Our Team

Passionate ● Professional ● Proven

What makes any Crystal Signature Events team stand apart from the rest is our level of personalized service and our reputation for industry expertise. When you select a Crystal venue, like Crane Bay, you will be working with a core planning team from beginning to end that assists with every detail along the way, making the planning process easy for you. With the love, creativity, and attention to detail we pour into every event, our clients, partners, and vendors enjoy the Crystal Signature Events standard of excellence to execute unique, unforgettable full-service events. Our commitment to you is that no detail will be missed and the execution of your vision will exceed your expectations.

Amanda Van Der Moere – General Manager


Amanda started with Crystal Signature Events in 2002. Since then, she has worked in nearly every department and venue of the company during her tenure and has planned or helped execute more than 1,000 events. While her current role involves managing The Crane Bay Event Center, her experience and expertise was tapped to help open Crystal's newest venue, The Heirloom at N.K. Hurst, and helps plan large-scale events at The Indiana Roof Ballroom.



Hannah Beale – Sales & Events Manager


Holding a degree in Event Sales Management, Hannah’s passion for helping people and businesses in her community has been the driving force behind her career. Thanks to the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of her clients, Hannah understands the importance of ensuring that their events unfold seamlessly, while committing to delivering the exceptional service that Crystal Signature Events is known for.

In her role, Hannah takes pride in her creative and unique event planning ability. She enjoys not only helping clients achieve success in their current event, but also equipping them with ideas and strategies to benefit future events and fundraisers.

One of the most memorable events in Hannah's career was a fundraiser for the Peyton Manning Foundation. The impact it had on the community was a testament to the power of well-executed events. The highlight was a private concert by Brad Paisley, leaving an indelible mark on the guests and creating unforgettable moments for all involved. 

Amy Keemer – Sales & Events Manager


Holding a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Purdue, Amy has been with Crystal Signature Events since 2016.

In her role, Amy is a dynamic force behind seamless coordination and exceptional experiences. She enjoys collaborating closely with her clients, capturing their visions and weaving them into reality. 



Sarah McTague – Sales & Events Manager


Sarah graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management. She knew from the beginning she wanted to work in events thanks to her knack of innovation, creativity and attention to detail.

Sarah approaches each event with a personal investment and is inspired by the profound impact that impeccably executed events can have on her clients, creating longlasting memories.



Alexa Lutz – Operations Manager


Alexa is a dedicated professional with a profound passion for creating unforgettable experiences. With a bachelor's degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management, complemented by a Business Minor from Indiana University this educational background, along with her ServeSafe Manager Certification, has equipped Alexa with the knowledge and expertise necessary for success in this industry.

What drew Alexa to working for Crane Bay was the excitement of the challenge it presented. She was inspired by the profound impact that well-executed events can have on people's lives and their ability to create lasting memories. Her keen eye for detail and her understanding of how small nuances can make a significant difference on a large scale have given her the ability to thrive in a sometimes challenging, yet impactful role.

It’s important to Alexa to go above and beyond, treating every event as if it were her own. She recognizes the importance of each event to her clients and conveys this to her staff, empowering them to exceed expectations. One of Alexa's most memorable events was the Hunsucker & Lejune Wedding Ceremony and Reception. It was during this event that she realized the profound impact she has on people's lives and their special moments. The heartfelt mention of her name in the father of the bride's speech on their wedding day resonated deeply, highlighting the unique role she plays in creating cherished memories.

Truly a Seamless Experience!

I wanted to take a moment to extend a sincere thank you to you and your entire staff for the amazing job everybody did at our event. We have heard some glowing reviews from our guests concerning the food, the venue and the event itself. Everybody at Crane Bay was beyond kind and helpful. Anything that we asked (big or small) for was done without question or pause. It was truly a seamless experience. I would book an event again at Crane Bay in a heartbeat.

Kara - St. Mary's Child Center

Phenomenal from Start to Finish

Amy Keemer was phenomenal to work with from start to finish! When we walked in to tour for our wedding, we knew this was the place. The atmosphere is so fun with the lighted columns. The food was delicious and our guests loved that we did a “non traditional” sit down meal. We opted for sliders and mac n’ cheese, our favorite foods! We were able to drop off our decor early in the week and pick up the Monday after our wedding so we didn’t feel rushed to pick up. The wait staff was wonderful and really took care of my husband and I and our parent tables! I highly recommend The Crane Bay for anyone looking to host an event!

Meg - Bride

Simply Perfect

Everything was simply perfect, PERFECT!! My parents couldn’t stop saying enough compliments about the venue and the venue staff. It was decorated absolutely beautifully and literally EVERY single person on staff at Crane Bay was absolutely amazing!!! Thank you so much for not only ensuring Kevin and I were happy but for also taking such amazing care of my parents.

Kaleigh and Kevin - Bride and Groom

The Event Was Fabulous

The event was fabulous, the service was great and the food was delicious! It was just the setting we were hoping to create.

Nanette - INARF

The Food Was Superb!!

I just wanted to thank everyone that helped make Annie and Joe’s wedding/reception such a happy, fun event. We and the bride and groom cannot stop talking about it… The staff at Crane Bay was fantastic, so helpful, professional, friendly, accommodating, just made us feel like we were the only ones to have a reception there. The set up was better than I imagined. The food was superb!! We could not be happier with everything. Thanks again for a great time.

Patty - Mother of the Bride

Ideas & Inspiration

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