Rachel De Marte Events
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Rachel De Marte Events provides full service event planning from the moment you pick up the phone.  You’ll immediately feel the passion behind what Rachel shares and how she begins to put your mind at ease.  every moment counts.  FOOD & BevErage, design, styling, major logistics, and the smallest of details.  with 10+ years of experience, and the best vendor relationships in town, you’re sure to have the perfect team to tell your story.  let's leave every guest wanting more....

 
 
 
 

what you see is what you get...

It’s not often that you meet someone whose personality is as bright as her talent is impressive, but this is certainly the case when it comes to Rachel De Marte. A go-to event planning, styling and catering expert for magazines like CS, Michigan Avenue and Sun-Times Splash, Rachel’s successful years in the industry have garnered her the reputation and experience necessary to create magical events.

As a tastemaker with the ability to plan, design and execute highly styled events – including a vast knowledge of invitations, florals, food and everything in between - Rachel’s company embodies amazing style, great taste and a good time for all. This platform, however, did not come without extensive and far-reaching experience in both public relations, restaurant, catering, and event planning industries. This killer  combination equipped her with the various skills necessary to turn a vision into reality.  

Rachel’s passion for food coupled with a limitless creativity allows her to design and execute unique events. She thrives on highly styled Food & Beverage and sheer energy.  So much so that she also opened an Italian restaurant; Pisolino (www.pisolinochicago.com).

 
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services

From the moment you say yes, each custom wedding package is tailored to you.  Every bride is different, as is every wedding; each beyond special in its own way.   Our first consultation will determine where you fit best.  Always recommended in person, as it’s an intimate affair and you want to click well with your Planner.

we specialize in events at....

venues

City Spaces

Gardens

Tented Backyards

Farms, Barns and Winery’s

Urban Lofts and Rooftops

Full service wedding planning

Everything you can possibly think of, the all-inclusive package of your dreams – securing someone with you for every step of the way.  It’s all about knowing each individual person, the Bride, the Groom, Mom….   All play key roles is making things come together.  From budget management, floral/event design (followed by securing the proper florist), vendor selection, entertainment, and food & beverage styling.   You won’t have to worry about a thing besides showing up.

Thinking destination?  

We love that!   Especially the areas of Playa del Carmen and Tulum Mexico (we have this thing for beaches).  

we cover coast-to-coast in the US, Caribbean, Canada and Europe.

Partial planning

Customized to best fit your needs, this level of service assists in remaining vendor selections and event execution.  Best for brides that know how or like to plan, but know they need additional help in some areas.   After all, how would you know exactly what catering entails unless you’ve either gotten married before, or throw major parties on the regular! You need to relax and enjoy the rest of the process, so let us take it from here.  **this service has limited availability.

Corporate

Summer BBQ, Holiday Party, in-office Happy Hour or Blow Out Bash?  We can plan and design all your corporate entertaining needs, including annual meetings and conventions, client dinners, and more.  We know the importance of entertaining and how it reflects on you.

Services:
Venue/Site Selection
Vendor Selection and Management
Event Design and Styling
Budget Management
Food & Beverage Menu Development, Selection, Styling
Vendor Contract Review and Management
Secure all Vendor Contracts, Deadlines, Load-in/Load-out Schedules
Set Up and Execution of event

Social

Wedding Showers, Baby Showers, Fundraisers, Birthday Parties, Dinner Parties, Cocktail Parties, you name it!  Unique planning and styling offered for all.  The one stop shop you need to make your party come to life, driven by the uber creative RDM.

Services:
Venue/Site Selection
Vendor Selection and Management
Event Design and Styling
Budget Management
Food & Beverage Menu Development, Selection, Styling
Vendor Contract Review and Management
Secure all Vendor Contracts, Deadlines, Load-in/Load-out Schedules
Set Up and Execution of event

Styling

Whether it’s a party in your home or at your favorite club, RDM offers unique tabletop and event styling customized to fit your needs.   Styling of F&B, floral, linens, other décor, Favors, Floorplan/Layout, including your furniture and such.  When in-home, we make the most of the amazing things you already own.

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Food & beverage (is everything!)

The niche talent of RDM, Food & Beverage comes first. 

After all, it’s what people look forward to most, not to mention a major chunk of the event budget.

From themed menus of the Wild Wild West (cue the Spurs n’ Spuds Potato Bar!), to Wedding ‘Home and Away’ Food Stations reminiscent of your travels, there’s nothing we can’t come up with.    Leave it to RDM to paint the picture.  Or in this case, taste the rainbow (thanks Skittles).

Additional F&B Inspiration and themes:

Paired & themed hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails that change hourly
 (think tacos/margs, sake/sushi, sliders/milk shakes, shrimp & grits/sweet tea vodka...)
Street Food
Southern Comfort
Down on The Farm
Arabian Nights
Mad Men
Home & Away
Bar Method
Now & Then
East Coast v. West Coast
Oscars 

60's, 70's, 80's 90's.....