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Featured on Chicago Style Weddings

We are excited to share that Sabrina and Adam’s beautiful nuptials have been featured on Chicago Style Weddings! Last fall, The Estate by Gene & Georgetti was honored to host the couple’s gorgeous ivory and gold reception. Incredible florals by Yanni Design Studio...

Chicago Spring Events List

Experience Chicago with unique activities to last all through spring. We have chosen a few favorites to get you started – check them out below! { 1. Adult Night @ the Planetarium – Adler After Dark }  With the temperatures slowly rising, it’s the perfect time to...

Framing Your Fairytale Through Wedding Altar Decor

The wedding bells are ringing, your stomach is fluttering with butterflies, and you are fitted to perfection in the wedding attire of your dreams, about to meet your spouse-to-be at the altar. From the altar to the afterparty, your wedding day should feel nothing less...

Tablescape Trends for 2018

Your wedding reception is bound to be one of the biggest, brightest, and most unforgettable celebrations you will ever throw. You’ll definitely want to make sure all the details blend perfectly together, creating superb décor and an even more amazing ambiance! But...

When to Start Looking For Your Wedding Venue

You say “Yes!” to the dress, why not have the same excitement around your wedding venue? Your venue is one of the most important elements in the wedding planning process. After all, it not only determines the exact location of your wedding, but also your precise...

Romantic Engagement Party Featured on Partyslate

Looking for a super chic way to celebrate your engagement before the big day comes? The Estate is featured on PartySlate for this roundup of “11 Stunning Engagement Party Ideas”! “This newly-engaged couple’s affinity for taste and glamour was perfectly suited for the...

2018 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Grand Chefs Experience

  As family values and traditions from the founders of our sister property, Gene and Georgetti, have remained strong through three generations; we have been able to partner with, and support organizations that give back to our local, national and international...

Elegant Annual Easter Brunch at The Estate

It’s almost that time of year again! Gather your friends and family and button up your Sunday best, because preparations are underway for our third annual Easter Brunch. The highly-anticipated holiday favorite will take place on Easter Sunday, April, 1, 2018. Guests...

We’re Hiring!

The Estate is Hiring! We would love to have you on our team; please send your resume to michelle@durpettievents.com Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Description: In search of a responsible Executive Assistant to support our senior managing partners in a timely and...
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