Birch Hill Catering

1 Celebration Way, Castleton on Hudson, NY 12033 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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 peacocks, 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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219 Reviews for Birch Hill Catering

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  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Alicia · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Extraordinary Venue - Transforms Dream Wedding into Reality

    Birch Hill was truly incredible. They turned our dream wedding into a reality and made sure our wedding went perfectly. They were flexible, helpful, responsive, and incredibly patient with us. They listened to our vision and found ways to help us achieve it. Their venues are breathtaking and unique and they have an incredible team making sure everything goes as smoothly and perfectly as possible. I am so happy we chose Birch Hill as our venue for both our ceremony and reception. Our guests have told us how incredible everything was and how delicious their meals were. And this great experience, came at a reasonable price - great bang for your buck and worth every penny. The team at Birch Hill really made our wedding day amazing and everything that we dreamed it would be and more. Thank you!!!

    Sent on 10/07/2019
  • Nancy

    Nancy salerno · Married on 09/22/2019

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    wonderful venue

    The venue did not have the date open that we needed but would definitely have used them if they did.

    Sent on 10/05/2019

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Birch Hill Catering Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$13,666 - $18,150
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • 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
  • 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? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • 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? $ 18.00
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    5187324444 (Phone number)

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