Top 50 Event Designers 2019: Tom Kehoe

The Chicago-based Kehoe on creating a lush garden setting.

“I had the honor of doing my niece’s wedding this past fall…. She entrusted me with her entire reception experience. Upon arrival at the Geraghty, guests were greeted with a Hamptons-esque cocktail party [followed by] a formal dinner in a lush, Parisian garden setting.”
“I had the honor of doing my niece’s wedding this past fall…. She entrusted me with her entire reception experience. Upon arrival at the Geraghty, guests were greeted with a Hamptons-esque cocktail party [followed by] a formal dinner in a lush, Parisian garden setting.”
Photo: Courtesy of Kehoe Designs

Tom KehoePhoto: Courtesy of Kehoe DesignsKehoe’s Chicago-based event design and decor company (@tgkehoe) handles a mix of social and corporate events—from product launches and festivals to private parties and retail openings. In the past year, the company has designed events such as the Unicef Gala Chicago Heart Ball, as well as gatherings at its own event space, the Geraghty. Kehoe’s portfolio also includes Floral Exhibits, a floral provider for trade shows, and the newly launched BlackOak Technical Productions, a design-centric division focused on incorporating emerging technologies into events.

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