Photo via Crystal Peak's website.
Photo via Crystal Peak's website.
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WINSTED — For more than a year, Crystal Peak Wedding and Event Facility was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The facility at 164 Torrington Road, which John Roller has owned for 20 years, is usually bustling with people for weddings and various special events.
But just like other wedding and event facilities all across the world, except for very few private events, the facility went quiet.
“Do I miss events? Of course! It’s my life,” Roller said in an interview with The Winsted Phoenix. “I miss seeing people. Every week I would see at least four different groups of people and their families at the facility. We had to postpone a lot of weddings. When the pandemic started I didn’t think it was going to be so long. When we first heard that we had to shut down, I met with all of the key staff and told them we might be closed for a couple of weeks. But then things went on it became clear were not going to get back for a long time.”
Now more than a year later, with the Covid pandemic slowly receding, Roller said that it is time for the events facility to go back to holding events.
On Friday, April 23 starting at 6 p.m., Crystal Peak will reopen with a public event with a dinner music event with Travelin Vin.
The next night on Saturday, April 24, at 5 p.m. Crystal Peak will have an event with Psychic Medium Karen Kilmartin.
On Saturday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m., Crystal Peak will have an early Mother’s Day celebration, which will include a buffet and a performance by the Acoustic Blues Trio.
Roller said that while he is looking forward to having events back at the facility, safety precautions will still be taken.
“Attendees will have to wear their masks until they sit at their table,” Roller said. “We can’t have people dancing at this point, but hopefully in the future. We will require attendees to make reservations because we have to be very careful with the seating. We don’t want people to just show up which might end up over packing the room and making it unsafe for people.”
Roller said that he does plan on having weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties at the facility once again.
He also plans on having more outdoor events during the spring and summer months.
“Hopefully in the future, we will go back to normal and start to have dancing again, maybe have tables closer to each other,” he said. “We want to give people something to do, but in the meantime, we will take all the precautions we can to keep people safe.”
For more information about Crystal Peak, including events and admission information, call 860-379-7999 or email crystalpeakwedding@yahoo.com or go to crystalwedding.com

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