The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge is a luxurious venue located in downtown Evanston, IL. Originally built in the 1920s, this building underwent a restoration in 2014. Today, the original architectural elegance is prominent throughout the venue, captivating visitors just as it did at the beginning of the century. This sophisticated establishment hosts a variety of events from weddings to school reunions.
Inside the ballroom, mirrored arches and backdrops of theatrical curtains reflect the venue’s overall opulence. Overhead, classic crystal chandeliers produce a sense of timelessness. The neutral walls can be illuminated with custom ambient lighting for a personal touch. Round tables can be decorated to your liking with colored linens and flourishing centerpieces. The ballroom spills into an adjoining lounge and a pre-function cocktail space for easy-flowing get-togethers.
The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge boasts nearly 6,000 square feet of versatile event space for up to 350 people. The staff strives to craft an affordable yet extravagant experience for clients and their guests. A team of culinary professionals have crafted a menu of tasty food and beverage selections. Guests can savor flavorful dishes such as arugula and walnut pesto chicken and peppercorn-crusted ahi tuna. The venue provides a range of high-end amenities such as audiovisual equipment, lighting systems, and even valet parking.