The State Room is a banquet hall for couples looking to wed in the Albany, New York area. This downtown city venue features large open spaces with warmly colored walls and golden chandeliers. Step inside The State Room to find a romantic space away from the bustling city right outside the doors; this venue sits a five-minute walk from Albany City Hall and ten minutes from Jennings Landing on the Hudson River.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 230 guests to join them in celebrating their wedding at The State Room. This historic venue features two event spaces. Vaulted and painted ceilings stretch overhead. Gold-embossed marble columns match the massive walls in the large and open space of this venue's ballroom. WIth the couple's choice of uplighting reflecting off these polished walls, the stunning glow provides an atmosphere to keep people partying all night long.
The wedding planners at the venue assist couples with their ceremonies and receptions at The State Room. The venue offers the following events and services:
The venue provides overnight hotel accommodations for couples following the celebration of their marriage. Guest accommodations can be made through the venue's suggested hotel.
The team at The State Room works to ensure all parts of the event delight couples choosing this venue. Premium liquor, a champagne toast and signature drinks are just some of the in-house bar offerings. With an on-site kitchen, the venue's chefs are able to prepare a menu suited to the couple's desires, whether this means modern fare or a traditional family recipe. They offer the following catering styles:
In addition to custom-crafted floral centerpieces and a master pianist for ceremonies held at the venue, The State Room also offers antique car service for couples.
This venue, constructed in 1901, was Albany's first skyscraper. The building served as Albany's City & County Savings Bank. Details of its history are evident in the elegant 20th-century architecture as well as remnants of its past that remain, such as large metal bank vault doors.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Alyssa · Married on 09/10/2016
They don’t lie when they say your wedding is going to be over the top!! My husband and I got married a little over 2 weeks ago and are STILL hearing from our guests how outstanding the food was to how gorgeous the venue was. From the second I walked into The State Room I knew I had to get married there. The atmosphere, the staff…everything was picture perfect from the moment we stepped thru that door to find a venue for our special day. Its so hard to put into words how grateful we are for Tom, Eric, Tara and all the other amazing staff that is behind the scenes until the day of the wedding. This venue is not just a wedding hall, its an experience of a lifetime with a staff that practically becomes your family thru the process. Up to the last few weeks leading up to the wedding I had to be calling them at least 2 -3 times a week asking them questions and confirming things. Eric and Tara were very patient and attentive with my questions and reassured me every step of the way that everything would be PERFECT!
The day of the wedding Tom was by my side every step of the way up until we got to the the venue. He picked up my dad and I in the Cadillac and made sure we were hydrated until the church ceremony. He helped me in and out of the car, watched my veil and held my dress and was constantly making sure I was doing okay. After the ceremony when we were going around taking pictures he was just as attentive with me during picture taking and making sure things ran smoothly. Once we arrived to The State Room, he went back into the kitchen himself with other staff members and made an outpouring amount of food with beautiful presentation!
As for Eric, thru this whole process I felt like I had a best friend by my side and he made me laugh every step of the way. He is very personable, loving and makes sure you are his number one priority the entire day!
Unfortunately on here, I can't fit everything I have to say but overall- they're OVER THE TOP-BEST VENUE EVER! XO
courtney · Married on 11/03/2018
Out of this world
Our family, friends, and ourselves were blown away by this venue. I can’t tell you how incredible this venue is. Eric, Tara, and Tom are amazing people and keep you on track and informed throughout the entire process. I was never once panicked when planning my wedding. The State Room included so much that it was a pain free wedding planning process. I had read reviews before visiting this place and I now know that every word I read was true. My husband and I had the absolute best day ever and we owe it all to the amazing staff at The State Room. You are treated as family from the very beginning. Our guests raved about the food, portions, and ambiance. I would do our wedding all over in a heart beat with The State Room.
Nicole · Married on 09/08/2018
Over the Top! The Perfect Venue!
What I say here cannot even begin to cover how happy we were with The State Room. Our wedding was 9/8/18. From the moment we even went to see the venue, Eric, Tara, and Tom were wonderful. They made us feel at easy. The venue was beautiful, but we walked out deciding to go with that venue because of how comfortable we felt our wedding would be in great hands.
Throughout the planning process, Eric and Tara were always reachable. They made planning a breeze. Any request was met, and executed beyond expectations. During our rehearsal, everyone was impressed with how efficient and awesome Eric was with handling our large party.
On our wedding day, Tom was with me for our first look and photos. He had every possible thing covered, from mints and water to encouraging words. All morning he just kept making sure I was happy, that was all that mattered to him.
Our wedding was so beautiful. We had both the ceremony and reception at The State Room. My husband and I were given VIP treatment, the guests were amazed at both the quantity and quality of the food, and the wait staff kept everything running smoothly. We felt so well taken care of. Even after the wedding, everything was packed up for us and we didn't have to worry about anything.
I couldn't recommend this venue more. For ease of planning, for the beauty of the venue, for the value, for the wonderful team you get to work with. Everything.
Tom and his courteous and friendly staff at the State Room are a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend the State Room to anyone looking for a truly unique venue in Albany. The professionalism is unparalleled.
The breathtaking view from the main events area is unforgettable. And the experience and skill of the events team always makes weddings go perfectly. It's a special experience to photograph at the stateroom, because it's always apparent that guests are having a special life experience. I highly recommend them!
I LOVE THIS VENUE!!! Tom, Eric and their entire staff are THE BEST!!! 10 STARS!! Just Incredible Service & Cuisine! They really take pride in what they do for their couples! They will go out of their way to make your day SPECTACULAR!!