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The Crystal Gardens

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About

The Crystal Gardens on Chicago’s Navy Pier, is home to a beautiful, one-acre botanical garden. The garden is housed in a six-story glass atrium with a 50-foot arched ceiling, and combines the wonder of the outdoors and comfort of the indoors. Beautiful surroundings make it the ideal place to host weddings and wedding receptions. We have more than 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging “twinkle lights,” and dancing “leapfrog” fountains, to provide a gorgeous, natural backdrop to your wedding.

We also have no room rental fee, simply a food and beverage minimum. There is room to accommodate anywhere from 100 to 1,500 people, making the Crystal Gardens ideal for a wedding reception of any size.

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?

Yes

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

$1,250

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

$1,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

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

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

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    Yifan Married on 07/27/2019
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    Beautiful venue, rockstar employees!!

    The venue itself is gorgeous! Christina Molinaro is so awesome to work with, and is so knowledgeable about the venue. The food is amazing, and if your wedding is in the summertime, fireworks is just an added bonus! Price is reasonable considering the location. Highly recommended.
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    Janet Married on 08/26/2017
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    Kerry Bowler is the bomb!! She treated us like her life depended on it! I don't have enough words to describe her and the Crystal Gardens team but I'll try: professional, punctual, nice people (inside and out), accommodating, approachable, flexible. It's endless. I would do my wedding again right here and with these same people.
  • User2874097 Event on: 11/14/2016
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    We held our offsite party here for our annual sales kick off meeting. The service were highly professional, responsive and high quality. I would recommend using this venue.

Awards

  • 18
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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700 E. Grand Ave, Mezzanine Level Chicago, IL, 60611
3125955446
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