44 total reviews
My husband and I were married at Crystal Mountain on 9/22/12. We live 4 hours south of the resort and our guests traveled from as far as California to join us on the big day. I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful setting nor a more helpful team of people to make our wedding the celebration that it was! Chelsea and Julie were helpful, patient, and anticipated my needs as a bride as well as those of our guests with skill and a smile! I have already received countless emails and cards saying it was "the best wedding they've ever been to" and "have never met more friendly staff and beautiful accommodations."
Our 170 guests stayed in the various lodging options (cottages, bungalows, houses) at Crystal Mountain, making it a fun getaway for all who attended. Everyone was able to "hop" from one place to the next and spend more time together long after the organized events had come to a close. With an on-site rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception - the whole weekend was one seamless transition to the next. Julie, our wedding coordinator, was 100 places at once but never made me feel like "just another bride." Chelsea was also prompt in responding to my many messages during the planning process. For a destination wedding, the communication was as effective as if we were married in our home town!
I would recommend Crystal Mountain to any bride and groom who want a wedding that is in a memorable location, filled with professional, helpful staff and a budget conscious banquet menu (not to mention BEAUTIFUL spa and golf course for everyone to enjoy :) )
I can't say enough about it - go for a visit, you'll be won over as soon as you enter the resort.
If I could give them 6 stars, I would!!
Thanks for everything,
Emily & David P
Thanks so much for your kind words, Emily! It was an honor hosting your wedding weekend here at Crystal. Your review title really caught our attention; Pure Michigan Wedding. That is what it is all about here at Crystal Mountain and we are so happy t...
My husband and I were married at Crystal Mountain on May 26, 2013. If you are looking to get married in Northern Michigan this is the perfect place, it is so beautiful! It was so unique too, how many people get to say they rode a ski lift to their wedding site. Julie and Chelsea are both simply amazing and are willing to work with you to make your wedding the wedding you have always dreamed of!! Our wedding day went better then I could have ever imagined. Also, our wedding wasn't just celebrated for one day, most of our guests came for the long weekend which made it even better because then it isn't a celebration for just a day :) Our guests have ranted and raved about how much fun they had and how wonderful the entire staff was at Crystal Mountain. It was the best day of our lives. You get a free room the night of your wedding you get a credit to the spa, me and my husband had a couples massage a couple days before our wedding. There are so many reasons to get married at Crystal Mountain I could go on and on. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
Jackie, you were an absolutely stunning bride! Thank you for sharing your special weekend with us, your pictures are among our favorites for the season. :) I can't believe it's almost been 4 months already...come back and see us again soon!!
Crystal Mountain was an amazing place to be married. Everything was beautiful for our Mountain top ceremony, the reception room was great for the amount of people we had. The food was excellent. The spa was a great place to get pampered the day before the wedding as well as getting your make up done on the day off. Everyone attending the wedding gave us a ton of compliments on everything from the resort to the food. Julie & Chelsea were great to work with in planning the wedding, they were quick with email responses and got us everything we wanted.
Congratulations Heather & Eric! The memories that you two continue to make at Crystal Mountain will provide great stories for your children and one day grandchildren as we hope you continue to make Crystal a family tradition! We're so thankful the we...
I just recently had my wedding at Crystal Mountain. I can only say positive things about my service!!! I planned from out of town, and have crazy work hours. I was able to do most of my planning via email, and it worked so well!! The planning was so easy! They helped me choose my outside vendors as well from a Bridal Expo held there. I also had a Welcome Reception there. Everything was perfect!! The grounds are beautiful. The staff went above and beyond for me and all of my guests. Many guests lodging was upgraded to larger accommodations with no charge! My guests had nothing but great things to say about their stay and service. I would highly recommend having a wedding there! Everything was amazing!!
Our youngest Son and daughter in-law got married on June 14 2014 in Onekema, MI. My daughter in-law really wanted the reception at Crystal Mountain. We decided to do the rehearsal dinner there as well since most of his groomsmen would be staying there as well since they were all from out of state/town. From the time we started the planning, the service went above and beyond. Julie went out of her way to help with all the planning. She was prompt on getting back to any ?'s we had. From check in to check out you couldn't have found a more professional, polite and willing to help staff. Kevin was in charge of the rehearsal dinner, he was on top of working around our schedule since we were running a little late. The food was hot and there was plenty of it. He found out one of the bridesmaid was on a gluten free diet and arranged for that on his own. The next day Julie made sure she was available for helping set up the reception room, and any questions we had. Julie was suppose to work until 5pm, instead she stayed until 8 helping out with any ?'s. Tami was in charge of the food service, which was amazing. Everyone was served prompt and once again there was plenty of it. The bartenders also did an excellent job. The chairlift took anyone from the wedding for a ride up to the top of one of the hills for another beautiful few of Crystal Mountain. Every family member and friend that I talked to loved their rooms, suites, golf course and the grounds of Crystal Mountain as well as the food and ice cream bar. Too bad this is the last of weddings for us, but my husband and myself as well as our son and his new wife and all of our family and friends would definitely recommend Crystal Mountain as a wedding destination. Karen
If you choose Crystal Mountain for your wedding/reception you will not be disappointed! From the first time we walked in to see the location until we went to bed on our wedding night, I was so impressed with the service and staff. The customer service is outstanding, our wedding was perfect and I can't say enough good things about it. So GO! Get married there! Now!!
I could go on and on about how wonderful our wedding weekend was at Crystal Mountain. It was the only place that my husband and I wanted to get married. We are both from up north and have many personal memories from Crystal. We were married at the top of the mountain. All of our guests rode the chairlift to the ceremony and then down to the reception. The staff was wonderful! They were attentive and made sure everyone was always happy. I loved that they were not pushy as well, they made sure to just let us enjoy our day. The food was amazing. (If I could do it all over again I think I would just do appetizers, they were to die for. That is what all of our guests raved about) The lift ops were so nice to all of our guests and made sure everyone felt safe. Chelsea and Julie were the main ladies we worked with. They were excellent! They had a room ready for us the night of the wedding with a hand written card and chocolate covered strawberries. Top notch staff, GORGEOUS venue, Couldn't have asked for anything more!
The staff from beginning planning stages to the last dance on our wedding night was amazing. They answered any question possible question I tossed at them, from what diameter the dinner plates were. Crystal Mountain provided the most amazing backdrop for the most amazing memories ever. Also the other vendors they provided for us, each and every vendor was just as spectacular as Crystal was. Crystal was more than accommodating through the whole planning and wedding day. The food was not status quo for a normal banquet center, it was more in the lines of fine dinner out. I could not of imagined our day at any other place. We also plan to visit each year on our anniversary and even sometimes in between.
Our wedding at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa in beautiful northern Michigan was amazing in every way and it was the location and the wonderful staff at Crystal Mountain that made it that way. From the first call to the last communication, and all points in between, the good people at Crystal Mt. attended our every need. If it sounds like we are raving about them, its true! The wait staff in the restaurants, the staff that attended to the rooms, and even the maintenance crews were all so helpful and cheerful. You got the sense that this was one big happy family and these people loved their work! The sales staff and event staff were helpful in every way, not only with accommodating our wishes, but also giving us great suggestions. For example, knowing our wedding was going to be small and on a budget, they made wonderful suggestions for locations and timing that reduced our costs tremendously! Finally, the location itself is beautiful. All of our guests simply loved it. We could not have asked for a nicer, more accommodating situation. I would highly recommend (and have) Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa as a perfect place for wedding. While we had less than 30 people attend our wedding, a friend that I recommended look into Crystal Mt. is having his wedding their with 250 guests. Wonderful location and wonderful people! Sincerely, Greg White
Married to Junru Li at Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa on August 25, 2013
I'm still on a cloud after having my wedding at Crystal Mountain! All the small details from beginning to end were never overlooked. From the start my situation was unique, and Crystal's Sales Manager - Chelsea and Catering Manager - Julie, handled my requests with professionalism and grace. I worked on all the planning details with Julie leading up to the event, but knew she would be out of town the weekend of my wedding. That might alarm some brides, but every interaction I had with the staff at Crystal, I knew that Julie was thorough with the planning details and she had tremendous team behind her. I was confident the event would go off without a hitch (and in the end, we would be happily hitched)! Even when our officiant got a little worked up about the weather (it looked daunting), the Crystal staff helped calm her and reminded her how much the groom and I wanted the ceremony at the top of the mountain. And the best part about it, I never knew that conversation took place – I was able to live in my little world of excitement and glee without ever a hint of worry that plans may change unexpectedly! Thank you, thank you! I loved the landscaping at Crystal – it was perfect for bridal photos; the guest services crew kindly shuttled our guests to the top of the mountain for the rehearsal and for those who did not want to ride the chairlift on the day of the ceremony; our guests raved about the front desk staff and helping direct guests to the right location; the recreation staff handled our more elderly guests on the chairlift with comfort and ease (they didn’t want to miss out on thrill of riding the lift!); the waitstaff offered exceptional service with a smile, and the kitchen staff made delicious culinary delights for us! As I was walking in to the Crystal Center, I was even greeted by the maintenance staff holding the door for me with a smile and congratulating me on the big day! Seriously – where else can you feel like a princess on the one day you really embrace princess-ness!? The day went all too quickly, but our memories of the day will always remain, and we are grateful to Crystal for leaving us with such wonderful memories and wowing our guests from near and far.
Crystal Mountain was an idyllic place to get married. We chose to have our ceremony on the MountainTop Deck. It had an absolutely gorgeous view! Our guests (as well as the bridal party) had a great time riding the ski lift up to the top and back down to the reception. (First and only time I've ever taken a ski lift back down the mountain!) Our reception was under the tent on the MountainTop Patio. It's a great size for about 100 guests and the lights looked gorgeous after dark. The staff was extremely helpful, respectful and accommodating. The staff did an excellent job with the set-up and tear down, including setting up all the decorations. The food was delicious, which even included an entree that was "off the menu." The guests really enjoyed the hors d'oeuvres too! The Crystal Mountain Spa staff were equally friendly and helpful. The lodging is wonderful, with many different types and price points to accommodate your guests. Our wedding was on a Friday afternoon, which might not seem ideal, but many of our guests decided to take the opportunity to make it into a long weekend getaway. The grounds were immaculate, with many great spots for pictures. We had a truly beautiful and memorable wedding experience. Best of all, we are looking forward to returning each year to Crystal Mountain to celebrate our anniversary!
James and Ashley H.
I had my reception at Crystal Mountain in the mountain lodge room and it was more than I could ask for! The Crystal staff were so easy to work with and super accomodating to everything we wanted to do to the room and throughout the entire night of the reception. They were with us throughout our entire planning and I wouldn't want to do an up north wedding anywhere else! The food was delicious as well.
We had a wonderful stay at Crystal Mountain for our wedding. Everything was well maintained, and the service was exceptional. At night, staff started the fire pits outside our bungalow and we made s'mores! I would highly recommend Crystal Mountain to any Bride-to be!
Let me first say that our wedding was absolutely incredible. Our original venue burned down which is terrible but the great thing that came out of it was that we found crystal mountain. I couldn't imagine our wedding being at a better venue.
Our ceremony was at the art park. All our guest felt like it was a magical fairy land and that at any moment robin hood would come dashing out of the forest. You need very little to no decorations to make it beautiful.
Our reception was in the pavilion tent. It was set right next to the chair lift which us and many of our guest took advantage of. Especially the bar up top, and incredible sunset pictures.
Everything was perfect and I wouldn't change anything about it. But let me address the 4 star rating on service. We had the new wedding coordinator so I know that had a lot to do with it, but when it came down to the actual planning and details of the wedding I found it a bit difficult and stressful. I personally felt like they didn't have a lot of the answers to my questions and I had to figure out a lot of things on my own. They were all extremely friendly but a bit unorganized and lack of knowledge for their own venue. I had to remind and correct a lot of details and numbers that we had already discussed. That would be my one and only complaint. Having said that I would get married there again in a heart beat. It was all worth it.
Crystal Mountain is one of the most magical, beautiful places to get married. They make it so easy for you and your guests to enjoy a memorable wedding in gorgeous northern Michigan. They have a superior level of staff that cater to your every need and with a smile always. They provide high-end lodging and facilities that impress even the most savvy wedding goers. I would suggest Crystal Mountain to anyone looking for a personal touch with all the amenities. We not only enjoyed the wedding stay but will return for years to come. We LOVE CRYSTAL!!!!!
The resort is well suited for weddings of every size, and has the staff to accommodate multiple events over the weekend. They know what they're doing, and are caring and helpful while providing excellent service. Crystal Mountain is the best place for a wedding in Northern Michigan. What they lack in a Lake Michigan view, they make up for in every other area. We are so happy we found Crystal Mountain to make lasting memories. What an amazing wedding weekend!
I think I speak for everyone when I say there was not a dry eye in the whole place during your wedding, Pete. Such meaning, deep feeling and LOVE was abounding the entire day! We wish you both nothing but happiness and good times on the road ahead. C...
We had our recent wedding at Crystal Mountain. When we first decided to have a destination wedding we went for a site visit. We met with Chelsea, she was very personable, helpful and informative. Between the beautiful scenery of the property and the wonderful service we received from Chelsea, we decided immediately that Crystal Mountain was the perfect wedding venue for us. As we got closer to the wedding date we began working with Julie and Megan also. The service was exceptional! They were wonderful to work with to plan the wedding. They were very attentive and quickly responded to any questions or concerns. Our wedding turned out to be amazing and perfect! Crystal Mountain was a beautiful venue. The food was delicious. All our guests enjoyed their stay. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect place for our wedding! Thank you Crystal Mountain, especially Chelsea, Julie, and Megan!
Nicole, you are too sweet! It was such a pleasure working with you and Eric and you guys had the most perfect day for your up north wedding! Your unique touches at the reception, beautiful flowers and of course, that DRESS! were just breathtaking. Th...
This was the perfect setting for a unique wedding. Our ceremony was on top of a mountain that was reached by riding a ski lift. The view was amazing, and you can get away with no additional decorations, in fact, decorations would take away from the natural surroundings.
The staff was friendly and available and the resort is beautifully maintained, with quite a few different entertainment options to keep guests entertained.
The pricing was a bit steep but my husband and I do not regret our choice to have our wedding at Crystal Mountain!
Thank you for your kind words, Mindy! It was a joy to host your wedding here and we hope that you and Ian will make Crysal a destination for years to come! Congratulations again and best wishes! :)
Crystal Mountain is a sentimental place for me as my family has spent holidays and vacations there for many years. I have always been impressed by the resort, but after being married there I had to post how wonderful the experience was. First of all, the guests kept raving about what a beautiful location the resort was. We had visitors from all over the world and everyone loved the resort and Northern Michigan in general. We had some very unusual requests for our wedding weekend and Crystal was so happy to oblige. We had a welcome bbq for everyone on Friday before the wedding and the food was incredible. For such a simple menu, they made it a great meal. They even found someone to roast a whole pig for us at our request. We then rented the chair lift to bring everyone to the top of the mountain to make s'mores. Crystal handled everything perfectly and the guests had a blast. The experience on our wedding day was the same. Everyone at the resort is friendly and professional and a pleasure to work with during such a stressful time. I highly recommend this venue for your special day.
Steph + Henri
It always means so much when a property owner chooses to get married at Crystal Mountain. Your deep ties and history with the resort only add to the sentimental value of the weekend and I'm sure Henri has grown to love it as well! Thank you for shari...
My son and his wife were married this past weekend at Crystal Mountain. From the moment we met Chelsea, 10 months ago, to the moment we left the resort this weekend, everything was wonderful. The staff could not have done more to welcome us and our guests.
They were married in the Legacy Art Park which was magical. Blessed with beautiful weather and the lovely sounds of acoustical guitars, the ceremony was perfection. There was not a dry eye in the audience as they exchanged their vows in this beautiful setting.
The shuttles efficiently took everyone to the Hudson Bay and Lake Harbor rooms for the reception, where they enjoyed great hors d'oeuvres and a wonderful dinner.
Staff made certain that everything was timely, exactly as we had hoped for and went above and beyond when asked for anything. I can't say enough about each and every staff member who took part in the wedding. They took almost all my stress away.
Accommodations at the resort are second to none. Our guests could not have been happier.
We will definitely return again and again. Crystal Mountain is the best!
What a wonderful review, Dianne! You were a joy to work with throughout the planning process and I'm sure your background in events only contributed to that. :) Thank you for picking Crystal to celebrate Chris's big weekend, we wish them nothing but ...
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Northern Michigan's Wedding Destination
Crystal Mountain has carefully combined the Midwest's finest accommodations, the style and elegance of a first-class destination and the beauty of northern Michigan. From mountain-top ceremonies to receptions for up to 350, we'll ensure that every detail matches your vision for the perfect day.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 350
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Restaurant, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012