30 Reviews
10-300
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About The Desmond Hotel

A Venue As Unique As You Are.

The Desmond Hotel is a banquet hall for couples in the Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy areas. This elegant hotel venue features a number of indoor and outdoor spaces for couples, all of which possess tasteful accents, from columns and chandeliers to flowers and fountains. The establishment sits only a mile from the Albany International Airport.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 300, couples can choose from six ceremony locations:

  • Fort Orange courtyard under the pergola
  • Fort Orange koi pond
  • King Street courtyard fountain
  • Fort Orange ballroom
  • King Street ballroom
  • High Street ballroom


Services Offered
In order to ensure that the couple’s special day runs smoothly, the venue offer services that include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering and car
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the Albany International Airport


Cuisine
The Desmond Hotel offers award-winning catering and bar services. Custom menus can be provided and tailored to meet any dietary needs or restrictions.

Other Services
In addition to the wedding ceremony and reception, The Desmond Hotel can also host the following events:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Next day brunch

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Albany

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We were very happy with the team at the desmond. We hit a few bumps along the road when our original event planner left, but we got Erin who was very professional and exactly what we needed. We had the most amazing wedding and reception.

Profile Picture Sarah, 9/9/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
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5.0

We had our reception here. Everything went smoothly, and all the folks were easy to work with, particularly Amanda S. We changed things up numerous times during the planning process and Amanda handled it all with ease. We are very glad we choose this venue. Can't say enough good things. The setting, the food, the drinks--all were first rate. In addition, the guests who stayed at the Desmond were very pleased with their rooms.

Profile Picture Elizabeth , 8/26/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Accommodations, In-House Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Set Up, Wireless Internet, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Parking, Shuttle, Audio Equipment, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Tables

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Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
300
Guest Minimum
10
Event Spaces
22
Type
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel
Style
Classic, Elegant, Unique
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Off-Peak Season Months:
January
February
March
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
300
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
10
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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House Beer
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The Desmond does everything with class that is hard to match. They have two very Grande ballrooms both with indoor open-air courtyards that are unlike any other reception venue I know. So much space for everything and the food is exceptional. On a personal note, you will be absolutely delighted with the catering manager Don Edmond and all the wedding staff as they are incredibly professional and take care of everything. Their goal is always to make couples and their families delighted and they do!!

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660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211   See On Map
800-448-3500 (phone)
The Desmond Hotel is a wedding venue from Albany servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy. The Desmond Hotel is a professional venue that has been part of the Capital District wedding industry since 1974 specializing in traditional, religious, non-religious and LGBTQ events.