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Crystal Gardens Banquet Center

5768 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI, MI
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(517) 545-1000
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 112 Reviews


    Macie

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  • It’s absolutely gorgeous and they have great deals and packages to make it more affordable! Jessica was very very helpful throughout our planning!

    Nicholas

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  • My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at Crystal Gardens this past Friday. I cannot put into words how perfect our day was! The staff here is incredible. From our first meeting with Valerie, we knew we had found our venue. She is so knowledgeable, punctual, and attentive to every email, question, or concern. She really put my concerns at ease! The day of our wedding, Barbara was our ceremony coordinator. She was fantastic. She greeted us at the door and explained everything that was going to happen. She pinned boutonnières, set up sand ceremony tables, had a box of goodies in case anyone needed some hairspray or adjustment. She even ended up making a boutonnière out of what we had because we ended up with one short! She was even there at the end of the night to say everything was all set. Evan was our reception coordinator. He introduced himself during cocktail hour and said if we had any questions or concerns to let him know. Well, we ended up needing to push up our... Read more

    Margaret Rothwell

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  • I love this venue They take care of all your worries I would recommend this venue for your wedding

    Katie

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  • We got married here and had our reception here. It was great to have everything together with such great help from everyone there. Great food, great package deals, pretty ceremony location, and amazing time had by all!!

    Karen

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  • From the moment we arrived that morning until we left that night the staff at Crystal Gardens made sure we had everything we needed. They were very professional and made my wedding day effortless. The venue is breaand worth every penny. ( they were actually less expensive than every other venue we checked out.) The buffet , the full bar, the DJ service was all top notch! Highly recommended!

    Anna

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can’t say enough good things about Crystal Gardens. I was planning my wedding reception from out of state and the staff at Crystal Gardens made the entire process so easy and enjoyable. My coordinator always responded to my emails within a few hours l and went above and beyond to ensure I was happy with all the little details of my day. They provided insight and advice and helped bring my vision to life! The service staff was also so attentive and polite, they truly did everything to ensure I was well taken care of. My guests loved the food and the cake they made for me was stunning. My day of coordinator was organized and ready to jump in and help when some last minute changes popped up with my officiant. Everyone at Crystal Gardens was just so nice and accommodating. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and I’m so thankful for the amazing work they did!

    Tamara

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  • I am SO incredibly happy that we chose to go with Crystal Gardens for our wedding on 10/21/2017! The service was stellar, the food was fantastic (the prime rib was one of the best I've ever had!), and the venue was beautiful! We worked with Valerie leading up to our big day and she was so patient and helpful in answering all of our questions. Our coordinator, Barb, was also super helpful in making sure the day went smoothly. The servers in our reception hall were fast and efficient. As the bride and groom we had our own "go-to" person that was so attentive to anything we asked for. The bartender remembered my drink order every time I went for a refill and being the only bartender,I was quite impressed! An employee even helped to remove a bead from my nephews ear during our ceremony! (Apparently our nuptials were not entertaining enough to a 6 year old!) They truly go above and beyond here to make your day perfect! As for the price, we looked at a couple of venues where we would have pa... Read more

    Jordyn

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  • We had a wonderful experience with CG as our venue for our wedding reception in September 2017. Everything was stellar! The service, the food, the cake, the drinks, the atmosphere, everything. We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful place to host their wedding ceremony and/or reception!

    Sara

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  • We are so happy that we booked with Crystal Gardens for our wedding on May 26, 2017! They made the process simple and were extremely helpful with all our concerns and questions. We got the wedding package which allows you to choose items to be included (such as DJ, chair covers, photo booth, invitations, wedding cake, etc) and we loved how most everything was then taken care of. You really don't have to worry about much because they coordinate everything, even the ceremony had a coordinator, Barb, that was awesome! They responded quickly with any questions we had and handled everyone during the ceremony and reception. Our special day went better than I had envisioned!

    Michelle

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  • Crystal Gardens was professional and attentive from the start. From the first time I contacted Valerie she was extremely friendly and helpful. She was quick to respond to my many questions and even planned a special meal tasting for us as we missed the planned ones. We had our wedding here in January, 2017 so we could not use the outdoor chapel but they offered to bring the chiavari chairs in for us (with a small fee) to make the inside ceremony room look more elegant. It was perfect. We did the plated entre (steak and chicken) with the Julian vegetables and red skin potatoes which were wonderful. The guest feedback was great on the food and we enjoyed it too. They also went above and beyond by having the piano in the lobby tuned before our wedding so we could have someone playing it while guests were arriving and in between the ceremony and reception. They were so easy to work with and outranked any other venue. They also provide you with a planner for the day of the wedding to... Read more

    Kc Yang

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  • Wedding ceremony was delayed for 30 minutes by the arrival delay of DJ (their assigned DJ). The traffic congestion near this place is real and serious issue. The wedding ceremony venue was very windy (candle was blown off repeatedly) with very noisy by passing cars. Sound system for wedding ceremony and reception center are really poor (Guests' compliant) Please prepare own sound system if you choose this place. The locking system of women's restrooms did not work (Guests's complaint). Prime rib was not cooked well (almost raw - Guest's complaint) Guests's umbrellas were moved and left without information. All guests returned home without it on rainy night.

    Stephanie

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  • 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!

    Allison

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  • Wasn’t very flexible on set up. food was just ok

    Mikayla

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  • I just had my wedding here and let me tell you, I love this venue. Crystal Gardens made everything so easy, and planning with them was a dream. I worked with Jessica and Courtney, leading up to my event and they were both so personable and helpful, and very timely when it came to answering my questions. On the day of my wedding, Barbara, the ceremony coordinator, was amazing. She had everything I could possibly need and was very helpful and made sure everyone knew what they were doing, since a lot of my bridal party could not make it to the rehearsal. My one complaint is we had some bartenders who made it apparent that they didn't really appreciate that our wedding was on a Sunday, and one of them even said it to my groom before our ceremony while he was in the lobby bar. While I feel like majority of the staff was wonderful and professional and so helpful, I didn't appreciate the few comments that were made. It was our day, the venue offers Sunday weddings, it's cheaper to have a ... Read more

    Kim

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  • The wedding venue is beautiful! Which is the ONLY reason why we stayed with Crystal Gardens. We were promised multiple things BEFORE we gave our deposit, and then suddenly once we were locked into a contract, everything changed. There was a total lack of coordination on the day of, and we kept getting conflicting information from various staff members. The best advice we could possibly give: 1) If they say they're are going to do something, GET IT IN WRITING. 2) Voice what you want. Turns out, they push what they "normally do," but it's your wedding day and if you want to mix things up, you can! Don't let them force you into their mold. The only shout out we can give is to the wait staff for the dinner. Their team works like a well oiled machine and they were incredibly kind. It is such a shame that the rest of the people at Crystal Gardens don't operate like they do. If they did, it would be a fantastic venue. At the end of the day, it wasn't worth the hassle and wou... Read more
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