School College and University Functions Albany Troy NY

Exciting University and School Events in Albany

Congratulations on making the big decision to help students celebrate under the banner of school pride. We are here to make sure your school event is a stellar reflection upon your exemplary institution. Relax knowing our team brings 80 years of event experience to your event. There is nothing that is more fun for us than seeing students relish in their achievements and time to celebrate.

We can lift responsibilities from your shoulders as you prepare for your flawless university or school event.


The Albany Event Planning Guide That Saves Your Energy for the Party

Your University’s Style Event

Our experienced team is often called upon to service Greek life formals, but these fun events are far from the only ones that benefit from our outstanding food and service. Tasty drinks, delicious food and lively music are the cornerstones of a wide variety of school functions. From niche events like ROTC dinners to wide-reaching ones like proms, graduation parties, sports banquets, concerts, senior picnics, formal galas and class reunions, we have extensive experience in servicing your type of school event.

School Event Planning Simplified

Whether you are seeking tips for planning a school sports banquet in New York or wondering what the latest prom party trends are, your personal Birch Hill event coordinator has all the answers. Dedicated to your unique event vision, they will back it every step of the way until your event is over and declared a grand success. Share your creative ideas and let your event consultant use their expertise to bring them to life in innovative ways that give your guests unforgettable memories. It all starts with finding the right space for them, and that is easy at Birch Hill.

Prized School Event Venues in Albany

If you’re planning a big party, then you are probably looking for an incredible ballroom that provides an amazing atmosphere personalized to your theme. And if that’s the case, then you will love our Columbia Ballroom and Conservatory Ballroom. But maybe you’re looking for a relaxing spot to picnic or an open concert area. Then we invite you to take a look at the barn at Stablegate Farm and Vineyard or pavilions at Birch Hill Estate. Whether you are searching for a refined indoor meeting space for 40 or captivating outdoor venue outside of Albany for 800, we can help you find it among our 110 acres of natural beauty.

Columbia Ballroom
Conservatory Ballroom

Customizable ceiling lighting, carved wood ceiling beams, stone fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows make our venues hard to pass up for school events. Especially when you know all of our spaces can be personalized to reflect your school colors and style. But if you’d like your site to host, then our professionals are ready to transform it as well. You may not have 70+ acres of land, but you have school pride, and we love to work with that!

Personal Touches to Your University’s Event

Unique Décor and Event Plans

Once you’ve selected among indoor or outdoor venues in the Capital District, it’s time to use your school logo and event theme to transform it. We can coordinate with local entertainment vendors to put on a big show or simply bring in microphones, projectors, screens and podiums for you to stage your own. Whatever it takes to rally your students, we can make it happen. With a variety of fun activities like volleyball and horseshoe pits on-site, Birch Hill is already set up for good times.

Delicious Custom Menus

Our mouths are watering just thinking about elaborate BBQ menus designed to please a wide variety of tastes. But whatever style of service and cuisine you imagine, our chefs can cook it up and present it in artful ways that your guests will never forget. Stylish presentations of fresh food are our passion, and we are proud to have them serve as a brilliant representation of your school’s excellence.

Trusted Albany Catering Service

From large private colleges like Skidmore to smaller public schools like Hudson Valley Community College, every institution is a notable one to our talented team. It is our honor to explicate your school’s hallmark features and pride by putting on a seamless event that surpasses your goals. And because we have done this for decades, you can be confident that your event will play out exactly as you imagine. Just hear what some of our past clients have to say about their experience with us:

“I had the pleasure of working with Birch Hill to plan our fraternity’s 150th founder’s day formal and it was a very special one indeed. They were very accommodating to all of our needs, wants and concerns. The food was prepared to perfection and the ballroom that we were in was especially elegant. We are set to hold our next founder’s day formal at Birch Hill Catering next year as well.”

“On behalf of the Rho Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. We would like to formally thank you and your staff for allowing us to utilize your space and host our 2017 Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant. The ballroom looked absolutely beautiful and the event was very successful.”

Your next great achievement—a tremendously successful and memorable school event—is just around the corner. To begin the exciting planning process, contact us online or give us a call at 518.732.4444.