1. All Inclusive Wedding Packages in Orlando Mean Fewer Choices and Less Stress

    A funny thing happened in the retail world that might make you want to consider all-inclusive wedding packages if you're planning to get married. For a while, it seemed like people couldn't get enough choices, and the biggest superstores were the most popular. Then, people realized that all that decision making can be stressful and time consuming so stores with a smaller range of products and more…Read More

  2. Banquet Halls in Orlando Florida for a Low Key Wedding

    If you're dreaming of a low key wedding, the best venue for you may be banquet halls in Orlando Florida. You can have it all when you enjoy a beautiful and memorable wedding with a minimum of stress and a fabulous Florida destination. What makes a wedding low key? Obviously, the term can have very different meanings for different couples, but these are a few things to keep in mind: Turn off the ph…Read More

  3. How You Can Make Non-Dancing Guests Feel Comfortable, Too!

    The fabulous Crystal Ballroom is a dancer's paradise, and dancing is a natural part of the fun at most wedding receptions, quinceaneras, and other festive events hosted at the Ballroom. However, there are likely to be individuals who attend your event that either don't, or can't, dance. How you handle this is important, as you want to avoid embarrassing your guests and maintain their dignity, to…Read More

  4. How to Have the Affordable Wedding of Your Dreams

    Your wedding is your special day. Everyone knows it. From Disney movies to rom-coms, our culture places a special emphasis on tying the knot. Expectations have evolved from a simple gathering of close family to an extravagant party for your entire social circle. But your childhood daydreams might clash with the reality of your budget. Here's how to have the wedding you want for a price you can aff…Read More

  5. Eliminate Common Wedding Stress!

    Getting married is a wonderful time in life and your wedding day should be a reflection of what you and your partner dream of. Stress is the last thing you need on your wedding day. Consider the tips below to help eliminate those wedding stressors. Make it Simple No, we do not mean your wedding needs to be simple! Do not skimp on your "dream wedding" vision but the simplicity of having everything …Read More

  6. Tips on Having a Classic and Timeless Wedding

    If class, elegance and tradition are top on your list of priorities for your wedding day, then a classic wedding theme is the one you have been looking for. Revisit an era of high society and formal dress, of dinner jackets for the men and white gloves for the ladies, and use the following tips to perfect your perfect day. The Details: Classic weddings are all about channeling elegance by balancin…Read More

  7. Ideas for a Nerd-Centric Wedding

    Nerds need love too, so it's a very special thing when two souls can join over a shared love of all things sci-fi. After all, at the end of the day, we are all just a group of atoms floating around in space. That's why we've pulled together these ideas for a totally nerd-centric wedding celebration. The Food: Channel Heston Blumenthal, the father of molecular gastronomy. Surprise and delight your …Read More

  8. Globe Trotting Wedding Tips

    They say travel forges relationships, and that those who travel together stay together, so what is more romantic than theming your wedding around new adventures and the lifelong pursuit of new experiences? A travel themed wedding needs to be practical and versatile with a huge splash of adventure. The Dress: Your dress needs to be able to take you from day into night with little fuss. Choose a sin…Read More

  9. Decorating a Banquet Hall on a Budget

    Brides want the reception site to look pretty, but all the things to achieve the perfect look cost money. Flowers, rentals, centerpieces, and backdrops can be expensive, as is the decorator arranging it all. There is a way to have lovely decorations and stay within your budget. Let your imagination and the tips below make your reception a beautiful and alluring event, without breaking the bank. U…Read More

  10. The one trick to make your event run smoothly

    Imagine This... You've found the perfect location for your event. You've sent the invitations and you're counting down to the big day. Now, time to select the DJ and catering. Suddenly, the venue tells you that you have to choose from their approved list of vendors they work with. It sounds like a nightmare, but many event venues actually do restrict the options for bringing a DJ, caterer, cake, a…Read More

  11. Wedding Survey Says Venue and Wedding Coordinator are Top Priorities

    How do you choose your highest priorities when there are so many things that go into planning a wedding? A recent survey by Zola, a wedding registry site, says the venue and wedding coordinator should be at the top of your list. According to the 750 couples polled, finding the ideal venue was the single most important element when it came to making their wedding unforgettable. You might also like …Read More

  12. In Flight Beauty Tips for Your Florida Ballroom Destination Wedding

    It's easy to understand why Florida ballrooms are a popular venue for destination weddings. Couples from all over the world flock to the Sunshine State to exchange their vows, and many of them have to fly to get here. That kind of long distance air travel can be rough on your skin and hair, so here are a few tips to keep you looking sensational. What to pack: Sure, it can be challenging to get yo…Read More

  13. Comfort Test Your Dress Before Your Orlando Ballroom Wedding

    Feeling good is a big part of looking good. You don't want your wedding dress to be squeezing you in all the wrong places on the happiest day of your life. At the Crystal Ballroom, we couldn't agree more. Try our comfort test for making sure your wedding dress behaves itself. Consider your options: Gowns with beading and boning look beautiful on the runways of fashion shows and in the pages of br…Read More

  14. Wedding Packages in Orlando for the Couple Who are Already Married

    All different kinds of couples choose wedding packages in Orlando when it comes time to celebrate their love, and plan their future together. Sure, most of the brides and grooms who contact us at the Crystal Ballroom are those who recently became engaged. On the other hand, we are equally delighted to welcome couples who are already legally married, and now want to have their wedding. There's a lo…Read More

  15. Crystal Ballroom Altamonte Springs: An Elegant Nature Wedding Location!

    A fifteen-minute drive north from Orlando, you arrive in the tree-lined streets of Altamonte Springs, Florida. Here, the Crystal Ballroom is nestled within the crest of the scenic Pearl Lake. Pearl Lake features 32 acres of shimmering water surface that is embroidered with wild lilies, and a true to nature tree line making this the perfect place to host your wedding. All these natural features com…Read More

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    Make Your Guests Comfortable at a Crystal Ballroom Event

    Why would you want to have your event in a crystal ballroom? Well besides being one of the most elegant venues you have ever seen, a crystal ballroom is also quite practical. It’s large in size and can be decorated to suit any event that you have in mind, from a wedding or a quinceanera to a writing or acting workshop. You can even hold a graduation ceremony or a school prom at a crystal ballroo…Read More

  17. Over shoulder view of young Asian couple choosing bridal bouquet with help of digital tablet while planning wedding day at home

    Visualize and Let Go: Plan the Perfect Wedding at a Banquet Hall in Orlando

    Planning a wedding takes a lot of time and energy. And as with any other job, you're going to feel disheartened from time to time. You're going to feel like things aren't going the way you want them to go. You're going to want to give up. You may even think about eloping! But you've already put so much time and effort into organizing the perfect wedding that it doesn't make sense to abandon everyt…Read More

  18. Orlando Florida, lake Eola, skyline, skyscrapers, night.

    Advance Planning Helps You Find Affordable Wedding Venues in Orlando FL

    So you're engaged, and you want to have your wedding in Orlando. After all, the weather is pleasant all year round, and it's one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. On the other hand, if it's so popular, does that mean you'll have a hard time finding affordable wedding venues? As long as you're able and willing to do some advance planning, chances are you'll be able to celebrate the …Read More

  19. Close up of a wedding seating plan diagram showing the main tables for bride and groom and family members, with a red pencil handy for making those inevitable changes

    Crystal Ballroom Events: Why Floor Plans Matter

    What makes a floor plan so important? Unlike the food and the band, your guests probably won't even be aware of how the room is arranged for your wedding, business meeting or another special event. However, the layout will have a big effect on their experience, and your ability to accomplish everything you want for your big occasion. Your guests will feel comfortable. When a layout isn't well desi…Read More

  20. Sweet 16 party Florida

    Sweet 16 Birthday Party Places and New Life Stages

    When choosing sweet 16 birthday party places, it's important to take into account what a sweet 16 party will usually mean to most teenagers. People who have reached the age of sixteen are close to the age of legal adulthood. Most people who have reached this age are starting to feel like adults for the first time. A Crystal Ballroom sweet 16 birthday party will be great for a lot of people who ha…Read More

  21. Venues for Quinceaneras: The Hidden Jewel

    Of all the holidays, the Quinceanera is considered prime among them, a highly important occasion, when a girl becomes a woman. Of course, with this comes the need of a venue, and what better than the Crystal Ballroom? The venue comes with all sorts of decoration packages, enough to compliment any and all color schemes and variations, and beautifully designed rooms to go with them. There are few pl…Read More

  22. Crystal Ballroom Party Decorations Take the Work out of Decorating

    Some people love to decorate, and others think that it's just too much work. Just because you'd rather not climb a shaky ladder to put up banners or struggle with getting a big Christmas tree through the narrow door to your apartment doesn't make you a bad person. In fact, when you have your wedding, milestone birthday or any other special event at the Crystal Ballroom in Orlando, we'll take the d…Read More

  23. The Crystal Ballroom Wedding Guide for What to Do If You Feel Sick on Your Wedding Day

    What happens if you wake up feeling a little under the weather on the morning of your wedding? You wouldn't be the first bride who has to deal with this extra challenge so try these tips to help you have a beautiful wedding even if you have a touch of stomach flu. Focus on prevention. The best way to deal with germs is to avoid them in the first place. Be especially vigilant in the weeks leading …Read More

  24. Making a Grand Exit From Your Orlando Banquet Hall Wedding

    A spectacular wedding in a beautiful banquet hall calls for a breathtaking finish. The Crystal Ballroom in Orlando wants to help you make the most of every minute of your special day. Here are some of our favorite ideas for newlyweds who want to make a grand exit: Form a Tunnel: Have a helper ask your guests to line up on either side of you to bid you farewell as you start your married life. It's…Read More

  25. Hall Rentals in Orlando Florida: Wedding vs. Work Events

    There are many reasons why you might want to rent a hall in Orlando Florida. Often, people rent halls for weddings or anniversary celebrations. You might rent a hall to throw a large party for your daughter's sweet 16 birthday or quinceanera. You might rent a hall for a conference or a workshop too. A hall is an appropriate place for any of these events. Decorating a Hall for Weddings vs. Workshop…Read More