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Monte Cristo Ballroom

1507 Wall Street, Everett, WA 98201
425-740-5046
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4.7
117 Reviews
Alison
1/6/18
Categories: Venues
2.6
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 2.5
Professionalism: 0.5
Value: 3.5
Flexibility: 3.5
All the way up to the wedding they were difficult to communicate with but, my actual wedding day was perfect!!!! If you go with this venue, here is some advice: (1) Hire a wedding planner!!! They say they provide one but, you won't meet that person until 2 days before your wedding. I call that a vender coordinator and not a wedding planner.. (2) Their bridal shop has overpriced low quality dresses. If you pay your deposit at your tasting MC will give you $1800 toward a dress at their bridal shop. However, if you ask they will give you $1,500 toward a dress at another shop. I didn't know this was an option, hated my dress when it arrived, and I had to run out and buy another dress. So, MC paid for a dress I never wore while I spent another $2k somewhere else. It still frustrates me that I wasn't given the $1500 option up front. If you take my above advise, get a wedding planner and ask for the $1500 to buy a dress somewhere else, I’m confident you’ll have a great experience!!! At times, it was stressful working with the MC staff up until the day of and then I was pleasantly surprised to see that everything came together perfectly in the end!!! The food was AMAZING!! Case my DJ absolutely killed it!!! The venue is gorgeous, and everyone said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to!!!!
Sandra
12/2/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I usually don't write reviews, but I feel it's necessary upon seeing how many mixed and negative reviews the Monte Cristo has received. I want to tell everyone about my experience from start to finish and there's really nothing I would change. I first heard about the ballroom through my friend's mother who had attended a wedding there. It sounded too good to be true, so I called to get info, and it was actually not badly priced at all for having everything included. I set up a tour right away and was delighted by everything the venue had to offer. The only thing I was skeptical at first was that it was located in Everett, which I thought I had thought in the past did not have the best reputation. But I'm from Seattle, and I don't get up to the area very often, Everett has really changed over the past few years. They just built a Marriott across the street from the venue! Once I booked my wedding, a planner reached out to me right away. I have read many reviews talking about how the planning came never answered their calls or emails and I have to say that that's not true at all. Of course they work on the events over the weekend so you cannot expect a response that fast, but if you get ahold of them during their regular business hours there's always someone to help you right away and they are so friendly and knowledgeable. I never felt at any point in the planning they did not know what they were doing or did not have the confidence that they would be able to give me the perfect wedding day that I had enisioned. Just as expected, the day went beautifully. The only two packages really helpful because all I had to do was make a playlist to give to the DJ, sit down with the planning team and figure out decor, I didn't even have to rent that many items because they have so much decor in their package. On the day of, everything was set up just as we had talked about, and the food was a complete hit. Thank you, from a very happy bride and groom.
Lanie
11/17/17
Categories: Venues
2.1
Quality of Service: 1.5
Responsiveness: 2.0
Professionalism: 3.0
Value: 2.0
Flexibility: 2.0
We had our wedding a few weeks ago. We booked the Monte Cristo last year in October. We were having a smaller wedding than they usually host (80ish people versus 150) but we still met their minimum cost to use the venue. On the initial tour we got told a lot of things we would receive throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding. This included 5 wedding planners - we only ever met one for "planning" and our day of coordinator at the rehearsal. The planning was more for checking the boxes on the list of things they provide in a timely manner. I called and asked for help with timelines early on and got a very vague and unhelpful response. So they help you with what they provide but I wouldn't expect more outside of that. Our planner wasn't even at the event and the day-of coordinator had only met us and reviewed our file two days before the wedding. (despite this, he was way more helpful and understanding than anyone there in the past) They said they would provide butlers for the bride and groom the day of the wedding, we didn't have any. They said they would have a team to help assemble the centerpieces on the day of, but the groom and groomsman had to help set them all up. They said we would have a DJ, and we did, and the DJ himself did a great job. But I was told about 8 months before the wedding I could not contact him directly. And then less than 3 weeks before my wedding there was a miscommunication and I had to make some changes to the DJ information and was told to contact him myself. But, I sent him the information update and on the day of they were using the old information which made the day slightly more stressful. The good is the food was absolutely fantastic, and the guests weren't aware of the difficulties. Several guests said it was the best wedding they've ever been to. So if you don't mind doing a lot more and getting a little less than planned for a beautiful venue, then they might work for you.
Keesha
10/15/17
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.2
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.0
This review is for their bridal shop, but I am looking forward to reviewing my wedding in the future! I came across Monte Cristo Bridal when I booked the Monte Cristo Ballroom for my wedding and during that time they had let me know that they had recently opened a bridal shop for wedding dresses. During the tour of the venue, I was also able to take a look at the bridal shop (which is located about a block away from the venue) and spotted a few dress that caught my eye. I knew that I had to make an appointment to find my dress there. I live out of state currently and came in town to find the venue and couldn’t go wedding dress shopping until my future mother in law could be there as well so I made an appointment a month later (9/4). I arrived for my appointment with my mother and future mother in law and was immediately greeted by who was going to help me. I wish I could remember her name because she was extremely nice, but I think my nerves got the best of me so my memory is a little lacking with certain details. She asked what I had in mind and we walked the store and picked out a few things I liked and didn’t like so she could get an idea of what I was looking for. We ended up with about 3 or 4 dresses to start. Turns out that was all I needed. I tried on the first 2 and between the 3 of us knew that they weren’t really for me and I didn’t look the way I wanted. After trying on the 3rd dress, I thought I had found the one. We tried a veil (that I ended up purchasing) and I looked really good. Until I tried on the 4th. Unfortunately I personally didn’t take any pictures (for the best so the future hubby doesn’t accidentally get a glance at it!) but it was the one! Approved by my mother and my future mother in law. Brought tears to both their eyes. I tried on the veil, a necklace and a belt so we could see the completed look. It was perfect. Mermaid, very nice lace and just a little sparkle. I felt like a bride in that dress. It was the one. Thank you!
Kayla
10/14/17
Categories: Venues
4.0
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
Beautiful venue at the Monte Cristo Ballroom.
Janae
10/12/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We got married in October 2017 and our wedding was amazing. I specifically want to give my thanks to the Monte Cristo Ballroom. From the moment I booked until the day of my wedding everything was very stress-free just as they had promised it would be. If you are a busy bride and has kids like I do, have work and even school like my husband and I do, you absolutely have no choice but to book with a venue to take care so much for you. The stress of putting on the biggest party of your life and making sure that all of your closest friends and family are enjoying themselves is very overwhelming. With little time in our schedules and wanting to have a fantastic wedding, we chose to use the Monte Cristo Ballroom. I regret absolutely nothing! They have an amazing planning team that will help you with all the details and even a area where you can try out decor stuff as much as you like before you get married. Everyone was always very helpful and friendly when I came in for an appointment or calls with a questions. I was never feeling like my day wouldn't go well, and when the wedding day actually happen both my husband and I had such an amazing time, I felt like I was Queen for the day and they took care of both of us while also putting on the best party ever! There is food the entire day we enjoyed the most awesome lunch while we are getting ready with mimosas and champagne. Now, you might tell yourself that you don't want to drink before the ceremony but girls, there are no nerves like wedding day nerves! My husband was able to enjoy a few beers with his friends as he was getting ready in the groom's room as well. The DJ was on point even with my specific instructions on when I wanted the songs to stop and start as I was walking down the aisle and during dancing. The food and drinks never ran out and my wedding planner was by my side the whole time. I would say so much more but I am limited to characters... for more details check out other sites. :)
Bobbie
10/8/17
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
I learned about Monte Cristo Bridal when I booked the Monte Cristo Ballroom for my October 2017 wedding. And I'm so glad I did! I stopped by a few days later, met Hannah and Chris, and made an appointment. My entourage consisted of my two daughters-in-law (one of whom flew in from California for the occasion). I had no idea what type of dress I wanted or what would look good on me. I'm a "mature" bride (read 'grown grandchildren') and I'm shaped like a shoe box with arms and legs. I tried on several dresses that I really liked but they were nixed by the peanut gallery. I was disappointed, but looking back on it, I'm sure cooler heads prevailed. I was selecting dresses that made me look like a grandma trying to be much younger. Hannah and Chris were so kind and accommodating throughout this whole procedure. They brought me what I and my entourage asked for and several of their own choosing. And since they're the professionals, they really knew what they were doing. The dresses they chose were much more flattering and age appropriate than the dresses we chose. But by this time I was in a total state of confusion and decided to go home and mull over our choices/pictures. The next day I called to see if they could fit me in . . . which they did. And this time we let Hannah and Chris choose the dresses--and Chris hit it out of the ballpark with the second dress! Tears all around! I chose the Pronovias Orsa gown. Elegant and sophisticated! The Perfect Dress! And it has three-quarter length sleeves to cover my newly-discovered grandma arms! I recommend Monte Cristo Bridal to any bride young or old. Their stock is extensive, the dresses are all gorgeous, and Hannah and Chris are the BEST!
Allison
8/24/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Couldn't have chosen a better venue. Having a venue that does everything for you while still letting you customize everything seems impossible to find, but the Monte Cristo was exactly that. My friends and family said it was the best wedding they had been to. Ever! There was food and drink the entire day so I think that had a big influence on them too hahaha. I was really worried that it seemed too good to be true but not at all, it was the best, super affordable for what you At first glance it seems about average but it saves you soon much on all the little stuff.. Five stars, but I would give 10 if I could. If you're a bride who is so busy but doesn't want to be gouged on price, check them out, you won't be disappointed.
Christina
8/24/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
At first I thought that "all-inclusive" meant more expensive. I did a lot of research and it seemed like putting everything together myself could potentially be less expensive... But after realizing that every company has hidden costs and fees that add up in THOUSANDS of dollars, I decided to go the all inclusive path. Oh. My. God. I wish I could explain how tremendously happy I am that I did so. After all was said and done, my wedding ended up fitting within the budget I was hoping for, and the best part is that I didn't have to put it all together myself. Pretty much 90% of what you need for your wedding is all at this venue, but it's very customizable so don't think that that means you are stuck with a wedding like everyone else's wedding. Wedding planning was a breeze with the planning team here and the day of coordination team put everything together just as I was envisioning it. The entire process from start to finish was so incredibly easy and enjoyable, I would do it all again and again. The DJ was easy to work with and had all the music I needed, the decor package is really extensive and made it to that I had to buy very little of my own items. I ended up using about a hundred of their candles and vases for my wedding, and nothing cost extra. There was no nickel-and-diming whatsoever. I have had friends who have gotten married and went so far over budget because of hidden costs. I kept expecting something to cost more at the venue. Stationary? Create anything you want with their graphic designer. Food and drink? There are like 100 items served throughout the day and this is just how their menu work, no matter how much you spend at the venue. I have to say that was the best part, not having to feel like I missed out because I spent less than another couple. Montecristo made me feel like the actually cared about my wedding and didn't look at me and my fiance as money. The day itself was flawless, my guest all told me they had the best time ever and did not ha
Angela
7/27/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My fiance's Tyler and I just had our wedding and I absolutely had to take time to post a review for our amazing venue, the Monte Cristo Ballroom! While giving this review I am also reviewing my DJ, wedding planner, and catering because the Monte Cristo does it all. If you are looking to save yourself stress while planning and especially on the day of, look no further. I was immediately dazzled when I first came to look at the venue and had a free tour and tasting. There wasn't a bunch of other people at the tasting and it felt really personal. I knew after trying the food that everything was going to be just awesome. We booked that night and made an appointment to meet with our planner right away. All in all, over the course of many months I probably drove my planner crazy because I wanted to meet with them as much as possible. After all, we've never done this before! The planner that I had was so helpful and had great suggestions or what to do for my wedding. Surprisingly, the Monte Cristo Ballroom is very flexible about what they allow used to do in the venue. It is not the type of space where the answer is often "no". Leading up to my wedding, I was absolutely full of nerves because well, after all, it was our wedding day! But I really had no need to worry. When I arrived on the day of, everything looked just as I had hoped. No friends or family had to come and set up decor, because the Monte Cristo took care of everything. As the day progressed I felt less nervous when I realized that my planner had it all under control. The DJ was fantastic and got my guest excited to dance, the food was just as awesome as it was at the tasting, and overall I know that I saved money by choosing a venue that has everything I needed. I would absolutely, one hundred percent recommend this venue and its services to any possible looking to save themselves stress and a lot of money!!!
Rekha
7/17/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I have always gotten butterflies thinking about my wedding day. It's really important to myself and my family to incorporate traditional Indian wedding customs and I found this venue to be so accommodating to all of my ideas and concerns. On the day of my wedding, it felt like a fairytale. Everything looked SO beautiful and well executed. My friends and family never lifted a finger and we were treated like royalty by all the staff and our amazing wedding planner. The Monte Cristo helped me customise my music with their DJ, a perfect mix of some traditional music that I've heard at so many Indian weddings since I've been a little girl and some hip music that got all my guests moving! The food was absolutely incredible and they let my family bring some very special dishes that they wished to incorporate that day, no extra cost. I really appreciated how easily they accommodated all of our wishes. Many venues I had looked at before did not allow for traditional food, even at an additional cost? I found this very upsetting at other venues. I would highly recommend this venue to ANY bride or groom looking for a perfect and magical experience. I still tear up thinking about how wonderful everyone was. I feel like I had true friends in the staff that was there at my wedding. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Debbie
7/6/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Being a very particular bride and groom, my fiance and I weren't sure that we were going to find what we needed to meet our wedding wishes. We actually looked at about 10 different venues before coming to the Monte Cristo. Walking in the front door, we knew right away that we liked the feel of the venue. But it wasn't that that really drew us in, it was the fact that it is so exclusive and offer so much right there. I was always already stressing about how long it was going to take to find all my vendors and how much it was going to cost, I was stressed out before I even started planning! But what the Monte Cristo Ballroom does is really different. They have absolutely everything you need and it's all about your big day. I'm not really sure why I have been reading some reviews about the turnover in staff, because it hasn't affected us at all. In fact everyone that we worked with in order to put on our wedding was absolutely amazing, and we were able to call and come visit as much as we wanted. On the day of, everything was just as I had planned and talk to my day of coordinator about. The best part about it is that there were no other charges after the wedding, and my friends and family are still raving about what an amazing time they had and the food especially. The only other advice I have is to make sure that if you're looking for a date in the next year or two that you get in touch with them as soon as possible, because finding a date can be hard.
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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access
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