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The Desmond Hotel

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About The Desmond Hotel

The Desmond Hotel, Albany is a unique wedding venue for couples in the Albany, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy areas. This elegant hotel features a number of indoor and outdoor spaces, all of which possess tasteful accents from beautiful indoor courtyards with 30' tall ceilings and large skylights, to gorgeous, classic ballrooms. The property sits less than a mile from the Albany International Airport and is located directly off Exit 4 of the Northway I-87, making it convenient for traveling guests.

Facilities and Capacity
With a maximum capacity of 540, couples can choose from six locations for their wedding:

  • Fort Orange courtyard under the pergola
  • Fort Orange koi pond
  • King Street courtyard fountain
  • Fort Orange ballroom
  • King Street ballroom
  • High Street ballroom

Services Offered
In order to ensure that your special day runs smoothly, we offer services that include:

  • Overnight accommodations and guest room wedding blocks
  • A complimentary overnight room for the married couple
  • Dedicated event planning
  • In-house catering and bar services
  • A private hospitality suite for you and your wedding party before your reception
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary shuttle service to the Albany International Airport
  • Creative on-site photo locations for your "first look" as well as your entire wedding party before or after your ceremony

The Desmond Hotel, Albany offers award-winning catering and bar services. Custom menus can be provided and tailored to meet any dietary needs or restrictions, or you can choose from our preset Silver, Gold and Platinum wedding packages.

Other Services
In addition to hosting your wedding ceremony and reception, The Desmond Hotel Albany can also host the following events:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor party
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Next day brunch
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31 Reviews for The Desmond Hotel

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Married on 09/02/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We held our wedding at The Desmond Hotel a couple of weeks ago and were completely blown away by the entire experience. It was everything we wanted and more. From our rehearsal, to the wedding to a ... Read more brunch the day after - they went above and beyond to make sure our special day was everything we dreamed of. Amanda, our sales coordinator, was terrific - we can't say enough about how helpful she was from the day we booked all the way through to following up the day after to make sure we were happy. She was so thorough, organized and patient - even with my one million questions leading up to the event. She made sure that every detail - down to the accent linens and menu placement were perfectly arranged to the way we had discussed in the months leading up. She made us feel as if our wedding was as important to her as it was to us. We had many of our guests stay at the hotel and they were treated wonderfully. Notably, we got lots of compliments on the shuttle service to the airport - everyone found it incredibly easy and helpful. If you're looking for a venue in the Albany region where you can have your guests stay on site and want a terrific experience for all involved, I can't recommend these guys enough!


Married on 09/09/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We were very happy with the team at the desmond. We hit a few bumps along the road when our original event planner left, but we got Erin who was very professional and exactly what we needed. We had ... Read more the most amazing wedding and reception.


Married on 08/26/2017

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We had our reception here. Everything went smoothly, and all the folks were easy to work with, particularly Amanda S. We changed things up numerous times during the planning process and Amanda handled ... Read more handled it all with ease. We are very glad we choose this venue. Can't say enough good things. The setting, the food, the drinks--all were first rate. In addition, the guests who stayed at the Desmond were very pleased with their rooms.

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