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