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Birch Hill Catering

Castleton on Hudson, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.7 out of 5 rating
259 reviews
$16k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$16k - $19k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Brianna D. Married on 10/07/2022
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    Wonderful Venue + Staff

    Birch Hill was our top venue choice from the moment we toured and met with the staff there. There ceremony sites and ballrooms were gorgeous, especially in the fall. A huge selling point for us was their food. They had so many options and our guests talked about how good the food was for days after the wedding! Their packages were reasonable and very customizable. Jessica and Makayla were two of the coordinators we worked with to help prepare and orchestrate our wedding day - they were awesome!! The entire experience felt like a dream and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding day.
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    Evan Y. Married on 10/01/2022
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    Excellent Offsite Service

    We utilized Birch Hill for an offsite wedding where they provided food. Their team was outstanding, efficient communication, and very thorough reviewing site set-up, confirming all flatware, etc., was rented to make sure the reception went smoothly. The food was fantastic, everything was set up perfectly, including some last minute changes. We would certainly recommend Birch Hill to anyone looking for a caterer.

    Birch Hill Catering's reply:

    We are so glad you enjoyed the work by our team, In these challenging time we have all been through we are so very happy you enjoyed all of our hard work and energies. Evan and Family thank you again. Steven Feldman, President Birch Hill Catering
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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

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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.

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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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Birch Hill Catering frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Birch Hill Catering?

Birch Hill Catering includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Birch Hill Catering, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Birch Hill Catering includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Birch Hill Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Birch Hill Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Birch Hill Catering in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Birch Hill Catering for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Birch Hill Catering for wedding events?

Birch Hill Catering offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Birch Hill Catering offer?

Birch Hill Catering offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Birch Hill Catering offer for wedding events?

Birch Hill Catering offers the following services for wedding events:
  • 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 furniture and decorations does Birch Hill Catering have available for wedding events?

Birch Hill Catering offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Birch Hill Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Birch Hill Catering is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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