworthy?
Are chiavari chairs worth the extra money?

You don’t have time to worry about the ins and outs of party planning. And you certainly don’t deserve to spend your well-earned weekends struggling through all of these details. 

You need event planning experts who can take all of the work off of your shoulders — experts Chicago event planners at Elegant & Sophisticated Affairs. 

Event Planning Services


social event planning


corporate event planning


virtual party planning

social event planning

For the host who wants to throw a wow-worthy celebration their guests will be talking about for years to come. Our team will bring our A-game so you can get back to your job or family responsibilities. Perfect for private parties like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and baby showers, or pre-wedding events like bridal showers and engagement parties. 

corporate event planning

For the Chicago business that wants to stand out from the competition. Our expert event planners will help you impress clients, raise funds, recognize employees, or celebrate your wins. Perfect for corporate events like galas, fundraisers, holiday parties, and more. 

virtual party planning

For the partygoer who doesn’t want distance to get in the way of a good time. We’ll help you plan from afar, making sure your event is elegant, sophisticated, and organized. Perfect for individuals and businesses alike who want our expert advice without added travel fees.

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I’m Christena: lover of details, organization, elegance, and doing everything with a sophisticated flair. Maybe it comes from my 8+ years working for some of the top event planners in Chicago, but creating an elevated experience for each of my clients is paramount for me. When we work together, you can expect less stress and more free time (and, of course, a beautiful party to show for it). I can’t wait!

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Step One: Consultation

You took the first step and reached out. After a consultation call learning all we can about your vision for your day, we’ll send you a proposal customized to your needs. Planning starts after you sign a contract and pay a deposit.

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Step Two: Planning + Design

Time to plan! Our team will help you organize your budget and book major vendors like the venue, catering and entertainment. Have a question between planning meetings? Our inbox is always available to you.

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Step Three: Party

Put on those boogie shoes — it’s event day! Our team will handle set-up, break-down and any problems that arise while you entertain your guests. This will be the best event you’ve ever hosted — we promise!

Pondering a Few Questions?

When should I hire an event planner?

We know you already have a long to-do list. Let’s not add party planning to it! To reduce as much stress as possible, we recommend hiring an event planner shortly after deciding on the date for your event. We can take it from there!

Ready to Party?

You’ve got a vision for your event, a killer outfit, and a guest list with all the best party people you know. The only thing missing? An experienced Chicago event planning team that knows how to rock the house. Let us show you that Elegant & Sophisticated Affairs is that team.

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