Monte Cristo Ballroom – Any Experience? Everett WA

posted 2 years ago in Venue
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

That’s not my venue so I don’t have first hand experience, but I attended a wedding there last year and it was lovely. The staff working there seem to take care of everything pretty seamlessly as far as moving you from ceremony to dinner and then transforming the ceremony room to a dance floor. A DOC was included in the package to handle any little issues as they arose. My friend who got married there didn’t have to worry about much other than what center pieces to choose! So if you’ve got the budget for it, the all inclusive option seems very nice & stress free. Parking was easy and the venue is beautiful, although a bit of a drive coming from Seattle.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I attended a wedding there for a college friend of mine about 3 years ago and it was stunning.  The building is just beautiful and has a great layout.  I will say that the food left something to be desired, so not sure if that is something that is included in the ‘all-inclusive’ price.  I agree with the bee above – parking was easy.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

anonabon:  I remember that there were three options for the food.  I believe there was a red meat dish and then either a chicken or salmon dish.  I actually ended up having the vegetarian meal, which was a sad (and very small!!) stuffed portabella mushroom on a plate with a little bit of mashed potatoes and literally nothing else.  It was lukewarm and pretty unappetizing. I did have a caesar salad to start though and it was pretty good.  My table seemed unimpressed with the other options, but I can’t give you a personal opinion there unfortunately! There was a cocktail hour prior to the dinner with wine.

The only change I would have made was something that I don’t *think* had anything to do with the venue.  The cocktail hour was far too long and there were no chairs!  I didn’t know anyone else, so I minged a little, but it was well over an hour and there were no chairs to sit in – it was just standing room only.  We were unable to enter into the dining room area to sit down.  I’d ensure there were more chairs in the room where the cocktail hour was.  This, I’m guessing, was a personal choice – but I could be wrong.  Perhaps they didn’t have enough chairs to put any out for the cocktail hour?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Oh, I’m sorry – I should note they had the actual ceremony elsewhere – so the front room was used for the cocktail hour and the back room was used for the dinner.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

anonabon:  I remember it being pretty standard wedding food. The wedding I attended had it “buffet style” instead of a plated dinner so small portions weren’t an issue. I wouldn’t say it was anything to write home about but it certainly wasn’t the worst wedding meal I can remember eating 😉

The wedding I attended had the ceremony in the front room, dinner in the back room, and then we came back to the front room for dancing. There was a DJ there who did a nice job and took requests but it was a smaller wedding so dancing didn’t go on for too long. There was a small area off the dance floor where they continued to serve snacks (a very nice touch) and drinks. I had wine which was good, I don’t remember if they had cocktails.

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