About this Vendor
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. Here at The State Room we strive to exceed expectations. All of our wedding packages include a State Room champagne greeting, fresh floral centerpieces for your guest tables, a personally designed wedding cake, overnight accommodations for the newlyweds, five hour open bar service, a variety of linens, transportation for the couple in an Antique State Room car, parking adjacent to The State Room, and professional event planners to assist with every detail.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff, Transportation
We had our wedding reception at The State Room almost a month ago and are still hearing rave reviews from our family and friends. 'That room was gorgeous!', 'There was so much good food', 'The staff was so attentive', 'I've never seen such a huge steak!' To say that our wedding day was perfect is an understatement. Tom and Eric went out of their way to make our wedding day a truly magical event; something that I will never forget. After our first meeting with Tom a year and a half ago, I knew that The State Room was going to provide an unmatched quality of service. Tom truly loves the wedding business, but not once did I feel like we were doing 'business' with him. Instead you become family - and what better way to celebrate your wedding day than surrounded by family! Throughout the entire wedding planning process Tom and Eric were always a phone call or an email away (and would respond within the hour!) to answer any question, concern, or just to check in. Tom also made sure any dietary issue was not a concern. Being a bride with celiac, I was very nervous I wouldn't be able to eat at my own wedding! But The State Room went out of their way to ensure ALL food served that was gluten free. We were even given the opportunity to create our own menu (pear goat cheese salad was an AMAZING creation!) and have a private gluten free tasting. No request is too big for Tom and Eric - you dream it and they will make it come true. The day of our wedding was one of the hottest days this summer. Tom picked me up in the morning to take me to the location of our first look and made sure I stayed hydrated and cool for the remainder of the day. He became my unofficial train/veil holder (bridal party where were you?) and even re-tied the bow of my belt. I'm telling you, the staff becomes your family! When we first arrived at The State Room after our ceremony, Eric ran to grab orange slices and cold compresses as soon as heard I was feeling dehydrated and faint. Throughout the rest of the night he made sure our drinks were always full, food was always there, cake was cut correctly, and everything stayed on time. My favorite moment was just before our introduction - Eric was making sure everyone was in line and on cue, but we had a second with him as the rest of the bridal party was already out on the dance floor. The three of us shared an inside joke and the photographs of our laughter is priceless! The service we experienced was unbelievable and I am truly grateful for all the laughs and memories we have shared with the staff at The State Room. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hope to see you all soon! If you are looking for a place to start creating a lifetime of love, laughs, and memories, The State Room is the venue for you.
The State Room was the BEST choice that we could have EVER made for our wedding venue. Griffin and I had examined a few other venues in Vermont and in NYC prior to exploring Albany venues. The other venues that we looked at made things complicated and we always left each one with a sinking feeling that we were being treated as business and that the owners did not have any genuine care of who we were as individuals. While expressing our concerns to my brother, a highly esteemed DJ (Metro Music) in the Capital Region, he told us about The State Room space and the team’s amazing capabilities. We had to see it to believe it. We decided to schedule a tour with the State Room and decide for ourselves. Upon arriving, we fell in love with the grand architecture of the building. It looked like a ballroom straight out of a fairytale. We fell in love with the space immediately because it speaks for itself. With that being said, we were nervous that the State Room team might fall in line with the other venue teams that we had previously met. This was not the case. Eric Michael Stewart, Tom Nicchi and two other members of their team sat with us on that same afternoon to simply get to know us and see if The State Room would be the right fit for our wedding vision and for us as a couple. They discussed package deals and amenities and assured us that we would be handled with care and precision throughout the wedding planning process if we chose them to host. I did not want to leave the State Room on that day, Griffin and I had not only fallen in love with the space but the team was genuine and professional and we could tell from that moment we needed them for our wedding. We left the State Room in happy tears knowing that this would be the venue for our first party as Mr. & Mrs. We would soon realize we were only on the precipice of finding out just how INCREDIBLE the State Room team really was. During the wedding planning process, The State Room had flawless communication and would always kindly remind us if we had any responsibilities to take care of. We soon realized that the State Room team was not just within the building at 100 State Street. The family reaches far beyond those walls. Their choice vendors have a very loyal relationship with them and work with you to make your vision a reality. We chose Jason and Heather Bryer of Bryer Photography, Pesha from Flowers by Pesha, Louise from Piece of Cake Bakery and Chris Dunn as our pianist to be a part of our special day. They all brought their A game and came together flawlessly to make our day perfection. As the day came closer, I was somewhat worried if my vision for reception décor would translate since I could not be there to set up on the morning of the wedding. Eric handled my very high expectations with ease and finesse- even creating a word document checklist of small detail placement so that everything was accounted for on the day of. Everything went on without a hitch. Tom escorted Griffin and I in his vintage cars and spoiled us with love and care on our wedding day. The food at the reception was insanely delicious and VERY plentiful. The service was great and our guests were incredibly pleased. We realized that The State Room was not just a wedding venue for us, their staff became family. To all of the brides and grooms to be- stop looking, The State Room is everything you could EVER ask for and more.
We got married almost six weeks ago at the State Room in Albany and are still getting wonderful, daily feedback from our guests. “What a gorgeous venue!!” “The food was outstanding,” “My filet was THIS big,” and “The service was on point!” The two of us couldn’t have been happier with our big day. A huge thank you is in order to everyone at The State Room for making our day so perfect! It really was the best day. Everything about the venue, the food, on site ceremony and accommodations were perfect. Eric and Tom made the whole process so enjoyable and made us feel at ease- which is not always an easy task toward the bride-to-be! If we had any questions throughout the process (from the menu, to vendor options to nearby accommodations) we could call and talk to any member of The State Room staff, and we would receive an answer. If we sent an e-mail, we would receive a response from a staff member within twenty-four hours. The staff at The State Room ensures everything is perfect yet unique to the couple on their big day. I tend to be a worrier and get stressed easily, but from day one planning with The State Room, I guarantee you will feel so comfortable and pleased with your choice. The State Room in Albany is a wonderful venue and I would highly recommend it!! Thank you to The State Room staff for making our wedding day perfect.
David and I had our wedding at The State Room a week ago today and I have been having trouble trying to find the right words to describe how wonderful it was. Tom and Eric really out did themselves. As well as all the undercover staff at The State Room that go unnoticed but do so much! Tom was right there by my side holding my hand and my dress as well as my flowers, giving me water and making sure I was okay throughout the day. He was family. He even managed to fit our kids and ourselves into his antique convertible at the end of the night at take us on a quick cruise around Albany, what a wonderful memory. And then there is Eric! He made sure everything was just as we wanted it for both the ceremony and reception. And it was BEAUTIFUL! Any issues that arouse he was quick to fix i.e. my lanterns didn't arrive in time for the ceremony so he kindly let us use theirs! He was there with cold compresses when he saw that I was hot! Him and his staff even ran to get me aspirin during the night when I had a headache! The service couldn't have been more on point. I felt like it was something out of a fairytale. They love what they do and their work and dedication show it. The food is phenomenal!! The guests are still raving about it all! I didn't want it to end and I wish it could all be done over again because it was that perfect!! You guys at The State Room are incredible and have exceeded our expectations! We love you for making our day extra special. Thank you for being the biggest part of it!!!
I knew from the minute I stepped into TSR I had to get married there. The venue speaks for itself, but Tom and Eric are the priceless icing on the cake. They let you know from the beginning they will deliver and will not leave one stone unturned, and after our wedding I will say this is a fact. We live out of the area right now, and after meeting with multiple venues The State Room was THE ONLY venue that left us 100% confident that anything and everything we needed at any time would be taken care of; they made me feel calm, comfortable and at ease. The day of our wedding was like a dream come true; like a movie. From Tom picking me up in his vintage Rolls Royce and braving the cold for hours while we got every shot, to the out of this world food that just kept coming, to Eric ensuring at every moment Tim and I and our guests had everything we needed, and everyone staying until the bitter end making sure we had EVERYTHING, the accommodations are literally endless. At the end of our wedding I didn't want to say goodbye. It was the most magical night of our lives. After reflecting on the weekend, and receiving endless compliments, we can truly say there is NO better experience. Thank you SO, so much Tom, Eric and everyone at The State Room for everything you did for us!!! We love you!!!! Love Alexa and Tim Palmieri
My husband and I were married at the State Room about a month ago, and we feel so blessed to have found such a remarkably amazing venue. The staff went above and beyond to make our wedding truly wonderful. When we asked for lavender to be included in a cocktail, they scoured the country side until they found the right variety. When we asked them to set up hundreds of books and bookmarks as favors, they did so. Any questions we had, any concerns we felt, were immediately answered and remedied. We also loved the element of surprise that Tom and Eric threw into the mix such as all the extra, gorgeous candles that Eric swathed the room in or the special appetizers that Tom added such as spicy sword fish. They, and everyone else at the State Room, certainly worked tirelessly to pull off a wedding that our family and friends will speak of fondly for all our lives. The food was superb, the room set up lovely, and the staff outstanding. We are so grateful to all of you at the Stateroom for everything. Thank you!!!
I don’t usually write reviews, but the State Room earned one. They took care of me and my wedding from start to finish and then some, so it feels like the least I can do. The individual attention I feel I was given throughout the entire process was a fantastic surprise. They helped with the wedding planning process, which I don’t think I could have done without them. They kept me on target and on budget, they connected me to the people I needed to connect with, and they helped me customize the way I wanted without judgment or hesitation to make me feel like my wedding was my own, and not one of the many they host at their beautiful venue. The food was delicious despite the several changes and requests we made, the room looked beautiful, and the staff members were so helpful and nice the entire evening. It really felt like everyone there cared about how the wedding went and how happy my wife and I were throughout the night. The price seems unbeatable when I think back to the food and overall personal service dedicated to my needs specifically. A special shout-out to Tom who was open and more than accommodating to all of our tweaks and wishes, and genuinely kind and helpful to me and my family during the wedding. Another big shout-out to Eric who kept us feeling energetic and optimistic throughout the whole planning process despite our lack of direction and knowledge when we began! He also worked his tail off during the wedding day making sure everything happened perfectly, from finding us a last minute officiant when ours unexpectedly was unable to attend, to making sure my wife, myself, and all our guests were each having the night of their lives. It seems all my guests knew his name and could recall something he specifically did the night of the wedding. The State Room is highly recommended.
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, and I wouldn’t change a thing thanks to The State Room Staff. Every single time that we met with Eric and Tom was a pleasure. They made us feel as if we were a part of their family, and it really made the planning process extra special. Right from day one they were there to answer any questions, to offer advice, and just to help me with anything that I needed. As the wedding grew closer, I felt like I had to be forgetting something because everything was going so well. I gave them a call, and within a few short minutes my fears were gone. They confirmed that everything was set and ready to go and encouraged me take some time to myself and enjoy this special time in my life. My friends would ask me if I was stressed out with the planning, and I would simply respond with a genuine smile and say “Not at all, The State Room has everything under control”. I truly appreciated how important it was to them for my husband and I to be able to have some alone time before we headed into our reception. Once we got to our private room we had the opportunity to take peak at our reception, and it honestly took my breath away. Everything came together from the flowers, the candles, the lighting, the décor was just executed flawlessly (which is exactly what happens when you have a team of true professionals). Now I have to say that I am a self-proclaimed foodie. You always hear people say that you will be so busy, you won’t have time to enjoy yourself, or try your food. Well that couldn’t be further from the truth here! We had the most delicious appetizers, dinner, and drinks waiting for us! That gave us such an energy boost that we were ready to party the night away, and that’s EXACTLY what happened! Throughout the night our guests were constantly coming up to us raving about the staff, the food, the venue itself, and how it was the best wedding they had been to in years! To anyone who is looking to have an elegant wedding at a stunning venue with great service, delicious food (your guests will absolutely be going home with plenty of leftovers), and an above all a great party I highly recommend The State Room. The staff will always have a special place in our hearts, and we are forever grateful for the memories that were made. Trust me you won’t be disappointed, they are true to their word, and our wedding truly was #overthetop
From day 1 The State Room provided exemplary service, attention, and value. My one goal was to eliminate wedding-related stress and The State Room was the key to making that a reality. On the first day I met the owner of the venue, a rare thing at any other establishment. Before walking out of the first meeting I knew this was the place for my wedding reception. They are extremely organized, pleasant and knowledgeable. The value cannot be matched. All of my guests are still raving about The State Room venue, staff, and overall experience. They have said it's one of the best weddings they've ever gone to. Again, I can't overstate what a great value The State Room is. It is an all-inclusive venue providing coordination, great food, drinks and service. Going above and beyond what you ask is what they do consistently. I could thoroughly enjoy my wedding that night, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
I have spent over a week thinking about all of the things I could say about the experience we had at The State Room. And words cannot express the gratitude we have towards The State Room team for all of their work and dedication toward our wedding. From Day 1, Tom told us that he would take care of us and that he did. With Michael (my now husband, yay!) being stationed at Fort Bragg and myself busy with my undergrad at the University at Albany, I had never thought I would feel as much at ease as I did all throughout the wedding planning process. In October of 2015, we were engaged and wanted to get married soon. By the end of October we had stumbled across photos of The State Room. We had never thought a wedding there would be an option, mostly due to how expensive and beautiful the pictures were. We decided to email their team anyways and they responded quickly and set up an appointment with us to check them out. After our meeting with them, we were ready to become their next state room couple for May 27th, 2016. With Michael being stationed so far away and me busy with school work, we weren't sure how overwhelming the process would become. But it never did. Tom and Eric are the wedding guru's sent from heaven. They never pushed us around, they always explained everything they needed done, did everything step by step, set up food tastings with us, led the rehearsal before the wedding, and took care of us from the moment we stepped into their building on 100 State Street. We never felt the need to hesitate in calling or emailing them with questions, and they always responded efficiently and with such professionalism. After the wedding, we got so many compliments. Some from prior wedding singers and DJ's, saying that it was the BEST wedding they have ever been to. We cannot say enough about them. If I have any regrets, its not booking them the next day for part two. We cannot thank them enough for everything they have done for us ! We love you! With Love, Carina&Michael
FABULOUS AND FLAWLESS WEDDING My husband and I want to take this opportunity to formally thank you for everything you did to make our daughter and son-in-law’s January 23, 2016 wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception a memorable, wonderful, and “over the top” experience. The State Room was the first venue we planned a meeting with and once we met with Tom and his staff, we cancelled all of our other meetings and knew that this was the place our daughter’s wedding was meant to be. Generally we take months to research and make a decision, but we knew right away this was it!! From the minute we made the decision they sat down with us with a list of recommended DJ’s, florists, cake bakers, and photographers. This whole process felt so organized and was so helpful. We used photographer/genius Rob Spring-Rob Spring Photography, amazing/floral designer Linda Jensen-Flowers Forever by Linda, the incredible DJ Mike Garrasi with Music Man Entertainment, seriously the best cake I have ever had by Louise at a Piece of Cake Bakery and Cafe, the beyond accommodating MaryLu with Ferri Formals, and our “beauty” team Lauren France-Hair, Cassandra McKenna and Beauty By E-Erica Sherman-make-up. Who made sure everyone was there on time and EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT???? The beyond amazing Eric Michael Stewart - General Manager and Senior Wedding & Event Coordinator and Tom Nicchi-owner of The State Room! Both Eric and Tom made our daughter’s wedding absolutely flawless!! Brides/grooms and their families need quality- personalized attention, well-seasoned professionals who know what it takes to make a wedding successful, and everything that the bride and groom are looking for. The State Room and their staff know exactly how to deliver. Every parent wants the best for their children, especially on their wedding day; this not only met but far exceeded our expectations. Our friends and family had a wonderful time at the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and we keep hearing that it was the best wedding our guests ever been to! Everyone raved over the incredible cocktail hour, how delicious the food was, the variety and how large the portion sizes were, how friendly the staff was and how elegant the State Room looked. Eric, Tom and the staff took care to seeing that the entire night went off without a hitch; attending to our guests, making sure our food was beyond perfect-each French onion soup was “torched” to perfection, every detail was completed to perfection. It is hard to put into words how truly amazing The State Room is, it is not just a venue it is a complete 5 star service from top to bottom. The State Room has the best service, from bartenders to servers, to the general manager and owner Eric and Tom, who took care of us like we were family!! We are so grateful to have had our daughter’s wedding at The State Room and we highly recommend it to all couples. From the bottom of our hearts we cannot thank you enough for a more perfect, beautiful, and flawless event! We wish you continued success, and cannot wait to attend future weddings at your establishment. Thank You!! Yours truly, Audrey and Steven E
I can't believe it has taken me this long to write this review but here it goes.. Tom, Emily and Eric are nothing short of amazing. I carefully chose this venue for my wedding due to the uniqueness and class it presented as you entered the room. My wedding was originally planned for September 12, 2014 but my mother, who had been ill for some time, went into hospice care the end of February 2014. Distraught to hear such news and not wanting a wedding without my mother, my maid of honor called Tom first thing the next morning after the news to have a meeting. As I sat down in tears with Tom explaining that my had taken a turn for the worse and I wished to move my wedding up, Tom did not hesitate to immediately pull out his planner and start searching for available dates. I told him the doctors were giving my mom 3-4 months and I wanted to plan it for April. Tom looked right at me and told me that he was sorry but his wife had been in the health care profession and my mom was not making it that long. He suggested we plan the date for just 3 weeks out. I was shocked but agreed. Tom immediately started calling my vendors to make sure they were available for the date, March 14, 2014- thankfully they all were. He then offered to walk me down the street to Angela's bridal to get a gown since I didn't know whether or not I would be able to get mine I had previously ordered in time. The short time gathering everything for my wedding was stressful to say the least but I had a perfect day. Tom picked me up in one of his fancy cars, held my arm as we walked to get photos done. He drove me to and from the hotel, to photos, to church and to the reception. My husband and I had a very relaxing and intimate cocktail hour by ourselves before entering the party. The service the entire night was 5 star. I never had to look for anyone or had any issues with anything. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding. Just 2 days later, my mother passed away. Now that I sit here and recall all the events, I am so very thankful Tom was so bluntly honest with me in moving my wedding so quickly. I would have never been able to walk down the aisle with my father and have my mother waiting there at the end to watch me get married. I will be eternally grateful for the sincerity, effort and pure kindness that was put into my wedding day.
They are simply AMAZING!! There are not enough amazing and wonderful things to say about The State Room!! Tom and Eric were incredible!! From recommendations of vendors to keeping us on a timeline throughout the entire process, which as a bride I greatly appreciated! The food was outstanding!! It over exceeded our expectations on our wedding night from the quality to the presentation & taste. People almost a year later are still raving about how amazing the food was that night! The night was flawless. Their organization and timing was spot on! They also have a personal touch to everything they do which we greatly appreciated. You don’t feel as if you’re just another couple. They genuinely care about each of their clients and give you a reassuring feeling that they will do everything they can to make sure it will be the most special day for you. It goes without saying that my husband and I HIGHLY recommend The State Room to any future bride and groom!!!! You will not be disappointed in any way, you will be blown away by how wonderful of a venue they truly are!!!
From the first very time I called Eric at the State Room, he was nothing but helpful. He was respectful and accommodating to ALL of my now husbands big ideas... And trust me... They were big. Eric and his team were incredibly professional and on point. I never once worried during the reception if our guests were happy and well fed. Our wedding was seamless and perfect! It's 13 days later and we are still getting calls and cards about the ceremony, reception, and food, and how AMAZING everything turned out. Thank you Eric for being hard working and dedicated to making our wedding perfect. You made us feel as though we were the only Bride and Groom that has ever mattered. Love you!! During our first look, Tom drove us around for the pictures. Not only did he drive us but the man bearly left my side when pictures weren't being taken. He held my dress so it didn't get dirty. He made sure my shawl was around me and that the wind didn't blow we away! It was so cold that It even snowed!! His help was very much appreciated!! Perfect. Wonderful. Spectacular!! Thank you! THANK YOU!!! I cannot say enough GREAT things about the State Room!! WE LOVE YOU, STATE ROOM!!
I am usually very good with words, but almost a month later I am still processing every perfect moment of our wedding day. My wedding day was perfect. I come from a really big family and we've had a lot of weddings; you can imagine my joy when we were told repeatedly ours was the "best wedding ever." Start to finish, everything was seamless. Food was excellent, the service was outstanding, the venue "WOWed!" and it was great that my husband and I were able to just sit back and enjoy ourselves while everything was taken care of. I owe both Tom and Eric a great deal of gratitude. They are just so warm, kind, engaging, and they just took such good care of us. You can tell that these are two gents who embody the company mission - and the attention we received on our special day was unmatched! From our hearts to yours, Thank You to the State Room for hosting our wedding.
From the moment my now husband and I saw The State Room, we knew it was for us! After meeting Tom and Eric it was a confirmed "yes!". Not only did Tom meet with my Mom and Mother-in-law seperatly (due to them living out of town), both Tom and Eric responded to my emails and phone calls within 24 hours. The week of the wedding was not stressful. How many brides can say that!!!! Everything was taken care of! After our beautiful rehearsal dinner (at The State Room), the nerves started to kick in. The moment I saw Eric the day of, all my nervousness went away. I knew everything was going to be ok. The feeling of excitement of marrying my true love could take over! The hardest part about this wedding was saying goodbye the day after. Eric, Tom, and the wonderful staff will forever be apart of our wonderful wedding bliss. We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding!!!
Tom, Eric and Nicole are by far the best! Most girls dream of the perfect fantasy fairy tale wedding and The State Room gives you this plus more. It is exactly one month today, we have been married and I am still on cloud nine! I wanted this review to be the best ever because that is what was given to my husband and I. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING was perfect, over the top and more than I have ever expected! I am a stickler for the "little details" and having everything perfect. There are no worries with this trio! The venue is beautiful, the staff is courteous, Tom treats you like his own family, Eric and Nicole make sure everything is flawless and it is simply the best night of your life! If you want that over the top fairy tale, there is no other place to look. You will be taken care of at The State Room and I wouldn't recommend anyone else! The State Room is above and beyond your dreams! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Tom, Eric and Nicole, you will forever hold a place in my heart and thank you for making my wedding simply, the best day ever!
WOW. Words can not even describe how perfect our wedding was. It all started when we first visited the state room for a venue tour. Tom, and Eric, greeted us and sat down to listen to all we had to say. They were personable, warm and welcoming. They genuinely cared about our wants, and needs. We left, with no hesitation that the State Room would be a perfect venue for our special day. Well, a year and a half quickly flew by and Tom and Eric were with us every step of the way, responding to emails as we planned from out of state, and meeting us whenever we came to town. They made us feel like we were the only wedding they had happening. Undivided attention to our needs, and unbelievable service. We also held our rehearsal dinner in their space on the second level , which was a perfect start to our weekend. Brides to be- take advantage of this, as it is so convenient to walk upstairs after your rehearsal and enjoy a beautiful evening. Plus, you will NEVER find a place that offers better food and service. Every dream And vision I ever had about how my wedding would be, became a reality and BEYOND. The state room staff went above and beyond our expectations. Eric and tom were by our side the entire day, even carrying my dress :) the food and drinks are to die for. We took food home to last us the next few meals!!! Clearly, I could go on for days. We can not thank them enough for everything. Thank you thank you thank you. We absolutely loved everything and will never forget how amazing our once in a lifetime wedding was. Much love! -Dan & Paige Paluch
My husband and I had our wedding at the The State Room June 28,2015, to use the word amazing would be an understatement! I cannot express enough how happy we were with not only the venue but with Tom and his wonderful staff as well they really did exceed our expectations and not to mention it has been a few months since our wedding and we are still getting positive feedback not only about how beautiful the venue is with its elegant feel or the staff but everyone keeps raving about how delicious and well prepared the food was lets not forget the fact that everyone had enough food on their plates for two people, not one person had anything negative to say. We had attended many weddings within the past few years and we knew exactly what we wanted and didn't want and they made our fairytale themed wedding a true fairytale! We cannot thank them enough for all they did to make our day special!!
OUTSTANDING! Tom, Eric and The State Room staff we want to THANK YOU for making Heather and Matthew's wedding and reception on 9/12/15 an awesome day we will always remember! Tom your attention to detail, amazing food, treating our daughter like she was your own and delivering on everything you promised made this event one that the Zampino and Berman family will always remember!!!
The State Room was everything my husband and I were looking for and so much more. The downstairs reception area was absolutely dreamy and the ceremony area upstairs made our I-Dos lovely, warm and intimate. My husband was overjoyed that we got to use not one, but two of Tom's gorgeous antique cars! Tom and the staff were wonderful from our first appointment to the day after the wedding. Every detail was perfectly planned. Eric did an excellent job during the rehearsal to get us all in tip-top, wedding-ready shape (we really really needed it) and in making sure that everything would go just perfectly...and it did...mostly. But that was our fault. Everyone on staff was always helpful, professional and friendly. My guests raved about how smoothly everything went and how awesome the service was throughout the cocktail hour and reception. And Oh My God the FOOD!!!! Let me just say that I didn't believe the hype about the food...I thought the venue itself was beyond gorgeous and all the amenities and services provided by the State Room were wonderful bonuses that made planning so much easier. And I expected the food to be good, but I wasn't expecting it to be some of the best I've ever had. And boy did my guests agree: One of my guests was a pastor who actually stopped in the middle of his sermon the following week to tell everyone who didn't attend the wedding how awesome the food and the rest of the night was. Everything was just perfect. The State Room went above and beyond and did way more than we expected them to, and more than they were required to. It really was an Over the Top Wedding, and we loved every second of it. Our only regret: it ended far too soon.
I do not even know where to begin with this review! My daughter got married on July 31, 2015. We have been to several weddings in the Capital District over the last couple of years (I am not being biased) but this was by far the best! Maggie and Joe knew from the moment we walked in and talked to Tom, Eric and Belinda that this was the place! They are truly professional but at the same time fun and eager to make your wedding day the most memorable and they did that and more! The food was absolutely out of this world! I don't remember how many passed hors d'oeuvres they could choose, but I know they served many more than we picked! Our guests were absolutely amazed and impressed at the food that was served during the cocktail hour! Everything from shrimp and scallops, lamb, beef, quesadillas, mushrooms....It was amazing! Then you receive a 4 course dinner that was out of this world delicious! Not only do they serve top shelf liquors and have a wonderful bartender, Michael, but you also get to choose wine. My sister has a vineyard/winery in Maryland and they were able to get that wine and serve it at the wedding! The cake was provided by Piece of Cake in East Greenbush and was absolutely delicious! Centerpieces and flowers were provided by Flowers Forever by Linda located in Delmar who did a fabulous job! Tom who not only owns and manages The State Room was also our chauffeur from our house to the church and then Maggie and Joe for pictures and to The State Room! He has several vintage cars you can choose from. Maggie and Joe picked an vintage Rolls Royce. Rolls Royce even tweeted their wedding after seeing a picture! We did not have a wedding planner as is most common today. We did not need one! Eric, Tom and Nicole along with our other vendors, Vinny from Cool Cat and Maggie and Patrick (Living Radiant Photography out of the Baltimore area) and Dale Himelrick (Memories in the Making videographer) worked together and did a PNENOMENAL job! I don't think any wedding planner could have done it better! Not only did our guests enjoy and continue to comment on everything but we all did as well thanks to all of you! We knew that Maggie and Joe were going to have a spectacular wedding but Tom, Eric, Nicole, Michael and their staff went above and beyond! It definitely was "Over The Top" and by far exceeded our expectations! We can not thank you all enough and tell you how much Todd, Maggie, Joe and myself appreciate everything that you all did to make this day the BEST DAY! In closing, I will say this.... The State Room is by far the best venue in the area! Thank you all again for your dedicated, hard work in making this the most memorable day! We so enjoyed working with you and becoming friends with you! Dori and Todd Haines
Hello and congratulations if you are reading this! This review is about the truly extraordinary State Room in Albany, NY. From the first day to the last day The State Room was everything my wife and I wanted. There are not enough words to quantitatively and qualitatively express how happy we are, but let us try by breaking it down into the following categories which were important to us: Highly organized and efficient: The State Room has planning documents, templates, schedules and all kinds of tools to help with the planning process. In addition they take the time to guide you through it and explain the roles and responsibilities. This ensures clear expectations are understood and transparency exists. Given the importance of the day I wanted to be completely clear on what we needed to manage, how The State Room will support us, and what The State Room themselves will manage. The high degree of organization also was evident on the day of as well – we were on time for everything and no issues occurred. Attention to detail: There were so many cool details that The State Room had and they don’t nickel and dime you for them. So many options that were all well executed. They never try to upsell and give you honest opinions. Excellent communicators: They are responsive, attentive and genuinely interested. The passion they have was evident in our every communication. They took the time to understand our vision and offered expertise and suggestions. They worked with vendors effectively as well as our wedding party. With so much going on they made the day about us and took a lot off our plates with regard to communication. We also liked that they could work effectively over the phone and via email since we were a few hours away from Albany. Beautiful location: The location is amazing. The high ceilings, beautiful tapestry, etc. It looks even better at night with the lights on too. Highly recommend seeing it at night because it really comes together. The layout is the perfect distance between the stage, the bar and the dance floor. The spacing within tables was perfect and didn’t feel cramped. Overall everyone loved the location, and we did too. Best food and drink: Everyone went nuts about the food. Cocktail hour had more food than you can dream of eating. You won’t be able to try everything and if you do you will be too full to eat the most amazing dinner. Every dinner dish was incredible – prime rib, sole, Italian food, etc. The portions were large and they gave to go doggy bags. We were eating our wedding food for the following week after. So happy. As for the drinks – extraordinary. Excellent top shelf selection for hard alcohol plus customized beers and wine. No wait for drinks – it was non-stop flowing. Overall The State Room genuinely cared about us. They wanted us to have a wedding we will remember for the rest of our life. We couldn’t have envisioned it better – the suggestions and expertise enhanced it to the max. Me, my wife, my family and my friends would all recommend The State Room based on our experience. Good luck and happy hunting!
The State Room is Over The TopReviewed on 10/23/2014 Brandi D
The State Room graciously refers to many weddings as "Over The Top" however their level of expertise, pride and service is definitely in that category. My husband and I have NO regrets for having our ceremony and reception at The State Room. Our family members and friends are still talking about the beautiful and fantastic time they had at the wedding as a whole. They are well organized in ALL that they do. The entire staff is very genuine and make you feel like your wedding is the most important wedding EVER. From Tom, Eric, Emily to servers, the bartender and valet workers EVERYONE is professional. The food is outstanding. Hot and cold appetizers and h'ordeuvres galore. My guests enjoyed EVERY single course, two months later they are still talking about the wonderful amount of food they received and was able to take home. My husband and I did not get to eat anything from the salad to main course because we were soooo into our wedding. BUT it all was packed up and ready for us to take with us. AFTER the reception the food was still excellent. Originally we were sold on the elegance of the original State Room location. We were FORTUNATE to experience the New State Room. The State Room ambiance and experience added to the classiness and elegance of our day. As a vendor they include MANY amenities and have a preferred vendor list that IS superb! The little features that are provided such as car service, a personalized sign and signature drink ( that does not have to be alcholic) are perfect details to compliment the day. The flexibility of the staff to accommodate us and some of our guests were amazing. Everything ran smoothly in all stages. In planning and meetings prior to the day, everything was perfectly outlined. Every phone call and email was answered. Impromptu visits were handled very graciously. The rehearsal ran smoothly because we were given proper direction and guidance by Eric and Emily. The ceremony setup was amazing. Thought is put into the setup with every person in mind that will be present in the room. From every angle guests were able to see the ceremony. The transition time from our ceremony to reception was also good. The elegance of the room to go from ceremony to reception is amazing. You could feel the shift. It didn't feel like a ceremony was in the same room because of the character of the setup. I love how the cake is setup in an area that is semi-remote from the central action of the wedding. Guests are able to view the cake but are not able to overly crowd it. We just absolutely adore and love The State Room. Everyone should use them as a venue. Everything I experienced and imagined was fantastic! I couldn't have asked for anything better as a bride. We couldn't have asked for anything better as a couple. They gave us our vision and MORE!!! THANK YOU!
Perfect Wedding Day!Reviewed on 9/29/2014 Schuyler B
Our wedding at The State Room was truly spectacular, and we don't think we could have possibly had a more perfect wedding day. The venue was beautiful and in the heart of downtown Albany which was important to us when we chose our reception venue. We were one of the first weddings at the 100 State Street location and it was absolutely stunning. We wanted a venue that had a classic and romantic atmosphere, and The State Room was the perfect choice. Not only was the location great aesthetically, the food was AMAZING! We have been married for just under three months, and our guests are still talking about how wonderful the food was. My husband and I are hoping that we get to attend another wedding at The State Room so that we can have the opportunity to eat the food again! Perhaps most importantly, Tom, Eric, and Emily were the greatest ever to work with. All three of them were extremely accommodating and helpful. They made the whole process stress free and made sure our wedding day was perfect. We greatly appreciate everything they did for us throughout the process and can not thank them enough! If you are interested in getting married in downtown Albany, or anywhere in the Capital Region for that matter, we would 100% recommend The State Room. The location, atmosphere, food, and staff were all fabulous. The best decision we made in our wedding planning process was choosing The State Room. Thank you so much to Tom, Eric, Emily, and all of the staff at The State Room for making our wedding day better than we ever could have imagined!