Before it became our beloved event venue, the historic Crystal Plaza was originally a residential mansion. The initial Livingston, New Jersey-based residence was built in the late 1800s by famed architect Stanford White, who was responsible for designing the Tiffany building on Fifth Avenue, the original Madison Square Garden complex and the arch at Washington Square Park in Manhattan, among other landmark structures. While the restored building has since been reincarnated as one of the leading wedding and event spaces in the tri-state area, it still maintains the feeling of its 19th century grandeur, making it a distinct and picturesque setting for special days of all kinds.
Our impeccable, white-glove service begins the moment you arrive. Crystal Plaza hosts only one event at a time, ensuring that our dedicated team focuses singularly on you and your every need. From the elegant Grand Ballroom boasting numerous chandeliers (how the Crystal Plaza name came to be) to the lush gardens that change beautifully with the seasons, there are myriad backdrops to complement your wedding, social affair or corporate event.
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The magnificence of the Crystal Plaza and all its splendor may be best captured by the centerpiece of the venue: the Grand Ballroom. More than 30 glittering crystal chandeliers adorn the ceilings and walls of this stunning, 5,000-square-foot space with a capacity for up to 400 guests for dinner and dancing. The glamorous, open room showcasing a gold-detailed ceiling, ornate columns along the walls, a large and round wooden dance floor and curtain-dressed glass windows overlooking the garden can hold its own without any additional décor, yet looks fabulous with custom florals and more for your occasion. A Juliet balcony overlooks the scene—a highlight for pictures or wedding-bouquet throwing.
Crystal Plaza’s well-manicured, 5-acre property is maintained throughout the entire year. Around 18,000 new flower bulbs are planted each year in the immaculate gardens, which can host gatherings of up to 400 people and offer a gazebo as a focal point or ceremony space as well as iron street lamps imported from Italy. In the spring, romance often blossoms here along with its fragrant flowers; in the summer, late sunsets make a gorgeous background for evening events; in autumn, the brilliant, jewel-toned colors of fall foliage become a vibrant setting for great photo opportunities; and in winter, the gardens turn into a winter wonderland with a blanket of white snow and glistening icicles that mimic the crystal chandeliers inside.
Upstairs at the Crystal Plaza is a multi-purpose space called The Atrium. This contemporary space, with white and silver Italian hardwood flooring and an unobstructed fifty foot skylight and crystal chandeliers, can be used for ceremonies of all kinds, as a private room for corporate events, an alternative space for a cocktail hour, to host after parties and much more.
Just off of the magical Crystal Plaza entrance and foyer sits The Living Room. This stately cocktail area accommodates up to 400 guests and features dark hardwood floors, a large wooden bar, various cocktail tables and a fireplace at its center. It also encompasses an adjoining covered indoor-outdoor patio space separated by sliding glass doors. For everything from a wedding cocktail reception and corporate holiday party to a seated-dinner affair or an anniversary soiree, The Living Room embraces guests with comfort and ease.
The Penthouse is located on the second-level of Crystal Plaza. The space is everything you could or would ever need in private suite. From the Salon area stocked with manicure stations and makeup chairs to the lounge area with a full bar and wardrobes for each member of the hosts bridal party, the 3,000 square foot space is a dream to get ready for you big day.
The Vault is located on the sub-level of Crystal Plaza. The space is most commonly used as a Men’s Lounge for pre-event activities or can be used to host smaller private functions.
The entry to Crystal Plaza is adorned with original stone that was used to erect the main part of the mansion in the late 1800’s. Upon entry guests are greeted by butlers who welcome you to double-height entry and help you and your guests find your way.
One of the key areas that was added as part of the 2020 expansion has been the new Corridor located in the rear lobby of Crystal Plaza. This new elegant passageway connect guests from the front of the building to the reach and connects nearly every room within Crystal Plaza. Most importantly, this now conveniently gives guests access to our manicured gardens from directly through the rear of the building.
The Chandelier Suite
The Chandelier Suite is our third private en-suite room on site. With marble floors and an oversized crystal chandelier that captures your attention as soon as you enter, it makes for an exciting private space on the second floor of the mansion.
We don’t do cookie-cutter. Every single event is tailored to the guests’ needs. Whatever they want, we make it happen.
Executive Chef Paul Fonte