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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2000
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So beautiful!

We only had a very brief visit here but it's absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to going back so... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
thehep
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Los Angeles, California
ART DECO LOVERS DELIGHT!!!!

If you love elegance & art deco this is the tour for you!!! My dream wedding ( And that's not... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
YardSaleLdy
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Torrance, California
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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.
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-2000
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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 4 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 13 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 21 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
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Didn't had much time to explore, but could walk up to this building on the sea shore of Catalina Island. Nice & good looking building and it has a movie theater in it apart from the Casino part.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

What fun it must have been to dine and dance here "back in the day." When we walked through as part of the tour conducted by "Frankie of Avalon," I could just imagine Benny Goodman's orchestra, or Les Brown's "band of renown" playing smooth dance...More

Thank LATraveller77
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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.

Thank rebecca s
Reviewed 1 November 2016 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...More

Thank William P
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