Searching for the perfect locale to celebrate your big day? Think outside the box and consider hosting your wedding at a restaurant. From industrial breweries, to enchanting garden patios, to cozy gastropubs, to romantic eateries, Albany boasts a variety of unique restaurants that might be perfect for your #AlbanyEverAfter. Keep reading to get the scoop on 6 restaurants in Albany to consider for your dream wedding.
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The Olde English Pub's garden is one of the most enchanting hidden gems in downtown Albany. The lush greenery, bright blooms and twinkle lights create the perfect ambiance for a wedding ceremony or reception. The charming pub offers hand-crafted cocktails, British ales, and a delicious English food menu. Between the magical atmosphere and amazing food, the Olde English Pub is a great option for couples seeking a casual wedding with a fairytale twist.
Downtown Albany's Yono's is the longest tenured Four Star restaurant in the region and has been praised on OpenTable as one of the country's most romantic restaurants. The space can hold up to 140 guests, so it is definitely considered to be a destination for weddings and special events in Albany. Wedding guests will rave about Chef Yono Purnomo’s signature blend of contemporary American cuisine with Indonesian influence. A wedding at Yono's will be a romantic wedding to remember!
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Tie the knot at CH Evans Brewing at the Albany Pump Station! The brewery is located in the historic Albany Pump Station, Albany's original water pumping station for the Albany Water Works, so it is the perfect venue for couples wanting an industrial chic atmosphere. Exposed brick, brew tanks, industrial pipes and sweeping ceilings accent the space. Host a cocktail party with passed hors d’oeuvres up to 200 or a seated party up to 64 guests in the mezzanine. For a special touch, the venue offers guided beer tastings with the restaurant's Brewmaster for an extra charge.
City Beer Hall
Downtown Albany's City Beer Hall offers a gorgeous backdrop for a romantic wedding reception. The space can accommodate private groups ranging from 15-200 people. The historic building boasts beautiful wood accents, tall windows, overflowing greenery and Edison-style rustic chandeliers. The restaurant's patio, the Beer Garden, is strung with enchanting twinkle lights and features fantastic views of the city's high rises. The gastropub offers a variety of menus to compliment your event from buffet appetizers, to passed hors d’oeuvres, to full plated dinners, all featuring locally-sourced, globally-inspired, seasonal cuisine.
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The Hollow Bar + Kitchen is a top restaurant and concert venue in downtown Albany that doubles as a unique wedding venue. The space has an industrial vibe to it with lots of exposed brick and twinkling mason jar lights. Say "I Do!" on center stage and dance the night away on the venue's dance floor. The restaurant can also customize a buffet and cocktail menu for your special day, as casual or elaborate as you desire. Host your wedding at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen for an unforgettable party in Albany!
The Warehouse District's latest addition, Fort Orange Brewing, is a unique space to consider for your wedding. Located in a former warehouse, the space sparkles with twinkle lights, brew vats and industrial charm. Guests can play cornhole or take a crack at a board games during the reception, or sit out on the patio and enjoy a microbrew under the stars. If you are an ale enthusiast searching for a casual (but still tons of fun!) wedding venue, check out Fort Orange Brewing.