Old Daley on Crooked Lake is a historic lake house hosting weddings in the Albany, New York area. The classic elegance of this venue shines in details such as the exposed-stone fireplaces and glistening chandeliers. Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains, this venue is a 25 minute drive from downtown Albany.
Facilities and Capacity
The Crooked Lake House welcomes couples and up to 400 guests in its many historic event spaces. A lakeside ceremony among sweeping weeping willows provides an outdoor option for couples, while the fireplace in the Great Room offers an indoor option. The Veranda or Sunroom with its clear lake views host cocktail receptions. Couples can choose to host smaller receptions in the Oak Room, with its large bar, or larger parties in the Ballroom. The 1940’s Ballroom is cozy and elegant, with views of the lake through large windows.
Couples will find excellent "getting ready" spaces with the Bridal Suite and Groom's Room at Old Daley on Crooked Lake. Additionally, the venue offers the following items and services for couples:
130 Reviews for Old Daley on Crooked Lake
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Peggy Wolf · Married on 03/10/2020
Perfect Wedding Day
My daughter was married at Old Daley on 9/27/19. As my daughter put it, it was everything she could have hoped for.Sent on 10/15/2019
First and foremost was our wedding planner. Kate Mace was fantastic. There wasn't a question or detail too small for her to promptly and professionally respond to. Even a request for chicken nuggets (actually McDonald nuggets which she personally picked up) for the cocktail hour was fulfilled. She was there from the start and on the wedding day, but never intrusive.
The venue is the most beautiful place I've ever seen for a wedding, or any other occasion. The grounds, lake, bar, ball room, (and yes even the restrooms) were perfect.
The food and service were amazing. From the cocktail hour through dessert, could not have asked for more. Everyone raved about their dinner, especially the prime rib. No one went away hungry or disappointed.
I f I had another occasion coming up, there would be no question. I would definitely choose the Old Daley.
Peggy & Bud Wolf
Rachel Iverson · Married on 12/27/2019
Elegant wedding, perfect day and outstanding venue!
If you are reading this review, you are likely a newlywed trying to make important decisions about where to have your wedding. I hope this review helps convince you that Old Daley on Crooked Lake is the right choice for you, and why. When looking at wedding venues my fiancée and I almost didn’t go to Old Daley on Crooked Lake as it was a little further outside the Capital District that we had hoped. My now wife (who of course is right all the time) encouraged us to keep the appointment and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made.
There are three overarching reasons why our wedding was truly perfect and why I recommend this venue to anyone, without reservation.
First, the venue itself is gorgeous. Regardless of the time of year (we had a winter wedding) the setting is elegant without being overly formal. The natural beauty of the building lends an atmosphere of history and elegance that can suit any wedding budget, style or preference. Our wedding was on the smaller side (about 90 people) and we wanted to have it be fairly relaxed. We got married in the great room in front of the fireplace. The candles on/in the fireplace and the lanterns lining the aisle were gorgeous and made for romantic, beautiful lighting. We had cocktail hour and dinner stations in the Oak Room. We opted for no assigned seating, with exception of one table for family and one for me and my wife. Our guests were able to move around and mingle with each other, sit by the fireplace, etc. After dinner we had dancing and dessert in the Great Room – this allowed guests to move back and forth between the two rooms depending on their preference.
Secondly, the food was outstanding. Everything served was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Everyone has been to a wedding where the food feels like mass-produced cafeteria food and this is the exact opposite. Everything was delicious and there was ample food and choices to please all our guests. We had a few guests with dietary restrictions and one severe allergy and the venue staff did an excellent job being responsive to all of the dietary needs.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Kate Mace (our wedding coordinator) and her team were incredible to work with. Leading up to the wedding our friends kept asking us if we were stressed out and the answer was always a resounding, “no!” Kate is outstanding at her job, she is professional, responsive, resourceful, detail-oriented, a great communicator and just all-around nice person who is both easy and fun to work with. There was one minor issue that came up on the day of the wedding (external to the venue); Kate and her team handled with poise, grace, tact and clearly with the goal to ensure that the brides didn’t have any stress or decisions to have to make the day of our wedding. Planning and having wedding should be joyful and fun – it was because of Kate that we had that exact experience.
I’ll add that my wife and I are a same-gender couple - as a gay couple we were welcomed, valued and celebrated by the team at Old Daley on Crooked Lake. (This was not true at all the venues we visited).
My concern about the location being a little outside of the Capital District was solved by hiring a shuttle to/from a hotel in East Greenbush. Many of our local guests opted to stay at the hotel an take advantage of the shuttle.
Our wedding day was perfect for two reasons: 1) we married the right person and 2) because we opted to do so at Old Daley on Crooked Lake.
Sent on 01/10/2020
Katie Anne · Married on 12/07/2019
Best wedding coordinator!
Where do I begin!? I’ve always wanted a winter wedding and saw a picture of the fireplace and that was it! Kate Mace, my wedding coordinator, was an earth angel. I could not thank her enough for everything she did for us. She quickly answered any question my mom and I had, was flexible and catered to our every need. When you are stressed out, you definitely need a calm, efficient and kind person helping and that was Kate! I felt like a princess on the day of my wedding and the venue staff were friendly and welcoming. The food is absolutely delicious and I have no complaints!Sent on 12/10/2019
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beautiful venue, great staff! you couldn't ask for more in a wedding venue!
Old Daley on Crooked Lake is always a beautiful venue to Photograph, They have style, they have class, their setting and staff are always friendly, the Food is amazing, and the atmosphere of Weddings are truly a dream. What more can you ask when working or being attended to by the Old Daley on Crooked Lake. The site itself is a beautiful site for Photos and Clients are never disappointed!
Old Daley On Crooked Lake is such an amazing place for any celebration. Marty & Jan Keary are the ultimate Host & Hostess who always welcome you with a smile and such energy! Elise Testo & Kyla Manny are wonderful to work with and make the whole day move smoothly through each transition of your day. The gorgeous Inn and grounds themselves are the perfect backdrop for a sure to be unforgettable day. Give them a call and check out this place, you will not be sorry!