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Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel

Albany, NY View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
34 reviews
$11k - $15k For 100 Guests

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$11k - $15k For 100 Guests

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is a unique wedding venue located in Albany, New York. This stylish hotel features a number of indoor spaces for your ceremony and reception that can accommodate wedding parties of all sizes. The property sits less than a mile from the Albany International Airport and is conveniently located directly off Exit 3 of the Northway I-87, making it easy to access for out-of-town guests.

Facilities and Capacity

With a maximum capacity of 540 in a reception setting, couples have six locations to choose from at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel for their wedding. Exchange vows under the pergola in the Fort Orange courtyard, a beautiful indoor garden terrace setting with a charming koi pond nearby. A second King Street courtyard is also available for your ceremony, with beautiful landscaping and 36' high ceilings with atrium skylights.

Couples who envision a modern ballroom setting have the choice of three ballrooms of varying sizes to best fit your event. Each wedding includes a private hospitality suite for the happy couple and their party to use as a get-ready area before cocktail hour. Blocks of guest room accommodations can be arranged for guests, and a complimentary overnight room is provided for the newlyweds.

Services Offered

The team at Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel offers a myriad of services and amenities to help you make your vision a reality. This includes customized event planning and in-house catering and bartending services. The award-winning culinary team is happy to create a custom menu and tailor their dishes to suit any dietary restrictions or requirements. You are also invited to choose from the hotel's predesigned wedding packages for convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$105

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$105

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

22

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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?

Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
September
October
November
December
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34 Reviews

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    Emily M. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Wonderful Wedding Venue!

    We had a fabulous experience working with the staff at the Desmond. From the very beginning, Jack Roddy and Amanda were so helpful and flexible. They listened to what we wanted and executed the day of. The space is beautiful, and it allows for a lot of creativity. We utilized the King street ballroom, Mr. D's for late night and the coi pond for brunch. We highly recommend this venue!

    Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel's reply:

    Hi Emily,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful review, and thank you again for choosing us to host your wedding event. We are so glad to hear that your experience was fabulous, and executed to your vision. Congratulations again and best wishes on your new life together!
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    Caitlin S. Married on 02/29/2020
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    No Place Better!

    Our entire wedding weekend was amazing thanks to Amanda and the staff at the Desmond. We started with a rehearsal and dinner to follow and ended with a breakfast the day after the wedding. We had an awesome after party in the tavern with food. I didn’t worry about any of the small details and we were able to do everything on site. All of the food was amazing. The Desmond worked with all of our vendors and both of us had places to get ready. They provided top notch service all weekend.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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Team

Amanda Stankavich
Amanda Stankavich
Catering Sales Manager

Amanda has been with the hotel since 2013 and loves working with couples to make their special day a reality. She has experience working with diverse couples including Pakistani, Punjabi, Mehendi, Haldi, Pithi, Sangeet, and Nikah cultural wedding traditions.

Joanne Salerno
Joanne Salerno
Catering Sales Manager

Joanne is new to our team, and loves working with couples to create events based on their unique tastes and experiences.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Paul Saunders Photography Paul Saunders Photography Wedding Photographers

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
800-448-3500
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