For every woman who has dreamed of a wedding held in a lush and abundant garden or in the traditions of times past, the Crystal Plaza is truly inspiring.

The bride to be can envision herself descending the staircase from the chapel into the main entranceway and celebrating her union in the beautiful ballroom.

Only one affair at a time is hosted at the Crystal Plaza, providing the client with the freedom to supervise every aspect of the event, from the planning of the menu to the intricate details of the place settings. Quality service with a personal touch is provided by a courteous and knowledgeable staff that can concentrate all of its energies on serving the needs of one party. The Mansion becomes much like the home of those hosting the occasion…..inviting, gracious and intimate.

Throughout the Mansion, Sparkling crystal chandeliers, Juliet Balcony and priceless antiques all combine to give the immediate impression that this is the ideal setting in which to create memories. Whether one hosts a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, or a corporate business affair, these exquisite rooms create an atmosphere of refined elegance and sophistication. A well appointed dining room, an open air terrace, a chapel, and a bridal suite are all available for receptions, meetings and celebrations.

Venue Details

Address: 305 West Northfield Road
City/State/Zip: Livingston, NJ 07039
Telephone: 973-992-8100
Fax: 973-992-8845
Contact Person: Max Janoff
Room size -(sq, ft.): 5,000
Room cap. – cocktail reception: 500
Room cap. – dinner w/dancing: 400
Max number affairs (at same time): 1
Cuisine: Continental, American
Kosher: Yes
Kitchen on premises: Yes
Must use in-house caterer: Yes
Must use in-house liquor: Yes
Quality of liquor: Premium
Separate reception room: Yes
Room accommodates ceremony: Yes
Bridal changing room: Yes
Outdoor reception area: Yes
Garden: Yes
Terrace: Yes
Dance floor: Yes
Live music allowed: Yes
DJ allowed: Yes
AV equipment available: Yes
Valet parking: Yes
Coat check: Yes
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Air conditioned: Yes
Tables/chairs included: Yes
China/linen included: Yes
Price range per person: $75-$300
Room fee: None
Days/Hours room available: Monday-Sunday
Advance booking required: Yes
Advance deposit required: Yes
Seasonal pricing flexibility: Yes

Our History

The original building of The Crystal Plaza was constructed in the 1890’s as a private home. In 1931, the mansion was sold and renovated, and eventually became the site of the Condor Restaurant from 1942 to 1964.

The historic building is now run by Allan Janoff and his sister Ronni, the third generation of Janoff family to be involved in the catering business. The family business dates from 1917 when their grandfather established Alpine Caterers on Clinton Avenue in Newark. In the mid-1950’s Alpine Caterers moved to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood.

The Janoff’s purchased the Livingston building in 1965 and renamed it The Crystal Plaza because of its crystal chandeliers and beautiful glasswork. Over the past three decades it has hosted thousands of wedding and bar/bat mitzvah receptions, meetings, parties for some of the area’s most prominent residents, and political gatherings attended by several New Jersey governors, United States senators, and other important figures.

Known for hosting only one affair at a time, today the Crystal Plaza offers a private and personalized experience in a beautifully restored turn-of-the-century mansion. Renowned for its cuisine, European service and ambiance, The Crystal Plaza has become a popular and exclusive setting for social, organizational and corporate affairs. The mansion’s sparkling crystal chandeliers, Juliet Balcony, well-appointed dining room, open-air-terrace, picturesque gardens, chapel, bridal suite and priceless antique collection combine to create an atmosphere of refined elegance and sophistication.

Our Chefs

The outstanding staff of The Crystal Plaza Caterers chefs, have all graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. The cuisine is unparalleled. Award winning offerings such as an herb encrusted veal chop, baby rack of New Zealand Lamb, pan seared red snapper, Chilian Sea Bass, and a tempting array of desserts such as a painted sampler plate presentation and the sweet delicacies on a Viennese dessert table are all perfectly created.

“One can’t speak more highly of the graciousness of the staff of Crystal Plaza. Needless to say, the food was overwhelming. Friends of mine, who consider themselves to be “gourmets,” raved about the preparation of the Chilian Sea Bass.”

– Jonathan and Tina Brolin

An individually designed cocktail reception, complete with variety of butlered hors d’oeuvres, chef stations and full bar service encourages movement throughout the mansion, the terrace, and the gardens. Crystal Plaza can create a private party, complete with themes, entertainment, and decorations for the client honoring a very special occasion.

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bar-bat-mitzvah-caterersPhone: (973) 992-8100
Fax: (973) 992-8845

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