About this Vendor
'The Historic Monte Cristo Ballroom'
Classic elegance drawing on the influence of the Italian Renaissance is the hallmark of this historic property. Details such as the terrazzo floor, a stained glass skylight in the ballroom, Corinthian capitals and the Dorian frieze work are all stylized symbols of hospitality.
Amenities + Details
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Ballroom, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Beautiful Venue, Perfect DayReviewed on 10/04/2013 Jessica C
I have all good things to say about my experience working with the Monte Cristo Ballroom for my wedding. As a military spouse I faced a lot of difficult planning issues and Monte Cristo's staff was so helpful and accommodating along the way. They were prompt replying to all of my questions even ones that were silly and simple. They also have a great pool of contacts and vendors. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful with tons of places for photos and tons of room for guests. The brides room was great and the groom also loved his space. The service the day of was wonderful. They even went out and got deodorant for one of the groomsman who had forgotten his! I never felt stressed or pressured the day of my wedding because Monte Cristo took care of everything. My day of coordinator was helpful and worked with my DJ to move everything along smoothly and I didn't even have to lift a finger. The food was delicious and all of the caterers and bar workers were professional and very helpful. This venue was well worth the cost and I couldn't be more satisfied with my service and experience. I have had numerous guest comment to me on how wonderful it was and how beautiful the location was. I focused on me all day and when I came out everything was finished and perfect. Huge praise for Monte Cristo. I would highly recommend them to anyone searching for a truly all inclusive venue.
My Dream Wedding VenueReviewed on 12/09/2013 Hilary B
Deciding on a venue is a very personal thing. I know I struggled while trying to find one. Let me tell you, the Monte Cristo Ballroom blew all the other venues out of the water! My finance and I fell in love with this charming, intimate, and classically elegant space. The attentive staff was just the icing on the cake. They were available and ready to help with any questions I had along the way and were spectacular on my wedding day. The owners are always around and even interact with the clients to ensure things are going well. Overall it has been a more pleasant experience than I ever could have wished for and I am so happy I went with them. I had the wedding of my dreams at Monte Cristo and the venue, food, and staff exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Monte Cristo Ballroom.
Couldn't be happierReviewed on 12/07/2013 Heidi C
We just had our wedding at the Monte Cristo Ballroom and we could not be happier with the experience. I'm seriously struggling for words because I can't express how amazing everything was and how hard everyone there worked to ensure our dreams for the perfect wedding came true. From the first time we walked in and saw the beautiful foyer and ballroom we knew this was where we wanted to have our wedding. Thanks to the excellent recommendations from the Monte Cristo's complementary Vendor Meet and Greet, our DJ (Otto Olson), Officiant (Rev Ray), Cake (Cakewalk Shop) and Flowers (Stadium Flowers) were executed exactly to our wants and we were amazed how much everyone constantly exceeded our expectations, the fact that they were all familiar with the venue only made it better and easier. The day of could not have gone smoother. Jeff, our complimentary coordinator, was not only incredibly friendly and helpful but he made sure everything went exactly to our requests and was constantly making sure we had what we needed and that everything was going well. It really was thanks to his hard work that our day went better than we could have ever hoped. Like I said earlier, I really can't say enough good things about the Monte Cristo. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, the staff was amazing and constantly going above and beyond. Thank you for making our special day absolutely perfect.
Great Place For A High BudgetReviewed on 8/23/2015 Stephanie R
My husband and I originally booked back in February for our August 16th, 2015 wedding and were pleased to know they still had dates available even though it was short notice since they usually book for the year quickly. My parents, sister, my husband and I went for a tasting and were promised great food and care. The food at the tasting was amazing, the venue wowed all of us and we booked after viewing only this venue. Fast forward to the months that follow and I'll say that if my parents had paid less money, I'd have been 100% pleased with the result but we ended up paying 15,000 dollars for a good experience. They will include a ton of extras and people to help on the big day and that in itself is worth some of the cost but since my husband and I live in Bellingham and the venue is in Everett, it was really difficult to communicate as much as I wanted. They replied fast but it was also "too" professional and sometimes seemed like they were quoting off of a pre-written speech. Because the Monte Cristo has a lot of staff that work different schedules, I never had the same person twice for one single meeting. It worked out when I got the wrap up email but at the time I wasn't sure. By the time July came around, I felt slightly better and it all seemed to fall into place. Only question I had was that all the other reviews say Anthony was there on the day and he wasn't for my wedding. I hadn't seen him in months. As far as for the wedding, I was treated fine and wasn't stressed out at all. All questions were answered well but other people in my family had concerns. My mom had to search for my butler whenever she needed something but I seemed to always find her. My father claims he was not fed the day of the wedding.He only had some cheese according to my mom. My bridesmaids, my mother and myself were fed better with wraps and a cheese platter but we paid for the mimosas I was told I would have but didn't receive. I think it was because most of the girls were under 21. I also had to ask for food when it was contracted to be ready at 11am for the girls and noon for the guys. The food at the rehearsal plus wedding was really good according to the guests that attended. I was nervous that day so I didn't eat a lot but I heard the food was really good by a lot of guests while I got mostly cold food that was probably due to the fact that I wasn't able to eat with my dress restricting me. The venue had a few people on staff that need to be educated on their job. I had a girl at the photo booth that didn't say 1 word to me until I asked her what the black book next to her was about. She told me that people could put their photos in the book....but this wasn't addressed until 9pm that night when everyone went home. I got to keep the book though so I got over it. Guests also mentioned the bartender wasn't very nice that night :[ Point is; If you have the money for it, book with them. I gave them 5 stars at the nights end because I felt my day of coordinator and butlers deserved their tips but some other staff didn't. I'd book it all again but there are things that need to change to make this a true 5 star review. I was told the wedding was amazing but most of the compliments are things we added to the venue. It's not that it was a bad experience, I just had higher expectations than my husband. He feels my review wasn't his perspective so I'm hoping he'll give one soon.
There are not enough words to express how incredible the Monte Cristo Ballroom is as a wedding venue. From the first phone call to the last goodbye they are 100% Number One. We had a large wedding of 200+ guests and wanted to find a perfect location, which can be difficult with so many people. Let me tell you, the MCB is the place to choose. We were greeted with warm, friendly, professional staff, given a grand tour, presented with all of our various choices, had a great food tasting and totally fell in love the with the people and the beautiful venue. The wedding printer and cake bakery the MCB recommended were perfect, professional and helpful. Especially since I was out of state for a great majority of the time I was planning the wedding, each vendor and the MCB worked with me via phone, email and fax. The day of the wedding went like clock work. We were so impressed. They think of everything and even more. The staff was available to answer any question I had from the moment I started planning the wedding, through to the very last flower petal being thrown. They are so friendly, accommodating and ALWAYS ready to assist. Each detail was handled with quiet perfection. We felt like royalty and every one of our guests told us how gorgeous the venue was, how helpful the staff were, how incredible the food tasted and that the food stations were never empty. What was so wonderful, was that the food stations were placed in such a way that there were no lines. All of our guest tables, and we had twenty of them, were able to fill their plates in a relaxed yet efficient manner and eat. The DJ was great. He had our wedding and reception music exactly as we wanted. He was the perfect Master of Ceremony. And then when it came to “dancing-party time”, well, let me tell you, our guests stayed until the very last minute. He kept our guests hopping. Thank you MCB and everyone involved, from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day absolutely perfect!
From the first meeting with the Monte Cristo staff we were enchanted. The quality of their venue, food, vendor choices, and staff was on a level that we had never seen before. When our guests arrived they were immediately as enthralled with the entire place as we were, and I heard "this is the best wedding ever" from more than half of our guests. As the evening went along the staff stayed perfectly on schedule (even got a little ahead a couple times). The butlers that we had (yes the bride and groom get their own butlers) were very attentive and eager to help us. After the ceremony the cocktail hour in the executive lounge was very relaxing. We never even knew that our cake had arrived, but it was waiting for us in the ballroom before we even thought about it. We cannot say enough good things about this place. The investment that you put into this venue is EXTREMELY worth it. There was almost no planning needed on our part that wasn't handled through the venue, and anything that was left over was a minor consideration. If you want to experience one of the most enchanting, movie-eque wedding days of your life it must be here!
I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS PLACE. Our wedding isn't until May 2015, but here is what you need to know, I am type A. I am a crazy planner. I researched eleventy billion places before we came here. The customer service is excellent. Send a 2 page email, they will have answers to all of your questions the next morning. Need them to be flexible on something? No problem. When we came in for the planning meeting they did not pressure us or give us the hard sell. They did lay everything out for us, and the girl I had been working with was nice enough to give me a ballpark $ before we walked in so I could make sure that we could afford it before I fell in love with the place (you will fall in love, it's so pretty). For the cost they provide so much more than anywhere else in Western WA. And the food, OMG delish. We are so excited to share this place with our guests. But here is the thing. Take all of that away, my big thing is that they are so easy to work with. No one wants to be stressing on their wedding day or not getting responses (which I have dealt with with so many of our other vendors). They really just go above and beyond. Don't like something? Just ask, they will work with you. They make you feel like they are genuinely excited about every. single. wedding. that takes place there. I have had a few friends get married there, and they say the same thing. As someone that had reservations about getting married that far north, and wanted something outdoors, forget about it. The minute I walked in and had been emailing with these gals I knew this was the place. Customer service is a big deal to me. Add to that the most delicious wedding food I have ever had, a gorgeous historical venue, and all the perks that we will not have to stress about and it was a no brainer. Happy planning! ---------------- Update to my previous review- Perfection. The day was perfection. I cannot think of anything that went not even wrong but even inconvenienced us. Jessica might be the best customer service I have ever experienced in my life. The food was delicious, the venue was gorgeous, they did all of the work, everything was set up before I knew it, they never even bothered us and things looked more beautiful than I could have imagined. They kept us with drinks in hand and down to the littlest detail had every single thing covered. MCB was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. People are still raving about how beautiful it was, how fun, and the good. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Brides and grooms, I wouldn't even check out other places. MCB is THE BEST.
My husband and I got marred on June 28th and we both had no regrets about choosing this venue! Since I was finishing up college I needed a venue that didn't require me to have to do so much planning. They took care of mostly everything. They responded to my emails and answered every question so quickly. To be honest It was a little pricey but honestly it was worth every single penny! we had Jessica working with us planning every single detail up till the wedding. We also had Robert our wedding coordinator for the day and cricket who was our butler(for the girls). Every single one of them did a wonderful job and made our day stress free. One thing we loved was the food! We had guest running up to us telling us how amazing the food was. A lot of our guest couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the venue was and how much fun they had, Another thing we loved was how it is an all inclusive venue. They had liens, chairs, decor, and so much more that you can use for your wedding. You were not forced to use the vendors they had but we used them all. The DJ, cake, and the vendors who made our invitations did a wonderful job. I totally recommend brides to get married here.
I have nothing but positive things to say about the staff and venue! From the day we toured the venue and signed the contract, to the very end of the reception, they took care of us. Every little detail that you could think of, they will help you and they had nothing but tips to make things easier. For example, I forgot to get a cake topper, and also forgot to ask the florist for flowers to put on top of the cake. They immediately stepped in, snipped a few flowers off of every centerpiece without making it noticeable, and voila! My cake looked complete. The timeline went so smoothly, that my bridesmaids and I could relax and just enjoy the day. With all that being said, everything was beautiful. The ceremony, the ballroom, everything! All my guests said they had a blast. My husband and I woke up the next morning, thinking, "Wow, what a great night. I had so much fun." I'm pretty sure my body is all sore because I danced all night! The Monte Cristo Ballroom is such a great all inclusive package venue. I would recommend them to everyone.
I can't begin to say enough great things about the Ballroom. They made our wedding dreams reality and I have the best memories of our special day because of their phenomenol service and food. We both have mentioned we would love to have the whole experience again because of how wonderful everyone was (especially Tiemann!). Thank you for your hospitality and friendship through the entire process. Too bad I found the man of my dreams and I can't have the experience again. ;) P.S. I still have people mentioning the prime rib... And the leftovers you gave my husband and me didn't go to waste! We relished every single bite!
The venue was amazing!! They were so friendly and very professional. My family and friends loved the venue and the food. The best part was that it was affordable. They made wedding planning so easy for me!
The perfect venue: Monte Cristo Ballroom!Reviewed on 4/21/2015 Nichole B
Not only was the venue gorgeous and the food absolutely delicious but the staff were amazing and incredibly helpful! We highly recommend this all inclusive venue. With our extremely busy schedules, finding time to plan a wedding was daunting but Monte Cristo Ballroom made it simple and convenient. We couldn't have imagined a better day and we are so glad we chose this venue for our special day...it couldn't have been more perfect!
Dream Come True!Reviewed on 4/14/2015 Jeanette H
Our wedding last weekend was absolutely perfect! A dream come true! This was the only wedding venue we visited last February and we knew right away that this was where we wanted to get married. The day we signed our contracts and put in our deposit, they supplied us with a binder to keep us organized, a list of fantastic vendors (we didn't need much, considering the venue took care of just about everything), and they sent monthly emails to make sure we were feeling confident about the big day. When we got married this weekend, my husband(!!) and I couldn't have had a more perfect day. As I walked into the venue my butler took care of all my needs (including food and drinks before the wedding), everything was set up for us, our ceremony went off without a single mistake, cocktail was fun (the appetizers were delicious), all of the food during dinner was great, our in house DJ not only had a great selection of music prepared, but a wonderful personality that really added to our night, guests had a great time with the provided photobooth, and as we left our event with everything packed for us (including extra food and cake for later) we knew that our night was perfect and memorable for us and our guests. Not a single complaint! This venue exceeds expectations!
Absolutely Amazing!Reviewed on 3/30/2015
I just had my wedding here in March of 2015. I could not be any happier! The wedding planning team was very accommodating to all my needs. The day of, I arrived stressed because we were running behind. Hilary, my wedding coordinator, said that everything will be fine and that she'd take care of it. All I ended up doing was staying in the Bride's vanity room, which is beautiful by the way, and just took care of myself. They helped run everything so smoothly. The entire staff was so professional and truly made it feel like it was "my day." They provided vendors for the cake, DJ, and invitations so that was a huge help. I'm still getting compliments on how amazing the food was and how beautiful the venue itself is. Everyone had such a good time! I highly recommend this venue to anyone who just wants to sit back and be a princess for a day. They will take such good care of you. Thank you Monte Cristo Ballroom!!!
Best Day of my Life!!!!Reviewed on 3/22/2015 Alexa D
I was not ever one to picture my wedding day when I was younger so when the time came to decide where I would do so, the Monte Cristo Ballroom seemed like a good fit! Wow, was that the understatement of the year!!! They have helped me through the whole wedding process with such excellent ideas and great professionalism. My big day went off without a hitch and what an amazing feeling it was so just sit with my girls and be brought mimosas for hours! The butlers and staff handled everything, even going as far as going to get batteries for my lights when we forgot them! Our coordinator, Jessica, was so incredibly helpful and handled our large bridal party with ease. The food, oh the food... What an delectable display of a buffet... I have had so many guest tell me just how amazing the food was and that they couldn't stop eating it and I must concur. Having so many options was wonderful. The day flowed so well and the events were coordinated to a "T". The in house DJ Greg is just wonderful!!! He really gets involved with your vison and listens to your ideas. Everything flowed well with him as the master of ceremonies!! The grand exit was beautiful, we had bubbles and even the staff was above on the balcony blowing them so they would fall on us!!!!! It was honestly the best day of my life and I will remember the support and excellence this staff and facility has shown us. I will (and have) recommend this venue to ANYONE that is getting married. I have also had so many guests tell me its the best wedding they have been too, and mostly its all thanks to the Monte Cristo Ballroom :)
Fabulous Venue for a WeddingReviewed on 3/22/2015
The Monte Cristo Ballroom is absolutely beautiful! However, it's the staff, personal service and wonderful food that made it perfect for our son and now daughter's wedding! The beauty and elegance of the Ballroom is something out of a fairy tale. The amazing staff go above and beyond to make every element of "your day" the absolute best it can be. They were kind, professional, and on top of all aspects of all parts of the wedding. Truly fabulous! The transition from the actual wedding service, to dinner, to dancing the night away was seamless to all guests and even us parents. The staff did an exemplary job of getting it all done behind the scenes, but yet always there for everyone. We would highly recommend the Monte Cristo Ballroom for your upcoming wedding! You will not be disappointed.
JUST THE BESTReviewed on 3/22/2015
I was just a guest last night at the wedding of Scott and Alexa and I have been to many weddings in my life, but by fair the Monte Cristo Ballroom put on a feast to behold , the staff where very nice, helpful and very professional. Just the best venue I have ever been to thank you jock M.
Our Dream WeddingReviewed on 3/17/2015
This was the second wedding for both of us. We wanted our friends and family to celebrate our new life together without any problems or worries. We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful day. The service, food and level of professionalism couldn't have been better. We would highly recommend this venue!
Exquisite Venue, this should be your number one pick.Reviewed on 3/15/2015 Geena L
Let me start by saying, book this venue. I am 100% dead serious. 2 years ago about, my fiance and I were not engaged yet. But I kept eying this venue, and it was nearing the time that I knew he was going to propose. I showed it to him, and how it is all inclusive. We decided to go see it, again before we were engaged. The number one thing that sold us on this place, or person I should say is the owner Chef Anthony. You could tell the love he has for this venue (he got married here as well!). But he also put so much care and amazing-ness into his food. That was the second thing that sold us, the food. The third thing, is the absolute beauty this venue is. It is exquisite. And let me tell you, you have amazing day of coordinators that help you along the way (Jessica and Hillary were absolutely amazing and made the most beautiful wedding come true for my husband and I.) I did not lift a single finger on the day of the wedding, and because of the instructions I laid out for the day of coordinators, I barely got asked any questions and when I did, it was easy to help nothing that was stressful. Not only that, but the groom gets a butler as well as I do, so if you don't want to see each other before the wedding, they are really your best friends. They make sure that you don't leave when the other is walking about, but they also get you anything you need. I had water served to me every time it looked like I was thirsty and it really made my day. I stepped out a few times to see the cake and decorations, and they were put together better than I ever expected or described to them. They really know what they are doing here from the last details to the food, to being SO accommodating and making sure everything runs smoothly. I loved being a bride here, and I got so many compliments from guests on this venue. "The coordinators are amazing!" "This place is beautiful" "They really know what they are doing here." And at the end of the night, everything was packed up for us and put back into our car. I also want to mention that I had guests tell me that at their wedding they never got any food at their own wedding and were too busy to eat. Monte Cristo made sure you got food, we were served, and we had plenty of food boxed up for us as well and two pieces of our cake. I cannot express enough how caring this venue is. Plus their photo booth they now have set up at the venue is amazing. If you are a bride or a groom, do yourself a favor and book this venue because planning your wedding will be an absolute breeze. Your wedding will be beautiful, like ours, and they will make sure that it runs smoothly, you are not stressed, and you have an amazing time.
Fantastic - So Easy for a Long Distance Bride.Reviewed on 11/17/2014 Cara R
The Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett was really the most beautiful and easy wedding I could have asked for. The team was fantastic, every one was always super polite, which is amazing! The place it's self is breath taking. The food we perfect, the vendors we worked with were all professional and on time. I Loved my wedding! There are some "cons" the rest room is across the venue from the bridal suite, HOWEVER I loved every time I went to use the restroom the place we more and more beautiful with my decor and flowers. STUNNING! My team that I had the privilege to work with I loved. All of them made me feel like I was family, getting married surrounded by people who really cared to make our wedding day great! I highly recommend The Monte Cristo, close parking, great people, easy, and BEAUTIFUL!! You won't regret it!
StunningReviewed on 11/11/2014 Danai B
Monte Cristo staff are willing to help you every step of the way. My guests are still racing about the food and how smoothly everything went. Everything was better than I had imagined for my special day!
Amazing day!Reviewed on 10/18/2014 Heather C
I could not have asked for a better wedding day! I got married on October 11th and everything the Monte Cristo Ballroom provided was absolutely fantastic. They were beyond helpful every step of the way and made wedding planning for my mom and I less stressful. When it came to the day of everything went smoothly without any bumps in the road. Our day of coordinator was simply wonderful. She made sure everything went according to plan. The food, of the food! It was so incredibly delicious! Every one of our guests went up for a second helping it was THAT good! We highly recommend the prime rib as it was the best we ever had! At the time we booked our venue the Monte Cristo did not have a Photo Booth available so we booked our own vendor. That night our vendor failed to show up leaving us without a Photo Booth. When our wedding coordinator found out she had the venue bring out their photo booth for us to use free of charge and totally made my night! Everything about the venue was just gorgeous. The bridal sweet was spectacular and the groom loved his room with all the games to play. All in all Monte Cristo was the perfect place for my wedding. Couldn't have asked for a better day!
September 21st,2014Reviewed on 10/03/2014 Amy
My husband and I knew exactly what we wanted when It came down to our venue, we wanted to find a venue where we would have to do minimal to nothing as far as work on our wedding day.from the beginning I knew that the Monte Cristo was not like most venues. We went in for a tasting with my parents and from that point forward we knew we weren't going to have our wedding anywhere but the Monte Cristowe booked our wedding a little over a year ahead best because they are on a high demand. We personally didn't use the vouchers that came with the package because we wanted to use a different catering company for our cake and had different plans musically but they gave us the credit which was awesome!Hillary was awesome throughout the whole event and I bet all the coordinators there are really great but Hillary made that day unforgettable! From start to finish it went so well when I arrived I literally felt like Cindarella I had someone waiting on me people checking if things were to my liking and it was great! I had a total of six arrangements and that was more than enough to make the entire inside look great without spending a ton ln floral arrangements. We had 16 cylinder centerpieces which they helped with as well. The decorated them Monte Cristo with artificial flowers which at first I wasn't thrulled with the idea but it looked amazing! The buffet looked so well decorated and linens were definetly steamed! The wrinkles insight. Don't spend money on the wedding favors will use the candy buffet to our advantage and it was a great hit. Pricewise Monte Cristo is on the higher side of the scale but I would pay It all over again because the Monte Cristo is worth every single penny. They made my night unforgettable and I can guarantee they can make yours as well
BEST wedding experience ever!Reviewed on 9/01/2014
First off, let me say I knew I was a difficult bride. I was a hot mess the entire wedding planning process, and I didn't make it any easier on myself by adding DIY super detailed decor. It also didn't help that all of our closest friends decided to all get married in the same four month summer period in 2014. I saw a lot go wrong in our friend's weddings, which made me pretty paranoid for our own. The Monte Cristo Ballroom humbly proved all my doubts wrong on August 30th, 2014. They executed our decor perfectly. The food was hands down the best wedding food I ever ate. The flow of the night was seemless. The staff treated our bridal party like royalty. Hillary (Hilary?), our day of coordinator, was SO detailed oriented and made us feel so comfortable leaving all the responsibilities in her hands. At our rehearsal dinner, I appreciated her focusing on the small things, like how the groomsmen should place their hands, and how fast we should be walking down the aisle. We chose the Monte Cristo Ballroom because they let us know they contracted with the best vendors are the most affordable prices, without compromising quality. ALL of that is entirely true. We're still on cloud nine over our wedding experience. Thank you so much, Monte Cristo, for making our wedding memorable for the rest of our lives.
My dream wedding!Reviewed on 8/21/2014
Just got married here August 16th of this year. My wedding day was everything I dreamed of! The venue was perfect and beautiful the food is outstanding and out of this world and my wedding coordinator for the day Maddy, was the best coordinator I bride could ask for. The reasoning behind the 4 stars is because I had someone different every time I went in for an appt to help me and every time we went to see my table settings and talk decor, a different girl each time from the front desk had my table completely wrong and when I asked for something specific it was made out to seem like a huge deal so I was really nervous things were going to be a little off. But! The day of my rehearsal I met Maddy and I was so excited again for my wedding day! And she made everything flow and the team I had that day was accommodating and amazing and kept us very very very happy! They truly went above and beyond!! We left with smiles and tears because of them. I couldn't have asked for a better day!!!! It was seriously perfect! On point, on time, and beautiful. Thanks monte Cristo!