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The Crystal Gardens

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

700 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 US (map)

PHONE

312-595-5446

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

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

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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Waterfront, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, 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?
1500
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, 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, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Where to start? This venue was incredible. My husband and I wanted a very Chicago wedding...we completely overlooked Navy Pier because we figured it would be way out of our budget. Finally, we stopped by and were blown away when we found out it was right in our range. We originally started with a coordinator named Sharon and she was amazing to work with. Two months until our reception, she moved on to another job and we received a new coordinator, Kaylan. I was really nervous to start working with someone else but Kaylan was amazing. She went over and above everything I needed and was great to work with. She makes the whole process seamless and I worried about nothing.

The venue itself is beautiful. When you see it during the day, its gorgeous, but NOTHING compared to what it looks like on your wedding night. It was dark, had beautiful uplighting, there were hanging Christmas lights, and the Ferris wheel lit up the entire place. It was incredible and our guests were speechless. I may be biased because it was my own wedding, but the food was the best wedding food I have ever eaten and my guests agreed. Every single guest had something to say about the venue....they were all so impressed. I highly recommend you check this place out!
Where to start? This venue was incredible. My husband and I wanted a very Chicago wedding...we completely overlooked Navy Read more...
Where to start? This venue was incredible. My husband and I wanted a very Chicago wedding...we completely overlooked Navy Pier because we figured it would be way out of our budget. Finally, we stopped by and were blown away when we found out it was right in our range. We originally started with a coordinator named Sharon and she was amazing to work with. Two months until our reception, she moved on to another job and we received a new coordinator, Kaylan. I was really nervous to start working with someone else but Kaylan was amazing. She went over and above everything I needed and was great to work with. She makes the whole process seamless and I worried about nothing.

The venue itself is beautiful. When you see it during the day, its gorgeous, but NOTHING compared to what it looks like on your wedding night. It was dark, had beautiful uplighting, there were hanging Christmas lights, and the Ferris wheel lit up the entire place. It was incredible and our guests were speechless. I may be biased because it was my own wedding, but the food was the best wedding food I have ever eaten and my guests agreed. Every single guest had something to say about the venue....they were all so impressed. I highly recommend you check this place out! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
This is a wonderful venue!!! Sharon was lovely to work with and responsible. The food was beyond amazing. Our guests were so pleased and so were we. If we could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!!!!
This is a wonderful venue!!! Sharon was lovely to work with and responsible. The food was beyond amazing. Our guests were Read more...
This is a wonderful venue!!! Sharon was lovely to work with and responsible. The food was beyond amazing. Our guests were so pleased and so were we. If we could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!!!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding looked amazing at Crystal Gardens. We picked the best venue ever! Everyone was in AWE! The staff there was beyond helpful and attentive. The atmosphere is beautiful and fun. The Ferris Wheel lights, the dangling lights, the fireworks, the trees, everything made the venue wonderful and different! We loved it and our guests did too!
Our wedding looked amazing at Crystal Gardens. We picked the best venue ever! Everyone was in AWE! The staff there was Read more...
Our wedding looked amazing at Crystal Gardens. We picked the best venue ever! Everyone was in AWE! The staff there was beyond helpful and attentive. The atmosphere is beautiful and fun. The Ferris Wheel lights, the dangling lights, the fireworks, the trees, everything made the venue wonderful and different! We loved it and our guests did too! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my dream wedding at The Crystal Gardens in Chicago. The venue is STUNNING and very unique, if like me, you weren't looking for that whole ballroom feel. The wedding coordinators (I worked with Samantha) couldn't have been better! She worked with us from day one, and we emailed constantly. She answered my million questions and there was not one thing I would have changed. The food is by Phil Stefani and it is all SO good! If you book in the summer months, you also get fireworks, which is just the icing on the cake. I am so thankful to the team at The Crystal Gardens that made everything so perfect! Guests are still talking about it today :)
I had my dream wedding at The Crystal Gardens in Chicago. The venue is STUNNING and very unique, if like me, you weren't Read more...
I had my dream wedding at The Crystal Gardens in Chicago. The venue is STUNNING and very unique, if like me, you weren't looking for that whole ballroom feel. The wedding coordinators (I worked with Samantha) couldn't have been better! She worked with us from day one, and we emailed constantly. She answered my million questions and there was not one thing I would have changed. The food is by Phil Stefani and it is all SO good! If you book in the summer months, you also get fireworks, which is just the icing on the cake. I am so thankful to the team at The Crystal Gardens that made everything so perfect! Guests are still talking about it today :) Read less
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PAUL
Wedding:
1/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Beautiful facility, great food, and good value.
Beautiful facility, great food, and good value.
Beautiful facility, great food, and good value. Read less
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DEALS

10% off Food & Beverage
Get Deal
Promo Code: 2015   $500 Value
Receive 10% off all purchased food and beverage on any Friday or Sunday wedding through 2015!!! Call or catering sales staff for info!! (excludes tax and gratuity applied to new bookings only)

Offer Expires: 12/31/2015

Available to the first 20 couples
Deal #WW615c715a6c5189ae
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MAP

 
700 E. Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 See On Map
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