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Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering Old Daley on Crooked Lake for your special day! At Old Daley, our goal is to exceed your expectations while creating an unforgettable lifelong experience that you, your family and friends will always remember. Celebrating your wedding at Crooked Lake will make for the magical, memorable and well managed day that you have always envisioned. Whether your ceremony is outside on our lakeside wedding point, with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, or inside one of our historic rooms, every attention to detail is considered. We will ensure your “happily ever after” begins here at Old Daley on Crooked Lake. As our guests, we hope you are inspired by our historic venue and that your friends and family enjoy the place we love. Here’s to creating a lifetime of memories and sharing that special day with your family and friends! As the Director of Sales, I look forward to hearing from you and showing you why you will fall in love with Crooked Lake, too. Please contact me to schedule a tour.

Warmest regards, Jan Keary, Director of Sales

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Why Old Daley on Crooked Lake?

  • Voted Best Wedding Venue for 9 years by Capital Region Living readers and for 2 years by Times Union Readers 
  • 16,000 square feet of fully restored historic event space 
  • In-house award winning caterer with over 40 years’ experience: Old Daley Custom Catering 
  • A variety of full service bar packages available 
  • Luxury Wedding Party Suites including an Art Deco Lounge, plush Dressing Suite and Hair & Make-Up Salon 
  • Two ceremony areas either lakeside on our wedding point, or indoors in one of our fully restored historic rooms
  • Separate cocktail space either outside on the Lakeside Veranda or inside our speakeasystyle Oak Room Lounge
  • Two ballrooms for your dinner reception: The Great Room with a French Country feel, and our Classic 1940’s Style Main Ballroom
  • Experienced Event Planner is included with all bookings 
  • Fully equipped kitchen making for flawless dinner service
  • Full venue generator in the event of a power failure 
  • Worth the drive from anywhere… 25 minutes from Downtown Albany, 25 minutes from Downtown Troy, 15 minutes from Jiminy Peak
  • Hotel accommodations within 25 minutes offering shuttle service

We look forward to showing you our place!

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Located along the eastern border of the Capital Region in upstate NY, 25 minutes from downtown Albany, Averill Park is a hamlet within the Town of Sand Lake. Our venue was first established in the mid-1800’s serving as a stage coach stop for weary travelers. The early 1900’s brought about a massive expansion to include our famous Oak Room Lounge, Great Room and Main Ballroom. We are fortunate to have over 16,000 square feet on just our first floor. This beautifully maintained, temperature controlled space lends to tremendous flexibility for your days event!

You and your guests will enjoy cocktails on our Veranda, where the lake surrounds you, or in our Oak Room Lounge with our 1940’s wrap-around bar and crackling wood-burning fire, the same lounge where the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and Legs Diamond toasted the thoughts of the day; you will be wrapped in the history and majesty of Crooked Lake.

Dine and dance the night away in our Classic Deco Main Ballroom, where the Big Bands of the 1940’s like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey would broadcast live on Saturday nights. Also enjoy the warmth and character of our French Country Great Room with its hand-hewn beams and stone fireplace.

We recognize your second most important vendor will be your caterer. With keeping this in mind, Old Daley on Crooked Lake offers a fully functional commercial kitchen located just off the Main Ballroom. This is where our Old Daley catering team makes the magic happen! You and your guests will be pleased with our award winning food and service that will have everyone raving for years to come.

The second floor, where the original hotel was located, includes our newly renovated wedding party suites where you and your loved ones can prepare for the big event. You will be in awe of the well-appointed salon, private bathrooms, kitchenette, spacious and plush “dressing room” and Art Deco speakeasy.

No matter the season, the historic Old Daley on Crooked Lake is the perfect setting for your wedding. From its sprawling lakefront acreage nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains to our classic Adirondack fireplaces, ablaze in winter to keep your guests warm, Crooked Lake is truly “Where Romance Lives”.

Choose Your Day

Wedding dates are available 12 months a year, Friday, Saturday, Sunday or any weekday. Please inquire with Jan Keary, our Director of Sales, for discounted rates with limited venue access during the months of January, February and March.

Make Yourselves at Home

You and your wedding party are welcome to get ready, decorate and have photos taken prior to your ceremony. Spend the day relaxing and getting ready in our second floor Wedding Party Suites. Please inquire with your Event Planner for our venue extension fee and food/beverage packages to enjoy while everyone prepares for the day. Our main foyer or by the lake is a lovely location for cocktails as your guests arrive. Customize your package with your Event Planner to “wow” your guests! Our couples are welcome to personalize their day throughout the venue with family photos, florals and theme décor. We have two fireplace mantels waiting for you to embellish for the perfect photo backdrop.

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Venue Rental Includes:

  • 16,000 square feet on first floor of venue
  • Our Main Foyer to receive your guests 
  • The Oak Room Lounge with wrap around bar and fireplace 
  • The Great Room with hand hewn beams and a fireplace 
  • 1940’s Ballroom with stunning panoramic lake view windows 
  • Sunroom with access to Oak Room Terrace 
  • Lakeside ceremony point with epic views 
  • Lakeside veranda for enjoying pre- or postceremony cocktails 
  • Northside parking lot and lawn space 
  • Second Floor Wedding Party Suites two hours prior to your ceremony—please inquire for venue extension fees if you would like more time in the space 
  • Please note, we book one wedding per day for the venue
    The south lawn is a separate event space–please inquire with our Director of Sales about reserving the entire property. 

Take a Closer Look at What’s Included

  • Central heat and air-conditioning
  • Adjustable lighting throughout
  • Wood burning fireplaces in winter (candles in summer) 
  • Private dressing and bathrooms, hair and makeup salon for wedding party (included 2 hours prior to your ceremony; please inquire with your Event Planner for extension and food/beverage packages) 
  • Generator in case of power outage 
  • Accessible ladies and men’s restrooms with adjoining lounge areas 
  • North parking lot for up to 125 vehicles, with plenty of space for limousine or bus shuttles 
  • Easy access and set-up for your hired vendors 
  • Appropriate electrical needed at each ceremony site, Ballrooms, Oak Room Lounge and Lakeside Veranda 
  • Fully equipped commercial kitchen 
  • Coat room fully equipped with hangers 
  • Fully insured venue with an automated fire alarm system 
  • Wireless internet and phone access