The Desmond Hotel Albany is a unique wedding venue for couples in the Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy areas. This elegant 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 classic 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:
In order to ensure that your special day runs smoothly, we offer services that include:
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, or you can choose from our preset Silver, Gold and Platinum wedding packages.
In addition to hosting your wedding ceremony and reception, The Desmond Hotel Albany can also host the following events:
31 Reviews for The Desmond Hotel
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Danielle Payne · Married on 07/05/2019
Blown away by the experience!
The food was amazing! The banquet staff were awesome! Decorating crew awesome! Thanks so much to Amy and Danielle who stepped in to make sure my big day was perfect! You guys rock!Sent on 07/07/2019
Sarah · Married on 09/09/2017
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
Bailey · Married on 09/02/2017
We held our wedding at The Desmond Hotel a couple of weeks ago and were completely blown away by the entire experience. It was everything we wanted and more. From our rehearsal, to the wedding to a brunch the day after - they went above and beyond to make sure our special day was everything we dreamed of. Amanda, our sales coordinator, was terrific - we can't say enough about how helpful she was from the day we booked all the way through to following up the day after to make sure we were happy. She was so thorough, organized and patient - even with my one million questions leading up to the event. She made sure that every detail - down to the accent linens and menu placement were perfectly arranged to the way we had discussed in the months leading up. She made us feel as if our wedding was as important to her as it was to us. We had many of our guests stay at the hotel and they were treated wonderfully. Notably, we got lots of compliments on the shuttle service to the airport - everyone found it incredibly easy and helpful. If you're looking for a venue in the Albany region where you can have your guests stay on site and want a terrific experience for all involved, I can't recommend these guys enough!Sent on 09/12/2017
The Desmond Hotel's reply:Hi Bailey, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and feedback with us. We are so happy to hear about the wonderful service you received from Amanda and the rest of our staff. Congratulations, and thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special day!
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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!!