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To show you how much we loved the State Room, I have included our letter to the State Room....
Tom, Eric, Emily & Staff,
My wife and I would like to take a moment to profusely thank you for everything you did for us, from the planning to the absolutely perfect wedding itself on October 26, 2013. Not only did we have the night of our lives but our guests did too! In the days after our wedding we received numerous accolades from guests thanking us for inviting them, letting us know how amazing our wedding was and that the food was not only delicious but the best they’ve had at any wedding! The sheer number of these comments, in our opinion, clearly shows how much care and effort all of you put into making sure your couple's have a perfect wedding.
From the day we first met with you about your packages it was clear that The State Room was where we wanted to have our wedding. Every detail is discussed, recommendations from years of experience are provided, and everything is written down and scheduled to provide a stress free wedding day. What this amounts to is essentially full service wedding planning, happily included for free. At first we were pleasantly shocked by this unexpected helpfulness but when we saw our day come together it was clear why you go out of your way to provide such great help. You hear about how stressful some people's wedding days are and how there is always something that goes wrong. Well we are pleased to say this was not the case for us, everything went perfectly, there was no drama or problems and nothing went wrong. We attribute this to all the hard work and planning that all of you put in before our wedding, and we can't say thank you enough for it!
If you are reading this review and considering having your own wedding at The State Room I will offer you this advice, book it. Not only will these fine folks bend over backwards to give your fiancée and you a dream wedding day, but they will treat you like family while doing it. Bottom line, they will make sure that everything goes as planned, that you are stress free and most importantly that your wife is stress free, that to me is priceless.
So once again all our thanks to The State Room and Staff for giving us the most magical night of our lives. It was truly a fairy tale wedding; we will never forget it and will be forever thankful to all of you
I'm recently married and had my wedding reception at The State Room. The entire day was perfect and went so smoothly. The day started when Tom picked my mom and I up where we were getting ready to bring us to the church in the car we selected (he has several antique cars for couples to choose from to use the day of the wedding). Before walking down the aisle, Tom helped keep me focused and calm. After the mass, he coordinated where we were having our pictures taken with the photographer and drove us from spot to spot. Before being introduced into the reception, Tom arranged food for us to eat (and that goodness, because there wasn't much time to eat once the party started!!). The rest of the night was absolute perfection. Everyone was raving about the food (make sure your guests pace themselves---there's lots of food!). The bar was easily accessible and there was never a line to get a drink. The servers were well coordinated and everyone was given each course at the same time. Brides--look no further! The State Room is the best wedding venue in upstate NY!
I had my wedding here on July 5, 2013. Saying it was great is an understatement. Tom and his staff go out of their way to make your day perfect. No question is too absurd, nor concern too minuscule. They will make your day exactly how you want it...and then take it up a notch. At my welcome party, everyone kept commenting about how calm I was. I told them, just wait until you experience tomorrow (@ the State Room) and you will understand why. I seriously did not have one concern about my wedding going perfectly; I knew Tom and Eric would make sure it was amazing. They are family for the day and will make sure you day is 'over the top' and you feel like a princess. I would wholeheartedly recommend The State Room to any bride to be!!!
The State Room is the perfect place to have your wedding! When I first started looking for wedding venues, I was set on having a wedding outside on the water in Lake George. That whole vision left my mind as soon as I stepped foot into the State Room. The Ballroom is BEAUTIFUL, and the people that work there are wonderful as well. Tom, Eric, and Emily are all great people who will make your day absolutely perfect. They answered all of my emails very quickly, and will do anything that they possibly can to make your day run exactly the way you want it to. The food is amazing and very plentiful, people keep talking about how delicious it was. The staff at the State Room add little details, such as your personalized drink and the sign with your name and wedding date on it that they hang above the bar. Make sure that you go and check out the State Room if you are looking for a wedding venue!!
Only Daughter’s Wedding – Even before Christina & Jared got engaged I had started dreaming and planning their wedding. The State Room was always the location I envisioned for them even though I had never set foot inside. When they got engaged this was the first appointment I booked. The moment we walked in Tom, the owner, was right there waiting for us, we couldn’t believe how beautiful it was and all of the amazing add-ons included. I was immediately sold but held my breath waiting to hear what they would say…well needless to say, Christina and Jared were just as excited as I was. Even though Tom encouraged us to visit other locations so we would be sure, they had made up their mind that this was where their wedding would be. From day one, Tom, Eric and Emily took them under their wing and made sure their every wish was taken care of. On the day of the wedding no detail was missed; Tom took personal care of them and even drove them back to the hotel at the end of the night. Our guests could not stop talking about the food, which was the most delicious and abundant they had ever experienced at a wedding; the prime rib and shrimp are still a topic of conversation. Guests came up to me and said they had never been to such an organized and elegant wedding before, and I give all of the credit to Tom, Eric, Emily and the entire State Room staff for making it happen. Jared and Chrissy have made new friends through this process and we have amazing memories of the best wedding venue we could have imagined for them. Normally I recommend the venue but this time I recommend the venue and the entire staff that comes with it, you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Tom, Eric and Emily for everything!
Thank you isn't a big enough phrase to give our gratitude to the State Room. Tom, Eric and Emily made every moment effortless. The minute you sign with them you become part of their family and they make you feel at home and most importantly they make you their priority. Every detail was gone over, every moment was overseen by their team and each step of the way they were organized. Numerous guests complimented us through the night and they all commented on the food and how wonderful the staff was. Eric and Emily answered every email, phone call. They gave me advise when I needed it, they gave their opinion when asked and they were a huge part in making the day so memorable.
If you're reading this in hopes of helping you choose your venue, then listen to this newlywed/bride. My day was perfect. The food was phenomenal, the drinks delicious, the location beautiful and the staff so helpful. There is no moment I would change. It was even raining that day and Tom said it doesn't rain on his brides and it stopped raining and blue skies came out in time for our pictures! No joke! You can't ask for that type of service!
The state room is known as "Albany's best hidden Secret" and this couldn't be more true! I was married here on May 3rd,2014 and I will never forget the first time I walked into the State Room. It was so beautiful and I immediately knew this was the place I NEEDED to be married. Tom, Emily, and Eric are so kind-hearted and make you feel like you are family right from the start. Tom told us he would be throwing in surprises throughout the planning process and he wasn't lying. The pianist for our ceremony and the additional food options was a pleasant surprise.
The food served and the State Room is not only Plentiful but is Phenomenal!! My guests are still raving about how Amazing it was and how our wedding was the best they have ever been to. None of my guests went home hungry that's for sure! Tom picked me up in one of his beautiful antique cars and drove me to each spot for all of my pictures, helping me in and out of the car and even held an umbrella over me as I walked because it was raining. He is such a sweet man and you can tell he really cares about every wedding he does.
Eric deserves a review all on his own. He has a great sense of humor and kept my bridal party laughing and calm. He was there tending to every need from checking on us all night to even helping bustle my dress. He is fantastic!
If anyone is thinking about booking the State Room for their venue, Please hesitate no more! It will be the best decision you ever made.
My husband and I would like to Thank you Tom, Emily, Eric and the rest of the staff for making our Wedding a day we will never forget. You exceeded every Expectation and made our Wedding BETTER than we ever imagined. We will be forever thankful!!!
Kim and Don
My husband and I had a perfect wedding at the State Room on Sunday, May 18,2014. Tom, EMily and Eric are amzaing throughout the entire process. They answer every question and treat your day like it is the most important wedding they have on the calendar.
I emailed and called Emily for all the minute details leading up to the week of our wedding. Tom picked me up from the hotel in a beautiful car, carried my train,and rebustled my dress throughout our first look pictures. Eric guided us step by step through our ceremony and kept everyone calm throughout. The servers were friendly and willing to help however they could.
Our guest raved about the quality and quantity of the food, the service and the beauty of the venue. One of my co-workers who couldn't eat seafood was thrilled when one of the servers created a non-seafood hors'devours plate just for her in the middle of the cocktail hour. My husband and I were thrilled that we had our own little private cocktail hour before being introduced into the reception.
The staff at The State Room are the best and made sure our day was perfect and stress free. We highly recommend this wedding venue.
Tom, Eric and the rest of the staff are amazing! My husband and I are so happy we had our wedding at the State Room. They treat you like family and take all your worries away! The food is the best around and the servings are enough for an Army! Beautiful room & ambiance too! Excellent is an understatement for their service'.
There are not enough great things to say about Tom, Eric and the whole team at The State Room in one review. This is a group of people who undoubtedly love their jobs and are passionate about delivering timeless weddings and special events. We had our wedding ceremony and reception with them on Saturday October 19 and it was absolutely perfect in every way. From the time that we decided to book with The State Room, they were attentive, detail orientated, professional and accommodating to all special requests. We were planning the wedding from out of town so we really looked to them for recommendations on vendors and all of the suggestions were fantastic – florals, bakery, entertainment etc. Throughout the entire planning process Tom delivered on every single promise and really ensures that your vision for the day comes to life. The food was on another level. Everything is prepared from scratch in house – including the assorted cheeses for the cocktail reception! Our guests were blown away by the food and many even took left overs to go. In regards to the flow of the evening, Eric does a phenomenal job of making sure everything runs smoothly. Beginning with the rehearsal he made sure everyone knew exactly where and what they were supposed to be doing. On the day of everything ran seamlessly. When they say that they flip the ballroom from ceremony to reception in under 5 minutes, its no lie. From a service perspective, everyone did a great job and you can see they really work together as a team. On a personal level, Tom, Eric and Emily were all so great to work with and I really feel connected with them. I am a corporate event planner so I’ve dealt with hundreds of venues and vendors in my career and I can honestly say this was the best venue experience I have ever had – “The State Room Experience”. I urge anyone looking for a special, memorable wedding venue to check out The State Room. The venue itself is breathtaking but beyond that you will be dealing with people who are invested in the success of your event and who honestly want you to be the happiest couple on your day. That kind of commitment to clients and excellent service is a rarity and is really hard to find. THANK YOU to the entire team at The State Room!!!!!
My wife and I could not be happier with our experience at The State Room! From the moment we walked in for our initial meeting to this very moment, Tom and his staff treated us like family. They promise the world and give you the universe. The service was top notch, the venue is beautiful and the food is VERY delicious! We looked around at several venues and we could not be happier with our experience. Thank you for a night we will never forget.
We had both our reception and ceremony at the State Room on 8.3.2013. The wedding was incredible thanks to everyone at the State Room! Tom and Eric treated us like family on our big day and went above and beyond to make every detail of the wedding perfect! I have been getting constant emails, text messages and phone calls raving about the event and the food! I am so grateful to the State Room for providing us with a perfect day that went so smoothly. The food, service and attention to detail was above and beyond my expectations. I cant thank Tom, Eric and all of the staff at the State Room enough! Our wedding was so fun and The State Room made sure it was stress free and perfect! I cant recommend the State Room enough and hope every bride getting married in the area at least looks at the venue. Once we walked into the State Room and met the staff we knew we needed to get married there. We love the State Room!!!!!!!!!!
Finding a venue was the number one to-do after we got engaged. The State Room was our first visit and the bar was set very high that day. Our first impressions were that the space was beautiful and unique. It fit our vintage-y theme perfectly. Meeting the owner Tom was the icing on the cake. What a guy! He exudes positive energy and is the type of person you just want to be around. Even after our first meeting we felt secure in Tom's hands. The other venues we visited had nothing on the State Room so we set up another meeting as soon as possible to pick our date. Even a year and two months before the next summer season (when we wanted to get married) was all booked! That's how good The State Room is. We were lucky to get a spot when another couple had to postpone their wedding to a later date. Everything was falling into place.
Throughout the entire planning process the State Room was there. We worked mostly with Tom and Eric. They both returned emails extremely promptly, were available for phone calls daily and were more than willing to set up meetings in order to keep us feeling comfortable. They took great care of us and made planning a wedding, normally quite a confusing undertaking, make sense.
On June 15, 2013 everything Tom said about 'enhancing our wedding' and making our 'vision' come true happened. From start to finish it was perfect. Tom was with us at my parent's house before the wedding, drove us to the church and stuck with us through pictures before cocktail hour. He kept things fun, upbeat and organized. When we finally arrived at the State Room he wowed us with a plethora of appetizers, way more than we had ever expected. The State Room staff was right there to offer us beverages and to help us in any way necessary. It was a feeling we've never had before, almost like we were royalty.
As promised, Tom and his staff took care of everything throughout the entire reception. They kept us on schedule and made the evening flow seamlessly. The guests are still raving about how wonderful everything was. The food, atmosphere and staff were all top notch. I don't think my new husband and I stopped smiling all night.
We, without a doubt, recommend the State Room to future brides and grooms. It was absolutely the best decision we could have made and we can truly say that June 15th was the best day of our lives.
Sarah & Tom
I was recommended to the State Room by a family friend and the moment I stepped into the venue I fell in love. The white pillars, huge dance floor, big windows, and downtown setting were an immediate sell. The room definitely sells itself, but everything that came with the venue really made it all worth it. I primarily worked with Tom and Eric and they were amazing. They made the whole wedding planning process easy. They provided an incredible list of vendors and were so helpful with mapping out the day and making sure we had everything planned to make it a seamless and fun wedding. Tom has so much wedding experience and was always one step ahead, helping us plan out things we would never have thought of. Eric was also amazing and was really great at listening to what I wanted, understanding it, and executing. They were both such a pleasure to work with and were so accommodating to work with since I was living out of town. On my wedding day, everything fell into place. There was not one thing I would change. I think the biggest thing for me, was that I truly got to enjoy my reception because Tom and his team work like a well oiled machine. The evening went on seamlessly and it was all because of the State Room staff – from the bartenders, to the wait staff, to Tom & Eric. They were amazing. I would highly recommend this venue, the food, staff and quality of service to anyone!
This was the first place my husband and I looked at and we only looked at 1 other place after that and we knew from the beginning that the State room was going to be the best place to get married. Our wedding truly was a fairytale. Tom and the staff go above and beyond. If you are looking to get married in the capital area the State room is the BEST place : )
We knew right from our first meeting that The State Room was the place for us to have our wedding reception. We were promised the best food, staff, and ambiance, and that is what we got - that and so much more! The State Room treats you like family and goes above and beyond to make your wedding day so incredibly special.
There was not one moment throughout our planning process that we had a worry or doubt about our reception at The State Room. We could just tell that we were in good hands, and that the professionalism and courtesy delivered by the staff was top notch.
We truly could not have asked for a better wedding and would whole-heartedly recommend The State Room to anyone looking for a wonderful place to have a wedding!
Dear State Room Staff (especially Tom and Lisa),
A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to the absolutely phenomenal staff at the State Room! You made our October 6, 2012 wedding a night we, and our guests, will NEVER forget! After our initial meeting with Tom and Lisa (and tasting their AMAZING food), we knew the State Room was the only place we could envision celebrating one of the most important days of our lives.
The State Room not only surpassed all of our expectations, but helped us impress all of our family and friends. Our guests continue to tell us that ours was “the best wedding we have EVER been to.” Our wedding has been described as “epic,” “phenomenal,” “timelessly beautiful,” and “a perfect combination of elegance and fun.” We wouldn’t have been able to pull off such an event without the State Room staff.
We never, at any moment, felt like just another couple. We had a fully personalized, unique experience and wedding reception. Lisa helped us flawlessly plan and execute our wedding reception and paid attention to the small, personal touches we wanted our guests to experience throughout the wedding.
Lisa and Tom, thank you for helping us through each step of the wedding planning process. It is only because of you that we were able to assemble what we like to call our wedding day “Dream Team.” Your list of reputable vendors (photographers, DJs, florists) made the planning process so simple and easy. We explained how we envisioned our wedding and you made it a reality!
Please accept our deepest gratitude to you and your staff for making our dreams come true. Tom, you and your staff are truly the best kept secret in Albany. Thank you for all that you do.
Stephanie & Ian McHugh
We seriously considered three different venues in the Capital Region. After meeting with The State Room my husband and I knew we had found the place where we would celebrate our marriage with all of our family and friends. Lisa & Tom kept me on track for sure- I was an organized bride-to-be but they certainly helped my bridal brain along in the process. We met with them several times through out the year that we were engaged to touch base on details etc. We had a fabulous tasting party with our parents and a few friends. Met again to choose our food courses- to which they accommodated us and included every course we loved! We still can't believe how genuine and generous the venue was including so much for us- more than we would ever have been able to afford anywhere else. They listened to what we wanted but still lent their expertise! On the day of our wedding I had my heart set on having portraits taken outside in downtown Albany. Unfortunately, mother nature had different plans. Our photographer, Jeff Foley, spoke to The State Room that morning and we had our first look right at the venue and it was perfect. It was a pleasure to work with The State Room and I cannot praise them enough for what a wonderful reception we had.
Our wedding day more amazing than we could have ever imagined. Trying to plan a wedding from Wisconsin could have been so hard, but the State Room made it so easy for us. Being able to meet over holiday weeks and constantly answering emails promptly with random questions we a huge help. From the day of our initial meeting, to our last meeting 2 days before, the State Room had everything under control and I knew we would have nothing to worry about.
The reception was amazing, not just does The State Room have a beautiful and classic appearance, but the food and drinks really live up to that expectation. From the enhanced appetizers to the huge prime ribs, everyone was complimenting the food and saying how full they were before the main course! A lot of people even took home their leftovers, which shows that no one will go hungry! We had multiple groups of people (and older people that have been to tons of weddings) say it was the best reception they have ever been to. That could not make us happier to know everyone enjoyed themselves. And also I wanted to mention all the ‘extras’ The State Room includes in the packages that you don’t get anywhere else. From the old car, to the cake, to the centerpieces, it is definitely hands down the best value you could get for such an amazing venue.
The service and hospitality we had was definitely over and above what we could have ever expected. From Tom picking up my Father and I at my house, to helping us in the vestibule at the church, to taking us around for pictures after, he couldn't have made us feel more taken care of. I’ve never met an owner of an establishment who literally treats his customers like part of his family, and that is really what makes The State Room such a great place to have such a special event.
I would recommend The State Room to anyone who is looking for a beautiful venue, amazing service, and fun party. I wish we could do it all over again. We are so happy we will have this memorable experience to look back on forever.
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Welcome to The State Room
The State Room is truly the Capital Regions premiere wedding venue and has been inducted into The Knot Wedding Hall of Fame.The perfect combination of superb architecture, impeccable cuisine and superior service is what sets The State Room apart, ensuring your day is perfect on every level.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010
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