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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2000
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Architectural Gem

We selected the 'Behind the Scenes Tour' as we had never been inside the Casino before. What a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
some of the photos I got looked surreal at sunset.

this was a business meeting for my life partner, and the evening was for partners of the workforce... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bastrop, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected the 'Behind the Scenes Tour' as we had never been inside the Casino before. What a beautiful venue, rich in history. Our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. We were in awe that a venue built in the 1920's was so soundly made...More

Thank RememberWhenAJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was a business meeting for my life partner, and the evening was for partners of the workforce. The facility was elegant and up high on the 5th floor the views were stunning. It was cavernous so quite echo-y. :)

Thank fourcatmtn
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This casino is an architectural gem - a must see if you are visiting the island. The theater is a work of art and is remarked ly preserved. Fabulous Art Deco murals, light fixtures. Take the tour with a docent. The ballroom is remarkable, too,...More

Thank claudia b
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is an American historical gem. Totally worth the tour. An amazing facility, one-of-a-kind, with incredible, rich history. You'll never see anything like it.

Thank Jody E
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We only had a very brief visit here but it's absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to going back so we can get the official tour.

Thank thehep
Reviewed 5 May 2017

If you love elegance & art deco this is the tour for you!!! My dream wedding ( And that's not happening ) would be in the ballroom!!! It's got a huge beautiful floor for dancing & you can have tables lining the floor. Remember to...More

Thank YardSaleLdy
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Wonderful history of the 30's and 40's.. Impressive construction and Frankie from Avalon was the best tour guide ever..Dance lessons in 10 seconds..

Thank ragdollkk
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you go to Catalina Island you HAVE to go to the Casino. The facility is wonderful. The docent does a terrific job and the murals are breathtaking.

Thank Wsteve c
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went on the tour our guide was Paul, he was very knowledgeable, he showed us all about the historic ballroom, past and present. Did you know casino means gathering place,so, no gambling!

Thank nmgalaxie
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stepped back into history with our tour of the Catalina Island Casino Ballroom. Built in 1929, it was the place to be for music and dancing through the big-band era. Very informative tour guide highlighted the unique design features, and made history come alive so...More

Thank deacdad
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