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River Stone Manor

Schenectady, NY View map
$11k - $15k For 100 Guests

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$11k - $15k For 100 Guests

River Stone Manor, a historic estate in the Albany, New York area, hosts weddings for couples looking for a classic venue. The ballroom inside the venue and fifteen acres of trees and landscaping outside the venue provide plenty of space for couples to celebrate their wedding day. Located about 30 minutes outside of Albany, River Stone Manor sits on the Mohawk River near Maalwyck Park.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 220 guests to join them in celebrating their wedding. The outdoor ceremony space lies on the banks of the Mohawk River surrounded by Oak trees. The banquet hall hosts larger receptions. Placed atop a knoll, this facility offers views of the river through its full wall of windows. The hall also has French doors that open to a luxurious patio. For smaller receptions, The Terrace Tent upon a brick patio sits just 30 feet from the river. The terrace boasts a tile and granite bar as well as ceiling fans and sides that can be opened depending on the weather.

Services Offered
A bridal suite in the estate’s home offers space for the couple and wedding party to get ready prior to the ceremony and reception. The venue also provides the following services:

  • Audio equipment
  • Cake
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Decor
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Furniture
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Parking
  • Setup
  • Tents


Cuisine
The venue caters weddings with full in-house bar service and catering services that can meet any dietary needs, such as gluten free, kosher, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan and vegetarian requests. They offer around-the-world cuisine in any cultural style couples desire, and can provide the following serving styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Waterfront

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?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

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
Furniture
Lighting
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

93 Reviews

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5.0
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Julia J. Married on 08/07/2021
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    Top quality food

    Beautiful grounds! Food is outstanding! We ordered all three dishes and shared them because it was so good. Plenty of space and an all around great value.
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    Jennifer H. Married on 10/17/2020
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    Beautiful venue

    We got married last weekend at River Stone Manor and we couldn't be more happy with the outcome of our wedding. Skip and Samantha at River Stone were EXCELLENT in terms of helping us organize the perfect reception. They were extremely responsive and professional. The outside area there is beautiful, right along the river. The inside banquet hall is also beautiful. The food was AMAZING! Our guests still continue to comment on their delicious food! We would definitely recommend this to others for any type of wedding, showers, parties, etc. We absolutely plan on holding future events here. Thank you again!! :)

    River Stone Manor's reply:

    Thank you Jennifer for your kind words. I am glad that you and your guests were happy with everything. It was a pleasure working with you and Dan. We wish you the very best =]
  • Michelle
    Michelle A. Married on 09/26/2020
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    A Beautiful Wedding, Even in a Pandemic

    My husband and I chose to get married during a pandemic. The good news? Pretty much any date we wanted was available!

    The hard news? We had government requirements about how many people could attend, health requirements, masked servers, hand sanitizers set out as favors for the guests, and no dancing. We also opted to have our wedding and reception outside to help guests to feel more spaced out and comfortable with Covid concerns. The outdoor tent was a beautiful space for our reception on a lovely fall day.

    River Stone Manor was so flexible with us a we sought to have a beautiful ceremony in a difficult time. My family could not decide where the bride and bridesmaids were going to get ready. We ultimately ended up requesting to rent a space to get ready in the Manor. Skip made this happen, even at the last minute. He had delicious mimosas provided for us, as well as a small smattering of snacks. Our hairdresser was able to come and style all bridesmaid's hair just before the ceremony. It ended up feeling like a little party of close friends and family before the grander party.

    Our meals were incredible. My husband and I especially enjoyed the vegetable risotto that we selected for an appetizer. Our food was warm and delicious, servers were friendly, and Skip and other leaders were flexible and helpful in providing suggestions and guidance as we made our decisions. We thoroughly enjoyed having our wedding at River Stone Manor. We are so thankful for all of your hard work.

    River Stone Manor's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Michelle.I am so glad that you were happy with everything and that we were able to help in making your wedding day special.

Awards

  • 93
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Trinity Cottage Wedding Officiants Trinity Cottage Wedding Officiants Wedding Officiants

Skip Sgarlata, Maureen and the staff are the BEST in the Capital Region. I love officiating weddings at River Stone Manor because everything is done with the smallest of details attended to, the grounds are breathtaking, and the staff are on top of everything. You will have nothing to worry about when you book your wedding there. Promise. My highest recommendations!

Viscosi Photography Viscosi Photography Wedding Photographers

I have loved working at River Stone since it opened, it is the perfect wedding location. Many beautiful spots for photos, a photographers dream location. Excellent food and a fantastic staff. When I work at River Stone Im working with friends and we work as a team.

Gourmet Confections Gourmet Confections Wedding Cakes

River Stone Manor is not only THE Most Beautiful Venue around but ALL Of Skips staff are equally Beautiful in soo many ways!! From the Breath Taking Grounds to the inside of Elegance Ballroom you can be Absolutely reassured your every Attention to detail will be Promised from start to finish! I am Very Proud to be with River Stone Manor and have been since almost Their Very start! Your Dreams Will Always come to life here at River Stone Manor~

Map

1437 Amsterdam Rd Schenectady, NY, 12302
5183828322
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River Stone Manor frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at River Stone Manor?

River Stone Manor includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At River Stone Manor, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

River Stone Manor includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At River Stone Manor, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at River Stone Manor includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of River Stone Manor in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by River Stone Manor for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at River Stone Manor for wedding events?

River Stone Manor offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does River Stone Manor offer?

River Stone Manor offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does River Stone Manor offer for wedding events?

River Stone Manor offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does River Stone Manor have available for wedding events?

River Stone Manor offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend River Stone Manor and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

River Stone Manor is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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