2841 W. Armitage Ave, By Appointment Only
Chicago, Illinois 60647
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Greater Chicago area and beyond—they love to travel!
Here Comes The Guide brides receive a complimentary Macro Planning Timeline when booking with Five Grain Events!
Five Grain Events is the lovechild of Joan Cinquegrani’s two greatest passions in life: gorgeous weddings and type A organization. With a sharp eye for detail, a listening ear, and the almost super-human ability of always being “five steps ahead,” Joan is determined to give her brides the weddings they’ve always dreamed of without all the stress. Joan and her team will expertly step in at any point during your planning process—whether you’re newly engaged or overwhelmed with last-minute details—to guide you to a completely customized wedding “brimming with personalization, vibrancy, and panache!”
- Full Planning
- Partial Planning
- Event Coordination
- A La Carte Services
- Proposal Planning
Coordination packages typically begin at $2000, but be sure to contact Five Grain Events for a custom proposal!
Questions and Answers
Tell us about your company name.
Five Grain Events comes from my last name, Cinquegrani. "Cinque" means five and "Grani" means grains. Five Grain Events!
Why should someone hire you?
We really go above and beyond for our clients. Five Grain Events may not be the least expensive option they are considering, but our value is incredible. Our consultants take the time to connect with each client to make sure we are helping to create a wedding that is truly "them." We do a great deal of advanced work to make sure that every element of the day flows smoothly: from start to finish!
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?
There is an expectation today that every bride has been planning her wedding in her mind since she was a little girl. Regardless of whether that is true or not, some elements of wedding planning can be quite stressful if you don't know where to start! Don't be afraid to turn some of the logistical pieces of wedding planning over to a qualified professional. You'll enjoy the process so much more and be free to focus on the fun parts.
I am a singer! I was a vocal performance major in college and I sing with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and an a cappella group called the Wicker Park Choral Singers. Claims to fame: I've sung on Carnegie Hall's stage three times AND sang backup for The Judds on the farewell season of Oprah! I am also on a young professional's board for a social service agency in Chicago called Metropolitan Family Services. I definitely have a diverse array of interests.
What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?
My guilty pleasure is television. I don't have much time to watch but when I do I love Arrested Development, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and my current obsession: Dexter.
Tell us about your pets, if you have any.
I have 2 cats, named Mike and Steve. They are named after my brothers-in-law.
Five Grain Events Covers These Areas:
- Downtown Chicago
- North Chicago Suburbs / Schaumburg / Evanston
- South/Southwest Chicago Suburbs
- West Chicago Suburbs / Naperville
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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