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Crystal Springs Resort is home to 8 unique wedding venues across 4 properties in a stunning mountain setting, just one hour from New York City. In addition to 2 on-property hotels, #NYCsClosestResort offers unparalleled amenities and activities for your guests’ enjoyment with a dedicated catering and coordination team at each property to handle to every detail of your special day.

Facilities and Capacities

Crystal Springs Resort offers soon-to-be-weds with a choice of 8 locations to consider. Big Sky Pavilion is a luxurious venue designed for the wedding of your dreams. This stunning space offers a breathtaking view of the most beautiful mountain landscape and sunset in the region and encompasses a sprawling 7,800 sq. ft. to comfortably accommodate 350 guests for your reception. The spectacular Canyon Ballroom at Minerals Hotel, northern NJ's newest and largest resort ballroom at 11,000 sq. ft., showcases a design featuring a color palette of grays and creams plus wood paneling. Two stunning bars made from vendome stone with glass shelving complement the stylish decor. This expansive space is unparalleled in the region and the ideal choice for large-scale celebrations of 400+ persons.

The Ballyowen Golf Club encapsulates the whimsical feel of Ireland. Couples will have the opportunity to avail of beautiful photography locations, with views of rolling hills and plunging quarries. The stone clubhouse features an old-world design with dark woods, a cathedral ceiling, circular bar and large stone fireplace. This venue is perfect for both large and intimate celebrations, hosting country weddings of up to 150 people. Black Bear Golf Club is a slightly larger venue accommodating up to 185 guests. This scenic golf course features a beautiful gazebo that can serve as a romantic location for your ceremony. Both indoor and outdoor areas are available for your reception, each providing spectacular panoramic views overlooking Black Bear Golf Course and the Hamburg mountain range.

For couples dreaming of a charming outdoor wedding, Sweetgrass Pavilion at Minerals Hotel is a stunning location that can host up to 150 people. The open-aired rustic pavilion provides breathtaking views of the lush floral gardens and gorgeous patios of the venue’s wedding garden. At the same location, discover the chic and stylish Diamond Ballroom at Minerals Hotel, accommodating up to 225 guests. The Diamond Ballroom features a modern and elegant flair, soft seating, leather pin-tuck bar and crystal chandeliers. Just beyond the ballroom, guests are surrounded by gorgeous floral patios and a wedding garden, the perfect backdrop for a romantic outside ceremony and cocktail hour. Perched atop a sweeping crest, with the most stunning panoramic views in the Tri-State area, you will find the luxurious four-star Adirondack-style Grand Cascades Lodge and Crystal Springs Country Club. The Emerald Ballroom is the ideal venue for weddings in a stunning traditional space accommodating up to 300 guests, with an indoor cocktail hour in the Grand Rotunda that overlooks the scenic mountains.

Services Offered:

With their event planning service, Crystal Springs Resort will make preparing for your big day a stress-free experience. All venues offer complete wedding services and facilities, which include:

  • Bridal Suites
  • Shuttle Services
  • Valet Parking
  • Wedding Cakes
  • Dance Floors
  • Ample Parking Spaces
  • Full Wheelchair Access

Accommodations:

Crystal Springs Resort has two options available for overnight accommodations. The Grand Cascades Lodge offers a AAA 4-diamond escape with striking architecture and beautiful views of the Kittatinny Mountain Range. Minerals Hotel provides a recreation rich setting which includes a newly renovated cardio & weight facility, fitness classes and more.S

Summer 2024 Exclusive: If you’re thinking of holding your wedding in the months of May, June or July of 2024, our Wedding Specialists can present attractive options for your consideration. No extra buy out fees for May-July 2024!

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
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Hotel
Resort
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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4.8 out of 5 rating
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Crystal Springs Resort at Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel is a highly recommended wedding venue. Guests praised the stunning views and beautiful grounds, as well as the attentive and professional staff. The food was described as delicious and the package options were highly appreciated. Reviewers also mentioned the convenience of having accommodations on-site and the helpfulness of the wedding coordinators in planning their special day. Overall, Crystal Springs Resort provided a magical and flawless wedding experience for couples and their guests.

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Crystal Springs Resort at Grand Cascades Lodge and Minerals Hotel is a highly recommended wedding venue. Guests praised the stunning views and beautiful grounds, as well as the attentive and professional staff. The food was described as delicious and the package options were highly appreciated. Reviewers also mentioned the convenience of having accommodations on-site and the helpfulness of the wedding coordinators in planning their special day. Overall, Crystal Springs Resort provided a magical and flawless wedding experience for couples and their guests.

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Michelle D. Sent on 07/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Special Day


A Dream Wedding Experience!

Our wedding on June 24, 2023, at Crystal Springs Resort was an absolute fairytale, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue to celebrate our special day! We first wanted to thank Kathleen, Sophia, and Hector! They helped our day flow well and took away all our stress! From the stunning Emerald Ballroom to the breathtaking cocktail hour in the Rotunda Room, and the unforgettable after-party at the Biosphere Pool and Grand Cascades Hotel, Crystal Springs Resort truly exceeded all expectations.

The Emerald Ballroom provided the most enchanting setting for our ceremony and reception. The elegant decor, beautiful chandeliers, and grand architecture set the stage for a truly magical celebration. The venue's staff was incredibly attentive, ensuring that every detail was taken care of, allowing us to focus solely on enjoying our wedding day to the fullest.

The cocktail hour in the Rotunda Room was nothing short of amazing. The space was not only visually stunning but also exuded a warm and inviting ambiance. Our guests were captivated by the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, and the carefully crafted hors d'oeuvres and drinks were an absolute delight for the palate. The impeccable service and attention to every guest's needs made the cocktail hour a memorable experience for everyone.

The after-party at the Biosphere Pool and Grand Cascades Hotel was an absolute blast! It was the perfect way to keep the celebration going well into the night. The Biosphere Pool area created an atmosphere of pure fun and relaxation, and our guests had an incredible time dancing and mingling under the stars. The setting was unique and unforgettable, making it a truly one-of-a-kind experience for our wedding guests.

The Grand Cascades Hotel served as a magnificent backdrop for our entire wedding weekend. The luxurious accommodations and impeccable service offered a comfortable and enjoyable stay for both us and our guests. The resort's amenities, including the spa and golf courses, provided endless opportunities for relaxation and entertainment.

Throughout the entire planning process, Kathleen and the Crystal Springs Resort team was a joy to work with. Their professionalism, attention to detail, and genuine care for making our wedding day special were evident in every interaction. They were responsive to all our inquiries and worked closely with us to bring our vision to life.

Our wedding at Crystal Springs Resort was truly a dream come true. The picturesque surroundings, stunning venues, and top-notch service made it an unforgettable experience for us and all our guests. If you're looking for a wedding venue that offers beauty, luxury, and exceptional hospitality, Crystal Springs Resort should be at the top of your list. We wholeheartedly recommend them to any couple planning their special day.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Michelle and James
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Andrea M. Sent on 10/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

excellent all around! Staff went above and beyond to assure my daughter had the wedding of her dreams! Beautiful venue!!

Outstanding staff!!! from check in to wedding details, you could not ask for better service. Wedding Coordinater (Sara) took care of every single detail....We could not have asked for a better experience Highly recommend!!
Maria
Maria P. Sent on 11/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Wedding at Black Bear Golf Club

From start to finish, Black Bear Golf Club was a dream to work with for our 10/14/23 wedding. Lee was the greatest wedding coordinator a couple could ask for. She dished out helpful advice and suggestions, answered all our questions, and was warm and friendly every step of the way. She was a source of calm on wedding weekend and we're so grateful for her expertise.

The food at Black Bear is generous and delicious. Couples have so many tasty options to choose from and your guests will not leave hungry. The cake that Black Bear supplies from Calandra's is equally incredible.

The reception area is spacious -- there's two bars, ample seating, and a large dance floor. The room for cocktail hour is a nice inside/outside space, with enough room for guests to spread out, enjoy each other's company, and take in the scenery.

It poured on our wedding day, so we weren't able to use the outside ceremony area, but the staff did an incredible job setting up inside -- the extra decorations and touches they added made it feel just as beautiful. If you get married in fall like we did, prepare to be wowed but all of the pumpkins, gourds, mums, and harvest vibes.

Of course, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the mountains -- our guests couldn't believe how breathtaking they were as the fog rolled in, and the gentle wisps of foliage sprinkled within.

Net/net: Black Bear is affordable in terms of the wedding industry; the food is delicious and bountiful; the scenery is beautiful; and the staff is friendly and helpful. I've been replaying this wonderful day in my head endless since the big day. THANK YOU for everything!
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