Birch Hill Catering

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About Birch Hill Catering

The perfect setting…

Just 20 minutes from Albany, down a country lane in the rolling pastures and woodlands of Rensselaer county, there is a destination where dreams come true… at either Birch Hill Estate or Stablegate Farm, experience a venue unlike any other.

However you envision your wedding, with nine distinctive venue options to offer, we have a dream location for every unique couple - from classic ballroom, to rustic barn, to the willows on the water’s edge surrounded by fountains, and swans. At Birch Hill, we genuinely love what we do.

For over 80 years and four generations, we’ve prided ourselves on the special connections we make with our couples. Call us today, tour our beautiful grounds, and meet with one of our experienced and caring Bridal Consultants to begin planning the wedding you’ve always envisioned.

We are foodies…

First and foremost, we here at Birch Hill are what you call foodies. With trained chefs from the Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales, and the New England Culinary Institute, our passion, style, standards, and creativity in the kitchen are unparalleled. Moreover, as the world changes and the focus on what we eat continues to shift towards local and seasonal selections, Birch Hill’s attitude towards the menus we create shifts as well. We seek to provide fresh, customized menus that support local farms and a sustainable lifestyle. Enclosed in this packet, you will find just some of the various menus and food selections that will go into making your wedding not only a fun, but delicious event that your guests will talk about for years.

We are green…

Beginning in 2016, Birch Hill began taking huge steps to call ourselves the greenest caterer in the Capital Region. From powering our nine venues with 100% solar-energy, to composting over 2,500 gallons of dry food waste a year, and even partnering with local farms to create unique seasonal menus, we're doing our part to make the world of tomorrow not only tasty, but a little more green.

We are here for you…

Whether you celebrate at one of our venues or we come to you, our experienced and caring Bridal Consultants are here to help you incorporate your style and tastes as a couple into a remarkable celebration. Our list of services include, but are not limited to: helping choose the best ceremony and reception location; recommending vendors, lodging, and transportation; assisting in executing your theme; providing floor plans and etiquette advice; creating a timeline for the day of; helping pack up your items at the end of your event; and much much more!

We do it all…

A big part of what makes Birch Hill unlike most venues is our ability to go above and beyond just your wedding day. We understand that planning a wedding can be enough on its own, so let us help you with everything else that comes with it. From engagement shoots in our surrounding woodlands, to bubbly bridal shower brunches, and even fireside rehearsal dinners with your closest friends and family, we’ve been treating couples to the luxuries of a one-stop shop for decades. For further menu ideas, see our “special packages” flyer within this brochure or contact one of our Bridal Consultants today.

We come to you…

If you’ve already selected a venue and are in need of a caterer, then we can come to you! Let us show you what Birch Hill’s experience in full service catering means for your special day. As a full service caterer, we handle every last detail of your experience for you. From planning the menu to clearing the last dish, Birch Hill's friendly and proficient waitstaff are here to do whatever it takes on the day of to make sure your event is simply spectacular!

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234 Reviews for Birch Hill Catering

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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  • Kayla

    Kayla Lee · Married on 01/31/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Above and beyond service with an absolutley unbeatable package

    Me and my wife were just married here this past weekend and I couldn't be happier with the work done by the Birch Hill Crew. To begin with, their winter wedding packages are unbeatable in price and breadth. We met with our coordinator, Sarah to discuss the date about 10 months in advance and we left knowing that we found the right place and it was a done deal. We returned in a month for one of their wedding expos where we were able to meet many vendors and try all the absolutely fantastic food options they have to offer. Sarah helped us through all of the planning with regular check ups. When it came time for the actual wedding week. Birch Hill did everything in their power to help us and make it out day. The day before we had a quick rehearsal where Sarah made sure she knew everything that was to happen and made everything so simple for us, from accommodating our requests to suggestions to make the day run as smooth as possible. The day of, Sarah along with the rest of the staff was incredible. We didn't have to put in any effort, want some food or drink? Sarah or a a very nice gentleman who I am unfortunately blanking on his name were there to run off to fulfill any request. When my bride and her bridesmaids couldn't figure out her dress's bustle and weren't able to tie it up, Sarah and another very kind employee immediately helped my wife and made her calm and got the difficult task done and had us on our way to the reception stress free and as happy as could be. The food at the reception was delicious, drinks plentiful and everything was effortlessly planned and coordinated by the staff. When it came time to come back in the morning to breakdown decorations and clean out the ballroom, we were (very pleasantly) surprised to find that the Birch Hill crew had taken own everything and consolidated everything to a table so that clean up was as easy as could be. I can't thank Sarah and the rest of the Birch Hill staff we came into contact with, it couldn't have gone any better and that is in large part to them. Additionally, the venue is beautiful, got many compliments on how beautiful the Conservatory Ballroom was, and additionally how good the food was. If you are getting married in the Albany area, I implore you to come talk to the coordinators at Birch Hill, you will not be disappointed.

    Sent on 02/07/2020
  • Liz

    Liz Arnone · Married on 01/18/2020

    5.0
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    Perfect Place for the Perfect Day

    I had the perfect wedding day and Birch Hill Catering is one of the main reasons that happened. And I know most brides said that but I am not kidding when I say perfect. it exceeded expectations in every way and Bridget from Birch Hill made sure the day went off without one hitch. Everything from the high ceilings, to the aesthetic, to the delicious food is still being raved about by our friends and family. As a catering hall its stunning but as a wedding venue they make the process sooo fun and easy I had 0 bridal freak outs!
    Bridget worked with us from start to finish, was prompt in all of her answers, made time via phone calls when we could make it in person (its a 2 hour commute for us), and was so organized and professional that I felt like I didnt have to think at all. Not only did she help settle myself and the bridesmaids just before the big walk down the aisle but she was there throughout the entire night to make sure everything went smoothly.
    This venue was perfect and for those looking to save on a huge flower/decoration bill this is the place. We had minimal decorations because the venue itself is STUNNING! And I cant stress this enough - the food is like no other wedding food you will ever have.
    Do yourself a favor and have your wedding at Birch Hill. As a couple you will adore how perfect your wedding will be and as a bride you will feel relaxed knowing people like Bridget are behind the scenes.

    Sent on 01/27/2020

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Birch Hill Catering Pricing

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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Birch Hill Catering FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 750
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 750
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 18
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    7
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Barn
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Winery
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

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9 Endorsements

  • All Occasion Photography Wedding Photographers

    Excellent and friendly staff, creative arrangement of all decorations and appearance of all food. Excellent choice for catering!

  • Historic Barns of Nipmoose Barn & Farm Weddings

    Birch Hill Catering has been a delight to work with. They have been very responsive to our wedding clients and are an excellent match with our rustic, chic theme at The Historic Barns of Nipmoose.

  • Upstate Photo Fun Photo Booths

    Birch Hill is one of our favorite wedding locations in the Capital District. It has a lovely country setting, expansive views and a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony. They are one of the only locations where a bride can comfortably ride in on a horse and carriage with no concern for traffic or complications. Each of the ballrooms have a unique appeal to them allowing a couple to choose between the two. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...... a must see when considering available venues.

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  • 1 Celebration Way Castleton on Hudson, NY, 12033 See on map
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