Private Events

Let us co-host your event for friends, family and colleagues tailored just for you. We will design an unforgettable evening for your crowd, from structured classes and informal guided tastings to let-your-hair-down soirees.

Our place or yours? Our intimate shop can accommodate groups from 2 to 25. Hosting an event at home, the office or another venue around town? We can bring our show on the road and provide the same fabulous spreads and services suited to your special occasion for groups large and small.

Wine+Cheese Parties

Our team of experts are ready for your group. We will provide a bounty of our seasonally favorite cheeses, charcuterie and accompaniments paired with appropriate wines and beverages. And if you’d like, our cheesemongers will provide a brief guided tasting to get your party rolling and are always available to share their cheese wisdom and tend to your guests’ needs. Wine+Cheese Parties are scheduled for 2 hours.

  • Cheesemonger’s Mix $40 per person
    Includes 5 artisan cheeses with paired accouterments, 3 wines, beer and soft drinks.
  • Cheesemonger’s Luxe $60 per person
    Includes 7 artisan cheeses plus charcuterie, accouterments, 5 premium wines,
    beer and soft drinks.

Private Classes

We love talking about great cheese as much as love eating it. Our classes are designed to widen your group’s appreciation for all things fromage. Our structured yet informal presentations by our professional cheesemongers include a flight of several cheeses and appropriate beverages, a course outline and tasting notes. Classes last approximately 90 minutes. Select from one of our most popular classes:

  • Marché 101: The ABCs of Artisan Cheese $45 per person
    This exploratory class will provide you with key considerations when selecting and serving great cheese together with a global tasting tour of principal cheese styles and your choice of wines and beers.
  • Dynamic Duos: Wine + Cheese $45 per person
    We will demystify pairing these timeless partners with Marché’s recommendations for suitable matches. From traditional regional pairings to balancing characteristics and flavors, we’ll sip and taste a flight of 5 wines and 6 cheeses while discussing guidelines for harmonious culinary unions.
  • Fromage au Trois: Cheese, Chocolate + Sparkling Wines $55 per person
    Discover why sparkling wines are such a delightful match with cheese and chocolate as we taste through four distinctive wines from Cava to Champagne along side our favorite cheese and chocolate pairings.
  • Easy Entertaining: DIY Cheese Boards $45 per person
    Let our cheesemongers guide you through the steps of designing your cheese boards with artistry and ease. We’ll look at selections, how much to buy, accompaniments and presentation as we assemble 2 cheese boards then devour them with your choice of wines and beers.

Ah – Weddings…

Love cheese as much as your fiancé? Include Marché in the celebration from wine and cheese welcome bags for out-of-town guests to a personalized Cheese + Charcuterie Table at the reception, and even a custom layered “Cheese Cake Tower” that will leave you and your guests in awe.

Contact Us

We’re ready to help you start planning your own Marché experience. For more information, to check availability or to book an event, contact our Events Coordinator at 630.790.8500 or email askme@marche496.com.

Note: There is a $400 minimum for all private events. A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee your date.  Final guest count is due 3 days prior to the event. There will be a $50 per half-hour charge if the event exceeds the contracted time limit. Wine+Cheese Parties held at Marché are limited to 25 people; classes are limited to 16. There is no maximum for off-premise events. For events held at Marché, a 10% store discount will be extended to guests the date of the event. For events held at Marché, all food and beverages will be provided by us. Outside food and beverages are generally not allowed. Service for Cheese + Charcuterie Tables and Cheese Cake Towers is available.