Rest assured, your guests will also be given the royal treatment.
As they arrive, each will be greeted by butlers bearing champagne and
hors d’oeuvres. Everyone is encouraged to take in the lovely courtyard
surrounded by dramatic landscaping filled with the sweet sight and the
even sweeter aroma of flowers. The weather will never affect this indoor
paradise, so you can be sure that this idyllic setting will be just as
beautiful on your wedding day as when you first see it.
Our wedding planners are experienced catering managers who will
take care of all the details on your checklist, from food and service to
hotel guest rooms. We will take note of your special requests, and help
you build a menu reflective of your tastes. Our menus are not just
appetizing, they are memorable! We can create anything you can dream,
from special dietary requests to an exclusive drink special named after
These elegant and spacious two-level deluxe suites are ideal for social
entertaining. Each suite features an enclosed patio or private entrance,
a living area with faux fireplace, un-stocked wet bar and refrigerator,
and powder room on the first floor. The spiral or oak staircase leads up
to a loft or a private, second-level bedroom with a Colonial King canopy
four-poster bed, elegant furniture with a flat screen TV, and l full
master bath with telephone.
This suite is often considered our "Bridal suite" . . . the perfect
accommodation for the Bride and Groom for on-site weddings and
receptions, or just a romantic getaway. Our convenient location and
complimentary shuttle to the Albany International Airport - just minutes
away - means you spend very little time commuting and more time relaxing
in the privacy of your room.
The Desmond Presidential Suite is stately
and elegant. The Presidential Suite has been host to numerous
celebrities and Presidents as well as officials and dignitaries.
The room boasts many upgrades and includes dining room with
refrigerator, un-stocked wet bar and microwave, living room with
furniture designed exclusively for The Desmond. Upstairs, the
master bedroom holds a King-size four-poster canopy bed and a
master bathroom, as well as a separate room featuring a Jacuzzi
Hotel Room Blocks
Make arrangements for your in town and
visiting guests with the convenience of a Hotel Wedding Room Block. Our
experienced wedding planners will help you coordinate reservations for
your guests. Whether your ceremony and reception are with us or being
held elsewhere, we offer guidance and assistance to make it easy for
your guests to make their travel plans.
The Desmond is more than just
another pretty place. Along with our award-winning facilities and
services, we offer the finest gourmet cuisine. Your meal will be
prepared by the same experienced chefs who create delicacies served at
Scrimshaw, one of the Capital Region's finest restaurants.
Your guests will be treated to some of the best cuisine in the
Northeast. Begin your meal with an array of fresh salads and finish it
with a decadent assortment of desserts. Trust that everything prepared
at The Desmond is the absolute freshest possible. Our culinary team is
trained in the art of preparing cuisine to be as delightful to see as it
is delectable to taste.
Desmond also offers a host of elegant additions to your reception
package, including an international coffee and cordial bar featuring a
full selection of flavored coffees and assorted condiments, including
whipped cream, shaved chocolate and the finest selection of liqueurs.
Your guests will leave your wedding celebration with
memories almost as fond as yours.
Raise your glass to the bride and groom, share stories and laughter with
the bridal party, and above all, celebrate your Rehearsal Dinner in your
choice of a formal or relaxed setting.
The Desmond can offer many options for family and friends to share the
excitement of your upcoming wedding celebration.
Formal and intimate, we offer ballrooms with elegant
wall coverings, chandeliers, and classic table settings. The Shaker Room
and The High Street Ballroom are ideal settings to make a toast in high
We also offer casual and relaxing settings such as The Lodge. Its rustic
feel and Adirondack setting invite your guests to enjoy the warmth of
the stone cozy up to the private bar and enjoy dinner in a warm and
Looking for a garden style setting? We can offer that
as well! Our beautiful Courtyards under glass-enclosed Atriums offer
your guests open spaces, star gazing and plenty of room for meeting and
mingling. Take an after-dinner stroll down our winding brick walkways
through the lush landscaping. A rehearsal dinner to remember!