Five Grain Events
Main Office Location: 2841 W. Armitage Ave, By Appointment Only
Chicago, IL 60647
Contact: Joan Cinquegrani
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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!
Certified By The Guide Reviews(What does this mean?)
“My husband and I agree that hiring Five Grain Events was the best decision we made about our wedding. They made everything else easy.”
“I think the most unique thing about Five Grain events is that they make you feel like yours is the only wedding they’re planning. You forget that you are one of many brides that they are working with because they give you their undivided attention. They make every meeting important and fun.”
“Our Big Day was perfect. I was able to enjoy every moment without ever having to worry about a thing.”
“She answered EVERY question promptly and was always there for us. Her constant communication was vital throughout the entire process.”
“YES we were VERY happy with the vendor referrals Five Grain Events provided. Almost all of our vendors were Joan’s recommendations and we couldn’t have been happier.”
“Our wedding day was by far the best day of my life. Everything was more than on time—we were actually ahead of schedule a couple of times throughout the day.”
“I had a vision and Joan made it happen. She attended every meeting with potential vendors and was able to articulate my ideas to the vendors in a very constructive way. She absolutely listened to what I wanted, and she made sure I got everything we agreed on.”
“Joan has an amazing personal touch, which is by far one of the most important aspects of a wedding planner. You feel as though you are the one and only wedding on Joan’s schedule and always have her constant attention.”
“Joan is very good at what she does. Often times she would remind me of things or remember small details that I couldn’t. I was never worried or anxious during the planning.”
“When the reception was ending I asked Joan if we needed to go get taxis to the next location, she said, ‘there are six taxis waiting outside.’ Little things like that happened throughout the evening and Joan was always several steps ahead of everyone else, and yet still present enough to address immediate issues effectively.”
“Joan made sure our wedding went smoothly so that we and our families could focus on enjoying the day.”
“She’s straightforward, calm and cool, which is exactly what every bride needs!”
“I would recommend Joan and Five Grain Events to anyone. She is wonderful and I could not have kept my sanity planning my wedding without her.”
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.
Extracurricular activities: 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:Illinois
- Downtown Chicago
- North/Northwest Chicago Suburbs
- South/Southwest Chicago Suburbs
- West Chicago Suburbs
- And other areas by special arrangement.