The Perfect Event Setting
Just 20 minutes from Albany, down a country lane in the rolling pastures and woodlands of Rensselaer county, lies a destination where dreams come true… at Birch Hill, experience a venue unlike any other.
However you envision your wedding, with nine distinctive venue options to offer, there is a dream location at Birch Hill for every unique couple. In the pages to follow, we’ll take you on a two-dimensional tour of our locations-from classic ballroom, to rustic barn, to the willows on the water’s edge surrounded by peacocks, fountains, and swans.
At Birch Hill, we genuinely love what we do. For over 80 years and four generations, we’ve prided ourselves on the special connections we make with our couples. Call us today, tour our beautiful grounds, and meet with one of our experienced and caring Bridal Consultants to begin the planning the wedding you’ve always envisioned.
President & Owner
We are foodies
First and foremost, we here at Birch Hill are what you call foodies. With trained chefs from the Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales, and the New England Culinary Institute, our passion, style, standards, and creativity in the kitchen are unparalleled. Moreover, as the world changes and the focus on what we eat continues to shift towards local and seasonal selections, Birch Hill’s attitude towards the menus we create shifts as well. We seek to provide fresh, customized menus that support local farms and a sustainable lifestyle. Enclosed in this packet, you will find just some of the various menus and food selections that will go into making your wedding not only a fun, but a delicious event that your guests will be talking about for years.
We are green
Beginning in 2016, Birch Hill began taking huge steps to call ourselves the greenest caterer in the Capital Region. From powering our nine venues with 100% solar-energy, to composting over 2,500 gallons of dry food waste a year, and even partnering with local farms to create unique seasonal menus, we’re doing our part to make the world of tomorrow not only tasty, but a little more green.
We are here for you
Whether you celebrate at one of our venues or we come to you, our experienced and caring Bridal Consultants are here to help you incorporate your style and tastes as a couple into a remarkable celebration. Our list of services include, but are not limited to: helping choose the best ceremony and reception location, recommending vendors, lodging, and transportation; assisting in executing your theme; providing floor plans and etiquette advice; creating a timeline for the day of; helping pack up your items at the end of your event; and much much more!
We do it all
A big part of what makes Birch Hill unlike most venues, is our ability to go above and beyond just your wedding day. We understand that planning a wedding can be enough on its own, so let us help you with everything else that comes with it. From engagement shoots in the Wilderness, to bubbly bridal shower brunches, and fireside rehearsal dinners with your closest friends and family, we’ve been treating couples to the luxuries of a one-stop shop for decades.
We come to you
If you’ve already selected a venue and are in need of a caterer, then we can come to you! Let us show you what Birch Hill’s experience in full service catering means for your special day. As a full service caterer, we handle every last detail of your experience for you. From planning the menu to clearing the last dish, Birch Hill’s friendly and proficient waitstaff are here to do whatever it takes on the day of to make sure your event is simply spectacular!