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The State Room is a wedding 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:
- All-inclusive packages
- Audio equipment
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:
- Cocktail reception
- Hors d'oeuvres
In addition to custom-crafted floral centerpieces and a master pianist for ceremonies held at the venue, The State Room also offers an 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.
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The State Room will forever be part of us!
Our wedding day was on September 24th and it truly was something indescribable. It was a fairytale. From the second we booked, Tom and Lisa were there for us every step of the way. I was a SLACKER of a bride. It was overwhelming and too much at times. All of that would go away as soon as I’d talk to Lisa on the phone or my other half would go and talk to Tom.
The food - words can’t even begin to explain. We had our beautiful tasting event at the venue and from that point on we told all of our guests “please come hungry… this isn’t your typical wedding meal.”
People are still raving about the selection, presentation, and overall deliciousness of every single thing. (The mini Beef Wellingtons … let me tell you… we are still hearing about those!)
The day wouldn’t have gone the way that it did without the support from Tom and Lisa. They did everything they could to make this the best day of our lives. You’re not talking to a car salesman when you enter this establishment. You’re talking to genuine, caring and incredible people that truly love what they do.
The venue alone looks like a dream with the uplighting and ambiance. The service is top notch. I am so happy something in the universe led my husband and I here.
Lastly— I laugh because I can’t tell you how many times people asked me… “who’s your caterer?”
The VENUE is! Tom and Lisa are! Lisa is behind the scenes putting your dream wedding together for you while you’re getting ready. Tom HIMSELF (owner of the venue) comes and picks you up to bring you to where you are getting married. He then stands with you and fluffs your dress, gives you tissues, makes sure everything is as you can imagine. While he’s being this incredible, his side kick Lisa is putting the fairytale together at the venue.
When the reception starts, Tom is now getting his team together in the kitchen to COOK for all of your guests. You heard me right. He went from tux, to chef outfit, back to tux after everyone ate, etc.
Tom and Lisa both kept us in check the entire time and made sure we didn’t get sucked into missing opportunities. Lisa grabbed my hand and led me to the cake cutting because it seemed impossible to be able to take a second to do so. They both made sure we got night time photos. They both made sure Daniel and I got one on one time during cocktail hour. They made sure we ate. They packed up every single entree for us for leftovers (which we ate all week.)
I could go on and on forever. These two made the best day of our lives an absolute dream. My gratitude will never be enough.
The State Room will hold a place in our hearts forever. Everyone thought Tom and Lisa were family members because of how involved they were! Well, we were okay with that. Because they truly made us feel as so. But, no, they are not. They are just incredible at what they do and go above and beyond to make your special day the greatest day of your life! Thank you. We are still on cloud 9!
A perfect day!
The wedding day itself was perfect! We wanted a simple but elegant ceremony and Tom made sure that was possible. We had both our ceremony and reception at the State Room and they were able to make this a quick and seamless transition. During the reception, our guests were provided with champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and service that was A+. Renee, who was covering for Lisa that day, was sensational! She made sure that my mom did not have to wait in line for drinks. Additionally, I asked her to make sure my Pop was able to sample any and every hors d'oeuvre. She went above and beyond...SHE BROUGHT HIM HIS OWN SAMPLER PLATE. He is still talking about it! The only complaint that we have heard so far was that hors d'oeuvres were so good that few people had room for dinner. But don't worry, the portions for dinner were the best I have experienced thus far!
One of the things many people told me prior to the wedding was to make sure Danielle and I got alone time to embrace the moment. The State Room did that and it was the highlight of our night. We were provided with food, champagne and our signature drinks. But most importantly, we were provided with time to be husband and wife.
Another thing they did that can't go unmentioned was make our daughter Katie feel like it was her big day too! Katie sat centerstage with us. Throughout the process Lisa checked in to make sure that Katie's wants would be met (including her having chicken nuggets and cupcakes). Katie still talks about "the best day ever!!!"
Mike and Danielle
Couldn't have asked for better
There are a lot of reviews that talk about the food, but that's because it truly is unlike any other wedding venue I've been to. Everything is delicious, it's all freshly cooked on site, and just the amount of food alone makes the State Room completely worth it. They also provide takeaway boxes for anyone who wants to take their food home with them, which is something you so rarely see at other venues. It was such a nice perk that everyone at our wedding was super appreciative of.
Overall I can't say enough good things about the State Room and I'd strongly recommend choosing them as your venue, because they will bend over backwards to ensure your wedding is the best day of your life!
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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!!
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