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:
In order to ensure that your special day runs smoothly, we offer services that include:
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.
In addition to hosting your wedding ceremony and reception, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel can also host the following events:
32 Reviews for Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel
Recommended by 95% of couples
13 User photos
Danielle P. · 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
Caitlin S. · Married on 02/29/2020
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
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
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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!!