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Chicago, IL, 60605
United States



Meet Brianne

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As Owner and Lead Planner of Marquette Avenue Events, Brianne embarked on her professional event planning career in 2004. Spanning over a decade in the business, her skill set is as diverse as her clientele who range from government agencies, nonprofits and corporations to individuals from every walk of life, including high profile executives, internationally acclaimed musicians and couples from a wide variety of cultural and religious backgrounds.

Brianne was born and raised in Chicago, IL, graduated with Honors from the University of Iowa with a BA in Communication Studies and a concentration in Public Relations. She also completed extensive coursework in Oenology and received an Intermediate Certification from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) which serves her clients very well in wine tastings and menu pairings. In her spare time, she enjoys the road less traveled for inspiration, music at all times, quality time with her family and friends, Shred415, Bikram Yoga, volunteering and cooking. 

Meet MAE

Marquette Avenue Events was founded by Brianne Garritano in 2011 with the intention of offering a truly customized approach to planning as well as aligning the needs of her clients with her network of event partners for the best possible fit. Her expertise is vast and not only includes wedding planning but also conference coordination and management, event strategy and logistics, on-site production, as well as boutique planning services for galas and private parties. From coordinating events of 1500+ attendees, all the way to intimate affairs of 50, Brianne is equipped with a strong knowledge base and artistic vision to make every experience for her clients exquisitely styled, timeless and executed flawlessly. She is known for her devout work ethic, strong detail-orientation, successful client and vendor relationships - over a decade in the making, as well as her resolute ability to deliver an exceptional product and experience with every project she embarks upon.

Meet MAE The Blog

For those who know Team MAE, you are likely aware that our planning threshold is limitless! We recognize it’s easy to get lost and even a bit overwhelmed in the wide stratosphere that has become events and weddings these days. Our blog is dedicated to the art of story telling and aims to provide insight and inspiration along the way. While our vision has been regarded as "off-the-charts", our goal is grounded and very simple: To provide you with essential tools and take-a-ways to elevate your celebration to the next level. All this while creating memories you and your attendees will hold onto long after the night has ended.

So take a 5 minute break from your hectic day, grab a beverage of choice and even pass along to a friend if you like what you see! We welcome to you contact us at for new concepts to explore, questions, comments and hopefully, if we are lucky, to plan your next event!

CLICK HERE to start reading MAE The Blog


At Marquette Avenue Events, we are passionate planners. We believe it's our duty to convey the unique story of our clients' events from the initial conception stages to the bittersweet final moments. We believe in making your entire journey timelessly detailed, seamless, personalized, and most of all - as FUN as humanely possible!

We look forward to continuing the conversation and we hope to hear from you very soon! 

 Photography by  Leigh + Becca

Photography by Leigh + Becca

  Brianne   Photography by  Misty Winter


Photography by Misty Winter

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