Good spot for a bridal shower?

bridesmaids stillDeirdre emails:

I'm hosting a bridal shower for about 35 women- do you have any suggestions for a location? We're looking for great food and hopefully a private room option, but that's not crucial. Thanks!

There would seem to be a lot of choices. If you've had a good experience at a similar kind of event somewhere around town, maybe you can help Deirdre narrow down the choices.

Got a suggestion? Please share!

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The Factory in Ballston Spa- awesome setting & ambiance on 2nd floor banquet hall- good food.

Wow...just did this for my sister's wedding on New Year's Eve. Needless to say, I made her go to see Bridesmaid's with me last month. I can't offer a suggestion, cause my mind just shuts down now when I even try to think of weddings...

Good luck.

I'm getting married in August, my Fiance is having her shower at her parents house.

I think Longfellow's in Saratoga or Pump Station in Albany would do the trick.

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My shower was at Sperry's in Saratoga Springs earlier in the spring. The menu was entirely customized to the point the head chef, Dale Miller, went to one of our favorite Italian restaurants to try and replicate a requested dish. He also created a make-your-own sundae station (and somehow did it with class), because my fiance and I are ice cream fanatics and we had the entire back room -- which is sort of like a sunroom -- to ourselves. The guest list was about the same size as you are looking for.

If this sounds like something that may interest you, you can read about it here.

Al Baraki in cohoes has got great food covered for sure, and their new space would be nice for a group. The website says they can hold up to a party of 60 comfortably ( It was sadly empty at lunchtime last Saturday, so I assume they would be very accommodating.

The Stockade Inn in Schenectady?

I've been to many beautiful showers at the Gideon Putnam, or you could try the Pruyn House in Latham!

I had my shower at The Pump Station in 2008. They did a great job and everyone enjoyed the menu - a huge selection of hot and cold appetizers and make your own sundaes. Mmm!

The Albany Art Room has great options for creative bridal showers, and you get the entire place to yourself. There are a lot of different projects that you could pick from, making the shower a more interactive celebration!

The Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, very classy and beautiful yet extremely inexpensive to rent for events.

Glen Danders Mansion in Scotia is great. Get the rock lobster.

I've hosted a shower for a friend at the Century House in Latham. They have a few different private rooms that are nice. The food was amazing!

If its nice out.. I recommend the third floor of DeJohns. I haven't been there in a while, but I have been to (and planned) many events there, and it was great to even have your own little bar, and outdoor patio. But, if there are grandmas, three flights up is rough.

Had a shower at El Mariachi, and it was perfect for us.

The Whistling Kettle in Troy!

Recently opened - there is a large back room that can hold 50 people.
What better way to have a shower than with an afternoon tea!

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