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!
241 Reviews for Birch Hill Catering
Recommended by 94% of couples
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David S. · Married on 05/23/2021
Beautiful Outdoor Space and Wonderful Staff!
Overall, we are extremely grateful to Birch Hill for their flexibility throughout the planning process. We were married during COVID and after switching locations multiple times, were able to ensure a space on the premises for us to hold our special day. With little turnaround time, the Birch Hill Team helped make the day happen. The outdoor space is absolutely beautiful, and our entire family felt cared for and supported by the phenomenal staff. We are overall very happy with our wedding with Birch Hill. We would recommend holding your special event here, especially the outdoor space!Sent on 05/31/2021
Jordan V. · Married on 05/22/2021
When picking out a venue we were not very sure on what kind of space we were looking for. A friend of ours got married on the main property in the ballroom so we thought we would just check it out. Once we got there we realized there were sooo many options when it came to the actual venue. There are a lot of outdoor options as well as indoor. We ultimately went with Stablegate Barn and Vineyard for our May wedding. It was important for us to have it a very laid back night for our guests as we had not seen them in over a year do to the pandemic. The barn is very open and all of our guests were able to mingle and talk very easily. We initially started working with Bridget who actually left in the middle of planning but when Jess stepped in she did not miss a beat. She was very quick at getting back to us with any questions we had. The day of she was right there to help us with anything we needed, during photos she always had drinks ready for us as well as plates of food. Jess was an amazing help on the most important day of our lives and she really helped it run very smooth. She was incredible and would highly recommend her. Birch Hill as a whole did an amazing job. The food was incredible and we are so thankful to the whole team.Sent on 06/10/2021
Sarah · Married on 02/13/2021
Our wedding was amazing beyond our wildest dreams! We originally booked prior to covid and the staff was helpful in our planning throughout the whole process during all the uncertainty of the pandemic. The staff was super friendly and the food was delicious! Every guest commented on how beautiful the venue was! So grateful we picked the perfect place - birch hill- to host our wedding!Sent on 02/20/2021
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Excellent and friendly staff, creative arrangement of all decorations and appearance of all food. Excellent choice for catering!
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.
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.