Albany County Event Planning Resources

25 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY 12207

Contact Name: Jay Cloutier, Director of Sales
Contact Email: [email protected]

Phone: (518) 434-1217
Toll Free(800) 258-3582
Fax: (518) 434-0887


Convenient. Customizable. Culture-rich.

Discover Albany offers complimentary meeting, convention, special event, and film services to anyone who needs assistance. We are the community concierge to attract and ensure successful meetings, events, and filming in Albany.

First, attendees will discover it’s easy to get here. The city is easily accessible via car, rail, or air.

Next, you’ll discover that Albany has all the place and spaces you have come to trust for your events. Plus, we have customized services to help you plan your meeting, session by session.

Finally, when the meetings are over, we have a great city for your attendees to relax in, which includes fun seasonal events and more than 400 years of history, art, architecture, and culture to discover.

Meeting Facilities

Albany Capital Center

Albany Capital Center 
Phone: 518-487-2155

Location: Downtown
Total Event Space: 53,000 Square Feet.
The Albany Capital Center’s thoughtful two-level design reflects the spirit of the Capital City and its historical landscape presenting versatile event and meeting space, state-of-the-art technology, in addition to ambitious green initiatives.

Empire State Plaza Convention Center 

Location: Downtown
Total Event Space: 50,000 Square Feet.
The Convention Center’s flexible space easily accommodates groups from 10 to 10,000.  Situated at the heart of the Empire State Plaza, visitors can enjoy the unique amenities of the government seat of New York State, including touring the Capitol, the Plaza Art Collection, and more.

The Egg

Location: Downtown
Total Event Space: 10,000 Square Feet.
Visually distinctive, yet ingenious, The Egg is a beautiful synthesis of form and function. The theatres and lounges at The Egg are available to rent for performances and related activities as well as receptions, educational and corporate events.


Times Union Center 
Phone: 518-487-2000

Location: Downtown
Total Event Space: 87,580 Square Feet.
Times Union Center is a full service entertainment and sports facility with seating ranging from 6,000 to 17,000. Featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. The Times Union Center is a New York State qualified production facility.

Albany Marriott Hotel
Phone: 518-458-8444

Location: Wolf Road
Total Event Space: 16,000 Square Feet
The Albany Marriott is merely five minutes from the Albany International Airport (ALB) and less than 20 minutes from downtown Albany, New York State’s Capital.

Desmond Hotel Albany
Phone: 518-869-8100

Location: Wolf Road
Total Event Space: 28,000 Square Feet
The Desmond has a large variety of unique event spaces and options. Featuring two ballrooms: Fort Orange at 3,444 total sq ft and King Street at 5,408 total sq ft. Two indoor courtyards, including a koi pond, with full exhibit space.

Hilton Albany
Phone: 518-462-6611

Location: Downtown
Total Event Space: 30,000 Square Feet
The excellent location of our Hilton Albany hotel is within walking distance of the New York State Capitol, Empire State Plaza and Times Union Center.

Renaissance Albany
Phone: 518-992-2500

Location: Downtown
Total Event Space: 8,050
The Renaissance Albany is the first and only lifestyle luxury Marriott brand located in downtown Albany. The hotel is conveniently located at the corner of Eagle and State, connected via enclosed walkway to the Albany Capital Center and entire Capital Complex.