8 of the Best Wedding Venues in New York's Capital Region

When it comes to topnotch wedding venues, don't let the gorgeous Capital Region be overshadowed by its glitzier downstate cousin. From the luxe hotels of Albany's urban center to the historic mansions and parks of picturesque Saratoga to the photo-ready vineyards and farms of the surrounding counties, you'll find plenty of options here for truly spectacular celebrations... all at a price point you won't find further south.


Birch Hill

Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Dramatic Conservatory

Indoor or Outdoor Receptions

Fab Features: picturesque retreat surrounded by 110 acres of manicured lawns, ponds, trees, and wildlife • the Conservatory Ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and opens to 3 outdoor terraces, and Lodge Ballroom is outfitted with a carved redwood ceiling and fossil stone fireplace • delectable in-house catering highlights fresh, locally sourced ingredients

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Mansion of Saratoga

Rock City Falls, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Mansion

Rose Garden

On-Site Accommodations

Fab Features: an exclusive retreat sitting on four peaceful and private acres • hold a romantic ceremony in the Victorian Mansion, originally built in 1866, or in the rustic, chandelier-lit barn • mingle with your guests in the English Rose Garden and capture memories in front of the bucolic pond

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Franklin Plaza Ballrooms

Troy, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Rooftop Terrace

All-Inclusive

Downtown Troy Location

Fab Features: grand, 1920s-era former bank boasting dramatic Doric architecture • the elegant Ballroom exudes glamour, a built-in pink Tennessee marble bar, coffered ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling multi-paned windows and French doors • the chic, modern Rooftop is perfect for fun afterparties or al fresco cocktail hour

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Shaker Heritage Barn

Albany, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Authentic Farm

Proximity to Albany

Historic Charm

Fab Features: charming 1915 Shaker Barn at the heart of a remarkable property just minutes from Albany but with a worlds-away vibe • celebrate among cool historic buildings, winding paths through the trees, lily pad-dotted ponds, and a gently rolling stream • the spacious barn boasts beautiful all-wood construction and a soaring open-beamed roof

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Desmond Hotel Albany

Albany, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Unique Indoor Atrium

Modern Ballrooms

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: plush, full-service hotel in the heart of Albany • a unique indoor courtyard with year-round landscaping, a large koi pond, pergolas, brick pathways and soaring ceilings with large atrium skylights • elegant modern ballrooms for the reception

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Stablegate Barn, Lodge and Vineyard

Castleton-on-Hudson, New York

Venue Superpowers:

All-Inclusive

Vineyard Views

Historic Dutch Barn

Fab Features: the rolling green hills of this historic farm have been planted with gorgeous grapevines, where ceremonies among the vines boast sprawling views of the Catskills • the 19th-century Dutch barn is lovely with twinkle lights strung in its rafters, or celebrate in the Lodge with its cozy fossil stone fireplace • delectable in-house catering highlights fresh, locally sourced ingredients

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Queensbury Hotel

Glens Falls, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Architecture

Nearby City Park

All-Inclusive

Fab Features: exquisite historic hotel in downtown Glens Falls, steps from the picturesque City Park • the grand lobby is outfitted with original terrazo floors and a dramatic granite fireplace • dine & dance in the Queen's Ballroom with its historic grandeur, or the fresh, contemporary Adirondack Ballroom

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Maples Estate

Schoharie, NY

Venue Superpowers:

Weekend Wedding Events

Wonderful Venue Owners

In-House Planning

Fab Features: beautiful riverside estate perfectly located in the Schoharie Valley, just 3 hours from NYC • cozy lodgings for 17 in the 1855 colonial farmhouse allow you to immerse yourself in your celebration and the dreamy setting • the venue owners will assist every step of the way, ensuring your event is unique and perfectly fit for YOU

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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