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August 2014: Bridal Section

All the top bridal businesses in the Capital Region.

90 State Events
90 State Street, Albany
512.3231; www.90StateEvents.com

Dazzle your wedding guests at 90 State Events, located in the heart of downtown Albany. 90 State Events features enchanting architecture and award-winning service at a convenient downtown Albany venue. Built in the early 1900s as a National Savings Bank, the site retains much of its historic character with the original marble and bank vault.  For your next wedding or event, enjoy the incredible backdrop that Albany provides, along with 14,000 square feet of event space which accommodates over 400 guests, and is lavishly adorned with premium wedding amenities including:
• Award-winning catering provided exclusively by Mazzone Hospitality
• Seven magnificent dazzling crystal chandeliers
• Spectacular marble columns
• Terrazzo marble flooring
• Doormen
• Amazing up-lighting options
• Stunning mezzanine
• Beautiful vault for wedding photos
• VIP red carpet entrance with stanchions
• 1,100 square-foot dance floor – the largest in the Capital District
• Newly renovated bridal suite
• Ambient natural lighting
• Historic setting on downtown Albany’s oldest street
• Availability of valet parking
• 50-foot ceilings with original architectural detail
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
90 State Events can bring your every wish and tradition to reality. From your wedding ceremony and reception to the post-wedding brunch, you will find wedding packages that can be customized to meet your budget. Let our wedding planners help you create an experience of a lifetime for both you and your guests. Write a history of your own at downtown Albany’s 90 State Events.  For more information about 90 State Events visit us at www.90StateEvents.com.

Country True Value Just Ask Rental
217 North Greenbush Road,
Troy; 283.6246
2 Troy Road, East Greenbush; 477.1104

Vow to Make your Wedding Day Hassle-Free
Planning your Big Day? Country True Value Just Ask Rental is pleased to offer delivery, set-up and take-down of rental equipment for all parties, events and weddings.
Along with a complete line of rental equipment and supplies, this expanded service offers customers stress-free parties and events.  Customers are often so busy orchestrating their party or event, that they don’t have time to enjoy themselves. We can provide delivery, set-up and take down so they can concentrate on the other details that make an event successful.
Both store locations can provide the equipment and supplies needed to cater to each couple’s unique style and personality, creating an event that is exclusively theirs. We offer a variety of tents, china and table linens, champagne and chocolate fountains, tables and chairs, specialty lighting, and even a portable photo booth.  All of our rentals are available at competitive pricing, offering you an affordable and enjoyable way to make sure your wedding makes you the toast of the town.
When making your to-do list, don’t forget to invite us – Country True Value Just Ask Rental. Stop in or call today for more information or visit us online on www.countrytruevalue.com. Enjoy your big day and leave the party to us!

Danielle’s Bridal
4249 Rt. 50, Saratoga Springs
584.7067; www.danielles-bridalofsaratoga.com

For over 25 years Danielle’s Bridal, located in the heart of beautiful Saratoga Springs, has been helping countless brides in find that perfect dress to make their day special. We are here to make your day memorable, whether it’s for a wedding, special event, gala, prom or sweet sixteen.
Our consultants approach the bride to see how exactly she would want to appear on her wedding day and we are there to help every step of the way. From deciding on a wedding dress, to picking out the bridesmaid dresses, alterations from our outstanding seamstress, and even to the day the dresses are worn, we are here for you. We are known for our impeccable customer service, and our “at home” feel. We carry several designers including Mori Lee, Alfred Angelo, Maggie Sattaro, De Vinci, and Justin Alexander. For the grooms, we rent from two different tuxedo companies, which offer several options and any style to fit into that dream wedding.
Our tuxedos are not only for weddings, but also for prom. Prom is a big event for anyone in high school, and we have a large selection of dresses in store year-round. Dresses can be purchased in store or ordered online, and shipped to our store for pick-up. We have been known for our laid back approach with no appointments needed, and walk-ins are welcomed.

Edison Club
891 Riverview Road, Rexford
399.2393; www.edisonclub.com

Celebrate your special day in elegance and style with the aid of our breathtaking facility. The Edison Club Ballroom can accommodate a large number of guests, while additionally catering the event. Really, we’ll take care of everything! No matter which specific aesthetic you’re trying to elicit on your wedding day, the Edison Club staff will work by your side to make your vision come to life.
Allow our trained staff of professionals to tend to each detail, and gain immediate peace of mind. You’ll be able to sit back and enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime event, while all attendees are taken care of. Our Director of Catering is prepared to outline each facet of your wedding, helping you select the right date, décor and cuisine. Take all the stress out of the planning process with the knowledge and service of our wonderful personnel.
You can trust that The Edison Club facility also will provide the proper physical setting to meet all your needs. Gain access to high ceilings, tasteful decor, sparkling chandeliers, and a professional stage for whichever entertainment you select. Don’t you think your surroundings should live up to the importance of your special day? Pay a visit to our banquet room the next chance you get, and we’re sure you’ll like what you see. Separate banquet halls simply don’t stack up! Just call 399.2393 today to speak with Banquet Manager Scott Snell.

Fairways of Halfmoon
17 Johnson Road, Halfmoon
664.1578; www.fairwaysofhalfmoon.com

The gorgeous, Fairways of Halfmoon golf course and banquet house is located in southern Saratoga County with easy access for those living in the Capital Region, Vermont and Massachusetts. Our elegant venue can accommodate up to 250 quests and offers breathtaking panoramic views of our championship golf course and the green mountains of Vermont.  These views can be enjoyed from any seat in our glass-enclosed banquet house. Have a cocktail and enjoy the views from our outdoor patio; relax by the beautiful fire pit on the patio.
Our Executive Chef, Peter Topian, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has over 30 years of experience. We provide fine dining at its best, with wedding cakes from Coccadott’s. Our professional and attentive wait staff is ready to serve you. Ceremonies on the premises also can be held in our wedding gazebo or in front of our beautiful fireplace.
We will truly help you make your wedding ceremony and/or reception memorable for you and your guests. We are rapidly booking 2015, so please contact Susan, the wedding coordinator, today to book your date.

Old Daley Catering
2339 State Route 43 & 66, Averill Park
674.3131; www.olddaleyinn.com

“Custom catering for every event” – that s our saying at Old Daley Catering. We re a full-service catering company serving the entire Capital Region and beyond. Our chefs create fresh, quality menu items developed from over 30 years of experience, and our event planners are experts in helping you organize your custom wedding, corporate event or any social occasion.
In addition to our sumptuous cuisine, we offer prospective wedding parties premier venues at both Saratoga Polo and Crooked Lake. Each is distinctly elegant and exceptional to its surroundings.
In the heart of Whitney Field at the Saratoga Polo Club, we connect you to the “Saratoga Experience” in the way that’s meant to be. Here you can enjoy contemporary amenities while surrounding yourself in the traditional elegance of the Saratoga Polo Club. Our event planners will help you plan your ideal wedding experience and their expertise will guide you in creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Just outside of Albany, the historic Crooked Lake House offers the captivating environment of a lakeside estate, while preserving the glamorous feel and luxurious indulgences of the early 1900s. Whether in the peak of summer with services by the lake or taking in the warmth and charm of our multiple stone fireplaces during cooler days, Crooked Lake is a venue of unrivaled elegance. And if you re thinking of a winter wedding, we offer outstanding winter wedding packages.
Old Daley Catering is your “custom caterer” for every event. Give us a call, we d love to hear your ideas.

River Stone Manor
1437 Amsterdam Road, Glenville
382.8322; www.riverstonemanor.com

The River Stone Manor sits on 15 lavishly landscaped acres on the banks of the Mohawk River. The main banquet facility, which comfortably seats 220 guests, features a full wall of windows providing a picturesque view of the river, with French doors opening up to reveal a beautiful patio. This newly-remodeled facility offers perfect acoustics for your musical hosts, provides incredible photo opportunities for your photographers, and a beautiful view for all of your guests.
The Manor House is the perfect place for intimate and elegant weddings, rehearsal dinners and personal gatherings. It provides seating for up to 20 guests for a dinner or buffet. Cocktail receptions will allow up to 35 guests. The Manor House is commonly used by our brides and bridesmaids to prepare for the wedding ceremony. With a warm, historic touch, the bride can enjoy the hours leading into her special day in comfort.
The Terrace tent, which is located 30 feet from the river, offers a unique atmosphere you will not find anywhere else. Guests are in awe when entering this outdoor facility. With a built-in bar, brick floor and calming landscaped creek, there is no better way to enjoy a beautiful day or evening. With all-weather sidewalls, you can enjoy the seasonal breeze or escape the rain. The Terrace offers all of the amenities needed with a seating capacity of up to 115 guests.
The Fire Pit, one of our newest additions, is located on the banks of the Mohawk and can be used in conjunction with the Terrace Tent for events and gatherings or for small casual cocktail receptions or barbeques.
A beautiful pergola is graciously located on the rich green lawn, awaiting our bride and groom. Your guests will enjoy the ceremony with the sun shining through the trees and glistening on the water behind you.
River Stone Manor has received great praise for the delectable food, personal service and attention to detail. With four different wedding packages and a staff who will work to meet your needs, the bride and groom are sure to have the wedding of their dreams.
Please feel free to call 382.8322 or email us at info@riverstonemanor.com to set up an appointment to view the unique grounds. Let our dream make your dream come true.

Spa Broadway at White Sands Massage
453 Broadway, Troy
272.3636; www.thewhitesandsmassage.com

For brides looking for a more intimate setting for their professional makeup services and other “big day” preparations such as manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and massage, Spa Broadway at White Sands Massage in downtown Troy is just the place! We are the friendly little spa with exceptional staff who take the time to focus on the bride and her party. The smaller feel of the spa makes clients feel they are getting the individual attention they deserve; they are treated to a truly personalized treatment each and every time they visit.
Our skin care experts, Megan and Andrea, recommend brides start a series of facials, nail care and body treatments months before the wedding as a way to prepare their skin for looking their best in photos and in person. Let’s not forget about the groom! We offer an exclusive “Men’s Zen” collection of massage and spa services like the “Stress-Buster Massage,” “Hot Towel Facial,” waxing, and nail care services – all with manly scents the groom and his party will appreciate. These services can be scheduled individually or as part of a package.
We invite you to come in before your big day to relax and unwind with a single service treatment, a customized package such as the “Best of Broadway,” or indulge in a relaxing setting with your loved one for any one of our couples’ services with our experienced staff.
Spa Broadway at White Sands Massage looks forward to being part of your special day!

The Vista at Van Patten Golf Club
924 Main Street, Clifton Park
877.4979; www.vanpattengolf.com

Located in beautiful southern Saratoga County in the hamlet of Jonesville, the Vista at Van Patten Golf Club has breathtaking views from the highest point in the town of Clifton Park.  Our Grand Clubhouse is the perfect venue for an intimate gathering of 25 guests or a fabulous wedding for 200 guests.
Let our professional catering team guide you through the planning process for this memorable day. Our caring staff will help you relax and enjoy your day with the highest level of service that is sure to meet the expectations of the most discerning guest. Our incredible view and culinary delights are sure to make this a day to remember.
Our restaurant is open to the public and serves lunch and dinner daily. Seasonal dining is available on our beautiful, award-winning patio. Our Early Bird Special, available daily from 4-6pm, was voted The Best Early Bird Special of 2011 by the readers of Capital Region Living Magazine. While you’re here, be sure to try our award-winning New England clam chowder.
Our 27-hole public golf course is a challenge to all levels of handicap. Built in 1968, the course features large mature spacious greens, sloping wide fairways and expansive views of the countryside. The unique, challenging setting makes this course well worth the trip from any location.

The Terrace at Waters Edge
2 Freeman’s Bridge Road, Glenville
370.5300; www.thewatersedgelighthouse.com

The Terrace at Waters Edge banquet facility is an elegant waterfront venue located adjacent to the award-winning Water’s Edge Lighthouse Restaurant & Inn on the banks of the Mohawk River.
Allow us to assist you in creating an unforgettable day with personalized attention to detail, fine food and impeccable service, all in a beautifully-appointed setting. Overlooking the scenic Mohawk River, the Terrace offers seating for 200+ guests, a dance floor, a custom-designed mahogany bar, and extensive menu selections. From butlered hors d’oeuvres to elegant buffets with carving and pasta stations, to your choice of delicious entrees, we will tailor a package to meet your individual needs.
We would be honored to help you make your wedding day dreams come true. Call today for an appointment to tour this facility and meet with our consultants.

The HighPoint at Peaceful Acres
3740 Rynex Corners Road, Pattersonville
887.3178; www.peacefulacreshorses.com

The HighPoint at Peaceful Acres offers a nature-based setting that is pleasing to our customers and clients who seek a unique location for a country-style wedding, reunion, corporate teambuilding or wellness retreat.
Located in the Capital Region, only 30 minutes from Albany and 40 minutes from Saratoga Springs, Peaceful Acres encompasses 156 acres of picturesque land with views of the southern Adirondacks. A 360-degree view of mountains, hills and pastures and images of horses is your event’s backdrop
We offer facilities unique to the Capital Region, including two 30-foot yurts with power and furnishings, a 60-by-120 arena/pavilion with stage, a 30-by-50 pavilion, and numerous tent sites for an experience you will always remember.
Choosing to have your special day with us has an added benefit, as partial proceeds from all events, including weddings, benefit The Feed the Horses Fund at Peaceful Acres Horses (PAH), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that rescues and restores abused, neglected and homeless horses, ponies and donkeys. Once restored, these horses become therapy partners in PAH’s equine-guided experiential learning programs for at-risk youth, veterans and people surpassing a cancer diagnosis. Imagine how your guests will feel knowing that their attendance at your wedding is helping to improve the quality of life for a person and horse.
To plan your country-style wedding in nature with us, please contact Nanci Beyerl via email at Peacefulacresnb@gmail.com or call 887.3178.
Let our team help you to have an extra-special day at The HighPoint at Peaceful Acres.

Hilton Garden InnTroy & Rensselaer Banquet & Conference Facility
235 Hoosick Street, Troy
272.1700; www.troy.hgi.com

The Hilton Garden Inn Troy & Rensselaer Banquet & Conference Facility has everything you need to create your perfect wedding – and it is all in one place!
Begin your wedding celebration with a fabulous rehearsal dinner in our elegant Roebling Library.
Our landscaped Garden is the perfect location for an exquisite outdoor ceremony or cocktail reception, and the Ferris Grand Ballroom is the spot for you and your guests to dine and dance the night away.
At the end of the evening, you and your guests can “take the elevator home” to one of our comfortable overnight rooms or suites. Continue the festivities the next morning with a lavish breakfast in our Great American Grille or in a private banquet location.
With our abundant indoor and outdoor spaces, the possibilities to create your dream wedding experience are paramount. We offer published menu packages as just a sample of what we can provide, and we welcome the opportunity to customize any package to suit the desires of you and your spouse.
For information on our weddings, social event packages, or conference facilities, please contact the sales office at 953.1986. The sales and events professionals would welcome the opportunity to give you a tour of all of their beautiful spaces and help you to plan the Day of your Dreams.

Blue Skies Travel
15 Troy Road, East Greenbush
477.4700; www.blueskiestravel.com

Why should I use a Travel Agent?
I can just book on the internet, right?
With today’s trends in technology and grabbing the best deals, more and more people are turning to the internet to book their travel. Although you can get a good deal on line, you might not really know what you are getting. To the internet engine, you are a number. You click purchase and that is the end of your relationship.
Planning a vacation or honeymoon should be fun and exciting. Going on the internet can be very frustrating and overwhelming.
When you use Blue Skies Travel for your travel needs, you get FREE personalized service. By using a travel agent, you will find that you leave the searching and worrying to us while at the same time, still get a great deal. Oftentimes, we even have deals that will provide you extra amenities on your vacation!
If you are planning your wedding, you have enough on your plate already. When you use an agent from Blue Skies Travel, we will talk with you to find out what your wants and needs are and, together, we will decide on your ideal trip. If there are ever any problems during your vacation or before, we are always only a call, text, or email away.
Consider using Blue Skies Travel for your travel needs. Leave the planning to us and we will provide you with the vacation of your dreams. Call us today at 477.4700 or email info@blueskiestravel.com.

The National Museum of Dance
99 South Broadway, Saratoga
584.2225 ext 3003; www.dancemuseum.org

Consider the beautiful National Museum of Dance as a venue for your wedding or special event. Located in picturesque Saratoga Springs, New York, just minutes away from downtown, the Museum is an ideal location for your perfect day. The classic architecture of the 1920’s Arts & Crafts style building creates an unforgettable ambiance that will be cherished in memories and photos for years to come. The Museum itself offers an elegant marble foyer with crystal chandeliers overlooking a private outdoor courtyard, as well as a light and airy South East Gallery – perfect for cocktails and smaller gatherings. These three venues can be used as a combination of ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. The National Museum of Dance offers a private, charming and scenic location with easy access from the Northway as well as ample parking for all of your guests. The Museum is available for smaller events such as bridal showers, birthday parties, baby showers, bar and bat mitzvahs as well as fundraisers. Please feel free to contact Jo at 518.584.2225, ext. 3003 to arrange for more information and to schedule a viewing of the facility or e-mail rentals@dancemuseum.org.  For a virtual tour of the Museum of Dance, visit our website, www.dancemuseum.org

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