I almost hate to rate all five categories with 5 stars, because it seems like maybe I just rushed through and rated everything 5. But, Harvey and Altamont Manor truly deserve all 5 stars in all 5 categories.
Quality of Service: I can't imagine a better experience with this. Harvey treated my wedding like it was his own daughter's- he gave honest feedback and opinions about everything I proposed to him- which was so helpful since he has tons of insight into the wedding world. I joked with my friends that Harvey is me in a different body- I am always getting teased for being a type-A, OCD, crazy list-maker. He was just as on top of all the teeny details for our wedding as I was, maybe even moreso, which previously I wouldn't have imagined was possible. He is extremely organized and detail-oriented. He will make absolutely sure that every detail for your day is taken care of. He's someone you can trust to just take care of everything without having to check on it. It was a very comforting feeling!
Responsiveness: The longest I ever waited for a reply to an email or phone call was maybe 6 hours- tops. I think that says it all. Usually he would call me first, because he anticipated the questions I hadn't even thought of yet.
Professionalism: Harvey and Donna (his wife, who helped take our wedding photos- they are photographers as well as owning the Altamont Manor) were both extremely professional, but not beyond being really friendly. They were professional yet also made us feel as comfortable and close to them as if we were an old family friend.
Value: Honestly, we fell in love with this venue right away, so we only looked at one other before booking. So I don't have a lot of other estimates to compare it to. But, based on what I've heard from others, and how amazing the wedding was, I feel like the value was incredible.
Flexibility: I think what sums up Harvey's flexibility most was that he allowed our two pit bulls (who he hadn't met at the time, yet never judged them based on common misconceptions of the breed) to not only be in our wedding ceremony, but also to stay on premises (we didn't want them in the reception room and didn't ask if that would be ok) during the reception so that no one had to leave the wedding to bring them home. I think that sums it up. But, I will say, he was extremely flexible to the point of not compromising the quality of your wedding. I think if we had requested something that he thought would compromise the wedding, he would have explained why he wouldn't recommend it, but then allow us to do it if we still wanted, to a certain point of course. And I would appreciate his opinion because, being so experienced in the wedding business, he would have more experienced opinions than me and would probably think of things I never would.
Overall: Harvey, Donna, and the Altamont Manor were amazing. I would recommend them to anyone, closest friends and family included. We truly had a great experience there. Through the year and a half of planning, up to the actual wedding day, Harvey made everything so easy, and so perfect. I highly, highly recommend this venue!
Thank you Harvey and Donna! We couldn't imagine a more perfect day!!
Tara & Carmen
Ceremony & Reception Venue
Loved working with Harvey for our wedding ceremony and reception. He helped coordinate the ceremony and cutting the cake which we had no idea what to do. His house is gorgeous and he was awesome in helping the day of our wedding. Deff will be renewing vows there.
Ceremony & Reception Venue
My husband and I were married at the Altamont Manor on 10/14/17. Both our ceremony and reception were there and honestly, it would be an understatement to say Harvey and Donna really helped in making our wedding day PERFECT. Harvey and Donna were amazingly professional and patient as we had a large party of family and friends. They managed to organise everybody and still take really the best wedding pictures. I read so many reviews from different magazines, websites etc and many past brides said to be careful about choosing a photographer. We feel that we made the best choice. We just received our over 1100 photos and couldn't be happier. They captured crucial moments with loved ones and the quality is really crisp and clear on all the pictures. We highly recommend the Altamont Manor but not only as a wedding venue but also for their photography skills. Please... Take the time to even just speak to Harvey and Donna before deciding on your wedding venue. We're quite sure you. Will. Not. Be. Disappointed! Thank to everyone at the Altamont Manor!
Hello Faith and Blue. Thanks so much for the great review. It was a lot of fun working with you on the photography. We love it when couples are so enthused and willing to be adventurous with the poses. I'm still awed by your hair. I'm afraid to ask how long it took to do that? We've been doing weddings for 27 years and that was an awesome wow!! I'll be putting the side by side profiles with you and the stone carving of Cleopatra on our Facebook page. You could have been twins. Great wedding. Harvey
The Altamont Manor is a spectular place to celebrate a Wedding Day! The Victorian Manor is beautiful! The grounds are picture perfect! Great setting for your Wedding Ceremony. Harvey is one of nicest guys in the business! 5 STARS!
As a disc jockey, the Altamont Manor is one of my favorite places to work. Harvey keeps his grounds and garden beautifully groomed. Inside, the space makes me feel like it's a party in someone's home. When I turn up the music after dinner, there's enough room for everyone to get out there and have fun. I'm not the prop and group dance type of DJ, so my style fits right in.
Main Street , PO Box 451, Altamont, NY 12009
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Altamont Manor is a wedding venue from Albany. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Capital District, Saratoga, and Schenectady. Altamont Manor is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Albany wedding industry for 23 years. We specialize in formal garden ceremonies lawn receptions 30 mile view veranda .