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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


    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

    T

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    5 out of 5
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  • I highly recommend Crystal Gardens to anyone planning a wedding that wants the event to go smooth and enjoy being taken care of. Customer service was incredible from the initial consultation all the way to the end of the wedding reception. We started with a wedding package through the venue and literally hired the rest of our vendors through referral. It was so nice to know that the cake was taken care of, that we didn't have to rent chair covers, and that staff was available to help with our big day instead of relying on family - we wanted all of our friends and family to celebrate not work. Running out of beverages at our bar was a huge concern and the Crystal Gardens representatives were right in stating that they will NOT run out! It was so convenient for our guests to travel to one venue for the ceremony and reception. Our wedding was a smashing success!

    Ryan

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    5 out of 5
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  • My now wife and I had a wonderful time having our wedding ceremony and reception at Crystal Gardens. Both ourselves and our guests had nothing, but great things to say across the board about our experience. The planning of the event was also very easy and Crystal Gardens was always responsive when we had questions. 100% would recommend to other couples.

    User7304777

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  • This was the best experience ever! They can do it all if you want them to! Best bang for our buck, very good quality, professional, flexible. We are so happy with Crystal Gardens! They did our reception, invitations, cake, food, and helped with set up. Beautiful facility and just awesome! Definitely recommend! I can't wait to go back for another wedding! Going to recommend to all my friends planning weddings for sure!

    Brittany

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    5 out of 5
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  • I have not had my wedding here yet, but I love this vendor so much already that I didn't hesitate to give them 5 stars! Extremely responsive, caring and flexible! The value that you get when you choose this vendor is beyond compare. I've stopped in and called several times during the planning process, each time I am greeted by staff that is genuinely friendly and knowledgeable.

    User7066707

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  • Absolutely wonderful! Our guests are still talking about how beautiful the chapel and ball room are, how great the food and how friendly the staff were! Planning was so easy and the personal coordinators were great! The wedding cake was amazing!

    Holly

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  • Everybody at Crystal Gardens was a dream to work with. From the ceremony details, to the perfect reception- we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! We are so glad that we picked a venue that made it much less stressful for us and took care off the little details. They were always professional, flexible, and happy to help!

    Marisa

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  • I haven't had my wedding here yet, its coming this December. But I have to say, so far my experience with them have been nothing but pleasant. Everyone you encounter there is so friendly and helpful. Valerie ALWAYS give me a prompt response to my million questions I ask her. Always accomadates every request I have. They are so flexible and easy to work with. The food tasting we had was so wonderful and the food was AMAZING... making our menu choices was very difficult. They really make the wedding planning a lot easier by offering so much. From the food and drinks to the DJ, cake, invitations, chair covers. They can really cover almost all of it. I am so looking forward to my wedding day in two months. Its a truly beautiful facility with great staff! I will be reccomending it to everyone I know!

    Nicole

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  • Kari has been amazing to work with. She answered my email almost immediately, and then sent a follow up email the next day. We met with her and she made everything as relaxed as possible. She gave a variety of dates and options to best meet our needs. There was no pressure to book with them as she left the ball in our hands. Once we booked with them, everything has been just as good. Ran into her at their bridal show last night, and she made it clear that we could update our options or change them at anytime during the process. Can't wait to get married here!

    Mary

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  • WE had our reception at this location....My husband and I heard nothing less than the best. The food was good, the floor plan was set up well...organized...had a good time

    Ashley

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  • Crystal Gardens was amazing from the time we toured the venue to the time we left the reception! Not only are the facilities gorgeous the staff was awesome! Kari (Event Coordinator) was the best! She was so helpful with the whole planning process and responded to my emails/phone calls immediately. We couldn't not have done it without her! Bard (Chapel Coordinator) was so great! She is the sweetest lady and made sure every detail of the ceremony went accordingly. Karen (Event Captain) was awesome! She was there making sure the entire reception went perfectly. My husband and I are so happy we choose them for our special day!

    Christian

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  • Crystal Gardens was the perfect venue for our wedding. Through the process, from our months of planning to the day of execution, the sales office was extremely open in communication, very transparent, and willing to look into menu modifications or special requests. The outdoor chapel was beautiful for our ceremony, the venue was the perfect size for our guests, the meal was delicious, and the DJ kept the party going for us. It was all very seamless. All of our vendors work with Crystal Gardens frequently. Mobile Rhythms Entertainment did the music for our ceremony and reception, we were thrilled with the job Ron did for us. Lana's Dough Delights made our cake, all of our guests said this was some of the best cake they have ever had. A couple family members said they had 3-4 slices. Beautiful events did our flowers and she is very knowledgeable about the venue and how to work with CG. The only part of the process that could have been better was dealing with Crystal Gardens wedding coord... Read more

    Brittney

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  • Crystal Gardens did such an amazing job. We had our wedding on October 1st, 2016 in the Celebrity Ballroom with 154 people. We had the family style dinner with the champagne chicken and prime rib, with the roasted redskins and vegetables. The food was amazing. Valerie was who helped plan everything and she was so easy to work with and she was so accommodating since we were planning from Florida! She had recommendations for everything and since we did not know the area, it was so helpful! The rehearsal coordinators were of so much help as well. They were so organized and made sure everyone looked great before they walked down the aisle. My only complaint is that we needed another bartender. The line for the bar was quite long with just one bartender. Other than that we had so many compliments on how beautiful and well organized the wedding was.

    Karen

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  • WEDDING FACTORY! There were four weddings the day of our wedding. The reception was amazing, however the wedding chapel is less than desirable. Due to the multiple weddings we had to wait our turn for the stairway and garden for photos. Had to get our things out of the dressing room in order for the next bride to use. No flexibility with the ceremony. Barb the ceremony coordinator Is quite lovely if you do it her way. If you want to make changes, forget it. She will tell you that this is her sandbox and will be done her way. Became very rude and unprofessional.

    User4201618

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  • I went and checked this place out and it was nice but expensive. I liked that when you pay for the bar, you dont pay per person, you pay per person whom is over 21.

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