The Desmond Hotel

660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Desmond Hotel

The Desmond Hotel, Albany is a unique wedding venue 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 less than a mile from the Albany International Airport.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 540, 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
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the Albany International Airport


Cuisine
The Desmond Hotel, Albany 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 Albany can also host the following events:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Next day brunch
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30 Reviews for The Desmond Hotel

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Sarah · Married on 09/09/2017

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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.

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    Elizabeth · Married on 08/26/2017

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    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.

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The Desmond Hotel FAQ

  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 105.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 105.00
  • 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? $ 18.50
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 540
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • 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, Chair Covers, 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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    Save on your 2019 Wedding!

    Book Your Wedding at The Desmond and SAVE 5%

    • Wedding must be held between January 1 - December 30, 2019.
    • Discount is not valid on weddings booked prior to October 16, 2018.
    • Discount is valid on listed prices for our Silver, Gold & Platinum wedding packages only.
    • Discount is not valid on room rental, rehearsal fees, ceremony fees, upgraded catering and/or bar options, or custom packages. Please ask your Catering Sales Manager for full details.

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  • Paul Saunders Wedding Photography
    Paul Saunders Wedding 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 See on map
    518-620-4586 (Phone number)

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