Wedding Testimonials

For more than 10 years Denise Murphy and her team at A Touch of Elegance Event Planning have been assisting our clients in having beautiful and memorable events at The Grove Redfield Estate. Her event planning and staffing services offer our clients the professional help they need so that they can sit back, relax and enjoy their special event. She works with the clients budget, ideas and puts them all together for a beautiful day at Redfield.

Carol DiLorenzo

Event Coordinator, Redfield Estate The Grove, Glenview IL

Arlene and I would like to say Thank You for making our wedding day so care free and wonderful at Redfield Estate. The set up for the buffet was amazing and went perfectly with our Fall Themed wedding. You and your team did an outstanding job with all the set up and clean up. Everything flowed very nicely. Knowing that there were experienced people there to handle all the set up and clean up really made us both feel at ease and much more relaxed. It gave us the time to really soak in the moment and enjoy ourselves that much more. Ken did a great job handling all of the entertainment and DJ duties. Something as simple as a lapel microphone for the ceremony ended up working out so well and allowed everyone there the chance to hear and enjoy the ceremony. From the introductions of the bridal party to the final dance, Ken kept a great flow throughout the entire evening and provided everyone there an enjoyable night. So big thanks to Denise, Ken and team for making our day one to remember.

Steve & Arlene

Wedding Client

Our daughter was going to be married in our backyard garden but we awoke to flood waters surrounding our home. We had a “plan B” for rain, but not for flooding. I called Denise & AMP DJ Services, she was amazing at calming my nerves. Luckily a new venue was found for the wedding & the race was on. Denise came over to our home & with family & friends packed up EVERYTHING for the new wedding location. Later when I arrived for the ceremony, I was overcome with emotion as to the beautiful job created by Denise & her staff–The tables, buffet, bar, her personal touch with the sweet table–even my own decorations were lovingly placed around the room. Denise and her staff went above & beyond the call of duty to make our daughters day BEAUTIFUL from start to finish. The DJ was great & had us on the dance floor forever, & the bartenders very professional.We never had to worry about anything because Denise and her team took care of everything. Thank you Denise.

Carol & Greg

Rained Out Wedding Client

We have been so pleased with the services that Denise and Ken has given us. They have sat down with us several times in the past few months helping us plan our wedding. Denise has made it a point to make sure we received the rental equipment we requested and colors of our wedding. We couldn’t be happier with the Customer Service! Ken played all the music that we requested, and has helped us decide what songs to play. Thanks to A Touch of Elegance and AMP DJ Services. You are awesome!

Thom and Eva

Wedding Client

I was the wedding coordinator in December that the bride wanted to serve ethnic food for dinner in order to add a personal flair to the wedding.  The problem was finding a caterer that would just do staffing in the budget that we were looking to work with.  A Touch of Elegance not only worked within our budget but had above and beyond service that really and truly spoke to their character as a company.  They were so agreeable and accommodating to our needs, willing to work with pretty much whatever we threw their way.  They were incredibly nice and hospitable to the wedding guests on the day of the event.  I would highly recommend them to any and all brides to be that are getting married in the Chicagoland area!

Charin S

Wedding Client

Thank you for throwing the Best wedding ever! We could have not done it without you! The food, decorations, setup and service were perfect. Your staff took care of all the details without disturbing our guests. People are still talking about how great the food and drinks and the service were. Ken the DJ kept the dance floor hopping! We are so happy we chose you to make our wedding day perfect!

Mary R.

Wedding Client

Home Party Testimonials

Denise Murphy called me back within 20 minutes of my call, to book some help with my party, I held in my home.  Her servers Ann and Rosann are lovely, professional and hard-working. They really made my event run smoothly by keeping my food stocked, helping my guests, cleaning my serving pieces, handling the garbage and cleaning up after the event was through.  They did not need much direction and took the initiative to do all the work so that I could enjoy myself.  I was very pleased with their work and would hire them back again without hesitation!

Debra B

Home Party Client

Denise and the crew from A Touch of Elegance were outstanding!  From our initial phone call to the end of the party, everything was handled perfectly!  We had a backyard neighborhood Turkey Bowl and the food and tables were arranged perfectly!  They set up what looking like the ultimate tailgate  party,  just what we asked for and delivered within our budget!  They were very accommodating to each and everyone of our guests.  They set up, cleaned up and they were very focused on all the details.  It is not a matter of if we will use them again-it is a matter of when.  Thanks for everything A Touch of Elegance Event Planning!  You made our party great!

Tom M

Personal Home Party Client

I contacted Denise Murphy for my waitstaff needs. Denise was great from beginning to end. I was immediately comfortable with her and felt confident in leaving my kitchen to her. Not only did she handle the kitchen well, she also kept an eye on the party areas, ensuring that the food and beverages were promptly refilled and tended to. I would definitely use these services again!

Ilene F.

Home Party Client

Baby Shower Testimonial

I can’t say enough for everything you did for our son’s and daughter in-laws shower!  Everything looked so beautiful!  I couldn’t believe you could take a backyard shower and turn it into a banquet style shower!  I knew you were good, but that was outstanding!  Thanks so very much and I would highly recommend A Touch  of Elegance to anyone!

Sue M

Baby Shower Client

Class Reunion Testimonial

Denise at A Touch of Elegance did an outstanding job as the event planner! The servers were professional and polite, the decorations and set up was beautiful and working with Denise Murphy was a pleasure. As Ms. Murphy said, I would be able to sit back and enjoy my party because A Touch of Elegance would handle everything…and they did with tremendous creativity and excellence. I would highly recommend their services to anyone!

Karen M

Class Reunion Client

Social Event Testimonial

Thanks for your wonderful job and the nice attention to detail! Your staff was very nice and professional as well! The entire event turned out exactly as we wanted, with your great help, and we have had nothing but compliments!! Because of this event for us, our caterer is passing your name to their clients.  Best to you and your business in the future!

Meyer Dental Group

Social Thank You Event

Ken Murphy of AMP DJ Services has worked at the Redfield Estate for 11 years. He has proven to be very professional and offers clients a wide range of music to create a great experience for their weddings and other special events. Ken is such a nice, confident, personable, professional DJ.

Carol DiLorenzo

Event Coordinator, Redfield Estate The Grove, Glenview IL