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 220 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:
In addition to the above wedding-related services, The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge can provide the following event items:
Recommended by 87% of couples
Mallory · Married on 10/01/2016
Our wedding reception at the Crystal Ballroom was beautiful, well-run & came together perfectly. While we did have a little bump in the road with staff changing in the final months before our wedding day, in the end, we couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect night.
Most of our planning in the year prior to our wedding was done through Matthew, who is no longer with the ballroom. In finding out that he had left, I will admit there was intense fear, panic, and even anger. It was an unfortunate & difficult situation, which may not have been communicated about in the best manner. However, from our very first interaction with Liz, the new ballroom manager, we were put at ease with her professionalism, confidence and knowledge of the event industry-including having been involved with many events at the Crystal Ballroom prior to working there. She was calm in discussing all of our panicked concerns. It became known to us quickly, that our event was a priority, including making sure the transition meant no detail was missed.
From the staff running the bar, to the servers and the chef, everyone ensures the night is of 5 star quality. The food choices are wonderful. It was important to us to not have typical "wedding" food, and we were very pleased with what was offered to us. After having our tasting, it came up multiple times how we were most excited 1) about being married and 2) to eat the food at our reception!
The Ballroom itself is beautiful, we often talked about how it didn't matter what decor we brought in because it was breathtaking on its own. The neutral tones and mirrors allow for a variety of color palettes to be brought in and highlighted to truly match any taste.
I would highly recommend the Crystal Ballroom. It is beautiful and there is nothing even close to comparable on the North Side of Chicago. It is because of the Crystal Ballroom that we could have our dream wedding reception!
Dana · Married on 09/08/2018
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!Sent on 04/28/2017
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Katie · Married on 05/27/2018
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!
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