Venue’s We Love: Crystal Plaza
As the Summer 2021 Wedding Season begins, we are highlighting some of our favorite vendors and venues that we’ve had the pleasure of working with. This week, we are shining the spotlight on The Crystal Plaza located in Livingston, NJ. Their stunning venue and professional team made for an absolutely wonderful event. We hope to be back in the ballroom soon! Here are some key insights they answered about weddings and working with our band.
1. Tell us a little about your venue and where you’re based
We’re based in Livingston NJ; however, we started in 1917 in Newark, NJ. We are a family-run business of over 100 years and, in 1965, moved to where we are now based: The Crystal Plaza. During the coronavirus pandemic, we chose to invest in our future and have recently gone under a historic 13,000 square foot expansion. This includes new bridal and groom suite amenities, chapel space, and a general overhaul of the Mansion. All the while, we have kept to our proud roots of being a one event at a time venue and continue to dedicate all of our resources directly to our client’s special day. From top to bottom, we have a contagious enthusiasm for elevating and producing events and making dreams come true. It is that enthusiasm that allows us to continue innovating after 100 years.
2. What is your favorite thing about working in weddings?
My personal favorite part about working in weddings is the work leading to the special day. We get to know our clients on a personal level to the point that we feel as if it’s our own family getting married. We understand the ins and outs of exactly what our clients envision for their day and we get the opportunity to bring that to life. The ability to genuinely develop a connection with clients and watch their dream wedding come to life by your hard work is something special.
3. Can you share a memory about working with Sound Society Band?
The thing I appreciated most about Sound Society was how easy they were to work with. The event I worked with them, there were a lot of speeches and formalities and they were extremely flexible with moving timelines around.
4. What is your most memorable experience working at Crystal Plaza?
My most memorable moments/experiences have come through this pandemic. As we’ve all struggled to maintain some sort of normalcy, it’s been difficult for couples who are eagerly waiting for their big day to come. It’s been a remarkable experience working through postponements, capacity limitations, and everything in-between to then bring that day to realization with all of our expectations met and exceeded. To see people truly enjoy their day after everything they’ve been through is incredibly moving.
5. Share one of your favorite quotes with us!
One Day or Day One, it’s your choice to decide when you start living.