The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Ceremony Room. Already elegantly decorated, couples won't have to lift a finger to say their "I do's." Just outside the room is a grand staircase, which is a great spot for gathering the entire bridal party for a photograph before moving on to the cocktail hour.
Cocktail Room. A romantic fireplace is the focal point of the cocktail room. Guests will love how spacious the room is, as well as all of the classy decorations.
Grand Ballroom. This room is simply breathtaking with its crystal chandeliers and romantic lighting. It's vast size allows for larger weddings with parties of up to 500 guests. There's also a large dance floor, providing your friends and family with some much desired entertainment.
What You Should Know
Although the Crystal Plaza does not offer food tastings prior to the wedding, the catering staff are graduates of the esteemed Culinary Institute of America so you have nothing to fear. Couples can choose between classical or contemporary dishes, as well as a variety of hors d'oeuvres that are served by the facility's butler. You can request chef stations, a full bar and even an International coffee bar. Special dietary needs are also taken into consideration with a special kosher menu on-hand. Finally, couples will be designed a custom tiered wedding cake that matches their theme.
The bridal suite, located between the first and second floors, is an extra perk that makes it easy for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready for the ceremony. On-site accommodations can be made for the happy couple, as well as any friends and family members who have traveled out of the area to attend the wedding.
- Handicap accessible
- Liability insurance
- Wireless Internet service
- Bridal attendant for the day
- Groom attendant for the day
From the Vendor
Have your wedding in a one of a kind mansion.
Be prepared to fall in love. The Janoff family, owners and operators of the Crystal Plaza for three generations, has upheld the spirit of Stanford White's design in restoring the mansion's original grace and splendor. Hosting one affair at a time, there is simply no setting more romantic...
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$$ – Expensive
Backyard, Ballroom, Garden, Castle, Estate, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Shuttle Service, Transportation
My husband and I got married at Crystal Plaza on October 14, 2016 and it was just the most perfect, beautiful, and magical day of our lives! We have so many amazing things to say, so we'll break it down by category. PLANNING - From the moment we walked into Crystal Plaza, we immediately felt like a part of the Janoff family. Allan gave us the initial tour and sat down with us discussing pricing and available dates. The entire mansion both inside and out are just stunning. The historic charm and breathtaking features throughout the venue are to die for. And that ballroom?! JAW DROPPING. We knew that day we found our perfect New Jersey venue! For the next 11 months, anything we needed or any question we had, Allan and his son Max were there to answer us and promptly. During our planning meeting with Max discussing our menu and other day of details, we had an absolute blast. He made it so relaxed for us and guided us to making every detail absolutely perfect. During such a stressful event, Crystal Plaza and their team just made so many planning aspects for us so simple and we appreciated that so much. WEDDING DAY- As soon as our party bus arrived, Max had us go straight to the back so we could take as many photos on their grounds before dark. When we exited the party bus we were greeted by Max and our two attendants for the night (yes, TWO). My husband Frank had Gio and I had the amazing Leslie for my attendant. Max had a BEAUTIFUL mini cocktail hour set up for us upon our arrival. Our bridal party and immediate family members were able to enjoy part of the cocktail hour even though they were technically missing part of it for the pictures. Unbelievable. Leslie took care of me from the second I walked off the party bus until I stepped onto our shuttle bus at the end of the night. She was feeding me during photos, constantly adjusting my dress to be perfect, bustled my dress, made sure my makeup was perfect, and even took a BEE out from the inside netting of my dress (I know, a bee! Somehow that little guy got stuck in there but she fearlessly handled it). During the night she was by my side, even handing me cold water during dance sets and holding cold towels on me afterwards. Gio, my husbands attendant, made sure his drinks were full and that he had everything he needed all night. We were truly treated like royalty. When my husband and I were done with our pictures, an excellent selection of cocktail hour food was set up for us in our bridal suite. It even gave us time to just take it all in. During dinner, we had every single dinner option made available to us so that we could try everything! From start to finish, it was perfect. AFTER- Our guests were RAVING and are still RAVING to us that it was the best wedding they had ever attended. The cocktail hour WOWED. The ballroom STUNNED. The service was impeccable and IMPRESSED. The food overwhelmed and ASTOUNDED. The Crystal Plaza gave us the best night of our lives, and gave our guests an event of a lifetime. We cannot thank the Janoff family and the rest of the staff at Crystal Plaza for our dream come true that was our wedding day! LOVE, JESSICA & FRANK CECERE
This is going to be long because I have so many superlatives to say about the Crystal Plaza, with the examples to back it up. I am not a party newbie, so when it came time to find a place for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding, I suggested Crystal Plaza. I had been to many events there as a guest and I always found the food to be fantastic, the service to be attentive, and the place to be beautiful and comfortable. Experiencing it as a host took perfection to a whole new level. From the minute we walked in to see it, Allan made us feel like we had come home (if home was a stunning mansion!). Barry held our hands as well through the planning process, and they both answered every phone call, every email, every question and suggestion with incredible responsiveness and assurance. When we got to the big day, the Crystal Plaza team took service to a new level. There was a beautiful display of food and drink during the photo session for the bridal party and the family, so no one went hungry. Our Maitr'd Mikhail, earbud in place, seamlessly coordinate every single aspect of this party masterfully and with understated grace, as he mobilized the entire Crystal Plaza team into a well oiled machine. No request was too big or too small and was met immediately. After watching our bridal attendant Leslie at work, I finally understood the need for a bridal attendant - she was AMAZING. From adjusting the bride's dress during photos, to making sure the bride and groom ate, to doing emergency seamstress repairs, to dabbing spaghetti sauce out of the dress (yes!), to bringing water and cold towels to the bride and groom and us when we were thirsty and sweaty from dancing, Leslie was always on point. After having Vinnie take care of the groom (and us!) and anticipate every need almost before it happened, I completely understand why my children are hash-tagging photos #Vinniewasthere. When the groom's studs popped out and were lost during a dance set, Vinnie was there with new studs. When the groomsmen were talking about doing a shot together, Vinnie was there with a tray. He even held the groom's phone in his pocket all night, pulling it out occasionally to see if the groom wanted to check anything - incredible! We had a Kosher affair, and the cocktail hour, with its 14 stations of food displays and live action serving, wowed everyone in the place, as did the perfectly cooked chateaubriand dinner. Bride and groom were served long plates of everything on the dinner menu, drinks always in their hands. Everyone was raving about the food, the place, the service - saying it was the best wedding they've ever been at, including their own. From car valets to serving staff to bartenders every interaction was impeccable. If I could give Crystal Plaza 10 stars I would; they did every single thing possible to make this an amazing, memorable, remarkable event.
We recently got married on 10/1/2016 and couldn't have asked for a better experience at the Crystal Plaza! When we first walked into the Crystal Plaza we immediately felt like we had found our venue. Max was great to work with throughout the entire process. We're Portuguese and one of our biggest concerns was the food, Max worked with us and set up a Portuguese station during cocktail hour, served Portuguese wine and beer (he even had a craft beer station for us with a tub full of beer!) and had Portuguese desserts. All of our guests have been raving about both the quality of the food and the amount of food. The service was great that day not only for us but also for our guests. My husband and I were especially treated well and had Gio and Leslie take care of us all day, anticipating our needs. From the moment we arrived we immediately were taken care of and made to feel special. Leslie was like magic, also seeming to know when I needed something, she refreshed my drinks, touched up my lipstick,put cold towels on my neck, made sure I ate and made sure I was always taken care of. We had such a beautiful day, the grounds were great and the service and food were amazing. thanks Crystal Plaza and special thanks to Max, Gio and Leslie we couldn't have had such a beautiful day without you!
My husband and I got married at the Crystal Plaza today and I couldn't even wait 1 day to write a review. Everyone was absolutely incredible in orchastrating the most beautiful wedding ever. From valet to the matree D (thanks Max!!!) to our special bridal lady (Leslie) and groom man (Vinny), to the kitchen staff, to literally everyone! Every detail was perfect and they were so kind and made sure everyone was comfortable and that everything was outstanding. Thank you so much for making our day so incredible and memorable!!!
Crystal Plaza is the BEST wedding venue. From the food being amazing and the service being impeccable. They know what they are doing. Very organized. You feel you can just enjoy your day bc they will make sure everything is perfect for you
This place is absolutely unbelievable! I had my wedding here and I cannot rave enough about the entire night. The food was absolutely amazing but the staff was above and beyond. The bridal attendants were fantastic and on top of everything the entire night. All of my guests raved about them and were so impressed. The entire night, anything my bridal party, myself, my husband, my guests needed they instantly took care of. I wish I could give this place 10 stars because of how amazing this entire place was. They made our wedding a more special experience. Marco, our maitre d, made our night amazing and our bridal attendants Leslie and Mercedes were angels. I can go on and on about how amazing this entire venue is. I will recommend this place to anyone. If you are looking for a dream wedding, you need to go to Crystal Plaza.
Crystal Plaza was our dream-come-true for our daughter's wedding. The classic mansion, extraordinary service, and exceptional cuisine made the bride and groom, the parents, and every guest, feel like royalty. From our first meeting with Barry, we felt totally confident that he would make this day everything we could hope for, and now the day after the wedding we know that he stands by his word and exceeded our expectations on every level. We are deeply grateful to Barry, Nella, and Mikheil for orchestrating the event from start to finish, making it very easy and effortless for us. Paying exquisite attention to every specific request, and attending to every detail with precision and professionalism, gave us the gift of fully enjoying our daughter's wedding. We enthusiastically recommend Crystal Plaza without reservation.
This venue is absolutely timeless. The people especially Barry are all amazing! My favorite part is walking in and getting that feeling of being more at home than a banquet hall.
From the minute my husband and I met with Barry at the Crystal Plaza we were blown away. We immediately knew that this is where we would have our wedding. Max was in charge of the final wedding prep and of our reception on the day. He was fantastic and very attentive. The entire event went perfectly without any issues and I never had to worry about anything with Max handling everything so flawlessly. My butler that evening was also amazing. She touched up my makeup throughout the evening and helped me out a lot. The food was amazing, we tried everything. The cocktail hour was perfect, and it was a nice touch having my husband and I eat in the upstairs room before heading downstairs to greet our guests. I cannot say enough wonderful Things about the Crystal Plaza. The wedding was more beautiful and amazing that I ever could have imagined.
I am not even sure where to begin. We recently had our wedding at the Crystal Plaza and it was more than my husband and I could have ever dreamed of. The entire team at the Crystal Plaza from the beginning was incredible. Our first meeting was with Barry and he was with us every step of the way leading up to our big day. He was super responsive if you had a question or needed anything at all. When it came time to finalize our Wedding we met with Nella. She was beyond knowledgable, and helped recommend the best pairings and options to really wow ALL our guests. They don't do a food tasting but it's not needed because trust me everything is AMAZING and there would be no way to taste everything they have to offer. When my husband and I arrived at the venue separately we were both greeted by Barry, Nella and our butlers for the day, Gio and Mercedes. I couldn't have felt anymore at home when pulling up to the Crystal Plaza than I did the day of our Wedding. My driver of the car my Father and I took that afternoon made a wrong turn and we arrived a bit later than originally planned. Nella was able to work closely with our photographers and make sure we stayed on track. She was with my family and I the entire night all the way up to the end of the after party. Mercedes was so helpful I had dress issues and she was there to quickly make changes the entire night. We were able to host a Karaoke lounge in the cocktail hour room. On top of the beautiful after party they surprised our guests with a unique smores bar outside while guests were departing our reception and after party. Everyone has told us it was the best Wedding they've ever been too and although I may be biased I really couldn't agree more!!! We have a feeling it'll be talked about years to come. Our goal was for everyone to have a good time and we succeeded with the help of the entire CP family. I just can't wait to get invited to another Wedding at the Crystal Plaza!!! Thank you for the best day ever!
It really is impossible to do justice to the expertise, talent, generosity, and overall awesomeness of the Crystal Plaza staff! From the moment you meet them, you feel like family. Allan, Barry, Nella, Nina, Gio, and the entire team went so far above and beyond our expectations it is hard to know where to even start. The attention to detail is incredible and the service is top-notch… every guest is treated like royalty… needs being anticipated before they can even be articulated. The entire day was flawless - we arrived with our bridal party after the ceremony and were immediately brought upstairs to refreshments before we headed out to the garden for pictures. To keep us sheltered from the light drizzle, Nella and Nina had umbrellas and towels, and then were sure to whisk us back instead before guests started arriving. The Crystal Plaza team worked directly with our band to ensure the entire event flowed seamlessly - from introductions to first dances to cake cutting and more (including emergency dress alterations)! And the FOOD - our family and friends are still talking about it! Every morsel from cocktail hour and dinner was delicious but the real star of the show was the dessert - passed desserts on the dance floor, the Donut Wall, and the Patisserie - what more could anyone ask for?! I can not express how extremely happy we were while working with Crystal Plaza and highly recommend them to any couple looking for a magical wedding!
Crystal plaza was the most amazing venue - so classy, elegant, and the service is second to none. My husband and I got married there on August 27, 2016 and I can't say enough about our experience. The food was incredible, the grounds were stunning, our guests were treated like royalty, and we had a bakery set up as our guests walked out which left everyone with a lasting impression! Above all of these things however was the service of our "attendants", Leslie and Gio. They literally knew what we needed before we knew we needed it. Leslie would put cold towels on me when I was hot, would have a new drink for me as soon as my ice melted and made sure my lipstick was reapplied for each picture.. No joke! She was utterly incredible. They are with you from the second you arrive through all of the pictures on the stunning ground outside to the time you leave the venue and they accommodate your every move! The Crystal Plaza helped create the best day of our lives.. They know what they're doing and they do it the best! I know I'm biased but I've never been to a better wedding. Thank you so much for giving us the fairytale wedding and making all of our dreams come true! We will be back one day, for sure! Much love to the Crystal Plaza family! Jillian & Chris O'Shaughnessy
If I could give Crystal Plaza 10 stars I would.. We got married 2 days ago (9/9/16) and it was the most amazing night of our lives. From the first day we met Max during our tour, we knew this was the venue for us. The whole staff went above and beyond for us and really made us feel special. Leslie, my bridal attendant, was a saint. She was there for me the whole night and I forever appreciate her! (Both attendants were great.. They always made sure we had drinks, food, a cold towel, and made sure we looked our best for pictures) Everything from the grounds to the cocktail hour to the gorgeous ballroom were perfect as can be. Guests are still saying the food was amazing and that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. Thank you Crystal Plaza!!!
The Crystal Plaza is pure perfection and the most magical place for a wedding! Everything from the food and drinks, service, and the beauty of this venue made my wedding day a dream come true. When I first walked into this venue I fell in love and cancelled any other appointments I had made. I was willing to change my budget, wedding date, and anything else just to have my wedding here. Allen promised me the wedding of my dreams and he definitely kept that promise! My Maitre D', Nella was amazing and the day would not have gone as flawlessly as it did without her guidance and expertise. Nina, my bridal attendant, was a saint making sure I looked my best at all times. My guests have not stopped talking about the fairytale that was that day and the devine food and service! If I could redo my wedding over and over again, I would choose the Crystal Plaza every single time and I would highly recommend them a million times over! Thank you so much for the most perfect day of our lives! Love Egzona and Anthony Carbone
We recently got married on July 31, 2016 at Crystal Plaza. The venue and the staff (specifically Nella and Mikhael) were truly exceptional. From the moment that we stepped into Crystal Plaza both my wife and I were truly in awe of the venues beauty. The venue especially the outside ceremony location are truly beautiful and out of this world. We meet with Nella and Mikhael (our Maitre'd) who are great to work with throughout the entire process. They listened to each one of our request and help us achieve our ideal wedding. Thank you Crystal Plaza, Nella and Mikhael for a unforgettable night.
We had our wedding at the Crystal Plaza on July 22nd and it was absolutely amazing!!! We fell in love with the venue the second we walked in, but our experience here far exceed our expectations. We had the pleasure of working with Ronni and Marco and they were both very professional and went above and beyond. The service day of our wedding was amazing! My bridal attendant pinned up my dress when I put on my flip flops so I could dance comfortably and took in my husbands pants because they were too big. Our guests could not stop raving about the service and the food! They do an absolutely amazing job! Thank you for making our wedding day perfect!
Simply put - PERFECTION. Impeccable service is an understatement. I cannot describe how amazing the Crystal Plaza is. The attention to detail, the beauty of the ballroom, the staff and service, and the FOOD - all literally amazing. Nella and Mercedes were beyond amazing, fulfilling every request before we could even get the words out. They made every dream come true. I would get married 100 times here if I could and would recommend to any and every person I know. Our wedding was July 29th 2016 and it was the best day of my life! We could not have picked a better place. Thank you Crystal Plaza and thank you Nella and Mercedes!! We love you!! Hector and Linda Martinez
Where do I even begin? Crystal Plaza pulled off the most stunning, flawless and beautiful wedding I could have ever imagined! The food was beyond incredible (I am still receiving compliments about the cocktail hour), the ballroom was gorgeous, and the staff was extremely attentive and there for any thing I needed whether it was a glass of water or a cold towel after dancing! I would strongly recommend this venue to anyone considering a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, or other event.
We had a beautiful wedding at Crystal Plaza. The staff was incredibly accommodating and worked with us to make all the details perfect. Our guests raved about the food and service. We had a Glatt Kosher wedding, it was helpful that the catering is part of the venue. The food was delicious and elegant. We loved the outdoor space for the ceremony and the venue is elegant and well maintained. We had over 200 guests and it was very comfortable. We loved this venue and were very happy with the results! Highly recommended!
The Crystal Plaza could not have provided better service. EVERY detail of the wedding was amazing, and due to their incredible profesionalism and experience, we did not need to worry about a single thing on the wedding day! What we did not realize prior to the day of the wedding was just how amazing the service provided by the staff at Crystal Plaza would be. When I was thirsty, Lesley had somehow noticed and brought me a glass of water to the dance floor. Between dance sets she brought cold towels to us at our table and put them on our necks. She touched up my makeup when I wouldn't have noticed it needed touching up and made sure every minute of our day was the best it could possibly be. Choosing the CP for our wedding allowed for a truly perfect day! Our guests cannot stop talking about how joyful and amazing the wedding was. Many guests have told us that our wedding was better than their own! We owe that and much more to the amazing Crystal Plaza! We are so full of gratitude to have been married at a venue that does wedding right!
Gorgeous venue. My daughter's wedding was magical. I have never seen a more professional and attentive staff. They catered to everyone. Such caring and attention to detail!The food and cocktail hour wereamazing. Alan Janoff, the owner is wonderful to work with. A true gentleman!
I can't say enough good things about our wedding at The Crystal Plaza. My husband and I got engaged after ten months of blissful dating and decided that we wanted to be married right away... within two and a half months! The next day we found ourselves at The Crystal Plaza (where my sister recently had her spectacular wedding) and we were fortunate enough to lock down a date within that time frame. My husband and I had no clue how to plan a wedding nor did we have any vision, but Allan Janoff (the owner of The Crystal Plaza) helped guide us to plan truly our dream wedding, complete with an absolutely delicious and cocktail hour and dinner, our ceremony and reception in the stunning grand ballroom, and a bakery at the end for our guests to have a late night takeaway snack as they left! Every one of our needs was absolutely catered to at the Crystal, and then some. My attendant for the day, Leslie, was AMAZING and helped me throughout the day and evening with everything from bustling my dress, last minute sewing needs, making sure I had lipstick, food, and drinks whenever needed... and more. I cannot say enough good about her. Our maitre de was on point ensuring that everything went smoothly, and overall, the staff was incredible, making our guests all feel special and catered to. Our friends were even raving about the waiters at their table! I have heard from so many people that ours was the best wedding that they have every been to, and I have to agree! The entire event was beautiful and flawless, and I credit that to Allan Janoff and his team at The Crystal Plaza... Thank you thank you thank you!!!
I could not have made a better choice having my wedding at Crystal Plaza. We planned our wedding with Ronnie who was an absolute pleasure to work with and Max was our Maitre’d for the day. If anything went wrong that day, I had no idea. The venue runs like a well oiled machine and they thought of everything. Our bridal attendants, Leslie and Gio were friendly and always available to us. They helped make our day everything we wanted it to be. The food was INCREDIBLE, from the abundance of cocktail hour stations and delicious entrees, to the scrumptious desserts, our guests were raving about everything. We took pictures on the grounds of Crystal Plaza and they were absolutely beautiful. They also have many great photo ops inside (a Juliet tower, 360 degree fireplace, a beautiful bar). I would highly recommend Crystal Plaza to anyone getting married!
I finally got to marry my best friend and I am so happy it was at Crystal Plaza! Everyone raves about the food and the service! Nella, Marco, Mikail, and Shay were absolutely amazing! They made the day go so smooth and seamless. They never missed a beat. If something went wrong I never even noticed or knew. Shay was my bridal attendant and she was so wonderful! She was always there when I needed something. She was very attentive and did her job remarkably well. I can go on and on about how wonderful Crystal Plaza and the staff were. They made my special day so memorable. I can never thank them enough.
If you're looking for a wedding venue in the central Jersey area, look no further! When we first visited Crystal Plaza we met with Barry, who couldn't have been any nicer! He gave us a tour of the venue and answered multiple questions that we had, never once making us feel pressured to book with them. Once we decided to have our wedding at the Crystal Plaza we then began working with our matre 'd, Marco, who was the best! He would respond to every (there were multiple) little email I had within the hour, with detailed information/suggestions. When we asked about bringing in an outside vendor to provide to-go snacks, he suggested setting up a burger/fry station in the lobby for our guests as they left, which was a hit! The day of the wedding the Crystal Plaza went above and beyond, and exceeded all of our wedding expectations! From the time you arrive in the limo, they make it all about you! Both bride and groom are given a butler that literally tends to every/any need you could think of and more! Leslie was my butler, and I couldn't even tell you how amazing she was! Throughout the night she would fix my lipgloss when needing to be reapplied, provide me with drinks even when just the ice had melted, and she even cleaned my husband's shirt when it got covered in marinara sauce - she was seriously invaluable! The amazing customer service did not just stop at us - multiple guests commented on how excellent the service was throughout the night! Our guests did not even have to go up to the bar, as each table had a server specifically taking drink orders. We've also received comments on how over the top the cocktail hr and dinner food was, which we know leaves a lasting impression on guests! Overall, I can't say enough about this place -if you're on the fence about it, please know that you will not be disappointed! They provide a beautiful venue (all to yourself which is a plus), and the best customer service you could ever imagine!!!
Meet The Manager
Hi! Im Max Janoff. I am the 4th Generation Janoff to operate the Crystal Plaza. I currently work along side my Father (Allan Janoff, 3rd Generation) as we enter our 99th year in business! If you are looking for an elegant, fairytale wedding, look no further. We are masters in the catering field and promise to make your special day one your guests will never forget. Be Prepared To Fall In Love!