Cornerstone at the Plaza offers a unique event space on the Empire State Plaza and will allow you to host up to 250 guests for your dream wedding. Floor to ceiling glass windows offer a stunning 360° view of downtown Albany and the Empire State Plaza and provide gorgeous sunset backdrops for your event. Our dedicated, onlocation staff work one on one with our clients to uncover their visions and style in order to design an event that will exceed all expectations.
You know your wedding will be a memory for many years to come because we strive to give you the incredible food and service that your special day deserves. With onsite staff handling all the details you and your guests can relax and enjoy the night. We will help to design a wedding that exceeds all expectations using the stylish backdrop the Empire State Plaza gives with our floor to ceiling windows.
Service and catering, provided by Mazzone Hospitality, means your event will be held to the highest standards that you would expect for your wedding. This attention to detail is what helps to make your event special and creates memories that will last a lifetime.
And with a venue conveniently located in downtown Albany that offers a large selection of hotels and accommodations for both out of town and local guests, you can be assured that guests will be able to enjoy the night as much as you do.
Sit Down Dinner Counts with Dance Floor :100 people max
Sit Down Dinner Counts :150 people max
Cocktail Reception Counts: 250 people max
Q. How many guests fit comfortably in the event space?
Cornerstone at the Plaza will allow you to host up to 250 for a cocktail reception, 150 for a plated event and 100 for a wedding with dance floor.
Q. Where do ceremonies take place?
There are a number of beautiful locations offered for a ceremony on site at Cornerstone or throughout the Capital. Your event planner would be happy to review options with you.
Q. How many guests can sit at a table? What type of chairs and linens are included?
Depending on the guest count, we will provide 60" rounds, 72" rounds, or a combination of both. 60" rounds can accommodate 8-10 guests and 72"rounds can accommodate 10-12 guests. Our wedding packages include full length tablecloths in white, ivory, chocolate brown, or black, and a wide selection of napkin colors. Our wedding packages include chivari chairs, all necessary glassware, china, & stainless flatware.
Q. What type of overnight accommodations are provided?
Cornerstone is surrounded by a number of easily accessible hotels, your coordinator would be happy to recommend and connect you with them.
Q. Where is a good place for photos?
The Empire State Plaza offers a unique backdrop for your event photos. From the steps leading up to the New York State Museum to the New York Capitol, there are many prime locations for photos on the plaza level. Washington Park is a short distance from the Plaza, and will offer beautiful scenery for your photos, as well as Downtown Albany.
Q. What type of parking do you provide, if any?
Cornerstone at the Plaza is accessible from the visitor parking lot located directly under the event space, and is directly accessible via garage elevator.
Q. Can I customize a menu or combine packages?
Our menus serve as guidelines. Our culinary team is extremely creative and versatile. We would be happy to customize a package based on your personal taste!
Q. Do your wedding packages include wedding cake?
Our wedding packages include wedding cakes made by our in house bakery. We have a variety of styles, flavors, & fillings to choose from. If you would like to provide a cake from an outside bakery, you certainly have the option to do so.
Q. Do you offer food tastings?
Once you book your wedding with Mazzone Hospitality, you are invited to join us at one of our Grand Tastings. We will provide two complimentary grand entrance tickets for you & your fiancé. You will be able to see, smell, and taste a selection of what we have to offer. Savor the evening with all of your senses. Ask your event planner for upcoming dates, tastings are held twice a year.
If you prefer a more intimate setting we also offer private tastings. Tastings last approximately one 1½ hours and provided at a fee of $500, allowing for up to 4 people to sample a selection of hot hors d'Oeuvres and your choice of two selected appetizers, salads, and entrees. (There are items we are not able to produce for a tasting, and other restrictions may apply, consult your event planner.)