The Orchards Hotel, a hotel in Williamstown, Massachusetts, hosts weddings for the nearby Albany, New York area for couples seeking a classic venue. The Hoosic River runs only miles from this ballroom, where couples can choose to say their vows and host their reception.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can enjoy an intimate wedding with a guest list maximum of 120. Inside, the Cabaret Ballroom stretches upward with cathedral ceilings and warm decor. Other rooms feature wood-burning fireplaces and large windows. Outdoors, couples can marry in the courtyard encompassed by gardens or on the meticulously cared-for lawn overlooking the distant Berkshires.
Sweet Brook Farm Tented Wedding
Rustic yet elegant Sweet Brook Farm is an enchanting venue for up to 300 guests. This authentic farm is a gem nestled in the heart of the Berkshires with spectacular views that make a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding.
In an effort to make couples’ big day worry-free, The Orchards Hotel offers the following services and products:
The venue’s catering includes full bar service and numerous food service options. Couples have the option of off-site catering with the culinary team as well. They will customize a menu to meet couples’ needs, including dietary restrictions such as gluten free, kosher, lactose free, no pork, nut free, organic, vegan and vegetarian diets. They offer serving styles including:
Orchards Catering can serve up the following types of cuisine for a couples’ wedding:
The Orchards Hotel consists of 49 guest rooms available at group rates for your wedding, each with a view of the quaint courtyard or rolling Berkshires.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Lisa · Married on 09/05/2015
Our wedding day surpassed our expectations for many reasons, but in large part due to the role the Orchards played. They were our primary vendor, used for the ceremony, reception, and catering. Janell acted as our wedding planner, organizing and orchestrating the whole day for us, flawlessly. She was an absolute pleasure to work with – always professional, responsive, very organized, flexible, and has a genuinely warm and welcoming personality that makes you feel comfortable and allows you to be yourself. Working with Janell throughout this process made planning easy, and more importantly, really fun.
We were the first couple to use the outdoor venue at Sweet Brook Farm. Janell handled all of the logistics and rentals, and it came together perfectly. We hadn’t seen the space (even in pictures) set up for an event, never mind a wedding with 180 guests. Our guests, and me and my husband, were completely blown away by how absolutely beautiful the venue looked on the day of. You never would have known it was their first time doing an event there – the set up was perfect and the execution was flawless. We owe tremendous thanks to Janell for her vision and planning, and to her and her staff for the incredible job they did on the day of.
Our guests raved about the food (including the brownie sundae bar, which was a huge hit). Chef was really wonderful to work with. He was flexible and especially helpful when it came to suggestions for foods that worked well together, fit with our vibe, and worked for the style of meal we were serving.
The staff was absolutely incredibly. So helpful all day and night, and happy – we truly felt they shared in the joy of the day with us.
The accommodations were wonderful. All of our guests were very impressed with their rooms. As for my husband and me – we felt completely spoiled in the beautiful suite! I cannot say enough about the Orchards and most definitely recommend for any/all of their wedding services.
Carolyn · Married on 08/18/2018
We were so lucky to have found The Orchards hotel online when we started our search for wedding venues. Not saying we are demanding, but we did have specific needs and wants when it came to our wedding. We can absolutely say that we found exactly what we were looking for at The Orchards. From the first walk through to our wedding day we did all of our communication and planning with Erin Poplaski, the Catering Sale Manager. She is extremely knowledgeable, gracious and easily accessible which was huge for us. Knowing that I could email her and have a response sometimes within the hour was extremely comforting. She put all of our worries at ease and met with us multiple times before the big day to ensure everything went smoothly. She never showed annoyance even though we would go over the same thing 100 hundred times. She understood our vision and how we wanted the day to not only go, but look and feel as well. I think that is a very hard job to do, but she did it so incredibly. Included in our package we got a weekend in their Suite, food tastings, convenient room blocks for traveling guests, and a much anticipated anniversary stay next year! (Plus so much more!)
We have a young son and our biggest concern was making sure he was comfortable during our weekend stay. Erin, Michelle the Hotel Manager, and all the staff made sure he had everything he needed. They would run milk to his room and expedite his orders so he wouldn't have to wait long for his food. Everyone was so caring and sweet to him and all of our families. From the moment we checked in till we checked out we were treated like gold! The wedding went as smooth as we could of ever imagined. Unfortunately for us, the weather was not cooperating so it ended up inside. The ceremony room is intimate and beautiful. Also the food is beyond delicious (both restaurant and event food)! Everyone loved their meals!!
This hotel is elegant but it's subtle simplicity is the sweetest touch.
Amy · Married on 02/10/2018
Erin was amazing to work with! We couldn’t have picked a better place to get married. The Orchards was the ideal setting for our winter wedding, including all the associated events. The weekend was perfect thanks to Erin and her team! Erin was with us every step of the way, had great suggestions, and worked tremendously hard to make our day/weekend so special. The day (actually, the whole weekend) exceeded our expectations, and our wedding day was literally the best day ever! Thanks again, Erin, for making our wedding truly unforgettable!
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