What a weekend we just had! We do not even know where to begin or thank Jan Ehrenberg at Parties, Events and More for making Jennifer and Dan’s wedding perfect. It was everything and more than we expected, from the rehearsal dinner, the wedding, brunch and everything in between. Jim and I want to express to you the pleasure it is to work with an expert who is committed to excellence, and you are definitely at the top. Thank you, thank you, for guiding us through the entire planning process and seeing it through the day of with both the highest professionalism and finesse. Jan, you stopped at nothing to make sure Jennifer Beauchamp and Dan Beauchamp and us had the most incredible day of our lives.
———-Karen and Jim Casement
Jan is amazing to work with. Highly detailed, always excited to construct something outside the box for her couples all while knowing and working with the hotel catering team to ensure that it can be executed flawlessly to ensure the overall success and client’s happiness. She works perfectly to bring all of the vendors together day-of so that each may shine and in turn, have a once-in-a-lifetime experience for her clients.
———-Chris Schmidt, Director of Catering INTERCONTINENTAL CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE
I always enjoy working with Jan from Parties, Events, and More! When you walk in to the wedding reception…there is always a ‘wow’ factor…just look at the photos! She brings an attention to detail that makes each wedding unique. I also appreciate knowing she is on top of everything from the timeline to the dessert favors. She brings years of experience and professionalism to her clients. Some of the best weddings I’ve photographed were with Parties, Events, and More!
———-Kenny Nakai – Photographer
Jan is like having an expert, a parent, and a best friend all rolled into one. She presented us with all the best choices and then helped us to choose with confidence. Jan knows that a wedding is a highly personal experience and she brings out your own style that allows your personal panache to sparkle though. She sorts away the junk and excess “noise” and keeps each and every detail on clear track humming along from start to finish. Thank you Jan!!
My real parents are elderly and just couldn’t help us plan the wedding. But in a way I really I did have my mom right there helping me – Jan! She isn’t just an “event planner”, she’s a mom, a best friend, an expert, and an advocate. She seems to know EVERYONE and organized a plan to introduce us to the best and most appropriate providers, vendors, and experts, and then simplified the bounty of information to make it easy to choose exactly what we wanted with absolute confidence. I can’t even imagine what it would have been like without Jan there by my side to direct, organize, prep, and make every moment smooth, elegant, and perfect.
We can’t begin to thank you for putting together the most spectacular wedding ever! Rave reviews are coming in from all of our guests and Facebook has been blowing up like crazy with beautiful pictures! From Chris at the InterContinental, Lee and the flowers, Caroline, the wedding dresser, Christopher, the photographer – the day could not have been more perfect! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this the most memorable day for Alyson and Elliot! And the most memorable day for JV and I as well!!! It was more than we ever could have imagined!!!
———-Janee and JV
I have known Jan Ehrenberg for over 35 years. First in the capacity of party planner and then ultimately as a friend. During that time, for me, she has planned four bar/bat mitzvahs, three sweet sixteen parties, three large weddings and one out of town rehearsal dinner. In addition, I have sought her advice on baby namings, showers and small parties. I have found her to be innovative and ingenious with new and fresh ideas for each event. She is always willing to go the “extra mile” to insure that your party is original and unique. I highly recommend Parties, Events & More and with Jan Ehrenberg at the helm you can be assured of a successful event.
Jan has been my party consultant for the past 25 years helping create the most beautiful events and lifelong memories. She is creative, organized, thoughtful, knowledgeable, fun and immensely dedicated to her profession and clients. No dream is too big and no vision is unattainable. Jan is the consummate planner who works tirelessly to achieve the perfect party for each client. What a pleasure it was to enjoy my parties confidently knowing that Jan was behind the scenes making sure that everything ran smoothly. I can’t imagine ever having an important event in my life without Jan at the helm. She’s simply …”The best”!
Our daughter’s wedding was last October 31 at the Ritz Carlton Chicago and what a magnificent treat it was thanks to Jan. From the moment the planning started, Jan got us with all the right people. She took us to see the Ritz and one other hotel venue. She told us why she loved the two venues and she was Right. She made appointments with everyone we had to see and went with us every time. The people she recommends and work with, HMR, Rendezvous music, Frost Lighting, and Phil Farber photography to just mention a few, are wonderful to work with and make for a memorable event. She takes charge but in a gentle comforting sort of way and she makes every detail work out. She even suggested a “wedding dresser” and at first I laughed but it was the best investment I could have made. Jan knows what to do to make the weeks prior to the special day easier, and the special day run without a hitch I have to say that any time I questioned something, she would explain why and she was ALWAYS right. I can never explain what a wonderful, capable and knowledgable planner she is. Seeing IS believing!!!
———-Nancy and Bennett Garfield
When our daughter announced that she was getting married I assumed that I would take care of all the plans. I had done large parties for school events but never a wedding. My husband piped in and said we were going to hire someone since this involved more than I was experienced in and this was a time for me to enjoy and minimize the stress. We knew Jan and knew that she had done several weddings we had attended and the reviews were the best. So, I must admit, not only did the wedding turn out perfect but we had a blast planning it. Our daughter lives out of state and, given her art background, was very definite about what she wanted. At the wedding when my husband got up to thank all our out-of-town guests he said a special thanks to Jan for making all our dreams come true.
The best parties and events are all about the details. Jan does a beautiful job of capturing all the important — and sometimes invisible — details and making sure that all the vendors come together in one unified team to execute truly memorable events. I’ve worked with Jan on many events. One, a wedding a few years ago at a private club in Chicago, was quite simply a labor of love on her part. Endless details could have stacked up to create a giant headache. But Jan, in her inimitable way, kept a calm but razor-sharp eye on everything. The day of the wedding was perhaps more fun for me, the event designer, than it was for the clients. Jan made sure that I was fully aware of the client’s goals for every aspect of the event. She also made sure that the client understood my rationale for every component of the decor plan. The result was a stunning wedding where florals, fabric, lighting and an enormous amount of effort on the part of many different players all came together seamlessly and and almost effortlessly. Another recent wedding followed a genuinely creative format that was such a refreshing change from the normal ceremony, seated dinner and dancing. Vows, great food and a whole lot of fun were all there, but it all unfolded in an innovative way that Jan knew was just right from the moment she first met the grooms. Most importantly, the best thing about working with Jan is that she makes it fun. She brings out the best in everyone. That alone is one of the biggest assets that you can have in your back pocket when you are planning a special event.
———-John Hensel / Sr. Event Designer, HMR Designs
Jan is the ultimate professional who treated our son’s wedding as if it was her own. She has generations of experience in the industry and deep relationships with vendors to provide us with the best service and pricing that we could not get anywhere else. She truly is passionate about her business and it shows in the level of time, care and detail that she puts into her work. We couldn’t be more pleased with Jan and strongly recommend her to anyone who is planning an event.
———-Lee and Allen Choe / Blooming City Flowers