Valen Studios | Preferred Vendors

Over the course of a wedding season, we work with many vendors.  We see the good, the bad and the ugly.  Here are our favorite vendors that we highly recommend.  We confidently offer these recommendations based on work ethic, high quality customer service, attention to detail, highest quality of product each vendor offers at their particular price point.


Event Planners 

Events By L   


Wedding Reception Venues 

*all of these venues offer ceremony and reception capabilities

*these recommendations cover low, mid to high budget ranges


Lehmann Mansion, Lake Villa, IL

Bull Valley Golf Club, Woodstock, IL (Bull Valley)

Wedgewood Banquets, Wadsworth, IL

Astoria Banquets, Buffalo Grove, IL

31 North Banquets &Catering, McHenry, IL

Parkway Banquets & Catering, Ingleside, IL

The Redfield Estate at The Grove, Glenview, IL




Deborah Strand Designs  


Locker's Flowers




Cupcakes have become increasingly popular among bridal couples! Not only are they perfect for showers, but turning into the BEST option for weddings!

Kiera Confections





Steffans Jewlers


Wedding Gowns and Bridesmaid Dresses

The Studio



For the Perfect Hair!!

Blondie Hair Artistry


For the Perfect Makeup

Simply Perfect Makeup Artists



A totally awesome D.J. does more than just plays the best latest and greatest dance tunes!  A totally awesome D.J. is THEE Master of Ceremonies at your reception!  They run the show! They become the "stage manager" of the night...the "time keeper"...YOU WANT THE BEST!  Here are our Faves!!!

Dan at IWEDSolutions

Memory Makers






VanGalder Bus

Party Bus Chicago


For other fantastic wedding services that may be of interest and benefit to you, please check out:



Child and Family Photography 

Kelly Silver Photography