"Now, join hands with your hands, your heart" - William Shakespeare
The Crystal Ballroom
Where the most impressive and elegant events occur in North Texas' most exquisite surroundings.
The Crystal Ballroom at the Scottish Rite Library & Museum is perhaps the most elegant space in Dallas. Designed in 1907 by the renowned architectural firm Hubbell and Green, this Neo-Classical Revival structure is listed as a National Historic Landmark. The entire facility is among the most stately in the North Texas region.
All areas of our Museum contain interesting items from other eras, treating your guests to times of graceful elegance, detailed craftsmanship and functional beauty.
This website is designed to provide future guests with an overview of the venue, décor and features available at the Crystal Ballroom. From free downtown parking to unique views of the Dallas skyline, you find that our entire venue will enhance your event like no other.
Lavishly ornate and spacious, the Crystal Ballroom comfortably hosts everything
from a formal ceremony and reception to important casual events.
While among the most elegant event venues in the region, the Crystal Ballroom is also among the most flexible. From full on formal arrangements, this dynamic room can be configured in an endless variety of configurations. Easily decorated and arranged, whatever event you are hosting will fit easily and beautifully in this luxurious space.
Welcome your guests with a grand entrance through the elegant Main Foyer featuring beautiful gleaming marble floors and columns. Two wide staircases ascend from the lobby for convenient access to the auditorium. The foyer can easily be used for cocktail hour socializing before or after your event, or, it can be a convenient gathering area for a bridal party prior to their grand entrance. The Main Foyer also provides a beautiful and spacious location for your sign in book, reception line or for taking photos. Elevators are also located nearby.
The rich Victorian Parlor, located just steps away from the Crystal Ballroom, is one of the most elegant rooms in all of North Texas. Perfect for preparation for the bride and her wedding party or for visiting dignitaries to relax, our parlor offers substantial room for the largest entourage to comfortably assemble. Original silk and wool carpeting, antiques and artwork provide the finest ambience as preparations are made for an evening of celebration and festivities.
The Groom and his Groomsmen can comfortably gather on the first floor in the relaxing Heritage Lounge. This is the ultimate "man cave" complete with TV, billiard tables, cooler and bar area and game tables. This comfortable club-like room will provide the male contingent with surroundings and amenities that will help them relax and prepare for the events ahead. The men are "out of sight" but "on site" for convenient and uncomplicated access.
As an added feature, the private Lonnie Alfred "Bo" Pilgrim library can be made available for pre-event photo sessions if prior arrangements are made. This beautiful and original Gothic "Old World" room is lavishly furnished with leather furniture, elegant carpets and a world class collection of fine books and literature. Handsome artwork abounds in richly appointed and elegant setting. There is no finer private library in Texas.
Also available for rental is our spectacular Auditorium is surrounded by hand-painted décor done in an ancient Egyptian artistic style. Plush and comfortable seating for up to 435 guests, all with an excellent view of the stage, will keep your guests not only comfortable, but attentive to the programs at hand.
The wide center aisle and proscenium stage make for stunning and dramatic ceremonies and events.
When the day is done, you and your guests will have close access to dozens of downtown hotels and businesses. As the sun sets on your event, you will have the warm feeling of a job well done. Your guests will have been entertained in an elegant and unique surroundings. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, a Quinceanera or a corporate event, you will end the day knowing that you provided all of your guests with a world-class experience. What better way to begin the rest of your life!