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Crystal Gardens Banquet Center

Howell , MI
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LOCATION

5768 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI US 48843 (map)

PHONE

877-545-1002

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ABOUT US

From the first kiss to the last dance, we'll take your breath away. Featuring: Open Air Chapel ~ Private Patios ~ Weddings of 75-900 ~ Off-Premise Catering to All Locations
From the first kiss to the last dance, we'll take your breath away. Featuring: Open Air Chapel ~ Private Patios ~ Weddings of 75-900 ~ Off-Premise Catering to All Locations Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2003
When was your venue last renovated?
2003
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Audra and John
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal Gardens had a nice, professional and courteous staff. They made the planning process easy and they helped to make our day special.
Crystal Gardens had a nice, professional and courteous staff. They made the planning process easy and they helped to make Read more...
Crystal Gardens had a nice, professional and courteous staff. They made the planning process easy and they helped to make our day special. Read less
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Lesly
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was incredible thanks to everyone at Crystal Garden. From the event coordinators and planners to the chef, everyone was a pleasure to work with and the food was delicious. Not to mention the venue itself is just beautiful as we got married in the outside chapel. Can't go wrong with Crystal Garden.
My wedding was incredible thanks to everyone at Crystal Garden. From the event coordinators and planners to the chef, Read more...
My wedding was incredible thanks to everyone at Crystal Garden. From the event coordinators and planners to the chef, everyone was a pleasure to work with and the food was delicious. Not to mention the venue itself is just beautiful as we got married in the outside chapel. Can't go wrong with Crystal Garden. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone was super helpful and just wanted my husband and I to have a fun, worry free time and that's what we had. Everyone was very nice and everyone had an awesome time!
Everyone was super helpful and just wanted my husband and I to have a fun, worry free time and that's what we had. Read more...
Everyone was super helpful and just wanted my husband and I to have a fun, worry free time and that's what we had. Everyone was very nice and everyone had an awesome time! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing staff to work with! Made planning out wedding very easy
Amazing staff to work with! Made planning out wedding very easy
Amazing staff to work with! Made planning out wedding very easy Read less
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Marianne
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our experience at Crystal Gardens! The venue was so elegant and the food was great! Our guests complimented the food many times. We had the Friday night package with buffet, and included DJ, chair covers and the cake. The cake was so good too. Everything was so easy and the venue took care of everything. Working with Kari helped everything go smoothly and she thought of every detail! I would highly recommend this venue - they made our night a very special one to remember! We loved it!
We absolutely loved our experience at Crystal Gardens! The venue was so elegant and the food was great! Our guests Read more...
We absolutely loved our experience at Crystal Gardens! The venue was so elegant and the food was great! Our guests complimented the food many times. We had the Friday night package with buffet, and included DJ, chair covers and the cake. The cake was so good too. Everything was so easy and the venue took care of everything. Working with Kari helped everything go smoothly and she thought of every detail! I would highly recommend this venue - they made our night a very special one to remember! We loved it! Read less
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Alaysa
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything went so smooth on my wedding day from the preparation through the ceremony and reception. The staff at Crystal Gardens are all so helpful and dedicated to making your wedding day everything you want it to be. I received so many compliments from the beautiful outdoor chapel where our ceremony was held and the gorgeous reception hall, to the amazing food that was served. I was very impressed with how smooth everything went, and how perfect our day turned out, thanks to Crystal Gardens.
Everything went so smooth on my wedding day from the preparation through the ceremony and reception. The staff at Crystal Read more...
Everything went so smooth on my wedding day from the preparation through the ceremony and reception. The staff at Crystal Gardens are all so helpful and dedicated to making your wedding day everything you want it to be. I received so many compliments from the beautiful outdoor chapel where our ceremony was held and the gorgeous reception hall, to the amazing food that was served. I was very impressed with how smooth everything went, and how perfect our day turned out, thanks to Crystal Gardens. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Where to begin!?! I simply adored my experience and wedding at Crystal Gardens in Howell, Michigan. Working with Jessica Brooks made everything so smooth and seamless and I did not have to worry about anything. She was so responsive, professional, and no matter what question I had, she was always kind and calming. They truly are the best of the best in the Southeast Michigan area and I'd recommend this venue to anyone! The outdoor open air chapel is just beautiful, peaceful, and charming and Barb knew how to rally the troops and make sure all of the bridal party knew where to be when. The food was phenomenal and the staff was fantastic during the reception! I highly recommend adding on the carving station for beef! All of my guests raved about the food! They even accommodated me creating my own two signature drinks for the reception. From beginning to end, working with Crystal Gardens was such a pleasure and they helped me to have the wedding of my dreams! Thank you!!!
Where to begin!?! I simply adored my experience and wedding at Crystal Gardens in Howell, Michigan. Working with Jessica Read more...
Where to begin!?! I simply adored my experience and wedding at Crystal Gardens in Howell, Michigan. Working with Jessica Brooks made everything so smooth and seamless and I did not have to worry about anything. She was so responsive, professional, and no matter what question I had, she was always kind and calming. They truly are the best of the best in the Southeast Michigan area and I'd recommend this venue to anyone! The outdoor open air chapel is just beautiful, peaceful, and charming and Barb knew how to rally the troops and make sure all of the bridal party knew where to be when. The food was phenomenal and the staff was fantastic during the reception! I highly recommend adding on the carving station for beef! All of my guests raved about the food! They even accommodated me creating my own two signature drinks for the reception. From beginning to end, working with Crystal Gardens was such a pleasure and they helped me to have the wedding of my dreams! Thank you!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Just had my wedding at Crystal Gardens in Howell. I could not imagine having had my wedding at another place. When my husband (then fiancé) and I were looking for places to have our wedding, we stopped into Crystal Gardens. As soon as we left we knew that is where we wanted to get married. The whole facility is gorgeous! Additionally, everyone we encountered there was very nice and professional. They were always on top of their game reminding me of certain deadlines and always promptly answering any questions I ever had. I could not have chosen a better place to get married!
Just had my wedding at Crystal Gardens in Howell. I could not imagine having had my wedding at another place. When my Read more...
Just had my wedding at Crystal Gardens in Howell. I could not imagine having had my wedding at another place. When my husband (then fiancé) and I were looking for places to have our wedding, we stopped into Crystal Gardens. As soon as we left we knew that is where we wanted to get married. The whole facility is gorgeous! Additionally, everyone we encountered there was very nice and professional. They were always on top of their game reminding me of certain deadlines and always promptly answering any questions I ever had. I could not have chosen a better place to get married! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved the food. We chose a buffet and had plenty of food for everyone. They had a waiter that assisted me with my plate so I did not have to worry about carrying food with my dress. Only wish they would have more tasting. Depending on when your wedding is you could forget what the food tasted like between the tasting and the event.
Everyone loved the food. We chose a buffet and had plenty of food for everyone. They had a waiter that assisted me with my Read more...
Everyone loved the food. We chose a buffet and had plenty of food for everyone. They had a waiter that assisted me with my plate so I did not have to worry about carrying food with my dress. Only wish they would have more tasting. Depending on when your wedding is you could forget what the food tasted like between the tasting and the event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Colleen
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal Gardens was amazing from the get go. Valerie and Laura were so helpful when we starting planning and throughout the whole process. Courtney was fun and so helpful when it came to the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. The staff at Crystal Gardens were all polite and professional. The food was so delicious! Everything went off without any issues. It was exactly what I wanted! I would recommend Crystal Gardens to any couple looking to get married. The Chapel is beautiful as well. Thank you all so very much! Crystal Gardens made it so easy for me to actually enjoy my wedding and reception!
Crystal Gardens was amazing from the get go. Valerie and Laura were so helpful when we starting planning and throughout Read more...
Crystal Gardens was amazing from the get go. Valerie and Laura were so helpful when we starting planning and throughout the whole process. Courtney was fun and so helpful when it came to the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. The staff at Crystal Gardens were all polite and professional. The food was so delicious! Everything went off without any issues. It was exactly what I wanted! I would recommend Crystal Gardens to any couple looking to get married. The Chapel is beautiful as well. Thank you all so very much! Crystal Gardens made it so easy for me to actually enjoy my wedding and reception! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal Gardens was everything we could have dreamed of in a wedding venue and chapel! We had searched in our area (Lansing) for a few weeks before coming across Crystal Gardens, and even though it was a thirty-minute drive, we just knew it was the place for our wedding day. We worked with Valerie for most of the wedding- including constant emails, meetings and phone calls. She was absolutely wonderful! We were taken care of throughout the entire wedding planning process. We chose to go with a Friday wedding because of their pricing/packages offered- our package included an open bar, late night snacks, DJ, photobooth, chair covers, etc.. Basically everything we wanted! We also chose to do an earlier ceremony in order to use their outdoor chapel (absolutely beautiful!).
Our wedding day was pure perfection! Our even coordinator and all staff members were a joy to work with and made sure that everything was just as we hoped and envisioned it would be! I would love to attend more weddings/events there in the future!
Food and drinks were also very delicious! We were worried the food would be the typical "wedding food" and have a boring flavor, but the hors d'eouvres, main course and late night snack (pizza) was absolutely delicious! Thank you for such a memorable experience!
Crystal Gardens was everything we could have dreamed of in a wedding venue and chapel! We had searched in our area Read more...
Crystal Gardens was everything we could have dreamed of in a wedding venue and chapel! We had searched in our area (Lansing) for a few weeks before coming across Crystal Gardens, and even though it was a thirty-minute drive, we just knew it was the place for our wedding day. We worked with Valerie for most of the wedding- including constant emails, meetings and phone calls. She was absolutely wonderful! We were taken care of throughout the entire wedding planning process. We chose to go with a Friday wedding because of their pricing/packages offered- our package included an open bar, late night snacks, DJ, photobooth, chair covers, etc.. Basically everything we wanted! We also chose to do an earlier ceremony in order to use their outdoor chapel (absolutely beautiful!).
Our wedding day was pure perfection! Our even coordinator and all staff members were a joy to work with and made sure that everything was just as we hoped and envisioned it would be! I would love to attend more weddings/events there in the future!
Food and drinks were also very delicious! We were worried the food would be the typical "wedding food" and have a boring flavor, but the hors d'eouvres, main course and late night snack (pizza) was absolutely delicious! Thank you for such a memorable experience! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue was absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious!!! We were very pleased with how smoothly everything went on our special night!! There were multiple wedding coordinators directing us throughout the ceremony, dinner, etc., that were extremely helpful!! We couldn't of asked for a better venue! It was perfect!
The venue was absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious!!! We were very pleased with how smoothly everything went on Read more...
The venue was absolutely beautiful and the food was delicious!!! We were very pleased with how smoothly everything went on our special night!! There were multiple wedding coordinators directing us throughout the ceremony, dinner, etc., that were extremely helpful!! We couldn't of asked for a better venue! It was perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue and able to hold ceremony and reception here. Worked out wonderfully, all the staff were very efficient, helpful and courteous not only to us but to all the guests!

The Chapel was perfect and we were able to add our personal touches and the staff took care of our every want and need!

VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Beautiful venue and able to hold ceremony and reception here. Worked out wonderfully, all the staff were very efficient, Read more...
Beautiful venue and able to hold ceremony and reception here. Worked out wonderfully, all the staff were very efficient, helpful and courteous not only to us but to all the guests!

The Chapel was perfect and we were able to add our personal touches and the staff took care of our every want and need!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Awesome place to have your wedding they take care of everything and are very helpful!!!
Awesome place to have your wedding they take care of everything and are very helpful!!!
Awesome place to have your wedding they take care of everything and are very helpful!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. We loved the open air chapel and the ballroom. It was ideal having the ceremony and reception in one location for our out of town guests and made it easier to plan our wedding out of state. The staff was friendly and available to answer any questions. I was able to visit the venue several times when I was in town without having to make an appointment. They offered a Friday Package with great discounts and other services included buffet or family style dinner, wedding cake, DJ, chair covers, Shutterbooth photobooth, or invitations. It was definitely a great venue to host our wedding
Crystal Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. We loved the open air chapel and the ballroom. It was ideal having the Read more...
Crystal Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. We loved the open air chapel and the ballroom. It was ideal having the ceremony and reception in one location for our out of town guests and made it easier to plan our wedding out of state. The staff was friendly and available to answer any questions. I was able to visit the venue several times when I was in town without having to make an appointment. They offered a Friday Package with great discounts and other services included buffet or family style dinner, wedding cake, DJ, chair covers, Shutterbooth photobooth, or invitations. It was definitely a great venue to host our wedding Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I had an off-site wedding reception and asked Crystal Gardens to cater it. From the chairs to the food to the cake, everything was beautiful. Not to mention the customer service and attention to every detail by the staff. There was not a beat they missed and helped me feel calm and in control. If I ever need to use a banquet center again, I will definitely choose Crystal Gardens. A special thank you to Jessica Brooks for making my wedding reception, and the time leading up to it, a perfect experience.
I had an off-site wedding reception and asked Crystal Gardens to cater it. From the chairs to the food to the cake, Read more...
I had an off-site wedding reception and asked Crystal Gardens to cater it. From the chairs to the food to the cake, everything was beautiful. Not to mention the customer service and attention to every detail by the staff. There was not a beat they missed and helped me feel calm and in control. If I ever need to use a banquet center again, I will definitely choose Crystal Gardens. A special thank you to Jessica Brooks for making my wedding reception, and the time leading up to it, a perfect experience. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Invitations
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC!! So many wonderful things! They are so responsive to you and yours and make you feel even more like a princess. They are always so happy and willing to serve and make you happy. Just amazing!!!
FANTASTIC!! So many wonderful things! They are so responsive to you and yours and make you feel even more like a princess. Read more...
FANTASTIC!! So many wonderful things! They are so responsive to you and yours and make you feel even more like a princess. They are always so happy and willing to serve and make you happy. Just amazing!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about this venue and their staff. I had to move my date up very short notice, and they were extremely accomodating. We got married a month ago, and our family and friends are still talking about what an amazing time they had and how great the food was. They have an amazing deal on Friday weddings that you can't beat anywhere in the area, and their outdoor chapel is absolutely beautiful. Their staff took care of absolutely EVERYTHING for us, our day was absolutely perfect and stress-free. Thank you Crystal Gardens for an amazing wedding day that we'll never forget!!
I cannot say enough great things about this venue and their staff. I had to move my date up very short notice, and they Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about this venue and their staff. I had to move my date up very short notice, and they were extremely accomodating. We got married a month ago, and our family and friends are still talking about what an amazing time they had and how great the food was. They have an amazing deal on Friday weddings that you can't beat anywhere in the area, and their outdoor chapel is absolutely beautiful. Their staff took care of absolutely EVERYTHING for us, our day was absolutely perfect and stress-free. Thank you Crystal Gardens for an amazing wedding day that we'll never forget!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
12/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding at the Howell Opera House and they work with only three caterers. We were told that Crystal Gardens was the most expensive option, so we called the other two first. The first guy had a completely separate (and more expensive) menu exclusively for the opera house...what we could get for some other venue cost two or three bucks more per person at the opera house. Super off-putting. We tried the second option; he was taking that month off due to the birth of a grandchild. With a bit of trepidation we called "the expensive option." They were wonderful! We gave them an idea of what we wanted and how much we could spend and they built a custom option for us. Presentation was lovely, the waiter who worked our event was kind and professional, and the food tasted great. So glad we ended up with Crystal Gardens!
We held our wedding at the Howell Opera House and they work with only three caterers. We were told that Crystal Gardens Read more...
We held our wedding at the Howell Opera House and they work with only three caterers. We were told that Crystal Gardens was the most expensive option, so we called the other two first. The first guy had a completely separate (and more expensive) menu exclusively for the opera house...what we could get for some other venue cost two or three bucks more per person at the opera house. Super off-putting. We tried the second option; he was taking that month off due to the birth of a grandchild. With a bit of trepidation we called "the expensive option." They were wonderful! We gave them an idea of what we wanted and how much we could spend and they built a custom option for us. Presentation was lovely, the waiter who worked our event was kind and professional, and the food tasted great. So glad we ended up with Crystal Gardens! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved my wedding at Crystal Gardens and we got so many compliments! We used the outdoor ceremony site and the celebrity room, both are beautiful! The staff was very helpful and professional. I even had a guest that found out about a dairy and gluten allergy two weeks before the wedding and they made her a special plate of food! At the end of the night the staff helped take down all my decor. My experience with Crystal Gardens could not have been better and I would recommend them to everyone!
I loved my wedding at Crystal Gardens and we got so many compliments! We used the outdoor ceremony site and the celebrity Read more...
I loved my wedding at Crystal Gardens and we got so many compliments! We used the outdoor ceremony site and the celebrity room, both are beautiful! The staff was very helpful and professional. I even had a guest that found out about a dairy and gluten allergy two weeks before the wedding and they made her a special plate of food! At the end of the night the staff helped take down all my decor. My experience with Crystal Gardens could not have been better and I would recommend them to everyone! Read less
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LovedOurWedding
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend anyone considering Crytsal Gardens to book it! The staff is awesome! The venue fabulous. The good fantastic.
I would highly recommend anyone considering Crytsal Gardens to book it! The staff is awesome! The venue fabulous. The good Read more...
I would highly recommend anyone considering Crytsal Gardens to book it! The staff is awesome! The venue fabulous. The good fantastic. Read less
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Melannie
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Crystal gardens was amazing, beautiful and created memories that I will never forget! From the first meeting to the day of the wedding I was lucky enough to have Valerie Keough as my consultant. At that first meeting she explained every possible thing to me and really put me at ease. I had only been to 3 weddings in my lifetime and when I was young so I really had no idea how everything worked. Even as questions came up after the meeting I was able to email her and she was always so quick responding to my emails. Valerie went above and beyond constantly with her service and help. She was incredibly knowledgeable and there wasn’t a question I asked that she didn’t know the answer. She was here when I dropped off my things to be set up and helped me get everything where it needed to be. The individuals that were supposed to come to the wedding and to tear down my receptions did not show up and the Crystal Garden staff stepped in and said they would help me. They took pity on me as this is something they generally do not do. At the end I was so exhausted that I left my bouquet there that had a brooch on it. I was so upset and when I called looking for the brooch they had already saved it and had it at the front desk for me to pick up. The whole experience was just perfect and I couldn’t ask for more. I would recommend Crystal Gardens to EVERYONE around. The outside chapel was so amazing and exactly what I wanted. also Thank you so much to Crystal Gardens for making my wedding one of the most wonderful memory in my life.
Crystal gardens was amazing, beautiful and created memories that I will never forget! From the first meeting to the day of Read more...
Crystal gardens was amazing, beautiful and created memories that I will never forget! From the first meeting to the day of the wedding I was lucky enough to have Valerie Keough as my consultant. At that first meeting she explained every possible thing to me and really put me at ease. I had only been to 3 weddings in my lifetime and when I was young so I really had no idea how everything worked. Even as questions came up after the meeting I was able to email her and she was always so quick responding to my emails. Valerie went above and beyond constantly with her service and help. She was incredibly knowledgeable and there wasn’t a question I asked that she didn’t know the answer. She was here when I dropped off my things to be set up and helped me get everything where it needed to be. The individuals that were supposed to come to the wedding and to tear down my receptions did not show up and the Crystal Garden staff stepped in and said they would help me. They took pity on me as this is something they generally do not do. At the end I was so exhausted that I left my bouquet there that had a brooch on it. I was so upset and when I called looking for the brooch they had already saved it and had it at the front desk for me to pick up. The whole experience was just perfect and I couldn’t ask for more. I would recommend Crystal Gardens to EVERYONE around. The outside chapel was so amazing and exactly what I wanted. also Thank you so much to Crystal Gardens for making my wedding one of the most wonderful memory in my life. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful hall and great food!!
Beautiful hall and great food!!
Beautiful hall and great food!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved this place. It was beautiful and they went above and beyond to make our day great!
We loved this place. It was beautiful and they went above and beyond to make our day great!
We loved this place. It was beautiful and they went above and beyond to make our day great! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Our food was amazing! We didn’t want the same old wedding reception food and they were totally willing and able to work with us to create the exact menu we imagined.
Our food was amazing! We didn’t want the same old wedding reception food and they were totally willing and able to work Read more...
Our food was amazing! We didn’t want the same old wedding reception food and they were totally willing and able to work with us to create the exact menu we imagined. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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kclena
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at Crystal Gardens and it was the perfect location! There is a grand entrance that offers plenty of photo opportunities and the ballrooms are classic. The servers were great & very attentive. The wedding wouldn't have been the same if it were not there . . . Plenty of room - indoors & outdoors (you get your own patio!)
We had our reception at Crystal Gardens and it was the perfect location! There is a grand entrance that offers plenty of Read more...
We had our reception at Crystal Gardens and it was the perfect location! There is a grand entrance that offers plenty of photo opportunities and the ballrooms are classic. The servers were great & very attentive. The wedding wouldn't have been the same if it were not there . . . Plenty of room - indoors & outdoors (you get your own patio!) Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing food, great staff and they make sure everything is taken care of so you're stress free!
Amazing food, great staff and they make sure everything is taken care of so you're stress free!
Amazing food, great staff and they make sure everything is taken care of so you're stress free! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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jkuehls
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot praise CG enough for what they did for us. They really worked with us in the 17 days we had to find a new reception hall (because our original one closed) and helped make our day perfect!! We worked with Amy and she really helped keep us in our budget and have all of the same things we were getting at our other location. I am so happy we ended up going to them, their facility is beautiful. The food was good, the drinks were great, the room was perfect, the staff was more than accomodating. We had the best time. They even let us drop off reception items the day before so we didn't have to rush around on the day of the wedding. We had their cake and it was delicious!!!They kept everything on time and as scheduled as well. I couldn't have been more happy with CG.
I cannot praise CG enough for what they did for us. They really worked with us in the 17 days we had to find a new Read more...
I cannot praise CG enough for what they did for us. They really worked with us in the 17 days we had to find a new reception hall (because our original one closed) and helped make our day perfect!! We worked with Amy and she really helped keep us in our budget and have all of the same things we were getting at our other location. I am so happy we ended up going to them, their facility is beautiful. The food was good, the drinks were great, the room was perfect, the staff was more than accomodating. We had the best time. They even let us drop off reception items the day before so we didn't have to rush around on the day of the wedding. We had their cake and it was delicious!!!They kept everything on time and as scheduled as well. I couldn't have been more happy with CG. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Crystal Gardens was an amazing venue for both our ceremony and reception. Their dedicated staff is there to help you through every step of the process. They are HIGHLY recommended.
Crystal Gardens was an amazing venue for both our ceremony and reception. Their dedicated staff is there to help you Read more...
Crystal Gardens was an amazing venue for both our ceremony and reception. Their dedicated staff is there to help you through every step of the process. They are HIGHLY recommended. Read less
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tammara
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience working with Crystal Gardens! The food was beyond wonderful!!! My guests are still telling me how much food there was and how great it tasted. I highly recommend this location. Our wedding turned out very elegant and classy, which is exactly how I wanted it.
I had a great experience working with Crystal Gardens! The food was beyond wonderful!!! My guests are still telling me how Read more...
I had a great experience working with Crystal Gardens! The food was beyond wonderful!!! My guests are still telling me how much food there was and how great it tasted. I highly recommend this location. Our wedding turned out very elegant and classy, which is exactly how I wanted it. Read less
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jendel629
Wedding:
9/23/2005
5.0/5.0
We were extremely lucky to come across Crystal Garden's. We were one of the first weddings there and actually their remodel wasn't completely done when we held our event. They provided a seperate room for the reception and they decorated themselves and it was very nice. The reception was in two other rooms and was extremely spacious and beautifully done as they provided the linens (color of my choice). Since the bar wasn't completed at the time of my wedding they extended our reception an extra two hours with open bar included which was extremely generous of them! My wedding was gorgeous, the food was absoultely AMAZING (everyone said this was the best food at a wedding they have ever had), and overall I don't have any complaints. They handled most of the details from day one, it included our invitations which was awesome and that helped eased my bridal stress! The communicated without fail and you cant ask for a more helpful staff. Joe was extremely diligent in seeing that I had the wedding I had imagined and if I had to do it all over again I would not hesitate to rebook a wedding there!
We were extremely lucky to come across Crystal Garden's. We were one of the first weddings there and actually their Read more...
We were extremely lucky to come across Crystal Garden's. We were one of the first weddings there and actually their remodel wasn't completely done when we held our event. They provided a seperate room for the reception and they decorated themselves and it was very nice. The reception was in two other rooms and was extremely spacious and beautifully done as they provided the linens (color of my choice). Since the bar wasn't completed at the time of my wedding they extended our reception an extra two hours with open bar included which was extremely generous of them! My wedding was gorgeous, the food was absoultely AMAZING (everyone said this was the best food at a wedding they have ever had), and overall I don't have any complaints. They handled most of the details from day one, it included our invitations which was awesome and that helped eased my bridal stress! The communicated without fail and you cant ask for a more helpful staff. Joe was extremely diligent in seeing that I had the wedding I had imagined and if I had to do it all over again I would not hesitate to rebook a wedding there! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.9/5.0
Great venue and breathtakingly beautiful. Professional staff and very attentive and always available with QUICK responses and fantastic communication. A few hiccups during the actual event, but nothing worth mentioning since they were unforeseen issues that could not have been avoided. Definitely well worth the cost and highly recommended.
Great venue and breathtakingly beautiful. Professional staff and very attentive and always available with QUICK responses Read more...
Great venue and breathtakingly beautiful. Professional staff and very attentive and always available with QUICK responses and fantastic communication. A few hiccups during the actual event, but nothing worth mentioning since they were unforeseen issues that could not have been avoided. Definitely well worth the cost and highly recommended. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Crystal Gardens was the PERFECT location for our ceremony and reception. The chapel is stunning and has a very romantic feel with the lighting and the shades drawn. The Sound system in the chapel is wonderful as all the guests can hear the music and words clearly. All around the Chapel is just gorgeous.
The hall was also lovely. We had the royal and grand ballrooms and it was the perfect size for our guests. It did not look squishy or too open. It was the perfect size. The outdoor patio was a nice touch and our guests really enjoyed sitting outside and relaxing if they did not want to dance. The hall is clean and updated. The room is so beautiful on its own that we did not need any backdrops or drapes to cover or hide the walls. They have these beautiful gold trimmed mirrors that really make the room look elegant.
The food was delicious. We had family style, and all the food was hot and fresh. There was plenty to go around and everyone was full and not left hungry. We received a ton of compliments on the food from our guests and we thought that was important to us that they enjoyed dinner.
The staff at Crystal gardens is AMAZING. Valerie was very helpful and always had a good response time. She helped with any hiccups we had throughout the planning process and worked with us and not against us. The vendors they recommend were also great.

I would highly recommend this venue to any bride that wants an all in one location with class and elegance.
Crystal Gardens was the PERFECT location for our ceremony and reception. The chapel is stunning and has a very romantic Read more...
Crystal Gardens was the PERFECT location for our ceremony and reception. The chapel is stunning and has a very romantic feel with the lighting and the shades drawn. The Sound system in the chapel is wonderful as all the guests can hear the music and words clearly. All around the Chapel is just gorgeous.
The hall was also lovely. We had the royal and grand ballrooms and it was the perfect size for our guests. It did not look squishy or too open. It was the perfect size. The outdoor patio was a nice touch and our guests really enjoyed sitting outside and relaxing if they did not want to dance. The hall is clean and updated. The room is so beautiful on its own that we did not need any backdrops or drapes to cover or hide the walls. They have these beautiful gold trimmed mirrors that really make the room look elegant.
The food was delicious. We had family style, and all the food was hot and fresh. There was plenty to go around and everyone was full and not left hungry. We received a ton of compliments on the food from our guests and we thought that was important to us that they enjoyed dinner.
The staff at Crystal gardens is AMAZING. Valerie was very helpful and always had a good response time. She helped with any hiccups we had throughout the planning process and worked with us and not against us. The vendors they recommend were also great.

I would highly recommend this venue to any bride that wants an all in one location with class and elegance. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I had the best wedding at Crystal Gardens. Well my husband and I had the best wedding at Crystal Gardens. I can't say enough about Florence who works at CG. She was the person we met with when we signed our contract and made our deposit. She went above and beyond her job to make sure that our wedding was perfect. I was a crabby bride and wasn't always the nicest person to deal with but she made sure my every need was met. We had a couple glitches (not due to Crystal Gardens but due to our decorator) and she was able to assist us with making sure that our room got decorated perfect and on time. Her years of experience really benifits any bride she works with!
I had the best wedding at Crystal Gardens. Well my husband and I had the best wedding at Crystal Gardens. I can't say Read more...
I had the best wedding at Crystal Gardens. Well my husband and I had the best wedding at Crystal Gardens. I can't say enough about Florence who works at CG. She was the person we met with when we signed our contract and made our deposit. She went above and beyond her job to make sure that our wedding was perfect. I was a crabby bride and wasn't always the nicest person to deal with but she made sure my every need was met. We had a couple glitches (not due to Crystal Gardens but due to our decorator) and she was able to assist us with making sure that our room got decorated perfect and on time. Her years of experience really benifits any bride she works with! Read less
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randra
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.9/5.0
EXCELLENT IS ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID
EXCELLENT IS ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/24/2008
4.9/5.0
My husband and I had an amazing experiance at our wedding! We only had 1 complaint about this vendor. We decided to serve our guests buffet style and we did not know that the bridal party would be served dinner. It was nice to not have to get up and go thru the line, but the downfall was we only got the basics of what we ordered (salad, meat and potatoes) and in the actual buffet line they had an assortment of cold pasta salads and cheeses that looked amazing on the leftover plates of our guests and they also had amazing garlic rolls that my guests are still raving about that we never were able to try as well.. but other than that everything went according to plan and turned out great! Everyone at Crystal Gardens was willing to work with you and get you everything you have ever dreamed of at a reasonable price. My package included: Buffet, Bar, seating for 250 guests, Dj, invitations and thank you cards, and my cake!
My husband and I had an amazing experiance at our wedding! We only had 1 complaint about this vendor. We decided to serve Read more...
My husband and I had an amazing experiance at our wedding! We only had 1 complaint about this vendor. We decided to serve our guests buffet style and we did not know that the bridal party would be served dinner. It was nice to not have to get up and go thru the line, but the downfall was we only got the basics of what we ordered (salad, meat and potatoes) and in the actual buffet line they had an assortment of cold pasta salads and cheeses that looked amazing on the leftover plates of our guests and they also had amazing garlic rolls that my guests are still raving about that we never were able to try as well.. but other than that everything went according to plan and turned out great! Everyone at Crystal Gardens was willing to work with you and get you everything you have ever dreamed of at a reasonable price. My package included: Buffet, Bar, seating for 250 guests, Dj, invitations and thank you cards, and my cake! Read less
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Lance
Wedding:
7/13/2012
4.8/5.0
Crystal Gardens is beautiful, there outdoor chapel is such a great place for a ceremony! Valerie, our contact, was professional, understanding, and extremely helpful. There were two ceremonies on the same day as ours and the coordinators were so skilled that you could hardly tell there were two events going on at the same time. The Celebrity Room was where our reception was held, very intimate, and the perfect size for our 150 guests. All of our guests were extremely impressed with the venue as a whole and the staff was so nice and courteous. Great Place to have a wedding!
Crystal Gardens is beautiful, there outdoor chapel is such a great place for a ceremony! Valerie, our contact, was Read more...
Crystal Gardens is beautiful, there outdoor chapel is such a great place for a ceremony! Valerie, our contact, was professional, understanding, and extremely helpful. There were two ceremonies on the same day as ours and the coordinators were so skilled that you could hardly tell there were two events going on at the same time. The Celebrity Room was where our reception was held, very intimate, and the perfect size for our 150 guests. All of our guests were extremely impressed with the venue as a whole and the staff was so nice and courteous. Great Place to have a wedding! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/30/2011
4.8/5.0
The food and service was great! Thank you so much for making my wedding day perfect!
The food and service was great! Thank you so much for making my wedding day perfect!
The food and service was great! Thank you so much for making my wedding day perfect! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
9/23/2011
4.8/5.0
I am so glad I had my reception at CG. The staff there is always willing to answer questions and help solve any issues you may have. The only concern I had was my chair covers (which I made clear which ones I wanted 6 months prior). One week before the wedding, I got a call saying the company CG goes through didn't have enough. I had to make an extra trip to figure out new ones (apparently everyone had the same color scheme that weekend). However, they must have called five different places trying to find something that worked. They also stepped up when another vendor fell behind.
I am so glad I had my reception at CG. The staff there is always willing to answer questions and help solve any issues you Read more...
I am so glad I had my reception at CG. The staff there is always willing to answer questions and help solve any issues you may have. The only concern I had was my chair covers (which I made clear which ones I wanted 6 months prior). One week before the wedding, I got a call saying the company CG goes through didn't have enough. I had to make an extra trip to figure out new ones (apparently everyone had the same color scheme that weekend). However, they must have called five different places trying to find something that worked. They also stepped up when another vendor fell behind. Read less
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karebear185
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.8/5.0
Jessica @ Crystal Gardens did so much to make our day perfect, even down to a last minute change in the linen colors! She responded to my e-mails quickly. The catering staff was professional and hardworking, and all of our guests said how delicious the food was. The only problem we had was with the cake--I sent two photos as examples of what we wanted. One of the photos was a cake that was done int he colors we wanted, the other cake was the design we wanted. We ended up getting ONLY the cake that was the color we wanted, with the design of that cake, too, which didn't match our theme and was a real disappointment since we paid $900 for it. I would recommend only sending one example of the exact cake you want. It was otherwise a quality cake, well-done, but entirely inappropriate for our theme.
Jessica @ Crystal Gardens did so much to make our day perfect, even down to a last minute change in the linen colors! She Read more...
Jessica @ Crystal Gardens did so much to make our day perfect, even down to a last minute change in the linen colors! She responded to my e-mails quickly. The catering staff was professional and hardworking, and all of our guests said how delicious the food was. The only problem we had was with the cake--I sent two photos as examples of what we wanted. One of the photos was a cake that was done int he colors we wanted, the other cake was the design we wanted. We ended up getting ONLY the cake that was the color we wanted, with the design of that cake, too, which didn't match our theme and was a real disappointment since we paid $900 for it. I would recommend only sending one example of the exact cake you want. It was otherwise a quality cake, well-done, but entirely inappropriate for our theme. Read less
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cocolevin
Wedding:
9/22/2007
4.8/5.0
Everyone that worked here made my day amazing. They all worked FOR me! The food was outstanding and the level of professionalism was off the charts.
Everyone that worked here made my day amazing. They all worked FOR me! The food was outstanding and the level of Read more...
Everyone that worked here made my day amazing. They all worked FOR me! The food was outstanding and the level of professionalism was off the charts. Read less
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Macksgirl
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.7/5.0
We had our wedding here last weekend and it was amazing. Valerie, Laura, and Kari were so wonderful throughout my entire planning process. They are extremely accommodating, helpful and reply to any question in a fast manor. The food was awesome, the decor is breathtaking and the packages they offer are amazing. This Crystal Gardens is way classier, fancier, and luxurious than the one in South gate...its like a whole different place. They made my wedding unforgettable! I cannot say enough!
We had our wedding here last weekend and it was amazing. Valerie, Laura, and Kari were so wonderful throughout my entire Read more...
We had our wedding here last weekend and it was amazing. Valerie, Laura, and Kari were so wonderful throughout my entire planning process. They are extremely accommodating, helpful and reply to any question in a fast manor. The food was awesome, the decor is breathtaking and the packages they offer are amazing. This Crystal Gardens is way classier, fancier, and luxurious than the one in South gate...its like a whole different place. They made my wedding unforgettable! I cannot say enough! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We had a great ceremony and reception at Crystal Gardens. First, with our ceremony, Barbara was so amazing. If you are thinking of having your ceremony here - do it! She made it all no-nonsense and no worries. The only thing that was a little strange was when I first arrived with my bridal party, the young lady greeting guests had no idea where the bridal rooms were (I did - thankfully) and had no idea how to take me there. Her job was to greet guests and take them to the appropriate place so I was a little worried about that. She did say she was new, but I guess I figured she'd be trained better. HOWEVER, besides that hiccup, the day was great. I did go check on my room (the Celebrity Room) and my centerpieces weren't exactly how I wanted but the staff fixed them as soon as I said something. Our room captain, Christina, was AMAZING. She was attentive but not in the way. She was great! Our bartender was also wonderful. She had drinks ready as soon as you walked up to the bar - all our guests commented on how great she was. There was never a back up at the bar, that's for sure. The food was good, not amazing, but banquet food. The fish was delicious but the beef was just okay. Overall, if we had to do it again, we'd choose Crystal Gardens in a heartbeat!
We had a great ceremony and reception at Crystal Gardens. First, with our ceremony, Barbara was so amazing. If you are Read more...
We had a great ceremony and reception at Crystal Gardens. First, with our ceremony, Barbara was so amazing. If you are thinking of having your ceremony here - do it! She made it all no-nonsense and no worries. The only thing that was a little strange was when I first arrived with my bridal party, the young lady greeting guests had no idea where the bridal rooms were (I did - thankfully) and had no idea how to take me there. Her job was to greet guests and take them to the appropriate place so I was a little worried about that. She did say she was new, but I guess I figured she'd be trained better. HOWEVER, besides that hiccup, the day was great. I did go check on my room (the Celebrity Room) and my centerpieces weren't exactly how I wanted but the staff fixed them as soon as I said something. Our room captain, Christina, was AMAZING. She was attentive but not in the way. She was great! Our bartender was also wonderful. She had drinks ready as soon as you walked up to the bar - all our guests commented on how great she was. There was never a back up at the bar, that's for sure. The food was good, not amazing, but banquet food. The fish was delicious but the beef was just okay. Overall, if we had to do it again, we'd choose Crystal Gardens in a heartbeat! Read less
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kleppy2001
Wedding:
2/25/2012
4.7/5.0
This venue is so beautiful. They are very good at getting back to you right away and being very clear on everything. They were very helpful with everything. I got married in Feb. so their prices were affordable, but I don't know about the summer months. Plus they are willing to change around their menue to fit your budget. We did one less meat and I was worried that their wouldnt be enough options but boy was I wrong. Their was a ton of food and everyone was very happy with it. I would recommend this venue to everyone.
This venue is so beautiful. They are very good at getting back to you right away and being very clear on everything. They Read more...
This venue is so beautiful. They are very good at getting back to you right away and being very clear on everything. They were very helpful with everything. I got married in Feb. so their prices were affordable, but I don't know about the summer months. Plus they are willing to change around their menue to fit your budget. We did one less meat and I was worried that their wouldnt be enough options but boy was I wrong. Their was a ton of food and everyone was very happy with it. I would recommend this venue to everyone. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
4/11/2014
4.6/5.0
Everything was beautiful. Barb and Stacy were fantastic
Everything was beautiful. Barb and Stacy were fantastic
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lovingmarriedlife
Wedding:
12/30/2011
4.6/5.0
Crystal Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. Our wedding planner always responded to me right away and provided me with whatever I needed. They are there to really help you if you need assistance planning along the way or are happy to sit back and let you take charge. They are not very flexible though in terms of decorating. They do have some restrictions in terms of hanging things which I ran into. However, the reason their rooms are so beautiful naturally is because they have these restrictions and they don't allow their walls or ceilings to get destroyed. I would highly recommend for any event.
Crystal Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. Our wedding planner always responded to me right away and provided me Read more...
Crystal Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. Our wedding planner always responded to me right away and provided me with whatever I needed. They are there to really help you if you need assistance planning along the way or are happy to sit back and let you take charge. They are not very flexible though in terms of decorating. They do have some restrictions in terms of hanging things which I ran into. However, the reason their rooms are so beautiful naturally is because they have these restrictions and they don't allow their walls or ceilings to get destroyed. I would highly recommend for any event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
I would highly recommend having your wedding reception or event at Crystal Gardens. We had our reception on March 1, 2014. It was beautiful! Our winter package had great deals on cake, chair covers, and dj service. Our event captain, Karen, was top notch. She made sure everything ran smoothly, and kept me in the loop all night. The bartenders and servers were wonderful and professional. We received so many compliments on the food and cake! Everything was delicious. Valerie, in the office was very prompt to respond to my emails and questions throughout the planning process. Their were 3 events on the night of my reception, but I wouldn't have know it from the personal attention we received all night.
I would highly recommend having your wedding reception or event at Crystal Gardens. We had our reception on March 1, 2014. Read more...
I would highly recommend having your wedding reception or event at Crystal Gardens. We had our reception on March 1, 2014. It was beautiful! Our winter package had great deals on cake, chair covers, and dj service. Our event captain, Karen, was top notch. She made sure everything ran smoothly, and kept me in the loop all night. The bartenders and servers were wonderful and professional. We received so many compliments on the food and cake! Everything was delicious. Valerie, in the office was very prompt to respond to my emails and questions throughout the planning process. Their were 3 events on the night of my reception, but I wouldn't have know it from the personal attention we received all night. Read less
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.5/5.0
We had a great experience with Crystal Gardens. The wait staff catered to my needs the entire night. They told us information that we needed and talked us through each step of the night as they did it. They informed us our DJ was running late so they provided their own music. They told us when the DJ came. They told us when dinner was to be served and always asked us if we needed anything.

The meal was great and I loved everything about it. The room was beautifully decorated and they followed all my detail instruction perfectly. Everything I dropped off was put in place exactly as indicated. No worries.

The entry way made for some great pictures that I can't wait to see. We had taken pictures outside and inside the banquet area. It was beautiful.
We had a great experience with Crystal Gardens. The wait staff catered to my needs the entire night. They told us Read more...
We had a great experience with Crystal Gardens. The wait staff catered to my needs the entire night. They told us information that we needed and talked us through each step of the night as they did it. They informed us our DJ was running late so they provided their own music. They told us when the DJ came. They told us when dinner was to be served and always asked us if we needed anything.

The meal was great and I loved everything about it. The room was beautifully decorated and they followed all my detail instruction perfectly. Everything I dropped off was put in place exactly as indicated. No worries.

The entry way made for some great pictures that I can't wait to see. We had taken pictures outside and inside the banquet area. It was beautiful. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/6/2013
4.5/5.0
They were awesome! We had an event coordinator who made sure everything went smoothly, and the staff called to keep me updated on all the information regularly.
They were awesome! We had an event coordinator who made sure everything went smoothly, and the staff called to keep me Read more...
They were awesome! We had an event coordinator who made sure everything went smoothly, and the staff called to keep me updated on all the information regularly. Read less
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MFAdams
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.5/5.0
We had our reception here and our guests could not give us enough compliments. The service we received on the wedding day was stellar.

Jessica in the office is amazing...I can't say enough good things about her. She always responded to me promptly and answered all of my questions.

However, The person we originally signed our contract with was fired because she missed too many details and we were not informed until problems started arising. It would have been nice to get a heads up and have someone go over the information with us to make sure nothing was missing.

We were supposed to get our cake, DJ and invitations through CG. Well the cake and DJ were wonderful and we did go through CG for those but the invitations were a nightmare. Everything was extra on top of the additional price per head we were already paying. We ended up changing our contract (only because we were doing this so far in advance) and not getting our invitations through CG...we saved almost $100 off of the contract price before extras and almost $1100 once the extra fees were factored in.

The food was amazing (many of our guests are still talking about it). I (the bride) have food allergies and they were very accomodating, but when my meal was served it was a steak not the Prime Rib I had asked for. They changed my meal without asking me first. I understand why, but I had already made sure I could eat the Prime Rib before I asked for it. Needless to say, I was quite disappointed when I got an overcooked steak instead of the Prime Rib that my guests are still raving about.

Despite the minor hiccups, CG was a wonderful place to have my reception and I would recommend it to anyone.
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We had our reception here and our guests could not give us enough compliments. The service we received on the wedding day was stellar.

Jessica in the office is amazing...I can't say enough good things about her. She always responded to me promptly and answered all of my questions.

However, The person we originally signed our contract with was fired because she missed too many details and we were not informed until problems started arising. It would have been nice to get a heads up and have someone go over the information with us to make sure nothing was missing.

We were supposed to get our cake, DJ and invitations through CG. Well the cake and DJ were wonderful and we did go through CG for those but the invitations were a nightmare. Everything was extra on top of the additional price per head we were already paying. We ended up changing our contract (only because we were doing this so far in advance) and not getting our invitations through CG...we saved almost $100 off of the contract price before extras and almost $1100 once the extra fees were factored in.

The food was amazing (many of our guests are still talking about it). I (the bride) have food allergies and they were very accomodating, but when my meal was served it was a steak not the Prime Rib I had asked for. They changed my meal without asking me first. I understand why, but I had already made sure I could eat the Prime Rib before I asked for it. Needless to say, I was quite disappointed when I got an overcooked steak instead of the Prime Rib that my guests are still raving about.

Despite the minor hiccups, CG was a wonderful place to have my reception and I would recommend it to anyone. Read less
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Lisas315
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.4/5.0
Our room was beautiful and the staff was attentive. We did have crashers in our room, which was uncomfortable, but our guests had lots of fun regardless. For the price, the bar was great and the food was okay.
Our room was beautiful and the staff was attentive. We did have crashers in our room, which was uncomfortable, but our Read more...
Our room was beautiful and the staff was attentive. We did have crashers in our room, which was uncomfortable, but our guests had lots of fun regardless. For the price, the bar was great and the food was okay. Read less
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memanders03
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.4/5.0
Very professional and they make sure to take care of all your needs. Nice location, great food and nice setting. Price is average.
Very professional and they make sure to take care of all your needs. Nice location, great food and nice setting. Price is Read more...
Very professional and they make sure to take care of all your needs. Nice location, great food and nice setting. Price is average. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Crystal Gardens was beautiful! We loved it.
Crystal Gardens was beautiful! We loved it.
Crystal Gardens was beautiful! We loved it. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.3/5.0
Crystal Gardens ran our event trough the Howell Opera House. I was very pleased with how smoothly everything went, and how helpful the staff was. Jessica and Valerie were great during the entire planning process, and it was extremely helpful to know that professionals were setting everything up for me on the Day of.
Crystal Gardens ran our event trough the Howell Opera House. I was very pleased with how smoothly everything went, and how Read more...
Crystal Gardens ran our event trough the Howell Opera House. I was very pleased with how smoothly everything went, and how helpful the staff was. Jessica and Valerie were great during the entire planning process, and it was extremely helpful to know that professionals were setting everything up for me on the Day of. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/22/2006
4.3/5.0
We booked Crystal Gardens before the renovation from recent ownership had been completed. There were a lot ifs we had banked on happening when we put through our deposit. The owner met with us a few times that we came in, and certainly made time for us even though he was very busy. We had a few perks that we know learned have become extra costs, so we were very appreciative our of timing.

The MC for the evening was great, and we only had one snag that occurred at the reception. She was quick to have the problem solved, and we loved that the entire wedding party was served food & drinks all night.
We booked Crystal Gardens before the renovation from recent ownership had been completed. There were a lot ifs we had Read more...
We booked Crystal Gardens before the renovation from recent ownership had been completed. There were a lot ifs we had banked on happening when we put through our deposit. The owner met with us a few times that we came in, and certainly made time for us even though he was very busy. We had a few perks that we know learned have become extra costs, so we were very appreciative our of timing.

The MC for the evening was great, and we only had one snag that occurred at the reception. She was quick to have the problem solved, and we loved that the entire wedding party was served food & drinks all night. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/17/2013
3.8/5.0
We worked with many of the girls here and for the most part everything was amazing. They were very responsive and helped answer any questions we had. My only complaint is during our meetings with them it came off as they had the thought that we needed them more than they needed us. They pump weddings out weekly and ours turned out amazing, I just wish that they were more flexible. Little things like not allowing the flower girls to toss petals during the ceremony. Or making the guests wait in the lobby bar and buy their drinks while they waited for the reception to start. There was nothing that was a huge problem, I just didn't feel like they valued the $10,000 we spent there. Not a huge amount to all, but it was a huge amount to us.
We worked with many of the girls here and for the most part everything was amazing. They were very responsive and helped Read more...
We worked with many of the girls here and for the most part everything was amazing. They were very responsive and helped answer any questions we had. My only complaint is during our meetings with them it came off as they had the thought that we needed them more than they needed us. They pump weddings out weekly and ours turned out amazing, I just wish that they were more flexible. Little things like not allowing the flower girls to toss petals during the ceremony. Or making the guests wait in the lobby bar and buy their drinks while they waited for the reception to start. There was nothing that was a huge problem, I just didn't feel like they valued the $10,000 we spent there. Not a huge amount to all, but it was a huge amount to us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.7/5.0
The banquet hall was beautifully set but we did have a few problems with the set up. Sometimes some of the staff isn't at the utmost professional, especially via email.BUT it is a great value for what you get.
The banquet hall was beautifully set but we did have a few problems with the set up. Sometimes some of the staff isn't at Read more...
The banquet hall was beautifully set but we did have a few problems with the set up. Sometimes some of the staff isn't at the utmost professional, especially via email.BUT it is a great value for what you get. Read less
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Bella1919
Wedding:
10/8/2010
3.5/5.0
I have mixed feelings about this place. First off they did not adhere to their contract at all, in fact the woman I had written it up with was no longer with them so I had to argue with them on a lot of things that were promised to me as well as written in the contract. They said the contract didn't really mean anything it was just a guidline to make sure they recieved money if I opted out, of course that made me feel SO much better.

A warning about the chocolate covered strawberries, even though they are charging per person, they are still charging per strawberry. Which they wouldn't have told me if I hadn't asked them specifically about it, I mean who just eats one chocolate covered strawberry? Really? Their answer was that they were 'big', I don't care if they are big, I'd rather have three little ones rather than one big one. On top of all that they wouldn't allow me to pay someone else who would have done it cheaper.

The night of they were very catering and service was great. The bill before hand gave me a bit of a sticker shock since they charge the 18% gratuity on EVERYTHING, from chair covers to the bar it was about $1000 more than expected. On the original contract it was included in the price (though I think the woman did the math wrong but their mistake should not be my problem) and when it came time to pay they refused to honor the contract and 2 weeks before the wedding I did not have a lot of options in the way of fighting them.

After all is said and done if I could do it all over again I would save myself the headache and choose some place else.
I have mixed feelings about this place. First off they did not adhere to their contract at all, in fact the woman I had Read more...
I have mixed feelings about this place. First off they did not adhere to their contract at all, in fact the woman I had written it up with was no longer with them so I had to argue with them on a lot of things that were promised to me as well as written in the contract. They said the contract didn't really mean anything it was just a guidline to make sure they recieved money if I opted out, of course that made me feel SO much better.

A warning about the chocolate covered strawberries, even though they are charging per person, they are still charging per strawberry. Which they wouldn't have told me if I hadn't asked them specifically about it, I mean who just eats one chocolate covered strawberry? Really? Their answer was that they were 'big', I don't care if they are big, I'd rather have three little ones rather than one big one. On top of all that they wouldn't allow me to pay someone else who would have done it cheaper.

The night of they were very catering and service was great. The bill before hand gave me a bit of a sticker shock since they charge the 18% gratuity on EVERYTHING, from chair covers to the bar it was about $1000 more than expected. On the original contract it was included in the price (though I think the woman did the math wrong but their mistake should not be my problem) and when it came time to pay they refused to honor the contract and 2 weeks before the wedding I did not have a lot of options in the way of fighting them.

After all is said and done if I could do it all over again I would save myself the headache and choose some place else. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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kristin
Wedding:
5/20/2005
3.4/5.0
All in all, they were helpful and professional. I did not spend alot of time with them. We chose them b/c we got a discount b/c their grounds were under construction. When my dress broke at the reception, they offered as much help as possible.
All in all, they were helpful and professional. I did not spend alot of time with them. We chose them b/c we got a Read more...
All in all, they were helpful and professional. I did not spend alot of time with them. We chose them b/c we got a discount b/c their grounds were under construction. When my dress broke at the reception, they offered as much help as possible. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ

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