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Crystal Plaza Wedding Venue in Livingston, New Jersey

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Crystal Plaza wedding venue is situated on the outskirts of Essex County and is a once historic residential mansion now fully remodeled into a chic, upscale event space. Originally built in the 1800s by famed architect Stanford White, who was also responsible for constructing numerous famous buildings in New York such as the Tiffany Building on Fifth Avenue, the original Madison Square Garden complex and the arch at Washington Square Park in central Manhattan. Even though The crystal plaza wedding venue has been fully remodeled, it still maintains it’s 19th century charm by blending modern day amenities with some of the mansion’s original design elements to create a one of a kind, unique atmosphere that is sure to impress any number of wedding guests.

Family owned and operated since 1917 and in business for over 100 years, Crystal Plaza now employs over 150 professional staff members. Perfect service is at the heart of everything they do. In order to give you their full undivided attention Crystal Plaza is a one wedding per day venue. This insures that your guests have full access to the entire property, never have to worry about running into other wedding guests and can fully experience everything this central jersey wedding venue has to offer. The Crystal Plaza understands each wedding is unique and that’s why they not only cater to your every need, but encourage you to customize their menus and offerings to your liking. They consistently experiment with new dining options on a regularly basis while continuing to search out and incorporate fresh ingredients into each of their meals. Their venue boasts three separate full kitchens non-kosher, kosher and glatt kosher catering. No matter your dietary needs, Crystal Plaza has you covered.

Crystal Plaza – Over 30 chandeliers and counting

One of the most engaging visual design elements of the Crystal Plaza wedding venue is their grand ballroom’s numerous chandeliers. This 5000 square foot event room hosts over 30 different sized chandeliers and is actually how the Crystal Plaza got it’s unique name. All of the brides and grooms that I photograph at the Crystal Plaza always request a photograph in this stunning ballroom. Capable of seating up to 400 guests, the grand ballroom is the perfect space for dancing the night away. This glamorous open-style room boasts gold-detailed ceilings with ornate columns along the two story walls, a large round wooden dance floor and beautiful long curtains hung perfectly the room’s large vertical windows. The grand ballroom looks perfect without any additional wedding decor, yet the Crystal Plaza encourages it’s guests to put their own unique touch on this already stunning space. The final touch is the ballroom’s Juliet balcony which overlooks the entire room and is a special highlight for wedding photographs and wedding-bouquet throwing.

Connected to the Crystal Plaza’s grand ballroom is the “living room”. An elegant cocktail area which again, can accommodate up to 400 wedding guests. This mature room features dark hardwood floors, a large open wooden bar, various sized cocktail tables and even a large fireplace so your guests can warm themselves up by a real open fire. The living room also connects to the venue’s indoor-outdoor patio space which is separated by beautiful large glass sliding doors. No matter what type of event, be it a wedding, birthday party, corporate event or family reunion, the living room is sure to impress each and every one of your guests.

Upstairs at the Crystal Plaza is a very large, multi-purpose room call The Salon. This space features a mixture of both contemporary and classical decor all combined with dark hardwood flooring and a combination of modern LED lighting and the venue’s signature crystal chandeliers. This location can be used for private corporate events, a lounge for bridal parties, a cocktail hour space for kids during a bar/bat mitzvah and to host wedding after parties.

If you’re looking for a perfect central jersey wedding venue than Crystal Plaza should be high on your lists. This venue features two very private suites for both the bride, groom and their wedding parties. Each room even boasts it’s own private restroom and safe to store your belongings safely while you dance the night away without a care in the world. Both rooms feature beautiful mirrors which help with creating stunningly unique wedding photographs.

The Gardens at Crystal Plaza are one of the venue’s most amazing features

Looking for a wedding venue with both indoor and outdoor spaces? Crystal Plaza once again has you covered. Their property is home to over 5 acres of well maintained lawns and gardens. Just like their indoor locals, their outdoor locations can host over 400 guests and also offer a beautiful gazebo as the center point for all outdoor wedding ceremonies. The center aisle also features large black iron street lamps which were imported directly from Italy. This outdoor space is perfect for spring, summer fall or winter weddings. During spring the flowers are in a fresh bloom, later summer even sunsets are absolutely gorgeous and the exploding colors of fall fill the outdoor space with plenty of amazing views in every direction. There are absolutely no shortage of wedding photo opportunities.

To recap here is a list of all the great features of The Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey

  • Large wedding space capable of catering to up to 400 guests
  • Over 30 gorgeous chandeliers in their grand ballroom (provides the perfect backdrop for gorgeous wedding images)
  • Everything you need is on site including bride and groom suites, indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony space and numerous ballrooms and patios
  • Perfectly manicured gardens, lawns and flowers which will make any wedding look absolutely beautiful
  • Amazing food, incredibly variety of cocktail hour dishes and an abundance of signature cocktails all tailored to suit your needs
  • Highly trained, exceptional staff ready and waiting to meet your every desire
  • Located in central jersey and in close proximity to The Short Hills Mall and the towns of Caldwell, Rosalind, Montclair, West Orange and Florham Park
  • On-site parking so your wedding guests won’t have to travel far
  • Fully customizable wedding menus to meet the needs of even the most demanding of pallets

I want to take this opportunity to personally thank Alyssa, Nick and their entire families for allowing me to be their wedding photographer. Every single one of them welcomed me with open arms and treated me like I was one of their family. Their generous and friendly nature allowed me to capture their true spirits and create memories that they will cherish forever. Without my amazing wedding clients, I couldn’t do what I love for a living.

To see more wedding photographs from The Crystal Plaza please visit Jaime & Pamela’s gallery by clicking http://ryansandsphotographyblog.com/2015/12/03/crystal-plaza-wedding-livingston-new-jersey-pamela-jaime/

If you wish to inquire about your wedding at The Crystal Plaza please use the following contact information.
Website: http://crystalplazagroup.com/crystal-plaza/
Address: The Crystal Plaza – 305 West Northfield Rd, Livingston, New Jersey 07039
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crystalplazacaterers/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crystalplaza/
Telephone Number: 973-992-8100
Email: [email protected]

To view more of my wedding galleries photographed all across New Jersey please visit my wedding section at http://ryansandsphotographyblog.com/category/weddings/.
To inquire about full pricing and coverage information please contact me and I will be more than happy to discuss my collections with you and your family.


The bride and groom cut their wedding cake at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey