Gio Events Office
1868 Reid Farm Road
Rockford, IL 61107

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About Gio Events

With over 75 years of experience, Gio Events is thrilled to provide you with the highest level of service! From the first time you meet with our staff to the end of your event, and even after, we pride ourselves in attention to detail with a personal touch.

Whether you’re unwinding at alchemy, hosting your wedding or event at Illinois Bank and Trust Pavilion, or allowing us to be a part of your off site event, we truly believe that you are family. Reach out to one of our experienced event managers to start planning today!

Meet Our Team

Al Castrogiovanni
Owner, Gio Events

Owner of Gio Events, Al is constantly on the go. Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs, Al is always looking for innovative ways to improve the service industry and is passionate about delivering the best client experience possible. When he’s not working, he loves to spend time with his kids, fishing, or spending time in the great outdoors.

John Branyan
Culinary Director, Gio Events

John is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and has been in the restaurant industry for over thirty years, having worked in New York, Atlanta, North Carolina, Virginia, Chicago, and now Rockford. He is passionate about providing our clients with the highest level of excellence. When he’s not in the kitchen, he can be found spending time with his wife and kids, golfing, or making himself a Pina Colada.

Johnna Beck
Event Manager, Gio Events

Johnna brings a big heart and a sense of calmness to the team along with 10 years of event and management experience. She’s passionate about providing our couples with a stress free and enjoyable wedding planning experience. When she’s not checking off details for special events she loves spending time with her boyfriend and their son. You can win her over any day with some iced coffee or fried Brussels sprouts.

We’re now open year round! Join us for lunch or dinner in our new outdoor igloos overlooking the Aldeen Golf Course, or call our staff to plan your Holiday Party with us today! 815.987.8833

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