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10-300
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About The Desmond Hotel Albany

A Venue As Unique As You Are.

Fall in LOVE all over again...at The Desmond.

 

Weddings are all about YOU, and your unique desires for your special day. Our dedicated planners will work with you from start to finish to create your dream wedding – covering everything from the most extravagant, to the smallest, of details.  Call 800-448-3500 to schedule a site tour with our wedding planners, and see the most unique event venue in the Albany - Saratoga area.

Are you dreaming of romantic elegance? A setting that is outdoor-like, yet you never have to worry about the weather? Our beautifully landscaped indoor courtyards offer a unique atmosphere that is breathtaking year-round with our large koi pond, fountains, brick pathways, balconies and large atrium skylights.  Our graceful ballrooms are elegant, with beautiful woodwork and antique chandeliers – the perfect setting for a gorgeous wedding reception that will have your guests talking for years to come.  

 Our couples travel from all over the country to experience our elegant décor, world class attention to service, and award-winning cuisine.  From the rehearsal dinner, to the ceremony, cocktail reception, dinner reception, next day brunch and overnight rooms for your guests - no one does it like The Desmond.

 We have been specializing in weddings for over 40 years, let our experts create the perfect day for you.  

 

Choose the venue as unique as you are.

We invite you to experience The Desmond.

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
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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
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
300
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
10
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Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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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 Albany is a wedding venue from Albany servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy. The Desmond Hotel Albany 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.