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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


    Lance

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Crystal Gardens is beautiful, there outdoor chapel is such a great place for a ceremony! Valerie, our contact, was professional, understanding, and extremely helpful. There were two ceremonies on the same day as ours and the coordinators were so skilled that you could hardly tell there were two events going on at the same time. The Celebrity Room was where our reception was held, very intimate, and the perfect size for our 150 guests. All of our guests were extremely impressed with the venue as a whole and the staff was so nice and courteous. Great Place to have a wedding!

    Rebecca

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  • The food and service was great! Thank you so much for making my wedding day perfect!

    Lindsey

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  • I am so glad I had my reception at CG. The staff there is always willing to answer questions and help solve any issues you may have. The only concern I had was my chair covers (which I made clear which ones I wanted 6 months prior). One week before the wedding, I got a call saying the company CG goes through didn't have enough. I had to make an extra trip to figure out new ones (apparently everyone had the same color scheme that weekend). However, they must have called five different places trying to find something that worked. They also stepped up when another vendor fell behind.

    Karen

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Jessica @ Crystal Gardens did so much to make our day perfect, even down to a last minute change in the linen colors! She responded to my e-mails quickly. The catering staff was professional and hardworking, and all of our guests said how delicious the food was. The only problem we had was with the cake--I sent two photos as examples of what we wanted. One of the photos was a cake that was done int he colors we wanted, the other cake was the design we wanted. We ended up getting ONLY the cake that was the color we wanted, with the design of that cake, too, which didn't match our theme and was a real disappointment since we paid $900 for it. I would recommend only sending one example of the exact cake you want. It was otherwise a quality cake, well-done, but entirely inappropriate for our theme.

    Sara

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our food was amazing! We didn’t want the same old wedding reception food and they were totally willing and able to work with us to create the exact menu we imagined.

    Kaye C.

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  • We had our reception at Crystal Gardens and it was the perfect location! There is a grand entrance that offers plenty of photo opportunities and the ballrooms are classic. The servers were great & very attentive. The wedding wouldn't have been the same if it were not there . . . Plenty of room - indoors & outdoors (you get your own patio!)

    Victoria

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  • Amazing food, great staff and they make sure everything is taken care of so you're stress free!

    Jessica

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  • I cannot praise CG enough for what they did for us. They really worked with us in the 17 days we had to find a new reception hall (because our original one closed) and helped make our day perfect!! We worked with Amy and she really helped keep us in our budget and have all of the same things we were getting at our other location. I am so happy we ended up going to them, their facility is beautiful. The food was good, the drinks were great, the room was perfect, the staff was more than accomodating. We had the best time. They even let us drop off reception items the day before so we didn't have to rush around on the day of the wedding. We had their cake and it was delicious!!!They kept everything on time and as scheduled as well. I couldn't have been more happy with CG.

    Jen

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  • This venue is so beautiful. They are very good at getting back to you right away and being very clear on everything. They were very helpful with everything. I got married in Feb. so their prices were affordable, but I don't know about the summer months. Plus they are willing to change around their menue to fit your budget. We did one less meat and I was worried that their wouldnt be enough options but boy was I wrong. Their was a ton of food and everyone was very happy with it. I would recommend this venue to everyone.

    Ashlee

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  • Crystal Gardens was a great venue for our wedding. Our wedding planner always responded to me right away and provided me with whatever I needed. They are there to really help you if you need assistance planning along the way or are happy to sit back and let you take charge. They are not very flexible though in terms of decorating. They do have some restrictions in terms of hanging things which I ran into. However, the reason their rooms are so beautiful naturally is because they have these restrictions and they don't allow their walls or ceilings to get destroyed. I would highly recommend for any event.

    Lisa

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  • Our room was beautiful and the staff was attentive. We did have crashers in our room, which was uncomfortable, but our guests had lots of fun regardless. For the price, the bar was great and the food was okay.

    Amanda

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  • Very professional and they make sure to take care of all your needs. Nice location, great food and nice setting. Price is average.

    bethany

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  • Crystal Gardens was beautiful! We loved it.

    Jessica

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  • I have mixed feelings about this place. First off they did not adhere to their contract at all, in fact the woman I had written it up with was no longer with them so I had to argue with them on a lot of things that were promised to me as well as written in the contract. They said the contract didn't really mean anything it was just a guidline to make sure they recieved money if I opted out, of course that made me feel SO much better. A warning about the chocolate covered strawberries, even though they are charging per person, they are still charging per strawberry. Which they wouldn't have told me if I hadn't asked them specifically about it, I mean who just eats one chocolate covered strawberry? Really? Their answer was that they were 'big', I don't care if they are big, I'd rather have three little ones rather than one big one. On top of all that they wouldn't allow me to pay someone else who would have done it cheaper. The night of they were very catering and service was great... Read more

    Melanie

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  • We had our reception here and our guests could not give us enough compliments. The service we received on the wedding day was stellar. Jessica in the office is amazing...I can't say enough good things about her. She always responded to me promptly and answered all of my questions. However, The person we originally signed our contract with was fired because she missed too many details and we were not informed until problems started arising. It would have been nice to get a heads up and have someone go over the information with us to make sure nothing was missing. We were supposed to get our cake, DJ and invitations through CG. Well the cake and DJ were wonderful and we did go through CG for those but the invitations were a nightmare. Everything was extra on top of the additional price per head we were already paying. We ended up changing our contract (only because we were doing this so far in advance) and not getting our invitations through CG...we saved almost $100 off of the ... Read more

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