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The Desmond Hotel Albany

Albany , NY
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LOCATION

660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211 US (map)

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800-448-3500

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ABOUT US

Are you dreaming of romantic elegance in a beautiful setting? The Desmond has been specializing in dream weddings for over 40 years, and is the most unique wedding venue in the Albany... Read more
Are you dreaming of romantic elegance in a beautiful setting? The Desmond has been specializing in dream weddings for over 40 years, and is the most unique wedding venue in the Albany and Saratoga Springs region.

Weddings are all about YOU, and creating memories of this most important day of your life. Call to schedule a site tour with our wedding planners, and see our beautiful indoor landscaped courtyards, with koi pond, fountains and balconies - perfect for your cocktail reception, rehearsal dinner or next day brunch. Our graceful ballrooms provide the perfect elegant backdrop for your wedding reception, and will have your guests talking for years to come.

The Desmond prides itself on providing award-winning food, service and superb hospitality. We specialize in moments that move you. If it's important to you...trust it to us! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
22
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Local
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Lisa
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Connie at the Desmond is amazing. I had been having trouble finding a venue to accommodate a very small wedding and reception. Connie was not only able to customize everything for us but treated me and my husband with the utmost professionalism and respect. The night was a huge success and all of the staff were very polite and extremely helpful. Highly recommend!
Connie at the Desmond is amazing. I had been having trouble finding a venue to accommodate a very small wedding and Read more...
Connie at the Desmond is amazing. I had been having trouble finding a venue to accommodate a very small wedding and reception. Connie was not only able to customize everything for us but treated me and my husband with the utmost professionalism and respect. The night was a huge success and all of the staff were very polite and extremely helpful. Highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Connie and the Desmond were AMAZING! They went above and beyond to create a perfect wedding for my wife and I. The ambiance was perfect, food was great, and the night went very smoothly. All of their staff members (even the bartenders) were professional and friendly.
Connie and the Desmond were AMAZING! They went above and beyond to create a perfect wedding for my wife and I. The Read more...
Connie and the Desmond were AMAZING! They went above and beyond to create a perfect wedding for my wife and I. The ambiance was perfect, food was great, and the night went very smoothly. All of their staff members (even the bartenders) were professional and friendly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at The Desmond, and were incredibly lucky to have had Connie help us from the tasting all the way through the reception. She was flexible and quickly responded to all our e-mails and calls. She helped minimize our stress during the last couple of weeks of planning and was attentive to every detail. The ballroom looked exactly the way we had envisioned it. The service provided by the waitstaff was also great- very friendly and had meals and desserts served in a timely manner! Our guests loved the food and we're still receiving feedback about how great everything turned out! If you decide to have your reception at The Desmond, you will not be disappointed!
My husband and I had our wedding reception at The Desmond, and were incredibly lucky to have had Connie help us from the Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at The Desmond, and were incredibly lucky to have had Connie help us from the tasting all the way through the reception. She was flexible and quickly responded to all our e-mails and calls. She helped minimize our stress during the last couple of weeks of planning and was attentive to every detail. The ballroom looked exactly the way we had envisioned it. The service provided by the waitstaff was also great- very friendly and had meals and desserts served in a timely manner! Our guests loved the food and we're still receiving feedback about how great everything turned out! If you decide to have your reception at The Desmond, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Desmond accommodated us on such short notice. They have a beautiful venue, weren't over priced and their food was delicious. Our event coordinator Amanda was the best at what she does everything was set up just the way we asked. The Desmond really made our day special!
The Desmond accommodated us on such short notice. They have a beautiful venue, weren't over priced and their food was Read more...
The Desmond accommodated us on such short notice. They have a beautiful venue, weren't over priced and their food was delicious. Our event coordinator Amanda was the best at what she does everything was set up just the way we asked. The Desmond really made our day special! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kate
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn’t be more pleased with choosing Desmond for our August wedding. From the beginning of the process, they made us feel welcomed and at ease. Working with Heather has been a pleasure and all the effort and time she has put into the planning was tremendous. The attention to detail, accommodating our requests and prompt responses to our questions were wonderful. The ceremony and the reception were beautiful and ran smoothly. The level of service was superb and the staff was very attentive to our and our guest's needs throughout the night. The guests raved about the food, accommodations and the elegance of the ballroom and the courtyard. As a bride and groom, we were able to relax and enjoy the wedding knowing that things will be taken care of. We were so happy with the perfect day and couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you for the wonderful experience and beautiful memories.
We couldn’t be more pleased with choosing Desmond for our August wedding. From the beginning of the process, they made us Read more...
We couldn’t be more pleased with choosing Desmond for our August wedding. From the beginning of the process, they made us feel welcomed and at ease. Working with Heather has been a pleasure and all the effort and time she has put into the planning was tremendous. The attention to detail, accommodating our requests and prompt responses to our questions were wonderful. The ceremony and the reception were beautiful and ran smoothly. The level of service was superb and the staff was very attentive to our and our guest's needs throughout the night. The guests raved about the food, accommodations and the elegance of the ballroom and the courtyard. As a bride and groom, we were able to relax and enjoy the wedding knowing that things will be taken care of. We were so happy with the perfect day and couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you for the wonderful experience and beautiful memories. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather with the Desmond and all the staff did a awesome job with our wedding from setting up to making sure we had everthing we needed the day of and before. They have gone above average with what they do to make sure events are just perfect there. They made everthing look so beautiful and I can't thank them enough. So thank you Desmond for making our wedding the best and beautiful.

Kim & Jared
Heather with the Desmond and all the staff did a awesome job with our wedding from setting up to making sure we had Read more...
Heather with the Desmond and all the staff did a awesome job with our wedding from setting up to making sure we had everthing we needed the day of and before. They have gone above average with what they do to make sure events are just perfect there. They made everthing look so beautiful and I can't thank them enough. So thank you Desmond for making our wedding the best and beautiful.

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Katie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I recently got married at the Desmond and it was wonderful! We chose to do both our ceremony and reception there and it was absolutely beautiful! We worked with sandy and I can't not say enough good things about her! She responded to every email, phone call everything and had every detail perfect. Her and we staff made our day so memorable! We got so many compliments and I would recommend it to everyone!!
My husband and I recently got married at the Desmond and it was wonderful! We chose to do both our ceremony and reception Read more...
My husband and I recently got married at the Desmond and it was wonderful! We chose to do both our ceremony and reception there and it was absolutely beautiful! We worked with sandy and I can't not say enough good things about her! She responded to every email, phone call everything and had every detail perfect. Her and we staff made our day so memorable! We got so many compliments and I would recommend it to everyone!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Sandy and the staff of the Desmond, our reception was beautiful. Any questions that I had were willingly answered and I could not have asked for more attentiveness before and during the reception.
Thanks to Sandy and the staff of the Desmond, our reception was beautiful. Any questions that I had were willingly Read more...
Thanks to Sandy and the staff of the Desmond, our reception was beautiful. Any questions that I had were willingly answered and I could not have asked for more attentiveness before and during the reception. Read less
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HappyinLove
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our reception at the Desmond. It was incredible! The atrium looked absolutely stunning for the cocktail reception and the ballroom was simply gorgeous! Erinne, the wedding coordinator, made sure everything was perfect. She was fantastic to work with and made sure my husband and I were worry-free on our special day. I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful, spectacular reception. It was a dream a come true!
My husband and I had our reception at the Desmond. It was incredible! The atrium looked absolutely stunning for the Read more...
My husband and I had our reception at the Desmond. It was incredible! The atrium looked absolutely stunning for the cocktail reception and the ballroom was simply gorgeous! Erinne, the wedding coordinator, made sure everything was perfect. She was fantastic to work with and made sure my husband and I were worry-free on our special day. I couldn't have imagined a more beautiful, spectacular reception. It was a dream a come true! Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
1/1/2009
5.0/5.0
The Desmond provided top notch service and attention to every detail, they were even willing to help work within our budget. We had the perfect dream wedding!
The Desmond provided top notch service and attention to every detail, they were even willing to help work within our Read more...
The Desmond provided top notch service and attention to every detail, they were even willing to help work within our budget. We had the perfect dream wedding! Read less
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