Shannon Gail is a boutique event planning firm producing 80+ weddings and events per year locally and across the United States. From full planning services to month of assistance and anything in between, the Shannon Gail Team will work to create a package tailored to your wedding and needs.
The team is comprised of professionals with backgrounds in finance, marketing, design, venue management, hospitality, and catering and prides itself on being an expert in all areas of event planning. In its 12 years of business, the company has continued to set the bar for event management standards by delving into the uniqueness and goals of each client, producing unparalleled weddings, events and client experiences.
57 Reviews for Shannon Gail Weddings and Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
Adrienne W. · Married on 05/01/2020
Couldn't have done it without them!
Shannon Gail and specifically my planner Kelly are amazing. We couldn't have pulled off a wedding, let alone a covid wedding without them. From the start we knew they were professional and buttoned up. They were so transparent about what they could provide and upfront on costs, even calling out what they didn't think we needed based on where we were in the process (saving us money!). Very different than other wedding planners we spoke to who tried to scare or intimidate us into using them. They also were able to create custom add-ons as things came up that we needed help with (for example, someone to pick up and transport all of our wedding pies!). We felt so comfortable with Kelly, like a friend we talked to about the wedding, who always put our mind at ease, helping us navigate any situation. No question or request was too small or big - she was always there for us in the most timely of manners.Sent on 10/20/2020
I can't describe in words how much having SG helped ease the stress and pressure or putting on a wedding. And knowing we are all navigating these 2020 uncertain times - speaks volumes on their responsiveness and willingness to help even outside of the contracted agreements. Kelly reached out at the beginning of 'shelter in place' even though we were not contracted to have her work with us until July - a few months before our wedding.... she couldn't have been more willing to help/keep us sane. It was so reassuring to know they had our back and were going to help get us to our wedding no matter what or how we needed to shift, etc. It's not an ended relationship even after the wedding - Kelly is still reaching out to be sure we got our refund for the alcohol, checking in on us, connecting on photos, etc.
All I can say is don't hesitate - hire SG if you're getting married! You will not regret it. Worth every penny to have this help - I promise! And if you get the chance to work with Kelly - you're in luck! What a wonderful team.
Shan P. · Married on 01/04/2020
The Best Team Ever!
We worked with Samantha as our day of coordinator for my April 2019 wedding and I do not know what I would have done without her. Being a recommendation of my venue, I knew they would do a stellar job, but I cannot tell you how stress-free my day was because of her assistance. Her expertise, professionalism, and bubbly personality helped made our wedding day perfect. I have had so many people tell me that I was so calm on my wedding day and it was because I knew Samantha would handle anything that was thrown her way.Sent on 10/21/2019
I have referred them to every bride-to-be as well as to colleagues who are planning non-wedding related events.
Samantha - thank you again for everything!!!
Abby · Married on 07/05/2019
Best decision of wedding planning!
Hiring Samantha with Shannon Gail to be our month-of coordinator was one of the very best decisions we made for our wedding day. Her expertise was evident in every detail and she kept us on track with detailed, but straightforward to-do lists in the weeks leading up to the wedding, handled all vendor communication once she stepped in two months out, and was such a useful resource for questions as we finalized all the final details for the day. On the day of the wedding, I had no doubt that Samantha was going to keep us on track, and I was able to really let go of the timeline and just enjoy the day. I was so happy that our families, who were highly involved in the wedding as ceremony musicians, officiant, and bridal party, were also able to lean on Samantha as a resource that day. Samantha and our venue coordinator (Abby Carson at the Ivy Room) were an amazing team in the weeks before the wedding, and helped pull off an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour in high humidity shortly after a passing summer storm, and I am so thankful for their patience and detailed weather checks throughout the day as we made the decision to be outside. I have no idea if anything may have gone wrong behind the scenes, but I know that Samantha handled whatever occurred all with grace, professionalism and aplomb. It was truly a magical day and we couldn't have done it without Samantha and her assistant Ashley.Sent on 09/16/2019
I wish I had known Shannon when I got married thats all I have to say! She is so talented at what she does and truly is one of the sweetest people! The ideas that she comes up with are very unique but always with romantic touch! She shares a passion for the bridal world and I look forward to growing and sharing amazing, fun bridal experiences with her and her lovely brides!!!
Shannon is the ultimate wedding professional, she treats each client as if she were planning her best friend's wedding! It is always a pleasure to work with her.
Shannon is stylish, creative, organized and absolutely wonderful. She cares deeply about her clients, and her passion for her job is inspiring. She’s so aware of current (and past) fashions, and can help style your event based on your personal style ~ whether it be modern, vintage, or even forward-thinking. Shannon is an asset to the Chicago wedding industry, a true jewel. Book her now!