Photography by Heather KingenSmith




our planning services

Linda Alpert is well known for planning the perfect wedding. But she’s just as adept coordinating social and corporate events — from intimate gathering like birthday parties or anniversary celebrations to large galas. Her work regularly graces the Chicago social pages, as Linda works with many organizations and companies to help plan their fundraisers, annual galas and other corporate events.

Following is a detailed list or our social and corporate event


An experienced event planner like Linda Alpert will help you put together an affair within any given budget to make sure your party or gala meets (and generally exceeds) your expectations. She’ll help you determine how best to allocate your budget. And she’s adept at negotiating the best price on the products and services you select.


Over the past 30 years, Affairs with Linda has forged relationships with the finest venues in Chicago, including hotels, museums, galleries and special event spaces. Linda knows how to build any space to suit your needs. She’s respected by management and staff of the top venues in town and will find the perfect space for your event. 

Invitations and Calligraphy

An invitation is the first impression your guests will have of your upcoming affair. So it should reflect the style and design of the event. Linda has invitation books as well as custom designers to create elegant invitations. Your guests will know right away that something special has arrived in the mail and each envelope will be beautifully addressed.


How will guests get to and from your event? Will you need limousines, private buses, mini buses, executive vans, trolleys? Linda will find you the type of transportation you need.


Photographers and videographers each have their own shooting style. Linda will connect you to the ones we know are the best fit for your party or event.

Photography by Heather KingenSmith


With 30+ years in business, Linda has a little black book of top vendors she can recommend for any type of affair. She’ll help you find the right caterer, the right band and the right florist.


Whether sushi or filet or vegetarian, serving a multi-course meal to a couple of hundred guests is challenging. Decisions must be made to accommodate gluten-free, food sensitive and vegetarian guests. Affairs with Linda will work with you and the caterer to create the perfect menu.  

Tent Parties and Events

While Chicago does not have too many warm months, those few make it possible to hold parties and events outside. Linda is famous for her ability to stage large, elegant functions outside, under a tent that gives the security of four walls and a ceiling, but still lends that element of fresh air. So, even if the weather does not cooperate with your plans, you can be certain that none of the ambiance of the day will be sacrificed.

Have questions or interested in more detail about our services? We’d love to talk to you about your gala, party or event. Please contact our office to schedule an initial consultation with Linda Alpert.

You are also invited to view our gallery of images from many Affairs with Linda events.


You are such a champion of entertaining! You took your game from fabulous to beyond fabulous x500! I love working with you! Thank you for everything.



A 46th Birthday Party
Your understanding of what I wanted and communicating that to others was absolutely perfect! Everything worked. And since that night, the comments and feedback would do you proud.
Most sincerely,