“When I think of excellent event planners in Chicago, I always think Jennifer Anderson. No one in the industry can touch her attention to detail that is so important when planning an event. Flawless execution from beginning to end and always the most celebrated and appreciated events in town.”
~ Vincent Hart, Vice President of Sales, Kehoe Designs
“I have known and worked with Jennifer Anderson for over 20 years and have found her to be meticulously detail oriented. She thinks past her clients’ thoughts and turns them into their dreams. Jennifer’s passion for food and design is always “married” in her events.
~ Marc Kaufman, Director of Catering, Ritz-Carlton Chicago
The beauty of working with Jennifer Anderson Events is that every event is unique and flawlessly executed. Details reign and unexpected delights that set an event apart are de rigueur. JAE planners hold their vendors to the highest quality standards and practices while allowing catering professionals like Limelight to show off and creatively push the envelope. Elegant, hip, refined, innovative events set this company at the top of their field. Oh! and they’re nice people do business with!!
~ Rita Gutenkanst, Limelight Catering
“In over 25 years of ministry in the Chicago area, I have officiated at hundreds of ceremonies, and worked with a wide variety of wedding professionals. Simply put, Jennifer Anderson is sensitive, creative, and professional, and I recommend her enthusiastically and without hesitation.”
~ Dr. Thomas Dickelman, Minister, The Community Church of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff
“Jennifer has impeccable taste and tailors the look of each celebration down to the smallest detail. Her extensive background in food and beverage is a true asset in every aspect of the planning process.
The end results of her efforts are stunning events that leave lasting memories.”
~ Steve Thompson, Director of Catering, Standard Club
“Jennifer Anderson has planned and designed two wedding celebrations for our family. Her design and attention to detail is masterful! We are grateful to have had such a committed and artistic person guide us!”
~ Pam & Bill S.
“In the past seven years, Jennifer has championed three fabulous weddings for us. She has a gift for combining a distinctive vision with flawless execution. She is both our Chief Operating Officer and our friend, with unparalleled knowledge of infinite resources, honest appreciation for the clients’ needs, and an impressive attention to every single detail. Because of Jennifer, our family was able to enjoy every moment of every wedding, as if we were the guests. I can’t imagine hosting a special event without her.”
~ Christine & John B.
“Not only does Jennifer keep the train moving and is so “on it” with timelines as a planner, she is super well connected and is THE best when it comes to bringing dreams to life. She’s a great listener and knew what I wanted before I did! Wish I could do it all over and would DEFINITELY choose JAE again and again.”
~ Regina & Luke B.
“Working with Jennifer is always seamless; she knows not only how to create an unforgettable party, but how to ‘pull it off’ with such finesse (and top notch staff) that we can actually enjoy the event ourselves.”
~ Janet and Matt N.
Thank You Notes
Thank you for imagining, planning and executing an amazing, memorable and warm anniversary weekend for our family and friends. After you took time to understand our hopes and expectations for the event, you gently probed and guided to enhance our ideas and further our plans, always consistent with the “feel” we wanted. Your recommendations for vendors, venues and accoutrements were spot on; and your advice and experience enabled us to make decisions with confidence and efficiency. And, on the weekend when our guests were in Chicago, you were a constant, subtle presence making sure all the big things—and every detail too–went smoothly so that we and our guests could enjoy the time of our lives.
Debra C. and Terry L.
I am remiss in not writing to you sooner in regards to another great experience at Lauren’s wedding. As parents of the bride we hoped for a special, elegant and memorable event that reflected our daughter, her husband, and the excitement and meaning of their marriage. Once again, you hit the ball out of the park. It was a tremendous reception and people are still talking about it. It was not so much the big things (although they were great too) but rather all of the little personal touches that made her day so special. The candy station, the “Cheers” bar for the after party, the “program” at everyone’s seat (I could go on and on) are all great examples of making this a real reflection of Luke and Lauren.
In retrospect, what we valued most was your style, class and understated sense of elegance… you “got it” without us having to spend hours trying to explain the look and feel that we were after. We have recommended you to many of our friends and would be honored to do so as an ongoing reference. So Jennifer, on behalf of all of us…we can’t thank you enough. You made our daughter’s dreams come true.
Preferred Venue List
Explore venues that feature exciting and innovative food, fantastic views, exceptional service, traditional ambiance, unique atmosphere and genuine Chicago hospitality.
A sampling of out of town venues that Jennifer Anderson Events has worked with:
- Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City
- Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis, Wyoming
- Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- Cheekwood, Nashville, Tennessee
- Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Laguna, California
- Solage Calistoga, California
- Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
- International Spy Museum, Washington D.C.
- Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
- New Albany Country Club, Columbus, Ohio
- Ford Museum, Detroit, Michigan
- Arizona Inn, Tucson, Arizona
- Townsend Hotel, Birmingham, Michigan
- PGA, West Palm Beach, Florida
- Islamorado, Private Home, Florida Key
- Ritz Carlton Naples, Florida