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European Crystal Banquet and Conference Center

Arlington Heights , IL

LOCATION

Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611 US (map)

PHONE

847-437-5590

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

European Crystal Banquet Hall and Conference Center is one of the premier banquet halls in Chicago. Boasting over 14,000 square feet of beautiful, unique Chicago banquet hall facilities... Read more
European Crystal Banquet Hall and Conference Center is one of the premier banquet halls in Chicago. Boasting over 14,000 square feet of beautiful, unique Chicago banquet hall facilities for every variety of wedding reception, corporate gathering or other events, along with gourmet meals prepared by our award-winning chef, European Crystal is THE venue for banquets in Chicago you have been looking for in the Chicago northwest suburbs. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
800
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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Allie
Wedding:
11/28/2008
5.0/5.0
We had our bridal shower, a weddind reception and now a baby shower at European Crystal. It is the best place i have been to for any event. Great all across the board, from amazing food, to great service to beautiful decor. We are always taken care of 100% and we are always treated like valued customers. Our guests are always pleased and raving about their expierience for days. We will continue to have EC as our go to place for special ocasions, because they make them even more special.
We had our bridal shower, a weddind reception and now a baby shower at European Crystal. It is the best place i have been Read more...
We had our bridal shower, a weddind reception and now a baby shower at European Crystal. It is the best place i have been to for any event. Great all across the board, from amazing food, to great service to beautiful decor. We are always taken care of 100% and we are always treated like valued customers. Our guests are always pleased and raving about their expierience for days. We will continue to have EC as our go to place for special ocasions, because they make them even more special. Read less
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Gabriel
Wedding:
6/18/2016
4.9/5.0
After visiting SIXTEEN different venues we settled on European Crystal and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Karen was simply amazing to work with and really had a lot of incite on having a wedding and offered advice on things we never would have thought about. For what you get, the price is unbeatable! Karen helped us establish our menu, gave suggestions on pairings of sides with entrees (the roasted potatoes she suggested were definitely a hit with our guests!), and gave some great ideas on decor.

European Crystal we very flexible with our one site wedding rehearsal and allowed us more than enough time during the week leading up to the event to get into the space and do a ton of set up. They even let us leave our flower arrangement in their cooler so that looked impeccable on the day of the event. Karen was also very flexible with allowing us to get a cake from an outside vendor and comping us for the uplights we wanted instead.

The day of, the meal was excellent several of our guest raved about the food. The appetizers were also excellent. We received a lot of feedback from guests wanted the beef skewers as a meal! Our photographer couldn't believe the food was not catered which is impressive for someone who attends TONS of weddings. The dinner service went off without a hitch!

During the reception was had some uninvited guests occasionally enter our space and Karen was quick to usher them out which was a really nice touch. She was also accessible throughout the night for any questions that we had. European Crystal definitely earned the gratuity we paid and then some! I would highly recommend Karen and European Crystal to anyone that is looking for an elegant venue with staff that really care about making your wedding day special.
After visiting SIXTEEN different venues we settled on European Crystal and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Karen Read more...
After visiting SIXTEEN different venues we settled on European Crystal and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Karen was simply amazing to work with and really had a lot of incite on having a wedding and offered advice on things we never would have thought about. For what you get, the price is unbeatable! Karen helped us establish our menu, gave suggestions on pairings of sides with entrees (the roasted potatoes she suggested were definitely a hit with our guests!), and gave some great ideas on decor.

European Crystal we very flexible with our one site wedding rehearsal and allowed us more than enough time during the week leading up to the event to get into the space and do a ton of set up. They even let us leave our flower arrangement in their cooler so that looked impeccable on the day of the event. Karen was also very flexible with allowing us to get a cake from an outside vendor and comping us for the uplights we wanted instead.

The day of, the meal was excellent several of our guest raved about the food. The appetizers were also excellent. We received a lot of feedback from guests wanted the beef skewers as a meal! Our photographer couldn't believe the food was not catered which is impressive for someone who attends TONS of weddings. The dinner service went off without a hitch!

During the reception was had some uninvited guests occasionally enter our space and Karen was quick to usher them out which was a really nice touch. She was also accessible throughout the night for any questions that we had. European Crystal definitely earned the gratuity we paid and then some! I would highly recommend Karen and European Crystal to anyone that is looking for an elegant venue with staff that really care about making your wedding day special. Read less
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Mmimi43
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.9/5.0
Had my wedding this summer at the European Crystal Banquets, it is absolutely georgious! couldnt have picked a better place to have my dream wedding. The place catches your eye the minute you walk in. The food is absolutely amazing! I had so many ppl tell me the place and the food were EXCELLENT! They do a great job making your day a very special day!
Had my wedding this summer at the European Crystal Banquets, it is absolutely georgious! couldnt have picked a better Read more...
Had my wedding this summer at the European Crystal Banquets, it is absolutely georgious! couldnt have picked a better place to have my dream wedding. The place catches your eye the minute you walk in. The food is absolutely amazing! I had so many ppl tell me the place and the food were EXCELLENT! They do a great job making your day a very special day! Read less
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Vin
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.9/5.0
Hands down, the best place to host a wedding at. The staff was an absolute delight to work for. They were extremely accomodating, and made the night perfect.
Hands down, the best place to host a wedding at. The staff was an absolute delight to work for. They were extremely Read more...
Hands down, the best place to host a wedding at. The staff was an absolute delight to work for. They were extremely accomodating, and made the night perfect. Read less
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niki
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.9/5.0
Highly recommend working with Michelle, we wouldn't have ended up with the beautiful day that we did without her! She worked with us every step of the way, and was there for our event making sure it was just as planned.
Food was amazing, guests keep telling us how impressed they were!
Highly recommend working with Michelle, we wouldn't have ended up with the beautiful day that we did without her! She Read more...
Highly recommend working with Michelle, we wouldn't have ended up with the beautiful day that we did without her! She worked with us every step of the way, and was there for our event making sure it was just as planned.
Food was amazing, guests keep telling us how impressed they were! Read less
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Fiona Bescia
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.8/5.0
The banquet hall was the prettiest and economical in the suburbs. It's the only place that has built in pin spot lights, which makes a huge difference in atmosphere The food was delicious, you won't get better food anywhere else. And the service was great. I highly recommend it!!!
The banquet hall was the prettiest and economical in the suburbs. It's the only place that has built in pin spot lights, Read more...
The banquet hall was the prettiest and economical in the suburbs. It's the only place that has built in pin spot lights, which makes a huge difference in atmosphere The food was delicious, you won't get better food anywhere else. And the service was great. I highly recommend it!!! Read less
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Carmela
Wedding:
9/26/2010
4.8/5.0
Our wedding was in September of this year and European Crystal was our top choice. It had a hotel feel- high ceilings with beautiful chandeliers, very professional staff, exquisite food! Our guests had a blast with the open bar and the scrumptious sorbet and cake!
Our wedding was in September of this year and European Crystal was our top choice. It had a hotel feel- high ceilings with Read more...
Our wedding was in September of this year and European Crystal was our top choice. It had a hotel feel- high ceilings with beautiful chandeliers, very professional staff, exquisite food! Our guests had a blast with the open bar and the scrumptious sorbet and cake! Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
12/12/2015
4.8/5.0
Our experience at The European Crystal Banquets in December of 2015 was fabulous! I would highly recommend this place. The décor is so pretty that you don't even need to many extra decorations. The food was excellent, which I was concerned about because we didn't have a tasting 1st. Don't worry at all..... the food is really good! The steak skewer appetizer was the best. We had the chicken and it was cooked perfectly with a really delicious cream sauce. They will make a cake however you like, all you have to do is show them a picture and they match it perfectly and it tasted great! The service was great as well, they really were on top of things and Karen was great to work with. It was a fun night and all of our guests enjoyed it and also said how great the food and service was.
Our experience at The European Crystal Banquets in December of 2015 was fabulous! I would highly recommend this place. The Read more...
Our experience at The European Crystal Banquets in December of 2015 was fabulous! I would highly recommend this place. The décor is so pretty that you don't even need to many extra decorations. The food was excellent, which I was concerned about because we didn't have a tasting 1st. Don't worry at all..... the food is really good! The steak skewer appetizer was the best. We had the chicken and it was cooked perfectly with a really delicious cream sauce. They will make a cake however you like, all you have to do is show them a picture and they match it perfectly and it tasted great! The service was great as well, they really were on top of things and Karen was great to work with. It was a fun night and all of our guests enjoyed it and also said how great the food and service was. Read less
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Kylie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.7/5.0
Thank you! Thank you! Michelle, My Daughters wedding was everything she wanted and you were there every step of the way. With ideas and willing to make our vision come true. I highly recommend this venue...The Ballroom is beautiful! the food was very good! and the wait staff cheerful.
Thank you! Thank you! Michelle, My Daughters wedding was everything she wanted and you were there every step of the way. Read more...
Thank you! Thank you! Michelle, My Daughters wedding was everything she wanted and you were there every step of the way. With ideas and willing to make our vision come true. I highly recommend this venue...The Ballroom is beautiful! the food was very good! and the wait staff cheerful. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/29/2010
4.7/5.0
We held our wedding reception here at the end of October 2010. It was an evening to remember! We were drawn to this hall for its looks, stayed because of its potential, and were pleasantly surprised by how smoothly the evening went. Everything was fantastic (nothing is perfect, but right up there and managed very well). The contract was no hassle, everything was spelled out - no hidden fees... the taxes, gratuity, and everything was all spelled out and Michelle got us an invoice before payment was due to keep things simple. Actually, when we came in with less people than expected, they agreed to let us have a dessert buffet instead of paying for 15 unneeded dinners and having it be wasted. I dropped off all my centerpieces, table cards/names, champagne flutes, etc the week before the wedding with a list of directions for setup. The day of the wedding, everything set up exactly the way we discussed and there were no "surprises" the day of the wedding. Michelle was our event coordinator and took us through the planning. The night of the wedding, she came to me a few times to ask/clarify the questionable things (random uncles bringing their own alcohol, DJ time change, do you want us to box the cake, etc). It kept us in control, but we knew that she was handling it so we could enjoy ourselves and she didn't track us down every three seconds with needless questions. The bartender left a little to be desired and we had to ask to turn down the heat (probably from too many people dancing!) but other than that, flawless evening from start to finish. We've gotten more compliments on the dinner than any other part of the whole wedding. Everyone loved it! It was BY FAR the best food we've had at a big group event ever (fillet minion, chicken christopher, and a twice-baked potato) The cake was beautiful and better than I'd imagined it to look. I just couldn't have asked for a better or more memorable wedding day.
We held our wedding reception here at the end of October 2010. It was an evening to remember! We were drawn to this hall Read more...
We held our wedding reception here at the end of October 2010. It was an evening to remember! We were drawn to this hall for its looks, stayed because of its potential, and were pleasantly surprised by how smoothly the evening went. Everything was fantastic (nothing is perfect, but right up there and managed very well). The contract was no hassle, everything was spelled out - no hidden fees... the taxes, gratuity, and everything was all spelled out and Michelle got us an invoice before payment was due to keep things simple. Actually, when we came in with less people than expected, they agreed to let us have a dessert buffet instead of paying for 15 unneeded dinners and having it be wasted. I dropped off all my centerpieces, table cards/names, champagne flutes, etc the week before the wedding with a list of directions for setup. The day of the wedding, everything set up exactly the way we discussed and there were no "surprises" the day of the wedding. Michelle was our event coordinator and took us through the planning. The night of the wedding, she came to me a few times to ask/clarify the questionable things (random uncles bringing their own alcohol, DJ time change, do you want us to box the cake, etc). It kept us in control, but we knew that she was handling it so we could enjoy ourselves and she didn't track us down every three seconds with needless questions. The bartender left a little to be desired and we had to ask to turn down the heat (probably from too many people dancing!) but other than that, flawless evening from start to finish. We've gotten more compliments on the dinner than any other part of the whole wedding. Everyone loved it! It was BY FAR the best food we've had at a big group event ever (fillet minion, chicken christopher, and a twice-baked potato) The cake was beautiful and better than I'd imagined it to look. I just couldn't have asked for a better or more memorable wedding day. Read less
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