About Avanté

When you step into Avanté, you are stepping into our unique, boutique wedding and social event venue. We strive to make events fun, easy, affordable and elegant. With great care, we have created a space that welcomes all, with its classic glamour and modern touches that inspire those wow moments that will forever belong to our clients and their guests.

Our stunning ballroom offers dazzling chandeliers, a gleaming marble dance floor, and forty-foot ceilings. Whether you are aiming for elegant, contemporary, or time-honored tradition, here at Avanté we will provide the spectacular ambiance to match.

Avanté is proud to be a premier wedding ceremony and reception venue in Fox River Grove and the Greater Chicagoland area. With the personal touches that our team puts into your entire planning process, your perfect event awaits you.

Contact us to learn more about our event packages or to book a tour of our venue today!

Meet the team



George is the owner and founder of Avanté Banquets. George has been in the fine dinning and hospitality industry for over 30 Years. 

George is a part of the family that owns and operates Chicago Prime Steakhouse, Chicago Prime Italian and Five O’Clock Steakhouse. This allows Avanté to collaborate with the family businesses and provide delicious food for their guests.



Missy is the Sales Director at Avanté. She loves meeting new couples and helping to make their dreams and expectations for their wedding come true. ⁠⁠Missy’s goal is to build relationships and to earn the trust of her brides so they know they are in good hands. She wants every aspect of their wedding at Avanté to be a smooth, fun, process. ⁠⁠

Outside of Avanté, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two teenagers. She loves gardening, staying fit and healthy, and spending time with friends and family



Kathy is the Office Manager at Avanté. Kathy works with Missy to plan visits, communicate with guests, and help coordinate weddings!