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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 310-510-2000
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Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes...

Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.

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great experience exploring such classy history

Must see tour when visiting the island. Our tour guide, Rebecca, was just marvelous and really knew her stuff. She was quite the entertainer as well. Such a beatiful structure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Must see tour when visiting the island. Our tour guide, Rebecca, was just marvelous and really knew her stuff. She was quite the entertainer as well. Such a beatiful structure built with much to appreciate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ballroom was spectacular and very well preserved, a great tribute to William Wrigley, Jr, and all the architects and engineers, as well as workers who made this grand area. The decor was exquisite also, and the tapes of the big band music gave it even more realism.

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Thank William P
Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great place for the Jazz Festival I attended for the first time. Also great views to be enjoyed outside along the balcony surrounding the ballroom. Looking to go again next year!

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Thank AntonePC
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

What an unbelievable landmark - it's like stepping back in time. We were lucky enough to be invited to a private event hosted at this beautiful Casino building and it was truly an experience. The views from all around were amazing, the architecture and the nostalgia make this place magical.

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San Pablo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

See my Catalina Casino review. This is definitely a must see when visiting Avalon...absolutely beautiful.

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Thank Stephanie B
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We happened to stumble on to the Jazz festival while on the island and managed to get tickets. The music was fantastic, but the casino takes you back to another time! Magnificent!

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Thank Temana
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Beautiful building on the edge of the shore. Excellent photo op location. Close location to downtown.

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Thank Robert M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I never been there and always postponed-what will be there to capture my breath? Was!!! The view of hills covered with houses, running down to the ocean! I thought, may be instead of ferry I took a flight and came to Greece, or Italy? Breathtaking view, so familiar from trips to those countries! And promenade, the small cafes and restaurants... More 

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Salida, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Take the Casino Tour just to see this. Held over 6000 people at one point during a dance event. Absolutely beautiful. The architectural design is amazing too.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We loved it! Beautiful architecture and wonderful history. A must see! Tiffany lighting, gold inlets. Incredible!

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