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Wow your wedding guests with a unique wedding venue in Albany! Think out-of-the-box and a select a swanky museum, charming barn or fun riverboat cruise as the venue for your special day. Keep reading to learn about 4 unique and non-traditional venues in Albany County that will make your wedding an event to remember!

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New York State Museum

From the Fourth Floor Terrace Gallery, to exhibition halls, the New York State Museum is a truly one-of-a-kind wedding venue in downtown Albany. The Fourth Floor Terrace Gallery features breathtaking floor to ceiling glass windows. These windows offer a gorgeous backdrop for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions with sweeping views of the Empire State Plaza and New York State Capitol Building. Guests (and the bridal party!) will love taking a spin and snapping photos on the historic full-sized carousel during the reception. This venue will have your wedding go down in history as an unforgettable "night at the museum!" 

Altamont Fairgrounds

If you are searching for a rustic venue with a hometown-vibe, look no further than the Altamont Fairgrounds! The Fine Arts and Flower Building is a quintessential rustic barn and one of the oldest buildings on the Fairgrounds. Guests can dance the night away on the spacious dance floor, or wander outside along the beautiful garden walkway to the gazebo. This charming venue is perfect if you are looking for a unique space to say "I Do!"

Dutch Apple Cruises

Charter a Dutch Apple Cruise for your big day! Say your vows with Albany's spectacular skyline for a backdrop as the riverboat travels along the scenic Hudson River. Dutch Apple allows you to bring in your own decorations, so deck out the boat with lush florals and stunning decor for an unforgettable on-the-water soiree. Plus, the Dutch Apple works with Nicole's Catering, or allows you to bring in your own caterer, so you can customize your wedding menu to your tastes. 

Cornerstone at the Plaza

Cornerstone at the Plaza is an elegant and sophisticated venue located in the heart of the Empire State Plaza. This unique event space boasts floor to ceiling glass windows for breathtaking panoramic views of downtown Albany. Mazzone Hospitality provides the service and catering, ensuring that your wedding will be stylish, delicious and unforgettable. Plus, your wedding photos will be spectacular with the beautiful art and architecture of the Empire State Plaza in the background.