Maddy and Adam’s Wedding at Pinstripes in Oakbrook

DJ Shannon and Assistant Gabrielle had the honor to help Maddy and Adam to celebrate their wedding at Pinstripes in Oakbrook. Their reception took place immediately after tying the knot at St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. The guests started the night with cocktails in the bar area before making their way into the reception hall, where we provided Full Room Uplighting. The uplighting was set to a cyan to match the navy theme and worked well with the beautiful centerpieces provided by Robert’s Floral Design in Chicago. 

We started the night with the bridal party introductions. After a family style dinner and toasts from the family members, we started with the first dances. The couple shared dances with their parents, including a father daughter dance and a mother son dance. As soon as the dance floor opened, it exploded with energy. The night was full of dancing, as this group came to party! The guests were having so much fun, they organized their own conga line through the tables in the room. And when the limbo broke out in the middle of the dance floor, we were prepared with our roll-out limbo stick. While we don’t use it at many weddings, it is great to have when there is a group ready to limbo!

At the time the couple would normally do a cake cutting, the couple decided to do a pizza cutting! We love when couples put their unique spins on traditional wedding events. And since we know the couple doesn’t love cake, they decided to have a Donut Bar and Sweets Table provided by Dynamic Desserts.

Congratulations Maddy and Adam! We hope your marriage is filled with as much fun and dancing as you and your guests at the wedding!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Oakbrook Terrace Wedding Reception DJ

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Pinstripes in Oakbrook
Photography: Maura Black Photography
Florist/Decor: Robert’s Floral Design in Chicago
Donut Bar: Dynamic Desserts
LOVE Sign: Midwest Marquee

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Venue Spotlight – Pinstripes

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Over the years, we’ve worked with multiple event venues, each of them boasting with their own unique features that make them excellent wedding venues. The Chicagoland locations of Pinstripes are easily some of the best dining and entertainment venues we’ve had the privilege of working with!


Situated in multiple locations including North brook, Oak Brook, and Downtown Chicago in Streeterville, Pinstripes is a beautiful event space that’s perfect for your special events. We have worked here on many occasions and our couples agree with us that Pinstripes is an excellent choice for a memorable wedding.Join us as we welcome Pinstripes to our weekly vendor spotlight series!


  • What does Pinstripes look like?


Pinstripes locations each have something special about their environments. Whether it be a great outdoor patio with fire pits, or a beautiful view of the water in Downtown Chicago, their venues are remarkably gorgeous. Whether you’re planning an event of 20 people or 1000 people, this venue offers various spaces that can accommodate a large number of guests.



  • What other entertainment do they offer?


Bowling lanes and bocce courts are just some of the many entertainment options awaiting couples at Pinstripes. This unique venue is appointed with amenities that guarantee you’ll have a fun time. Pinstripes also offers after-party celebrations, which makes it a great fit for couples leaning towards a wild yet fun wedding.



  • Do they offer other kinds of services?


Apart from the distinctive venue, Pinstripes offers set up services, decorations, a standby wedding manager, and more. This will save you the hassle of sourcing all these for these yourself. They also have a professional event team to work with you to ensure your ceremony goes smoothly and the reception is fun and memorable.



  • What is their menu like?


They serve American/Italian cuisine that always seems to be a hit. They also have great wine and beverage options.You can choose between family-style serving or something formal like a five-course meal. Each dish is made by talented chefs with locally-sourced ingredients.




  • What type of weddings can they host?


Whether you want an outdoor or indoor wedding, an intimate or grand wedding, we definitely  recommend Pinstripes because weddings held there look amazing.


Choosing this wedding venue will give your event a flair and vibe that few other event spaces can achieve. And because of how accommodating they are, you will be saved from the many inconveniences associated with other, less equipped wedding venues.


Aside from weddings, Pinstripes hosts birthdays, office meetings, and other special events too.


With this combination of amazing spaces, outstanding services, fine dining, and classic games, Pinstripes has everything it needs to make it one of the best wedding venues in Chicago, and we have everything you need for amazing music and entertainment at your Chicago wedding!


At Paul Michaels Events, we offer such excellent DJ and entertainment services that will be nothing less than perfect for your wedding event. We personalize every client’s services; we get to know our clients personally, enabling us to tailor our services in a way that befits their taste and personality.


Want to know more about our DJ services? Get in touch with us by calling 1 (773) 850-1763 or sending a mail to [email protected]. You can also contact us here and we’ll promptly reply to you and tend to any inquiries you have.

Catherine and Drew’s Wedding at Pinstripes in Streeterville Downtown Chicago

Only two weeks since our last wedding at Pinstripes in Streeterville, and we’re back again to celebrate Catherine and Drew’s Wedding! Catherine and Drew came to us almost a year before their wedding (one week short of a year) as a referral from the venue due to our great track record there. We talked with Catherine and Drew about what they were looking for (and what they didn’t want for their wedding) and we knew we’d be able to provide them a perfect evening to be able to celebrate with their family and closest friends.

We set the room uplighting to a light blue/cyan color which really added some color to the room, matching with the couple’s color scheme. After cocktail hour, we really kicked it into high gear and set the tone for the night with their bridal party introductions. Based on the responses (physical, verbal, etc) from the couple’s guests, we were able to start to get a feel for the vibe that we thought would keep everyone on the dance floor throughout the party. Something that stood out about Catherine and Drew is how they barely provided any song requests before their wedding. This isn’t a bad thing at all. When we confirmed this with them during our final planning meeting, they made it clear that they only cared about a few songs, and wanted us to do what we do best! We love them for that comment!

When the dance floor opened, DJ Paul Michaels and Assistant Evan rocked with Catherine and Drew and their guests all night!

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer.

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Chicago Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Pinstripes Chicago
Photography: Angela Garbot Photography
Floral: Flowers by KH
Transportation: Windy City Limo  

Deborah and Kristian’s Wedding at Pinstripes in Downtown Chicago

Recently we were able to work at one of our preferred venues downtown Chicago for Deborah and Kristian’s wedding at Pinstripes in Downtown Chicago. We started with the couple’s wedding ceremony, officiated by the groom’s father, and then we moved into the cocktail hour portion of the evening. This was held at a beautiful bar right next to the Chicago River Canal. After cocktail hour, the couple along with their friends and family moved back into the reception hall for dinner. That is where and when we got the dancing started!

Pinstripes is uniquely situated in the historic River East Arts Center. In 2015, it was renovated and turned into what is now Pinstripes.  We love this place as a wedding venue, and since it isn’t your typical wedding venue, it makes for a great change of pace compared to our usual venues.  After all, how many wedding venues have bowling and bocce ball available? It is awesome.

Deborah and Kristian seemed to be having a blast rocking out with their family and friends. Check out some of the pictures below!

If you’d like to have an event, wedding, reception, or any other type of party at Pinstripes, feel free to reach out to us here at Paul Michaels Events and we’d be glad to help.

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Wedding Reception DJ, Chicago Wedding Ceremony DJChicago Wedding Uplighting

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Pinstripes in Chicago
Photography: Painted Leaf Photography
Cake/Bakery: Jennivee’s Bakery

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on our social media platforms by clicking here! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah

Just recently my team and I (Paul) were able to work with the Rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard to provide DJ and Entertainment Services for her son’s Bar Mitzvah at Pinstripes in Oakbrook, IL.   This was a very special Bar Mitzvah for me to work since I’ve known the Rabbi ever since she came to begin working at Congregation Etz Chaim, and I’ve known Jacob since he was born. 

We had a blast playing games with the teens such as huggy bear, a hula hoop contest, musical chairs, the limbo, and the newspaper game which kept everyone up and on the dance floor the entire time. Jacob and his family invited a really great crowd who kept us busy dancing the entire afternoon showing everyone (adults included) some new dances. We also had a video montage for Jacob which showed pictures of him, his family, and his friends throughout his life.  

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographers.