Albany is a 400-year old city with enchanting 18th century mansions and romantic historic barns. These swoon-worthy sites are perfect for making your own history by saying "I do!" Keep reading to discover historical hidden gems in Albany that might be just what you are looking for in a wedding venue. 

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Shaker Heritage Site

The Shaker Heritage Barn was built in 1915 and is nationally recognized as an authentic Shaker Site. This beautiful venue can be perfectly customized and transformed to be as rustic or as elegant as you please, making it easy to pull off your dream barn wedding! The barn is in the middle of fields and gorgeous gardens that can also be customized and utilized for your special day. As the lyrics of an original Shaker dancing song say, “And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘twill be in the valley of love and delight.”


Ten Broeck Mansion

Ten Broeck Mansion, located in downtown Albany, is a majestic Federal-style home built in the 1790’s. The mansion itself is stunning, decorated with crystal chandeliers and beautiful furnishings of a bygone era. The home is surrounded by sloping lawns and formal gardens full of flowers, a great spot for guests to mingle and chat. This historical site is perfect for small, intimate weddings and is a great spot for unique photos. 


Pruyn House

If you’re looking for a traditional red barn wedding, The Buhrmaster Barn at the Pruyn House is the perfect place. The barn was recently restored and is a beautiful space for customizing and achieving your dream vision. The gardens surrounding the barn are ideal for sunny days and creating unique and personalized photos.


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Mabee Farm Historic Site

The historic Mabee Farm grounds have so much to offer when it comes to the perfect wedding venue. The Dutch Barn was built in the 1760s and still stands beautifully today with its intricate details, original beam construction and high ceilings. The barn can be completely customized however you like and compliments a rustic and timeless theme. Take your guests outside for some seriously stunning views of the grounds and river.