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Sambuca Houston

Houston , TX
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909 Texas Ave
Houston, TX US 77002 (map)

PHONE

713-227-7423

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ABOUT US

We take care of everything, but I do!

-Rehearsal dinners

-Wedding Receptions

-Engagement parties

-Bridal luncheons

-Private... Read more
We take care of everything, but I do!

-Rehearsal dinners

-Wedding Receptions

-Engagement parties

-Bridal luncheons

-Private rooms

-Seated dinners or buffets

-Customized menus



Enjoy the casual sophistication of Sambuca. With private and semi-private space, and live music nightly, Sambuca is the perfect place to host your wedding festivities. From egnagement parties to rehearsal dinners, we will make your event extraordinary!

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I fell in love with this place the moment we saw it when we were venue hunting. We fell even more in love the day of our wedding. We held our ceremony and reception at the Crystal Ballroom and it was amazing. The staff is beyond attentive. The food was great and HOT when it was served to our guests (we had a sit down dinner, so temperature of the food was really important to me) Our guests are still talking about how great the servers were. It feels good to hear great feedback from our guests. I have never been to a wedding where the staff take your drinks order from the tables but the staff at our wedding did! No long lines to get drink at the bar because the staff was bringing you a new one before you finished the one in your hand. Sarah was our event coordinator for the night and she made sure we didnt go without!!
My husband and I fell in love with this place the moment we saw it when we were venue hunting. We fell even more in love Read more...
My husband and I fell in love with this place the moment we saw it when we were venue hunting. We fell even more in love the day of our wedding. We held our ceremony and reception at the Crystal Ballroom and it was amazing. The staff is beyond attentive. The food was great and HOT when it was served to our guests (we had a sit down dinner, so temperature of the food was really important to me) Our guests are still talking about how great the servers were. It feels good to hear great feedback from our guests. I have never been to a wedding where the staff take your drinks order from the tables but the staff at our wedding did! No long lines to get drink at the bar because the staff was bringing you a new one before you finished the one in your hand. Sarah was our event coordinator for the night and she made sure we didnt go without!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
OH MY GOSH my wedding was over a month ago and I swear that I am still dreaming about our dinner. The service at our wedding was amazing and everyone was so much fun and so attentive. My guests are still talking about how wonderful the experience was. I will be coming back for some of that Roast Beef.
OH MY GOSH my wedding was over a month ago and I swear that I am still dreaming about our dinner. The service at our Read more...
OH MY GOSH my wedding was over a month ago and I swear that I am still dreaming about our dinner. The service at our wedding was amazing and everyone was so much fun and so attentive. My guests are still talking about how wonderful the experience was. I will be coming back for some of that Roast Beef. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
3/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Crystal Ballroom is perfect! My wedding day was the best day of my life, not a single thing went wrong, and it was better than I expected. They sold me a package with the venue/catering/DJ/bar/photographer/cake. All the vendors are amazing, know the space, work together regularly, are familiar with the flow of events, and pull of an incredible event. Their pricing is lower than other hotels & venues in Houston & worth every penny! Jamie does the planning and is excellent. She’s very professional, is incredibly responsive, lets you put your own ideas into things, but gives advice on how to make your ideas better. She is very trustworthy, which is obvious once you meet and interact with her. The staff are incredible. Zack and Sarah treated us like royalty. They catered to everything. They kept us informed anytime it was time to move to the next event, and worked with us to push it back if we wanted. They thought of every detail, kept everything moving, and didn't let a single thing slip thru. The room is so elegant that no decorations are needed. The chandeliers are beautiful, the molding is incredibly detailed, and the draping on the windows is amazing. It is on the second floor of a historic building, has a built in dance floor, and a covered balcony. You have to see the space in person to truly appreciate it! The comments we have received from family & friends who attended our wedding are overwhelmingly positive, such as “this is the best wedding I have ever been to,” “your wedding was the highlight of my year,” “your wedding was like a wedding you’d see in a movie.” To not only have the best day of our lives, but to have given an incredible experience to our guests is such an amazing feeling. I cannot express enough how amazing the venue is, & how incredible the staff that work the events are. I feel so fortunate to have not had a single thing go wrong on my big day. I honestly would not change a single thing – it was perfect!
The Crystal Ballroom is perfect! My wedding day was the best day of my life, not a single thing went wrong, and it was Read more...
The Crystal Ballroom is perfect! My wedding day was the best day of my life, not a single thing went wrong, and it was better than I expected. They sold me a package with the venue/catering/DJ/bar/photographer/cake. All the vendors are amazing, know the space, work together regularly, are familiar with the flow of events, and pull of an incredible event. Their pricing is lower than other hotels & venues in Houston & worth every penny! Jamie does the planning and is excellent. She’s very professional, is incredibly responsive, lets you put your own ideas into things, but gives advice on how to make your ideas better. She is very trustworthy, which is obvious once you meet and interact with her. The staff are incredible. Zack and Sarah treated us like royalty. They catered to everything. They kept us informed anytime it was time to move to the next event, and worked with us to push it back if we wanted. They thought of every detail, kept everything moving, and didn't let a single thing slip thru. The room is so elegant that no decorations are needed. The chandeliers are beautiful, the molding is incredibly detailed, and the draping on the windows is amazing. It is on the second floor of a historic building, has a built in dance floor, and a covered balcony. You have to see the space in person to truly appreciate it! The comments we have received from family & friends who attended our wedding are overwhelmingly positive, such as “this is the best wedding I have ever been to,” “your wedding was the highlight of my year,” “your wedding was like a wedding you’d see in a movie.” To not only have the best day of our lives, but to have given an incredible experience to our guests is such an amazing feeling. I cannot express enough how amazing the venue is, & how incredible the staff that work the events are. I feel so fortunate to have not had a single thing go wrong on my big day. I honestly would not change a single thing – it was perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Sambuca. We utilized the private space named the Mezzanine Room which was just remodeled. The staff were incredibly helpful, resourceful, reliable and personable. The costs was very reasonable and so much more reasonable than having a wedding in a traditional setting. Everybody loved thd food and we had live music for the reception that only cost $1 per person (entertainment fee). I highly recommend this venue. The experience was the best and I can assure you, you'll be glad you chose Sambuca. I sure am! Ask for Erica, event manager.
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Sambuca. We utilized the private space named the Mezzanine Room which Read more...
I am so happy we had our ceremony and reception at Sambuca. We utilized the private space named the Mezzanine Room which was just remodeled. The staff were incredibly helpful, resourceful, reliable and personable. The costs was very reasonable and so much more reasonable than having a wedding in a traditional setting. Everybody loved thd food and we had live music for the reception that only cost $1 per person (entertainment fee). I highly recommend this venue. The experience was the best and I can assure you, you'll be glad you chose Sambuca. I sure am! Ask for Erica, event manager. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jamie D.
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Sambuca is a beautiful venue for an intimate downtown wedding. At our wedding, everything was perfect. The food was excellent, our bartenders & waitstaff were on the ball & our coordinator was THE BEST! Erica Storch made us feel like her only client. Her services were A list to say the least. We could not have made our wedding happen within 8 weeks if we didn't have her! Much thanks to everyone at Sambuca for making our day so special.
Sambuca is a beautiful venue for an intimate downtown wedding. At our wedding, everything was perfect. The food was Read more...
Sambuca is a beautiful venue for an intimate downtown wedding. At our wedding, everything was perfect. The food was excellent, our bartenders & waitstaff were on the ball & our coordinator was THE BEST! Erica Storch made us feel like her only client. Her services were A list to say the least. We could not have made our wedding happen within 8 weeks if we didn't have her! Much thanks to everyone at Sambuca for making our day so special. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Becky
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Sambuca is the best kept secret for afternoon receptions. They put together an amazing package for us that included the food, cake, photographer, and dj. Erica did such an amazing job. The entire staff was terrific & accommodating. We were impressed with their vendors. The day of was perfect. They made the whole reception run smoothly. If you have are looking for a reception between 125 & 250 on a weekend afternoon, this is the perfect choice.
Sambuca is the best kept secret for afternoon receptions. They put together an amazing package for us that included the Read more...
Sambuca is the best kept secret for afternoon receptions. They put together an amazing package for us that included the food, cake, photographer, and dj. Erica did such an amazing job. The entire staff was terrific & accommodating. We were impressed with their vendors. The day of was perfect. They made the whole reception run smoothly. If you have are looking for a reception between 125 & 250 on a weekend afternoon, this is the perfect choice. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing! This is all I can say about this venue and its staff. Everyone was simply amazing. I want to thank Jaime, Paula and Sara for all they did to help my big day be so very special. You ladies rock! I couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you :-)
Amazing! This is all I can say about this venue and its staff. Everyone was simply amazing. I want to thank Jaime, Paula Read more...
Amazing! This is all I can say about this venue and its staff. Everyone was simply amazing. I want to thank Jaime, Paula and Sara for all they did to help my big day be so very special. You ladies rock! I couldn't ask for anything more! Thank you :-) Read less
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Jimmy
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We held our reception at the Crystal Ballroom. Sambuca Catering was AWESOME!!!! From the day we met with Jamie, over a year ago, we have been treated with top-notch service. As our wedding date approached, it got even better! From the tasting to arriving at the reception venue after the ceremony, we were treated like VIPs.

A week before the ceremony, we stopped into Sambuca to try the drinks and get some ideas for the reception. Coincidentally, we ran into Jamie and (again) were treated as VIPs.

As we pulled up (after the ceremony), we were greeted with champagne and personally escorted through the back entrance to the bridal suite. There we were provided appetizers and a moment to decompress and settle down before being introduced for the first time. Throughout the reception, we were constantly catered to (they seemed to find us wherever we were and always provided us with drinks and a cool towel). I can't say enough about the service we received.

Sambuca Catering truly values their customers and they go above and beyond to make you feel that way, and they do it at a reasonable price!
We held our reception at the Crystal Ballroom. Sambuca Catering was AWESOME!!!! From the day we met with Jamie, over a Read more...
We held our reception at the Crystal Ballroom. Sambuca Catering was AWESOME!!!! From the day we met with Jamie, over a year ago, we have been treated with top-notch service. As our wedding date approached, it got even better! From the tasting to arriving at the reception venue after the ceremony, we were treated like VIPs.

A week before the ceremony, we stopped into Sambuca to try the drinks and get some ideas for the reception. Coincidentally, we ran into Jamie and (again) were treated as VIPs.

As we pulled up (after the ceremony), we were greeted with champagne and personally escorted through the back entrance to the bridal suite. There we were provided appetizers and a moment to decompress and settle down before being introduced for the first time. Throughout the reception, we were constantly catered to (they seemed to find us wherever we were and always provided us with drinks and a cool towel). I can't say enough about the service we received.

Sambuca Catering truly values their customers and they go above and beyond to make you feel that way, and they do it at a reasonable price! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Sambuca went above and beyond what I expected for a reception! I wanted a dinner party feel for my reception so we had it in the restaurant instead of the ballroom. From the moment we started working with Erica and her staff we were blown away. She wrote EVERYTHING down, she followed up with other vendors, she offered amazing menu combination ideas and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything on the day of. So much so that when we arrived she had a vodka soda ready for me, without my asking! It was as if she and her staff knew exactly what I was thinking the whole evening. I only had to think "I could use some water" and poof, there it was! I wish I needed to host another reception because I would do it all over again at Sambuca!
Sambuca went above and beyond what I expected for a reception! I wanted a dinner party feel for my reception so we had it Read more...
Sambuca went above and beyond what I expected for a reception! I wanted a dinner party feel for my reception so we had it in the restaurant instead of the ballroom. From the moment we started working with Erica and her staff we were blown away. She wrote EVERYTHING down, she followed up with other vendors, she offered amazing menu combination ideas and I knew I didn't have to worry about anything on the day of. So much so that when we arrived she had a vodka soda ready for me, without my asking! It was as if she and her staff knew exactly what I was thinking the whole evening. I only had to think "I could use some water" and poof, there it was! I wish I needed to host another reception because I would do it all over again at Sambuca! Read less
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Paola
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Empire Room, next to the Crystal Ballroom, at the Post Rice Lofts. Our catering was by Sambuca. We wanted a smaller venue for our intimate wedding, and the Empire Room is a fabulous option while still enjoying many of the perks from the Crystal Ballroom. The room has a beautiful terrace that we had tables for our guests on. Jamie Purpera was a lifesaver throughout the entire planning and the actual event. I was confident that our event would be wonderful, but I was floored by how perfectly everything came together. The entire venue is awesome, but Jamie pulls everything together. I am looking forward to having another event there.
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Empire Room, next to the Crystal Ballroom, at the Post Rice Lofts. Our Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Empire Room, next to the Crystal Ballroom, at the Post Rice Lofts. Our catering was by Sambuca. We wanted a smaller venue for our intimate wedding, and the Empire Room is a fabulous option while still enjoying many of the perks from the Crystal Ballroom. The room has a beautiful terrace that we had tables for our guests on. Jamie Purpera was a lifesaver throughout the entire planning and the actual event. I was confident that our event would be wonderful, but I was floored by how perfectly everything came together. The entire venue is awesome, but Jamie pulls everything together. I am looking forward to having another event there. Read less
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jessoquendo
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Crystal ballroom is absolutely beautiful. I had my ceremony and reception there and it was amazing. Jamie Pupera is the best and so professional. The entire staff is amazing and so professional and made my day so special. I highly reccomend them.
Crystal ballroom is absolutely beautiful. I had my ceremony and reception there and it was amazing. Jamie Pupera is the Read more...
Crystal ballroom is absolutely beautiful. I had my ceremony and reception there and it was amazing. Jamie Pupera is the best and so professional. The entire staff is amazing and so professional and made my day so special. I highly reccomend them. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
The Crystal Ballroom is such a gorgeous place for a reception, and the outdoor terrace really adds to the venue (assuming good weather, of course, although it's partially covered). Working with Jamie Purpera was stress-free and wonderful. She was efficient, flexible, detail-oriented and said "Yes" to everything I asked for. Intially, the cost of renting the Crystal Ballroom seems daunting. But Sambuca catering is very reasonable, and when you put everything together, the cost of the reception was in the same league as many other venues we looked into. Sambuca can be very creative with food. We had 3 different food stations (south american, comfort foods, seafood) They also have one of the most reasonable alcohol packages in Houston! Guests loved the champagne they served (I thought it was delicious as well), and raved about the pulled pork sliders. I highly, highly recommend it for a reception!
The Crystal Ballroom is such a gorgeous place for a reception, and the outdoor terrace really adds to the venue (assuming Read more...
The Crystal Ballroom is such a gorgeous place for a reception, and the outdoor terrace really adds to the venue (assuming good weather, of course, although it's partially covered). Working with Jamie Purpera was stress-free and wonderful. She was efficient, flexible, detail-oriented and said "Yes" to everything I asked for. Intially, the cost of renting the Crystal Ballroom seems daunting. But Sambuca catering is very reasonable, and when you put everything together, the cost of the reception was in the same league as many other venues we looked into. Sambuca can be very creative with food. We had 3 different food stations (south american, comfort foods, seafood) They also have one of the most reasonable alcohol packages in Houston! Guests loved the champagne they served (I thought it was delicious as well), and raved about the pulled pork sliders. I highly, highly recommend it for a reception! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
The Crystal Ballroom is one of the most beautiful and elegant places I could have ever had my reception at. It is also unique because of it's history associated with the original Rice Hotel. I love the ambiance of the room with the high ceilings and painted murals. There is a lot of space for a full meal and dancing. The outside balcony terrace is beautiful and allows people to go out for a breath of fresh air and see right out into downtown Houston. The staff there and the food they provide through Sambuca Caterins was also amazing.
The Crystal Ballroom is one of the most beautiful and elegant places I could have ever had my reception at. It is also Read more...
The Crystal Ballroom is one of the most beautiful and elegant places I could have ever had my reception at. It is also unique because of it's history associated with the original Rice Hotel. I love the ambiance of the room with the high ceilings and painted murals. There is a lot of space for a full meal and dancing. The outside balcony terrace is beautiful and allows people to go out for a breath of fresh air and see right out into downtown Houston. The staff there and the food they provide through Sambuca Caterins was also amazing. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice is not the cheapest venue in Housoton, but certainly worth evey penny! Jamie and her staff were so incredibly helpful and acted as amazing \"day-of\" coordinators. We had probably 4 meetings with her - once to view the location and get our initial questions answered, once for the tasting (which is at Sambuca restaurant and is awesome!), once to finalize the plans such as table layout, etc, and a final meeting to pass off the favors, guest book, etc and to make sure there were no last minute questions. We were blown away by how her staff took care of every detail the day of the wedding. We were met at the front of the building with champagne and then escorted to a private room where they had kept some appetizers from the cocktail hour we had missed. They coordinated our entrance with the band, and had someone bringing us drinks, making sure the evening was running smoothly, and that we were on schedule the whole evening. At the end of the night they had boxed up extra food, a bottle of champagne, our cake top, and some extra pieces of cake for us to take home. I felt completely pampered and didn\'t worry about a single thing all night. If you have your wedding at The Crystal Ballroom you will not be disappointed with the service! The location is also GORGEOUS and our guests loved the balcony and were out there all night!
The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice is not the cheapest venue in Housoton, but certainly worth evey penny! Jamie and her Read more...
The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice is not the cheapest venue in Housoton, but certainly worth evey penny! Jamie and her staff were so incredibly helpful and acted as amazing \"day-of\" coordinators. We had probably 4 meetings with her - once to view the location and get our initial questions answered, once for the tasting (which is at Sambuca restaurant and is awesome!), once to finalize the plans such as table layout, etc, and a final meeting to pass off the favors, guest book, etc and to make sure there were no last minute questions. We were blown away by how her staff took care of every detail the day of the wedding. We were met at the front of the building with champagne and then escorted to a private room where they had kept some appetizers from the cocktail hour we had missed. They coordinated our entrance with the band, and had someone bringing us drinks, making sure the evening was running smoothly, and that we were on schedule the whole evening. At the end of the night they had boxed up extra food, a bottle of champagne, our cake top, and some extra pieces of cake for us to take home. I felt completely pampered and didn\'t worry about a single thing all night. If you have your wedding at The Crystal Ballroom you will not be disappointed with the service! The location is also GORGEOUS and our guests loved the balcony and were out there all night! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Tiffany
Wedding:
1/3/2010
5.0/5.0
They are great!! You can have the ceremony at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom and the reception there or at Sambuca which is next door.
They are great!! You can have the ceremony at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom and the reception there or at Sambuca which Read more...
They are great!! You can have the ceremony at the beautiful Crystal Ballroom and the reception there or at Sambuca which is next door. Read less
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Uyen
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Crystal Ballroom is elegant and sophisticated, but the price is affordable. It only holds up to 300 or so seated guests, but the various rooms and the balconies makes it seem so spacious. The appetizers were delicious and the dinner was better than average.

Prior to the reception, we held our ceremony in the ballroom, and the transition from one to the next was so smooth. We also had the Empire Room (it's been over 2 years, but I believe that's the name of it) where we hosted a cocktail hour, and the guests were very impressed. Everything was absolutely breath-taking!

Jamie, the event coordinator, was an absolute joy to work with - so patient and accommodating. The only "down-side" is the bar costs, but it's still more reasonable than most venues.
Crystal Ballroom is elegant and sophisticated, but the price is affordable. It only holds up to 300 or so seated guests, Read more...
Crystal Ballroom is elegant and sophisticated, but the price is affordable. It only holds up to 300 or so seated guests, but the various rooms and the balconies makes it seem so spacious. The appetizers were delicious and the dinner was better than average.

Prior to the reception, we held our ceremony in the ballroom, and the transition from one to the next was so smooth. We also had the Empire Room (it's been over 2 years, but I believe that's the name of it) where we hosted a cocktail hour, and the guests were very impressed. Everything was absolutely breath-taking!

Jamie, the event coordinator, was an absolute joy to work with - so patient and accommodating. The only "down-side" is the bar costs, but it's still more reasonable than most venues. Read less
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Jacquelyn
Wedding:
1/19/2008
5.0/5.0
It was AWESOME! I highly recommend The Crystal Ballroom and Jamie Purpera (the wedding coordinator) was top notch, a true class act!
It was AWESOME! I highly recommend The Crystal Ballroom and Jamie Purpera (the wedding coordinator) was top notch, a true Read more...
It was AWESOME! I highly recommend The Crystal Ballroom and Jamie Purpera (the wedding coordinator) was top notch, a true class act! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Phyllis
Wedding:
10/23/2011
4.9/5.0
This location was worth every cent! All the great reviews I read about Jamie were 100% accurate. She's an amazing coordinator; organized, punctual, extremely flexible and oh so friendly. As for the Crystal Ballroom, Jamie let me take my bridal portraits there, mapped out the ceremony & reception floor plan, walked us through the rehearsal and let us use the Empire Room for makeup/hair.

The waitstaff were very attentive during our wedding. They had appetizers set aside for the wedding party during cocktail hour, they prepared plates for my husband and I, and replenished our drinks/food throughout the night. They were even so thoughtful to pack us some food & cake afterwards. Jamie's team also kept us on schedule during the ceremony & reception which made the wedding flow so much smoother.

The food catered by Sambuca was absolutely delicious. We opted for buffet style for dinner and hand passed hors o derves during the cocktail hour. Everything looked and tasted just as it did when we had our original tasting session. Our guests were talking about the food way after the wedding!

One tip of advice, Jamie was generally very responsive via email & phone calls but because the Ballroom is so popular, when they got really busy, it took a while to get a response back. Just be understanding and stay on top of them!
This location was worth every cent! All the great reviews I read about Jamie were 100% accurate. She's an amazing Read more...
This location was worth every cent! All the great reviews I read about Jamie were 100% accurate. She's an amazing coordinator; organized, punctual, extremely flexible and oh so friendly. As for the Crystal Ballroom, Jamie let me take my bridal portraits there, mapped out the ceremony & reception floor plan, walked us through the rehearsal and let us use the Empire Room for makeup/hair.

The waitstaff were very attentive during our wedding. They had appetizers set aside for the wedding party during cocktail hour, they prepared plates for my husband and I, and replenished our drinks/food throughout the night. They were even so thoughtful to pack us some food & cake afterwards. Jamie's team also kept us on schedule during the ceremony & reception which made the wedding flow so much smoother.

The food catered by Sambuca was absolutely delicious. We opted for buffet style for dinner and hand passed hors o derves during the cocktail hour. Everything looked and tasted just as it did when we had our original tasting session. Our guests were talking about the food way after the wedding!

One tip of advice, Jamie was generally very responsive via email & phone calls but because the Ballroom is so popular, when they got really busy, it took a while to get a response back. Just be understanding and stay on top of them! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
2/19/2011
4.5/5.0
The ballroom is beautiful with its historical charm and daunting ceilings and chandiliers. Jaime and the wait staff did a terrific job of meeting our needs and the needs of our guest. The food was good, although some guest commented that the chicken was a bit dry. The food presentation was very good and selections very adequate. The wait staff and bar staff did a great job! We would recommend this venue to any bride looking for a gorgeous venue with a city backdrop!
The ballroom is beautiful with its historical charm and daunting ceilings and chandiliers. Jaime and the wait staff did a Read more...
The ballroom is beautiful with its historical charm and daunting ceilings and chandiliers. Jaime and the wait staff did a terrific job of meeting our needs and the needs of our guest. The food was good, although some guest commented that the chicken was a bit dry. The food presentation was very good and selections very adequate. The wait staff and bar staff did a great job! We would recommend this venue to any bride looking for a gorgeous venue with a city backdrop! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Las
Wedding:
10/30/2010
3.5/5.0
My bridesmaids organised a dinner for me here for my bachelorette party, we arrived and they had no recollection of our booking (which my Maid of honour confirmed that morning!) but were fairly quick to get us seated - which was a good job given the size of

The live music was fantastic, the service was a little sluggish (they were busy and could have done with another couple servers) and the food was a little over priced but pretty good.

I'd give it 3.5 stars overall and it definitely kick-started a great night in style!
My bridesmaids organised a dinner for me here for my bachelorette party, we arrived and they had no recollection of our Read more...
My bridesmaids organised a dinner for me here for my bachelorette party, we arrived and they had no recollection of our booking (which my Maid of honour confirmed that morning!) but were fairly quick to get us seated - which was a good job given the size of

The live music was fantastic, the service was a little sluggish (they were busy and could have done with another couple servers) and the food was a little over priced but pretty good.

I'd give it 3.5 stars overall and it definitely kick-started a great night in style! Read less
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