If you are looking for a Central Florida ballroom to host a stunning wedding, a conference with gravitas, a quinceañera or sweet sixteen for the young apple of your eye or perhaps the most festive retirement party ever, start by making a list of your needs, and then follow through with these five smart tips.

First, choose where your event will take place. If you have guests coming from around the state or further afield, consider the center of the state. Crystal Ballroom has multiple glamorous venues in the area. Choose between the Orlando area communities of Altamonte Springs, Casselberry and Metro West — or shift northeast to Daytona Beach or west to Tampa Bay for spectacular venues across this attractive destination region.

Second, reduce the complications. Many venues require that you bring in decorations for special events. The Crystal Ballroom prides itself on being your “One Stop Shop” for your dinner service, bar, party and event needs. Most event venues in Orlando provide nothing beyond tables and chairs. The Crystal Ballroom takes it one step further as you select the look you want and let us decorate.

Third, rule the menu. Inquire about the food situation. The last thing you want is to be stuck with lackluster hotel food — the dreaded “rubber chicken” meal. Crystal Ballroom is known for working with you as you bring in your own caterer or arrange a drop-off from your favorite restaurant. Bring in your own alcohol selection and let us do the bartending. Get the food and drink you love.

Fourth, verify the lighting. At Crystal Ballroom, come on by to confirm with your own eyes that the lights are incredible, even though you can see them in the spectacular photos on our site. Our locations each have a memorable look for a magical event.

Fifth, confirm that you can bring in your favorite DJ or entertainer. At the Crystal Ballroom, at whichever location you choose, we will work to be sure you get your favorite music on our glorious hardwood dance floors. If you have your own preferred DJ, we will work with them, if not, we offer a list of preferred vendors who excel at giving your event a beat and your life a soundtrack.

Just get in touch with us with any questions at all, and we will be happy to help talk you through the logistics of your event.