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April 2018: Weddings Section

All the top wedding businesses in the Capital Region.

Flowers By Pesha
177 River Street, Troy
518.272.1980; FlowersByPesha.com
Flowers By Pesha offers a gorgeous selection of custom bridal bouquets, floral cake decorations, wedding ceremony flowers and centerpieces to fit any budget. Whether your wedding is a spring, summer, fall or winter event, simple or elaborate, we can provide bright, beautiful flowers to make your day UNFORGETTABLE! With over 30 years of floral design experience, FBP is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements while developing long-term relationships with all our valued customers and the community. All our designs are tailor-made to suit your individual specifications, working closely with our clients to understand their needs and expectations.

Nicole’s Special Events & Catering
556 Delaware Avenue, Albany
518.436.4952; nicolescatering.com
Your wedding is too important to present you with just a choice between Package A or Package B. Nicole’s Catering is a little different—just like you. Come in and meet with us to create a menu and event plan custom-tailored to your preferences. From the menu to the décor and rentals, we will bring all the little details together to ensure your day is flawless. Let Nicole’s culinary and event coordination teams use their skills and knowledge to give you the perfect reception. Make your wedding day easier and more memorable. Where do you begin? Contact us today!

Excelsior Springs Event Center
47 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs
518.886.0020; excelsiorspringssaratoga.com
Celebrate a memorable Saratoga wedding in style and comfort at the beautiful Excelsior Springs Event Center. Located just moments from downtown Saratoga, our classically-inspired wedding venue is beautifully appointed to create the fine ambiance your special day demands. Excelsior Springs is located adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott. You and your guests can take advantage of the hotel’s outstanding amenities for lodging and bridal parties, while enjoying a memorable wedding and reception in Excelsior Springs Event Center.

Dunham’s Bay Resort
2999 State Route 9L, Lake George
518.656.9242, dunhamsbay.com
Whether it’s an intimate plated affair or a grand dinner, Dunham’s Bay Resort treats you with care, consideration, and the constant knowledge that it is your special day. We individually customize every wedding personally with each couple in order to create your dream wedding. Hosting one wedding a day allows us to feature our many on-site locations to host your ceremony and reception. Our impeccable and attentive award-winning service is an industry standard for Adirondack dream weddings. Every wedding is tailor-made, designed, and customized to fit your individual desires and budget. From beginning to end, we will help you create your very special memorable day.

Turf Tavern
40 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia
518.393.3344; turftavern.com
A full-service restaurant, banquet and catering facility, the Turf Tavern has been family-owned and operated for more than 75 years, most recently by Maria and Tom Gallant who collectively have more than 60 years of quality hospitality experience. The Turf Tavern consists of a fine dining restaurant, a casual lounge area and in-house banquet space that can accommodate anything from a simple cocktail reception or a light and fresh shower to an elegant reception for as many as 100 guests. Our staff is professional and happy to make your turf our Turf with our creative and affordable off-site catering service.

The Greens at Copake Country Club
44 Golf Course Road, Copake Lake
518.352.0019; thegreensatcopake.com
The Greens Restaurant at Copake Country Club and The Barn at Copake Lake are must-see venues for those seeking a laid-back wedding weekend surrounded by nature. With rustic, yet chic, indoor decor and amazing views, the feel of both properties will instantly set the tone for a unique, memorable experience. Personalized service with an on-site coordinator, catering by a CIA trained chef, beautiful spaces and options to customize your entire event make this a popular choice for couples wishing to create a one-of-a-kind celebration.

Jackson’s Old Chatham House
646 Albany Turnpike, Old Chatham
518.794.7373; jacksonsoldchathamhouse.com
Jackson’s, in the quaint hamlet of Old Chatham, is a charming, pub-style restaurant with a five-star rating. Owned and operated by Barry Jackson, the restaurant has been in the family for three generations. Although best known for superb “prime rib” dinners and veal parmesan, there are many other American dishes, from appetizers to “melt in your mouth” desserts, freshly prepared with local produce when available. Jackson’s can accommodate your wedding party, large or small, from 20 to 200 people. Our private dining room is available for a rehearsal dinner, wedding shower or any other small gathering. Catering is available for any occasion at your place or ours.

Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe
390 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush
518.477.2140; zacharyspastryshoppe.com
We want your wedding day to be perfect and it would be our pleasure to help make your vision come true. Take a moment to view some of the custom cakes we have designed. Here, your options are only limited to your imagination. Yours can be the next showpiece! Just listen to your guests wow at your gorgeous wedding cake. Rest assured, they will tell you just how good it is. We’re taking bookings months in advance and we do close out some weekends, so we recommend that you secure your date as soon as possible. We deliver our wedding cakes throughout the Capital Region. Combine our Viennese pastries, tortes and tarts for a spectacular finale to your memorable day. We certainly consider it a privilege when you choose us as your personal pastry chef.

The Falls Venue
158 Union Turnpike, Hudson
518.719,1600; jmscollective.com
The Falls Venue combines portions of an early 20th century elementary school and retains some of the most interesting industrial-age features of that space—but has been fully updated with top quality materials, beautiful craftsmanship and state of the art lighting and sound. The Falls Venue is perhaps the most elegant space of its type in the Hudson Valley. It’s the centerpiece of your event—with advanced computerized lighting, plenty of space for your guests, a stage, and significant architectural details. Carved out of the space of a historic elementary school gymnasium, it has been completely refurbished but retains many period architectural details throughout. Located minutes from the busy Amtrak station in downtown Hudson, it is perfectly repurposed for elegant weddings, proms, corporate events, fundraisers and more. The Falls Venue is well appointed with additional rooms, a back bar for cocktails, outdoor space for ceremonies and parking.

Enchanting Escapes
2261 Western Avenue, Guilderland
518.608.4644; enchantingescapes.net
Dreaming of offering your family and friends an amazing and memorable experience? A destination wedding may be the perfect choice. Planning honeymoons, adventure travel and destination weddings is our passion. We are your stateside butler, helping you choose the best experience for your dream honeymoon, whether it is being pampered at a Sandals Luxury Inclusive Resort in your private overwater bungalow, cruising the Mediterranean or a unique adventure. As one of the few local Preferred Sandals Agencies and only local Certified Silver Sandals Weddingmoon Specialist, call us today to start planning your Sandals Experience.

The Lodge on Echo Lake
175 Hudson Street, Warrensburg
518.623.5599; thelodgeonecholake.com
Nestled against the stunning backdrop of wooded pines and 35 acres of pristine Echo Lake, The Lodge on Echo Lake has become one of the North Country’s most popular destination wedding venues. The Lodge is a unique venue—perfect for couples looking for a truly extraordinary Adirondack destination wedding. Attention to detail, finely prepared cuisine, a wide range of recreational activities, and charming accommodations are just a few benefits of booking your wedding at The Lodge. Every aspect of your wedding is carefully planned by you—along with the help of our professional Wedding Coordinator, Kathy. We look forward to working with you to plan your wedding day OR an entire wedding weekend!

2Shea Catering
802 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville
518.389.2889; 2sheacatering.com
The 2Shea Catering business was created to delight, inspire and to be inspired.  2Shea Catering strives each day for a standard of excellence in hospitality and cuisine.  We provide all the catering services for Shaker Ridge Country Club, as well as catering to other venues stretching from Lake Placid to Poughkeepsie. Our menus range from traditional to the most current innovative cuisine. Whether it’s incorporating your favorite recipes into the menu or honoring a dietary or culturally-specific menu, we are happy to work with you to guarantee a memorable guest experience. Our talented professional staff will satisfy your personal requests, make suggestions and provide the best possible service.

The Terrace at Waters Edge
2 Freeman’s Bridge Road, Glenville
518.370.5300; thewatersedgelighthouse.com
The Terrace at Water’s Edge banquet facility is an elegant waterfront venue located adjacent to the award-winning Water’s Edge Lighthouse Restaurant on the banks of the Mohawk River. Allow us to assist in creating an unforgettable day with personalized attention to detail, fine food and impeccable service—all in a beautifully-appointed setting. The Terrace, overlooking the scenic Mohawk River, offers seating for 200 guests, a dance floor, a custom-designed mahogany bar and extensive menu. A new 105-room Hilton Homewood Suites is adjacent to this property for your lodging 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.

677 Prime
677 Broadway, Albany
518.477.7463; 677prime.com
Albany’s premier upscale wedding and corporate events venue: Along with offering fine dining in the restaurant, 677 Prime is also the perfect venue for your next special event. Experience world-class service and cuisine in a chic and luxurious setting. With five different event space options, ranging from 10 to 300 people, you can be confident that your event will exceed all of your expectations. From business luncheons to weddings, you know your event will have the same five-star cuisine and impeccable service you would expect from 677 Prime.

Premiere Tra­nsportation
456 North Pearl Street, Albany
518.459.6123; premierelimo.com
One of the key factors that makes Premiere different is our diverse fleet of vehicles. From luxury sedans and limousines, to our vans, mini-buses and executive coaches, we are uniquely qualified to meet any transportation need. We invite you to visit our facility, preview our vehicles, and discuss your special needs and requests with one of our reservation consultants. Choose the vehicle that fits your wedding – party bus, stretch limousines or mini coaches to shuttle guests. We’ll arrive on-time, immaculately clean, and driven by a professional chauffeur in a tuxedo. When the details really count, you can count on Premiere.

The Vista at Van Patten Golf Club
924 Main Street, Clifton Park
518.877.4979; vanpattengolf.com  
The Vista at Van Patten Golf Club, located in beautiful southern Saratoga County in the hamlet of Jonesville, has breathtaking views from the highest point in 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 will certainly meet the expectations of the most discerning guest. Our incredible view and culinary delights are sure to make this a day to remember.

Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers
1675 Western Avenue, Albany
518.464.9636; druesanders.com
Drue Sanders not only gives you exceptional quality and value in your bridal jewelry, but we bring you tremendous savings in all of the services you’ll need for a magical wedding and breathtaking honeymoon. You’ve already made the big decision; now let us help with the rest. At Drue Sanders, our clients are important to us. So important that we want them to have the very best of everything—and that goes beyond our own quality service and wedding sets. We know that weddings take a lot of time to plan and can be very expensive, so we want to make your life easier, by saving you lots of time and money. With our Gateway To Forever program, we can help you save thousands of dollars as you plan for your big day.

The Inn at Erlowest
3178 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George
518.668.5928; theinnaterlowest.com
Experience the wedding of your dreams on the shores of Lake George in a turn-of-the-century castle. The Inn at Erlowest is the premier event venue in the area with breathtaking views of Lake George. We offer our clients a boutique-style wedding experience that sets us apart from the rest. The day is your day with only one wedding on the property. Our entire staff is on hand to ensure that your wedding day is perfect and we are committed to providing the utmost in quality and service. The Inn at Erlowest’s signature wedding experience is as unique as the couple, customized to the client’s taste, style and distinct vision.

Ruggiero’s Catering 
123 Saratoga Road, Socha Plaza, Glenville
518.399.6855; ruggierofood.com
Ruggiero’s specializes in off-premises catering and can also cook on premises because we have a mobile kitchen. We offer full-plated meals, buffets, or specialized stations. With almost 30 years in business, we provide high quality service and food. Full-service or drop-off, our venues include Canfield Casino, National Museum of Dance, Mabee Farm, and many more in the Capital Region and beyond. We customize any menu and any needs and work with rental companies for additional services, such as tables, chairs, linens, tents, table settings and more. Call and speak to John or Joe or contact us through our website.

Westfall Station Cafe
13A Averill Avenue, Averill Park
518.674.6258; westfallstationcafe.com
Planning an event?  No matter what the event we can make it happen for you. The Westfall Station staff will go out of their way to please you. We try vigorously to provide you with quality foods and beverages in an environment where our patrons feel most comfortable. The name “Westfall” is derived from the Westfall family who originally occupied the site in 1823, subsequently released from the Van Rensselaer patroonship that dominated much of our area. Our vision was to perpetuate the Town of Sand Lake’s beautiful and vibrant place in a history when tourists frequented our area by trolley to visit our many lakes and attractions.

Valcour Inn and Boathouse
3712 Route 9, Peru
518.564.2038; ValcourInn.com
Close your eyes. Envision your dreams coming true at Valcour Inn and Boathouse, a nine-acre estate located on the shores of Lake Champlain with breathtaking views of Valcour Island and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Celebrate your special day at this beautiful 1904 Victorian estate—at the Inn with its elegant, intimate bed and breakfast feel, three fireplaces and nine guest bedrooms; at the Boathouse with its rustic Adirondack charm, two-story high ceilings and exposed beams. Delicious, beautifully presented cuisine is offered by our exclusive caterer who will design a menu based on your taste, style and budget. At Valcour Inn and Boathouse, dreams do come true!

The Rensselaer Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick Street, Troy
518.271.1700; therensselaer.com
Weddings, whether intimate or grand, require elegantly appointed spaces that are lavish and memorable. Let us create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Hold your wedding ceremony outside on the private, manicured enclosed lawn. Host a cocktail reception under the stars. Have a romantic rehearsal dinner in front of the fire in the Roebling Library. If a traditional wedding reception is more your style, we accommodate that too. Your Dream is Our Reality. You’ll find a consistency to excellence in food quality, preparation and presentation, all designed by an experienced culinary staff who bring concepts and creations to life. Indulge in food that is innovative and custom-tailored to your preferences and palate.

Steven Yarinsky, MD, FACS
7 Wells Street, 3rd Floor, Saratoga Springs
518.583.4019; yarinsky.com
Enhance your beauty and appearance for that special day! You can look more youthful and feel your best for your wedding and beyond! As Saratoga Springs’ premier plastic surgery med spa, we provide many non-invasive options designed to reverse and help prevent the signs of aging and maintain your youthful appearance and to contour your figure. Correct your facial skin droopiness, jowls, deep pores, fine wrinkle lines, environmental damage and age spots and you can appear 5 to 10 years younger! Enhance your figure with non-invasive SculpSure® and TruSculpt-3D fat removal. Dr. Yarinsky, a board–certified plastic surgeon specializing in Cosmetic Medicine, provides all facial filler and Botox® treatments as the Capital District’s only certified “Expert Injector” (visit expertinjector.org). Visit yarinsky.com for options available at the Saratoga Med Spa and cosmetic surgery options at Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC.

Old Daley Catering
2 Northern Drive, Troy
Old Daley on Crooked Lake
2339 NY 43, Averill Park
518.235.2656; olddaley.com
Old Daley Custom Catering, a family-owned and operated full-service caterer, has been proudly serving the Capital Region for over 40 years. Whether you are planning a wedding, family gathering, business luncheon or dining at one of our restaurants, our staff welcomes you with friendliness and professionalism to provide the utmost ultimate experience. Our chefs prepare our award-winning cuisine with culinary expertise and passion. Please keep us in mind when planning your next event. We love what we do, and so will you!

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