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All Special Events, Entertainment, & Hospitality

  • ABC Catering

    You want a catering team who makes planning simple, dependable, and enjoyable. ABC Catering has skilled professionals who know just how important your day is, and we are here to design your meal, “Just the way you want it!” Whether it’s a wedding, picnic, corporate dinner, or just impressing your read more


    Abreo Restaurant serves an attractive and creative small plates menu in downtown Rockford’s Block 5. Join us for dinner at just about any occasion. We strive to innovate, create, and experiment so you can keep enjoying your experience with us in new and exciting ways. Our food menus stay seasonal read more


    At Accent on Events we offer two invaluable services to all: peace of mind and value. You deserve a memorable celebration! We create, design and coordinate the wedding of your dreams that all of your guests will be talking about for years to come. Whether you have a fabulous ballroom read more


    Fine Wines, Craft Beers and Specialty Spirits for every occasion. With thousands of wines in stock, and decades of experience, you can count on Artale’s expert advice to make every day special for you. Artale holds monthly wine tastings.


    Specialty linens like chair covers, chair ties, tablecloths, napkins, overlays, runners are all available in various colors and fabrics. Beautiful Day Linens is unique because we meet with the client at no charge at their venue. We deliver to site, touch up and stem, and tear down at the conclusion read more

  • EZ Dinners

    EZ Dinners is a family-owned “Take & Bake” business that loves to make dinner time enjoyable for you again. Come in and pick dinner up for tonight.


    Family owned and operated business since 1995! We offer a wide variety of glassware to be personally engraved! Check out our website for more information! Personalized Engraved Glass, Beer Mugs, Wine Glasses, Cocktail Scotch and Whiskey Glasses, Flutes, Jars, Vases and more


    We are a full service DJ company, ready to do your special event or occasion. Flip Side has been a Rockford area leader for over 20 years. We offer very competitive rates and offer you the best local DJ’s.


    Forest City Cab is Rockford’s newest Livery Cab company. We provide clean reliable transportation for anybody that is looking for a ride. Our service is perfect for a business trip, a ride to the airport, a night out on the town or even medical appointments. Our company was founded in read more


    Forest City Swing is a non-profit swing dancing club open to the community. All ages are welcome. Forest City Swing provides family friendly entertainment open to all ages and is dedicated to giving back to the community. Forest City Swing holds our dances on Thursday Nights at Mt. Olive Lutheran read more


    We are a fine dining restaurant, casual bar & banquet center serving delicious, imaginative food at affordable prices. We also have an extensive and interesting wine collection with many small, independent wineries represented. Our lunch & dinner entrees start at $6. You can dress up or down as much as read more


    Grace Funeral & Cremation Services was founded on the principle of providing truly personalized service for all of our client families, We provide a complete range of affordable services, including an extensive line of memorial products and keepsakes.


    My photography is inspired by the energy I feel from each subject. I love finding that inner emotional power, be it strength, endurance, love, peace or defeat. I want to capture a vivid sense of the subject’s expression in each shot. As a silent viewer I truly feel passionate about read more


    “Come Home” To Lino’s! – 3 Generations of Italian Family Tradition Whether your party consists of two, fifty or two hundred we can accommodate you in our gracious atmosphere of Old Italy. Sit in the Leaning Tower, the Casa Royal or if your not in good graces with our Uncles, read more


    Melanie has always loved to be creative in the kitchen.  She is especially well known for her delicious candies, irresistible cookies, and tasty treats.  Whenever there is a celebration, Melanie’s confections are always an anticipated treat. Melanie has been making candy for over 30 years.  She started making peanut brittle with her mom for teacher gifts read more


    Oh Baby Mine is a licensed and Insured medical provider. The services we provide are from a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) and labor/postpartum doula (CLD, CPD). We do full lactation consultations and/or attend your birth for breastfeeding help.