32 total reviews
Everything was set-up as requested. The food was great. The event coordinators were great at making sure everything ran smoothly and that we were satisfied. I would recommend this place!
I used to drive by European Crystal when it was being built and always said to myself I would get married there. My sister and her fiance checked it out for their wedding, but ended up choosing a different venue. I fell in love with the Parlor Room and Michelle was great! We ended up booking almost a year and a half early, and I will never regret it! Michelle was always more than willing to answer questions and give advice, even though she was on maternity leave for several months. Bringing your decor ahead of time and hoping people can see your vision is stressful, but they blew us away. Since we got married on a Friday and were the only wedding there, we got to use the main table when you walk in for our escort cards. Getting married on a Friday also gave our pocketbooks a break and allowed us to upgrade on the sweet table. All 160 guests loved the food! All 160 people loved the sweet table. The bartenders remembered what you ordered and had it ready when you walked up because they were so aware! Also, top shelf liquor was included in the package which gave them extra points! During the ceremony they played the music we wanted through the Ipad and adjusted the reception room lights to what we wanted with a touch of a button from the office. European Crystal made my dream wedding a reality and I am forever grateful!
I was at a function there some time ago and I was very pleased . European Crystal is a beautiful place that will make Your event that much better . The pictures from the wedding came out gorgeous . The expiriance we had was a very possitive one from very knowledgeable office staff to a very nice wait staff . And the food was outstanding !!!! I would recomend that place to anyone and We will have another events there .
I couldn't recommend European Crystal highly enough. My now-husband and I searched around the Arlington Heights area and previewed at least five different reception venues with no luck, and were almost losing hope until we found European Crystal. The interior is gorgeous, with navy carpeting, huge chandeliers, and a ballroom with sections painted like the sky. We met with Karen, who promised us that she would personally be there every moment of our reception to make sure everything was to our satisfaction (and she was!). The ballroom is so large that we only used half of it while another wedding was next door, and we couldn't hear them over there at all. The food was insanely good; I heard so many compliments from my guests (especially about the steak). Karen was easy to contact and made sure that we got the full value of what we paid, too. (We had significantly fewer guests attend than what we had guaranteed, so she let us reallocate that money toward an amazing dessert and candy bar + another hour of open bar.) If you choose this venue, you will not regret it!
Just wanted to say how pleased me & my husband were with having our reception at European Crystal Banquets, the venue is absolutely gorgeous and the people working there are on a highest level of professionalism. We were very picky about our reception venue and after a long search we are so glad that we chose them, everything that we discussed and planed for was delivered, the food was exceptional and the room looked amazing. One thing that we would do differently now that the wedding is over is to have a cocktail hour inside the room instead of in their beautiful lobby it seems that it would have been more comfortable for our guests. But we really wanted to have a separate space for that and then do the grand entrance. But at the end everything was perfect. Thank you Anna and the whole staff of European Crystal for making our wedding such a memorable one.
My wedding really was the wedding of my dreams at European Crystal. We had a romantic valentine's wedding with all of our family and friends. Everyone was simply amazed at the food, at the service, at the décor, everything. I can't get over how amazing it was to work with Michelle. She was so understanding of my vision and making it happen. My friends who are getting married keep asking me about my wedding and what I did to make it perfect. My only answer is European Crystal. My wedding and wedding planning was truly a great experience. I cannot express enough gratitude towards them.
I had my wedding at European Crystal this past June and it was amazing! It was such a delightful experience working with everyone there. My personal host was like my best friend towards the end of all the planning. My personal host made me feel like anything was possible with the décor, the food, the set up, whatever I wanted. The food especially was amazing. The service was so nice and timely. I honestly couldn't say nicer things. Thank you so much European Crystal!
Our overall experience with the EC was great. The place is absolutely beautiful! The staff is very friendly! The food is FANTASTIC. We found it to be the best value for our money, and would not have been happy anywhere else!
I didn't rate it 5 stars for the following reasons: Communication was a little slow. It took a few days (sometimes a week) to get a response to emails. They served the wrong pasta - we tasted one, and went with it over the other Veg. dish because it was so good. Then they served something completely different. We also payed for fireworks to go off as we walked in ($150 a piece) and only 1 of them went off..
Small potatoes, in the grand scheme of things, and I would not have wanted to change a thing!
I recently had my wedding at European Crystal Banquets on June 22, 2013 and it was my dream wedding. All the planning was worth it. I am so happy that I chose this venue because the service that I received I don't think I could get it anywhere else. The food is really good and not your typical wedding food at all. the décor of this place is simply elegant and the staff were all so helpful. Nothing but great things to say about this place. definitely worth a visit!
I had my wedding at European Crystal and cannot say how great this venue is! My coordinator was Michelle and not only did she help me and guided me every step of the way she also became a good friend of mine. After working with her over a year and communicating non stop from phone and email, I knew we would still keep in touch after my wedding.
The food at my wedding everyone raved about. I chose the filet mignon with chicken christopher. The dessert table was a hit, everyone went for it and ate more than they usuall could, they definitley did not hold back from the dessert table. they really went above and beyond for my wedding. the decor that i picked was like a fairy tale from a magazine. i loved it all. The price I paid for my wedding was a fair deal, if i had this exact same wedding in the city i would have ended up paying double or triple the price. My husband and I had a beautiful day and will always remember our wedding day. Again cannot rave enough about this place, the food, the service, the decor all were outstanding and so happy to of found this place! Highly reccomend this place.
Just want to tell everyone about this place, I have recently got engaged and we started to look for a venue right away worrying that we would not be able to secure a nice place for next year( we were looking for June). We arrived a little bit early for our appointment so our sales person was just finishing up with her privies couple. We were offered a cup of coffee while we waited and had a chance to look around the venue. It was a very nice touch. After finally meeting Anna we were very impressed with the knowledge and high level of customer service she offered. We had two other places on our list to see but by the end of our appointment we were in love with everything and signed the contract right away. Now I am looking forward to plan my wedding there. If you looking for a nice venue and good customer service go see them You will not regret
Wonderful experience we had at European Crystal Banquets. We got married in December of 2012 and have nothing but good things to say about this venue. the staff are all accomodating, the food is phenominal and the venue is so beautiful that we didnt need much to make it look pretty since its already beautiful. They were very flexible with us on our pacakage. we got a great deal! Our coordinator was Michelle and she did such a great job. She was so patient with us, helping us every step of the way answering my hundreds of emails. I could not have had a better wedding. Highly reccomend this place!!
My husband and I had our wedding here on June 16th, 2013 and we loved every minute of the process and the actual day! Anna was so helpful, attentive and answered my many emails leading up to the wedding. On the day, everything ran smoothly, despite a few possible mishaps, but Anna covered them all with such professionalism which meant I didn't have to worry on my day! The price was phenomenal for what we got in our package: ceremony, cocktail hour, 4 hour open bar, appetizers, cake, etc. Being from out of town, this package was great because I didn't have to get a separate vendor for the cake! Everything was taken care of, the food was great on the day, and our guests had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend European Crystal for anything looking to get married in the Chicago area. A huge thank you to Anna and the rest of the staff for making our day so memorable and beautiful!
Great venue, beautiful decore, exceptional service, great food. Strongly recommend for any functions.
I just had my wedding this past Sunday and it was absolutely perfect. First off, this was the only venue that we researched that let us have a tasting before signing the contract. They are confident that their food speaks for itself and it did. Not only was it delicious at our tasting, but on the wedding day, our guests lovedddd the food as well. We got the combo platter with chicken and filet mignons and the quality of both were top notch.
Along with the food...the service was amazing. We worked with Anna and she always made sure all of our questions were answered and everything was ready to go. She is very professional and easy to talk to to get things done. The serving staff was great too. On our wedding day, Anna was always present making sure everything was being fulfilled. I highly recommend brides to check this place out!!
I had my wedding here yesterday and I absolutely LOVED everything about this venue! Amazing and accommodating staff especially Ana, delicious food, elegant and modern facility. I have zero regrets is choosing this vendor to host to my reception. Thanks EC banquets!
What a great place. Had my wedding reception at European Crystal in August. Everything was excellent , we worked with Anna from the beginning till the end and she was awesome she helped us with everything from picking the menu to decorations( it was very easy since you can order everything thru them we just told her our colors and she gave us great suggestions and show us different set up options and samples of linens & lighting) At the end the ballroom looked absolutely beautiful we could not ask for more. Our guests were very impressed especially with the fireworks we had for our entrance( Thanks Anna for suggesting those if it wasn't for you I would never even knew they existed :) ) Not to mentioned the food - exceptional for a banquet hall we never expected it to be that good , we knew it was going to be good after we had our tasting but you are always worry ok they can cook for two for the tasting but how is it going to be for 300? But they definitely know what they doing the food was perfect. I strongly recommend European Crystal to everyone how is looking for a great place for their wedding.
I had my wedding here in November of 2012 and am so happy I chose European Crystal for my venue. Everything was perfect and so much more. Michelle was my coordinator and she was so nice to work with. She was with me every step and even present on my wedding day. The ambience, food and decor was everything I imagined + more. Highly reccomend this venue to any couples who is looking for a classy, elegant venue!
I held both my ceremony and reception and European Crystal in October 2012 and it was just excellent! The facility is beautiful and the food is outstanding! It's not like any other banquet food you've had~ we chose the chicken christopher and orange roughy and our guests raved that it was like eating at a fine restaurant! We worked with Michelle and she was very helpful every step along the way. We also had a sweet table through the hall and it was worth every penny- the desserts were fresh and moist (not dry like most sweet tables at weddings). Definitely a place to consider if you're planning a wedding in the northern suburbs.
Fantastic people, did so much great work, really went above and beyond everything. Food was fantastic, had a great time. Totally highly recommend.
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Perfection is our middle name with beautiful ballrooms highly dedicated, experienced staff and exquisite cuisine we make every wedding a dream come true. Let us worry about all the details and you just enjoy. Are you ready for an unforgettable experience? We are.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outside Caterers Allowed, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011