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Great Venue

Great venue for your next event. and greater staff to help you do it. As a Decorator had I enjoyed doing it as well.

—Abu, Chicago

Beautiful Wedding & Reception

My husband and I had the most beautiful wedding and reception at the Crystal Ballroom in May. Thanks to Matthew and the entire team the night was everything we ever wanted and more. Our expectations were met and exceeded.

—Alex, Chicago

Five Stars

I had the opportunity to direct a wedding at The Crystal Ballroom and Lounge on Saturday, September 26, 2015. I have nothing but awesome things to say about this gorgeous venue and amazing banquet manager, Matthew Heuschkel! My bride, her mother and myself met Matthew exactly one month before the wedding due to the former banquet manager leaving so abruptly. Can I tell you, not a beat was missed! When we left that initial meeting, we knew that Matthew and his team had everything…and I mean everything…under control.

Then wedding day arrived and I was introduced to some of the most amazing staff members a venue could have. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was so help and attentive. My clients were thrilled, the onsite vendors were thrilled and I was thrilled. Everything turned out fabulous and the venue space is awesome! The modern details only added to the ambiance. And the food is delicious! No banquet food here : )

Thank you Crystal Ballroom for making my job so easy on September 26th! I will be back with more clients. Believe that!!! xo

—Desiree, Chicago

Perfect Wedding

Hubby and I had our wedding over the weekend on August 8th 2015 at The Crystal Ballroom and Amy, Alberto and Matt had worked with us for nearly a year now to help us create the perfect event for our wedding. Amy, Alberto, Oscar and Matt especially (on his first week on the job), knew instinctively how to set up the room to maximize the room space, efficiently time our reception from start to finish, craft a delicious dinner menu and create an enticing space to dance. I know this is something that many people don’t even think about. But remember, the ceremony may last 90 minutes; the speeches 30 minutes; even dinner 60 minutes; but in the end, it’s the overall experience that we had that created those most talked about memories.

Matt’s careful attention to detail and the staff constantly checking in on us says a lot about their attentiveness and wanting to put their best foot forward to make us happy. Thank you for helping us consummate the wedding of our dreams.

—Nina, Evanston

This is truly an exquisite, elegant venue!

I recently planned our company Holiday Party at the Crystal Ballroom and was so impressed with the beautiful venue and excellent service. The decor is so elegant with the beautiful chandeliers and mirrors. The food was exceptional in presentation and flavor.Everyone was commenting on how delicious the food was. Our captain Alberto was very attentive along with his staff. They were very easily found throughout the entire evening. Amy the catering director was also constantly checking in with everyone to make sure that we had everything we needed.She was very helpful with the menu selections and I knew I would have nothing to worry about.I was able to enjoy the evening knowing that everything was taken care of. No detail was overlooked. I was very impressed that when I got up after dinner to go to the dance floor, I returned to my seat to find my napkin neatly re-folded and in place. The entire staff was friendly from the valet to the coat check person. I would highly recommend the Crystal Ballroom for any festive event. This is truly an exquisite elegant venue!

—M.N., Glenview

Last Night’s Baby Shower

Thank you once again for an amazing party! Please let the chef know that we were so pleased with the meal. It was delicious and his presentation was remarkable!!!!! He did everything we asked for at the tasting. Your staff was also so nice and helpful and I really appreciate all you did for us.
Thank you again and I look forward to working with you for future events. The room is so beautiful.

—Debbie, Highland Park

A Few Latitudes of Gratitude For All You’ve Done!

Thank you so much for making one of the most important memories of our lives so amazing! We are blessed to have you help us every step of the way – leading to our perfect wedding! Thank you so much!

—Daniel & Alyssa, Chicago


Thanks Amy – chef did a yeoman’s job! The dessert plate was perfect!

—Linda, Highland Park

One of my favorites!

Their appetizers are a must try and the staff? They’re excellent.

—Reggie, Chicago

Hidden Gem in Chicago

My first impression when visiting this venue space was Stylish, Classy, and Elegant. The venue is honestly one of a kind. The entrance, lounge, and ballroom were both chic and upscale.

My Fiance and I visited the location this last weekend and we both knew this is the one. Keep in mind we visited more than 10 other venues and contacted many many more.

We met with Amy. She was very thorough and pleasant to meet with. She also was very flexible with our idea’s with a Indian/Pakistani wedding. Amy explained how the owners of the property were married at the same venue in 1960’s. I like how there is history in the place.

We placed our date on hold (summer of 2015) and going next week to claim it. I will update my review after our event takes place. My Fiance and I are very excited and have high hopes for our event.

This venue will catch on soon and will no doubt be in high demand.

—Syed, Lincolnwood