13 featured reviews
Member Since: 5/6/2010
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
Member Since: 10/4/2011
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!
Member Since: 1/12/2011
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.
Member Since: 10/28/2011
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!
Member Since: 10/5/2010
My husband and I got married here on February 4th, 2012 and I couldn't have asked for anything better(except for more snow in MI). Julie and Chelsea went above and beyond to make this wedding weekend a dream not only for me but for my family and guests. Everyone had so much fun including the kids and the grandparents. My husband and I skied down the mountain in our dress and tux. We even got to be the last ones down with the workers. It felt liked we were the most important people in the world. When we first checked in that weekend we were worried about the condos being near each other and they made it work. Also the chocolate covered strawberries were a nice touch to the end of our evening. The only thing that went wrong but we got over it very fast was the seating chart was reversed. So our immediate family was in the back of the Hudson room and friends were up front, but in the end it didn't really matter. We made a great choice getting married at crystal. Anywhere from the food tasting, to the spa visit, to the condos and the skiing, everyone had sooooo much fun. Thanks everyone at crystal, you all did a great job
Member Since: 11/1/2012
My husband Ryan and I got married on June 2nd, and our reception was held at Crystal Mountain. We grew up not far from the resort, and are so, so happy that we were able to have our reception there. Everything was wonderful. Planning the reception with Julie and Chelsea in the months leading up to it couldn't have been easier. The morning of everyone who was there to set up were just so helpful and nice. After our ceremony, we took longer than expected to take pictures, so we were late getting to the reception. But they were SO understanding as our party got there. They'd been so kind to our guests who had been waiting. And the food was just wonderful!! It was still the perfect temperature, and my guests are still telling me how good it was. Ken was INCREDIBLY helpful the entire night, always right there if we needed anything. The bartenders and food servers were all really great too. The rooms were wonderful, the front desk staff was so friendly and helpful. All of our guests were so happy with the experience, and keep asking us to get married again :) I really can't say enough about how perfect an evening it was!
Member Since: 1/8/2012
My husband Jared and I had our wedding at Crystal Mountain just 11 short days ago on October 20th, 2012. Our ceremony was on The Front Lawn and our reception was in the beautiful Mountain View room. We cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff at Crystal Mountain was from start to finish. Julie and Chelsea were always on top of every detail. Even though we planned all the details from several hours away, both Julie and Chelsea always promptly returned emails and phone calls to solve even the most minor problem! When the day came everything went so smoothly. It was such a convenience to have everything available right at the resort. It was so nice getting ready at a quaint cottage across from the ceremony and not having to travel far to the ceremony or reception. Having all of our guests stay at the resort was so much fun, I loved seeing everyone the entire weekend. It was nice to hear how much our guests fell in love with the resort, and how they enjoyed getting away for the weekend and making use of the Crystal Spa, two amazing golf courses, and even the alpine slide. Crystal Mountain was the most amazing place that we could have had our wedding, it would not have been the same anywhere else!
Member Since: 1/12/2011
I recently was married on June 30, 2012 at Crystal Mountain Resort and I couldn't have asked for a better venue. All of my guests were able to book rooms right on the property which made everything so much easier for all of my guests. A shuttle service drive everyone back to their rooms after our reception. Julie and Chelsea were extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process which made wedding planning a lot less stressful.
Our cocktail hour and reception was held in Northwest Territories which was perfect!! Access to the hallway and the outside patio allowed guests to easily get fresh air. Even with 170 guests and a large dance floor there was plenty of space for everyone.
There were also many perks that we took advantage of. My husband and I got a free room the night of our wedding, I received a SPA credit and my husband received a golf discount.
I highly recommend Crystal Mountain for your wedding reception. It is a great value!
Member Since: 3/8/2011
I got married at Crystal Mountain on August 18, 2012. Our ceremony was held at the Mountain Top Deck, which was gorgeous and all of our guests raved about the view! The reception was held in the Hudson Bay Room. The service provided by Julie, Amy, and the entire reception staff was outstanding. They were extremely accommodating and made sure we were highly satisfied in every way. All of the food was fantastic, but we constantly hear from our guests (even three months later) how awesome the London Broil Steak was! I did have the steak for dinner, and I have to say it was the best steak I've ever had! I think Crystal Mountain is the perfect location for a wedding because they have all accommodations right there at the resort and they truly believe in excellent customer service.
Member Since: 7/28/2010
We had our rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception at Crystal Mountain. It was a mountain top wedding and I have some of the most beautiful pictures from being on top of the mountain. Every person I've talked to since my wedding have ONLY said how beautiful and how much fun they had! :) We couldn't have done it without the help of Julie Kearns! She is amazing and I CANNOT thank her enough til this very day! I didn't have to worry about anything with her involved. Their staff took care of everything and are so on top of everything from decorations to food. The whole day went very smooth and stress free thanks to the staff at Crystal Mountain! A perfect Venue for a Northern Michigan unique wedding!
Member Since: 1/29/2011
Our wedding on July 1st was absolutely beautiful and seamlessly executed by the thoughtful and attentive staff at Crystal Mountain. Our expectations were exceeded in every way, from the amazing service staff to the tiny details in decor and food, and especially all the help in planning the big day. Our guests had great things to say as well for the service they received throughout their stays.
Our wedding ceremony was on the mountain top and the reception was under the lodge pavilion tent. I would guess that each of the possible venues are beautiful, but would highly recommend these for an outdoor wedding.
Member Since: 1/23/2012
We were married on August 4, 2012. Chelsea and Julie were amazing. They helped us plan our perfect wedding. From months of planning, to our wedding on the mountain, and then our reception in Northwest Territory...everything exceeded our expectations! We would recommend everyone get married at Crystal Mountain resort!
Member Since: 9/4/2011
My husband and I were married at Crystal Mountain Resort on May 5, 2012 and couldn't have been happier with our choice to get married there. From the moment that we drove onto the property to check out the venue, we were impressed and knew this was the place we wanted to get married!
Julie Kerns was amazing at helping us plan everything from the major decisions to the littlest details. She made the planning easy, especially since we live 3 hours away.
From the moment we arrived for our wedding weekend, we were treated great! The spa pampered me while the guys got a chance to go golfing. We knew we wanted to get marriend outside but springtime in Michigan is unpredictable. The weather on our wedding day was overcast and drizzly in the morning. Julie and Chelsea met with me and went over a few options in case we needed to change to indoor. They had everything under control just in case, which was nice to see and takes the stress out of the big day. Actually stress level was zero because the staff took care of everything, including helping and directing the other vendors when they arrrived.
The food was by far the best food I'm ever had at a wedding. All of our guests are still talking about it almost 3 months later. The bartenders were great. Our guests were mainly our friends and they like to have a great time. The bartenders did an amazing job keeping up with the high demand.
Since none of our guests were from the area they all stayed at the resort. They have plenty of lodging options whether you want to stay in a room by yourself or with a group of 14. Our guests loved this!
I just can't seem to say enough good things about Crystal Mountain and their staff. If you are even considering getting married at a resort type venue, you need to at least go visit Crystal Mountain. You wil absolutely fall in love with the grounds and atmosphere. If you choose to get married there, you will be so happy. We definetly are!
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: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- 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