Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel is a landmark hotel and upscale wedding venue located in the Albany, NY Capital Region known for hosting milestone celebrations for almost 50 years. Its seasoned staff are committed to making your event look and feel like a one-in-a-million experience. Here you can comfortably welcome up to 540 of your closest family and friends in a memorable setting. The hotel offers two unique indoor landscaped courtyards to choose from for your ceremony site. Covered from the elements, you can feel confident of a perfect gathering regardless of the weather in a gorgeous indoor garden terrace setting. A large koi pond, brick pathways, atrium skylights, and over 30' high ceilings make for a sentimental backdrop for your “I do’s”. Three enchanting ballrooms of various sizes await for your reception, each of which have a modern and sophisticated ambiance. Crowne Plaza Albany – The Desmond Hotel offers three wedding packages to help you to streamline your planning process and a la carté add-on options to customize your special day. What’s more, you will receive the assistance of a dedicated on-site wedding coordinator for your event. Completely customized menus can also be created if you wish with the assistance of our catering event planners. Accommodations in the hotel can be arranged for guests with a custom wedding block, and complimentary 24-hour shuttle service is available to the Albany Airport for out of town guests. Each wedding includes a private hospitality suite for the couple and wedding party, as well as a complimentary overnight guest room for the newlyweds. Additional events can be hosted including your rehearsal dinner and next-day brunch, keeping your entire celebration under one roof so that your guests never have to travel. Whether it is an intimate space for 40 or a large reception for 300+, Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel is the perfect spot for you.