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The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge is a vintage modern ball room located in Evanston, Illinois. This venue is located in downtown Evanston, providing entertainment and amusement all weekend long! The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge was remodeled in 2014 from its 1920’s glory, but kept its original crown molding, providing an elegant style for your unforgettable wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 200 wedding guests at The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge. There are three available indoor event spaces for couples to choose from and utilize throughout their wedding day. The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge is a made up of 6,000 square feet of event space, providing plenty of room for your wedding party.
The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge can provide the following event services:
- All-inclusive packages
- Bridal suite
- Setup and cleanup
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- In-house bar
- In-house catering
- Outside vendors
- Wireless Internet
- Wheelchair access
- Valet services
In addition to the above wedding-related services, The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge can provide the following event items:
- Audio equipment
- Dance floor
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Gorgeous and fun yet low-stress wedding
Everything looked absolutely beautiful and they did a great job with the decorations we had brought the day prior. We each were given our own suite (really a small one-bedroom apartment) to get ready, and Jessica had it stocked with drinks and snacks, brought us a steamer and anything else we asked for. We were able to use the rooftop terrace for a lot of photos with the wedding party and family. We also walked less than 10 minutes to the lake with our photographer and did couples photos there, so the location was very convenient for that (we did all the photos before the ceremony).
The ceremony was set up beautifully and the team swapped the ballroom to banquet incredibly well during cocktail hour. The bartenders were fast and made fantastic cocktails, including two unique signature cocktails we created. They even went out of the way to track down Ecuadorian aguardiente to use in one of them, which was highly appreciated by his family who had traveled from Ecuador. The food was stellar, with many guests complimenting it. During our tasting the chef gave us some suggestions that ended up changing what we originally were thinking but in such a delicious way. He even did an off menu plantain appetizer for us for cocktail hour. During dinner no one's wine glass was ever close to empty as the staff seemed to be everywhere all the time. The cake (included in the package) was absolutely gorgeous.
Overall we would highly recommend the Crystal Ballroom for anyone's wedding. They are just the nicest people (many of our guests commented on how friendly the staff were), and go out of their way to make everything very easy and low-stress. Thank you Jessica and the whole team for an amazing day!
Elegant and Sophisticated Ballroom
Meredith and all of the staff members were wonderful; no small detail was over-looked. Planning and communication leading up to our day was timely and efficient. The Ballroom is perfectly situated in downtown Evanston; close to bars, restaurants, shops, etc.. Our guests had to simply walk across the street to the hotel at the end of the evening.
Day-of, we utilized the two bridal suites to take our time getting ready on-site. It was so great to have hair and make-up come to us. Stress free prep! Meredith had our fridge stocked with our favorite drinks and plenty of goodies. The ballroom itself is spectacular, we did not feel the need to decorate much beyond flowers. Cocktail hour took place in the stylish lobby & foyer., with two bars.
Returning to the Ballroom for dinner and our reception---it was breathtaking! And, the food! So so good. Above and beyond the standard wedding fare. Our guests all really enjoyed their meals. Overall, we received so many compliments on everything :)
We truly cannot say enough good things about the Crystal Ballroom and our wedding. We would 100% recommend!
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I have been in multiple aspects of the wedding industry for the last 6 years. I also have personal experience planning my own wedding which put me in the mindset of what couples worry about when getting married. This is the most wonderful and yet sometimes the most stressful time of your life. That being said, this is exactly where I come in. It is my job to make sure your day runs super smoothly here at our venue. My team and I will make sure to take care of everything you need before you even know you need it! All you need to focus on is the love of your life!
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The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge frequently asked questions
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Signature Drink
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
- Bridal Shower
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor