Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel

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

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is a unique wedding venue for couples in the Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy areas. This newly renovated hotel features a number of indoor spaces for your ceremony and reception, including two beautiful indoor courtyards with 30' and 36' tall ceilings and large skylights, and three gorgeous ballrooms that can accommodate wedding parties of all sizes. The property sits less than a mile from the Albany International Airport and is located directly off Exit 3 of the Northway I-87, making it convenient for traveling guests.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 540, couples can choose from six locations for their wedding:

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

Services Offered
In order to ensure that your special day runs smoothly, we offer services that include:

  • Overnight accommodations and guest room wedding blocks
  • A complimentary overnight room for the married couple
  • Customized event planning
  • In-house catering and bar services
  • A private hospitality suite for you and your wedding party before your reception
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the Albany International Airport
  • Creative on-site photo locations for your "first look" as well as your entire wedding party before or after your ceremony

Cuisine

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel offers award-winning catering and bar services. Custom menus can be provided and tailored to meet any dietary needs or restrictions, or you can choose from our preset Silver, Gold and Platinum wedding packages.

Other Services
In addition to hosting your wedding ceremony and reception, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel can also host the following events:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor party
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Next day brunch
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Recommended by 95% of couples


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

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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.

    Sent on 01/27/2021
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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.

    Sent on 09/22/2017

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Crowne Plaza Albany – 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
  • 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?
    $ 18.50
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • 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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  • 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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    518-620-4586 (Phone number)
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