The Dance. 

The Details.

The Dress.

At Special Occasions, we believe you should touch, feel, and see the endless possibilities of the right dress.

In our store, you will see each season’s most sought-after styles and must-have dresses.

We will complete your look with all of the details that make the ordinary more extraordinary.

Visit our showroom in Batavia, Illinois for a shopping experience you will never forget.

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Featured Designers

finding your dream dress

How It Works

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Contact us to book an appointment in our Batavia showroom so you can see, feel, and try on all of our dresses.

A Day of Magic

We work hard to make your dress-buying experience extra special!
It’ll be a day you’ll never forget.

You're Unique... and so is Your Dress

We track all purchases to ensure nobody wears the same dress at the same event.

They Said “Yes!” to the Dress

✨Sometimes you just need to Sparkle✨
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Ashley Lauren for your next Sparkly✨night out✨🍾💃
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#buythedress #toomuchsparkle #sparkle #ashleylauren #blacktie #gala #prom #bridal #datenight #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia  #newyearseve
Today’s the Day✨✨✨Shop Small all around Batavia✨✨
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#shopsmall #today #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy✨
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This is your gift from us✨Treat yourself(yes that’s ok🥰)or treat a friend✨It’s BLING season✨
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#nothinghauntsuslikethethingswedidntbuy #thedress #theholidays #treatyourself #treatafriend #holidayparty #winterformal #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
Thank You to all of our amazing customers✨You make it all so worth while and I am beyond grateful for each and everyone of you✨
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#happythanksgiving
✨A big thank you to all our amazing customers! This was an amazing homecoming season because of all of you beautiful ladies!✨
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✨💕See you all at prom!💕✨
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#prom #homecoming #sparkle #thedress #thedetails #specialoccassionsbatavia #shoplocal #thankyou #beautifulgirls
It’s beginning to look a lot  like Christmas❄️⛄️
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❄️THE WINDOWS❄️We are so excited to start celebrating❄️🎄
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#itsbeginningtolookalotlikechristmas #thewindows #thecelebration #thedress #celebrate #holidayparty #cocktailparty #winterformal #gala #prom #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
Dress like your already famous💗
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💗JOVANI💗PRETTY IN PINK💗
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#dresslikeyourealreadyfamous #prettyinpink #jovani #buythedress #prom #blacktie #socialoccasions #gala #cocktailparty #shoplocal #shopsmall #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #specialoccasions
Tis the Season🎄Live Sparkly✨
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#thedress #thesparkle #livesparkly #tistheseason #holidayparty #gala #blacktie #cocktailparty #shoplocal #shopsmall #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
Glitter Season has arrived✨and every girl loves to shine✨
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SHOP SMALL SATURDAY is almost here✨We are celebrating you✨
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#shopsmallsaturday #glitter #gifts #friendsandfamily #theholidays #shopsmall #shoptheavenue #shoplocal #holidayparties #cocktailparties #prom #gala #soecialoccasions #glitterseason #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
This is where the magic begins✨
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✨THE WINDOWS✨A Magical Christmas 🎄by Stefania✨We are so excited✨
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#magic #thewindows #magicalchristmas #theholidays #thedress #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #shoplocal #shopsmall
One is never overdressed or underdressed in the perfect black dress✨🖤
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Happy Birthday Jaime✨🎉You look absolutely amazing✨We hope you had a wonderful night✨
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#littleblackdress #oneisneveroverdressedorunderdressedwithalittleblackdress #happybirthday #thedress #elliatt #beautifulwoman #theoccasion #cocktailparty #guestif #theholidays #holidayparty #specialoccasions #specialoccasionontheavenuebatavia
Did you say ✨BLINGTASTIC✨
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Ashley Lauren for your next sparkly event because there’s no such thing as too much✨bling✨
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#blingtastic #ashleylauren #sparkly #nosuchthingastoomuchbling #thedress #thedetails #thesparkle #thedance #theoccasion #prom #newyearseve #gala #blacktie #shoplocal #shopsmall #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
We are so excited to be at Royal Fox Country Club showing our fabulous accessories!❤️
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#specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #cocktail #amandauprichard #accessories #partydress #thedress #thedetails #thedance
EVERYTHING is better in PINK💗Your Holiday Shopping starts In Batavia @wilsonstreetmercantile💗
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25% off ALL Accessories @special_occasions01 ✨Gifts for you and your friends to make the holidays shine brighter✨
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@wilsonstreetmercantile @sixcypressboutique @blackangeldsgns @house.of.423 @paulasinbatavia @dashtenworks @limestonecoffeeandtea @special_occasions01 @beardsgaardbarbers @giabelladesigns4 @bocaditoscafe_ba @downtownbatavia @theboutiquehub
💗Pink Friday💗
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Grab your stocking @wilsonstreetmercantile and then visit the fabulous businesses on the map✨Then enjoy 25% off fabulous shiny accessories at Special Occasions✨
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#pinkfriday #shopbatavia #accessories #gifts #theholidays #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasions #shinygifts #giftsforher #giftsforyourself #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
✨Oohlala✨Faviana✨
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We are loving all our new arrivals for your next dance 💃 
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#thedance thedetails #thedress #faviana #prom #gala #newarrivals #oohlala #blacktie #winterformal #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
💗💕PINK DREAMS💕💗
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Tuesday-Wednesday- Thursday-PINK FRIDAY💕We are so close. 💗Start @wilsonstreetmercantile for your stocking💗Pink Dreams do come true💕
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@wilsonstreetmercantile @sixcypressboutique @blackangeldsgns @house.of.423 @paulasinbatavia @dashtenworks @limestonecoffeeandtea @special_occasions01 @beardsgaardbarbers @giabelladesigns4 @bocaditoscafe_ba @downtownbatavia @theboutiquehub
JUST IN✨💃🎉And they are STUNNING✨
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Alyce Paris for your next event✨Prom✨Black Tie✨Gala✨Date night✨Cocktails✨There’s always a reason to dress up✨💃
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#justin #newarrivals #thedress #alyceparis #thedetails #beadedgowns #stunning #thedance #prom #wedding #blacktie #gala #justgetdressedup
#SHOPLOCALFIRST on Pink Friday!

💗pick up your FREE STOCKING @wilsonstreetmercantile 

💗visit the 12 participating shops and grab your free gift(while supplies last)

💗Check out what each of these amazing stores has to offer and start your holiday shopping💗

💗We can’t think of a better way to start the holidays💗

@wilsonstreetmercantile @sixcypressboutique @blackangeldsgns @house.of.423 @paulasinbatavia @dashtenworks @limestonecoffeeandtea @special_occasions01 @beardsgaardbarbers @giabelladesigns4 @bocaditoscafe_ba @downtownbatavia @theboutiquehub
We’re feeling kind of blue today💙and loving it💙
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#itssunday #feelingblue #bluedress #elliatt #amandauprichard #thedress #cocktails #turnabout #dressup #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #shoplocal #shopsmall
Who doesn’t need a little black dress ✨💃
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Just for fun💃wear THE dress✨Girls night out✨date night✨cocktails with friends✨wedding guest✨
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#littleblackdress #thedress #elliatt #datenight #girlsnightout #justforfun #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #shopsmall #shoplocal
The forecast….Cold❄️and colder⛄️
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Winter dressing is all about having chic outerwear❄️We are in love with these coats by ELLIATT❄️The chicest way to stay warm✨
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#cold #cozycoats #chicouterwear #elliatt #staywarm #winter #coats #fauxfur #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
✨THE WINDOWS✨
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Party Season is right around the corner💃🎉Are you ready✨💃
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#thewindows #thedress #partyseason #gala #blacktie #weddings #guestof #beready #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
The Dress tells a story✨Make it one to remember✨
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#thdress #tellastory #berembered #jovani #macduggal #alyce #thefeathers #thedetails #gala #blacktie #thedance #oneshoulder  #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #shopsmall #shoplocal
There is beauty in simplicity✨
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We love beautiful things✨Amanda Uprichard✨
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#beauty #simplicity #beautifulthings #thedress #amandauprichard #love #specialoccasionontheavenuebatavia #shopsmall #shoplocal #guestof #cocktaildress #datenight
Absolutely obsessed with this new sea foam Jovani!
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Stay tuned for more new arrivals!
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#princess #dress #prom #thedetails #sparkle #specialoccassionsbatavia #shoplocal #jovani
The Feathers✨The Slit ✨Oo La La! These new Portia & Scarlet dresses have us speechless!
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Come on in! We are here til 5 today!!
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#sparkle #shine #feathers #prom #portiaandscarlett #oolala #specialoccasionsbatavia #dresses #details
The answer is YES✨✨of course you need a new dress💃♥️
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Jovani for your next event✨Just say YES✨♥️
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#yes #theanswer #thedress #justsayyes #jovani #thedance #prom #gala #holidayparty #blacktie #newdress #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #shopsmall #shoplocal
The Dress💃The Blazer✨Amanda Uprichard✨
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We are obsessed❤️with these go to pieces for any Occasion✨A must for every closet✨
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#thedress #theblazer #gotopieces  #closet #amandauprichard #anyoccasion #musthave #interviewsuit #work #cocktail #theparty #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #specialoccasions #shopsmall #shoplocal
Be the lady in RED❤️
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Amanda Uprichard❤️For your next Special Occasion❤️
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##theladyinred #reddress #amandauprichard #theoccasion #anyoccasion #thedress #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #shopsmall #shoplocal #datenight #anynight
Can you say Bluetiful💙💙
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✨We are obsessing over these dresses✨💙✨JOVANI for your next Special Occasion✨💙✨
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#bluetiful #obsessed #thedress #jovani #thedance #prom #winterdance #gala #blacktie #beautifulgirls #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #specialoccasions
Sometimes you just need to buy the dress💃and then find some place to go✨
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The Dress✨ELLIATT♥️The Occasion✨YOUR CALL😉
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#buythedress #thelook #thedress #elliatt #theoccasion #cocktails #datenight #dinnerdate #holidayparty #shoplocal #shopsmall #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
We are soo excited💃🎉PROM DRESSES are slowly starting to arrive💃🎉
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We can’t wait to help you find THE PERFECT DRESS💃✨
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#soexcited #prom #promdress #jovani #thedance #thedetails #thedress #theperfectdress #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
New arrivals🎉💃 
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Stay tuned for more fun styles for Occasion Dressing💃by Amanda Uprichard✨✨
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#newarrivals #staytuned #occasiondressing #specialiccasions #cocktaildress #guestof #datenight #amandauprichard #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
It’s the details that make the difference✨
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Don’t miss our fun evening bags for your next night out✨
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#thedetailsmakethedifference💎 #accessories #eveningbags #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
Love the Coat❤️Love the Purse❤️Love the Dress❤️Love  the Look❤️
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Shop the Look❤️for your next Special Occasion✨💃
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#thecoat #elliatt thedress #jovsni #thepurse #accessories #soecialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #winterdance #holidayparty #cocktaildress #shopsmall #shoplocal
We love when everything just works💙#homecominggoals 
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Ellie you look absolutely beautiful✨We hope your night was amazing✨
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#love #everythingworks #thedress #ashleylauren #thedance #homecoming #hocogoals #beautifulgirl #thetimeofyourlife #amazing #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
The Coat❤️The Dress❤️The Look
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ELLIATT for your next Occasion💃
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#thecoat #thedress #thelook #elliatt #work #datenight #cocktaildress #thedress #thesleeves #shopsmall #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
We love when princesses 👸 visit us!
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Having so much fun with all these cuties today! Come visit us✨✨
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#princesses #visitus #halloween #trickortreat #batavia #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #specialoccasions
The princesses👑have arrived✨
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Cinderella and Belle are in the house✨✨Stop by today✨
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#theprincesses #halloween #belle #cinderella #trickortreat #batavia #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
TADAA✨💃
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We are loving new arrivals from Jovani✨We will post a sneak peak soon✨
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#tadaa #newarrivals #jovani #prom #blacktie #gala #winterdance #thedance #thedetails #thedress #shopsmall #shoplocal #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
If your going to sparkle ✨then sparkle✨
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MacDuggal for your next sparkly night✨💃
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#sparkle #macduggal #thedress #theoccasion #sparklynight #cocktailparty #gala #weddingguest #dinnerparty #datenight #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #shopsmall #shoplocal
Looking for your next Party Dress✨
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Look no further✨Styles are starting to arrive… just in time for holiday shopping✨
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#partydress #looknofurther #holidayshopping #holidayparty #thedress #macduggal #theparty #cocktailparty #gala #specialoccasions #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
One of our Fall favorites💫💃
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Party season is in the air✨Stand out with the perfect dress by IEENA for MacDuggal✨
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#fallfavorites #thedress #ienna  #macduggal #partydress #theparty #theoccasion #cocktails #gala
Let’s get this party started✨✨
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Weddings✨Date Nights✨Cocktail Party✨Just anything you can DRESS💃up for and celebrate✨
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#letsgetthispartystarted #theparty #weddings #cocktailparty #datenight #dressup #shoplocal #shopsmall #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
We can’t think of a better reason to DRESS💃up!
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We open at 11✨
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#smile #itsfriday #dressup #shoplocal #shopsmall #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
#thebestteamever🎉
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Celebrating this amazing group of women♥️(missing Stacy😢) I appreciate each and every one of you and THANK YOU all for your dedication and hard work in the craziest of times♥️♥️
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#thankyou #cheers #celebrate #thebestteamever #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia
✨THE DRESS✨
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✨🎉Make your own party 🎉✨
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#theparty #thedress #makeyourown #cocktail #winterdance #guestof #shopsmall #shoplocal #amandauprichard #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia #specialoccasion
Life won’t sparkle unless you do✨
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Gorgeous Maddy✨We hope you had the time of your life✨
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#lifewontsparkleunlessyoudo #thedress #ashleylauren #thedance #homecoming #beautifulgirl #thetimeofyourlife #specialoccasionsontheavenuebatavia