I’ve actually done a few Hockey Theme Weddings recently and have pictures to share with you below, in case you are thinking about the same type of thing for your special day.
Michelle & Tim got married in Latham on March 29, 2014 and we had the pleasure of providing our services for this happy day. The couple had their ceremony and reception at The Holiday Inn Banquet Hall in Latham, NY.
Since the happy couple met at a Rangers game, it only made sense to make the wedding theme match their passion: HOCKEY !!!
They followed the original theme great! They had ice statues, hockey puck place cards, red and blue uplights to match their team’s color, and more! There was a hockey jersey used as a guest book, for all guests to sign when they came in. They used the Rangers Goal Theme song for their entrance song. The had hockey sticks all over the walls, as well as banners and uniform pieces as decorations. They had a hockey theme slideshow and video presentation. And the centerpieces were hockey, too!
Great time had by all!
Hockey Theme Wedding DJ Pictures (Latham, NY) Below
Pictures from another hockey theme wedding (Altamont, NY) below
I also did another pretty cool Hockey Theme Wedding in the summer of 2015. This bride and groom also loved Hockey and went with a hocky theme for their special day. They had a Hockey Jersey Guest book, a hockey place cards seating chart, and a really cool hockey theme centerpiece. Here are some pictures:
As I always say to my clients, if you have the guts to go with a wedding theme, then it really makes the night better. As you can see, both weddings above did just that. I hope the pictures help you with your planning!
Affordable Wedding Hall Review – Colonie Elks in Latham, NY
If you are a bride or groom to be and interested in saving a little on your hall but still want an elegant layout with outdoor ceremony potential, you might want to check out the Colonie Elks Club over in Latham, NY.
The Colonie Elks of Latham, NY is pretty much in the middle of everything. It is conveniently located ten minutes or so from Troy, ten minutes from downtown Albany, ten minutes from Albany airport, and not too far away from Schenectady and Clifton Park; maybe 15 minutes or so.
The Colonie Elks Club has a large outdoor space for your wedding ceremony. If an outdoor ceremony is important to you, I think it is safe to argue that will enjoy the ceremony site on hand; complete with a nice white gazebo and lots of shrubbery / greenery to boot. There is also a large pavilion available for outdoor activities / functions.
From my experience, the food is pretty good. Last Saturday, I was the wedding DJ there. The hall was offering their guests a choice of a stuffed chicken or prime rib. I had the beefy prime rib, and it was great!
They also have a separate bar for your cocktail hour and a disco ball set up with both white and red lights!
The Colonie Elks is a great medium-end venue option for a wedding that really gets the job done, in the end. It is an affordable avenue made possible without cutting any major corners. For my reviewing purposes, I would have to rate it 8 out of ten stars, in looking at the big picture, maybe only subtracting a tiny bit on not having lightning quick service on the actual entree. While the Elks may not have a huge waiting staff like maybe a Mallozzi’s catering venue, I am sure you will end up saving a lot of money because of this in the long run.
If you are now planning on having your wedding in this area, the Colonie Elks is definitely worth looking into.