Is your #AlbanyEverAfter wedding scheduled in the late afternoon or evening? Keep the pre-wedding jitters at bay with your best buds! Keep scrolling for a few ideas on fun things for the groom and groomsmen to do the morning of your wedding day in Albany County.
Go on a Hike
Albany County boasts a variety of scenic outdoor destinations that are perfect for a wedding day hike with your groomsmen. Venture to the Albany Pine Bush Preserve for over 20 miles of trails to explore through the pine barrens and a variety of landscapes. Perched atop the Helderberg Escarpment, hike along the Indian Ladder Trail at John Boyd Thacher State Park for unforgettable views. The Pine Hollow Arboretum also offers a more tranquil setting to find your zen! Just remember to keep an eye on the clock so you leave plenty of time to get ready before walking down the aisle.
Head to Crossgates
Crossgates, the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the Capital Region, is a one-stop shop for fun activities. Roll into fun with bowling, test puzzle-solving skills in an escape room, play popular arcade games and much more at Apex Entertainment. Dive into deep space, a castle or an ancient tomb with an immersive, live-action adventure at 5 Wits. Crossgates will keep you and your groomsmen busy all morning long.
Play a Round of Golf
Play a round of early morning golf! Located on the edge of the city of Albany, Capital Hills Golf Course offers the largest driving range in the Capital Region in addition to short-game practice areas. The public golf course is incredibly scenic with six holes bordering the Norman's Kill creek.
Fun & Games
Looking for some fun and games to unwind before you say "I do"? The Yard: Hatchet House and Bar boasts axe-throwing, an indoor lawn for cornhole or ladderball, Boozy Moo! ice cream and more. Head to Fort Orange Brewing's spacious taproom to sip on craft beers in a relaxed atmosphere and play cornhole. Located on North Pearl Street, Far Shot Albany offers axe throwing, knife throwing and archery.
Grab a Bite to Eat
If your wedding is scheduled for later in the day, you and your groomsmen will definitely have to eat lunch before you get ready. No matter what type of cuisine is your favorite, Albany County has a restaurant for you. C.H. Evans Brewing at the Albany Pump Station or Druthers Brewing are great options if you are a craft beer enthusiast and searching for some great eats. Looking to dine al fresco? Warehouse Grill & BBQ on Wolf Road, Olde English Pub in downtown Albany and O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub in Colonie all offer spacious patios.