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Birch Hill Catering

Castleton On Hudson , NY
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LOCATION

1 Celebration Way
Castleton on Hudson, NY US 12033 (map)

PHONE

518-732-4444

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Down a country lane, just fifteen minutes from Albany is a destination where wedding dreams come true. Birch Hill exudes the casual elegance you seek for your most treasured times. From... Read more
Down a country lane, just fifteen minutes from Albany is a destination where wedding dreams come true. Birch Hill exudes the casual elegance you seek for your most treasured times. From our spacious ballrooms, to the outdoor pavilions, lawns, ponds, and terraces, the 60 acres of Birch Hill invite you to celebrate.

Your personal bridal consultant will help you create the wedding of your dreams. Thousands of weddings, three generations, and 76 years of experience means you’ll be in the right hands every step of the way.

Please call us to find out how we can make your dreams become a reality. You can reach us at 518-732-4444, or 800-834-4440. For further information, please take a look at our website – www.BirchHillCatering.com Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
60000

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1987
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm / Barn, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
11000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar / Arch Arrangements, Barware, Chair Covers, Chairs, China, Chocolate Fountain, Dance Floor, Decor, Flatware, Glassware, Lights, Linens, Lounge Furniture, Photo Booth, Staff, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1987
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm / Barn, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1200
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR UNIQUE SERVICES

What specialty service(s) do you provide?
Animals for Parties, Ceramics, Crafts & Art Parties, Chocolate Fountains, Dance Instructor, Dove & Butterfly Release, Event Insurance, Fireworks, Human Statue, Ice Carving, Laser Games, Murder Mystery, Security Services, Tarot Card Reading, Valet Parking

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Michael
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughters wedding took place on 9/13/14 and prior to this I had no idea how much planning goes into a wedding being this is my only child. We checked several venues and found that we were going to have to do most of the work and we were discouraged to say the least. It was recommended by my ex-wife that we drive over to Birch Hill which we did. Upon arriving there we met a lady by the name of Belinda Shumway and after talking to her for about five minutes we were completely confident in what she presented,what a relief. Not only did Belinda talk the talk she walked the walk beyond our wildest dreams. Not only this but Belinda was ill at the time and hospitalized and still reassured us that our daughters wedding would be takin care of,vrry impressive to say the least. Belinda is the major leagues of wedding planning and her twenty plus years of experience shined through. Belinda is caring, pleasant,loving and very passionate about her work in every detail. She gives a schedule and it's paint by numbers from there,she takes care of the rest. the wedding rehearsal was a great time,and I quote she said "Wait tip tomorrow we are going to have a blast" she wasn't kidding. On the day of the wedding she took care of everyone and everything all we had to do was show up,unreal. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and so many people 180 plus said it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they had ever attended,and I agree.Belinda was not only our wedding planner ,we now consider her a part of our family.

With much love ,Thank you very much Belinda, Michael Fuller (Father of the Bride)
My daughters wedding took place on 9/13/14 and prior to this I had no idea how much planning goes into a wedding being Read more...
My daughters wedding took place on 9/13/14 and prior to this I had no idea how much planning goes into a wedding being this is my only child. We checked several venues and found that we were going to have to do most of the work and we were discouraged to say the least. It was recommended by my ex-wife that we drive over to Birch Hill which we did. Upon arriving there we met a lady by the name of Belinda Shumway and after talking to her for about five minutes we were completely confident in what she presented,what a relief. Not only did Belinda talk the talk she walked the walk beyond our wildest dreams. Not only this but Belinda was ill at the time and hospitalized and still reassured us that our daughters wedding would be takin care of,vrry impressive to say the least. Belinda is the major leagues of wedding planning and her twenty plus years of experience shined through. Belinda is caring, pleasant,loving and very passionate about her work in every detail. She gives a schedule and it's paint by numbers from there,she takes care of the rest. the wedding rehearsal was a great time,and I quote she said "Wait tip tomorrow we are going to have a blast" she wasn't kidding. On the day of the wedding she took care of everyone and everything all we had to do was show up,unreal. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and so many people 180 plus said it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they had ever attended,and I agree.Belinda was not only our wedding planner ,we now consider her a part of our family.

With much love ,Thank you very much Belinda, Michael Fuller (Father of the Bride) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Jodi
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our son's Bar Mitzvah reception at Birch Hill. Belinda was our coordinator and she was fantastic!! From start to finish she was there. She suggested a Tuscan table for the kids where they could all sit together without being cramped. It was amazing! The food was outrageously good. We did a buffet for the adults and one for the kids. The adult buffet was set up along different walls so people weren't so crowded trying to get to the food. The kids buffet was off to the side near their table. I can't rave enough about how wonderful Belinda was. She made sure everything went according to plan and let us enjoy our night, worry-free. Our friends, family and even the kids can't stop talking about what a good time they had. I am very thankful that we found Birch Hill and Belinda! Thank you for making our son's event unforgettable!
We had our son's Bar Mitzvah reception at Birch Hill. Belinda was our coordinator and she was fantastic!! From start to Read more...
We had our son's Bar Mitzvah reception at Birch Hill. Belinda was our coordinator and she was fantastic!! From start to finish she was there. She suggested a Tuscan table for the kids where they could all sit together without being cramped. It was amazing! The food was outrageously good. We did a buffet for the adults and one for the kids. The adult buffet was set up along different walls so people weren't so crowded trying to get to the food. The kids buffet was off to the side near their table. I can't rave enough about how wonderful Belinda was. She made sure everything went according to plan and let us enjoy our night, worry-free. Our friends, family and even the kids can't stop talking about what a good time they had. I am very thankful that we found Birch Hill and Belinda! Thank you for making our son's event unforgettable! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Barbara
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Our family held our parent's 80th Birthday celebration in the Conservatory Ballroom on 8/2/14. The room was set up and decorated exactly to my specifications. It was beautiful. Aside from the food being delicious, every bit of it, the food was hot, the beverages were cold, and the coffee/tea was hot...all as it should be. Our family and guests all raved about it. And the service was very professionally done. Servers were available to our guests at each station and worked quietly and professionally, so much so that we didn't even know they were there. I am very picky when it comes to things like this. Our event coordinator never made me feel like I was asking for too much; quite the opposite, she made suggestions that really brought everything together. And she was in the building and visited our event 3 or 4 times just to make sure we were happy and all was going according to plan. We came back to Birch Hill for this celebration, after having celebrated our parent's 50th wedding anniversary there 11 years ago, because we knew our event would be special, exactly what we wanted for our parents. It was exactly that. And we would come back to Birch Hill again in a heartbeat. Thank you just doesn't seem enough.
Our family held our parent's 80th Birthday celebration in the Conservatory Ballroom on 8/2/14. The room was set up and Read more...
Our family held our parent's 80th Birthday celebration in the Conservatory Ballroom on 8/2/14. The room was set up and decorated exactly to my specifications. It was beautiful. Aside from the food being delicious, every bit of it, the food was hot, the beverages were cold, and the coffee/tea was hot...all as it should be. Our family and guests all raved about it. And the service was very professionally done. Servers were available to our guests at each station and worked quietly and professionally, so much so that we didn't even know they were there. I am very picky when it comes to things like this. Our event coordinator never made me feel like I was asking for too much; quite the opposite, she made suggestions that really brought everything together. And she was in the building and visited our event 3 or 4 times just to make sure we were happy and all was going according to plan. We came back to Birch Hill for this celebration, after having celebrated our parent's 50th wedding anniversary there 11 years ago, because we knew our event would be special, exactly what we wanted for our parents. It was exactly that. And we would come back to Birch Hill again in a heartbeat. Thank you just doesn't seem enough. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I am in a wedding and we had the bridal shower at Birch Hill.. We worked with Amy who was a sweetheart and beyond helpful.. The planning was such an easy experience.. The day of the shower was amazing. The decorations were perfect, the staff was friendly, and the food was off the charts.. The veggies at the omelet station were fresh, and the tortellini ala vodka was scrumptious.. We had other food that was great too.. For desert - the sundae bar was over the top great.. All of our guests raved about how beautiful everything was and how delicious the food was.
I am in a wedding and we had the bridal shower at Birch Hill.. We worked with Amy who was a sweetheart and beyond Read more...
I am in a wedding and we had the bridal shower at Birch Hill.. We worked with Amy who was a sweetheart and beyond helpful.. The planning was such an easy experience.. The day of the shower was amazing. The decorations were perfect, the staff was friendly, and the food was off the charts.. The veggies at the omelet station were fresh, and the tortellini ala vodka was scrumptious.. We had other food that was great too.. For desert - the sundae bar was over the top great.. All of our guests raved about how beautiful everything was and how delicious the food was. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, , Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Ginger
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill is the place you want your wedding. It is beautiful to begin with inside and out! Pictures come out amazing! Belinda helped us so much and was there to make everything run smoothly! The food was amazing from the rehearsal dinner barbecue to the cocktail hour and wedding reception dinner! Our guests raved about the food! I couldn't be happier with the compliments! The horse and carriage ride to the wedding ceremony outside was picturesque and made my daughter truly look like a princess! This was one of their options that closed the deal! If you choose birch hills you will not be disappointed!
Birch Hill is the place you want your wedding. It is beautiful to begin with inside and out! Pictures come out amazing! Read more...
Birch Hill is the place you want your wedding. It is beautiful to begin with inside and out! Pictures come out amazing! Belinda helped us so much and was there to make everything run smoothly! The food was amazing from the rehearsal dinner barbecue to the cocktail hour and wedding reception dinner! Our guests raved about the food! I couldn't be happier with the compliments! The horse and carriage ride to the wedding ceremony outside was picturesque and made my daughter truly look like a princess! This was one of their options that closed the deal! If you choose birch hills you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Michele
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill Catering and Belinda were amazing.
It is the most beautiful venue both inside and out! I am positive that our pictures will come out amazing. The guests raved about the food at both our rehearsal dinner as well as the wedding. We were taken care of by Belinda and we always had food and drink ready for us.
Our cocktail hour was so amazing that many guests thought it was the buffet so they were shocked when they realized there was dinner as well.
I highly recommend Birch Hill for any couple!
Birch Hill Catering and Belinda were amazing.
It is the most beautiful venue both inside and out! I am positive that Read more...
Birch Hill Catering and Belinda were amazing.
It is the most beautiful venue both inside and out! I am positive that our pictures will come out amazing. The guests raved about the food at both our rehearsal dinner as well as the wedding. We were taken care of by Belinda and we always had food and drink ready for us.
Our cocktail hour was so amazing that many guests thought it was the buffet so they were shocked when they realized there was dinner as well.
I highly recommend Birch Hill for any couple! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill is a beautiful venue with a high caliber staff and service that goes above and beyond your expectations. Belinda is a great asset to this organization. She makes the wedding planning process simple and all of her recommendations were a great fit for us. She really took the time to get to know what we liked and didn't try and force anything on us. She treated us like family.

The food was great, the bartenders were quick and knew their craft and the space was well organized, clean and just looked amazing. They partnered well with the other vendors we chose.

When we arrived late to our own cocktail hour due to circumstances beyond our control, they did their best to accommodate us with out making us feel rushed. It was just what we needed to relax and get ready for the night ahead.

We would gladly recommend this place to anyone!
Birch Hill is a beautiful venue with a high caliber staff and service that goes above and beyond your expectations. Read more...
Birch Hill is a beautiful venue with a high caliber staff and service that goes above and beyond your expectations. Belinda is a great asset to this organization. She makes the wedding planning process simple and all of her recommendations were a great fit for us. She really took the time to get to know what we liked and didn't try and force anything on us. She treated us like family.

The food was great, the bartenders were quick and knew their craft and the space was well organized, clean and just looked amazing. They partnered well with the other vendors we chose.

When we arrived late to our own cocktail hour due to circumstances beyond our control, they did their best to accommodate us with out making us feel rushed. It was just what we needed to relax and get ready for the night ahead.

We would gladly recommend this place to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Kristin thank you so much for thinking of Birch Hill to share in your special day. We had so much fun planning and I love some of the pictures I have seen you looked stunning. It is always a honor when you get to do both sisters wedding love your family please keep in touch and again thank you for choosing Birch Hill.
Belinda and the Staff of Birch Hill Catering
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter Kristin's wedding was fantastic! The food was amazing, service was friendly, and professional. The management and staff went all out to make Kristin's day a dream come true. 6 out of 5 stars. Thank you Birch Hill for an outstanding reception. Jenny Scheitinger
My daughter Kristin's wedding was fantastic! The food was amazing, service was friendly, and professional. The management Read more...
My daughter Kristin's wedding was fantastic! The food was amazing, service was friendly, and professional. The management and staff went all out to make Kristin's day a dream come true. 6 out of 5 stars. Thank you Birch Hill for an outstanding reception. Jenny Scheitinger Read less
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Jennifer and Jeff
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
There is no other way to rate Birch Hill and Amy Folger than a 5 out of 5, unless this site let us give them a 10. A perfect venue for our laid-back BBQ style, outdoor wedding and reception. We couldn't have been happier with the way we were treated, listened to and accommodated. Even if an outside event isn't your thing- you have got to see the inside ballrooms and reception areas Birch Hill has. The entire place is beautiful and Amy Folger from their staff knows her stuff and will plan a perfect day for you.
There is no other way to rate Birch Hill and Amy Folger than a 5 out of 5, unless this site let us give them a 10. A Read more...
There is no other way to rate Birch Hill and Amy Folger than a 5 out of 5, unless this site let us give them a 10. A perfect venue for our laid-back BBQ style, outdoor wedding and reception. We couldn't have been happier with the way we were treated, listened to and accommodated. Even if an outside event isn't your thing- you have got to see the inside ballrooms and reception areas Birch Hill has. The entire place is beautiful and Amy Folger from their staff knows her stuff and will plan a perfect day for you. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Dear Jen & Jeff,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! It was such a pleasure working with you and your family! We had a wonderful time at your event and hope we get to work together in the future!

Sincerely,

Birch Hill Staff
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Jim
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill was a great place for my daughter's wedding. Easy to get to and end-of-road location makes it easy to park and get around without any traffic issues. The on-site manager (Amy) was attentive and upbeat throughout. The staff was very professional and friendly. A truly positive experience!!
Birch Hill was a great place for my daughter's wedding. Easy to get to and end-of-road location makes it easy to park and Read more...
Birch Hill was a great place for my daughter's wedding. Easy to get to and end-of-road location makes it easy to park and get around without any traffic issues. The on-site manager (Amy) was attentive and upbeat throughout. The staff was very professional and friendly. A truly positive experience!! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing wedding at Birch Hill. I worked with Belinda Shumway. She went above and beyond for us. She was very easy going, professional, caring, and considerate. She was there for us whenever we needed her. The food at Birch Hill was out of this world. Absolutely amazing! The wait staff was very attentive. The grounds at Birch Hill are absolutely gorgeous and my photographer got to capture every moment. I would recommend Birch Hill to anyone! I will greatly miss Belinda!
We had an amazing wedding at Birch Hill. I worked with Belinda Shumway. She went above and beyond for us. She was very Read more...
We had an amazing wedding at Birch Hill. I worked with Belinda Shumway. She went above and beyond for us. She was very easy going, professional, caring, and considerate. She was there for us whenever we needed her. The food at Birch Hill was out of this world. Absolutely amazing! The wait staff was very attentive. The grounds at Birch Hill are absolutely gorgeous and my photographer got to capture every moment. I would recommend Birch Hill to anyone! I will greatly miss Belinda! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Kristy and Michael you truly are a amazing couple I so much see the love between the two of you. We had such a good time planning the wedding and the night of and you do not have to worry about missing me we are going to stay in touch. Thank you for letting me and the team at Birch Hill share in your big day. To a life time of happiness. Love Belinda and the team at Birch Hill Catering
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Victoria
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We are overjoyed with our decision to have our wedding at Birch Hill! Belinda and her team of amazing people we so good to us. We had a limited budget and she was totally willing to work with us to make our day perfect. Many guest raved about how beautiful the place was and that the food was delicious. The staff was very plesant and helpful and kept making sure the bride and groom were taken care of at all times. The best part is that Belinda and her team run a tight ship keep the stress off of the bride and groom, which was exactly what we needed. I could go on and on but there aren't enough words to express how grateful I am to her and eveyone at Birch Hill for an amazing amazing time! We love Birch Hill and have already thought about planning another party there in the future!
We are overjoyed with our decision to have our wedding at Birch Hill! Belinda and her team of amazing people we so good to Read more...
We are overjoyed with our decision to have our wedding at Birch Hill! Belinda and her team of amazing people we so good to us. We had a limited budget and she was totally willing to work with us to make our day perfect. Many guest raved about how beautiful the place was and that the food was delicious. The staff was very plesant and helpful and kept making sure the bride and groom were taken care of at all times. The best part is that Belinda and her team run a tight ship keep the stress off of the bride and groom, which was exactly what we needed. I could go on and on but there aren't enough words to express how grateful I am to her and eveyone at Birch Hill for an amazing amazing time! We love Birch Hill and have already thought about planning another party there in the future! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Victoria thank you so much for the kind words to myself and the team at Birch Hill we where so happy to share in your special day. You both looked amazing and your guests had such a good time. Can not wait to see the both of you soon for that drink I promised you both. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness
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Skip & Dara
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Words are hard to come by to express my sincere gratitude to Belinda and Candy. My daughter had a rather unique wedding and reception and it came off without a hitch. We checked out many venues but Birch Hill was the only one willing to accommodate her desires.
As my son-in-law is in the military we needed a contract that would allow a change in date without any penalty, Belinda came through.
Belinda's knowledge and expertise made for a totally stress free event. All of our guests commented on how perfect everything was.
Words are hard to come by to express my sincere gratitude to Belinda and Candy. My daughter had a rather unique wedding Read more...
Words are hard to come by to express my sincere gratitude to Belinda and Candy. My daughter had a rather unique wedding and reception and it came off without a hitch. We checked out many venues but Birch Hill was the only one willing to accommodate her desires.
As my son-in-law is in the military we needed a contract that would allow a change in date without any penalty, Belinda came through.
Belinda's knowledge and expertise made for a totally stress free event. All of our guests commented on how perfect everything was. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Skip and Dara

Thank you for the kind words and for letting Birch Hill share in your daughter and son in laws special day. Everyone had so much fun laughing and dancing can not wait to see the pictures. Your whole family where so much fun to work with and you can feel the love. I wish them many many years of happiness. Love Belinda and the Birch Hill Team
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently were married at Pats Barn in Troy, NY. We planned all details from California and flew into the area for our nuptials. Our budget was extremely limited and a lot of the caterers listed wouldn't work with what my husband and I were willing to spend, except Amy Folger from Birch Hill Catering. She suggested a BBQ and it was a delicious BBQ! Not only was the food above expectations but so was the event details and planning. Amy immediately brought calm to my world of crazy the moment I met her. She was patient with the millions of questions from the moms, and held all our hands as we approached the wedding day. The ceremony was beautiful and the interior linens and set up were perfect. Having a Wedding is such a whirl wind of emotions I have no clue what I would've done without her. Linda who also works for the wedding planning for Birch Hill was so attentive throughout the whole day just making sure I was happy, I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful delicious day. I recommend Amy and Linda to everyone and anyone for any occasion and Birch Hill Catering to all as well, what a great company.
My husband and I recently were married at Pats Barn in Troy, NY. We planned all details from California and flew into the Read more...
My husband and I recently were married at Pats Barn in Troy, NY. We planned all details from California and flew into the area for our nuptials. Our budget was extremely limited and a lot of the caterers listed wouldn't work with what my husband and I were willing to spend, except Amy Folger from Birch Hill Catering. She suggested a BBQ and it was a delicious BBQ! Not only was the food above expectations but so was the event details and planning. Amy immediately brought calm to my world of crazy the moment I met her. She was patient with the millions of questions from the moms, and held all our hands as we approached the wedding day. The ceremony was beautiful and the interior linens and set up were perfect. Having a Wedding is such a whirl wind of emotions I have no clue what I would've done without her. Linda who also works for the wedding planning for Birch Hill was so attentive throughout the whole day just making sure I was happy, I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful delicious day. I recommend Amy and Linda to everyone and anyone for any occasion and Birch Hill Catering to all as well, what a great company. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Dear Brittany,

Thank you for the kind words! We had a blast at your wedding and loved working with you and your family! We are so happy that we could accommodate you and give you the reception you were hoping for! We hope we get the opportunity to work with you and your family again in the future!

Sincerely,

Birch Hill
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Amy
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express my gratitude to Belinda and the staff at Birch Hill!! Belinda was so helpful in helping to plan our wedding and I'm so grateful for all of her help! The wedding ceremony and reception went off perfectly, and that's because of the awesome service that we received. All of the servers and people working at the reception were great, especially Darcy! All of our guests had a wonderful time and are still raving about the food!! Everyone said how relaxed I looked, and that's no doubt due to Belinda and the staff at Birch Hill. Thank you, again!!
Words cannot express my gratitude to Belinda and the staff at Birch Hill!! Belinda was so helpful in helping to plan our Read more...
Words cannot express my gratitude to Belinda and the staff at Birch Hill!! Belinda was so helpful in helping to plan our wedding and I'm so grateful for all of her help! The wedding ceremony and reception went off perfectly, and that's because of the awesome service that we received. All of the servers and people working at the reception were great, especially Darcy! All of our guests had a wonderful time and are still raving about the food!! Everyone said how relaxed I looked, and that's no doubt due to Belinda and the staff at Birch Hill. Thank you, again!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Amy

Thank you so much for the kind words you and your family where so much fun to work with I can not wait to see the pictures. Thank you for sharing your special day with us at Birch Hill.

Love Belinda and the Birch Hill Team
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Heather
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely stress free. Very professional beautiful experience. Birch Hill went above and beyond to make my dream wedding come true. Highly reccomended
Absolutely stress free. Very professional beautiful experience. Birch Hill went above and beyond to make my dream wedding Read more...
Absolutely stress free. Very professional beautiful experience. Birch Hill went above and beyond to make my dream wedding come true. Highly reccomended Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Mike
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
After considering several options, we decided Birch Hill offered the best value for our daughter's wedding and were far from disappointed. Amy was amazing! Always available, infinitely patient and invariably several steps ahead of us, she ensured the ceremony and reception occurred without a single problem. The food and drink were equally amazing and Conservatory Ballroom was absolutely gorgeous. Top notch all the way! Thank you Birch Hill!
After considering several options, we decided Birch Hill offered the best value for our daughter's wedding and were far Read more...
After considering several options, we decided Birch Hill offered the best value for our daughter's wedding and were far from disappointed. Amy was amazing! Always available, infinitely patient and invariably several steps ahead of us, she ensured the ceremony and reception occurred without a single problem. The food and drink were equally amazing and Conservatory Ballroom was absolutely gorgeous. Top notch all the way! Thank you Birch Hill! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words Mike! It was such a pleasure working with you and your family, I am so thrilled you had a wonderful time! We were so pleased you thought to reuse Birch Hill for another one of your events and hope we get the chance to work with you again in the future!
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Heather
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I LOVED and I mean LOVED our wedding at Birch Hill. Belinda was amazing, and I cannot stop raving about her. She was always there for my husband and myself. Belinda would help us with any decision and was always honest and fair with us. Belinda and her staff went above and beyond for us. She took it upon herself to come to my hotel and steam my dress for me. She made our day special and made it run smooth. The food was phenomenal. All our guests LOVED the macaroni and cheese (we added flank steak to it). Belinda and her staff were always there for us during the wedding and reception. I did not know until I watched a video of the ceremony, as I walked down the isle that Belinda was making sure my train was perfect. I could not thank her enough. Steven (the president) was always pleasant and caring to our needs and concerns also. We were lucky enough to have the wedding in the Conservatory and the reception in the Columbia Ball Room. We were truly blessed and grateful for all that Belinda and her staff did for us. They catered our rehearsal dinner, which was inexpensive, wonderful and so delicious. Birch Hill is so amazing and I cannot say anything negative about it. We will be going up for our anniversary and hopefully they can recreate our dinner.

Thank you again for making our day special and beautiful.

Heather and Will
I LOVED and I mean LOVED our wedding at Birch Hill. Belinda was amazing, and I cannot stop raving about her. She was Read more...
I LOVED and I mean LOVED our wedding at Birch Hill. Belinda was amazing, and I cannot stop raving about her. She was always there for my husband and myself. Belinda would help us with any decision and was always honest and fair with us. Belinda and her staff went above and beyond for us. She took it upon herself to come to my hotel and steam my dress for me. She made our day special and made it run smooth. The food was phenomenal. All our guests LOVED the macaroni and cheese (we added flank steak to it). Belinda and her staff were always there for us during the wedding and reception. I did not know until I watched a video of the ceremony, as I walked down the isle that Belinda was making sure my train was perfect. I could not thank her enough. Steven (the president) was always pleasant and caring to our needs and concerns also. We were lucky enough to have the wedding in the Conservatory and the reception in the Columbia Ball Room. We were truly blessed and grateful for all that Belinda and her staff did for us. They catered our rehearsal dinner, which was inexpensive, wonderful and so delicious. Birch Hill is so amazing and I cannot say anything negative about it. We will be going up for our anniversary and hopefully they can recreate our dinner.

Thank you again for making our day special and beautiful.

Heather and Will Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Colleen
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My sister's wedding was wonderful! Belinda was very accommodating and helpful to us through the whole planning process. The night of the wedding Belinda and her staff made the evening happen without any glitches. Everything went smoothly and on time. Birch Hill is a wonderful and beautiful place for a wedding and I highly reccommend it to any bride!
My sister's wedding was wonderful! Belinda was very accommodating and helpful to us through the whole planning process. Read more...
My sister's wedding was wonderful! Belinda was very accommodating and helpful to us through the whole planning process. The night of the wedding Belinda and her staff made the evening happen without any glitches. Everything went smoothly and on time. Birch Hill is a wonderful and beautiful place for a wedding and I highly reccommend it to any bride! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Hello Colleen and thank you . Weare very glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to have the opportunity to see you here to enjoy our services again. Your Sister and family were great to be able to help with theeir plans. Sincerely Steven Feldman
President Birch Hill "Catering to all your tastes"
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Debra
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with the planning of the wedding. The night went very smoothly . Everyone had a wonderful evening.
We were very happy with the planning of the wedding. The night went very smoothly . Everyone had a wonderful evening.
We were very happy with the planning of the wedding. The night went very smoothly . Everyone had a wonderful evening. Read less
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Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank yo from all of us here at Birch Hill Where we do our best to "Cater to all your tastes"
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Dale
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I was very impressed with the outstanding job that Birch Hill and their staff did for my sister-in-laws wedding reception. I had recommended Birch Hill as one of the venues to look at for the wedding and am very happy that I did. Belinda was very accommodating and went the above and beyond expectation. The night went seamlessly and any request of the staff was met and attended to with a polite smile. The ceremony in front of the fireplace was like a picture out of Martha Stewart Weddings! The food was excellent, hors d'oeuvres and stations were attractive and unique with a wide variety of options, the rolls were hot and tasty, the salad was interesting and well executed. The main course was hot, flavorful and well presented. The cake was accompanied by an ice cream station and assorted cookies and pastries. They were fresh, inviting and were a nice finish to the meal; gift bags were even provided so that the guests could take them home. Service was cordial, attentive and timely. There was never a wait at the bar for a drink and the beverage selection was top notch. There were many raves by all of the guests and I would definitely recommend their services again!
I was very impressed with the outstanding job that Birch Hill and their staff did for my sister-in-laws wedding reception. Read more...
I was very impressed with the outstanding job that Birch Hill and their staff did for my sister-in-laws wedding reception. I had recommended Birch Hill as one of the venues to look at for the wedding and am very happy that I did. Belinda was very accommodating and went the above and beyond expectation. The night went seamlessly and any request of the staff was met and attended to with a polite smile. The ceremony in front of the fireplace was like a picture out of Martha Stewart Weddings! The food was excellent, hors d'oeuvres and stations were attractive and unique with a wide variety of options, the rolls were hot and tasty, the salad was interesting and well executed. The main course was hot, flavorful and well presented. The cake was accompanied by an ice cream station and assorted cookies and pastries. They were fresh, inviting and were a nice finish to the meal; gift bags were even provided so that the guests could take them home. Service was cordial, attentive and timely. There was never a wait at the bar for a drink and the beverage selection was top notch. There were many raves by all of the guests and I would definitely recommend their services again! Read less
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Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Hello Dale; All of us here at Birch Hill appreciate your kind comments. We are very glad you were pleased with our services and we truly do hope to have the opportunity to provide our services for your friends , family, and associates again. We look forward to that opportunity. Sincerely Steven Feldman, President of Birch Hill "Catering to all your tastes" and all of the associates here at Birch Hill
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Stacey
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I was extremely happy with my wedding at Birch Hill. We worked with Belinda and she was fantastic. She made sure that every detail was taken care of. She made sure that I was relaxed and was getting what I wanted for my wedding. All of my guests raved about the food, from the hors d'oeuvres to the desserts. The staff at Birch Hill was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this venue and catering company to others.
I was extremely happy with my wedding at Birch Hill. We worked with Belinda and she was fantastic. She made sure that Read more...
I was extremely happy with my wedding at Birch Hill. We worked with Belinda and she was fantastic. She made sure that every detail was taken care of. She made sure that I was relaxed and was getting what I wanted for my wedding. All of my guests raved about the food, from the hors d'oeuvres to the desserts. The staff at Birch Hill was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this venue and catering company to others. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Went to a wedding reception here last May, and they did a terrific job. The setting for the ceremony is gorgeous! Especially with the fountain in the background.

It's pretty tough to drive home there at night because it's so dark. You don't expect a place that far in the backwoods off I90 to be anything like what Birch Hill has to offer!

The food is probably the best I've ever had at a wedding!
Went to a wedding reception here last May, and they did a terrific job. The setting for the ceremony is gorgeous! Read more...
Went to a wedding reception here last May, and they did a terrific job. The setting for the ceremony is gorgeous! Especially with the fountain in the background.

It's pretty tough to drive home there at night because it's so dark. You don't expect a place that far in the backwoods off I90 to be anything like what Birch Hill has to offer!

The food is probably the best I've ever had at a wedding! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Birch Hill and worked with Belinda. Words really aren't enough to show our appreciation for everything Belinda did for us and how wonderful she is. She was right there from start to finish never more then an email or phone call away. She was always there to help and is just an awesome and nice person all the way. Everyone at Birch Hill and the people Belinda recommended are top notch. The food was fantastic. Not that here's your pea size meal. You're hungry, eat, it was a full meal that was delicious. My husbands biggest wish for the wedding is that he would eat and not be hungry and he had more then enough. We also went with the open bar and the bar staff was GREAT! We did pay for a second bartender because we were worried about the dreaded wedding bar line, it was hardly any more money and both bartenders were fantastic. We wanted all our guest to have a great time and they did. Everyone said everything was beautiful and perfect. Even my cousin and his wife who work in catering said the food and service was spot on. We were suppose to get married outdoors on a lovely fall day, but mother nature had a different plan. The weather got COLD, freezing. So Belinda had it covered and it was even better. No one was using the other ballroom and let me tell you one of the hardest decisions we had to make was what ballroom to pick. The front ballroom, the Conservatory Ballroom has a very elegant, princess feel with lot of windows. The Columbia Ballroom in the back has a huge beautiful fireplace that was lit and really words can't describe on a cold fall day how perfect that is. It also has a beautiful wood bar and the cathedral ceiling with the wood beams and draped with white curtains that lights up under it, totally awesome. So we had the ceremony in the Conservatory, then the reception in the Columbia and pictures outside. We also did the smores outside at the small fire, we wanted something different then the candy bar. Everything was PERFECT!
We had our wedding at Birch Hill and worked with Belinda. Words really aren't enough to show our appreciation for Read more...
We had our wedding at Birch Hill and worked with Belinda. Words really aren't enough to show our appreciation for everything Belinda did for us and how wonderful she is. She was right there from start to finish never more then an email or phone call away. She was always there to help and is just an awesome and nice person all the way. Everyone at Birch Hill and the people Belinda recommended are top notch. The food was fantastic. Not that here's your pea size meal. You're hungry, eat, it was a full meal that was delicious. My husbands biggest wish for the wedding is that he would eat and not be hungry and he had more then enough. We also went with the open bar and the bar staff was GREAT! We did pay for a second bartender because we were worried about the dreaded wedding bar line, it was hardly any more money and both bartenders were fantastic. We wanted all our guest to have a great time and they did. Everyone said everything was beautiful and perfect. Even my cousin and his wife who work in catering said the food and service was spot on. We were suppose to get married outdoors on a lovely fall day, but mother nature had a different plan. The weather got COLD, freezing. So Belinda had it covered and it was even better. No one was using the other ballroom and let me tell you one of the hardest decisions we had to make was what ballroom to pick. The front ballroom, the Conservatory Ballroom has a very elegant, princess feel with lot of windows. The Columbia Ballroom in the back has a huge beautiful fireplace that was lit and really words can't describe on a cold fall day how perfect that is. It also has a beautiful wood bar and the cathedral ceiling with the wood beams and draped with white curtains that lights up under it, totally awesome. So we had the ceremony in the Conservatory, then the reception in the Columbia and pictures outside. We also did the smores outside at the small fire, we wanted something different then the candy bar. Everything was PERFECT! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Pam
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding took place at 60 State Place. We chose Birch Hill based on the wonderful customer service we received while looking at venues and were not disappointed, receiving the same level of service from Belinda up to and including helping pack everything up at the end of the night.

The food was amazing. I have even had some guests say it is the best food at a wedding they've ever had. Everyone was amazed at how beautiful the venue is.

We also got recommendations for other vendors from Belinda and could not have been happier.
Our wedding took place at 60 State Place. We chose Birch Hill based on the wonderful customer service we received while Read more...
Our wedding took place at 60 State Place. We chose Birch Hill based on the wonderful customer service we received while looking at venues and were not disappointed, receiving the same level of service from Belinda up to and including helping pack everything up at the end of the night.

The food was amazing. I have even had some guests say it is the best food at a wedding they've ever had. Everyone was amazed at how beautiful the venue is.

We also got recommendations for other vendors from Belinda and could not have been happier. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Dear Pam,

Thank you so much for your comments! We had a great time planning your wedding and getting to work with you at the new 60 State Place Property! We hope to get to work together again soon!

Sincerely,
Belinda Shumway
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Ally
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the wedding of my dreams at Birch Hill. The Columbia ballroom has spectacular cathedral ceilings draped in white cloth and has custom lighting. The set up was gorgeous. I got very lucky and had a beautiful fall day for the outdoor ceremony by the pond. I fell in love with this venue because of its beauty and grace. Mary was beyond helpful and accommodating. I could not have asked for more, had a more beautiful wedding or a better time!
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I had the wedding of my dreams at Birch Hill. The Columbia ballroom has spectacular cathedral ceilings draped in white cloth and has custom lighting. The set up was gorgeous. I got very lucky and had a beautiful fall day for the outdoor ceremony by the pond. I fell in love with this venue because of its beauty and grace. Mary was beyond helpful and accommodating. I could not have asked for more, had a more beautiful wedding or a better time! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was perfect! I loved working with Belinda!
Birch Hill went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was perfect! I loved working with Belinda!
Birch Hill went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was perfect! I loved working with Belinda! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at 60 State Place in Albany. Birch Hill did the catering. We were the first event to be held at this new location. Which can be a little nerve recking at times. Belinda & the staff of Birch Hill went far above and beyond all of our expectations to make our wedding a night to remember. The venue looked amazing & the food was so delicious. Belinda definitely made sure our every need was met. We can not thank her enough for all the hard work she put in the day of and the days leading to our event.
Thanks again, Andrew & Ashley Kayser
We had our wedding at 60 State Place in Albany. Birch Hill did the catering. We were the first event to be held at this Read more...
We had our wedding at 60 State Place in Albany. Birch Hill did the catering. We were the first event to be held at this new location. Which can be a little nerve recking at times. Belinda & the staff of Birch Hill went far above and beyond all of our expectations to make our wedding a night to remember. The venue looked amazing & the food was so delicious. Belinda definitely made sure our every need was met. We can not thank her enough for all the hard work she put in the day of and the days leading to our event.
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Services Used: Catering
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Dear Ashley,

Thank you for your kind words! I know it can be scary being the first bride at a new location, but you had such a great attitude while planning your wedding and we are so happy you were just as thrilled as we were with 60 State Place. Your wedding will just be the beginning of other fabulous events there in the future but we will always remember you as our first bride! We hope we get to work with you and your family in the future!

Sincerely,
Birch Hill Catering
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience working with Belinda at Birch Hill! Every time we were at the site for meetings it was as if we were the only couple that mattered to her. Awesome service at a great price. Venue had recently been renovated and looked amazing! We received so many complements about food and service from our guests.
We had an amazing experience working with Belinda at Birch Hill! Every time we were at the site for meetings it was as if Read more...
We had an amazing experience working with Belinda at Birch Hill! Every time we were at the site for meetings it was as if we were the only couple that mattered to her. Awesome service at a great price. Venue had recently been renovated and looked amazing! We received so many complements about food and service from our guests. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Christina
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at Birch Hill this past weekend. Planned on having the wedding outside but the ceremony had to be moved inside due to heavy rain the day before and day of the wedding. The room for the ceremony was decorated beautifully and made up for the disappointment of having to change the venue at the last minute. The food and drinks at the reception was amazing-- both at the cocktail hour and the dinner. The guests expressed to me how good the food was. Belinda really went out of her way to keep everything running smoothly and really did a fantastic job both at the wedding and also helping my daughter and son-in law in the planning stages. Can't say enough good things. The evening went perfectly. I would highly recommend Birch Hill.
My daughter was married at Birch Hill this past weekend. Planned on having the wedding outside but the ceremony had to be Read more...
My daughter was married at Birch Hill this past weekend. Planned on having the wedding outside but the ceremony had to be moved inside due to heavy rain the day before and day of the wedding. The room for the ceremony was decorated beautifully and made up for the disappointment of having to change the venue at the last minute. The food and drinks at the reception was amazing-- both at the cocktail hour and the dinner. The guests expressed to me how good the food was. Belinda really went out of her way to keep everything running smoothly and really did a fantastic job both at the wedding and also helping my daughter and son-in law in the planning stages. Can't say enough good things. The evening went perfectly. I would highly recommend Birch Hill. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Dear Christina,

We are so happy you were pleased with our services on the day of your wedding! Thank you for being so flexible and understanding. We cant control the weather, however, we always strive to create a beautiful setting for you and your guests and accommodate you as best we can! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you on the day of your wedding and hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Birch Hill Catering
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Kim
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We had my daughter's wedding recently at Birch Hill. The ceremony was held at the Brookside Pond and the reception was held in the Columbia Ball Room. Excellent, Excellent!!! Highly recommend. Belinda Shumway and her superb staff provided my daughter with every thing that she wanted to make her day picture perfect. From the ceremony decorations to the exquisite ballroom, Belinda and her staff made every accommodation for my daughter to have her day be exactly what she was looking for. The cocktail reception as well as the dinner and pastries from Bella Napoli were absolutely delicious. We looked at several venues in the Capital District and were very pleased with Birch Hill. Absolutely recommend for brides looking to have a venue with a ceremony and reception in one convenient place. Everyone had a great time!!
We had my daughter's wedding recently at Birch Hill. The ceremony was held at the Brookside Pond and the reception was Read more...
We had my daughter's wedding recently at Birch Hill. The ceremony was held at the Brookside Pond and the reception was held in the Columbia Ball Room. Excellent, Excellent!!! Highly recommend. Belinda Shumway and her superb staff provided my daughter with every thing that she wanted to make her day picture perfect. From the ceremony decorations to the exquisite ballroom, Belinda and her staff made every accommodation for my daughter to have her day be exactly what she was looking for. The cocktail reception as well as the dinner and pastries from Bella Napoli were absolutely delicious. We looked at several venues in the Capital District and were very pleased with Birch Hill. Absolutely recommend for brides looking to have a venue with a ceremony and reception in one convenient place. Everyone had a great time!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your time to write and respond on Amanda and Shauns reception. We truly enjoyed hosting their event and we do appreciate your comments and response. We hope to have the opportunity to help you and your family again Sincerely
Steven M. Feldman
President Birch Hill " Catering to all your tastes"
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had an Indian wedding reception at Birch Hill and could not be happier with every aspect of the experience. Birch Hill is a beautiful venue situated in a green, rustic area not too far from Albany. In that sense, it stands apart from most of the other venue possibilities in the Capital Region. Moreover, there are numerous possibilities of where you can have your event on the grounds (both outdoors and indoors), each of which gives your event a slightly different tenor. Given the beauty and flexibility (both in terms of what your event will look like and the ability to choose vendors), the price is better than right - it is value incarnate!

But beyond all this, the real value of the venue lies in its personnel. In particular, Belinda Shumway, who manages and coordinates the event, is a total superstar. My wife and I are both at varying stages of medical training, meaning we barely have time to cook for ourselves or tie our shoes, let alone plan an event. Belinda basically took on the role of an event planner for us, and step by step made it easy for us to get from where we were to the event we had always dreamed of. She was kind, yet kept us on task when we needed it, pointed us in the direction of great deals for vendors, and came up with great ideas for the event that built on some of our half-imagined visions. And she cared a great deal. In fact, my family remarked afterwards that Belinda was like another family member during the event - someone who took the success of our event so personally that she approached the task with the "zeal of a loving aunt" (yup, direct quote).

Also: a shout-out to Mary, who was there for us in just about every respect the day of the ceremony!

We spent a lot of time in the Capital Region looking around for the right kind of event hall for us. Birch Hill was our favorite in the end: it's a nice place, but the real distinguishing feature is the heart, soul, and energy of Belinda.
My wife and I had an Indian wedding reception at Birch Hill and could not be happier with every aspect of the experience. Read more...
My wife and I had an Indian wedding reception at Birch Hill and could not be happier with every aspect of the experience. Birch Hill is a beautiful venue situated in a green, rustic area not too far from Albany. In that sense, it stands apart from most of the other venue possibilities in the Capital Region. Moreover, there are numerous possibilities of where you can have your event on the grounds (both outdoors and indoors), each of which gives your event a slightly different tenor. Given the beauty and flexibility (both in terms of what your event will look like and the ability to choose vendors), the price is better than right - it is value incarnate!

But beyond all this, the real value of the venue lies in its personnel. In particular, Belinda Shumway, who manages and coordinates the event, is a total superstar. My wife and I are both at varying stages of medical training, meaning we barely have time to cook for ourselves or tie our shoes, let alone plan an event. Belinda basically took on the role of an event planner for us, and step by step made it easy for us to get from where we were to the event we had always dreamed of. She was kind, yet kept us on task when we needed it, pointed us in the direction of great deals for vendors, and came up with great ideas for the event that built on some of our half-imagined visions. And she cared a great deal. In fact, my family remarked afterwards that Belinda was like another family member during the event - someone who took the success of our event so personally that she approached the task with the "zeal of a loving aunt" (yup, direct quote).

Also: a shout-out to Mary, who was there for us in just about every respect the day of the ceremony!

We spent a lot of time in the Capital Region looking around for the right kind of event hall for us. Birch Hill was our favorite in the end: it's a nice place, but the real distinguishing feature is the heart, soul, and energy of Belinda. Read less
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Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! It was such a pleasure working with the both of you and your wonderful families. I truly enjoyed our meetings and planning stages. We always love hosting cultural events at our venues, as they are a fun way to show case our range of expertise. I've enjoyed sharing your photos on our Facebook and to future Brides & Grooms. Please keep in touch, and I hope we get to work together in the future.

Love,

Belinda
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Shannon
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter had her wedding at Birch Hill this past weekend. We were 100% satisfied with Birch Hill and the service they provided. My daughter is an Equestrian and the most important thing to her was to have her horse present at her ceremony. Birch Hill supplied us with the most beautiful outdoor venue possible and Lilly (the horse) was able to participate in the ceremony as ring bearer. Belinda, the wedding coordinator, was both professional and friendly. She listened to all of my daughter's requests and found ways to help her achieve her "perfect" wedding. I could not be happier with Birch Hill, and its staff.
My daughter had her wedding at Birch Hill this past weekend. We were 100% satisfied with Birch Hill and the service they Read more...
My daughter had her wedding at Birch Hill this past weekend. We were 100% satisfied with Birch Hill and the service they provided. My daughter is an Equestrian and the most important thing to her was to have her horse present at her ceremony. Birch Hill supplied us with the most beautiful outdoor venue possible and Lilly (the horse) was able to participate in the ceremony as ring bearer. Belinda, the wedding coordinator, was both professional and friendly. She listened to all of my daughter's requests and found ways to help her achieve her "perfect" wedding. I could not be happier with Birch Hill, and its staff. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Dear Shannon,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We always love planning a wedding with originality and yours certainly had just that! We had so much fun working with you and your family during this event! Thank you for choosing Birch Hill!

Sincerely,
Birch Hill Catering
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Laura
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We signed Birch Hill 14 months in advance. After looking at 12 venues, Birch Hill was the place we knew we wanted to get married at. When telling people our venue location we heard nothing but positive feedback. Belinda accommodated our needs and responded to emails. She was understanding and found solutions to any issue we had. Working with Belinda was easy because she is very knowledgeable and professional. We were encouraged to attend the bridal show which increased our excitement about choosing Birch Hill. The food was phenomenal. We had our ceremony outside even though the weather was not looking in our favor. Birch Hill set up everything and ensured the grounds were flawless before the ceremony. Belinda worked with us the entire wedding and prepared us for everything. The cocktail hour was amazing and most people weren’t even hungry for dinner. Darcy, the bartender, was amazing and several guests complimented her service. Candy was our head server and she made sure we had everything we needed and every guest was accommodated. We have been married for 10 days now and we are still getting compliments on the venue. Most people said this was the best wedding they have ever been to. Birch Hill is definitely a place worth having you wedding at because they know how to please the bride and groom and also all guests at the wedding. I feel that everything was perfect and we could not have asked for a better wedding.
We signed Birch Hill 14 months in advance. After looking at 12 venues, Birch Hill was the place we knew we wanted to get Read more...
We signed Birch Hill 14 months in advance. After looking at 12 venues, Birch Hill was the place we knew we wanted to get married at. When telling people our venue location we heard nothing but positive feedback. Belinda accommodated our needs and responded to emails. She was understanding and found solutions to any issue we had. Working with Belinda was easy because she is very knowledgeable and professional. We were encouraged to attend the bridal show which increased our excitement about choosing Birch Hill. The food was phenomenal. We had our ceremony outside even though the weather was not looking in our favor. Birch Hill set up everything and ensured the grounds were flawless before the ceremony. Belinda worked with us the entire wedding and prepared us for everything. The cocktail hour was amazing and most people weren’t even hungry for dinner. Darcy, the bartender, was amazing and several guests complimented her service. Candy was our head server and she made sure we had everything we needed and every guest was accommodated. We have been married for 10 days now and we are still getting compliments on the venue. Most people said this was the best wedding they have ever been to. Birch Hill is definitely a place worth having you wedding at because they know how to please the bride and groom and also all guests at the wedding. I feel that everything was perfect and we could not have asked for a better wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Pamela
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Birch Hill was delightful, Belinda and staff went above and beyond to make our reception absolutely perfect...never had to worry about a thing. We are still receiving compliments on the quality of the food, sundae bar we had later in the evening and professionalism of staff. Thank you for a great evening for us and our guest!!
Our experience with Birch Hill was delightful, Belinda and staff went above and beyond to make our reception absolutely Read more...
Our experience with Birch Hill was delightful, Belinda and staff went above and beyond to make our reception absolutely perfect...never had to worry about a thing. We are still receiving compliments on the quality of the food, sundae bar we had later in the evening and professionalism of staff. Thank you for a great evening for us and our guest!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Private User
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Birch Hill to any future bride. I reserved the Conservatory Ballroom for our wedding, and we loved it! So many of our wedding guests commented on how beautiful the room was set up, and how delicious the food was! Everything just seemed purely magical. One guest even said the fruit and cheese was amazingly fresh. Many of my guests loved the incredible Maine lobster and thought it was so cool to have lobster at a wedding.

Mary at Birch Hill was the absolute BEST wedding coordinator ever....she was so patient, attentive, kind, and her recommendations to me were just perfect. My wedding was wonderful because of her. She thought of everything to make my day so memorable. I will never forget her.

I also want to thank the great staff at Birch Hill - Kim, Tanya, and Wanita - they were so positive and responsive to my guests as well as my husband and I. They worked so very hard.

The bartender Darcy was great and she was so nice to the little kids who ordered their own (non-alcoholic) Shirley Temples.

I highly recommend any future brides attend Birch Hill's Bridal Show in March to get a feel for what Birch Hill offers - and go hungry!
I would highly recommend Birch Hill to any future bride. I reserved the Conservatory Ballroom for our wedding, and we Read more...
I would highly recommend Birch Hill to any future bride. I reserved the Conservatory Ballroom for our wedding, and we loved it! So many of our wedding guests commented on how beautiful the room was set up, and how delicious the food was! Everything just seemed purely magical. One guest even said the fruit and cheese was amazingly fresh. Many of my guests loved the incredible Maine lobster and thought it was so cool to have lobster at a wedding.

Mary at Birch Hill was the absolute BEST wedding coordinator ever....she was so patient, attentive, kind, and her recommendations to me were just perfect. My wedding was wonderful because of her. She thought of everything to make my day so memorable. I will never forget her.

I also want to thank the great staff at Birch Hill - Kim, Tanya, and Wanita - they were so positive and responsive to my guests as well as my husband and I. They worked so very hard.

The bartender Darcy was great and she was so nice to the little kids who ordered their own (non-alcoholic) Shirley Temples.

I highly recommend any future brides attend Birch Hill's Bridal Show in March to get a feel for what Birch Hill offers - and go hungry! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Alyssa
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding reception at Birch Hill (the pond side pavilion) over the weekend. It was amazing, better than I even could have imagined. We had wanted a Pig roast/BBQ for our wedding, and we chose Birch Hill because they had amazing BBQ food. I am so glad that we did, everything was perfect, from the food to the service. Belinda made sure that we had everything we wanted, (She even sent someone out for a hot dog and chocolate milk because my aunt requested one.) Because of her our day went off without a hitch. Belinda took care of everything; I did not have to worry about a thing. Our Bartender, Mary, was very attentive; our guest never had to wait for a drink, and both the groom and I always had a cold drink in hand. Our Golf driver, Karissa, was very sociable, helpful, and efficient; she took the guest to the main bathroom waited for them, and then drove them back to the party in a timely manner. Our Captain Rebecca and Brenda paid special attention to our entire party, our guest wanted for nothing. If I had to do this all over again I would choose Birch Hill in a heartbeat.
I just had my wedding reception at Birch Hill (the pond side pavilion) over the weekend. It was amazing, better than I Read more...
I just had my wedding reception at Birch Hill (the pond side pavilion) over the weekend. It was amazing, better than I even could have imagined. We had wanted a Pig roast/BBQ for our wedding, and we chose Birch Hill because they had amazing BBQ food. I am so glad that we did, everything was perfect, from the food to the service. Belinda made sure that we had everything we wanted, (She even sent someone out for a hot dog and chocolate milk because my aunt requested one.) Because of her our day went off without a hitch. Belinda took care of everything; I did not have to worry about a thing. Our Bartender, Mary, was very attentive; our guest never had to wait for a drink, and both the groom and I always had a cold drink in hand. Our Golf driver, Karissa, was very sociable, helpful, and efficient; she took the guest to the main bathroom waited for them, and then drove them back to the party in a timely manner. Our Captain Rebecca and Brenda paid special attention to our entire party, our guest wanted for nothing. If I had to do this all over again I would choose Birch Hill in a heartbeat. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was very memorable, everything was amazing. The food, cake and the service. Anything you asked they accommodated. They were with us from the very start to the very end. My event planner Belinda was amazing, the day planner Amy was fabulous and the captain Betty did a beautiful job decorating. We couldn't of asked for anything more.
My wedding was very memorable, everything was amazing. The food, cake and the service. Anything you asked they Read more...
My wedding was very memorable, everything was amazing. The food, cake and the service. Anything you asked they accommodated. They were with us from the very start to the very end. My event planner Belinda was amazing, the day planner Amy was fabulous and the captain Betty did a beautiful job decorating. We couldn't of asked for anything more. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

We at Birch Hill are so happy you enjoyed our Staff and Services, We appreciate your confidence in us and we will do everything in our power to keep earning it every day. Sincerely Steven Feldman President Birch Hill "Catering to all your tastes"
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Livilove
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Our dream wedding was at Birch Hill. The scenery at this venue is so unique - our guests were thoroughly entertained by the wildlife and peacocks roaming on the grounds. They even made an appearance at our outdoor pond side ceremony. Both the inside and outside of Birch Hill are so beautiful and elegant and make you feel special on your wedding day. The service was great by all of the friendly staff at our reception and everything went perfectly for us. The food selections had something for everyone including the children and vegetarian guests.

For coordinators, our captain was Tanya who worked with Amy. The service we received from our coordinators was beyond exceptional. Amy was there to plan with us on our rehearsal and all day on our wedding day. We really can't say enough good things about her, she was just amazing. She made it so every concern was immediately reassured, she paid attention to every detail and really just went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. We didn't stress at all because of our coordinators. Amy bonded with us immediately and also shared a connection with all of our guests! Our parents and all members of the wedding party were raving about how accommodating and pleasant she was to everyone. Our timeline ran perfectly and our day ran so smoothly. We were so pleased with our services from Birch Hill and all of the staff and felt that it was the perfect venue for us! We highly recommend Birch Hill for your wedding!
Our dream wedding was at Birch Hill. The scenery at this venue is so unique - our guests were thoroughly entertained by Read more...
Our dream wedding was at Birch Hill. The scenery at this venue is so unique - our guests were thoroughly entertained by the wildlife and peacocks roaming on the grounds. They even made an appearance at our outdoor pond side ceremony. Both the inside and outside of Birch Hill are so beautiful and elegant and make you feel special on your wedding day. The service was great by all of the friendly staff at our reception and everything went perfectly for us. The food selections had something for everyone including the children and vegetarian guests.

For coordinators, our captain was Tanya who worked with Amy. The service we received from our coordinators was beyond exceptional. Amy was there to plan with us on our rehearsal and all day on our wedding day. We really can't say enough good things about her, she was just amazing. She made it so every concern was immediately reassured, she paid attention to every detail and really just went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. We didn't stress at all because of our coordinators. Amy bonded with us immediately and also shared a connection with all of our guests! Our parents and all members of the wedding party were raving about how accommodating and pleasant she was to everyone. Our timeline ran perfectly and our day ran so smoothly. We were so pleased with our services from Birch Hill and all of the staff and felt that it was the perfect venue for us! We highly recommend Birch Hill for your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Dear Olivia,

Thank you so much for all your kind words! Having a great wedding is easy when you are working with such a great couple! You were all so friendly and sweet, by the end of the night, I felt like part of the family! I loved working with you and hope to see you at Birch Hill again soon!

Sincerely,
Amy
Special Events Sales Manager
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James and Kelly
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill is the ideal venue to have a non-traditional wedding. Whether it is a outdoor or indoor wedding, either way, you won't be disappointed. The staff are very helpful and experienced who assisted us in making our decisions. The Bridal Fair which Birch Hill hosted was phenomenal. There were an abundant amounts of samples for catering services as well as other venues to help guide any couple to have the perfect wedding.
Birch Hill is the ideal venue to have a non-traditional wedding. Whether it is a outdoor or indoor wedding, either way, Read more...
Birch Hill is the ideal venue to have a non-traditional wedding. Whether it is a outdoor or indoor wedding, either way, you won't be disappointed. The staff are very helpful and experienced who assisted us in making our decisions. The Bridal Fair which Birch Hill hosted was phenomenal. There were an abundant amounts of samples for catering services as well as other venues to help guide any couple to have the perfect wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We wanted to have an outdoor wedding, where the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Belinda and staff went above and beyond to make sure every last detail was taken care of and we thank them for that. We had a lot of children at our wedding Belinda has a staff for this the activity director was there to entertain the little ones and it was a huge help for the adults. Our food was BBQ and was amazing. If you are looking for a beautiful spot for outdoor wedding and ceremony location, this is the spot. We had a June wedding the weather can change in a second Belinda and her staff changed and accommodated so we could still have our outdoor ceremony it was just moved inside the pavilion. Thank you Birch Hill for making our wedding wonderful and memorable.
We wanted to have an outdoor wedding, where the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Belinda and staff went above and beyond to Read more...
We wanted to have an outdoor wedding, where the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Belinda and staff went above and beyond to make sure every last detail was taken care of and we thank them for that. We had a lot of children at our wedding Belinda has a staff for this the activity director was there to entertain the little ones and it was a huge help for the adults. Our food was BBQ and was amazing. If you are looking for a beautiful spot for outdoor wedding and ceremony location, this is the spot. We had a June wedding the weather can change in a second Belinda and her staff changed and accommodated so we could still have our outdoor ceremony it was just moved inside the pavilion. Thank you Birch Hill for making our wedding wonderful and memorable. Read less
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Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for all your kind words and the opportunity to help you Celebrate such a Special Day Steven Feldman President Birch Hill
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Viktoriya
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently got married at Birch Hill and the experience was unforgettable. Belinda and Amy were women of their words. I was one of those brides who were calm through the whole planning until it hit the week of. Belinda and Amy knew exactly what to do. Every time I called or e-mailed, I received a response quickly. The food was amazing. I had guests constantly telling me how amazing the food was. It was not your typical cold wedding food. Our captains for the night, Tanya and Tori were always bringing food and drinks to us. If you’re looking to have the best wedding of your life with amazing staff and food then Birch Hill is the place for you. I cannot thank Belinda and Amy enough for everything they have done to make my wedding special!
I recently got married at Birch Hill and the experience was unforgettable. Belinda and Amy were women of their words. I Read more...
I recently got married at Birch Hill and the experience was unforgettable. Belinda and Amy were women of their words. I was one of those brides who were calm through the whole planning until it hit the week of. Belinda and Amy knew exactly what to do. Every time I called or e-mailed, I received a response quickly. The food was amazing. I had guests constantly telling me how amazing the food was. It was not your typical cold wedding food. Our captains for the night, Tanya and Tori were always bringing food and drinks to us. If you’re looking to have the best wedding of your life with amazing staff and food then Birch Hill is the place for you. I cannot thank Belinda and Amy enough for everything they have done to make my wedding special! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Belinda & the entire staff @ birch hill were amazing! As the maid of honor, we had quite a bit of complications (that had nothing to do with birch hill) & had it not been for Belinda's knowledge, experience & advice we would've never been able to pull it off! She accommodated right down to every tiny detail, she went above & beyond all expectations. She & her brilliant staff made the brides day better then perfect, and we are all in debt to them for their kindness & professionalism. If you are looking for a better then perfect place to get married then look no further, Birch Hill is the place, you will NOT be disappointed!
Belinda & the entire staff @ birch hill were amazing! As the maid of honor, we had quite a bit of complications (that had Read more...
Belinda & the entire staff @ birch hill were amazing! As the maid of honor, we had quite a bit of complications (that had nothing to do with birch hill) & had it not been for Belinda's knowledge, experience & advice we would've never been able to pull it off! She accommodated right down to every tiny detail, she went above & beyond all expectations. She & her brilliant staff made the brides day better then perfect, and we are all in debt to them for their kindness & professionalism. If you are looking for a better then perfect place to get married then look no further, Birch Hill is the place, you will NOT be disappointed! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I just got married at Birch Hill and the whole experience was great. From the beginning Belinda made sure the groom and myself where going to have an unforgettable wedding night. Every time I called for something I did not have to wait for a response. Belinda made sure I had everything I wanted plus things that were a surprise. If you are looking to have a time of your life choose Birch Hill. The food taste great, the grounds are absoulity beautiful and they make sure you are well taken care of. Amy and Robin are also great. The entire night they made sure I needed or wanted for any thing.
I just got married at Birch Hill and the whole experience was great. From the beginning Belinda made sure the groom and Read more...
I just got married at Birch Hill and the whole experience was great. From the beginning Belinda made sure the groom and myself where going to have an unforgettable wedding night. Every time I called for something I did not have to wait for a response. Belinda made sure I had everything I wanted plus things that were a surprise. If you are looking to have a time of your life choose Birch Hill. The food taste great, the grounds are absoulity beautiful and they make sure you are well taken care of. Amy and Robin are also great. The entire night they made sure I needed or wanted for any thing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

We appreciate your confidence in us Steven Feldman President Birch Hill "Catering to all your tastes"
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Amber
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
we had my daughter's wedding at Birch Hill and I have to say it was AMAZING!!! Everyone commented on how wonderful the food was and not typical "wedding" food. It was fresh and delicious!
Our Captain was Tonya who also worked with Belinda, Amy and Robin who all were there for every and any need we had. They tended to every detail and we just got to enjoy the evening.
The room looked amazing and the professionalism and courtesy was more than any bride or groom could ask for.
I would highly recommend Birch Hill for your wedding venue!!!
we had my daughter's wedding at Birch Hill and I have to say it was AMAZING!!! Everyone commented on how wonderful the Read more...
we had my daughter's wedding at Birch Hill and I have to say it was AMAZING!!! Everyone commented on how wonderful the food was and not typical "wedding" food. It was fresh and delicious!
Our Captain was Tonya who also worked with Belinda, Amy and Robin who all were there for every and any need we had. They tended to every detail and we just got to enjoy the evening.
The room looked amazing and the professionalism and courtesy was more than any bride or groom could ask for.
I would highly recommend Birch Hill for your wedding venue!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
From my initial phone call when I spoke with Rob, my Birch Hill experience was excellent. My calls, questions, and concerns were readily addressed. I always felt my concerns were Belinda's concerns; she was always available when I needed to discuss an aspect of my event. Candy was so sweet, helpful, and effective throughout the day as we prepared for the event and during the evening of the party she attended to every detail. Belinda was there as well and I felt assured the evening would be a success.
From my initial phone call when I spoke with Rob, my Birch Hill experience was excellent. My calls, questions, and Read more...
From my initial phone call when I spoke with Rob, my Birch Hill experience was excellent. My calls, questions, and concerns were readily addressed. I always felt my concerns were Belinda's concerns; she was always available when I needed to discuss an aspect of my event. Candy was so sweet, helpful, and effective throughout the day as we prepared for the event and during the evening of the party she attended to every detail. Belinda was there as well and I felt assured the evening would be a success. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Tammy
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Our reception was catered by Birch Hill Catering this past weekend. Actually, it was much more than just catered…it was managed and coordinated by Belinda and Candy. Everything from our table and window decorations, dances and other events, on down to the smallest detail was expertly choreographed and executed. My husband and I had nothing to do but to relax and enjoy ourselves. When we were needed for something our coordinator would find us and direct us to the next event. If we or our guests had a question or needed anything the staff went above and beyond to take care of us. It was effortless from our end of things. Yet all the while every member of the Birch Hill staff was in constant motion, tending to us as well as our guests. We were checked on often just to ask if we needed anything; a drink, something to eat, or if we had any special requests.

The food was simply amazing. Starting with cocktail hour, the number and variety of food items on the buffet was incredible. Dinner was served promptly and quickly to all guests. The quality and taste of each of the dishes was superb.

I have nothing but praises for Birch Hill and their staff of professionals. And if anyone I know is looking for someone to manage their next event Birch Hill will be the place I recommend.
Our reception was catered by Birch Hill Catering this past weekend. Actually, it was much more than just catered…it was Read more...
Our reception was catered by Birch Hill Catering this past weekend. Actually, it was much more than just catered…it was managed and coordinated by Belinda and Candy. Everything from our table and window decorations, dances and other events, on down to the smallest detail was expertly choreographed and executed. My husband and I had nothing to do but to relax and enjoy ourselves. When we were needed for something our coordinator would find us and direct us to the next event. If we or our guests had a question or needed anything the staff went above and beyond to take care of us. It was effortless from our end of things. Yet all the while every member of the Birch Hill staff was in constant motion, tending to us as well as our guests. We were checked on often just to ask if we needed anything; a drink, something to eat, or if we had any special requests.

The food was simply amazing. Starting with cocktail hour, the number and variety of food items on the buffet was incredible. Dinner was served promptly and quickly to all guests. The quality and taste of each of the dishes was superb.

I have nothing but praises for Birch Hill and their staff of professionals. And if anyone I know is looking for someone to manage their next event Birch Hill will be the place I recommend. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Today I had my sisters Bridal Shower at Birch Hill in the Conservatory room. Belinda did a phenomenal job in not only helping me to decide on what would be ideal for the type of shower I wanted, but she made it a point to check in on me several times during the event. Candy and Tonya were so crucial to the success of my event. When I tell you I did nothing, I literally mean I did nothing. I was able to walk in the door give them the centerpieces, party favors and a few other decorations and they quickly disbursed them. Not only were they both extremely prompt and professional, they were personable and mixed great with my guests. Their attentiveness allowed me to be able to enjoy the shower as a guest and not an "overseer". Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for Birch Hill in helping me host this exciting event for our families. From the location to the staff to the decorations and food, every detail was thought of. The food was absolutely amazing! Never have I experienced such dedication from an establishment. This shower was more then I could have hoped for and I will forever be grateful that because of their attentiveness I was able to just sit back and enjoy the day! I highly recommend them!
Today I had my sisters Bridal Shower at Birch Hill in the Conservatory room. Belinda did a phenomenal job in not only Read more...
Today I had my sisters Bridal Shower at Birch Hill in the Conservatory room. Belinda did a phenomenal job in not only helping me to decide on what would be ideal for the type of shower I wanted, but she made it a point to check in on me several times during the event. Candy and Tonya were so crucial to the success of my event. When I tell you I did nothing, I literally mean I did nothing. I was able to walk in the door give them the centerpieces, party favors and a few other decorations and they quickly disbursed them. Not only were they both extremely prompt and professional, they were personable and mixed great with my guests. Their attentiveness allowed me to be able to enjoy the shower as a guest and not an "overseer". Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for Birch Hill in helping me host this exciting event for our families. From the location to the staff to the decorations and food, every detail was thought of. The food was absolutely amazing! Never have I experienced such dedication from an establishment. This shower was more then I could have hoped for and I will forever be grateful that because of their attentiveness I was able to just sit back and enjoy the day! I highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

We Thank You for all of your kind words and compliments. We realize how important these occasions are and we like to be as attentive and helpful as possible. Thank You Steven Feldman President Birch Hill
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kelli
Wedding:
3/10/2013
5.0/5.0
On Sunday March 10th, I attended the 77th Birch Hill Catering Hill Bridal Show. I would like to Thank Birch Hall Catering for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing event!!! The staff of Birch Hill goes above and beyond putting this event on.I look forward to working with you and your brides in the future
On Sunday March 10th, I attended the 77th Birch Hill Catering Hill Bridal Show. I would like to Thank Birch Hall Catering Read more...
On Sunday March 10th, I attended the 77th Birch Hill Catering Hill Bridal Show. I would like to Thank Birch Hall Catering for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing event!!! The staff of Birch Hill goes above and beyond putting this event on.I look forward to working with you and your brides in the future Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Debby
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our daughter's wedding at Birch Hill a few years back so we knew the logical caterer for a family baby shower would again be Birch Hill....I cannot say enough good things about Belinda prior to the event as well as Tonya and her entire team on-site....they worked hard, they were professional, the food was delicious and the best part I did not have to worry about a thing. I was able to enjoy our daughter-in-law's baby shower from beginning to end. I have always recommended Birch Hill and will continue to do so!
We had our daughter's wedding at Birch Hill a few years back so we knew the logical caterer for a family baby shower would Read more...
We had our daughter's wedding at Birch Hill a few years back so we knew the logical caterer for a family baby shower would again be Birch Hill....I cannot say enough good things about Belinda prior to the event as well as Tonya and her entire team on-site....they worked hard, they were professional, the food was delicious and the best part I did not have to worry about a thing. I was able to enjoy our daughter-in-law's baby shower from beginning to end. I have always recommended Birch Hill and will continue to do so! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Choosing a caterer was the most important thing on our wedding to-do list. My husband and I are what we consider *food snobs*; we enjoy eating out, trying new things, and usually steer clear of fast food of any type. After doing some research on the list of vendors our venue would accept, we met with Belinda at Birch Hill. Before discussing the experience with Belinda, it is important to mention that the food was outstanding. The tasting embodied more food than we could eat (and I had both my fiance and my maid of honor) and the reception has left many telling us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. People were stock piling plates during cocktail hour just because the food was really that good.
From the tasting to the contract proposal, Belinda did everything in her power to ensure that we were satisfied and confident in her abilities. It did not take us long to work up a contract. While our wedding was in November and was considered off season, the price she quoted was extremely reasonable, and we got every bit of what we paid for. Belinda was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. She made stellar recommendations when it came time to plan the menu, and she really helped guide us in the right direction in terms of what we should expect for both the cocktail hour and the reception. Belinda became much more than a caterer. Because she builds such good relationships, everyone we worked with already knew her. She was able to organize with our DJ, the Canfield Casino of Saratoga Springs and our reverend.
On the day of the wedding, I had no worries or stress. I was simply able to enjoy my day with my husband, family and friends. Belinda was there from the beginning of the process. She handled all issues with grace and professionalism. Not having a wedding planner proved to be no hassle, as Belinda took it upon herself to ensure that our wedding would be everything we wanted to be and more. You will not do any better than Birch Hill.
Choosing a caterer was the most important thing on our wedding to-do list. My husband and I are what we consider *food Read more...
Choosing a caterer was the most important thing on our wedding to-do list. My husband and I are what we consider *food snobs*; we enjoy eating out, trying new things, and usually steer clear of fast food of any type. After doing some research on the list of vendors our venue would accept, we met with Belinda at Birch Hill. Before discussing the experience with Belinda, it is important to mention that the food was outstanding. The tasting embodied more food than we could eat (and I had both my fiance and my maid of honor) and the reception has left many telling us it was the best wedding they had ever been to. People were stock piling plates during cocktail hour just because the food was really that good.
From the tasting to the contract proposal, Belinda did everything in her power to ensure that we were satisfied and confident in her abilities. It did not take us long to work up a contract. While our wedding was in November and was considered off season, the price she quoted was extremely reasonable, and we got every bit of what we paid for. Belinda was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. She made stellar recommendations when it came time to plan the menu, and she really helped guide us in the right direction in terms of what we should expect for both the cocktail hour and the reception. Belinda became much more than a caterer. Because she builds such good relationships, everyone we worked with already knew her. She was able to organize with our DJ, the Canfield Casino of Saratoga Springs and our reverend.
On the day of the wedding, I had no worries or stress. I was simply able to enjoy my day with my husband, family and friends. Belinda was there from the beginning of the process. She handled all issues with grace and professionalism. Not having a wedding planner proved to be no hassle, as Belinda took it upon herself to ensure that our wedding would be everything we wanted to be and more. You will not do any better than Birch Hill. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your very kind words . For the past 77 years our family of owners, sales managers, kitchen ,bartending, dining, and landscaping staff feel the importance of those words. Everyone of us here at Birch Hill are truly focused on how can we help support your very special event to make it even better, with reviews like this we know we are on the right track. Sincerely Steven Feldman President Birch Hill"Catering to all your tastes"
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Le'Asia
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Loved the ceremony! Loved the location! The service was great, the people were friendly & easy to work with! We would highly recommend this venue for anything! Oh & the food is delicious!!!!
Loved the ceremony! Loved the location! The service was great, the people were friendly & easy to work with! We would Read more...
Loved the ceremony! Loved the location! The service was great, the people were friendly & easy to work with! We would highly recommend this venue for anything! Oh & the food is delicious!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Sharon
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill Catering supplied the catering services for our wedding at the
Comfort Inn & Suites- Food was excellent,and displayed exquisitely.Staff
was professional and very accomodating for whatever we asked. Guests
had a wonderful time and are still talking about how beautiful the wedding
was. The night went too quickly and wish we could go back. My only regrets is that we did not get a video of the event. Daughter had glimses
of the introductions on her eye phone and I wanted more. Thanks again
for do a GREAT job!!! Sharon and Glenn Garver
Birch Hill Catering supplied the catering services for our wedding at the
Comfort Inn & Suites- Food was excellent,and Read more...
Birch Hill Catering supplied the catering services for our wedding at the
Comfort Inn & Suites- Food was excellent,and displayed exquisitely.Staff
was professional and very accomodating for whatever we asked. Guests
had a wonderful time and are still talking about how beautiful the wedding
was. The night went too quickly and wish we could go back. My only regrets is that we did not get a video of the event. Daughter had glimses
of the introductions on her eye phone and I wanted more. Thanks again
for do a GREAT job!!! Sharon and Glenn Garver Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughters. Wedding reception was beautiful! the staff was professional, friendly, and very attentive. Their attention to detail was outstanding! During the planning of the wedding Belinda was available to answer any questions we had. The food was AMAZING! They made my daughters dream wedding come true. thank you. Jennifer Scheitinger
My daughters. Wedding reception was beautiful! the staff was professional, friendly, and very attentive. Their attention Read more...
My daughters. Wedding reception was beautiful! the staff was professional, friendly, and very attentive. Their attention to detail was outstanding! During the planning of the wedding Belinda was available to answer any questions we had. The food was AMAZING! They made my daughters dream wedding come true. thank you. Jennifer Scheitinger Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Sally
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
This is one of the easiest & most pleasurable reviews we’re ever had to write. First & foremost we got the most excellent consultant/wedding planner in Belinda Shumway! Not only was she efficient & professional, but warm, caring & extremely helpful, when we needed her the most. Thanks to her we had the Wedding of our Dreams, Belinda you truly are the BEST! When we thought it couldn’t get any better, Belinda enlisted Captain Candy, who was in charge of our wait staff. Candy made certain that the venue was charmingly decorated by adding her own special touches, & orchestrated the rest of the staff beautifully. Birch Hill is so lucky to have these two amazing people, we cannot thank them enough! The food was exceptional & far superior to anything we had imagined. The quote of the evening from all of our guests was “This is the best wedding we’ve ever been to!” & we agree. We highly recommend Birch Hill to anyone who hopes to have the wedding of their lifetime. Thank You to Belinda, Candy and the Birch Hill Staff!
This is one of the easiest & most pleasurable reviews we’re ever had to write. First & foremost we got the most excellent Read more...
This is one of the easiest & most pleasurable reviews we’re ever had to write. First & foremost we got the most excellent consultant/wedding planner in Belinda Shumway! Not only was she efficient & professional, but warm, caring & extremely helpful, when we needed her the most. Thanks to her we had the Wedding of our Dreams, Belinda you truly are the BEST! When we thought it couldn’t get any better, Belinda enlisted Captain Candy, who was in charge of our wait staff. Candy made certain that the venue was charmingly decorated by adding her own special touches, & orchestrated the rest of the staff beautifully. Birch Hill is so lucky to have these two amazing people, we cannot thank them enough! The food was exceptional & far superior to anything we had imagined. The quote of the evening from all of our guests was “This is the best wedding we’ve ever been to!” & we agree. We highly recommend Birch Hill to anyone who hopes to have the wedding of their lifetime. Thank You to Belinda, Candy and the Birch Hill Staff! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
August 14, 2012
On the 11th of August, I celebrated my 60th birthday party at Birch Hill.
I would like to express my appreciation for the remarkable services rendered to me by your staff.

They went beyond good service and exceeded my expectations by providing exceptional service during my celebration.
The staff at Birch Hill was very pleasant, courteous and personable. They handled me and my desires with great professionalism and concern.

The people who worked very hard to make my celebration a success was Mary who was at the forefront and a sweet lady by the name of Candy who handled the detail work in the conservatory room. There was also a gentleman behind the bar who also kept my guest entertained and satisfied along with the other staff members whose name I did not get but were simply divine.

Belinda was my event planner and she was phenomenal and assured me that my party was going to be a success. She along with the individual who she left in charge during her absence gave me a hug to make me feel like I was part of the Birch Hill family which inturn made me feel that I had made the right decision. I felt very special upon leaving their on the Friday before to prepare for my big day.

I look forward to many more great times at Birch Hill and I have showcased your establishment throughout the community with my pictures and by word of mouth.

May God ever bless you and please know that these individuals are the prime ingredient to your success.
Linda Diane Roland
Colonie New York
August 14, 2012
On the 11th of August, I celebrated my 60th birthday party at Birch Hill.
I would like to express Read more...
August 14, 2012
On the 11th of August, I celebrated my 60th birthday party at Birch Hill.
I would like to express my appreciation for the remarkable services rendered to me by your staff.

They went beyond good service and exceeded my expectations by providing exceptional service during my celebration.
The staff at Birch Hill was very pleasant, courteous and personable. They handled me and my desires with great professionalism and concern.

The people who worked very hard to make my celebration a success was Mary who was at the forefront and a sweet lady by the name of Candy who handled the detail work in the conservatory room. There was also a gentleman behind the bar who also kept my guest entertained and satisfied along with the other staff members whose name I did not get but were simply divine.

Belinda was my event planner and she was phenomenal and assured me that my party was going to be a success. She along with the individual who she left in charge during her absence gave me a hug to make me feel like I was part of the Birch Hill family which inturn made me feel that I had made the right decision. I felt very special upon leaving their on the Friday before to prepare for my big day.

I look forward to many more great times at Birch Hill and I have showcased your establishment throughout the community with my pictures and by word of mouth.

May God ever bless you and please know that these individuals are the prime ingredient to your success.
Linda Diane Roland
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Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Belinda and the rest of the staff at birch hill were phenomenal! I can not recommend them enough! Our wedding was scheduled pond side for the ceremony and reception. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperative and it down poured drenching everything. The staff had to change my pavilion to higher grounds and allowed me to have my ceremony indoors in front of their gorgeous fire place. They calmed my anxious nerves when it seemed like everything was going wrong. They went above and beyond what I had ever imagined and truly made it the best night I could ask for.
Belinda also went out of her way to personally call our hotel when an hour and a half before the ceremony they told my then fiancé we had no room and they were completely booked. One call from Belinda and a room suddenly appeared for us.
I could go on and on raving about the staff, beautiful venue, delicious food and overall great place! I would highly recommend this venue to all future brides!
Belinda and the rest of the staff at birch hill were phenomenal! I can not recommend them enough! Our wedding was Read more...
Belinda and the rest of the staff at birch hill were phenomenal! I can not recommend them enough! Our wedding was scheduled pond side for the ceremony and reception. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperative and it down poured drenching everything. The staff had to change my pavilion to higher grounds and allowed me to have my ceremony indoors in front of their gorgeous fire place. They calmed my anxious nerves when it seemed like everything was going wrong. They went above and beyond what I had ever imagined and truly made it the best night I could ask for.
Belinda also went out of her way to personally call our hotel when an hour and a half before the ceremony they told my then fiancé we had no room and they were completely booked. One call from Belinda and a room suddenly appeared for us.
I could go on and on raving about the staff, beautiful venue, delicious food and overall great place! I would highly recommend this venue to all future brides! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Belinda and her staff were supportive and informative from the very first minute. As with any planning many change were necessary along the way. We received nothing but cooperation. New ideas were offered, many of which we ended up using. Our guest were raving about the cocktail hour and the variety of finger foods offered. The reception went off without a hitch. We had a blast. Not a care in the world because we knew we were in great hands. We HIGHLY recommend Birch Hill for your catering needs.
Belinda and her staff were supportive and informative from the very first minute. As with any planning many change were Read more...
Belinda and her staff were supportive and informative from the very first minute. As with any planning many change were necessary along the way. We received nothing but cooperation. New ideas were offered, many of which we ended up using. Our guest were raving about the cocktail hour and the variety of finger foods offered. The reception went off without a hitch. We had a blast. Not a care in the world because we knew we were in great hands. We HIGHLY recommend Birch Hill for your catering needs. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Caterina
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill was outstanding. They were flexible and willing to accomadate for every one of our needs. The food was exceptional and everyone at my wedding was so complimentary of this venue and the amazing staff and service
Birch Hill was outstanding. They were flexible and willing to accomadate for every one of our needs. The food was Read more...
Birch Hill was outstanding. They were flexible and willing to accomadate for every one of our needs. The food was exceptional and everyone at my wedding was so complimentary of this venue and the amazing staff and service Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Laurie
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Belinda from Birch hill catering did a fantastic job with my daughters wedding. She was very attentive to all the details & took care of everything from start to finish. They did a great job setting up for the wedding & the food was great. Service was excellant during the event. Belind asurred me the day of the wedding she would take care of everything & all I had to do was enjoy the day & thats what we did. Thanks for everything Belinda.
Belinda from Birch hill catering did a fantastic job with my daughters wedding. She was very attentive to all the details Read more...
Belinda from Birch hill catering did a fantastic job with my daughters wedding. She was very attentive to all the details & took care of everything from start to finish. They did a great job setting up for the wedding & the food was great. Service was excellant during the event. Belind asurred me the day of the wedding she would take care of everything & all I had to do was enjoy the day & thats what we did. Thanks for everything Belinda. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
The people at Birch Hill Catering were the best! They made my wedding really come alive both with the outside ceremony as well as the insided reception. They took great care of us throughout the day and made sure that all my guests were happy and taken care of. I would highly recommend them to any future couple getting married. The food was fabulous also!!
The people at Birch Hill Catering were the best! They made my wedding really come alive both with the outside ceremony as Read more...
The people at Birch Hill Catering were the best! They made my wedding really come alive both with the outside ceremony as well as the insided reception. They took great care of us throughout the day and made sure that all my guests were happy and taken care of. I would highly recommend them to any future couple getting married. The food was fabulous also!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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LeeAnnaMerante
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill was a beautiful place to have our wedding. It was suppose to be outside by the pond, but unfortunitely it rained, so we did it inside. but that turned out just as beautiful. Birch Hill was so flexible with us, and were always there to help. The food was to die for, the atmosphere was so inviting and just made everyone want to have a great time! There was so much food to choose from to have at the reception that we just wanted to have it all! They also helped us with our favors too, and always had amazing Bridal Shows. We worked with Belinda who was absolutely terrific!!!! She helped us with sooooo much and lead us in all the righ directions! She was a huge help and was there for us the entire time! Birch Hill is an amazing place to have a wedding and/or your reception, whether you are inside or outside, it all turns out beautifull!
Birch Hill was a beautiful place to have our wedding. It was suppose to be outside by the pond, but unfortunitely it Read more...
Birch Hill was a beautiful place to have our wedding. It was suppose to be outside by the pond, but unfortunitely it rained, so we did it inside. but that turned out just as beautiful. Birch Hill was so flexible with us, and were always there to help. The food was to die for, the atmosphere was so inviting and just made everyone want to have a great time! There was so much food to choose from to have at the reception that we just wanted to have it all! They also helped us with our favors too, and always had amazing Bridal Shows. We worked with Belinda who was absolutely terrific!!!! She helped us with sooooo much and lead us in all the righ directions! She was a huge help and was there for us the entire time! Birch Hill is an amazing place to have a wedding and/or your reception, whether you are inside or outside, it all turns out beautifull! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kleekelly13
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Birch Hill last June and couldn't have been happier with our choice! The food was phenomenal, the staff was so attentive and friendly, Belinda (the coordinator we worked with) was on top of things and so easy to work with. They not only let us bring in our own decor and photo booth but helped us so much in set up and planning. Our guests rave about how great the food was, how great the bartender was and how beautiful the wedding was even now, just about a year later. A great choice, don't hesitate!
We had our wedding at Birch Hill last June and couldn't have been happier with our choice! The food was phenomenal, the Read more...
We had our wedding at Birch Hill last June and couldn't have been happier with our choice! The food was phenomenal, the staff was so attentive and friendly, Belinda (the coordinator we worked with) was on top of things and so easy to work with. They not only let us bring in our own decor and photo booth but helped us so much in set up and planning. Our guests rave about how great the food was, how great the bartender was and how beautiful the wedding was even now, just about a year later. A great choice, don't hesitate! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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mar
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Our Wedding day was great!!! Birch Hill was wonderful. The staff was right with you, what ever you need they were there to help.
Our Wedding day was great!!! Birch Hill was wonderful. The staff was right with you, what ever you need they were there to Read more...
Our Wedding day was great!!! Birch Hill was wonderful. The staff was right with you, what ever you need they were there to help. Read less
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Tami
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Birch Hill was so amazing! The day of the wedding all the details were worked out so I didn't have to think about anything. The ceremony and reception looked beautiful - everything was perfect! Staff was friendly and courteous - I actually got many comments from wedding guests saying how nice the staff were and that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Food was spectacular! They even gave out doggie bags of filet mignon! I would highly recommend this vendor to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding to remember.
Birch Hill was so amazing! The day of the wedding all the details were worked out so I didn't have to think about Read more...
Birch Hill was so amazing! The day of the wedding all the details were worked out so I didn't have to think about anything. The ceremony and reception looked beautiful - everything was perfect! Staff was friendly and courteous - I actually got many comments from wedding guests saying how nice the staff were and that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Food was spectacular! They even gave out doggie bags of filet mignon! I would highly recommend this vendor to anyone who wants a beautiful wedding to remember. Read less
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Balou127
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Birch hill was amazing. Our coordinator Erin Dewey went above and beyond for us. We knew they would be great but they were beyond great!! The food was fabulous, the staff great and the set up was gorgeous!!! They did a great job! It was everything we dreamed for!
Birch hill was amazing. Our coordinator Erin Dewey went above and beyond for us. We knew they would be great but they were Read more...
Birch hill was amazing. Our coordinator Erin Dewey went above and beyond for us. We knew they would be great but they were beyond great!! The food was fabulous, the staff great and the set up was gorgeous!!! They did a great job! It was everything we dreamed for! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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jennylynn626
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend birch hill. The location was beautiful. For the reception we had the front ballroom and the decor was stunning. The food was also amazing. Which is one the most important things to me. I dind't want my guests to leave hungry and be disappointed with their food. Wonderful!
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I would highly recommend birch hill. The location was beautiful. For the reception we had the front ballroom and the decor was stunning. The food was also amazing. Which is one the most important things to me. I dind't want my guests to leave hungry and be disappointed with their food. Wonderful! Read less
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jim and tia
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.9/5.0
Birch Hill handled the catering for our wedding at Sixty State Place in Albany this past Saturday. We worked directly with Belinda, she was great to work with, helped out with the planning of our wedding for over a year. She took time to meet with us and make sure that our wedding was super special. Birch Hill also handled our rehearsal dinner the night before with an awesome BBQ dinner at Sixty State Place. We had an amazing cocktail hour with so much great food, our dinner was a station dinner with carving station, pasta station, salad station and mashed potato bar, and late night slider station with italian chicken sandwiches the guest have been raving about the food like crazy, it was so good!! The bar tenders did a great job keeping up with our extremely large and thirsty crowd of guests, they made sure that everyone always had a drink in their hand! Thank you Birch Hill and especially Belinda, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding day!
Birch Hill handled the catering for our wedding at Sixty State Place in Albany this past Saturday. We worked directly with Read more...
Birch Hill handled the catering for our wedding at Sixty State Place in Albany this past Saturday. We worked directly with Belinda, she was great to work with, helped out with the planning of our wedding for over a year. She took time to meet with us and make sure that our wedding was super special. Birch Hill also handled our rehearsal dinner the night before with an awesome BBQ dinner at Sixty State Place. We had an amazing cocktail hour with so much great food, our dinner was a station dinner with carving station, pasta station, salad station and mashed potato bar, and late night slider station with italian chicken sandwiches the guest have been raving about the food like crazy, it was so good!! The bar tenders did a great job keeping up with our extremely large and thirsty crowd of guests, they made sure that everyone always had a drink in their hand! Thank you Birch Hill and especially Belinda, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Tia and Jim you truly where a pleasure to work with the laughs we had at our meetings will not be forgotten. Wow is all I can say about your wedding party they where their to party and dance love seeing that I can not wait to see the pictures. I hope you are both enjoying your honeymoon you both deserve it and we at Birch Hill wish you a lifetime of happiness. Please stay in touch Love you both Belinda PS Jim your mother was a pleasure as well to work with
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Darlene
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.9/5.0
My daughter was married at Birch Hill last Saturday and it was a wonderful wedding! They got married in a beautiful setting by the fountain and the reception was in the gorgeous conservatory room. The entire surroundings actually had a magical feel to it! Belinda was fantastic! She made sure all of the big and little details were taken care of. We were also very happy with the staff - everyone did a great job making sure the guests had everything they needed. We would highly recommend Birch Hill to anyone looking for a spectacular wedding venue!
My daughter was married at Birch Hill last Saturday and it was a wonderful wedding! They got married in a beautiful Read more...
My daughter was married at Birch Hill last Saturday and it was a wonderful wedding! They got married in a beautiful setting by the fountain and the reception was in the gorgeous conservatory room. The entire surroundings actually had a magical feel to it! Belinda was fantastic! She made sure all of the big and little details were taken care of. We were also very happy with the staff - everyone did a great job making sure the guests had everything they needed. We would highly recommend Birch Hill to anyone looking for a spectacular wedding venue! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.9/5.0
Belinda planned and managed my daughter's wedding at 60 State Place, and it was her dream wedding. Every detail was thoughtfully arranged and the Birch Hill team was amazing. Belinda treated us like we were her own family. The venue was magnificent and unique, and the way Birch Hill took care of things behind the scenes was really classy. For example, we had the ceremony in the main hall and their was no clutter of tables pre-set up for the dinner. During the cocktail hour they completely transformed the room, setting the tables, arranging florals, having the band set up, ...
The food was abundant and excellently prepared. The service was quick and professional. I wish I had more daughters so we should do it again. A special thanks also to our captains, Candy, Tonya and Kim.
Belinda planned and managed my daughter's wedding at 60 State Place, and it was her dream wedding. Every detail was Read more...
Belinda planned and managed my daughter's wedding at 60 State Place, and it was her dream wedding. Every detail was thoughtfully arranged and the Birch Hill team was amazing. Belinda treated us like we were her own family. The venue was magnificent and unique, and the way Birch Hill took care of things behind the scenes was really classy. For example, we had the ceremony in the main hall and their was no clutter of tables pre-set up for the dinner. During the cocktail hour they completely transformed the room, setting the tables, arranging florals, having the band set up, ...
The food was abundant and excellently prepared. The service was quick and professional. I wish I had more daughters so we should do it again. A special thanks also to our captains, Candy, Tonya and Kim. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Maureen
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.9/5.0
My daughter had her reception at Birch Hill. We worked with Belinda. She was extremely accomodating and helpful throughout the planning process, giving us excellent suggestions as to how to make the most of our experience, and helping us to get the best value for the money spent. She was responsive and accomodating, and was there to make sure that everything went smoothly through the day. We called and met with her several times, and she was patient and made us feel that no question was too trivial. We had one complaint: We had attended the Bridal Fair in the spring, and were very excited about the Mashed Potato Bar featured there, where attendants mixed ingredients selected by each individual guest into the mashed potatos on a hot grill. This was one of the stations we chose for the day, and were disappointed that we were provided hot mashed potatos and a selection of ingredients that guest could add to them, but there was no attendant, and no hot grill to mix them on, which was a significantly less impressive menu item. Still, in the grand scheme of things, it was a wonderful day, the staff were responsive and professional, and the venue was magnificent. We would highly recommend Birch Hill.
My daughter had her reception at Birch Hill. We worked with Belinda. She was extremely accomodating and helpful throughout Read more...
My daughter had her reception at Birch Hill. We worked with Belinda. She was extremely accomodating and helpful throughout the planning process, giving us excellent suggestions as to how to make the most of our experience, and helping us to get the best value for the money spent. She was responsive and accomodating, and was there to make sure that everything went smoothly through the day. We called and met with her several times, and she was patient and made us feel that no question was too trivial. We had one complaint: We had attended the Bridal Fair in the spring, and were very excited about the Mashed Potato Bar featured there, where attendants mixed ingredients selected by each individual guest into the mashed potatos on a hot grill. This was one of the stations we chose for the day, and were disappointed that we were provided hot mashed potatos and a selection of ingredients that guest could add to them, but there was no attendant, and no hot grill to mix them on, which was a significantly less impressive menu item. Still, in the grand scheme of things, it was a wonderful day, the staff were responsive and professional, and the venue was magnificent. We would highly recommend Birch Hill. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

I am sorry for the presentation concern. We do offer that item as 3 differing types of station 1 for cocktail, 1 for buffet, and one as a late nite option. It is offered in 3 differing styles to meet the speed needs of larger groups where we do not want to hold up the line at all. It was not an intentional change , please accept our apologies for the confusion on our part Sincerely Steven Feldman President Birch Hill
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nwalters34
Wedding:
6/15/2010
4.9/5.0
AMAZING! Birch Hill easily surpassed any expectations that I had for my wedding day. My husband and I, as well as our family and friends had the time of our lives and couldn't have been happier. The staff was fabulous, the food delicious, and the decor elegant. To top it off, my coordinator, Belinda went above and beyond for me. I highly recommend Birch Hill for a ceremony/reception venue, as well as for catering!!
AMAZING! Birch Hill easily surpassed any expectations that I had for my wedding day. My husband and I, as well as our Read more...
AMAZING! Birch Hill easily surpassed any expectations that I had for my wedding day. My husband and I, as well as our family and friends had the time of our lives and couldn't have been happier. The staff was fabulous, the food delicious, and the decor elegant. To top it off, my coordinator, Belinda went above and beyond for me. I highly recommend Birch Hill for a ceremony/reception venue, as well as for catering!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We appreciated having a variety of choices for menu items, as well as having some flexibility in the schedule. Rob was willing to take the time to answer our questions, meet with us in person, and even let us sample some of the menu choices. We had a great reception, with no problems.
We appreciated having a variety of choices for menu items, as well as having some flexibility in the schedule. Rob was Read more...
We appreciated having a variety of choices for menu items, as well as having some flexibility in the schedule. Rob was willing to take the time to answer our questions, meet with us in person, and even let us sample some of the menu choices. We had a great reception, with no problems. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
Hi Robin and Amy!
My name is Tracy Brady and my husband and I were most recently at a Wedding at your establishment last Saturday. The ceremony was for Christina and Jason Burlingame. We were extremely pleased with your service and professionalism. I was thrilled that you were so quick to accomodate many of the guests right away with their needs! Thank you for helping to make our friends day so special.
After speaking with Robin that evening, we both had decided that I would make a perfect addition to her team in helping on Wedding Days. I am very personable and would love the opportunity to work in that type of setting. I told Robin that I am available on weekends, and would be more then happy to help in anyway needed. I am more then happy to provide my information to Robin and would love to speak with her more about this business opportunity.
My information is: Tracy Brady, #518-880-8824, tracybrady203@yahoo.com
Thank you again for providing such great service to your guests and doing it with a smile on your face.
I look forward to speaking with either Robin or Amy soon.
Best Wishes, Tracy Brady
Hi Robin and Amy!
My name is Tracy Brady and my husband and I were most recently at a Wedding at your establishment Read more...
Hi Robin and Amy!
My name is Tracy Brady and my husband and I were most recently at a Wedding at your establishment last Saturday. The ceremony was for Christina and Jason Burlingame. We were extremely pleased with your service and professionalism. I was thrilled that you were so quick to accomodate many of the guests right away with their needs! Thank you for helping to make our friends day so special.
After speaking with Robin that evening, we both had decided that I would make a perfect addition to her team in helping on Wedding Days. I am very personable and would love the opportunity to work in that type of setting. I told Robin that I am available on weekends, and would be more then happy to help in anyway needed. I am more then happy to provide my information to Robin and would love to speak with her more about this business opportunity.
My information is: Tracy Brady, #518-880-8824, tracybrady203@yahoo.com
Thank you again for providing such great service to your guests and doing it with a smile on your face.
I look forward to speaking with either Robin or Amy soon.
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Sabrina
Wedding:
10/11/2012
4.8/5.0
Everything went perfectly. The venue was absolutely amazing. Everyone of my guests loved the atmosphere and the food. Everything went as planned. There is peacocks outside walking around which made for some great pictures.
Everything went perfectly. The venue was absolutely amazing. Everyone of my guests loved the atmosphere and the food. Read more...
Everything went perfectly. The venue was absolutely amazing. Everyone of my guests loved the atmosphere and the food. Everything went as planned. There is peacocks outside walking around which made for some great pictures. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Belinda worked with us beginning almost a year before our wedding date. We had a great experience working with her and at our reception, we felt as though the Birch Hill staff were just friends throwing us a lavish party. The food was wonderful. We planned our formal pictures with our photographer the day before just so we could get in on cocktail hour and get a chance to eat some of everything. Originally, we were going to have Birch Hill cater at our ceremony site (on Burden Lake), but they offered us free use of their facilities, which are breathtaking, and we couldn't refuse the offer. We have already recommended this venue to friends of ours who are getting married soon and I think they are close to booking. Thank you for a wonderful stress-free end to a perfect day.
Belinda worked with us beginning almost a year before our wedding date. We had a great experience working with her and at Read more...
Belinda worked with us beginning almost a year before our wedding date. We had a great experience working with her and at our reception, we felt as though the Birch Hill staff were just friends throwing us a lavish party. The food was wonderful. We planned our formal pictures with our photographer the day before just so we could get in on cocktail hour and get a chance to eat some of everything. Originally, we were going to have Birch Hill cater at our ceremony site (on Burden Lake), but they offered us free use of their facilities, which are breathtaking, and we couldn't refuse the offer. We have already recommended this venue to friends of ours who are getting married soon and I think they are close to booking. Thank you for a wonderful stress-free end to a perfect day. Read less
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cdesmond
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.8/5.0
We recently had our ceremony and reception at Birch Hill. Belinda was extremely attentive and met our every need. We needed a little "hand holding" and she never skipped a beat. Entire staff was very accommodating, friendly and attentive to all of our guests. Food was great and plentiful. All of our guests raved about it. Would highly recommend Birch Hill.
We recently had our ceremony and reception at Birch Hill. Belinda was extremely attentive and met our every need. We Read more...
We recently had our ceremony and reception at Birch Hill. Belinda was extremely attentive and met our every need. We needed a little "hand holding" and she never skipped a beat. Entire staff was very accommodating, friendly and attentive to all of our guests. Food was great and plentiful. All of our guests raved about it. Would highly recommend Birch Hill. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kris
Wedding:
10/23/2012
4.7/5.0
The Place was absolutely beautiful and they made our wedding day better then expected. Food was awesome and the help kept table clear of dirty dishes. I wish I could do the wedding all over again.
The Place was absolutely beautiful and they made our wedding day better then expected. Food was awesome and the help kept Read more...
The Place was absolutely beautiful and they made our wedding day better then expected. Food was awesome and the help kept table clear of dirty dishes. I wish I could do the wedding all over again. Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
10/19/2012
4.7/5.0
Candy, Mary, Steve, and especially Belinda were phenomenal The eggplant parm was less than expected, but to fair I grew up on food from my mom who was born in Sicily. The prime rib was very tender and flavorful. The portions and variety were ample. The only thing I would have liked to see differently would be a fish dish that you could use as a vegetarian selection. The I am very pleased as were ALL of our guests. No one wanted to leave the reception.
Candy, Mary, Steve, and especially Belinda were phenomenal The eggplant parm was less than expected, but to fair I grew up Read more...
Candy, Mary, Steve, and especially Belinda were phenomenal The eggplant parm was less than expected, but to fair I grew up on food from my mom who was born in Sicily. The prime rib was very tender and flavorful. The portions and variety were ample. The only thing I would have liked to see differently would be a fish dish that you could use as a vegetarian selection. The I am very pleased as were ALL of our guests. No one wanted to leave the reception. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.7/5.0
Great venue, a lot for your money.
Great venue, a lot for your money.
Great venue, a lot for your money. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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CB
Wedding:
6/5/2011
4.7/5.0
The venue was great. We had an outside wedding. The weather was questionable & the Birch Hill staff had contigency plans to move the wedding inside, if necessary. All was under control & fine. The orignal sales person assigned to help us through the process was wonderful. She left about a month prior to the wedding & another person was assigned. She had difficulty being professional, when the person coordinating the ceremony for us tried working with her. I would recommend the venue, just be sure you are clear up front what your expectations are with the sales person you are working with.
The venue was great. We had an outside wedding. The weather was questionable & the Birch Hill staff had contigency plans Read more...
The venue was great. We had an outside wedding. The weather was questionable & the Birch Hill staff had contigency plans to move the wedding inside, if necessary. All was under control & fine. The orignal sales person assigned to help us through the process was wonderful. She left about a month prior to the wedding & another person was assigned. She had difficulty being professional, when the person coordinating the ceremony for us tried working with her. I would recommend the venue, just be sure you are clear up front what your expectations are with the sales person you are working with. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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FutureMrsAmanat
Wedding:
6/20/2015
4.6/5.0
Belinda has been fantastic through the whole planning process. She has made some changes for us and helped with vendors and decoration ideas, etc. She made the time to see us and even came to work on a sunday just to meet up and speak to us. I love the pond side ceremony space and the colombia ballroom. I can't wait to get married there!
To clarify on why I did not have 5 stars across the board, Belinda makes time for us, but at the same time is a very busy woman, and sometimes contacting us back slipped her mind, which is human. The flexibility is not a 5 because I wanted to get married earlier and have dinner at a close to dinner hour, but they have set times for weddings and I had to pick one.
Belinda has been fantastic through the whole planning process. She has made some changes for us and helped with vendors Read more...
Belinda has been fantastic through the whole planning process. She has made some changes for us and helped with vendors and decoration ideas, etc. She made the time to see us and even came to work on a sunday just to meet up and speak to us. I love the pond side ceremony space and the colombia ballroom. I can't wait to get married there!
To clarify on why I did not have 5 stars across the board, Belinda makes time for us, but at the same time is a very busy woman, and sometimes contacting us back slipped her mind, which is human. The flexibility is not a 5 because I wanted to get married earlier and have dinner at a close to dinner hour, but they have set times for weddings and I had to pick one. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Chelsea
Wedding:
8/26/2012
4.6/5.0
I absolutly loved my reception it was perfect!!! I am so grateful for Birch Hill they made my dream come true. You just have to remeber to be specific because they cannot read your mind.
I absolutly loved my reception it was perfect!!! I am so grateful for Birch Hill they made my dream come true. You just Read more...
I absolutly loved my reception it was perfect!!! I am so grateful for Birch Hill they made my dream come true. You just have to remeber to be specific because they cannot read your mind. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Mark
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.5/5.0
I was pleased with the amazing service that Candy, Tonya, and Bernie the 3 captains of the servers gave us (thank you). There were a few hiccups we didn't expect, but overall the venue and service was of good quality...
I was pleased with the amazing service that Candy, Tonya, and Bernie the 3 captains of the servers gave us (thank you). Read more...
I was pleased with the amazing service that Candy, Tonya, and Bernie the 3 captains of the servers gave us (thank you). There were a few hiccups we didn't expect, but overall the venue and service was of good quality... Read less
Services Used: Catering, Officiant, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Shauna
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.5/5.0
Belinda,Robin,Captain Tonya and Amy are phenomenal, they were extremely personable,attentive and courteous. My wedding today was awesome!!!! Great group of people
Belinda,Robin,Captain Tonya and Amy are phenomenal, they were extremely personable,attentive and courteous. My wedding Read more...
Belinda,Robin,Captain Tonya and Amy are phenomenal, they were extremely personable,attentive and courteous. My wedding today was awesome!!!! Great group of people Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Vanessa
Wedding:
3/10/2013
4.5/5.0
The Bridal Show on March 10 was a fantastic show. The food was amazing, the amount of vendors was great! overall very excited to have been a part of this show and look forward to next year!
The Bridal Show on March 10 was a fantastic show. The food was amazing, the amount of vendors was great! overall very Read more...
The Bridal Show on March 10 was a fantastic show. The food was amazing, the amount of vendors was great! overall very excited to have been a part of this show and look forward to next year! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Vanessa, We appreciate your kind words and are very glad you joined us Steven Feldman President Birch Hill
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Nick
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.5/5.0
We arrived at Birch Hill in April for a food tasting thinking that they would be catering our wedding at another venue, but when we arrived and saw the grounds and especially the beautiful ballrooms, we decided that it was the place for us. Belinda Shumway continuously went above and beyond, and Candy, our day-of wedding planner, was exceptional. Everyone loved the food, both at cocktail hour and during the reception, and the evening felt magical and went smoothly. We ended up having to make a last minute call to hold the ceremony inside the Columbia ballroom, but we didn't regret it as the fireplace makes for a very nice backdrop.
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We arrived at Birch Hill in April for a food tasting thinking that they would be catering our wedding at another venue, but when we arrived and saw the grounds and especially the beautiful ballrooms, we decided that it was the place for us. Belinda Shumway continuously went above and beyond, and Candy, our day-of wedding planner, was exceptional. Everyone loved the food, both at cocktail hour and during the reception, and the evening felt magical and went smoothly. We ended up having to make a last minute call to hold the ceremony inside the Columbia ballroom, but we didn't regret it as the fireplace makes for a very nice backdrop. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
The atmosphere was beautiful! We loved our wedding and would definitely recommend this venue to others!
The atmosphere was beautiful! We loved our wedding and would definitely recommend this venue to others!
The atmosphere was beautiful! We loved our wedding and would definitely recommend this venue to others! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.2/5.0
Have answered all questions in a timely manner and even made last minute appointments with me.
Have answered all questions in a timely manner and even made last minute appointments with me.
Have answered all questions in a timely manner and even made last minute appointments with me. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.1/5.0
Birch Hill is an AMAZING place to have a wedding! The grounds are beautiful, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect. I HIGHLY recommend Birch Hill as a wedding venue to everyone! Everyone that came to our wedding said that the food was phenomenal, and I'm so happy that my husband and I were allowed to get a trio of every dish we were serving! The champagne options were awesome too - we chose the raspberry, it was AWESOME!

What I do not recommend is the wedding coordinator I received. I ended up having to run the rehearsal for the wedding myself because she was so inept. What should have taken 30 minutes took an hour and 30 minutes. Also, she fluffed the back of my dress out before I was going to walk down the aisle, but she never told me she was done - so I ended up awkwardly standing at the end of the aisle for a lot longer than I wanted to! She also had no clue how to pin a boutineere on, so when my groomsmen were having troubles, our photographer had to help instead of her. Earlier in the process she misquoted prices to me, and there were a lot of times I'd have to ask for the same information two or three times before I'd get the info.

Luckily Birch Hill is a fantastic place to have a wedding, so I'm still marking high
Birch Hill is an AMAZING place to have a wedding! The grounds are beautiful, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is Read more...
Birch Hill is an AMAZING place to have a wedding! The grounds are beautiful, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect. I HIGHLY recommend Birch Hill as a wedding venue to everyone! Everyone that came to our wedding said that the food was phenomenal, and I'm so happy that my husband and I were allowed to get a trio of every dish we were serving! The champagne options were awesome too - we chose the raspberry, it was AWESOME!

What I do not recommend is the wedding coordinator I received. I ended up having to run the rehearsal for the wedding myself because she was so inept. What should have taken 30 minutes took an hour and 30 minutes. Also, she fluffed the back of my dress out before I was going to walk down the aisle, but she never told me she was done - so I ended up awkwardly standing at the end of the aisle for a lot longer than I wanted to! She also had no clue how to pin a boutineere on, so when my groomsmen were having troubles, our photographer had to help instead of her. Earlier in the process she misquoted prices to me, and there were a lot of times I'd have to ask for the same information two or three times before I'd get the info.

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Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

First off , Thank you for all of your praise regarding the site, Venue , staffing and foods served. The entire team works hard to see you and your guests do receive all that you are hoping for, and more. I am disapointed in the Concerns regarding your planner and I promise I will personally address them. Thank you for your continued faith in our team and we will continue to work very hard to deserve it Sincerely Steven Feldman , President Birch Hill "catering to all your tastes"
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
Our wedding took place at Birch Hill's Stable Gate Barn. We wanted a rustic wedding and Amy and Val were able to provide a beautiful setting and great food. Our family and friends were pleased on several levels. They appreciated Amy's thoughtfulness of setting up the ceremony out of the sun (we had a beautiful day weatherwise). For family that were in need of accessibility due to physical restrictions, the ceremony and shuttle service were key. Everyone raved about the food. We had a BBQ menu and the food was fresh, delicious and they catered to dietary needs (vegan and GF options). Amy had the barn set just as we requested and the servers were professional and friendly. As the venue is upgraded (bathrooms not in barn yet and vineyard in early stages); it will be even more beautiful. I recommend this venue if you are looking for unique.
Our wedding took place at Birch Hill's Stable Gate Barn. We wanted a rustic wedding and Amy and Val were able to provide a Read more...
Our wedding took place at Birch Hill's Stable Gate Barn. We wanted a rustic wedding and Amy and Val were able to provide a beautiful setting and great food. Our family and friends were pleased on several levels. They appreciated Amy's thoughtfulness of setting up the ceremony out of the sun (we had a beautiful day weatherwise). For family that were in need of accessibility due to physical restrictions, the ceremony and shuttle service were key. Everyone raved about the food. We had a BBQ menu and the food was fresh, delicious and they catered to dietary needs (vegan and GF options). Amy had the barn set just as we requested and the servers were professional and friendly. As the venue is upgraded (bathrooms not in barn yet and vineyard in early stages); it will be even more beautiful. I recommend this venue if you are looking for unique. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Dotty
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.0/5.0
Beautiful setting (conservatory room), food was delicious but they needed food choices when invites went out and I was not happy with that. They had a frat party in the other room at the same time as the wedding and needless to say ladies room was fillled with drunk, vomiting frat girls. Ran out of toilet paper and no staff ever visited or checked bathrooms. Wedding cake is situated in the back corner, no one could see it as tables were around it. When it was time to cut cake very few people knew what was going on and didn't see it. They didn't move it to the center so that it was a ceremonious part of the wedding. VERY DISAPPOINTED! When called afterwards they tartly stated "We always do it like that." Had we known it would have been different. Also told us 3 days before wedding that Budweiser beer which we picked from their list would be $30/case more. Be careful & get everythin in writing!
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Beautiful setting (conservatory room), food was delicious but they needed food choices when invites went out and I was not happy with that. They had a frat party in the other room at the same time as the wedding and needless to say ladies room was fillled with drunk, vomiting frat girls. Ran out of toilet paper and no staff ever visited or checked bathrooms. Wedding cake is situated in the back corner, no one could see it as tables were around it. When it was time to cut cake very few people knew what was going on and didn't see it. They didn't move it to the center so that it was a ceremonious part of the wedding. VERY DISAPPOINTED! When called afterwards they tartly stated "We always do it like that." Had we known it would have been different. Also told us 3 days before wedding that Budweiser beer which we picked from their list would be $30/case more. Be careful & get everythin in writing! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Katie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
3.9/5.0
Most everything went well, wish there werent so many computer glitches during the 2 months before the wedding.
Most everything went well, wish there werent so many computer glitches during the 2 months before the wedding.
Most everything went well, wish there werent so many computer glitches during the 2 months before the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
Birch Hill was beautiful and did work with us on most things. When we added chair covers to our order though we came to set up the day before and foudn that they were planning on keeping the same dirty chair covers from the previous weekend's event. We were horrified. This was not only disgusting, but also unprofessional. If chair covers are going to cost $5 per chair they better be clean. The linens were also wrinkled and they did not have a steamer to correct this, they were content with a mediocre look. They were nice enough, but the cake was not served and most people did not get to taste all of the treats form the viennese table because they ran out and had no back up.
Birch Hill was beautiful and did work with us on most things. When we added chair covers to our order though we came to Read more...
Birch Hill was beautiful and did work with us on most things. When we added chair covers to our order though we came to set up the day before and foudn that they were planning on keeping the same dirty chair covers from the previous weekend's event. We were horrified. This was not only disgusting, but also unprofessional. If chair covers are going to cost $5 per chair they better be clean. The linens were also wrinkled and they did not have a steamer to correct this, they were content with a mediocre look. They were nice enough, but the cake was not served and most people did not get to taste all of the treats form the viennese table because they ran out and had no back up. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/6/2013
3.7/5.0
In the end, my husband and I were very happy with our big day. Belinda and her staff came through and were very attentive at the reception. A word to the wise is make sure *everything* you discuss is in the contract. Just because you go into detail about tables and chairs does not mean that is included in the estimate unless they are specifically in the contract. If you want floor length linens, make that clear up front. If you want china, tell them up front, because they actually have plastic plates they use otherwise. Our goal was to spend $10,000 for buffet items (sliders, loaded fries, rootbeer floats, etc.), specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. The first contract quoted us almost $13,000, and we figured, okay ~ a bit more than we wanted to spend, but we liked what was presented to us. In the end, even though we had less guests than the initial contract quote & we had a family member purchase our wedding cake for us, we spent almost $16,000 w/the the things missed from the initial contract that we had discussed (i.e., tables and chairs, specific beer prices, etc.). As I stated, the day itself turned out wonderful, and they were very accomidating. However, it was much more than we had intended to spend, but a month before your wedding, there isn't much you can do.
In the end, my husband and I were very happy with our big day. Belinda and her staff came through and were very attentive Read more...
In the end, my husband and I were very happy with our big day. Belinda and her staff came through and were very attentive at the reception. A word to the wise is make sure *everything* you discuss is in the contract. Just because you go into detail about tables and chairs does not mean that is included in the estimate unless they are specifically in the contract. If you want floor length linens, make that clear up front. If you want china, tell them up front, because they actually have plastic plates they use otherwise. Our goal was to spend $10,000 for buffet items (sliders, loaded fries, rootbeer floats, etc.), specialty cocktails, beer, and wine. The first contract quoted us almost $13,000, and we figured, okay ~ a bit more than we wanted to spend, but we liked what was presented to us. In the end, even though we had less guests than the initial contract quote & we had a family member purchase our wedding cake for us, we spent almost $16,000 w/the the things missed from the initial contract that we had discussed (i.e., tables and chairs, specific beer prices, etc.). As I stated, the day itself turned out wonderful, and they were very accomidating. However, it was much more than we had intended to spend, but a month before your wedding, there isn't much you can do. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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happy bride
Wedding:
7/16/2011
3.1/5.0
The property was beautiful for our outdoor ceremony and reception and the everyone raved about the food. Communication with the event planner there was confusing. We were told that if we booked a certain location near the pond for our ceremony and than the pond pavillion for the reception no one would be able to use that area after us but as we were being introduced by our dj, we were asked to turn the music down due to another ceremony. Also confusion on how much time we had at the location once we changed part of the package we chose. If a friend was considering this location I would make sure they new the pros as well as the cons.
The property was beautiful for our outdoor ceremony and reception and the everyone raved about the food. Communication Read more...
The property was beautiful for our outdoor ceremony and reception and the everyone raved about the food. Communication with the event planner there was confusing. We were told that if we booked a certain location near the pond for our ceremony and than the pond pavillion for the reception no one would be able to use that area after us but as we were being introduced by our dj, we were asked to turn the music down due to another ceremony. Also confusion on how much time we had at the location once we changed part of the package we chose. If a friend was considering this location I would make sure they new the pros as well as the cons. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.7/5.0
The staff that we had come to our wedding (off site) were amazing and the food was acceptable.

Few things that were issues while working with them:

The coordinator that was working with us was very short, negative, and unprofessional over emails.

They assured us that the price per guest they gave us at the time that we put down the deposit covered all extra frees (taxes/services etc) and in the end were stuck with $3000 of extra fees.

They told us that based on the size of our wedding we would need one bar tender and three servers. Ten days before the wedding (with even less guests than planned) they added in a second bar tender and two extra workers.

They were difficult to commiunicate with and made us feel like all the other wedding they were doing were more important.
The staff that we had come to our wedding (off site) were amazing and the food was acceptable.

Few things that Read more...
The staff that we had come to our wedding (off site) were amazing and the food was acceptable.

Few things that were issues while working with them:

The coordinator that was working with us was very short, negative, and unprofessional over emails.

They assured us that the price per guest they gave us at the time that we put down the deposit covered all extra frees (taxes/services etc) and in the end were stuck with $3000 of extra fees.

They told us that based on the size of our wedding we would need one bar tender and three servers. Ten days before the wedding (with even less guests than planned) they added in a second bar tender and two extra workers.

They were difficult to commiunicate with and made us feel like all the other wedding they were doing were more important. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your comments and we are happy you were pleased with our services on the day of your wedding. We always strive to accommodate our guests to the best of our ability and create a memorable day for our Bride & Groom that goes as smooth as possible. I was there for the entirety of your wedding day and as a rule continually checked in with your guests as well as the other vendors including the property manager of the venue who were all very pleased with the food selection and raved about the menu and our staff.
We schedule a ten day meeting with our clients to go over all of the details for their event as this is the last time they can make any adjustments they want to their contract & menu. For an open bar of more than 120 guests to avoid a heavy build up, we suggested having another bartender on duty to ensure an easy flow for drink services, which you had agreed to, More than 20 tables needed to be brought up and back down the stairs which we had no knowledge of prior to booking this location because this is a newly used venue, which we had never catered to prior. To avoid having the groomsmen to be responsible for this on the day of your wedding, you agreed to the additional labor&knew of the added charge. The only additional fees that you were responsible for were the special additions and requests you had wanted us to supply.
We are sorry that you found it difficult to communicate with us as were are normally in constant contact with all of our clients via email, Facebook, fax and phone. We sincerely apologize for any impression you were under that other events were more of a priority because all of our events and clients are of great importance to us.
We thank you for your comments. We truly enjoyed working with you on your events and hope to work together again soon.

Sincerely

Steven M. Feldman Amy M. Folger
President Birch Hill Special Events Sales
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Kathy
Wedding:
8/23/2008
2.0/5.0
We set the date 1 year in advanced and had 4 different coordinators. Our first coordinator was amazing but then was fired for being too helpful. We reffered another couple to have there wedding here and the first coordinator gave us discounts for providing them with more business. Then with each change in coordinator we had to inform them of what the discounts were, many of them were taken away.
We were told that we were going to have 2 different beers on tap of our choice, that were unlimited amounts, no extra charge. then we were told that we could only have 1, and we had to pay for the second. we had 3 different prices given to us to have the picnic tables removed and round tables put in place of them.
We were told to go to the open house so that we could taste test the food. I confirmed that they were going to have our menu items there and the coordinator said yes. When we got there tHey had none of our menu avilible to taste test. I talked to the owner abou this and he told me that they never planned to have our food there, because it wasn't what they normally serve at weddings, and that they would not do a personal testing because he would have to hire a cook to come in just for that. He also read me his list of credentials and told me that I should trust his jugdment on it.
1 of the coordinators told me that she was informed not to spend time on us, because we were not a typical wedding and so we do not get a event coordinator with our package, when in the contract it said we did.
On the day of the wedding our coordinator left the event and sat in the office instead of making sure everything went smoothly, instead our photographer had to step up to that position.
The pavilion had oil stains on the floor from boats and cars being stored in there, which we were told would be cleaned up.
The Staff did do a good job of pulling things together (cleaning the machines, counters, setting up the tables), after this was requested.
I would NOT recommend anyone using this facility.
We set the date 1 year in advanced and had 4 different coordinators. Our first coordinator was amazing but then was fired Read more...
We set the date 1 year in advanced and had 4 different coordinators. Our first coordinator was amazing but then was fired for being too helpful. We reffered another couple to have there wedding here and the first coordinator gave us discounts for providing them with more business. Then with each change in coordinator we had to inform them of what the discounts were, many of them were taken away.
We were told that we were going to have 2 different beers on tap of our choice, that were unlimited amounts, no extra charge. then we were told that we could only have 1, and we had to pay for the second. we had 3 different prices given to us to have the picnic tables removed and round tables put in place of them.
We were told to go to the open house so that we could taste test the food. I confirmed that they were going to have our menu items there and the coordinator said yes. When we got there tHey had none of our menu avilible to taste test. I talked to the owner abou this and he told me that they never planned to have our food there, because it wasn't what they normally serve at weddings, and that they would not do a personal testing because he would have to hire a cook to come in just for that. He also read me his list of credentials and told me that I should trust his jugdment on it.
1 of the coordinators told me that she was informed not to spend time on us, because we were not a typical wedding and so we do not get a event coordinator with our package, when in the contract it said we did.
On the day of the wedding our coordinator left the event and sat in the office instead of making sure everything went smoothly, instead our photographer had to step up to that position.
The pavilion had oil stains on the floor from boats and cars being stored in there, which we were told would be cleaned up.
The Staff did do a good job of pulling things together (cleaning the machines, counters, setting up the tables), after this was requested.
I would NOT recommend anyone using this facility. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.3/5.0
I would like to say that when we met with Belinda, everything seemed to go well at the first visit. She had said she would give us extra things and never did. When the guests were arriving Birch Hill was still setting chairs up. This should have been done already seeing that it was an evening wedding and they did not have any events going on during the day. When we were anounced into the reception area, my husband did not have a seat to sit at, he had to stand until all the wedding party was anounced in. They shorted a couple tables of seats. We had an open bar and they ran out of liquor. For as much as I spent on this wedding I was not satisfied at all. My daughter had a stations wedding, and the food was cold by the time the guests were ready to eat. When the womens bathroom overflowed one of my guests came to me to say how upset they were with Belinda. They overheard her yelling at the girl staff stating this was their fault and to clean the mess up right away. It was an accident Belinda and it was noones fault!
I would like to say that when we met with Belinda, everything seemed to go well at the first visit. She had said she would Read more...
I would like to say that when we met with Belinda, everything seemed to go well at the first visit. She had said she would give us extra things and never did. When the guests were arriving Birch Hill was still setting chairs up. This should have been done already seeing that it was an evening wedding and they did not have any events going on during the day. When we were anounced into the reception area, my husband did not have a seat to sit at, he had to stand until all the wedding party was anounced in. They shorted a couple tables of seats. We had an open bar and they ran out of liquor. For as much as I spent on this wedding I was not satisfied at all. My daughter had a stations wedding, and the food was cold by the time the guests were ready to eat. When the womens bathroom overflowed one of my guests came to me to say how upset they were with Belinda. They overheard her yelling at the girl staff stating this was their fault and to clean the mess up right away. It was an accident Belinda and it was noones fault! Read less
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kimisgro
Wedding:
10/3/2008
0.5/5.0
Do not book your wedding reception here! Lets face it, when you walk into Birch Hill - it is very attractive to the eye. The main ball room is perfect!... but all that is good about Birch Hill stops there.
The costs kept mounting... with every little added detail came an enormous price tag. What went wrong?... The chair covers we paid $4.50 per chair for, were used! We were told fresh linens is the reason for the cost...we did an unexpected visit the the venue the day before the reception, and caught the maids spot cleaning the chairs! They were used by another party.
The food was substandard. I blame ourselves for that though - the description of the dishes sounded amazing, we did not do a taste test. That will never happen again.
Our seafood dish had 3 – 4 pieces tiny pieces of seafood, our chicken dish was nothing like it was described, the steak was soaked in ‘gravy’… it was embarrassing.
We had an early October wedding and asked if the lighting on the patio was enough for a cocktail hour, we were assured it was. Our guests were using their cell phone lighting to see the choices!
There is so much more, but not enough room here.
I spoke to the owner, he was rude and argumentative. I reported Birch Hill to the Better Business Bureau and the Attorney Generals Office. The Attorney Generals Office instructed Birch Hill to reimburse us 1/3 the cost of food. We never received a cent.
Do not book your wedding reception here! Lets face it, when you walk into Birch Hill - it is very attractive to the eye. Read more...
Do not book your wedding reception here! Lets face it, when you walk into Birch Hill - it is very attractive to the eye. The main ball room is perfect!... but all that is good about Birch Hill stops there.
The costs kept mounting... with every little added detail came an enormous price tag. What went wrong?... The chair covers we paid $4.50 per chair for, were used! We were told fresh linens is the reason for the cost...we did an unexpected visit the the venue the day before the reception, and caught the maids spot cleaning the chairs! They were used by another party.
The food was substandard. I blame ourselves for that though - the description of the dishes sounded amazing, we did not do a taste test. That will never happen again.
Our seafood dish had 3 – 4 pieces tiny pieces of seafood, our chicken dish was nothing like it was described, the steak was soaked in ‘gravy’… it was embarrassing.
We had an early October wedding and asked if the lighting on the patio was enough for a cocktail hour, we were assured it was. Our guests were using their cell phone lighting to see the choices!
There is so much more, but not enough room here.
I spoke to the owner, he was rude and argumentative. I reported Birch Hill to the Better Business Bureau and the Attorney Generals Office. The Attorney Generals Office instructed Birch Hill to reimburse us 1/3 the cost of food. We never received a cent. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.4/5.0
It has taken me 5 months to be able to write this review, mostly because it has taken me that long to be able to reflect upon my wedding day without getting a giant pit in my stomach. Our wedding day with Birch Hill started out great, but that stopped once we left cocktail hour and entered the ballroom for dinner which was supposed to be served starting at 8:30. At 10:00pm dinner was brought out to my head table, or at least what was supposed to be our dinner. It was a pile of burnt mush, I could not decipher what was on the plate. To make a long story short Birch Hill ruined our dinner and reception. Most of my guests were not served dinner until after 11:00pm, I even had some guests leave before being served. And the food was barely edible; it was burnt, unidentifiable, and disgusting. Birch Hill even ran out of the food on our menu before they reached all of my guests, they started serving some people beef, others pork, and even served some adults chicken fingers! It was appalling and embarrassing. And the entire time, Belinda, our wedding coordinator, was nowhere to be found! By the time she arrived I was outside crying. She tried to compensate by giving us an additional hour, but it did not make up for ruining most of my wedding. It turned out that the chef had put the food in the oven to warm and accidentally left it on, causing everything to burn. Instead of telling us this right away, Birch Hill tried to hide the fact that they had messed up and served by guests disgusting burnt food. While Birch Hill had settled with my parents, no one has ever apologized to me. They have my email, phone number, and address and I never heard an “I’m sorry” from anyone at Birch Hill. The service at Birch Hill is absolutely disgraceful. Instead of being upfront about the mistakes they tried to hide them and served my guests disgusting burnt food. I fully advise anyone to think twice before having their wedding there.
It has taken me 5 months to be able to write this review, mostly because it has taken me that long to be able to reflect Read more...
It has taken me 5 months to be able to write this review, mostly because it has taken me that long to be able to reflect upon my wedding day without getting a giant pit in my stomach. Our wedding day with Birch Hill started out great, but that stopped once we left cocktail hour and entered the ballroom for dinner which was supposed to be served starting at 8:30. At 10:00pm dinner was brought out to my head table, or at least what was supposed to be our dinner. It was a pile of burnt mush, I could not decipher what was on the plate. To make a long story short Birch Hill ruined our dinner and reception. Most of my guests were not served dinner until after 11:00pm, I even had some guests leave before being served. And the food was barely edible; it was burnt, unidentifiable, and disgusting. Birch Hill even ran out of the food on our menu before they reached all of my guests, they started serving some people beef, others pork, and even served some adults chicken fingers! It was appalling and embarrassing. And the entire time, Belinda, our wedding coordinator, was nowhere to be found! By the time she arrived I was outside crying. She tried to compensate by giving us an additional hour, but it did not make up for ruining most of my wedding. It turned out that the chef had put the food in the oven to warm and accidentally left it on, causing everything to burn. Instead of telling us this right away, Birch Hill tried to hide the fact that they had messed up and served by guests disgusting burnt food. While Birch Hill had settled with my parents, no one has ever apologized to me. They have my email, phone number, and address and I never heard an “I’m sorry” from anyone at Birch Hill. The service at Birch Hill is absolutely disgraceful. Instead of being upfront about the mistakes they tried to hide them and served my guests disgusting burnt food. I fully advise anyone to think twice before having their wedding there. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Birch Hill Catering responded with the following comments:

All of us at Birch Hill are so sorry. We hate the thought that every time you think of your wedding there is a giant pit in your stomach, we do not feel much different.

We have had extensive conversations with your parents regarding the Wedding Reception itself. You also had a rehearsal on Friday that went flawlessly, and a brunch on Sunday that went equally as well with quite a few upgrades we had added. Through the conversations we had with your parents and the refund of almost $ 7,500.00 we recognized and admitted the faults and had done all we could to correct them. There never was any attempt to deceive you, your family or your guests . There was Human error by the chef and then our best attempt to salvage the dinner services. Food for 139 people takes time to prepare and there was no time. The chef burned the dinner. What else could we do? Serve no dinner???
We know of all of the planning and details you worked out with Belinda. The Ballroom, Cocktail Hour, Bistro, Open Bar Wedding Cake, and desserts were everything you envisioned. And we had planned that as well for the entire night.

Belinda was very sick with a flu that night, and Amy worked closely with you in her place , giving you a extra hour of bar, dancing and paying for overtime with the DJ, and the late runs of the shuttle. We wanted you to try to enjoy the dancing, your guests that had traveled to share your special day and not upset you any further. We did extras for you at the breakfast the next day as well.

Belinda tried to keep your mother informed as much as she could but your mother was not interested in speaking with us that night. Steven and Belinda meet with your parents on 3 different occasions after your wedding to discuss this and to say over and over how sorry we were .We were told not to try and contact you. We all are truly sorry for the dinner services that night and the anguish this has caused you

Sincerely Steven Feldman. President Birch Hill
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.0/5.0
I attended a BBQ at this venue on Saturday. I was appalled by the service we received. Not only was many guest received undercooked burgers as well as the tacky dirty pavilion. I cant believe the owner or staff would allow bees, ants all over the soda machine and to mention the filth of the machine. I could not even drink my soda. I cant believe how this establishment is in business especially an employee bringing their dog. This is so unprofessional. Do not have an event at Birch Hill.
I attended a BBQ at this venue on Saturday. I was appalled by the service we received. Not only was many guest received Read more...
I attended a BBQ at this venue on Saturday. I was appalled by the service we received. Not only was many guest received undercooked burgers as well as the tacky dirty pavilion. I cant believe the owner or staff would allow bees, ants all over the soda machine and to mention the filth of the machine. I could not even drink my soda. I cant believe how this establishment is in business especially an employee bringing their dog. This is so unprofessional. Do not have an event at Birch Hill. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
Bottom line: DO NOT book BH for your wedding. There is a litany of things that they screwed up on the big day: our "gluten free" meals contained gluten, they served different food than we had in the contract, they changed our "pasta station" into a buffet, they brought the completely wrong color linens, they set up our ceremony incorrectly, and worst of all: they intentionally double charged us for rental items--blatantly lying to us. Our day of coordinator that we paid extra for had no clue what was going on, despite the fact that I met with her the week of so that she could ask questions, take notes, etc. She was so noticeably unprepared/nervous/stressed that after the wedding our other vendors commented to me on it. She screwed up the order of our reception events and I also came to find out that she didn't remember how the ceremony was supposed to be set up, so another vendor (not the paid staff of birch hill) took it upon themselves to do it--hence why it was wrong. Our largest complaint, however, has to do with Belinda. I am not sure how all these reviews praise her. I found her to be rude, passive aggressive, unprofessional, and intentionally dishonest. She also seemed fairly incompetent: every single time she updated our contract she somehow changed things that were supposed to remain the same or failed to include things we had agreed to. Belinda also changed our pricing just two weeks before the wedding date without telling us (sneaky!), and we only happened to notice additional charges when we read the final draft with a fine tooth comb. Another ex: they added in charges at the end that they had outlined in the policy sheet, but had intentionally left off the prospective contract (so you would think it's cheaper). They tried to pull so many "fast ones" that it is clear this is how the entire organization operates. Overall: I would not recommend them to anyone. Signing them for my wedding was the single worst decision I made.
Bottom line: DO NOT book BH for your wedding. There is a litany of things that they screwed up on the big day: our "gluten Read more...
Bottom line: DO NOT book BH for your wedding. There is a litany of things that they screwed up on the big day: our "gluten free" meals contained gluten, they served different food than we had in the contract, they changed our "pasta station" into a buffet, they brought the completely wrong color linens, they set up our ceremony incorrectly, and worst of all: they intentionally double charged us for rental items--blatantly lying to us. Our day of coordinator that we paid extra for had no clue what was going on, despite the fact that I met with her the week of so that she could ask questions, take notes, etc. She was so noticeably unprepared/nervous/stressed that after the wedding our other vendors commented to me on it. She screwed up the order of our reception events and I also came to find out that she didn't remember how the ceremony was supposed to be set up, so another vendor (not the paid staff of birch hill) took it upon themselves to do it--hence why it was wrong. Our largest complaint, however, has to do with Belinda. I am not sure how all these reviews praise her. I found her to be rude, passive aggressive, unprofessional, and intentionally dishonest. She also seemed fairly incompetent: every single time she updated our contract she somehow changed things that were supposed to remain the same or failed to include things we had agreed to. Belinda also changed our pricing just two weeks before the wedding date without telling us (sneaky!), and we only happened to notice additional charges when we read the final draft with a fine tooth comb. Another ex: they added in charges at the end that they had outlined in the policy sheet, but had intentionally left off the prospective contract (so you would think it's cheaper). They tried to pull so many "fast ones" that it is clear this is how the entire organization operates. Overall: I would not recommend them to anyone. Signing them for my wedding was the single worst decision I made. Read less
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babygirlbella531
Wedding:
7/22/2006
0.0/5.0
Do not have your wedding here I spent so much money and nothikng was the way it was sapposed to be, The food was horrible, the service sucked and I didn't get everything I paid for. For the money I spent My Wedding should have been fantastic, but instead it was a disaster
Do not have your wedding here I spent so much money and nothikng was the way it was sapposed to be, The food was horrible, Read more...
Do not have your wedding here I spent so much money and nothikng was the way it was sapposed to be, The food was horrible, the service sucked and I didn't get everything I paid for. For the money I spent My Wedding should have been fantastic, but instead it was a disaster Read less
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