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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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Looking a bit tired but the balcony view is great

As far as ballroom venues go this one is looking tired and in need of some carpet freshener, but... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2015
Leigth M
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Los Angeles, California
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This was the last stop on our Casino tour and let me say it was breathtaking. The sights of... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Mryme
,
Clovis, 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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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

As far as ballroom venues go this one is looking tired and in need of some carpet freshener, but you can't deny its history and engineering genius. I would skip the ballroom and just see the theatre.

1  Thank Leigth M
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This was the last stop on our Casino tour and let me say it was breathtaking. The sights of Catalina from the circular balcony were amazing. Just being on the dance floor made you feel like you were back in time. It was a trip...More

Thank Mryme
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

The ballroom still has the original floor. The whole place is amazing and a must see. The view from the wind around balcony is breathtaking.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015

What a beautiful room and the view of Avalon is awesome. My daughter keeps saying she wants to do her resection at the casino

Thank Frances G
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Reviewed 23 June 2015

What a wonderful look back at yesteryear. It never was a casino, the name is Italian... It's right on the water, one of my favorite places on the Island

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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Our guide, Rebecca, was knowledgable and friendly. She clearly holds a personal affection for Catalina Island and enthusiastically shared facts and interesting stories about the Casino, making our visit most enjoyable. Excellent value.

1  Thank Nancy A
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

We opted for the "Behind the Casino Ballroom" tour and had an absolute AWESOME time! Our tour guide Bridgette, offered information from construction to acoustics to the many stars that had visited the island. It was informative and gorgeous and I'm so glad that my...More

Thank litldavid
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Reviewed 16 June 2015

I did get to do sightseeing for the casino tour but the inside casino was closed for a movie night. I hope they open their doors to do touring inside the casino.

1  Thank Steph G
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Don't miss taking a tour of the ballroom/casino. Gorgeous view, intriguing history. Highly recommended!

Thank purplelotus
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

We enjoyed hearing about all the events held at the ballroom as well as different stars from the 30's and 40's that came here.

Thank Diana K
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