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Birch Hill Catering

Brookview, New York

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Birch Hill Catering

Brookview, New York

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Kristina Boland

15 October 2019

Such a great venue for a wedding ! Staff was professional and helpful, the bridal party had lots of fun!

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Alicia

7 October 2019

Birch Hill was truly incredible. They turned our dream wedding into a reality and made sure our wedding went perfectly. They were flexible, helpful, responsive, and incredibly patient with us. They listened to our vision and found ways to help us achieve it. Their venues are breathtaking and unique and they have an incredible team making sure everything goes as smoothly and perfectly as possible. I am so happy we chose Birch Hill as our venue for both our ceremony and reception. Our guests have told us how incredible everything was and how delicious their meals were. And this great experience, came at a reasonable price - great bang for your buck and worth every penny. The team at Birch Hill really made our wedding day amazing and everything that we dreamed it would be and more. Thank you!!! More...

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Nancy salerno

5 October 2019

The venue did not have the date open that we needed but would definitely have used them if they did.

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Amy Lico

29 September 2019

Birch hill was a beautiful venue for our wedding. We had our ceremony outside in front of the pond and the weather was magnificent. Our reception was in the conservatory ballroom which has the beautiful glass atrium. We worked with Jessica Ryan and she was great! She was right by out side the day of the wedding and leading up to the day she was always available to get in contact with. We had asked for decorations to be put up and they did everything just as we had asked. Their menu is incredible, all of our guests couldn’t stop raving about how good our wedding food was. It was our dream wedding, thank you Birch Hill! More...

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Haley

21 September 2019

We were married at the barn and we could not have asked for a better venue! Both families were blown away by it. Jessica was fantastic, she was so helpful from the very beginning. We planned our wedding from colorado but it went so smoothly and easily that it was like we planned it from NY. Ashley was so helpful day of! cannot recommend Birch Hill (specifically stable gate barn and vineyard) enough! More...

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Nancy

15 September 2019

We just celebrated our daughters, and now son and laws wedding at Birch Hill Stable Gate, a barn and small vineyard in Castletown on the Hudson. We live in the Hudson Valley which is now the wedding mecca and looking around our town for a barn was very costly and not much bang for the buck.
Chrystina found Birch Hill and we went to look and left a deposit the same day.
Our wedding coordinator/wedding extradinaire Jessica Ryan was FABULOUS . Besides being very knowledigle of the venue product she was innovative and worked with us throughout the whole process.
The day before the wedding she met us at the barn, tables etc were already arranged and the whole place looked lovely and ready for a celebration.
We did the flowers ourself, daughters idea but ended up being bountiful and beautiful, Jessica allowed it to be done on site which made it that much easier. Enter Danny who we had never met prior to the day before and he too was so great and hands on.
The day of the wedding we had (us not Jessica or Danny) seating cards missing, other items we thought were there, ends up next day they were in my husbands truck which was at hotel but without missing a beat Danny appeared with small chalkboards , seating table and names put on and strung across the barn door-guest thought that was planned.
I always say I am going to write reviews and never do, good intentions and all but I cannot say enough of how smooth this process was because of them and we cannot thank them enough-actually brought up a little more of a tip the following week.
Please give them a call if your looking for a country setting with superb results.
The whole staff was so gracious and impeccable service from all of them.
Had family and friends from far and wide and they literally were saying and still are 2 wks later it was one of the happiest fun wedding they ever attended and were so impressed with the barn. No need for any additional lighting etc it is all ready to walk into.
Enjoy and give Jessica a hug because you will fall in love with her!!
Nancy and Alex, proud parents

The date of the wedding was 8/31/19 no option to go back on calendar offered on site
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Ray Josephs

14 September 2019

We had the absolute pleasure to work with Birch Hill, Jessica as our coordinator and we're lucky enough to book Stablegate Barn & Vineyard as our venue.

From day 1, Jessica did a fantastic job walking us through all the different things we would need to set up and decide on for the big day. They were very accommodating with options for everything we wanted. The food, half vegan for myself and my family, was fantastic! The barn is beautiful and we could not have asked for a better day.

Birch Hill definitely has the wedding game down! If you have Jessica as your coordinator trust everything will run smooth as silk!
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Diane Rinaldi

13 September 2019

My husband and I got married at Birch Hill on 9/6/19. We had the most amazing experience and could not have been happier with every aspect of our wedding. We worked with Sarah Connor and along the way, I had to make several last minute changes and with every change Sarah was completely understanding and helpful. I had originally booked Birch Hills Stablegate Barn venue, but due to some health issues with my parents I was forced to change to the Conservatory Hall. Sarah not only arranged for the space change, but she promised to make sure my parents would be taken care of throughout the night. I was so happy about how easy she made all of this for us and how accommodating the owners were to our concerns.
Our ceremony was at the birdcage by the pond. This space was amazing. It was so intimate and beautiful. All of our guests were blown away about the beauty of the ceremony. We didn't even need extra flowers or anything for the space, it was so natural and organic, it was perfect.
The cocktail hour and reception were held in the Conservatory Hall. What a gorgeous space. It was the perfect size for our 100 guests. Again the beauty of the room made it so easy on us, we didn't need to do much with flowers, it was not even necessary.
I can not express how happy my husband and I were with every aspect of our experience with Birch Hill. We can't thank Sarah enough for being the best coordinator we could ask for. She took care of every concern and really is like family to us now! My parents were so thankful for her caring nature, for carting them from place to place on the golf cart and for checking up on them all night!
As far as the food goes, it was all delicious. We had a buffet style meal, the food was hot and plentiful. We were thrilled with it and also the service of all the friendly staff members.
I would recommend Birch Hill to anyone planning a wedding or special event. You will not be disappointed
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Kristen

12 September 2019

Jessica was a dream to work with and the venue was outstanding! Our wedding guests raved about the beautiful venue, the crazy delicious food, and very friendly staff. We’ve heard so many comments from our guests that it was the most unique and amazing wedding they have been to! Absolutely no regrets and I LOVED my wedding here! More...

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Gretchen E. Storm

7 September 2019

Food was incredible. Great experience. Happy bride and groom.

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Lindsey

2 September 2019

Birch Hill was phenomenal. We worked with Sarah and knew that everything would always be taken care of and any question we could have, answered. We used this venue for both our rehearsal dinner (outdoor BBQ) and our wedding reception (cocktail hour and sit down dinner) and things could not have been more perfect. The food was delicious and our guests couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they were having. Thank you! More...

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Carlene Benson

30 August 2019

We had our wedding at Birch Hill's Stablegate Barn on 8/9/19. We had a great overall experience with wonderful food, planning, flexibility and more! The staff was so great all around but what I really could go on and on about is how wonderful our coordinator Sarah was! She went ABOVE and beyond for us! Including bringing a special tray of the cocktail hour snack we really want to us on a platter while we were taking photos. She even stood there and held it for us while we snacked. She was an absolute godsend who made our day go so smoothly. I don't know how we would have done it without her! :) More...

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Brendan DiLello

25 August 2019

We can't say enough about Birch Hill! Our wedding day turned out just as we wished for and imagined. Sarah Connor and the wonderful wedding crew went above and beyond and we truly could not have had a better day. Sarah made sure everything was perfect the day of the wedding and leading up to it - she answered all our emails and calls (including multiple conversations with my mom). One of the main highlights at our wedding was the food, which was INCREDIBLE! We chose to do the Station Style eating and it was perfect for our large group. We had around 250 people at our wedding and so many have reached out and LOVED the variety of food and told us how delicious everything was. Another highlight was the dancing! Even with our large group, we had a great size dance floor at Birch Hill and we danced all night long with family and friends. If your top priorities for your wedding are a wonderful venue, delicious food, and a venue to have a great time dancing at, then Birch hill is your place! This was the only venue we looked at and we are so happy that we chose to have our wedding here. More...

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Mariah Miller

22 August 2019

Our wedding day was perfect- and we can attribute so much of that to Birch Hill(more specifically our coordinator Sarah). She made the entire planning process completely stress free from our first meeting. Even our guests came back to me telling me how fabulous she was. She truly went above and beyond the call of duty- she was there with me right before walking down the aisle and right after, always ensured we had fresh food and drinks, she also went around to each of my guests and was able to address my family by name- I simply can not rave enough about her.

We were married and had our reception in the conservatory ballroom- it was gorgeous. Our cocktail hour was initially split between indoors and a nice outdoor patio while Sarah and her team quickly and efficiently moved the room around.

We had an open bar- the bartenders were great, drinks were strong and flowed all night.

Our cocktail hour food was fantastic- we had a large variety including a sushi bar which was delicious.

We had a seated dinner- all the food was so good and the servings were very large. They also accommodated packing up several of my guests food as well as me and my husbands as we were too stuffed to eat anymore! We were so pleased with the food- especially after attending their showcase in March(did not do justice to their food quality AT ALL).

They packed up all my personal decor for me so that it could be easily picked up the next day.

I can without any hesitation recommend Birch Hill to anyone for their wedding. And if given the opportunity, work with Sarah Connor- you will not regret it!
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Kate H.

17 August 2019

I'm on the events committee for my office and we're responsible for planning our summer picnic. Imagine trying to plan a picnic for an incredibly diverse population who live in and around the capital region, making sure that there's enough to do, the food is tasty, the drives not too long and it's not too expensive, it's a pretty difficult task. We've done Saratoga county for 5 years straight and I thought we should diversify so we looked at Birch Hill and planned our 2018 picnic there. Sarah was a gem to work with, the food was plentiful and tasty and the staff was great. It was so good that we went ahead and booked our 2019 picnic there too. This year, no one had a single complaint. You have no idea how rare that is for 150 people to all like the same place. We'd book here again but we've got to move to another county next year. Sadly I don't think we could replicate the experience. More...

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Brenda Berraz

12 August 2019

Beautiful setting. Staff was professional and attentive. Plenty of food and selections.

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Laurie Ann

4 August 2019

very pleasant experience. food was delicious. desserts were amazing

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Pamela Rodriguez

28 July 2019

Loved the stablegate barn, is perfect if you want a rustic barn theme wedding ❤️

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Ann Fonda Winnicki

26 July 2019

It’s really a nice place and they do a great job for all kinds of occasions. I have been to many there Weddings inside and out, picnics. Always have been a really nice time. Thank You More...

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Jean Kelly

18 July 2019

Very beautiful ❤

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Paul White

13 July 2019

Went to a wedding reception there Friday night and everything was great!

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Meagan

26 June 2019

Birch Hill was absolutely amazing and a dream come true! They were so willing to work with me on everything I wanted to do/have at our wedding. We choose the BBQ food option, and the food was incredible. We received so many compliments from our guests on how amazing it was. Also, Birch Hill gives you your own wedding coordinator! We were so fortunate to have Sarah as our wedding coordinator. She is absolutely incredible in every way possible! She also made my life/wedding planning experience stress free and easy. I even texted her a few days prior to our wedding requesting things that I didn't think would still be an option, and she was able to get everything done. Just for Sarah alone, I would recommend this place! However, everything was perfect. The food, the environment, the view, the venue, the workers, and even the swans that hang out outside! More...

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Erica

23 June 2019

We had our wedding at Stablegate Barn on Birch Hill's vineyard. I knew the venue was beautiful, and the food delicious, but even so, our wedding day exceeded every expectation! The venue looked exquisite and the food was AMAZING!!! Better than when we taste tested at they're annual bridal show. We received so many compliments on the barn, vineyard, and food. The barn is so beautiful that you don't even need to fill it with décor. We just had our centerpieces, the table with the card gift box, seat cards, and guest book, and a small table with the photos of our grandparents weddings. Cocktail hour food was served on an antique carriage (as in horse and carriage) outdoors with a fire pit and Adirondack chairs. It looked fabulous and our guests loved it. My husband and I snuck away with our photographer and wedding coordinator (Jessica) up to the horse pasture and took breathtaking shots with the horses and stellar view. They were so accommodating with setting up the night before and picking up the night before. Jessica was absolutely fantastic. She got back to all of my emails very quickly and was just at the top of her game. That lady hustles. Their prices are extremely fair for what you get. We customized their BBQ package and had open bar, but other than that, were true to their package. If you're wondering if the perfect venue exists, it does. You won't be disappointed. More...

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Dominique Zikos

21 June 2019

Coming from Long Island, New York and only having attended banquet hall weddings, we knew we wanted to branch out. Finding Stablegate through Birch Hill was exactly what we were looking for. We worked with Bridget Gardy, and she is just incredible at her craft!! She is very professional, prompt, and innovative and truly made our vision come to life. We had an elegant, romantic, and beautiful wedding in the barn and Bridget, as well as all of the other Birch Hill staff, went above and beyond (including making VERY last minute adjustments due to weather!) to ensure that we were happy and that all of our guests were too! Our guests RAVED, and I mean RAVED about the food, and the service was spectacular. I can't say enough about this venue. Thank you for hosting our incredible special day! More...

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Amanda

18 June 2019

We had an amazing time with Birch Hill on our Wedding Day. Mostly because of our wedding coordinator Sarah. She was very attentive to all our needs and quick thinking when I forgot to get 2 roses for the Moms during our ceremony she went and got 2 for us no problem. Love her and we'd do it again if we could but only with her by our side! More...

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Nancy Fitzpatrick Rasner

10 June 2019

Wonderful wedding venue and very good food. Their attention to details was evident everywhere.

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Michelle

2 June 2019

I literally can’t express my gratitude enough for Jessica Ryan and Ashley West!!! They were both so so so incredible to work with: professional, friendly, patient, supportive, helpful, quick to respond, etc etc.

I worked with Jessica all year long and she was extremely fast to respond to my constant emails with questions, and she always answered everything very thoroughly. She never tried to sell me anything extra, she was so supportive of my budget and always tried to work with me and make sure everything was exactly how I wanted it. She was so patient while I changed my mind on so many details of the wedding. She is a very hard worker and truly went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with everything! She made the wedding planning process so seamless for me, and I can’t thank her enough for all she has done!

Ashley was our day-of coordinator. She was also ABSOLUTELY amazing - she also went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. She worked tirelessly all day long and handled so many behind-the-scenes tasks while also managing to stay very present and make sure my husband and I were happy and to accommodate all of our families’ needs throughout the night. She was perfect!

I would highly, highly recommend working with Jessica and Ashley! Not to mention the Stablegate Barn is an absolutely stunning wedding venue and my guests haven’t stopped raving about how much fun they had at our wedding, thanks to Jessica and Ashley’s hard work!
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Warren Bowers

22 May 2019

Nice rustic barn, The food was great. DJ had everybody up. Great time.

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Stephy Fasso

13 May 2019

I can not say enough amazing things. The amount of love that Bridget puts into her work is beyond words. She's amazing. Her attention to detail, and the pride she puts into her work. I'm blessed to have the opportunity to have worked with her. Birch hill is hands down the best place to have a wedding. The food is out of this world!!!! The entire staff is amazing. The grounds are beautiful. If you get a chance go to their wedding show in March. You will not be disappointed. If you leave hungry it's because you choose to. There is soooo much food!!!! And everything is amazing!!!! My guests could not stop gushing about how perfect everything was. A million hugs sent to Bridget and the entire staff at Birch Hill!!!! More...

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Andy DiSalvo

7 May 2019

Birch Hill Catering is a great place to have a wedding or any other affair. The food is amazing and the staff are professional, very friendly and on top of everything. I have DJ'd weddings and other party's there, and their professionalism helped me make sure things got done in a timely manner. I would recommend them for anyone who needs a place for their wedding or party, or to have them come to you and cater your event. More...

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Andrew Singleton

29 April 2019

I am definitely reminded of the old adage of not judging a book by its cover. From the outside, not much to look at. But from the inside it was definitely quite a surprise. In fact, we even drove through the place thinking that this can't be it. We went inside and saw that everything was very well done and set up nicely for a party that we went to. The event staff was great to work with and the food was very very good. I would definitely go back. More...

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Fatima A. Horne

29 April 2019

Beautiful atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was phenomenal!

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Brianna Graham

7 April 2019

My Fiancé and I scheduled a tour with this venue and received a tour date right away. They seen us as soon as we arrived, and answered all of our questions, gave us many different options to think about. The service was excellent and the venues were beautiful, we definitely would recommend this venue!!! More...

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IonyWinter

24 February 2019

Beautiful Venue! Great staff. I recommend it for a wedding.

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Gabriela Meza

12 February 2019

They are amazing. They are extremely helpful. They know that planning a wedding is very difficult but they were wonderful.. I keep saying they, but our wedding coordinator really is the person behind it all. Sarah. She is amazing! made it so easy to make the decision, and book them for our wedding. More...

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Maria Vartanian

6 February 2019

As a person in the wedding industry I know how hard it is to make people happy. Birch Hill went above and beyond ! Their sales team was phenomenal. Their attention to detail was perfect. They made sure we had everything we needed. They were there for moment from beginning to end. I can’t say enough about their staff. I know how hard it is how many hours it takes that no one knows about, so many things that go unnoticed and they never once complained always with a smile on their face everyone from the chefs in the back to whoever was shoveling the sidewalks even that pretty little girls with their snowboots on !I will be happy to recommend them 10 times over no matter what sales person you get I honestly believe you would get across the board service if you went here , Mother of the groom, Maria Vartanian owner Party With Mia More...

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Brittney Evans

5 February 2019

Sarah was our planner. I don't think I can brag enough about her. She exceeded every expectation we had and then some, WITHIN our budget. I would recommend Birch Hill souly because of her, although the venue and the service was absolutely fantastic! More...

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Katie Hassett

2 December 2018

Best catering in the area for all my upstate New York people!

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SB Willow

30 November 2018

Peaceful joyful Kundalini Yoga. The host Val is warm and welcoming. Classes affordable. Many other fun events. Check out their Facebook page for more!

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Jenna Silberman

26 November 2018

I was so glad I had my wedding at Birch Hill. The barn looked amazing, the staff was helpful, and all my guests loved the food. It was the perfect place for my perfect day! More...

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Stephanie

16 November 2018

When our wedding day finally arrived at Stablegate Barn and Vineyard it was all we could imagine because of Sarah and the Birch Hill staff. They were very responsive and flexible to all our needs the day of and throughout the process. Sarah and the staff at the barn were always asking us and our families if we needed anything during the reception and made sure we had the perfect day. I would definitely recommend Birch Hill for your wedding day festivities they were great throughout. More...

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Katrina Snay

8 November 2018

I got married at Birch Hill on 11/2/18 and they were amazing! Sarah was sooooo helpful and always there when I needed her! Everything came out amazing! Thank you so much! Sarah was such a great coordinator that we had to get a picture with her!☺️ More...

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Courtney

7 November 2018

Birch Hill was the perfect venue! We couldn’t had asked for a more beautiful ceremony site, spacious reception area, friendly staff, and incredible food that our guests are still talking about!

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Kim

18 October 2018

I cannot recommend Stablegate and Sarah Connor enough! We were married there on 10/6/18 and it was absolutely perfect. Sarah was incredibly responsive and kind throughout the entire planning process. She truly listened and gave great suggestions. She even helped bustle my dress when my bridesmaids were struggling! On the night of our wedding when I walked into the Barn, it was set up exactly as I had described. The staff were amazing and the food was delicious. Thank you for everything Birch Hill and Sarah! More...

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Rachel

3 October 2018

What can we say about Birch Hill Catering, they are AMAZING!!! Sarah was the BEST and really helped us with our wedding! We hired Birch Hill for offsite catering at a venue in the Hudson Valley, and they did such a great job! Our offsite venue also didn't have a kitchen, but they have a box truck that they bring with and were able to make an onsite kitchen, which the food was the best meal I've had in such a long time, and we had multiple guests throughout the evening come up to us to tell us how much they enjoyed their meals and the desserts! We did a tasting with them before booking and were blown away with the dishes, we knew the food would be good, but had no idea that it would be as good as it was on the day of, just given that it was now for a larger group and out of a box truck kitchen instead of two of us made in their kitchen - but it was as good, if not better! They have a great list of food selections to choose from, and even said they would be happy to make something that may not be on their menu if we wanted. They also helped provide all the rentals for the wedding, which also made things so much easier for us, making it one less vendor we needed to coordinate with, and worry that we weren't going to have everything we needed. Sarah was great with the last minute additions we made to the list on the weeks leading up to the wedding. The staff on the day of were also so fantastic and on top of things, making sure everything ran smoothly and that we had everything that we needed. For the months leading up to the wedding, Sarah was always ready to jump on a call or answer and email to us, and also came up to do a walk through on the venue to make sure she knew what they would be working with, and it also helped put our mind at ease that she now was able to see everything that we were describing to her. I am so glad that we found Birch Hill, I would definitely recommend them to anyone else getting married in the area! More...

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Allison LaGalles

23 September 2018

Although we didn't book with Birch Hill for our wedding venue, I would highly recommend Bridget, she met with us several times and was extremely accommodating She also was quick to respond to any questions we had.

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Jodie

16 September 2018

Birchhill catering company gave us the wedding of our dreams. From the very start, my husband and I were blown away. At our first meeting, Sarah was warm, attentive , and professional. We felt at ease knowing that we would be in such great hands. Through the planning process, Sarah would answer any emails the same day that I sent them. In March, they do the big vendor show and finally got to taste the menu that we had selected. We were again blown away. At our wedding, the guests raved about the food and how amazing everything was. Stablegate winery and vineyard provided the perfect setting for our wedding. Having such an rustic vibe with the decor made our small intimate wedding vision come to life. The barn has such a personality that completely fit the theme of the wedding. At night, the twinkling lights, bonfire, and beautiful night sky created a beautiful backdrop for our final photos. Rebecca and the entire staff at Stablegate were attentive to the fine details and made sure that the bride and groom were comfortable, happy, and having fun throughout the entire night. I’ve heard stories of the bride and groom not eating or not having time to themselves. We were provided a sample of our cocktail hour food in the back room of the barn, and it gave us ten minutes to process that we were married. Wendy, the floor manager, was on top of everything and I didn’t have to worry at all. I had the perfect wedding with Birchhill catering company. More...

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Kate

10 September 2018

from the very beginning Sarah Connor was AMAZING to work with. She responded quickly to my many questions throughout the process. On the day of, we simply could not have done it without her. The food was delicious and the barn was out of this world, from the little touches to the lights to the fully stocked bar (Val is the BEST!!) we couldn't have been happier. We would HIGHLY recommend Birch Hill and SARAH for your wedding. It was magnificent and perfect :) More...

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Charles and Emily

20 August 2018

First and foremost we would like to write about how great our wedding coordinator Sarah Conner she was hard workibg and diligence the entire process and wedding reception. Not only did she help make our day the most beautiful and greatest day of our lives but she worked hard to make it stress free and help us enjoy our wedding to the fullest. We appreciate all her and the staff at Birch Hills did for us . I can't imagine our special day working so perfectly without them. Everything from the phenomenal food to the flexibility to work with our uniqueness and all our vendors. The Stablegate Barn and Vineyard was absolutely stunning , like something out of a story book. More...

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Stephanie

19 August 2018

Birch Hill Catering was phenomenal to work with and made all our dreams come true! Very personalized, accommodated every request, and managed to keep us on track as well. True professionals in every aspect of our wedding More...

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Lorraine Quinette

19 August 2018

beautiful, well planned, food and service was great

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Lin Ackley

9 August 2018

I had my bridal shower here this past weekend and it was the most beautiful setting imaginable in the main ballroom ! The staff also added extra decor on the chandelier by the big windows and it was stunning! The food was phenomenal. When the omelette station line got long immediately extra staff set up two more burners to move things along. The staff is incredible and on their game. I love Birch Hill ! I would highly recommend it !!! More...

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Kendrick Dj-Debonair Ricci

1 August 2018

We have attended and Dj'd several events at Birch Hill and the venue and the catering are magnificent, You will not be disappointed! We loved them so much we used the setup pic from a wedding as our Gold Event Package Image!! #uforiaentertainment for photos More...

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Breanna Berger

29 July 2018

If you are looking for a wedding location in/around the capital district look no further. You cannot go wrong with Birch Hill! My husband and I were married this weekend, on 7/14/18. We had the pleasure of working with Sarah Connor throughout the past year to make our wedding dreams come true. Sarah and her staff not only met our expectations, they EXCEEDED our expectations from the moment our weekend started. Our ceremony was held in the Conservatory Ballroom and our reception in the Columbia Ballroom. The ceremony was originally supposed to be outside at the Birdcage but when rain was in the forecast we decided to move it inside, the night before. Sarah made sure to make us feel confident in the last minute change and turned what could have been a stressful situation into something beautiful. Throughout the planning process Sarah was super friendly, honest, accommodating, knowledgeable and easy to get a hold of! She answered all of our questions and concerns with confidence and a smile. Sarah made sure I felt comfortable and supported every step of the way! As time grew on and we got closer to the wedding, Sarah went as far as to leave her personal plans to make sure we got what we needed. I already miss working with her! On our wedding day Sarah and her team executed plans FLAWLESSLY. After hearing “something will go wrong on your wedding day…” over and over again of course I was just waiting for something to go wrong, but NOT ONE THING did. The attention to detail was not only seen by us but also by all of our guests. From following us around with food and letting us use her as our personal table during cocktail hour, making sure we never had an empty glass, to checking in with us throughout the entire night to make sure we were having a great time, the team at Birch Hill was superlative! One of our guests is a wedding planner and she made sure to let us know how blown away she was by our venue coordinator (Sarah Connor) and her staff. Oh and the food… our guests are still full from all of the delicious food at our wedding. I cannot say enough AMAZING things about Sarah Connor, Jordan (who took over when Sarah left and whose last name I did not catch) and their team!! More...

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Rebecca Soule

29 July 2018

We worked with Sarah Connor, and OH MY GOD is she the B-E-S-T!! Seriously, we cannot say enough amazing things about Sarah. Without her, I don't think our day would've been as great. Even in the short amount of time my parents spent with her the day before the wedding, they were raving about her. I am sure another consultant would've done a great job, but we LOVE Sarah and are so thankful that she was our coordinator for our wedding. I don't know that I could've made it out of the limo without her. We also loved the Columbia Ballroom, and even though we had to have our ceremony inside when an outdoor Birdcage wedding was planned, we were not disappointed at all. That ballroom is beautiful, and the ceremony was lovely inside. Thank you all for everything put into making our wedding an amazing time. More...

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Dante Malone

26 July 2018

Everything we asked for and more!!!! Bridget was amaZing!!!!!

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Briana April

26 July 2018

Bridget is truly amazing to work with - my husband and I loved her!!! From the beautiful views, to the gorgeous ballroom, to the delicious food, to the entertainment of the outdoor games and fire wall - Birch Hill made our wedding truly perfect! Bridget worked with us through every step and made sure our day was exactly what we wanted!!! The two of us, along with all of our guests, LOVED it! More...

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Breanna

18 July 2018

If you are looking for a wedding location in/around the capital district look no further. You cannot go wrong with Birch Hill! My husband and I were married this weekend, on 7/14/18. We had the pleasure of working with Sarah Connor throughout the past year to make our wedding dreams come true. Sarah and her staff not only met our expectations, they EXCEEDED our expectations from the moment our weekend started.
Our ceremony was held in the Conservatory Ballroom and our reception in the Columbia Ballroom. The ceremony was originally supposed to be outside at the Birdcage but when rain was in the forecast we decided to move it inside, the night before. Sarah made sure to make us feel confident in the last minute change and turned what could have been a stressful situation into something beautiful.
Throughout the planning process Sarah was super friendly, honest, accommodating, knowledgeable and easy to get a hold of! She answered all of our questions and concerns with confidence and a smile. Sarah made sure I felt comfortable and supported every step of the way! As time grew on and we got closer to the wedding, Sarah went as far as to leave her personal plans to make sure we got what we needed. I already miss working with her!
On our wedding day Sarah and her team executed plans FLAWLESSLY. After hearing “something will go wrong on your wedding day…” over and over again of course I was just waiting for something to go wrong, but NOT ONE THING did. The attention to detail was not only seen by us but also by all of our guests. From following us around with food and letting us use her as our personal table during cocktail hour, making sure we never had an empty glass, to checking in with us throughout the entire night to make sure we were having a great time, the team at Birch Hill was superlative! One of our guests is a wedding planner and she made sure to let us know how blown away she was by our venue coordinator (Sarah Connor) and her staff!
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Bre Claire

18 July 2018

If you are looking for a wedding location in/around the capital district look no further. You cannot go wrong with Birch Hill! My husband and I were married this weekend, on 7/14/18. We had the pleasure of working with Sarah Connor throughout the past year to make our wedding dreams come true. Sarah and her staff not only met our expectations, they EXCEEDED our expectations from the moment our weekend started. Our ceremony was held in the Conservatory Ballroom and our reception in the Columbia Ballroom. The ceremony was originally supposed to be outside at the Birdcage but when rain was in the forecast we decided to move it inside, the night before. Sarah made sure to make us feel confident in the last minute change and turned what could have been a stressful situation into something beautiful. Throughout the planning process Sarah was super friendly, honest, accommodating, knowledgeable and easy to get a hold of! She answered all of our questions and concerns with confidence and a smile. Sarah made sure I felt comfortable and supported every step of the way! As time grew on and we got closer to the wedding, Sarah went as far as to leave her personal plans to make sure we got what we needed. I already miss working with her! On our wedding day Sarah and her team executed plans FLAWLESSLY. After hearing “something will go wrong on your wedding day…” over and over again of course I was just waiting for something to go wrong, but NOT ONE THING did. The attention to detail was not only seen by us but also by all of our guests. From following us around with food and letting us use her as our personal table during cocktail hour, making sure we never had an empty glass, to checking in with us throughout the entire night to make sure we were having a great time, the team at Birch Hill was superlative! One of our guests is a wedding planner and she made sure to let us know how blown away she was by our venue coordinator (Sarah Connor) and her staff. Oh and the food… our guests are still full from all of the delicious food at our wedding. I cannot say enough AMAZING things about Sarah Connor, Jordan (who took over when Sarah left and whose last name I did not catch) and their team!! More...

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Genna

16 July 2018

We fell in love with Stablegate Barn the very first time we visited (and it was covered in snow)! It was so warm and charming that we could visualize our wedding just from that visit. Working with Sarah Connor made the whole experience pan out seamlessly. Sarah loves what she does and working with couples to create their perfect day is her calling. We couldn’t have asked for a better coordinator and are walking away with a friend! She is absolutely amazing and made our day so personal and special. She catered to our every want and need, no matter how small. She is extremely responsive and will email back regarding all questions and concerns immediately. Going with Stablegate was perfect- people are still raving about our wedding day! The scenery, the intimate ceremony, the food and beverages- everything. Although we got married on the hottest day (record breaking temperatures for that area on July 1st) people had a wonderful time and we will remember this day forever! We couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else! More...

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Sarah

9 July 2018

Our wedding day was perfect and that was due largely in part to Sarah Connor and the team at Birch Hill. I met Sarah at a bridal show the weekend after we got engaged. From that moment, we clicked. We went to see the grounds a month later and I fell in love! We went to their bridal show that March and were blown away by their food. We didn't reach out again until the fall after not being able to find another venue that even compared to Birch Hill all summer long. Sarah was so thoughtful and helpful throughout the entire planning process. She quickly answered all of my emails about any little thing I had a question about. She made sure everything went smoothly and perfectly and we didn't need to worry about a single thing on our wedding day. We were treated like the king and queen that day and it just made it everything your wedding day should be. Everyone that day was extremely professional and made sure that my husband and I had anything that we needed all night long. Everyone has been raving to us about the food and just how beautiful the venue was overall. We have been with Sarah for 2.5 years and she is no longer just our venue coordinator but our friend. More...

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Jaclyn Bunce

29 June 2018

We chose Birch Hill Catering as our venue for our wedding this past weekend and could not have been more pleased with the service that we were provided. Our wedding coordinator, Sarah, was with us every step of the way and was available for every question (no matter how small or silly). Our guests have been raving about the food (especially the brisket!) and we were so impressed with Sarah and her right hand man Jordan's attention the entire day. There were a few hiccups in our day, beginning with some rain that did not want to let up. Sarah and her team handled our change of ceremony location flawlessly and everything went off without a hitch despite the damp conditions! More...

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Dan Erle

29 June 2018

There is only one word to discribe our wedding day at Birch Hill Catering . . . Perfect! From the setting, to the food, to the great service our guests were given, everything was spot-on. I can't say enough about Sarah Connor, our wedding planner, and her staff. Sarah catered our, and our guests every need. She was on hand for the entire ceramony and reception, making sure everything ran smoothly and everybody was happy. Thank you Sarah and Birch Hill Catering, We couldn't have asked for a better Day! More...

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Gina

28 June 2018

We cannot say enough about what a wonderful venue Birch Hill was to have our wedding! The grounds and inside both rooms are so clean and gorgeous. The staff was so accommodating, making sure everything was where it neeed to be. The food was phenomenal and there were so many choices which we wanted for our guests. Our wedding coordinator, Sarah was so organized, professional, and sweet. She truly made the day run as smooth as possible. Birch Hill is absolutely the best, I would highly recommend them for events! More...

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Gianna Sacca

25 June 2018

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Lindsay Starr

12 June 2018

I had my bridal shower here this past weekend and it was the most beautiful setting imaginable in the main ballroom ! The staff also added extra decor on the chandelier by the big windows and it was stunning! The food was phenomenal. When the omelette station line got long immediately extra staff set up two more burners to move things along. The staff is incredible and on their game. I love Birch Hill ! I would highly recommend it !!! More...

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Caroline

2 June 2018

We had our ceremony & reception in the Conservatory Ballroom..The transition from day to night in that room is so beautiful. The weather was great so we had cocktail hour on the patio. & the scenery was just fantastic. Working with Sarah was so easy going and comforting. She reassured us every step of the way! Highly recommended More...

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Kelly Curtin

29 May 2018

I can't say enough good things about the barn and Birch Hill. The staff was helpful and on top of everything all night, and we were never wanting for anything. It was a beautiful and seamless night. Thank you for everything! More...

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Zoe Fuerst

29 May 2018

My sorority held formal here and it was a beautiful place to so it. All of the staff was very friendly and super helpful in making sure the night went as planned. Everyone loved the food and the look of the place and I would definitely recommend holding your event here. More...

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Tony Gray

29 May 2018

Dropped someone off for a wedding reception. Everyone looked like they were having a good time. I had a heck of a time finding the pakce, though. GPS apparently not so good out there More...

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Mary may Molloy

29 May 2018

Was married here 8/28/2016. Was so magical best night of our lives. Sarah Connor was the best wedding coordinator ever. Only thing was that it was hot in the barn but beautiful

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Ken Nercessian

29 May 2018

What an awesome experience at a beautiful venue. Immediately I felt as though I was at my home away from home.

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Michael Bunce

28 May 2018

Had my daughter's Wedding last. Wonderful Evening. Thank you everybody.

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Stephanie Moskowitz

25 May 2018

Couldn’t recommend Birch Hill enough. Stunning location, delicious food, and exceptional waitstaff. Sarah was my absolute hero from beginning to end. She was on top of every last detail, and thanks to her attentiveness I had the most relaxing, enjoyable, amazing wedding weekend. Thank you so much! More...

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Nigel Robinson

25 May 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Birch Hill to plan our fraternity's 150th founder's day formal and it was a very special one indeed. They were very accommodating to all of our needs, wants and concerns. The food was prepared to perfection and the ballroom that we were in was especially elegant. We are set to hold our next founder's day formal at Birch Hill Catering next year as well. More...

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Carol Stracher

25 May 2018

AMAZING all around. The food was absolutely incredible and VERY fresh. They spared nothing and provided top quality food and generous portions. The wait staff were top notch and available at all times. They were friendly, accommodating and very professional. This is a great place to have an event. I would definitely book again. Thank you ! More...

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renae coleman

25 May 2018

First and foremost, Bridget Gardy, our coordinator; is amazing!She makes it so easy and is always on top of everything. I have also worked with Jessica who Is in training so I know from experience their staff is extremely organized and a joy to work with.From picking out vendors, to choosing table clothes and setting up the décor, they are there for you 100%. The ambiance in every space is beautiful and great for photos. The Columbia ballroom was where we had our reception and it blew everyone away! It has a beautiful back drop of white lights and the ceiling is covered in Beautiful drapery that took my breath away when I first saw it. Not to mention the fire wall outside…yes it is a wallThat is lit on fire…very cool! The food. Everyone raved about the food! From the rehearsal dinner at the gorgeous Lodge, to the wedding, people could not get enough. They make everything tasty and present it all very nicely. They have so many choices and also accommodated our vegan and gluten-free Guests. Our open bar included an array of choices when it came to beer and wine as well. And the cake is included in your package which includes Local bakeries that will not disappoint! I honestly found Birch Hill to be the most beautiful and reasonably priced venue in the area and don’t know why anyone would want to get married anywhere else. Every person I spoke to after the big day said it was the best and most organized wedding they had ever been to. They also have a free wedding show every year so you can explore the space and taste the food! Could not be happier with our experience! More...

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Roberto Caricari

14 May 2018

My family went to Birch Hill for Mother’s Day. The staff was attentive and efficient with smiles. The food was excellent prepared with creativity and delicious and plenty. The hall itself and surrounding grounds were beautiful. Can’t wait to go back maybe Father’s Day! More...

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Amanda Roberts

22 April 2018

Last nights kick off to the concert series was great. Food was great, the staff was excellent and the music was awesome . Cannot wait for more concerts this summer . I’ve never been disappointed when attending anything you guys put on . Weddings, my son 5th grade moving up party for maple hill, graduation parties and last night !!!! Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ More...

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Amanda

28 March 2018

Choosing Birch Hill for my wedding was the best decision i made throughout the entire planning process. Lauren was my rep and she went above and beyond from answering every email i had to even helping me bustle my dress. 75% of my guests traveled from Long Island and were all awed by the stunning rooms and were taking pictures in every corner. More...

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Doug Van Apeldoorn

13 March 2018

Bridget and the staff at Birch Hill Catering made our annual Fire Department Installation Dinner a great success. From the easy planning, the wonderful staff, the amazing food, and the venue itself, it was wonderful. Thank you.

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Shiny T. Anish

28 February 2018

What an amazing venue and what a night to remember! Me and my husband could not have made a better decision. This place made all our dreams come true ...an ideal wedding venue. The staff were so flexible to work with and so meticulous. Sarah, you are an amazing person and we are so glad to have met you and worked with you. Thank you for all your love and efforts, you truly made our day! Love you loads! More...

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Marie Aubry

25 February 2018

The staff was responsived and very friendly. Place look magnificent. Food was okay, buffet style. We had am awesome time!

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Jessica

27 November 2017

I cannot say enough good things about Birch Hill. My husband and I had a BLAST and were in awe of how everything went off without a hitch. We had Sarah Connor as our wedding coordinator. From beginning to end she was kind, helpful, and extremely communicative! I asked her a million questions over the course of the year of planning. She helped us set up the night before and the day of she was extremely attentive and personable, like an old friend. I also got the pleasure of meeting their dog and mascot, Bleu, on the day of my wedding and he helped to calm my nerves as I waited to walk down the aisle. On top of everything, the food was amazing, the bar was great, and our guests could not stop raving! Our night and our wedding was perfect and we owe it to our family and to Birch Hill. The grounds are also beautiful for photos, and the staff are amazing to work with. If you're considering using them, do it. More...

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lindsey

21 November 2017

Birch Hill Catering was AMAZING to work with for our wedding in November. We had our reception at Stablegate Barn, and everything went so smoothly and efficiently. Even when the temps were in the teens, the barn was well heated and comfortable. Sarah C was incredible to work with, planning and leading up to the event. Wendy and the bar staff were friendly and very professional. If I had to do my wedding all over again, I would choose Birch Hill Catering without a second thought. More...

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Stephanie

17 November 2017

The first time I saw Birch Hill I was in awe! The property and ballrooms were exactly what I envisioned for my wedding and the staff was very accommodating and helped in ANY way they could. From the moment I decided to get married at Birch Hill, the coordinators were very attentive and helped to ease any stress or nerves I had. Bridget and Lauren were BEYOND amazing and made me feel very comfortable on the big day. Birch Hill made wedding planning easy by covering major wedding “must haves”, such as helping with the cake, catering in house, and gorgeous ceremony sites around the property. We always dreamed of what our wedding day would look like and on July 7, 2017 Birch Hill made that dream a reality. Thank you all SO much!! Love, the Baldaufs! More...

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Betty Gee-Aviles

8 November 2017

The food was excellent! A few bumps in the beginning but they really supported us and my day was perfect. The room was beautiful clean but a little warm it could have had the ac a little cooler.

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Marjorie

5 November 2017

Lauren at Birch Hill was so wonderful to work with, she went through every little detail with my husband and I until we were happy with our menu. Not to mention, the food at our wedding was actually really good! We received many comments on how the food was truly enjoyable, not just "edible." They were so respectful when it came to our budget, and made sure we had everything we wanted on the day of, while never pushing us to spend more than we were comfortable with. I'd recommend Birch Hill Catering to anyone and everyone! More...

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Audrie

2 November 2017

My husband and I had a pleasure working with the Birch Hill Catering staff for our wedding at the barn. Lauren was incredible to work with and made sure our day went smoothly. Our guests had nothing but lovely things to say about the venue and the food! I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a fairly-priced and trustworthy place to get married in the Capitol Region. More...

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Lori

2 November 2017

It was truly an amazing experience working with Bridget. She was very professional, attentive to all of our needs, but yet connected with us on a personal level. She was willing to work with us on our budget and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable on our wedding day! The food was amazing and the servers were very attentive. You couldn't ask for anything better. It was a stress free day! Thank you so much! The Coopers!! More...

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Marc D Fruscio

23 October 2017

Great venue for a wedding, plenty of bars open and wait staff was outstanding

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Chris Hollister

11 October 2017

Great Wedding venue, Love working with Bridget and Jordan!

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Meaghan

9 October 2017

Our wedding was absolutely amazing here! Our wedding planner Sarah was so amazing, she was always in touch with us, answered any of questions and took care of every single one of our concerns! I am not say enough good things about this place. We had our rehearsal dinner at the lodge, our first look at the barn, our ceremony at the bird cage, our cocktail hour in the conservatory and our reception in the ballroom and every single part was absolutely perfect! Thank you for making our day the best it could have been! More...

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Susan

2 October 2017

We contacted Birch Hill to cater our 45 person wedding at a vacation home/wedding venue in Old Chatham, NY. What an awesome experience from start to finish. Lauren was so wonderful to work with as the coordinator, responding to every question quickly and wanting to make sure we were satisfied with each decision. There were things we requested that weren't on the menu and she had no problem accommodating us. Her warm personality is perfect for the job and we were so surprised and excited to see her there on the day of!
Jordan and his staff did a wonderful job on the day of... negotiating around pine trees to get the truck parked, dealing with changes in location of the cocktail hour due to the drizzling rain and an unheated barn, while trying to keep the food warm and our guests happy. Everyone loved the food and the service. Jordan put the icing on the night when he came to personally congratulate us and make sure everything was to our liking, and then offered to leave the soft drinks for our guests that were continuing to party in the barn. It was a very sweet gesture.
We highly recommend Birch Hill. Make sure you get the Chicken Corn Chowder and ask for real whipped cream with your desserts! You won't be disappointed...
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Ben Sturges

1 October 2017

Holy cow, Birch Hill was amazing. They did everything in their power to fulfill all of our requests, no matter how big or small. Sarah Connor was simply fantastic, and made the entire planning process simple and easy. They work with you on so many levels and the Ceremony/reception areas were gorgeous. The food was fantastic, the bartender and waitstaff were fantastic too. If anyone was looking for a venue for an event, Birch Hill is the way to go! 10/10. More...

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Anusheh

23 September 2017

We held our wedding reception at Birch Hill's Stablegate Barn. Our event was planned at short notice, and Sarah Connor was there every step of the way to help us in any way we needed. Especially the day of the event, Sarah was there to help us early on with organizing and setting up centerpieces and decorations, and we honestly would not have had such a successful event had she not been there throughout the evening. She thought of the things that we did not, and stayed in touch with our DJ and Photographer to make sure things ran smoothly and on time.

The guests raved about the food -- we chose the buffet option and customized it to suit our preferences. The Birch Hill staff was also so kind and professional - we met many of them throughout the night. I would highly recommend using Birch Hill catering - even if you do not choose from their venues.
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Kaila McCabe

29 August 2017

My husband and I got married at Birch Hill and we have nothing but amazing things to say about the venue, the staff, the amazing Sarah Connor, and the food! All my husband wanted at our wedding was tacos - and man, did Birch Hill deliver! Everyone loved the taco bar. Our August wedding date was supposed to be a no-brainer for an outside ceremony, but it was raining buckets that day and everything was moved inside. Honestly, it was even better than I imagined the outside ceremony to be. Everything was perfect for our special day and we cannot say enough good things about our experience with Birch Hill. Sarah, you're a gem and we were so lucky to work with you. :) More...

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Patricia

22 August 2017

August 19th my son and his new wife had their dream wedding at Stable gate Barn! The barn is part of the Birch Hill catering. From the beginning of planning to the end of the night it was flawless and every attention to detail was addressed. Everyone that attended the wedding, where the food and bar flowed had only fabulous things to say. All the food was amazing and the bartenders, Val and Al attended to our guests with TLC. The absolutely best part of the entire experience was our wedding planner Sarah Connor who works for Birch hill catering. She was involved every step of the way and was so incredibly attentive during the rehearsal dinner and the wedding day. I had people at the wedding that said it was some of the best food that they had at an event. Stable gate barn and winery was
a beautiful venue for photo ops before the ceremony and after. I am so incredibly happy that we made the right choice for my son and his beautiful bride!!!!
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Michelle

27 July 2017

We decided to go with Birch Hill after falling in love with their wide sweeping grounds, multiple ceremony and reception options, and comprehensive wedding packages. I loved that their package includes the ceremony, reception hall, catering, and wedding cake, which helped to reduce my stress levels considerably during the planning process. We worked with Lauren Carlson, who was a joy to work with. She was very friendly and accommodating, and helped us personalize our package to fit within our budget while still getting all the features we wanted. By the time the wedding came around, our guest list had been cut down considerably compared to what we were expecting, but Lauren was really helpful suggesting additional features we could add onto our deal to help us hit the minimum spend requirement for the Columbia Ballroom - that extra half hour was definitely worth it! Everyone was having a great time, and I'm so glad she suggested that option rather than keep adding on more and more food (which was all delicious by the way - their flank steak with peppercorn demi-glaze from the carving station is absolutely delicious! Everyone was raving about it, and I highly recommend going with this option if you're doing a buffet or cocktail-style reception. Also - mashed potato bar!!) The venue itself is gorgeous, and Lauren even toured around the premises with me a week before the wedding day to help me choose the perfect location for the ceremony (she literally told me "we can set up wherever you like, weather permitting. If you like a specific tree and want to have the ceremony there, just let me know!" which my husband and I LOVED). We had a wonderful time working with Birch Hill, and would definitely recommend this venue. More...

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Kelly

18 July 2017

Birch Hill was such an incredible place to get married. When I had to make some last minute changes, they were totally on top of it every step of the way. It put me right at ease. Not to mention, that the entire place is absolutely gorgeous. We had our wedding in the Conservatory Ballroom and I kept getting so many compliments about the venue throughout the night. I couldn't think of a better place to celebrate our special day! More...

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Sarah

15 July 2017

Sarah Connor and Birch Hill Catering were amazing to work with!!! Sarah was always prompt to reply to any questions we had during our planning process. Birch Hill hadn't catered a wedding at our venue in a while so, Sarah took the time to meet us at our venue - to get the lay of the land and discuss where we wanted everything set up. We had a great impression of the catering services provided by Birch Hill, which was essentially due to Sarah's hard work leading up to our big day and throughout the entire event. She was always everywhere we needed her, without us even realizing we needed her in that moment (Sarah actually even bustled my wedding gown for me before our reception!!!!) Birch Hill provided us with a small round table for our wedding cake, since the tables provided by our venue were all large and rectangular - to our surprise they added some really classy lights on the cake table to glam it up a bit. My husband and I thought that small detail really elevated the look of our cake table and thus, all of our wedding photos/video footage with our cake. Overall, I would highly recommend Birch Hill catering for your event but, should you get Sarah Connor as your event manager (AKA basically your wedding planner) consider yourself extremely fortunate! :) More...

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Ryan

25 June 2017

Sarah and Bridget at Birch Hill are some of the best wedding professionals in the business. From day one of talking with Sarah about a quote, we were blown away by her warmth and kindness and desire to help make our wedding vision come true. Being vegan and having a few guests who were gluten free, it was a tough task coming up with some non-typical menu options—and Sarah knocked it out of the park. She was completely accommodating with special requests and never once made us feel like we couldn't ask for exactly what we wanted.
Because our wedding day was June 10th, Sarah was overbooked for the day-of, which meant Bridget was the on-site coordinator and she couldn't have done a better job. Everything went perfect to a tee and our guests had a wonderful time.
We booked Birch Hill off-site for catering and rentals (tables and chairs), and the crew and staff did a tremendous job with everything. The food was delicious and guests continue to rave about it to us. Birch Hill Catering was certainly a great value and we couldn't have been happier with their job in making our special day that much more special.
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William Patterson

29 May 2017

Beautiful rustic barn secluded from the main road. Bathrooms looked newly remodeled and the vineyard and horses were great for pictures! Bride and groom came in on a horse drawn carriage with was really unique and made for a huge conversation piece among the reception party...Also worth mentioning, I know the bride was happy that she was able to find a place that had all the modern amenities and was fully accessible and comfortable for her grandparents, while still having her dream wedding in such a beautifully classic barn style. Serious kudos to this place. Even the food and service was spectacular, if I could give it an extra star I would. More...

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Javeria Ahmad

18 May 2017

My husband and I fell in love with Birch Hill the moment we stepped foot inside. We planned our entire wedding in less than four months, and I can honestly say the process felt like a breeze thanks to Bridget and the rest of the staff. They were so helpful, accessible, and accommodating. Pakistani weddings are complicated - halal food, a prayer space, a stage, and even traditional chai tea -Bridget honestly fulfilled every request I had. The food was delicious, and extremely generous portions. Our guests still call us to rave about how wonderful the night went. If I could do it all over again I would pick Birch Hill every time. Thank you Bridget! More...

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Kat McDermott

17 May 2017

I just recently had my wedding at Stablegate and it was absolutely perfect, in spite of the fact that it rained all day. Bridget was absolutely a dream to work with, was incredibly professional and helped to make the day absolutely seamless. The food and service were outstanding, the staff were always smiling and there to help, and the barn looked beautiful. Thank you all so much for a perfect wedding day! More...

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Monica

7 April 2017

We researched and looked at numerous venues, knowing that we wanted a rustic barn atmosphere. There are a lot out there, but absolutley none have the character and charm of Stable Gate!! Every single detail is present in this barn, from the wall decor, to the bathrooms (inside the barn), the nooks and crannies that are filled with nostalgia! Sarah, our planner was awesome! Unfortunately it rained on our wedding day, Sarah was transporting us in her own vehicle, and made arrangements with a shuttle driver to transport our guests from "The Lodge" (which is also onsite at the barn), to the barn for the reception. The food is awesome, and we received so many compliments about our venue! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! ASK FOR SARAH!!! More...

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suzanne

16 March 2017

you get one shot at perfection an just like true love you will fall in love with perfection if you choose Birch Hill to cater your event or wedding.The food is fabulous an they will create an array of satisfying foods to accomodate every persons individual tastes.They will decorate also to set the mood you want for your special day/event. It will be fun when the day comes to sit back an enjoy knowing Birch Hill took care of all your plans an wishes ,knowing you are in good hands witthem.The staff is highly educated an professional an will truly see to it all your needs are met!!!! I know first hand!!!! dooo it!!!! Book your event now an you will never regret the magic an fun you will have on your special day!!!!....thankyou... More...

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Valerie Lane Masterson

6 March 2017

The event was a bit crowded but the food was great and we were able to taste the food that my daughter will be having at her wedding there in July with the exception of a few items.

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Amani

19 February 2017

We had our wedding at Birch Hill and worked with Sarah. She was great with accommodating, was very flexible, and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. The only thing that wasn't great was the chicken parm dinner. Almost none of our guests ate it because of the rubbery texture of the chicken. We wish the food was better, but otherwise it's a nice place for a wedding. More...

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Sandra Sanchez Collins

14 December 2016

Had my Mom's 90th Birthday party last Saturday. What a wonderful experience we had. The venue was decorated beautifully, the food was delicious and the waitstaff was outstanding. I worked with Sarah Connor and she is an asset to the company. A very personable and helpful manager who went out of her way to make our event a very fun and memorable day. Thank you. More...

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Don Fitzpatrick

5 December 2016

Had a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner at the Stable Date Barn. Food, Service and atmosphere were tremendous. A group of horses game over to the parking lot fence to greet the guest All the horses were friendly and loved to be petted. NICE TOUCH. Thank You Bridget.

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Lauren

26 November 2016

Our wedding was absolutely amazing and perfect! It was wonderful work with Bridget!!! She is so on top of everything and made sure everything went smoothly and that the night was exactly what we wanted. We couldn't have asked for more! We highly recommend Birch Hill and Bridget to couples who wants to have an unforgettable and amazing wedding! More...

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Melissa

19 November 2016

We had both our ceremony and reception at Birch Hill on 11/12/16 and had the time of our lives! We worked with Sarah during the entire process and she was better than I could have ever imagined! She made everything so easy and stress free, and reassured me every step of the way. She was so attentive during the reception, making sure we had everthing we wanted or needed. We didn't want the night to end! On top of the amazing service, the ballroom was absolutely gorgeous. I would 100% recommend checking out this venue! More...

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Lydia

27 October 2016

Birch Hill and specifically our wedding coordinator, Sarah Connor, were so good to work with! If you are planning your own wedding, you know how hectic and stressful it can be and I feel like all the stress was taken off my shoulders on the day of the wedding due to how organized and helpful Sarah, Alex, and everyone at Birch Hill was! They were also flexible in helping put up and take down our decorations which was something I was worried about as I wanted to do it myself but obviously couldn't because I was the bride, haha! My groom and one of his groomsmen and my brother started the decorations and my mother in law helped as well, but I felt like everything was safe in Birch Hills hands. I quickly popped in to check out how it looked prior to the ceremony starting and they had done such a great job! Everything was beautiful and organized and as stress-free as possible! The wait staff and bartenders were also great! They also have so many options depending on your budget and outdoor and indoor locations for the ceremony and they have a good option to bring you inside for the ceremony in case it rains. Sarah was also very quick to respond to all my texts/ emails with questions as were going through the planning process. I can't say enough on how great our experience was with Birch Hill! More...

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Zach

25 October 2016

We want to give a big THANK YOU to Bridget, Greg and the entire Birch Hill staff on making our wedding day so wonderful. Throughout the entire planning process, we had the utmost confidence in Birch Hill and everything went seamlessly. Although our wedding was a few weeks ago, many of our guests are still remarking at how beautiful the ball room was, how amazing the food items were and overall, how it was the best wedding they had ever attended. We just received word from our professional photographer that our pictures are now complete and we will be sure to share them with Birch Hill once received. Thank you again to everyone for giving us the wedding of our dreams. Best regards, J & Z :) More...

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Jennifer

25 October 2016

We had our wedding reception on 10/15/16 at Birch Hill and our coordinator was Sarah! She was so great to work with throughout the whole process. Sarah was very responsive with any questions we had, she got back to us immediately! On our wedding day everything went so smooth thanks to her. Her positive attitude really made us feel that much more special. Thank you so much for everything Sarah!!! More...

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Nicole

18 October 2016

My husband and I just got married at Birch Hill on 10/8/16 and we had a PHENOMENAL experience! Our coordinator was Sarah and she was so attentive, professional, fun, and easy to work with that it made everything a breeze. The ceremony/reception space in the Conservatory Ballroom was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for a better wedding. The food was delicious too! Our guests had a great time and so did we, and we highly recommend Birch Hill for any wedding :) More...

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Steven

16 October 2016

My wife and I ended up going with BIrch Hill after Michaels closed in Latham. I must say we are so happy that we ended up with BIrch Hill. Initially we had one wedding coordinator who ended up quitting. We went ended up with Bridget who was phenomenal. She was professional, efficient, and very responsive. She made sure my bride had the fantasy wedding and that I stayed with a drink in hand all night. Our wedding started an hour late ( through no fault of BIrch Hill) and they were very accommodating! MY wife and I already have through about doing an anniversary or party and going through them again. Would teccomend to anyone !!! More...

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Steven Moguel

16 October 2016

My wife and I ended up going with BIrch Hill after Michaels closed in Latham. I must say we are so happy that we ended up with BIrch Hill. Initially we had one wedding coordinator who ended up quitting. We went ended up with Bridget who was phenomenal. She was professional, efficient, and very responsive. She made sure my bride had the fairy tale wedding and that I stayed with a drink in hand all night. Our wedding started an hour late ( through no fault of BIrch Hill) and they were very accommodating! MY wife and I already have thought about doing an anniversary or party and going through them again. Would recommend to anyone !!! More...

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Stephanie

15 October 2016

We held our wedding and reception at the Stablegate Barn and Winery which is catered and managed through Birch Hill. Bridget Grady was our wedding planner and was wonderful to work with! Very responsive to are multiple questions and so pleasant and efficient during our one-on-one meetings. We were traveling from NYC so she made sure our time was always used wisely so that we accomplished a lot.

They worked with us to create a special Indian vegetarian dish (sambar) using a recipe that we provided. They had us come up for a tasting about one month before, and we were so pleasantly surprised with how well they had done! (Our Indian guests loved it!)

Bridget was unbelievably calm on our wedding day and made sure all of the decorations we brought up the day before were perfectly placed in the barn. She was rational and very firm when it came to what we needed to do because of rain that made making certain hard decisions easy.

Simply put, our day was everything we wanted it to be thanks to Bridget, her staff, and the beauty of Stablegate Barn. Thank you!!
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Carly

10 October 2016

I was married at Stable Gate Barn & Winery on 10/1 and have to say how incredibly grateful my husband and I are to Val and the rest of the Birch Hill staff for making the day a huge success! From start to finish Val was a delight to work with, so friendly and professional. We also really appreciate how flexible they were in working with us and our families and letting us make some changes that really made the day feel like our own. Everything was beautiful and exactly what we wanted! I cannot stress enough how well we were taken care of and how thrilled we were to get married in such a beautiful setting. More...

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Kristen

9 October 2016

Birch Hill and all their options were perfect. We chose to have our reception in the Grand Pavilion. My husband and I live down in New York city, so the majority of our planning was done over the phone and email, Sarah Connor was a dream!! she seemed to understand the vibe my Husband and I were going for right away and made sure to do everything in her power to make our vision come true. The lead up and all the small tweaks Sarah and her staff made the day before our wedding to ensure it was what I had dreamed, truly made the day seem like it was set up straight out of my Pinterest :) We chose to do a lobster bake dinner, and even though we had over 180 guests, each person said the food was beyond perfect, I don't know how they made that happen while feeding that many people. We got married in June and our friends are still talking about the food. Everything from start to finish was amazing!! Such great and helpful staff. More...

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Jessica

3 October 2016

Absolutely great to work with! Sarah was wonderful, responsive, helpful, supportive, and super organized. We felt important even though our wedding was super small and they probably had much larger weddings to help with, they still gave us the attention we needed. The food was top notch as well, they accommodated our nephew who has major allergies, and everyone raved about the food. Thank you Birch Hill! More...

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Jessie Hopkins

3 October 2016

Thank you Sarah and Lauren and Birch Hill for making our day so wonderful! Service and food were top notch and we had a wonderful overall experience. Birch Hill's pricing was fair and they worked with us on every little detail. Everyone raved about the food, wish I had more of it!!! Thank you!!!! More...

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Marianne

27 September 2016

Sarah was amazing. She did everything to make our day perfect. We had no stresses and everyone had a great time. Sarah has the best personality and was very easy to work with. She loved our theme of white birch and simplicity. The setting was relaxed and everyone danced the night away. It was very organized and Sarah made sure nothing went wrong. Despite having 3 other weddings she was hosting. We absolutely love her and wish our time planning with her wasn't over. More...

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Jodi Fansler Hallenbeck

27 September 2016

We want to give a BIG shout out to Sarah Connor at Birch Hill while planning our wedding reception this past June. She made the whole process easy, smooth and stress-free! Everything unfolded beautifully, just as we had envisioned our special night. The food, the staff, the timing of everything was perfect and Sarah made all of it happen! We can't thank you enough for your hard work, patience and dedication to making our reception over the top! We highly recommend you to everyone!! Thank YOU, Sarah!! More...

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Josh

20 September 2016

Bridget Gardy is a saint. Had to get that out there front and center. Working with her was an absolute breeze and her flexibility from packages to day of changes was incredible. She was there when we needed her, but never came off as hovering around. Her patience and professionalism are derived from years of experience with setting a high bar for events.

The venue itself (conservatory ballroom) is beautiful and perfectly suited for a medium sized wedding (~150). The ceremony by the pond pergola was absolutely heavenly, picture perfect with weather that one could only dream of. The pricing was possibly the best part, as it has to be the best value/bang for your buck in the capital region. The wait staff was attentive and severa people complemented the bartenders exemplary skill set. The food was good, particularly the cocktail hour. With top shelf open bar, stations and passed cocktail hour, and a 6 hour reception the price simply can't be beat.

Our wedding was simply the best day of our lives, no questions asked, and Bridget and the venue played a big part in it.
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Muriel Karp Church

19 September 2016

Just held our Son's Bar Mitzvah at Birch Hill. From beginning of planning to the Main Event...every single thing was done above and beyond my expectations. My entire family came up from the NYC/Long Island Area and was blown away by the level of service and quality of food... Lauren and all the staff were amazing. Thank you all so much!!!! More...

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Leah

11 September 2016

I worked with Bridget during my planning at Birch Hill. Every one there was absolutly wonderful to work with. They were all so nice to my husband and I. I could always get ahold of Bridget and when she was in a meeting or helping another bride there was always someone there to help me and answer my questions. They did all the work for us. Set up everything and also packed all of our stuff up for us when the reception was over. The food was fantastic especially the salmon. They even brought out an extra dish of surf and turf and a treat.

This venue is just absolutly beautiful in everyway shape and form. The white peacocks and swans really top it off too.
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Lauren

11 September 2016

We just fell in love with Birch Hill. We had the pleasure of working with Sarah Conner during the planning stages of the adding and she is nothing short of spectacular. She was always available for questions, responded to emails the same day and really understood what we were going for. Can't say enough about her. If she is available to help plan your wedding, scoop her up!!!
We decided on the off-site location Stable Gate Barn for our ceremony and reception. It was beautiful beyond words. The grounds were well maintained, the food was phenomenal and the barn has an amazing energy! Our family and friends had wonderful things to say about the party. If having a cocktail hour get the grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters. So good! All of our food was outstanding!
We also worked with Val the day of and she was just awesome. Such a lovely person to have around during a big day. She was attentive and never stopped running around.
It was so great finding a barn that was also a caterer. Huge plus. They also just installed lovely bathrooms which is hard to come by if your looking for a barn wedding.
There are plenty of killer spots to take pictures and even 3 horses that strolled over to say hello.
The staff were all friendly and we felt in good hands.
Best day of our lives, thanks to Sarah, Val and team.
Thanks you Birch Hill. I will be raving about you for years to come!!
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Alexandra

16 August 2016

We worked with Bridget. She was helpful and flexible. The Conservatory Room is stunning. We had the best time!

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Amber

7 August 2016

Sarah and the Birch Hill Staff did an amazing job with our off site wedding last night! The food was amazing! My husband and I got duo plates, because we couldn't decide which meal option we liked better. I have a relative who hates catered food, and even she loved the food at the wedding! The only complaint we received about the food was that our guests were sad they couldn't finish it all. Sarah was amazing from day 1! She is super organized, flexible and calm. She helped plan our rehearsal, ceremony and reception and made everything so easy for us! All we had to do was show up and have fun! I am a super nervous person by nature, and everyone commented on how relaxed I was on my wedding day... I credit Sarah from Birch Hill for that! Food and drinks were constantly being brought to my groom and I, and she checked in with us regularly. She also checked on our families to see if they needed anything. My little niece danced so hard that she got sick on the bathroom floor and the staff cleaned it up with no alarm, making her feel comfortable enough to get back out on the dance floor and party on! Sarah went above and beyond to make our wedding special and we loved everything that she and the Birch Hill staff did for us! We have already received countless compliments from our guests on the great food, service, and all around kindness exhibited by Sarah and the rest of the Birch Hill staff...You guys rock! More...

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Angel Case

4 August 2016

Absolutely made our special day perfect! Amazing staff, great food and beautiful venue.

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Devin

29 July 2016

My husband and I absolutely loved Birch Hill! When we began looking for venues Birch Hill stuck out from hundreds of venues we looked at online. After seeing the property and discussing our options we just fell in love. We decided on the Pergola at the Pond for the ceremony and Stablegate Barn and Vineyards for our reception. We began our planning with Linda Smith and she was wonderful. A few months outside our wedding date we were emailed and it said that Linda no longer worked for Birch Hill and that Sarah Connor would be working with us going forward. I was hesitant at first moving forward with someone new as I felt Linda understood our vision. I could not have been more wrong! Sarah was absolutely incredible to work with. She always made time to meet with us around our busy schedules and she answered every question we asked throughout the entire process. Her responses were always prompt, which is very important to me. Sarah made us feel cared for as people and I believe she was genuinely happy to have been part of our day. The food was incredible (I'm a very picky eater but Sarah ensured that I got a grilled cheese and fries for dinner) and both venues were impeccable. I would recommend Birch Hill to anyone looking to get married in the area. More...

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Megan

15 July 2016

Our wedding was perfect! We worked with Lauren Carlson, who helped us figure out the best setting for the amount of people we had (only 40!) and the type of wedding we were going for. She was always prompt with communication and willing to research any questions we had. We have not been to many weddings, so there were a lot of questions on our part. She expertly coordinated the entire day, helped us set up and take down, and was very enthusiastic and positive. Even guests commented on how good she was, so I would recommend working with her if you can!

The rest of the staff was also excellent, and the food received many compliments. The venue was cute too -- we were at the Stable Gate Winery Lodge, which hasn't seen many weddings, but it is charming. Also, Birch Hill was able to provide us with a few things such as table numbers and cake cutting utensils. Overall, I absolutely recommend Birch Hill; you won't be disappointed!
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6 July 2016

Absolutely loved what birch hill did. Sarah Connors was amazing to work with. This wedding was a dream come true. Sarah was there every step of the way helping with the big day. She listen to what you wanted and really made it happen. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding. More...

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Kylie

23 June 2016

Birch Hill was the first and last venue that we went to look at. We loved it from the first second we pulled up and saw the pond with the gardens and gorgeous fountain, but we were sold within the first minutes of meeting Bridget.
Thank you is not enough for what Bridget did for us. She made our day absolutely perfect! She met with us a few times over the course of a year and every time we left knowing that we were taken care of. I also managed to email her about 5 times a week with simple questions, and every time she responded within a few hours. Having her as a coordinator made all the stress lift away that day. We just knew everything was taken care of and if it wasn't, Bridget would handle it. On top of all that, she never once pressured us into spending more. If anything, she helped us save money in parts. That really pleased me because I hate the pressure of sales people.
Our guests thought the food was fantastic and that the staff was very polite, friendly, and courteous. The ballroom itself is gorgeous, we had many compliments on how nice of a wedding it was. They just redid the floors and it really adds to the beauty with all the lights reflecting.
Birch HILL is the perfect choice for a wedding venue. Some of our best friends are having their wedding there this fall and I can't wait!
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Elizabeth

12 June 2016

I had Bridget and she was AMAZING! She helped me me make my fairytale wedding come to life and worked within my budget. The day was beautiful and perfect, and we even saw some of the peacocks during the reception. Bridget always answered my emails and phone calls in a timely manner, and was extremely accommodating. Thank you so much Bridget and Birch Hill staff!! More...

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Jan Vaccaro

6 June 2016

I've been to and worked with the staff at Birch Hill on numerous occasions and have always found them to be professional, courteous and polite. The quality and abundance of delicious food and wonderful presentation had never ceased to please me and my guests and the grounds and Ballrooms are absolutely beautiful! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone I know! More...

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Carolyn Stephenson Diehl

28 May 2016

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Jennifer and Dylan

13 March 2016

Our wedding day was a complete success thanks to Bridget Gardy and the AMAZING staff at Birch Hill!! Bridget and the Birch Hill staff went above and beyond to provide us with everything we needed on our special day. This allowed us to be worry-free and have an unforgettable time. Everything was personalized and exactly how we dreamed it would be! Bridget really helped our "fall-themed" wedding come to life and was always there for us when we had questions in the planning phases. Furthermore, we highly recommend having the ceremony AND reception at Birch Hill if possible. Unfortunately, the weather did not allow us to have our ceremony at the Bird Cage where we had originally planned. However, the ceremony was just as beautiful indoors and this allowed our guests to be perfectly comfortable. The food was amazing and the staff was incredibly accommodating and professional. If you pick Birch Hill, you will be in great hands. If you want your special day to be one that you and your loved ones will never forget, you have to go with Birch Hill. To this day, our guests STILL compliment us on how great our wedding was. How lucky are we to have the best wedding we've ever been to be our own.
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Dylan & Jenn (10.3.15)
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Tracee

1 March 2016

SARAH CONNOR, SARAH CONNOR, SARAH CONNOR!!!! She is the sweetest, cutest, most accommodating little lady there is in the business!!! For such a young girl (she could be my daughter, but of course I'm not the youngest bride!) she is mature, professional and does everything within her power to give a bride and groom exactly what they want! She made sure my hubby and I had our favorite drinks there and kept my glass full the entire time! The set up was gorgeous and she did everything exactly the way I wanted it and more... she even coordinated their own flower arrangements to match mine! That was a little unexpected surprise! Another little surprise was a carving station upgrade and the food was spectacular!!! Everyone was raving!! My reception ran perfectly smoothly and she even chased down a few of my guests because they were taking arrangements that I didn't want taken!! I felt like a total diva for the first time in my life and she has quite the backbone to take care of business in such a way just to make me happy! She is a problem solver and a trouble shooter when things don't go exactly as planned, but most of all she truly cares. She wants for you what you are looking for and she strives to make that happen. What a little doll she is and I HIGHLY recommend her and Birch Hill to take care of you on your special day! More...

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Nichole Calhoun

22 November 2015

Birch hill catered my sisters wedding last night and they were absolutely wonderful. They were very accommodating when things went south (Dj showing up an hour and a half late) and went above and beyond to work with us. The food and staff were amazing and I'm so excited to be having my wedding there next May. More...

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Abigail

12 November 2015

Birch Hill provided an absolutely incredible wedding experience for us. We chose to be married and have our reception on my husband's family's lake front property in Lake Geroge, NY. The property is somewhat uneven, overgrown, and rustic, and Birch Hill helped us to turn it into a wedding paradise. From the tents to the tables to the heaters (it was a cold fall day!) to the food, the drinks, and the coordination, Birch Hill provided the best service I have ever received. We worked specifically with Bridget for most of the planning and coordination, however, the owner of the company even showed up to help decorate and set things up himself. They traveled many miles, but were able to make the land look as though it was their own venue. And I haven't even mentioned the food yet! We had a delicious fall menu with an assortment of hot passed hors d'ouvres (the bacon wrapped scallops were incredible), salads, pastas, and several incredible meats. The servers and bartenders were friendly and fun, and made sure to help all guests enjoy their experience. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Birch Hill to anyone looking for a wonderful wedding experience! More...

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8 November 2015

We had an overall great experience with Birch Hill Catering for our offsite, outdoor wedding. We communicated with them mostly through e-mail and phone with one visit at their office during the food tasting. They made their menu choices very flexible to fit within our predetermined budget.

For an additional fee they provided site setup and ceremony assistance/coordination. This was one of the best experiences we had with them. A representative came to our rehearsal and talked with us regarding our custom details and walked us through the procession and timeline of events. They also worked directly with our DJ on timing the evening.

One issue we had was that they waited until a month before our the wedding date to perform a site visit at our venue and did not like the cooking area provided. After some back and forth, we came to a solution so that they didn't tack on additional site charges.

Another issue we had was we discussed how we wanted our table numbers/seating arrangement to be organized via e-mail. Unfortunately, the tables were not arranged following the chart we had set up with them. This meant that some honored guests that should have been at tables closer to the sweetheart table were further back. Also we had stamped place-cards with three different colors based on which meal the guest should've been served (based on our RSVP cards). This was communicated to BH via e-mail, phone and in-person. However, BH asked every guest what meal they wanted anyways, which meant the place-cards and all the extra work we put into them was wasted.

One small area of caution - we opted to go with beer, wine and two signature drinks in lieu of a full open bar. However, the beer was never discussed, so they didn't tell us it would only be Coors Light.

However, our guests enjoyed the dinner, thought the wait-staff was very attentive, and especially loved the elegant setup and food selection of the bistro table. We would recommend BH to other couples.
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3 November 2015

Bridget and everyone at Birch Hill made our special day run so smoothly. We were lucky enough to have our outdoor ceremony at their pergola even though we had some cold and rainy day the week before. They were very accommodating even with my last minute request for a signature drink. We had a little mix up with the children in attendance getting the adult chicken meal rather than the kids chicken fingers but they quickly resolved the issue. I take some responsibility for that because some of the details I attached to the seating cards indicating the meal choice fell off. More...

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Sarah

21 October 2015

We had our ceremony and reception at Birch Hill on 9/5/15. The pond pergola was absolutely perfect for our ceremony and the landscaping and pond are just beautiful. Our reception was in the Conservatory Ballroom and this room also exceeded all expectations. The layout of the room allowed for plenty of space for our 130 guests and the dance floor is large. The room worked perfectly for the lighting we had and the architecture of the room itself is stunning. The food was amazing as well -- highly recommend the rosemary chicken and ribs! However, the thing that brought our whole experience together was the staff at Birch Hill, especially our coordinator Bridget Gardy. We cannot say enough good things about Bridget, she truly is the best. She made us feel confident throughout the whole planning process and on the day of the wedding she was simply amazing. She had everything organized and I cannot say that one thing was not how I had pictured it. Thank you again Bridget and all of the staff at Birch Hill for an amazing job! - Sarah & Kris More...

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Celine

9 October 2015

Overall we had a great experience working with Linda Smith, an onsite Special Events Manager and would recommend Birch Hill for weddings. For those looking for an outdoor location, Birch Hills' grounds are sprawling with beautiful photo opp locations! We had our ceremony at the Pond Pergola and reception at the Main Pavilion, which turned out to be *excellent* for our taste for the outdoors and exuded more of a "laid back" vibe. Their food is A++ (we had a BBQ style fare), a delicious cake is INCLUDED in the cost of wedding (made by a local vendor of your choice), and their staff is really on-point at all times during the event.

Birch Hill also catered our rehearsal dinner at the Comfort Inn, and pretty much all was excellent - honestly the only aspect we felt underwhelmed by was the dessert as they had promised italian desserts but we received store quality cupcakes and a few "ok" cookie selections. Otherwise, they held up to their promise.

We live outside of NY and even with this added challenge found that Linda was extremely professional and responsive to our needs before our wedding. We truly felt she filled the role of a pretty decent Wedding Planner having not hired one. Linda made lots of suggestions on decorations for the pavilion and made referrals to external vendors in the area. She would always call us back promptly if we couldn't reach her and kept everything organized for us (with some written reminders) but overall provided a high level of service. A small but important note; Everyone knows that after the ceremony it's very rare that the couple gets to eat ANY of the cocktail hour food due to pictures or greeting guests - Linda made sure to make plates for us to enjoy as soon as we got to the reception! (a good hour before the main dinner is served).

There was little that we felt went awry the day of, and this is keeping in mind that they are fairly low staff to the # of weddings per wkend ratio.
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5 October 2015

We had my daughters wedding at birch hill. They also did the catering ,base & arranged for the cake. It was so easy with it being all inclusive. Bridget was terrific!! She even loaded our cars afterwards. She ran the rehearsal & made sure all ran well the day of the wedding. As mother of the bride I thought I'd be busy running thing . Nit at all I was abkw sit back & enjoy the evening. Only complaint we might have was in the beginning she was slow responding to my daughters emails. I would strongly recommend them to anyone. Beautiful sight,all inclusive, & professional. Thanks Bridget for makibg tgw day run smoothly. More...

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Jackie Gibbons

5 October 2015

They are great!! Reasonably priced and very helpful. Ordered us heaters 2 days before the wedding when the temperature suddenly dropped.

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Brittany

29 September 2015

Bridget and the team at Birch Hill were absolutely amazing. Everyone RAVED about the food and apps, make sure you get the grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters!!!

I didn't have to worry about a thing on my wedding day, Bridget took care of everything and made sure everyone was where they needed to be. My day went off without a snag!

Bridget was wonderful in helping me make decisions and gave us lots of alternatives for certain parts of the package that didn't necessarily work for us. She was so prompt in responding to emails and finding solutions to any issues we ran in to. I would recommend Birch Hill to anyone!!!
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Christina

22 September 2015

I could not have asked for a better place for my rehearsal dinner, my ceremony, and reception. I planned my wedding from Florida were I reside but all my family is in New York. Bridget Gardy who was the wedding coordinator was fabulous. She always stayed in contact with me about everything. She was great and they do a big wedding tasting which was fabulous. It is a one stop shop and beautiful so I really didn't have to add to the decor of the venue for anything. All the staff were great and very helpful and pleasant. The food was fabulous for both my rehearsal dinner and reception ! I had 122 guest and it was more than enough room for guest to move about the room and dance. We had more than enough food for the cocktail hour and dinner so many options! More...

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Annamaria

18 September 2015

I worked with Bridget over at birch hill and let me tell you, HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Bridge is fantastic!!! They really work with you to create the wedding YOU want. They don't pull the, well here's two options pick which you want. They allow you to create the vision you want, take out some options, add additional options, it's truly amazing. Bridget made it easy, carefree, and for a bride getting married NO STRESS! Planning was great, and on the day, Bridget was there to greet me when I arrived. Always made sure my husband and I had a drink in our hands and we were taking care of. Anything I needed she was there! She went above and beyond and the staff working our wedding was amazing! The food was fantastic and everyone was great and absolutely beautiful. More...

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Meghan

31 July 2015

We would recommend Birch Hill to anyone looking to reduce their stress about planning their wedding and have a wonderful experience. From the moment we met with our representative at Birch Hill we felt listened to, respected, and that the company shared our excitement for our big day. Bridget, our contact, was responsive to our questions and was able to accommodate each question or request we had. Our reception was in the large outdoor pavilion; our guests adored the lobster bake and the space looked exactly the way we had envisioned it. The staff was attentive to not just our needs as the bride and groom on our wedding day, but also to the needs of our parents and bridal party. Choosing Birch Hill was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding and we highly recommend them! More...

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Deb

29 July 2015

I had a 60th birthday party at Birch Hill and every contact with their staff from beginning to end was perfect--beginning with my initial phone call with Valerie to the actual planning with Bridget to the day of the event with Rob, Mia and Mary as well as all the folks who prepared and served the delicious food! We were in their beautiful ballroom with barbeque food and all of my guests raved about the variety and quality of the food. We provided beer, wine & soda, but I wanted to switch out one type of wine for another. I knew there would be an upcharge, but I was very pleasantly surprised how little that charge was for the number of guests we had. The location is beautiful and my young guests (and not so young ones as well) loved the peacocks with their new babies outside the ballroom. Birch Hill is not just for weddings! They provide excellent value for your money. I was originally considering a bowling/cocktail party and what I got at Birch Hill for the same price was amazing! I hope I have another reason to use Birch Hill in the future. Thank you to ALL of the staff (especially those whose names I didn't get working behind the scenes) for making my birthday one of the best parties ever! More...

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Jaime

22 July 2015

Birch hill provided off site catering for my wedding at the Canfield Casino and I would highly recommend them! From our first meeting Birch Hill was professional, attentive, helpful and flexible. Birch Hill worked with me on everything from decorations to menu selection and chair and linen rentals. I was able to enjoy my wedding day without having to worry about setting up or breaking down the venue space knowing that Birch Hill knew what I wanted and would take care of everything. The reception space was absolutely beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff was very professional and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience! More...

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Aaron

19 July 2015

It POURED on our wedding day... We remember the nerves, eagerly watching the weather the entire week leading up to that Saturday. Making the call the morning of to move from the absolutely stunning outside pergola area to the conservatory for our ceremony. I suppose I will start the review here with the statement that Birch Hill, despite the rain, didnt skip a beat..

Succinctly, Valerie Feldman was there for us on our big day in more ways than we can list. She kept us on schedule, brought us drinks, checked on us throughout the night... almost as if she knew what was going on when she wasn't even in the room (A true master of her craft). Her attention to detail, personality, and overwhelming care for what she does exudes from her actions and follow through. One oversight of our big day was to not train a brides maid on how to bustle the brides dress... Valerie swooped in and got one of her amazing staff to bustle it for her (Keith, if you read this, you are AMAZING beyond words!!). Alex (Intern at the time) was also extremely in tune with all of the nights details, swooping in and helping out with literally whatever was needed. If you choose Birch Hill for your wedding, just know you are in amazing hands. This venue is operated with a noticeable and memorable level of flawlessness.

The finer details... We would absolutely recommend the buffet option for dinner, specifically the salmon and the carving station (the steak was cooked to perfection and could be cut with a fork). The Open bar was both affordable and well stocked without having to make custom selections. The Columbia Ballroom and Conservatory are beautiful!

I suppose the biggest compliment we can give Birch Hill is this... I (we) got to marry my (our) best friend in front of our closest friends and family... we got to laugh with our guests, Dance the night away, enjoy every moment. We LOVED our wedding... we remember every second of it... and Birch Hill was a flawless part of that perfection!
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2 July 2015

Bridget was fantastic to work with. After taking our account from another employee who left, she did everything and more to make the transition as painless as possible. She was great with setting up centerpieces I made and was sure to keep everything running smoothly the day of. My only complaint was the food was not what I was expecting. The butler passed hour d'oeuvres were great, the cocktail hour chafing dish table was delicious and the bartender was very nice. Dinner was salty. I got the steak and I could only eat the potatoes and gravy. The candy buffet was also amazing. It had everything I asked for and more, all that I loved! The professionalism of the staff was beyond my expectations and the waitstaff went so far as to bring my son out some extra snacks because he was very hungry. More...

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Karen

1 July 2015

We knew we wanted to have our ceremony and reception in an outdoor venue and had seen Birch Hill on other small occasions. They did not disappoint! Our ceremony was Pond side complete with Swans and Peacocks! Our reception was in the Main Pavilion.
Our Event Planner Bridget Gardy was FANTASTIC! She was so very helpful all through the process. She made the planning easy, responded to my queries promptly, and made sure I stayed on schedule.
The food was so very good - everyone enjoyed the All American Grill - wish I had eaten more before I started the rounds visiting our guests.
Bridget was attentive to every detail throughout the entire reception.
I would definitely recommend this venue.
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Monica

19 June 2015

I cannot write enough good things about Birch Hill. They were so helpful, responsive, supportive, understanding. I worked primarily with Linda and she is an angel. She is still answering my questions and emails a week after the wedding! I would not have had the amazing and beautiful day that I had without Birch Hill. More...

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Missy

4 June 2015

I highly recommend this place! My coordinator was amazing, attentive and catered to my every need! From the hotel accommodations, to the food, seating arrangements, and setting up for the wedding; without hesitation they jumped to the occasion and helped me out tremendously! If you are looking for a place to get married inside or outside and amazing food this is the place to go! More...

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Sara

4 June 2015

I would definitely recommend this venue

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Eric

1 June 2015

Birch Hill came through for us in a BIG way! We had our ceremony at the Pond Pergola and the reception was at the pavilion. Every guest commented on how beautiful the property was and how perfect everything was. Friends even used the hashtag #bestweddingever to describe the day on social media. Thank you to Bridget for her sincere attitude towards giving us the perfect day. Could not be happier! More...

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Melissa

16 April 2015

I had my wedding reception at Birch Hill on March 7, 2015. Bridget and the staff there went completely above and beyond their duties to ensure my husband and I had the time of our lives! Even to this day looking at our pictures, I find something else I didn't even notice until now! I loved working with them and we would recommend Birch Hill to anyone who wants to have their wedding in the Capital District! They also worked with the local hotel to set up transportation so our guests didn't have to worry about transportation the day of! More...

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Kimberly Kirkham

8 March 2015

I went to a bridal show there today- the food was amazing and the staff was very friendly!

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Janine

17 February 2015

Delicious food, wonderful service, great!

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Tina

10 February 2015

I'm so happy I decided to have my wedding at Birch Hill! Everything went down flawlessly. The food during cocktail hour and dinner was beyond amazing. The staff at Birch Hill was fabulous to work with, especially Amy who planned every last detail with me and made sure everything went completely perfect on the big day. I cannot rave enough about her and how awesome she is to work with. I also thought Valerie and Candy were awesome and genuinely very sweet people. I had so many guests tell me how beautiful and classy this wedding was and how much they loved the food, especially the boneless wing station :) I would recommend Birch Hill to every Bride!! More...

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Shekinah

31 January 2015

Linda is AMAZING, She's soo understand, helpful and insightful. I don't know where we would be without her.

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29 December 2014

Very beautiful reception hall staff very accommodating.

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Alison A Belden

17 December 2014

Had an amazing wedding on 12-13-14. The staff did a great job making our day like a true fairy tail. The food was outstanding and the decor elegant. I would highly recommend them to anyone! More...

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Michele

23 November 2014

We used Birch Hill Catering for our wedding at Pats Barn. Our guest enjoyed all the food, the bistro table was wonderful, so much food for everyone to pick from. We worked with Linda and she was fantastic! She was wonderful to work with, and answered all our questions, responding quickly to all our emails. Everything turned out great, the decor at the barn that Linda helped set up looked beautiful. We couldn't have asked for anything more from her, we are so happy we got paired up with her, she always left us feeling stress free. When working with our other vendors for our wedding, everyone of them also had so many positive things to say about her. More...

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Karissa

17 November 2014

Were having our wedding there June 13, 2015 and the place is absolutely amazing. They have awesome wedding coordinators and there staff is very attentive. I can not wait to get married at an amazing place. Thanks for helping us make our special day to come amazing. More...

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28 October 2014

Amy and the team at Birch Hill were amazing! So accommodating and answered all of my questions and assisted in setting things up that I was not sure of. The 60+ acres and multiple indoor locations ensures you will have many locations to plan your wedding, your way. More...

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Monica

28 October 2014

Our experience Birch Hill Catering was phenomenal. We had our wedding there this past weekend and we still can not stop talking about it. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone planning a wedding.

The help and guidance we received from our wedding planner Belinda Shumway was invaluable to us. She made sure every detail was attended to and walked us through the entire process, which allowed us to feel confident that our wedding would go smoothly and be exactly what we wanted; and that is exactly what happened.

The combination of her professionalism along with the exceptional staff made our dream wedding a reality. The ceremony was beautifully set and intimate, and the reception was classy and elegant. The food was delicious and there were endless amounts of it. We still have guests telling us how much fun they had and complimented us on how it was tailored perfectly to us.

There is not one thing I would change about my wedding day at Birch Hill. I feel blessed to have had such a perfect wedding day and that would not have been possible without them...so thank you Birch Hill!!!
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22 October 2014

We're so pleased that we used Birch Hill to provide the drinks for our wedding. We contacted Bridget with a very specific list of beers, wines, cocktails, and whiskeys that we wanted to feature at the reception (and with only a month to go). She delivered on all of our requests and was always a pleasure to work with. The drinks were delicious. The whiskey bar was beautiful. Service was terrific. Valerie, the bartender and operations manager, did an amazing, amazing job putting everything together. Thanks to everyone involved! More...

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Corinne G. Harrington

20 October 2014

Danny and I were very pleased with the job Belinda, Amy, and the Birch Hill Catering team did on October 11 at Sixty State Place. The day went off without a snag, and the dedication of Belinda throughout the planning process was wonderful! EVERYONE gushed about the food, and our parents said they really appreciated being waited on personally. The servers were extremely friendly, and I can't say enough about it all. Thank you just is not enough!!! I went with Birch Hill 9 years ago for my sister's bridal shower, which is why I went with them again for my wedding. I would recommend to everyone for any type of party! More...

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Amanda

12 October 2014

Our entire reception was perfect! We could not have imagined a better day ❤️. Amy our wedding planner made sure we had everything we needed the entire day went smoothly. I would recommend them to anyone!

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Ellerie

6 October 2014

I would like to start my review by thanking the absolutely fabulous Belinda Shumway! Thank you so much for your endless words of advice, your amazing personal touches, and for holding the hands of us and our families as we journeyed towards our big day! We couldn't have done it without you.

The instant we walked in the door to check out the venue, we felt like family. It didn't take us even two seconds to realize that this was going to be it! You welcomed us in and were so excited to have us there, to show us the capabilities of Birch Hill. You had us at "hello".

The options at Birch Hill are endless. We had our rehearsal dinner in one of the outdoor pavilions, we had our wedding in the Conservatory Ballroom and our reception in the Columbia Ballroom.
Belinda was fabulous with the details, didn't miss a beat, and when the planning started to stray or get a little crazy, she was right there to keep us on track and offer her words of wisdom. She never led us astray. The day of the wedding was a dream come true, the venue was perfect, the food was delicious, and it went off without a hitch.

Our families had a wonderful time, our friends had a blast!

I highly recommend Belinda's services, she is an incredible woman to have on your team and we have gained a great friend as well. Thank you to Birch Hill, and thank you Belinda!

Love,
Corey and Ellerie Rollins
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Kayla

4 October 2014

We worked with Amy from Birch Hill for our wedding at Stablegate Barn in Castleton. The barn is not on the same property as Birch Hill Catering, but they do own it and it is close by. Amy was our event coordinator and Birch Hill catered the wedding. Amy was a godsend- there was only 4 months between when we got engaged and our wedding date so we had a lot to do in a short amount of time. She was so helpful and responsive- I was fully confident we would be able to pull it together with her help. We made several trips to see the barn and get ideas for how we wanted the wedding day to go-- we changed our mind several times on ceremony location and she was patient and always helpful with her thoughts and opinions. We heard good reviews on the food so we were not worried about that at all- we chose our menu a-la-carte and it was awesome--our guests are still raving about the food. The entire process was a breeze and she made everything so easy-- and was always accessible. On wedding day, everything looked absolutely stunning, I could not have asked for anything more magical-- the barn is absolutely beautiful. We got married in the Vineyard next to the barn- which was also beautiful. Our only issue was that there was no bathroom- and although we were told there would be a golf cart going all night bringing guests to the closest bathroom- the golf cart died and was charging for what seemed like an extended period of time. There are no lights on the path to the bathroom so I would definitely recommend lighting the path if there is not going to be a bathroom in the barn. The only reason I gave professionalism a lower score is because I thought the owner of Birch Hill was quite rude- but we did not have to deal with him until the rehearsal and the day of the wedding, so it did not ruin our experience. The wait staff was friendly and professional. We worked with Amy and Val and these ladies did an awesome job.. we are definitely happy customers. More...

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1 October 2014

Belinda and Bridget are the most professional and caring team of wedding caterers. I am so pleased with my daughter's wedding this past weekend!!! Never worried about anything the entire wedding!!!!! More...

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Samantha

29 September 2014

Belinda. What a lady to choose to help with your wedding. She is a go go go kinda lady who doesn't stop until you are satisfied. She guides and directs in every way you could possibly need. She even surprised us with a special vendor at our wedding! There are no words to describe how on point she is. She calls back when she says with no delay, she is patient and understanding. The food? Out of this world! Yummm! I'm so glad we worked with Belinda and Birch Hill for our wedding day you guys mad everything perfect! More...

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Michael

18 September 2014

My daughters wedding took place on 9/13/14 and prior to this I had no idea how much planning goes into a wedding being this is my only child. We checked several venues and found that we were going to have to do most of the work and we were discouraged to say the least. It was recommended by my ex-wife that we drive over to Birch Hill which we did. Upon arriving there we met a lady by the name of Belinda Shumway and after talking to her for about five minutes we were completely confident in what she presented,what a relief. Not only did Belinda talk the talk she walked the walk beyond our wildest dreams. Not only this but Belinda was ill at the time and hospitalized and still reassured us that our daughters wedding would be takin care of,vrry impressive to say the least. Belinda is the major leagues of wedding planning and her twenty plus years of experience shined through. Belinda is caring, pleasant,loving and very passionate about her work in every detail. She gives a schedule and it's paint by numbers from there,she takes care of the rest. the wedding rehearsal was a great time,and I quote she said "Wait tip tomorrow we are going to have a blast" she wasn't kidding. On the day of the wedding she took care of everyone and everything all we had to do was show up,unreal. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and so many people 180 plus said it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they had ever attended,and I agree.Belinda was not only our wedding planner ,we now consider her a part of our family.

With much love ,Thank you very much Belinda, Michael Fuller (Father of the Bride)
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Jodi

12 September 2014

We had our son's Bar Mitzvah reception at Birch Hill. Belinda was our coordinator and she was fantastic!! From start to finish she was there. She suggested a Tuscan table for the kids where they could all sit together without being cramped. It was amazing! The food was outrageously good. We did a buffet for the adults and one for the kids. The adult buffet was set up along different walls so people weren't so crowded trying to get to the food. The kids buffet was off to the side near their table. I can't rave enough about how wonderful Belinda was. She made sure everything went according to plan and let us enjoy our night, worry-free. Our friends, family and even the kids can't stop talking about what a good time they had. I am very thankful that we found Birch Hill and Belinda! Thank you for making our son's event unforgettable! More...

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15 August 2014

Have answered all questions in a timely manner and even made last minute appointments with me.

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Barbara

4 August 2014

Our family held our parent's 80th Birthday celebration in the Conservatory Ballroom on 8/2/14. The room was set up and decorated exactly to my specifications. It was beautiful. Aside from the food being delicious, every bit of it, the food was hot, the beverages were cold, and the coffee/tea was hot...all as it should be. Our family and guests all raved about it. And the service was very professionally done. Servers were available to our guests at each station and worked quietly and professionally, so much so that we didn't even know they were there. I am very picky when it comes to things like this. Our event coordinator never made me feel like I was asking for too much; quite the opposite, she made suggestions that really brought everything together. And she was in the building and visited our event 3 or 4 times just to make sure we were happy and all was going according to plan. We came back to Birch Hill for this celebration, after having celebrated our parent's 50th wedding anniversary there 11 years ago, because we knew our event would be special, exactly what we wanted for our parents. It was exactly that. And we would come back to Birch Hill again in a heartbeat. Thank you just doesn't seem enough. More...

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Michele

3 August 2014

Birch Hill Catering and Belinda were amazing.
It is the most beautiful venue both inside and out! I am positive that our pictures will come out amazing. The guests raved about the food at both our rehearsal dinner as well as the wedding. We were taken care of by Belinda and we always had food and drink ready for us.
Our cocktail hour was so amazing that many guests thought it was the buffet so they were shocked when they realized there was dinner as well.
I highly recommend Birch Hill for any couple!
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Amanda

29 July 2014

I am in a wedding and we had the bridal shower at Birch Hill.. We worked with Amy who was a sweetheart and beyond helpful.. The planning was such an easy experience.. The day of the shower was amazing. The decorations were perfect, the staff was friendly, and the food was off the charts.. The veggies at the omelet station were fresh, and the tortellini ala vodka was scrumptious.. We had other food that was great too.. For desert - the sundae bar was over the top great.. All of our guests raved about how beautiful everything was and how delicious the food was. More...

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Ginger

22 July 2014

Birch Hill is the place you want your wedding. It is beautiful to begin with inside and out! Pictures come out amazing! Belinda helped us so much and was there to make everything run smoothly! The food was amazing from the rehearsal dinner barbecue to the cocktail hour and wedding reception dinner! Our guests raved about the food! I couldn't be happier with the compliments! The horse and carriage ride to the wedding ceremony outside was picturesque and made my daughter truly look like a princess! This was one of their options that closed the deal! If you choose birch hills you will not be disappointed! More...

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jim and tia

13 July 2014

Birch Hill handled the catering for our wedding at Sixty State Place in Albany this past Saturday. We worked directly with Belinda, she was great to work with, helped out with the planning of our wedding for over a year. She took time to meet with us and make sure that our wedding was super special. Birch Hill also handled our rehearsal dinner the night before with an awesome BBQ dinner at Sixty State Place. We had an amazing cocktail hour with so much great food, our dinner was a station dinner with carving station, pasta station, salad station and mashed potato bar, and late night slider station with italian chicken sandwiches the guest have been raving about the food like crazy, it was so good!! The bar tenders did a great job keeping up with our extremely large and thirsty crowd of guests, they made sure that everyone always had a drink in their hand! Thank you Birch Hill and especially Belinda, we couldn't have asked for a better wedding day! More...

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Heather

10 July 2014

I LOVED and I mean LOVED our wedding at Birch Hill. Belinda was amazing, and I cannot stop raving about her. She was always there for my husband and myself. Belinda would help us with any decision and was always honest and fair with us. Belinda and her staff went above and beyond for us. She took it upon herself to come to my hotel and steam my dress for me. She made our day special and made it run smooth. The food was phenomenal. All our guests LOVED the macaroni and cheese (we added flank steak to it). Belinda and her staff were always there for us during the wedding and reception. I did not know until I watched a video of the ceremony, as I walked down the isle that Belinda was making sure my train was perfect. I could not thank her enough. Steven (the president) was always pleasant and caring to our needs and concerns also. We were lucky enough to have the wedding in the Conservatory and the reception in the Columbia Ball Room. We were truly blessed and grateful for all that Belinda and her staff did for us. They catered our rehearsal dinner, which was inexpensive, wonderful and so delicious. Birch Hill is so amazing and I cannot say anything negative about it. We will be going up for our anniversary and hopefully they can recreate our dinner.

Thank you again for making our day special and beautiful.

Heather and Will
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Kristin

8 July 2014

Birch Hill is a beautiful venue with a high caliber staff and service that goes above and beyond your expectations. Belinda is a great asset to this organization. She makes the wedding planning process simple and all of her recommendations were a great fit for us. She really took the time to get to know what we liked and didn't try and force anything on us. She treated us like family.

The food was great, the bartenders were quick and knew their craft and the space was well organized, clean and just looked amazing. They partnered well with the other vendors we chose.

When we arrived late to our own cocktail hour due to circumstances beyond our control, they did their best to accommodate us with out making us feel rushed. It was just what we needed to relax and get ready for the night ahead.

We would gladly recommend this place to anyone!
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7 July 2014

Our wedding took place at Birch Hill's Stable Gate Barn. We wanted a rustic wedding and Amy and Val were able to provide a beautiful setting and great food. Our family and friends were pleased on several levels. They appreciated Amy's thoughtfulness of setting up the ceremony out of the sun (we had a beautiful day weatherwise). For family that were in need of accessibility due to physical restrictions, the ceremony and shuttle service were key. Everyone raved about the food. We had a BBQ menu and the food was fresh, delicious and they catered to dietary needs (vegan and GF options). Amy had the barn set just as we requested and the servers were professional and friendly. As the venue is upgraded (bathrooms not in barn yet and vineyard in early stages); it will be even more beautiful. I recommend this venue if you are looking for unique. More...

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Jennifer

6 July 2014

My daughter Kristin's wedding was fantastic! The food was amazing, service was friendly, and professional. The management and staff went all out to make Kristin's day a dream come true. 6 out of 5 stars. Thank you Birch Hill for an outstanding reception. Jenny Scheitinger More...

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Jennifer and Jeff

30 June 2014

There is no other way to rate Birch Hill and Amy Folger than a 5 out of 5, unless this site let us give them a 10. A perfect venue for our laid-back BBQ style, outdoor wedding and reception. We couldn't have been happier with the way we were treated, listened to and accommodated. Even if an outside event isn't your thing- you have got to see the inside ballrooms and reception areas Birch Hill has. The entire place is beautiful and Amy Folger from their staff knows her stuff and will plan a perfect day for you. More...

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Jim

26 June 2014

Birch Hill was a great place for my daughter's wedding. Easy to get to and end-of-road location makes it easy to park and get around without any traffic issues. The on-site manager (Amy) was attentive and upbeat throughout. The staff was very professional and friendly. A truly positive experience!! More...

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Darlene

26 June 2014

My daughter was married at Birch Hill last Saturday and it was a wonderful wedding! They got married in a beautiful setting by the fountain and the reception was in the gorgeous conservatory room. The entire surroundings actually had a magical feel to it! Belinda was fantastic! She made sure all of the big and little details were taken care of. We were also very happy with the staff - everyone did a great job making sure the guests had everything they needed. We would highly recommend Birch Hill to anyone looking for a spectacular wedding venue! More...

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amanda

24 June 2014

Belinda has been fantastic through the whole planning process. She has made some changes for us and helped with vendors and decoration ideas, etc. She made the time to see us and even came to work on a sunday just to meet up and speak to us. I love the pond side ceremony space and the colombia ballroom. I can't wait to get married there!
To clarify on why I did not have 5 stars across the board, Belinda makes time for us, but at the same time is a very busy woman, and sometimes contacting us back slipped her mind, which is human. The flexibility is not a 5 because I wanted to get married earlier and have dinner at a close to dinner hour, but they have set times for weddings and I had to pick one.
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Kristy

19 June 2014

We had an amazing wedding at Birch Hill. I worked with Belinda Shumway. She went above and beyond for us. She was very easy going, professional, caring, and considerate. She was there for us whenever we needed her. The food at Birch Hill was out of this world. Absolutely amazing! The wait staff was very attentive. The grounds at Birch Hill are absolutely gorgeous and my photographer got to capture every moment. I would recommend Birch Hill to anyone! I will greatly miss Belinda! More...

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Skip & Dara

15 June 2014

Words are hard to come by to express my sincere gratitude to Belinda and Candy. My daughter had a rather unique wedding and reception and it came off without a hitch. We checked out many venues but Birch Hill was the only one willing to accommodate her desires.
As my son-in-law is in the military we needed a contract that would allow a change in date without any penalty, Belinda came through.
Belinda's knowledge and expertise made for a totally stress free event. All of our guests commented on how perfect everything was.
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Victoria

10 June 2014

We are overjoyed with our decision to have our wedding at Birch Hill! Belinda and her team of amazing people we so good to us. We had a limited budget and she was totally willing to work with us to make our day perfect. Many guest raved about how beautiful the place was and that the food was delicious. The staff was very plesant and helpful and kept making sure the bride and groom were taken care of at all times. The best part is that Belinda and her team run a tight ship keep the stress off of the bride and groom, which was exactly what we needed. I could go on and on but there aren't enough words to express how grateful I am to her and eveyone at Birch Hill for an amazing amazing time! We love Birch Hill and have already thought about planning another party there in the future! More...

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Brittany

10 June 2014

My husband and I recently were married at Pats Barn in Troy, NY. We planned all details from California and flew into the area for our nuptials. Our budget was extremely limited and a lot of the caterers listed wouldn't work with what my husband and I were willing to spend, except Amy Folger from Birch Hill Catering. She suggested a BBQ and it was a delicious BBQ! Not only was the food above expectations but so was the event details and planning. Amy immediately brought calm to my world of crazy the moment I met her. She was patient with the millions of questions from the moms, and held all our hands as we approached the wedding day. The ceremony was beautiful and the interior linens and set up were perfect. Having a Wedding is such a whirl wind of emotions I have no clue what I would've done without her. Linda who also works for the wedding planning for Birch Hill was so attentive throughout the whole day just making sure I was happy, I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful delicious day. I recommend Amy and Linda to everyone and anyone for any occasion and Birch Hill Catering to all as well, what a great company. More...

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Amy

27 May 2014

Words cannot express my gratitude to Belinda and the staff at Birch Hill!! Belinda was so helpful in helping to plan our wedding and I'm so grateful for all of her help! The wedding ceremony and reception went off perfectly, and that's because of the awesome service that we received. All of the servers and people working at the reception were great, especially Darcy! All of our guests had a wonderful time and are still raving about the food!! Everyone said how relaxed I looked, and that's no doubt due to Belinda and the staff at Birch Hill. Thank you, again!! More...

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Heather

18 May 2014

Absolutely stress free. Very professional beautiful experience. Birch Hill went above and beyond to make my dream wedding come true. Highly reccomended

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Heather Betz

18 May 2014

Honestly all I can say is Thank to everyone at Birch Hill for a dream come true. Everything was amazing from the staff to the food to the scenery. So completely stress free. Completely satisfied and highly reccomend usimg this venue. Thank you to Belinda for all her help. More...

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7 May 2014

Belinda planned and managed my daughter's wedding at 60 State Place, and it was her dream wedding. Every detail was thoughtfully arranged and the Birch Hill team was amazing. Belinda treated us like we were her own family. The venue was magnificent and unique, and the way Birch Hill took care of things behind the scenes was really classy. For example, we had the ceremony in the main hall and their was no clutter of tables pre-set up for the dinner. During the cocktail hour they completely transformed the room, setting the tables, arranging florals, having the band set up, ...
The food was abundant and excellently prepared. The service was quick and professional. I wish I had more daughters so we should do it again. A special thanks also to our captains, Candy, Tonya and Kim.
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Mike

28 April 2014

After considering several options, we decided Birch Hill offered the best value for our daughter's wedding and were far from disappointed. Amy was amazing! Always available, infinitely patient and invariably several steps ahead of us, she ensured the ceremony and reception occurred without a single problem. The food and drink were equally amazing and Conservatory Ballroom was absolutely gorgeous. Top notch all the way! Thank you Birch Hill! More...

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Stacey

24 February 2014

I was extremely happy with my wedding at Birch Hill. We worked with Belinda and she was fantastic. She made sure that every detail was taken care of. She made sure that I was relaxed and was getting what I wanted for my wedding. All of my guests raved about the food, from the hors d'oeuvres to the desserts. The staff at Birch Hill was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this venue and catering company to others. More...

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Dale

23 February 2014

I was very impressed with the outstanding job that Birch Hill and their staff did for my sister-in-laws wedding reception. I had recommended Birch Hill as one of the venues to look at for the wedding and am very happy that I did. Belinda was very accommodating and went the above and beyond expectation. The night went seamlessly and any request of the staff was met and attended to with a polite smile. The ceremony in front of the fireplace was like a picture out of Martha Stewart Weddings! The food was excellent, hors d'oeuvres and stations were attractive and unique with a wide variety of options, the rolls were hot and tasty, the salad was interesting and well executed. The main course was hot, flavorful and well presented. The cake was accompanied by an ice cream station and assorted cookies and pastries. They were fresh, inviting and were a nice finish to the meal; gift bags were even provided so that the guests could take them home. Service was cordial, attentive and timely. There was never a wait at the bar for a drink and the beverage selection was top notch. There were many raves by all of the guests and I would definitely recommend their services again! More...

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Debra

23 February 2014

We were very happy with the planning of the wedding. The night went very smoothly . Everyone had a wonderful evening.

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Colleen

22 February 2014

My sister's wedding was wonderful! Belinda was very accommodating and helpful to us through the whole planning process. The night of the wedding Belinda and her staff made the evening happen without any glitches. Everything went smoothly and on time. Birch Hill is a wonderful and beautiful place for a wedding and I highly reccommend it to any bride! More...

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3 February 2014

Went to a wedding reception here last May, and they did a terrific job. The setting for the ceremony is gorgeous! Especially with the fountain in the background.

It's pretty tough to drive home there at night because it's so dark. You don't expect a place that far in the backwoods off I90 to be anything like what Birch Hill has to offer!

The food is probably the best I've ever had at a wedding!
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Stephanie

24 November 2013

We had an amazing experience working with Belinda at Birch Hill! Every time we were at the site for meetings it was as if we were the only couple that mattered to her. Awesome service at a great price. Venue had recently been renovated and looked amazing! We received so many complements about food and service from our guests. More...

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Amanda

11 November 2013

Birch Hill is an AMAZING place to have a wedding! The grounds are beautiful, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is perfect. I HIGHLY recommend Birch Hill as a wedding venue to everyone! Everyone that came to our wedding said that the food was phenomenal, and I'm so happy that my husband and I were allowed to get a trio of every dish we were serving! The champagne options were awesome too - we chose the raspberry, it was AWESOME!

What I do not recommend is the wedding coordinator I received. I ended up having to run the rehearsal for the wedding myself because she was so inept. What should have taken 30 minutes took an hour and 30 minutes. Also, she fluffed the back of my dress out before I was going to walk down the aisle, but she never told me she was done - so I ended up awkwardly standing at the end of the aisle for a lot longer than I wanted to! She also had no clue how to pin a boutineere on, so when my groomsmen were having troubles, our photographer had to help instead of her. Earlier in the process she misquoted prices to me, and there were a lot of times I'd have to ask for the same information two or three times before I'd get the info.

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Sarah

3 November 2013

We had our wedding at Birch Hill and worked with Belinda. Words really aren't enough to show our appreciation for everything Belinda did for us and how wonderful she is. She was right there from start to finish never more then an email or phone call away. She was always there to help and is just an awesome and nice person all the way. Everyone at Birch Hill and the people Belinda recommended are top notch. The food was fantastic. Not that here's your pea size meal. You're hungry, eat, it was a full meal that was delicious. My husbands biggest wish for the wedding is that he would eat and not be hungry and he had more then enough. We also went with the open bar and the bar staff was GREAT! We did pay for a second bartender because we were worried about the dreaded wedding bar line, it was hardly any more money and both bartenders were fantastic. We wanted all our guest to have a great time and they did. Everyone said everything was beautiful and perfect. Even my cousin and his wife who work in catering said the food and service was spot on. We were suppose to get married outdoors on a lovely fall day, but mother nature had a different plan. The weather got COLD, freezing. So Belinda had it covered and it was even better. No one was using the other ballroom and let me tell you one of the hardest decisions we had to make was what ballroom to pick. The front ballroom, the Conservatory Ballroom has a very elegant, princess feel with lot of windows. The Columbia Ballroom in the back has a huge beautiful fireplace that was lit and really words can't describe on a cold fall day how perfect that is. It also has a beautiful wood bar and the cathedral ceiling with the wood beams and draped with white curtains that lights up under it, totally awesome. So we had the ceremony in the Conservatory, then the reception in the Columbia and pictures outside. We also did the smores outside at the small fire, we wanted something different then the candy bar. Everything was PERFECT! More...

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31 October 2013

We appreciated having a variety of choices for menu items, as well as having some flexibility in the schedule. Rob was willing to take the time to answer our questions, meet with us in person, and even let us sample some of the menu choices. We had a great reception, with no problems. More...

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Ally

23 October 2013

I had the wedding of my dreams at Birch Hill. The Columbia ballroom has spectacular cathedral ceilings draped in white cloth and has custom lighting. The set up was gorgeous. I got very lucky and had a beautiful fall day for the outdoor ceremony by the pond. I fell in love with this venue because of its beauty and grace. Mary was beyond helpful and accommodating. I could not have asked for more, had a more beautiful wedding or a better time! More...

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Pam

16 October 2013

Our wedding took place at 60 State Place. We chose Birch Hill based on the wonderful customer service we received while looking at venues and were not disappointed, receiving the same level of service from Belinda up to and including helping pack everything up at the end of the night.

The food was amazing. I have even had some guests say it is the best food at a wedding they've ever had. Everyone was amazed at how beautiful the venue is.

We also got recommendations for other vendors from Belinda and could not have been happier.
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1 October 2013

We had our wedding at 60 State Place in Albany. Birch Hill did the catering. We were the first event to be held at this new location. Which can be a little nerve recking at times. Belinda & the staff of Birch Hill went far above and beyond all of our expectations to make our wedding a night to remember. The venue looked amazing & the food was so delicious. Belinda definitely made sure our every need was met. We can not thank her enough for all the hard work she put in the day of and the days leading to our event.
Thanks again, Andrew & Ashley Kayser
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Ashley

30 September 2013

Birch Hill went above and beyond to make sure my wedding was perfect! I loved working with Belinda!

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Christina

17 September 2013

My daughter was married at Birch Hill this past weekend. Planned on having the wedding outside but the ceremony had to be moved inside due to heavy rain the day before and day of the wedding. The room for the ceremony was decorated beautifully and made up for the disappointment of having to change the venue at the last minute. The food and drinks at the reception was amazing-- both at the cocktail hour and the dinner. The guests expressed to me how good the food was. Belinda really went out of her way to keep everything running smoothly and really did a fantastic job both at the wedding and also helping my daughter and son-in law in the planning stages. Can't say enough good things. The evening went perfectly. I would highly recommend Birch Hill. More...

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Kim

10 September 2013

We had my daughter's wedding recently at Birch Hill. The ceremony was held at the Brookside Pond and the reception was held in the Columbia Ball Room. Excellent, Excellent!!! Highly recommend. Belinda Shumway and her superb staff provided my daughter with every thing that she wanted to make her day picture perfect. From the ceremony decorations to the exquisite ballroom, Belinda and her staff made every accommodation for my daughter to have her day be exactly what she was looking for. The cocktail reception as well as the dinner and pastries from Bella Napoli were absolutely delicious. We looked at several venues in the Capital District and were very pleased with Birch Hill. Absolutely recommend for brides looking to have a venue with a ceremony and reception in one convenient place. Everyone had a great time!! More...

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Shannon

3 September 2013

My daughter had her wedding at Birch Hill this past weekend. We were 100% satisfied with Birch Hill and the service they provided. My daughter is an Equestrian and the most important thing to her was to have her horse present at her ceremony. Birch Hill supplied us with the most beautiful outdoor venue possible and Lilly (the horse) was able to participate in the ceremony as ring bearer. Belinda, the wedding coordinator, was both professional and friendly. She listened to all of my daughter's requests and found ways to help her achieve her "perfect" wedding. I could not be happier with Birch Hill, and its staff. More...

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3 September 2013

My wife and I had an Indian wedding reception at Birch Hill and could not be happier with every aspect of the experience. Birch Hill is a beautiful venue situated in a green, rustic area not too far from Albany. In that sense, it stands apart from most of the other venue possibilities in the Capital Region. Moreover, there are numerous possibilities of where you can have your event on the grounds (both outdoors and indoors), each of which gives your event a slightly different tenor. Given the beauty and flexibility (both in terms of what your event will look like and the ability to choose vendors), the price is better than right - it is value incarnate!

But beyond all this, the real value of the venue lies in its personnel. In particular, Belinda Shumway, who manages and coordinates the event, is a total superstar. My wife and I are both at varying stages of medical training, meaning we barely have time to cook for ourselves or tie our shoes, let alone plan an event. Belinda basically took on the role of an event planner for us, and step by step made it easy for us to get from where we were to the event we had always dreamed of. She was kind, yet kept us on task when we needed it, pointed us in the direction of great deals for vendors, and came up with great ideas for the event that built on some of our half-imagined visions. And she cared a great deal. In fact, my family remarked afterwards that Belinda was like another family member during the event - someone who took the success of our event so personally that she approached the task with the "zeal of a loving aunt" (yup, direct quote).

Also: a shout-out to Mary, who was there for us in just about every respect the day of the ceremony!

We spent a lot of time in the Capital Region looking around for the right kind of event hall for us. Birch Hill was our favorite in the end: it's a nice place, but the real distinguishing feature is the heart, soul, and energy of Belinda.
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Judy McNamara

20 August 2013

Had the pond pavilion for a post-wedding reception this past weekend. Birch Hill staff was fantastic! Rob checked with us often to see if there was anything that we needed and if everything was ok. The food was great and more than enough. We were extremely pleased. The setting at the pond is beautiful and nice for kids to be able to play (Frisbee, volleyball, horseshoes available). Birch Hill made our event everything we hoped for. More...

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Pamela

1 August 2013

Our experience with Birch Hill was delightful, Belinda and staff went above and beyond to make our reception absolutely perfect...never had to worry about a thing. We are still receiving compliments on the quality of the food, sundae bar we had later in the evening and professionalism of staff. Thank you for a great evening for us and our guest!! More...

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Laura

30 July 2013

We signed Birch Hill 14 months in advance. After looking at 12 venues, Birch Hill was the place we knew we wanted to get married at. When telling people our venue location we heard nothing but positive feedback. Belinda accommodated our needs and responded to emails. She was understanding and found solutions to any issue we had. Working with Belinda was easy because she is very knowledgeable and professional. We were encouraged to attend the bridal show which increased our excitement about choosing Birch Hill. The food was phenomenal. We had our ceremony outside even though the weather was not looking in our favor. Birch Hill set up everything and ensured the grounds were flawless before the ceremony. Belinda worked with us the entire wedding and prepared us for everything. The cocktail hour was amazing and most people weren’t even hungry for dinner. Darcy, the bartender, was amazing and several guests complimented her service. Candy was our head server and she made sure we had everything we needed and every guest was accommodated. We have been married for 10 days now and we are still getting compliments on the venue. Most people said this was the best wedding they have ever been to. Birch Hill is definitely a place worth having you wedding at because they know how to please the bride and groom and also all guests at the wedding. I feel that everything was perfect and we could not have asked for a better wedding. More...

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25 July 2013

Birch Hill has a venue incomparable to that of other caterers in the Albany region. Not only is Birch Hill placed within the beautiful countryside, but the service I received during my wedding was just as wonderful as the view. I was happy to see my guests enjoyed my wedding as much as I did as I spent the night dancing with friends and hearing compliments about the food. I loved watching the peacocks strutting around the grounds and the fireworks that I had after my reception only added to the magical night. My warm praise goes out to the wonderful staff at Birch Hill who helped to make my wedding a truly amazing night. More...

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16 July 2013

I would highly recommend Birch Hill to any future bride. I reserved the Conservatory Ballroom for our wedding, and we loved it! So many of our wedding guests commented on how beautiful the room was set up, and how delicious the food was! Everything just seemed purely magical. One guest even said the fruit and cheese was amazingly fresh. Many of my guests loved the incredible Maine lobster and thought it was so cool to have lobster at a wedding.

Mary at Birch Hill was the absolute BEST wedding coordinator ever....she was so patient, attentive, kind, and her recommendations to me were just perfect. My wedding was wonderful because of her. She thought of everything to make my day so memorable. I will never forget her.

I also want to thank the great staff at Birch Hill - Kim, Tanya, and Wanita - they were so positive and responsive to my guests as well as my husband and I. They worked so very hard.

The bartender Darcy was great and she was so nice to the little kids who ordered their own (non-alcoholic) Shirley Temples.

I highly recommend any future brides attend Birch Hill's Bridal Show in March to get a feel for what Birch Hill offers - and go hungry!
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Olivia

12 July 2013

Our dream wedding was at Birch Hill. The scenery at this venue is so unique - our guests were thoroughly entertained by the wildlife and peacocks roaming on the grounds. They even made an appearance at our outdoor pond side ceremony. Both the inside and outside of Birch Hill are so beautiful and elegant and make you feel special on your wedding day. The service was great by all of the friendly staff at our reception and everything went perfectly for us. The food selections had something for everyone including the children and vegetarian guests.

For coordinators, our captain was Tanya who worked with Amy. The service we received from our coordinators was beyond exceptional. Amy was there to plan with us on our rehearsal and all day on our wedding day. We really can't say enough good things about her, she was just amazing. She made it so every concern was immediately reassured, she paid attention to every detail and really just went above and beyond to make our wedding day perfect. We didn't stress at all because of our coordinators. Amy bonded with us immediately and also shared a connection with all of our guests! Our parents and all members of the wedding party were raving about how accommodating and pleasant she was to everyone. Our timeline ran perfectly and our day ran so smoothly. We were so pleased with our services from Birch Hill and all of the staff and felt that it was the perfect venue for us! We highly recommend Birch Hill for your wedding!
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8 July 2013

I just had my wedding reception at Birch Hill (the pond side pavilion) over the weekend. It was amazing, better than I even could have imagined. We had wanted a Pig roast/BBQ for our wedding, and we chose Birch Hill because they had amazing BBQ food. I am so glad that we did, everything was perfect, from the food to the service. Belinda made sure that we had everything we wanted, (She even sent someone out for a hot dog and chocolate milk because my aunt requested one.) Because of her our day went off without a hitch. Belinda took care of everything; I did not have to worry about a thing. Our Bartender, Mary, was very attentive; our guest never had to wait for a drink, and both the groom and I always had a cold drink in hand. Our Golf driver, Karissa, was very sociable, helpful, and efficient; she took the guest to the main bathroom waited for them, and then drove them back to the party in a timely manner. Our Captain Rebecca and Brenda paid special attention to our entire party, our guest wanted for nothing. If I had to do this all over again I would choose Birch Hill in a heartbeat. More...

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James and Kelly

7 July 2013

Birch Hill is the ideal venue to have a non-traditional wedding. Whether it is a outdoor or indoor wedding, either way, you won't be disappointed. The staff are very helpful and experienced who assisted us in making our decisions. The Bridal Fair which Birch Hill hosted was phenomenal. There were an abundant amounts of samples for catering services as well as other venues to help guide any couple to have the perfect wedding. More...

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Jennifer

1 July 2013

My wedding was very memorable, everything was amazing. The food, cake and the service. Anything you asked they accommodated. They were with us from the very start to the very end. My event planner Belinda was amazing, the day planner Amy was fabulous and the captain Betty did a beautiful job decorating. We couldn't of asked for anything more. More...

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Mark

27 June 2013

I was pleased with the amazing service that Candy, Tonya, and Bernie the 3 captains of the servers gave us (thank you). There were a few hiccups we didn't expect, but overall the venue and service was of good quality...

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15 June 2013

We wanted to have an outdoor wedding, where the atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Belinda and staff went above and beyond to make sure every last detail was taken care of and we thank them for that. We had a lot of children at our wedding Belinda has a staff for this the activity director was there to entertain the little ones and it was a huge help for the adults. Our food was BBQ and was amazing. If you are looking for a beautiful spot for outdoor wedding and ceremony location, this is the spot. We had a June wedding the weather can change in a second Belinda and her staff changed and accommodated so we could still have our outdoor ceremony it was just moved inside the pavilion. Thank you Birch Hill for making our wedding wonderful and memorable. More...

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Amber

23 May 2013

we had my daughter's wedding at Birch Hill and I have to say it was AMAZING!!! Everyone commented on how wonderful the food was and not typical "wedding" food. It was fresh and delicious!
Our Captain was Tonya who also worked with Belinda, Amy and Robin who all were there for every and any need we had. They tended to every detail and we just got to enjoy the evening.
The room looked amazing and the professionalism and courtesy was more than any bride or groom could ask for.
I would highly recommend Birch Hill for your wedding venue!!!
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Tracy

15 May 2013

Hi Robin and Amy!
My name is Tracy Brady and my husband and I were most recently at a Wedding at your establishment last Saturday. The ceremony was for Christina and Jason Burlingame. We were extremely pleased with your service and professionalism. I was thrilled that you were so quick to accomodate many of the guests right away with their needs! Thank you for helping to make our friends day so special.
After speaking with Robin that evening, we both had decided that I would make a perfect addition to her team in helping on Wedding Days. I am very personable and would love the opportunity to work in that type of setting. I told Robin that I am available on weekends, and would be more then happy to help in anyway needed. I am more then happy to provide my information to Robin and would love to speak with her more about this business opportunity.
My information is: Tracy Brady, #518-880-8824, tracybrady203@yahoo.com
Thank you again for providing such great service to your guests and doing it with a smile on your face.
I look forward to speaking with either Robin or Amy soon.
Best Wishes, Tracy Brady
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Stephanie

13 May 2013

Belinda & the entire staff @ birch hill were amazing! As the maid of honor, we had quite a bit of complications (that had nothing to do with birch hill) & had it not been for Belinda's knowledge, experience & advice we would've never been able to pull it off! She accommodated right down to every tiny detail, she went above & beyond all expectations. She & her brilliant staff made the brides day better then perfect, and we are all in debt to them for their kindness & professionalism. If you are looking for a better then perfect place to get married then look no further, Birch Hill is the place, you will NOT be disappointed! More...

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Viktoriya

13 May 2013

I recently got married at Birch Hill and the experience was unforgettable. Belinda and Amy were women of their words. I was one of those brides who were calm through the whole planning until it hit the week of. Belinda and Amy knew exactly what to do. Every time I called or e-mailed, I received a response quickly. The food was amazing. I had guests constantly telling me how amazing the food was. It was not your typical cold wedding food. Our captains for the night, Tanya and Tori were always bringing food and drinks to us. If you’re looking to have the best wedding of your life with amazing staff and food then Birch Hill is the place for you. I cannot thank Belinda and Amy enough for everything they have done to make my wedding special! More...

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Christina

13 May 2013

I just got married at Birch Hill and the whole experience was great. From the beginning Belinda made sure the groom and myself where going to have an unforgettable wedding night. Every time I called for something I did not have to wait for a response. Belinda made sure I had everything I wanted plus things that were a surprise. If you are looking to have a time of your life choose Birch Hill. The food taste great, the grounds are absoulity beautiful and they make sure you are well taken care of. Amy and Robin are also great. The entire night they made sure I needed or wanted for any thing. More...

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Shauna

11 May 2013

Belinda,Robin,Captain Tonya and Amy are phenomenal, they were extremely personable,attentive and courteous. My wedding today was awesome!!!! Great group of people

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24 April 2013

From my initial phone call when I spoke with Rob, my Birch Hill experience was excellent. My calls, questions, and concerns were readily addressed. I always felt my concerns were Belinda's concerns; she was always available when I needed to discuss an aspect of my event. Candy was so sweet, helpful, and effective throughout the day as we prepared for the event and during the evening of the party she attended to every detail. Belinda was there as well and I felt assured the evening would be a success. More...

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Victor K.

23 April 2013

Came here for a banquet and have to say for its location off I-90, this was quite a fancy place.  It is a tough drive to get to especially at night where there's virtually no light posts on any of the joining roads.  However once you get to the place, you're greeted by a well kept lawn that's almost like a country club with a fountain right in front complete with a gazebo.  The room for the banquet was nicely set up by Birch Hill with the place setting for horderves, a chocolate fondue station and a fully stocked bar.  Wait staff and bartenders were quick and helpful, promptly clearing away plates and utensils and bringing in food.  They quickly turned the horderves over to desserts in a blink of an eye.  So nice place for a banquet and we were almost separated from the other event that was going on down the hallway so we didn't have any overlap.  Looking over their website it looks like they can do just about anything for any gatherings.  Oh and one random thing, they had peacocks around the building! More...

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Tammy

15 April 2013

Our reception was catered by Birch Hill Catering this past weekend. Actually, it was much more than just catered…it was managed and coordinated by Belinda and Candy. Everything from our table and window decorations, dances and other events, on down to the smallest detail was expertly choreographed and executed. My husband and I had nothing to do but to relax and enjoy ourselves. When we were needed for something our coordinator would find us and direct us to the next event. If we or our guests had a question or needed anything the staff went above and beyond to take care of us. It was effortless from our end of things. Yet all the while every member of the Birch Hill staff was in constant motion, tending to us as well as our guests. We were checked on often just to ask if we needed anything; a drink, something to eat, or if we had any special requests.

The food was simply amazing. Starting with cocktail hour, the number and variety of food items on the buffet was incredible. Dinner was served promptly and quickly to all guests. The quality and taste of each of the dishes was superb.

I have nothing but praises for Birch Hill and their staff of professionals. And if anyone I know is looking for someone to manage their next event Birch Hill will be the place I recommend.
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Amanda

16 March 2013

Today I had my sisters Bridal Shower at Birch Hill in the Conservatory room. Belinda did a phenomenal job in not only helping me to decide on what would be ideal for the type of shower I wanted, but she made it a point to check in on me several times during the event. Candy and Tonya were so crucial to the success of my event. When I tell you I did nothing, I literally mean I did nothing. I was able to walk in the door give them the centerpieces, party favors and a few other decorations and they quickly disbursed them. Not only were they both extremely prompt and professional, they were personable and mixed great with my guests. Their attentiveness allowed me to be able to enjoy the shower as a guest and not an "overseer". Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for Birch Hill in helping me host this exciting event for our families. From the location to the staff to the decorations and food, every detail was thought of. The food was absolutely amazing! Never have I experienced such dedication from an establishment. This shower was more then I could have hoped for and I will forever be grateful that because of their attentiveness I was able to just sit back and enjoy the day! I highly recommend them! More...

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kelli

12 March 2013

On Sunday March 10th, I attended the 77th Birch Hill Catering Hill Bridal Show. I would like to Thank Birch Hall Catering for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing event!!! The staff of Birch Hill goes above and beyond putting this event on.I look forward to working with you and your brides in the future More...

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Vanessa

11 March 2013

The Bridal Show on March 10 was a fantastic show. The food was amazing, the amount of vendors was great! overall very excited to have been a part of this show and look forward to next year!

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Debby

4 March 2013

We had our daughter's wedding at Birch Hill a few years back so we knew the logical caterer for a family baby shower would again be Birch Hill....I cannot say enough good things about Belinda prior to the event as well as Tonya and her entire team on-site....they worked hard, they were professional, the food was delicious and the best part I did not have to worry about a thing. I was able to enjoy our daughter-in-law's baby shower from beginning to end. I have always recommended Birch Hill and will continue to do so! More...

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Maureen

3 March 2013

My daughter had her reception at Birch Hill. We worked with Belinda. She was extremely accomodating and helpful throughout the planning process, giving us excellent suggestions as to how to make the most of our experience, and helping us to get the best value for the money spent. She was responsive and accomodating, and was there to make sure that everything went smoothly through the day. We called and met with her several times, and she was patient and made us feel that no question was too trivial. We had one complaint: We had attended the Bridal Fair in the spring, and were very excited about the Mashed Potato Bar featured there, where attendants mixed ingredients selected by each individual guest into the mashed potatos on a hot grill. This was one of the stations we chose for the day, and were disappointed that we were provided hot mashed potatos and a selection of ingredients that guest could add to them, but there was no attendant, and no hot grill to mix them on, which was a significantly less impressive menu item. Still, in the grand scheme of things, it was a wonderful day, the staff were responsive and professional, and the venue was magnificent. We would highly recommend Birch Hill. More...

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Sandra

21 February 2013

I can not thank Belinda enough for her professionalism, her caring and her thoughtfulness. The waitstaff was second to none. The food was delicious. This is our second event with Birch Hill and I have not had one complaint but only raves on the event. We look forward to next year. More...

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Jennifer

26 November 2012

My daughters. Wedding reception was beautiful! the staff was professional, friendly, and very attentive. Their attention to detail was outstanding! During the planning of the wedding Belinda was available to answer any questions we had. The food was AMAZING! They made my daughters dream wedding come true. thank you. Jennifer Scheitinger More...