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Wedding Services Directory

All area codes are (518) unless otherwise noted

 

Bachelor/ Bachelorette Services

DiCarlo’s Gentlemen’s Club

1165 Central Ave., Colonie, 459-8440, www.dicarlos.com

Have your bachelor party with us. Featuring the largest group of entertainers in the Capital District, with food service from 11:30 AM till 8 PM.

Double Vision

1917 Route 9, Clifton Park, 877-7353, www.doublevisionny.com

The area’s premiere gentleman’s club. Home of amateur nights with the hottest talent around. Available for bachelor parties and grooms night out. We have a full kitchen, private room, and daily and weekly drink specials.

Rub It Down Entertainment

210-9596, owners@rubitdown entertainment.com

The Hottest name in Bachelor party entertainment is looking to bring the party to you. Experience the difference an upscale entertainment company can make.

Bands/ DJ Services

Albany Musicians Association, Local 14 AFM
www.albanymusiciansunion.com

Diane Geddes, 489-7652; Neil Brown, 221-3737

HIRE LIVE MUSIC. Over 300 members with classical, jazz, variety, country rock and party bands. Available for ceremonies, cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners, and receptions.

Eclectic Songs

883-3911, www.eclecticsongs.com

Eclectic Songs, based in upstate New York, is the Capital District’s best choice for your professional entertainment needs! Discover how we make your special event unforgettable, successful, and fun.

Girl Howdy

13 McDarby Road, Lee, Mass., (413) 243-8168, www.girlhowdyband.com

Honkytonk & vintage twang for dancing your way into wedded bliss! Make your event one to remember with our special selection of honkytonk love songs!

David J. Wilkinson – Professional Disc Jockey

518-393-5394 boshkong@aol.com

Your wedding: The day you’ve dreamed about. The right music can make or break your event. For a party to remember, count on David Wilkinson!

Mobile Sound

745-8467, www.MobileSound Unlimited.com

Our limit is your musical imagination! We have 15 years of experience specializing in weddings. Customized packages are available and we service the entire New England area. Visit us on the web for more details!

Soul Session

(888) DIG-SOUL, mail@soulsession.com, www.soulsession.com

High energy and spirited ensemble that performs multi-genre soul music with entertaining command and spontaneous originality!

The River Ensemble: Classical Chamber Music

851-9791, shulmuse@capital.net

A flexible instrumentation chamber music ensemble providing classical music to add just the right touch for your ceremony or reception

Violinist

286-9665

Classical violinist available for ceremonies and receptions. Available as a soloist or small ensemble.

Cakes

Coccadotts Cake Shop

1179 Central Avenue, Albany, 438-4937, (fax) 438-4930, www.coccadotts.com, cocca dotts@yahoo.com

Coccadotts specializes in freshly baked, custom designed cakes for weddings and all your special occasions. When you’re lookin’ for a cake that hits the spot . . . come on down to Coccadotts!

Schuyler Bakery

637 Third Ave. (Route 32), Watervliet, 273-0142

Serving the Capital District for over 50 years, with always the finest products and lowest prices. Call today for your cakes. Baked goods also on premises.

Caterers

Mansion Catering

1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, 583-4653 x 635, susanb@onereputation.com, www.onereputation.com

Mansion Catering can bring its reputation of exceptional food and service to any location. We are committed to helping you design the event of your dreams. Meticulous care goes into each detail to transform your ideas and visions into reality.

Churches/ Officiants

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany

405 Washington Ave., Albany, 463-7135, www.albanyuu.org

Weddings for 50-340 guests in lovely classic or modern spaces, receptions for up to 140. Catered or potluck; band or D.J. The choices are yours.

The Most Rev. Richard G. Roy, OSJD

166 Jay St., Albany, 434-8861, NatCathCh@aol.com, members.aol .com/NatCathCh.holytrin.html

Available to officiate at Catholic/Christian weddings for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Pre-Cana counseling required. Call for further details.

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

440 Whitehall Road, Albany, 489-4442

Dance Instruction

Albany Ballroom Social Dance Studio

6 Winners Circle, Colonie, 542-5108 www.albanyballroom.com

Learn to dance for your wedding in a private, relaxed setting to the song(s) of your choice. Make your first dance a memory for a lifetime. Call owner/instructor Michelle Lauzon for more details.

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

368 Troy Schenectady Road, 783.3130, www.albanyfads.com

From beginner to advanced, come experience our wedding programs and fun-filled events! Succeed with our unique teaching system developed by Fred Astaire himself and taught by our world class instructors!

Fitness

PACE Personal Wellness Services

441-0566, cheryl@pacelifestyle.com

Experience a personalized approach to mind and body toning. Our services are made to fit your physical, nutritional and wellness goals. Free consultation!

Florists

Classica Florist & Gifts

2573 Western Ave., Guilderland, 356-4494, www.classicaflorist.com

A full-service florist experienced in offering unique designs for weddings and all occasions. Let Classica Florist help make your special day special!

Danker Florist

658 Central Ave., Albany, 489.5461, www.dankerflorist.com

Attention to detail is our promise to you. Danker Florist has been recognized and awarded Best Florist in the Capital Region by the Metroland Readers Poll 2005/2006.

My Favorite Things

85 Lexington Ave., Albany, 427-7758, www.MFTDesignStudio.com

A fresh approach to design . . . through the art and science of horticulture.

Gifts

Aurora’s Boutique

282 River St., Troy, 266-1191, www.auroraswillowcreek.com

Create envy! Seduce the senses! Discover the glamorous dress, show and jewelry collection at Aurora’s. Featuring gowns by Ursula of Switzerland.

Counties of Ireland

77 3rd St., Troy, 687-0054, www.thecountiesofireland.com

Not your typical Irish shop. Carrying a unique line of Celtic wedding bands, stunning bridal jewelry, Irish clothing, accessories and giftware. All lines are manufactured and imported directly from Ireland. Experience a bit of Ireland in Troy!

Peaceful Inspirations

384 Kenwood Ave., Delmar, 439-7039, www.peacefulinspirations.net

Shop for thoughtful shower and wedding favors, gifts for you and your bridal party in a relaxing environment. Items range from jewelry, aromatherapy to fair trade and locally handcrafted gifts.

Jewelry

Albany Diamond Center

1717 Western Ave., Guilderland, 489-4995

Since 1992, for 17 years, our area’s best prices on certified diamonds. Also specializing in colored gem stones, diamond jewelry, jewelry repair and appraisals.

Elissa Halloran Designs

229 Lark St., Albany, 432-7090, www.ehdesigns.com

Elissa Halloran Designs features handmade jewelry of Elissa Halloran, as well as the work of many local artists. Her unique designs feature freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones, as well as antique beads.

Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers

1675 Western Ave., Albany, 464-9636, www.druesanders.com

Drue Sanders Custom Jewelers is a full-service design studio, specializing in custom designs for almost 30 years. We’ll help you create that unique band that is only for you and yours!

Photographers/Videographers

Catricala Video Productions

947 Broadway, Rensselaer, 449-8638, 857-8348, catvideo2000@yahoo.com

Professional quality, capturing. Been doing wedding events for over 25 years in the Capital District. One- or two-camera shoots.

Gates-Thomas Photography

59 Denison Road, Niskayuna, 209-5863, www.gatesvideophoto graphy.com

Gates-Thomas Photography offers a comprehensive list of video products for the wedding affair. We use quality equipment and take pride in our films. You can be assured of a professional presence, and will love our signature products.

Lloyd Studio Ltd.

2231 Fifteenth St., Troy, 272-5902, lloydstudio@aol.com

Experience is everything! Family-owned professional photographers since 1880.

Printing/ Engraving

Engrave a Gift

20 Mall, 2080 Western Ave., Guilderland, 464-2895, www.engraveagift.net

Gifts for all occasions: weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, first communion, birthdays, and corporate gifts.

Real Estate

Community Reality

255 Orange St., Albany, 434-1840, www.yourownhome.org

We are a nonprofit real estate brokerage that specializes in first-time homebuyer representation in the Capital Region. We help our clients find the right house for the right price!

Reception Halls

Angelo’s 677 Prime

677 Broadway, Albany, 427-7463, info@677prime.com, www.677prime.com

Imagine your rehearsal dinner held at the area’s hottest setting. With private rooms holding up to 80 for a formal dinner, to lavish cocktail parties for 150, Angelo’s 677 Prime is the ultimate in swank and style.

Birch Hill Catering

One Celebration Way, Schodack, 732-4444, www.birchhillcatering.com

Birch Hill . . . Simply Perfect! Tents by the pond, romantic fireside ceremonies, cocktails on the garden terrace, dancing in the conservatory. On- and off-premises catering.

The Century House

997 New Loudon Road (Route 9, Just north of Northway (I-87) Exit 7), Latham, 785-1857; Marge Heather, Wedding Coordinator, Marge@TheCenturyHouse.com, www.TheCenturyHouse.com

From intimate rehearsal dinners and bridal showers to large, creative receptions, the Century House—also a 68-room hotel—can make the wedding you dreamed of come true.

Eagle Crest Golf Club

Clifton Park, 877-7082 ext. 221, www.eaglecrestgolf.com

A wedding reception should be an exceptional experience. Eagle Crest’s ballroom is the perfect place to start your life together. For additional information call and ask for Wendy Soroka.

Events at Erlowest

3178 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George, 583-4653 x 635, susanb@onereputation.com, www.onereputation.com

Located on beautiful Lake George, the grand ballroom is truly a testament to luxury, with a lakeside view that is second to none. Accommodating up to 250 people, this amazing destination spot is perfect for celebrating as you are surrounded by the beauty of the Adirondacks.

Glen Sanders Mansion

1 Glen Ave., Scotia, 374-7262, info@glensandersmansion.com, www.glensandersmansion.com

Set on the banks of the Mohawk River, the grand ballroom, patio, and riverfront gazebo accommodate up to 300 guests and help make your day as perfect as you could possibly imagine.

Hall of Springs

108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, 583-3003, info@hallofsprings.net, www.hallofsprings.net

Located on SPAC grounds, the Hall of Springs welcomes up to 500 guests. Marble columns and Belgian crystal chandeliers set the tone for your lavish event. Our attention to detail, delectable food, and impeccable service allow you to enjoy your party as we cater to you.

River Stone Manor

1437 Amsterdam Road, Glenville, 382-8322, info@riverstonemanor.com, www.riverstonemanor.com

Amenities offered include banquet facility with seating up to 230, ceremony site along the Mohawk River, manor house for bridal party preparation, and outdoor terrace with seating up to 115.

Saratoga National Golf Club

458 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, 583-4653, nicoleg@golfsaratoga.com, www.golfsaratoga.com

From golf outings to weddings, Saratoga National’s exceptional surroundings will provide you with unsurpassed experiences. Suitable for up to 300 people, we provide the ideal setting for beautiful weddings, special celebrations, and other memorable events.

The Banquet and Meeting Place at St. Sophia

440 Whitehall Rd. Albany. 489-4442, www.stsophia.net

Create your own very special occasion in our unique and lovely banquet hall for your wedding and social events. Ranging from the simple to the lavish, we have an offering of choices to meet your individual taste and budget. Seating capacity up to 300. Open to the public.

A Wedding in the Country Historic Chapel

882-6773, www.aweddinginthecountry.com

Beautiful weddings since 1859. Non-denominational. Judges and clergy available.

Restaurants

Aperitivo Bistro

426 State St., Schenectady, 579-3371, info@aperitivobistro.com, www.aperitivobistro.com

The perfect location for your shower or rehearsal dinner is the new Aperitivo Bistro. Located between Proctors Theatre and Bowtie Cinema, its chic metropolitan décor welcomes up to 30 guests in our beautiful Tuscan style private dining area.

Barnsider

480 Sand Creek Road, Albany 869-2448, www.barnsiderrestaurants.com

An elegant dining experience for over 40 years. Special event planning for your wedding rehearsal dinners, intimate ceremonies, bachelor parties, receptions and bridal showers. Private rooms available for 15 to 100 people.

El Divino

1702 Chrysler Ave., Schenectady, 374-7711, www.eldivino.com

The Dilorenzo family has been brining to the area only the finest in dining. They offer wedding catering on- and off-premises. Stop in for pasta night Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Available for bachelor parties, bride’s night, and rehearsal dinners. Call El Divino today!

Glen Sanders Mansion

1 Glen Ave., Scotia, 374-7262, info@glensandersmansion.com, www.glensandersmansion.com

Set on the banks of the Mohawk River, the grand ballroom, patio, and riverfront gazebo accommodate up to 300 guests and help make your day as perfect as you could possibly imagine.

The Inn at Saratoga

231 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-1890, www.theinnatsaratoga.com

Delight in the reflection of Saratoga’s nostalgic past. Fine dining by our award winning chef and our grand ballroom filled with Victorian ambiance.

LaSerre

14 Green St., Albany, 463-6056, www.laserrealbany.com

Charming and intimate, LaSerre boasts one of the most romantic rooms in the region. With a marble fireplace, mahogany walls and a light filled atrium, the style is beautifully European. Let the staff at LaSerre customize each package with care for the details. The staff realize that your choice of venue for your wedding rehearsal is extremely important.

Maggie’s Sports Bar

1186 Western Ave., Albany, 437-3701

One of the hottest upscale sports venues in Albany. Come to Maggie’s for there famous karaoke; still running on weekends. Great live and local music. Fine dining for your dinner parties, rehearsal dinners, and all your fine dining needs.

Salons/Makeup

Makeup Designs

Contact : Amy, (917) 693-1955, or Tara Elizabeth, 225-4834, makeupdesigns@gmail.com, www.makeup-designs.com

We come to you! Get ready for your special day in the convenience of your own home or event location. Please call for a complimentary consultation.

Studio Orlo

1475 Balltown Radd, Niskayuna, 381-3555

Celebrate your special day stress free with us! Our salon is your private oasis for you and your bridal party. We offer bridal packages in a relaxed and fun setting. A beautiful day, a beautiful you!

Spas/Massage

Body & Sol Tanning

287 New Scotland Ave., Albany, 813-4033

Albany’s newest upscale tanning salon featuring top-of-the-line equipment and the latest integrated technology featuring an exclusive facial rejuvenation bed!

Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy

3 Cerone Commercial Drive, Albany, 489-4026, www.CNWSMT.com

CNWSMT provides a comprehensive program of study that carefully balances the art and science of therapeutic massage. Full-time and part-time programs starting soon!

Travel Services

Albany Aqua Duck & Trolleys

462-3825, info@albanyaqua ducks.com, www.albanyaqua ducks.com

Hop on board the Albany Aqua Ducks & Trolleys! Both offer daily, narrated historic tours and are available for weddings, birthdays and all special occasions.

A Touch of Class Limos

482-1982, www.atouchofclasslimos.com

Complete on-line quote form, affordable rates, limos/vans/SUVs/ sedans, buses. 25/30/35-passenger white wedding coach. Comfortable transportation for bridal Party and shuttling guests.

Tuxedo Rental

Tuxego

Peter Harris Plaza, Latham, 783-0260; Eames Plaza, North Greenbush, 283-8899; Westmere Plaza, Guilderland, 456-3414; www.tuxego.net

Tuxego offers a free formalwear consultation focusing on fitting your needs for your special day. A personalized consultation provides the history and styles of tuxedos so that you are best informed about creating the essence of style perfect for you.

 

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