54 total reviews
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!!
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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!
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!!
we did a staycaution at crystal and the serivce was great
Beautiful mountain top ceremony and outdoor reception. Megan was great to work with, awesome communication. Service was great. The whole weekend was amazing and staff were all so helpful. I highly recommend this venue.
Awesome wedding venue! Aside from the gorgeous property that is hard not to fall in love with right away. The staff is extremely accommodating. They respond in a timely manner, and worked perfectly with all my other vendors ( DJ, officiate, photographer, florist). I had some bumps along the way, which is common while planning a wedding. But I wouldn't have considered any other place to spend our special day!
The staff is very attentive, on-task, flexible with all choices, you felt you were the only wedding that day. The open bar and appetizer's were worth every penny. The dinner at the tasting was great, the dinner at the wedding was average. Crystal Mountain is convenient for a wedding because everything is on site for single folks, families and wedding party needs. Fun amenities: golf course, pool, spa, alpine slide, music on the top of gondola for free. You did not have to entertain your guests. It was fun to run into your our guests at Crystal Mtn. Crystal Mtn. is near Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Traverse City, Point Betsie Lighthouse/Beach and breweries. Your guests will have plenty to do on and off the resort. The only kicker was the cost of the accommodations but it is your wedding so it's a perfect time to splurge and enjoy the conveniences and amenities that are associated with cost. As an out of state planner, Crystal Mtn was exceptional to work with. Every person we dealt with was top notch making it efficient to plan a wedding.
I am from Northern Michigan and was so excited to have my wedding at Crystal Mountain. From the very beginning, it was a flawless experience. I clicked immediately with Megan Slade, my wedding coordinator, who became a as close as a friend after 10 months of planning!
After we secured Crystal Mountain for the venue, I was provided a list of preferred vendors to start with which was a HUGE help! Not only did they give me a list, Megan walked me through her personal favorites and who she thought I might like. She NAILED it because we were thrilled with all vendors!
Even though most of our friends and family were within about 30-60 minutes of Crystal Mountain, it became a destination wedding for all of us! My husband and I spent time at the Spa, enjoyed a GORGEOUS outdoor rehearsal dinner with a bonfire, and loved every second of our reception in Northwest Territories. It is truly its own little village and they do an impeccable job there!
Here is what made Crystal Mountain stand out:
1) AMAZING service from everyone I worked with from booking spa appointments to hotel suites to every last detail of the wedding
2) Megan was a lifesaver while wedding planning. She was always available to help plan. The night of the reception, I had forgotten my garter in the hotel room. She took our room key and went and got it for me. It was so nice to not have to ask a bridesmaid or family member to go!
3) The food was perfect. We have had so many guests tell us how good the food was, which is can be a challenge when planning a wedding for 175 people!
4) The wait staff met the wedding party at the door with a plate of apps, a tray full of wine glasses, and a case of beer for our guys! The best part was it was Megan's doing, nothing i needed to ask for! The extra help and ideas on a day like that is exactly what I needed. This is just one example of the many reasons I worried about nothing on my wedding day.
5) Finally it was a dream come true. I wanted a beautiful, elegant, over the top wedding and with the recommended vendors, amazing venue, fantastic staff, and attention to detail my dream wedding came true!
Julie, you and your staff did SUCH AN AMAZING JOB at Kristin and Matt's wedding!! You went above and beyond your duties and I truly appreciate all the help and hard work you put into this event!! It really was an event to remember!! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!! xx Chandra
We just got married at crystal mountain on July 26th. It was a great weekend! Everything was perfect from our ceremony on top of the mountain with breathtaking views to the amazing food served at the reception. We had a lot of our guest telling us how great the food was and how nice and helpful all the servers were. Julie was our wedding contact with crystal and is was amazing to work with. We were overall very pleased with crystal mountain for our wedding!
The only issue we had was with the room accommodations with crystal. We had several people that had issues getting rooms. Some were told they had to book two nights while others were allowed to book one night. Pricing was a bit high for some of our guest.... Over $200 for one night.
My husband and I were just married in July of 2014 at Crystal Mountain Resort and we had a terrific experience. We were an out-of-town couple and the staff at Crystal Mountain was very accommodating to meet with us on weekends and even holiday weekends when we could make it up to plan to wedding. The venue was fabulous. The ceremony took place at the top of the mountain of the resort and it was beautiful. Crystal Mountain provides all the food and beverages for the reception. We were initially concerned about the food from the food tastings we had attended at Crystal Mountain but the food the day of was fabulous and much better than at the tastings. The staff was terrific the entire time. Our wedding coordinator, Megan, was incredibly responsive and responded to my many emails within a day every time. Also, we had a few unusual requests for the wedding, and Megan made sure to make them happen for us no matter what it took. The staff the day of the wedding took care of everything so we could just enjoy ourselves and have fun. All of our guests said their rooms were very nice and spacious.
I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking near this area of Michigan and honestly, none of the nearby options compare.
From the initial information request to finalizing the details, Crystal Mountain was there for you every step of the way. They were very accessible to answer any and all questions you may have about booking/planning the wedding. They will really work with you to make your day perfect. I would highly recommend anyone looking for the perfect Northern Michigan wedding to book here!!
Excellent service. Very accommodating. Very friendly and helpful. The resort was perfect for fun for all guests.
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
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.
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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 Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012