By now, you have probably heard of Key Hall at Proctors in Schenectady. It is a super nice looking place that is a former all-marble old antique bank. Many people like it for it’s classy look, despite the acoustics being “echoy” since it is entirely constructed in stone. A similar marble bank venue to Key Hall has recently opened in Albany, NY, however, I like Sixty State Place even better!
Today, the historic National Commercial Bank and Trust of Albany has been transformed into a classy ballroom for luxury events and social engagements. Restored in 2013, Sixty State Place combines the most modern amenities with the elegance of the building’s historic origin to give you the best of both worlds for your wedding or special event.
In 1902, the historic bank hired York and Sawyer to create a “temple of finance.” Over 100 years later the exquisite styling and details are still evident. Now customers can create the backdrop of their events in the uniquely to showcase their dream theme and design.
One of the things for me, a mobile DJ, that really sets apart Sixty State Place from Key Hall is the painstaking effort Sixty has taken to make sound NOT AN ISSUE. Their beautiful 45 foot ceilings in the main ballroom would have created an acoustical challenge without the extra added steps they have taken. For one, their are well-camouflaged sound absorbers everywhere, to diminish the “singing in the shower” feel you would have had without them.
Rising to the challenge, their sound engineers “designed a built in custom audio system that ensures every person within the space hears the same steady, intelligible sound.” This means as a mobile DJ or band, you can plug into Sixty’s system and be heard all over the establishment with ease.
GREAT FOR A WEDDING YOUR WAY
SPACE – Sixty State Place believes in giving each client the opportunity to create their own perfect event. There are some really neatrooms downstairs and an additional backroom off the main ballroom. These extra options allow for cocktail hour, bridal suite, and photo booth opportunities that other halls don’t always allow for.
FOOD – Clients are guided through the event planning process, but given the freedom to select the vendors, layouts, menus, color schemes and event schedules of their choice. All professional licensed vendors are welcome to participate in events in their facilities, including wedding/mobile DJs, bands, photographers, photo booth services and even INCLUDING CATERERS – which means you can pick whatever food services you wish! There is a full kitchen for your vendor of choice, as well as a nice bar and cocktail area downstairs.
MY RATING – I would not hesitate to recommend this hall to anyone. The event organizers are SUPER HELPFUL! I give this place a 9 out of ten, only because of a potential parking issue for massive parties. However, at the wedding I was the DJ for over the weekend, the bride and groom reserved a private lot behind the facility and there was no problem for anyone, so it can be done.
If you found this review helpful, please consider us to DJ your event! Our number is 518-506-3305. Here are some SIXTY STATE PLACE WEDDING pictures:
Coxsackie-Athens High School Junior Prom a Success at Anthony’s of Leeds
I just had the pleasure of working at Anthony’s Banquet Hall. What a great place to have your next event! I hadn’t worked here before, but I have to say, Anthony’s has one of the best in-house light show for dancing than I have seen in any location around Albany, NY!
On April 26, 2014, the kids had a real blast again, our second year doing the prom for them. Last year, we were at The Century House, and this year at Anthony’s. The move didn’t skip a beat!
All I can say is that I highly recommend this hall. They have a great dance floor, the best lighting I have seen, and some really great people that work there as well.
WHY DO I RECOMMEND ANTHONY’s IN LEEDS FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY OR EVENT?
LOCATION – right off the exit with ample parking makes for convenience for your guests. (Anthony’s Banquet Hall, 746 Rte 23B, Leeds, NY 12451)
FOOD – is great. They had an idea buffet set up in a separate area that night (not on dance floor) offering a great chicken or fish selection.
PLENTY OF ROOM – Capital Region Photobooths were also in attendance doing what they do best, once again.
BAR – was a nice long bar with plenty of belly-up-to-the-bar room.
CONTACT INFO – If you are interested in more information from Anthony’s, drop them a line at (518) 943-9765.
South Glens Falls Wedding DJ – Eagles Club. Black & Red Skull Wedding theme
I was in South Glens Falls as a Wedding DJ recently for a young couple at The Eagles Club. This was a nice little alternative place for a small wedding where the bride and groom could save money by bringing in their own food.
A great night had by all! They used a read and black theme with skulls!
Here are a few shots and a video of the new MR. & Mrs. Mead… including a sweet congo-line cameo by my friend Shane Alden.
CHECK OUT SOUTH GLENS FALLS WEDDING VIDEO BELOW
If interested in using the hall for your own function, contact: Fraternal Order of Eagles in South Glens Falls – 80 Main St, S Glens Falls, NY 12803, (518) 793-4511
Mountain View Fire Hall – A great place to reserve for your small / medium party
Planning a party of under 100 people or so? Looking for a hall with kitchen access? Want to keep the party affordable?
If you are in the Wynantskill / Troy, NY area and are looking for a good hall for a sweet 16 party, class reunion or engagement party, this may be the place for you. Both DJ Maria and myself have had the pleasure of serving as in-house go-to DJs for 90% of the firehouse banquet functions and we can safely say these are great people to do with business with.
Seating a small to medium party or event comfortably, Mountain View Volunteer Fire Company has a great recreational room for rent.
Mountain View VFC has a full kitchen and allows outside catering. The idea of a venue allowing you to have full control of the food creates a potential for super savings for any party planner. There is a full kitchen set off to the side with two serving windows into the room.
There is comfortable seating for about 100 people still with room for dancing with plenty of additional tables and chairs available.
The hall is also ground level and handicap accessible. Here is the contact information:
Mountain View Volunteer Fire Company / Mountain View VFC 2 Shafter Avenue Troy, New York 12180 518/283-4530
I just did a holiday party for the first time at The Ballston Town Hall Community Room, in Ballston Spa, NY. I figured I would leave a little review on it for people in this area.
Off of 323 Charlton Road, the community room seems to be a great option for wedding rehearsal parties, bridal showers, or maybe like a sweet 16 or graduation party.
There is comfortable seating for about 125 people with room for dancing. There is a full kitchen set off to the side with a serving window into the room. And there are two access ramps in the back of the room for easy set up. Here is the contact information:
Ballston Town Hall 323 Charlton Road Ballston Spa, NY 12020 (518)885-8502