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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


    Natalie

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  • We thought we had found the perfect place for our wedding only to end up being so disappointed. Please do not waste your money on Crystal Gardens in Howell, Mi. We spent so much money with crystal gardens and were okay with that until they ended up making the wedding process up to the wedding day/day of the wedding just terrible. They do not care what you want, they only care to take your money. They do not do what they say they are going to do. No one is on the same page so things were forgotten and messed up all day long. After you spend over a year planning your wedding, its just very upsetting to end up being so disappointed. A Couple weeks before the wedding, we were told we would have 6 people helping set up, but when we showed up the day of the wedding they had no workers to help set up. We were setting up for 120 people and had a early ceremony so if we would have known this in advance, we could have prepared and had help on hand. My husband, his best man, my mother and grandm... Read more

    User5445479

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  • We recently had our ceremony and wedding reception at Crystal Gardens and had a wonderful experience. We selected this venue because I was planning a long distance wedding and their package included essential things like the cake, DJ, etc. This to me was an amazing perk and the price was right. The banquet staff was impeccable including Brenda's amazing service and Barbara's attention to detail and years of experience really showed. The entire staff was great including all the servers and our bartender, I just directly dealt with Brenda and Barbara. The only issue I had was some things were not changed that I had spoken with one of the planners about a week prior to the event so, the morning of I had to more chairs, place settings, tables, etc around. But, if that is the only thing that went wrong then I think we were in good shape. It was just a little irritating discussing this information with a staff member who clearly did not relay the information to the proper people. Other than ... Read more

    User5376275

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  • Very happy with Crystal Gardens Howell!!! Our wedding was wonderful!! -Kari the wedding planner was very responsive and helpful! -Barb the chapel coordinator is excellent! Very helpful with things we didn't imagine needed to be done -Family style meal went great. Everyone served at about the same time. -Bartenders were fast and friendly. -Pizza was great -DJ they included was great. Jim from Mobil Rythem

    Nicole

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  • Thank you thank you thank you to everyone at Crystal Gardens, in particular Laura and Barbara. Crystal Gardens made my entire wedding process seamless, easy, and pleasant. My wedding ceremony and reception were executed flawlessly, they definitely think of every little detail. It was like having a wedding planner without actually having a wedding planner. The food, drinks, and atmosphere were fabulous. I would definitely recommend Crystal Gardens to everyone!

    Marie

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  • Made my reception go as smoothly as possible. They have tons of staff members on board that will help you with everything and anything. They have serving and receptions done to a science. Great staff to work with, I did not need to hire a wedding planner with all the help I received from Valerie and Laura. The food was awesome, everything about this place is wonderful. I would highly recommend them if you want a pain free wedding reception that will turn out absolutely gorgeous!

    User5360787

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  • Very happy with the process and how smooth they handled everything the day of thank you for making our day complete!

    User5294740

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  • Awesome staff and venue. Guests had a great time and loved the food.

    Michele

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  • I held my wedding reception here on 7/15/15 after returning from a destination wedding. Valerie was our coordinator and she was so helpful from beginning to end on planning this event. The staff was amazing!

    Tyler

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  • We had our wedding reception here in June and we were very impressed with Crystal Gardens. From the time we first met with Valerie a year ago, she was easy to get in contact with and provided us with clear information. It is helpful that you can choose to purchase a package that includes options such as the cake, Dj, etc..., so you don't have to coordinate with separate vendors on your own. The food was excellent and many of our guests were talking about the food the next day! It's convenient that we were able to drop off our decorations the day before the wedding and the staff took care of all the setup for us. We would definitely recommend this venue for anyone looking for their wedding reception location! We had a great time!

    Laura

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  • This venue is beautiful! The open air chapel drew me in and their kindness is what enticed me to host my wedding there. I am confident that my wedding will be perfect at Crystal Gardens

    Mandy

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  • I could not say enough about how great my experience with Crystal Gardens was. From my first meeting with Kari until the very last minute of my reception, they were so helpful and attentive and made me feel like a princess on my special day. As many brides are, I was very concerned with my budget but Kari and the sales team worked with me to get exactly what I wanted to make my package work. I also won an upgrade at their free bridal show which really helped enhance the reception. They were very flexible and attentive during the planning and I could not have had a better experience. During the reception, our banquet captain was very attentive and made me feel like royalty (she even put a special note on the box that our top tier of the cake was placed in). I really was not expecting such personal detail and it was a very nice surprise. Everyone complimented on the "best wedding food they've had" and how beautiful the reception hall was. Some people told me it was the best weddin... Read more

    Brian

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  • We had our wedding in the Celebrity Ballroom in Crystal Gardens. The staff there was excellent as was the food. We are so happy we chose them as their package combined a number of services we would need into one. They arrange the ceremony space, reception space, catering, cake, and DJ.

    User4453822

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  • I fell in love with this place by the pictures alone, and then when you go there to book everything, you fall more in love with everything. They take care of so much for you, from the cake, to the photobooth to the linens. Val and Kari are amazing wedding consultants and work with you on everything to make sure your wedding is exactly how you pictured it. Barb the ceremony coordinator stays with you from the time of the ceremony until the end of the night! She is such a sweetheart. If your ever looking for somewhere to get married, this is the place. My guests fell in love with the venue, and my family loved the ceremony site.

    Kayli

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  • I have had many events at Crystal Gardens and they never disappoint! The entire staff was friendly and did a great job taking care of my wedding! As the bride, the staff constantly asked me if they could get me anything. I didn't have to do anything for myself! The venue was clean and beautiful.

    User3027844

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  • We had our wedding at Crystal Gardens in June. Valerie was our event coordinator. She was very helpful for us as we planned our wedding from out of state. Overall, we were very satisfied with the service that we were provided. A few tidbits that I wish I would have known before booking... The chapel coordinator is very hands on and you wont meet her until the rehearsal so be prepared, there is no place for the guys to get ready on-site, the bridal suite does not allow prep in that room or food, avoid the white wine at all costs (its terrible). This makes the review seem terrible but really out of everything, these were the only bad experiences we had. Outside of this, they were extremely flexible and willing to work with us. It was a great value for the price and the wedding chapel is extremely unique.

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