The Mansion Inn, a Victorian mansion in the Albany, New York area, hosts weddings for couples who want a vintage or rustic look for their special day. With the historic mansion and a barn location for couples to choose from, this venue hosts events as individual as couples themselves. Located a fifteen-minute drive from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, this venue is both convenient and private.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 150 guests to join them on this four-acre estate. The grounds are well-kept and filled with gardens and ponds, where you can find The Mansion Inn's two resident swans. Couples can host their reception in a grand tent on the property with solid wooden flooring, or inside one of the two indoor locations. A reception in the mansion takes place in the parlors with fireplaces, large windows and antique decor. The barn exudes rustic charm with warm wooden walls and beams, as well as circular chandeliers overhead and plenty of natural light.
Couples who choose not to use the mansion as the location for their ceremony or reception, and instead take advantage of the elegant property or rustic barn, still have access to the inn and surrounding areas. The Mansion Inn provides the following services to couples for their wedding:
Focusing on the individualization of couples and their weddings, The Mansion Inn offers no predetermined packages as catering options. Instead, their head chef, Rick Bieber, works with couples to create a unique menu for their event.
Ten suites can be found inside the venue, each with massive period beds and private baths. Each room is uniquely styled and decorated with antique furniture and cozy linens. Some rooms contain fireplaces and all boast large windows that look out over the grounds of the mansion.
The Mansion Inn was first built as a 23-room estate in 1866. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the inn served as a residence to The Paper Bag King, George West. After 150 years the house remains much the same as it appeared in its conception.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Rick Marchant · Married on 10/06/2018
We can’t wait to have another wedding here!
Everything about the Mansion Inn is enchanting. The grounds, the exceptional staff, chef Rick, our planner Annie (The A Team), the quirky historic buildings..... We can’t say enough about how grateful we are.
Kristyn · Married on 09/22/2018
I honestly don't even know where to begin. The Mansion was an absolute dream. The moment I walked into The Mansion I felt like family, and I knew right away it was the venue for us. I didn't even look at another venue! (When you know, you know!) The Mansion is a creative's dream. What drew me to them initially was the flexibility of their space! There's SO much to play with! I also loved how we never had to leave the property the entire weekend. It made for a smooth, relaxing, and wonderful weekend.
The staff at the Mansion deserve so much more praise than I can put into words. I went into the planning process with a very specific vision and theme - and they encouraged my creativity throughout! Chef Rick took my ideas for dinner and developed an absolutely amazing menu that was so perfect for our day. My guests were floored by how delicious and exciting all of the food was! (Also, huge shoutout to the fun signature drinks, and all of the bartending staff!) I also can't leave this review without mentioning dessert. Holy cow. The desserts were just as creative as cocktail hour and dinner. Between the cake, the churros, the candied apples, and the Mickey-shaped rice kripsie treats - our guests had enough sugar to keep them dancing all night long! :D Seriously amazing.
Annie, the event coordinator, is brilliant. She was so easy to talk to, flexible, eager to answer any questions I had, and was such an integral part of our day. She honestly seemed as excited for our wedding as we were - and encouraged our creativity throughout! Her attentiveness the day of was a lifesaver. I think she has spider-senses, because every time I felt a little overwhelmed she was at my side asking if I needed anything! I honestly can't thank her enough.
Also huge shoutouts to Lori, Regina, and everyone else at The Mansion for making our wedding magical. Unfortunately there isn't enough space to thank everyone enough. Choosing The Mansion was the best decision I could have made! <3
Kaitlyn · Married on 09/08/2018
We had three pieces of criteria when we set out looking for a venue for our wedding: somewhere that could do everything in one location, allowed full customization, and was a unique, completely private setting. The Mansion delivered all of this and more, in spades. Lori, Annie, and Rick have so much combined experience that the entire process felt as smooth as cutting into Chef Rick’s perfectly prepared filet. They were prepared to guide us over every speed bump we expected to experience, which was a needed relief as our to-do list grew.
For the venue itself, as a couple that had recently moved into a historic, Victorian-style building, it was the perfect setting for us, and an incredible subject for our guests’ Instagram. We used every structure on the grounds for our wedding, and the flow could not have been more-natural—as flawlessly facilitated by Annie—throughout the day and evening.
The icing on the cake was that Chef Rick did and incredible job bringing our tastes to life with his menu. Our combination of traditional station dining and tapas helped ensure we could bring the best of what, and how, we enjoy eating at weddings into our own reception. He even created a beautiful cupcake tower, which we knew we wanted rather than cake from the onset. Needless to say it was hard narrowing down what we wanted from the tasting, but we definitely appreciated the leftovers! Our guests’ one gripe was that they wish they had superhuman appetite to eat more of the incredible food.
To round it off, being able to have all of our closest friends stay with us at The Mansion, and having Annie there to check in on everything along the way made the weekend as special as we could’ve hoped. We can’t thank her enough for helping us stay focused on our special moment and not every detail of the wedding, which was executed to perfection.
The Mansion was the second and last venue we looked at—we still can’t get over the feeling we stumbled upon a gem.
The Mansion Inn is so beautiful. The ladies that run it are pretty cool too. They are so friendly and run a wedding at top notch. I'll never forget the first wedding I captured there, there were purple butterfly moths that appeared out of nowhere inside the tent right after the ceremony and then they were gone, it was amazing to see! If you are looking for a venue just on the outskirts of Saratoga, this is your place! Out of the Ordinary Photography looks forward to capturing more events there in the future!
We love working with the great ladies at the Mansion Inn. Fabulous venue! Gorgeous setting! Professional and fun!! Always look forward to a wedding at this exquisite location as it is absolutely one of the best in the area!
Such an "Beautiful & Unique" Wedding Venue! I love this place!! Very Chill and Fun Vibe. GREAT Staff & Cuisine! If you are looking for an Outdoor Venue - Stop Looking Right Now and Book Them TODAY!