GLENCOE, Ill. (May 30, 2013) – The Chicago Botanic Garden presents the Ninth Annual Summer Dinner Dance on Friday, June 21. The black-tie soiree begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in the English Walled Garden, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant tent in the Rose Garden. One of the most talked-about events on the North Shore and in the Chicago area, the Summer Dinner Dance celebrates the start of the summer season. Proceeds from this evening will help support children’s programs and plans for the new Learning Campus garden.
HMR Designs will create the beautiful setting inside the pavilion to reflect the surrounding garden. Passed hors d'oeuvres and dinner will be catered by Calihan Catering. City Lights Orchestra will play while guests dance the night away.
The Committee for the Summer Dinner Dance is co-chaired by Maria and Bill Smithburg, Colette and Tom Smithburg, and Cate and Rick Waddell. The Summer Dinner Dance is generously underwritten by Northern Trust. Additional support provided by Beam and Bonterra Organic Vineyards.
Tickets begin at $750; tables at $7,500. The Garden closes at 3 p.m. on this day. Last year’s event attracted more than 350 glamorous partygoers and raised $500,000. For more information and to order tickets, call (847) 835-6944.