Had my wedding 6/6/2015...this place is AWESOME!! They have an outside gazebo ceremony spot and can be used for photos at no extra charge...They have a rustic barn/pavilion outside area which is where we had our wedding rehearsal, ceremony and reception. Their grounds are spacious and private. They let us tap our keg for the rehearsal and did not charge us any extra to come decorate the day before (since there was no event booked that day in that space). They let use put up ANY decorations we wanted, tulle draping, twinkle lights, paper lanterns. They moved tables and chairs from their banquet hall into the pavilion because I didn't want to use the picnic tables! They let us make up our own buffet menu from their dinner menu! All at an incredibly low cost. I love them and Margaret is the sweetest, nicest lady you ever want to work with. I don't think she knows the word "no". We had 65 happy guests and a beautiful day.
The Colonie Elks was fantastic! I had my ceremony and sit-down dinner reception there. Maryanne was very helpful on getting it all set up. There was no extra charge to use the hall for the ceremony outside of my paying for the catering. They even provided me with an decorated archway for the ceremony. They set up the tables exactly how I laid it out on paper and filled in my decorations with beautiful centerpieces for us. The food was fabulous. The prime rib, chicken parmigiana and the roasted pork were great. Everyone thought the food was very tasty. The waitresses knew what they were doing and everything came out just as it was timed. They even had no issues with throwing together one vegetarian dish for one of our guests. The per person cost was minimal for the service we received. They also worked with us on payments for the use of the hall. Thanks again to Maryanne and all of the Elks staff!!