An Open Letter to Aspiring Clients

Written by Michelle Durpetti

Your celebration should be absolutely unforgettable. This fact is the cornerstone upon which I have built my career as an event and wedding planner. All too often, I have seen my clients face immense frustration during the planning process pertaining to their venue. From slow response times to confusing contracts and hidden costs. I am right there with them, swallowed by exasperation.

This was a primary motivating factor for me when we first created The Estate. Coupled with my family’s 75-year tradition of exceptional service and a desire to provide every client with wonderful memories – created over delicious food. I know that we have created something that is both authentic and remarkable.

I pride myself on my vendor relationships, carefully developed over the course of my career. Having planned more than 350 events and weddings for clients in Chicago and throughout the U.S., I have never accepted commissions for referrals. Instead, I rely on these trusted relationships, and I am proud to bring them to you through our fantastic list of creative partners. Together we make recommendations that best fit your unique needs, always with your happiness as our top priority.

The soaring ceilings and beautiful interior provide the ideal backdrop for every style, color, and design, allowing you to bring your vision to life with dimension and excitement. We’ve put both immense thought and time into our menus and cultivating our practices. We constantly seek out opportunities to further our education, and find new inspiration that we bring to your incredibly important celebration.

We work hard to serve as a knowledgeable group of event and wedding experts, ready to guide you through the planning process with resources, insight, patience and style. We believe that everyone is entitled to a beautifully planned and executed wedding or special event, regardless of race, religion, creed, or sexual orientation. We work very hard to create lovely events that are well celebrated for our clients and their guests, creating beautiful memories that you will carry with you forever.

It is both my pleasure and privilege to present The Estate to you for your wedding or special event. I love what we have created here, and I know that you will, too.

Interested in learning more about the history of the family behind The Estate? Please click here. Want to learn more about Michelle? Please click here.