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The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge

Evanston, IL View map Visit website
Rating 4.4 out of 5
14 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

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.

Services Offered
The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge can provide the following event services:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Cake
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Lighting/sound
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Valet services


Other Services
In addition to the above wedding-related services, The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge can provide the following event items:

  • Audio equipment
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Furniture

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$10,800

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
August
November
December

14 Reviews

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Rated
4.4
out of 5.0
Recommended by 88% of couples
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    Rating 4.4 out of 5
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
    Rating 4.4 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.6 out of 5

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  • Carolyn
    Carolyn C. Married on 03/04/2021
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    Elegant and Sophisticated Ballroom

    On first glance, the timeless elegant ballroom took our breath away. We were looking for a venue that was intimate, warm and inviting. The Crystal Ballroom delivered on all fronts. We had both our wedding ceremony and reception at the 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!

    The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge's reply:

    Your group was incredible and so much fun!! I truly enjoyed working with you and Ryan and look forward to seeing you guys around Wrigley this summer. Thanks so much for this review. I'm grateful for the trust you bestowed in me to help plan your special day!! Cheers to you both!
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    Dana Married on 09/08/2018
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    The catering manager Christine exceeded our expectations. Very friendly and showed she loved her job. We all felt very close to her like family. The only reason why we did not choose this venue is because we wanted an outdoor option as well and I have to say it was hard to make the decision because I would not be working with her!

    The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, Dana! Admittedly, I would have loved to plan your wedding with you and your amazing family, but I'm so happy you found your perfect venue! All the best to you! - Liz.
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    Katie Married on 05/27/2018
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    What an amazing venue. Liz and her team were terrific to work with--very responsive and accommodating to all of our requests. The venue is absolutely beautiful with a fantastic location. Pair this with the Hyatt House across the street and your guests will love you. The food was legitimately delicious. We also had our ceremony here, and the transition from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception was handled perfectly. Highly highly recommend this venue!

Awards

  • 14

Deals

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge 1
Offer

Complimentary LCD projectors on both side of the room for your Video Montage. They come down from the ceiling, so no floor space is used. That's an $800 savings.

Come in a see our Ballroom!

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Team

Jessica Teague
Jessica Teague
Event Manager

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!

Map

529 Davis Street Evanston, IL, 60201
8475704400

Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
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The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge?

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge for wedding events?

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge offer?

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge offer for wedding events?

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge have available for wedding events?

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge is recommended by 71% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in flexibility, 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in value, 4.3 in average response time and 4.3 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge offer?

The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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