The Crystal Ballroom is an awe-inspiring venue with its vaulted ceilings, grand chandeliers, giant wallscapes and famous "floating" dance floor. Groups ranging in size from 150 to 1,000 people can ideally fit into this 7,500-square-foot space and have access to the ballroom's classic corner stage, floor-to-ceiling windows, swooping balcony, and full bar service.
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7 Reviews for McMenamins Crystal Hotel & Ballroom
Recommended by 96% of couples
Shelley E. · Married on 06/29/2019
Fabulous Venue Choice!
I had my wedding reception here a few weeks ago and it was a great experience. My husband and I were so happy that we decided to book them. From the intial planning stages to the night itself it was wonderful! The planning coordinator, Kyle, was super professional, kind and a great communicator. The staff that worked the night of the wedding were wonderful as well. We loved the food, drinks, service and overall ambiance of the Crystal Ballroom! It was just a complete blast! It's one of the more affordable options in Portland, especially if you have a large guest list and want a really nice reception. It was also just a great deal easier to have all the catering and set up take place in house. I know during the summer that many people want outdoor weddings but if you don't have heart set on an outdoor venue, I highly recommend the Crystal Ballroom. Natural light poured in for quite some time and then once darkness fell it was a heart-stopping, downright dancy party! With the bouncy floor and great sound system everyone was loving it. If you ask ahead of time, they can give you access to the outside balcony which we did for "golden hour" photos. One other cool perk is your name along with a message of your choice appears on the marquee under the Crystal Ballroom sign. It was a completely unforgettable experience all around!Sent on 07/24/2019
Kristine · Married on 05/27/2017
We can’t rave enough about our experience at the Crystal Ballroom. Choosing it as a venue for our wedding was the best decision we made. We took a brewery tour of the Crystal Ballroom while looking for wedding venues. When we walked into the Crystal Ballroom, the decision was immediate and unanimous.Sent on 06/06/2017
It's beautiful and immense. From the ornate murals on the walls to the chandeliers and the floating dance floor, we were absolutely blown away. This is in addition to an impressive light and sound system, the mezzanine seating, and the history of the 100-year-old building that greets you when you go up the stairs.
I have to admit, it was really daunting thinking about hiring separate caterers, bartenders and rentals for venues we were looking at. The price just kept adding up. The Crystal Ballroom was so affordable. They took care of everything, from the food and alcohol to rental equipment, servers to pass our appetizers, bartenders for our bar, it was all included in the service. Kyle was our event coordinator for the wedding and he was the best vendor we interacted with throughout the wedding planning process. He responded quickly and was always positive and clear when we asked him questions. He had great ideas on little things we could add to make the wedding fun and was so easy to work with. Jonathon and the staff was so attentive and professional. I felt free to mingle and party without worrying about anything.
The DJ was so excited to play at the Ballroom because their sound and light system were top of the line. The Sound package gets you a light and sound engineer for the entire duration and was worth every penny! The dancefloor never stopped bouncing! It was so packed with dancers and so bouncy that those sitting down at the tables couldn’t help but join in on the dancing. The food was delicious! The beer and wine were amazing! The wedding was perfect. It was everything we could have hoped for and more!
Trish · Married on 10/23/2016
This is an amazing venue for a wedding. Thomas and Kyle were great to deal with as we were planning the wedding, but Jonathan was the king of the day. He made sure we had everything we needed and addressed every concern with a "we can do it" attitude!Sent on 10/28/2016
We heart the Crystal Ballroom. It's one of the largest venues in Portland. It's got character, history, and a great sound system all rolled up into one. For a DJ, this place is one of the premiere places to play at. It's not only because the sound system is state of the art and but also because so many great musicians have played on the very same stage before us. If you are concerned with the added cost of using the sound system here, don't worry, it's worth every penny. No portable sound system could ever recreate or fill the space that this venue already has. If you are interested in this place, Kyle is your man. He can show you all the in's and out's of the Crystal Ballroom, their awesome food and drink menu, and when you book here you can even get your name outside on the famous marquee while you dance the night away on the original bouncy dance floor.