Friday, September 21, 2012

Key Hall of Schenectady WEDDING REVIEW

This past Saturday, I was the disc jockey at a fun wedding at Key Hall at Proctors of Schenectady NY. This newer reception hall is just to the left of Proctor's on State Street in Schenectady, NY. This venue is at the former Key Bank location . For those of you who remember making interest off of deposits there, it was the big stone one with marble flooring and columns. It now makes an interesting backdrop for weddings.

If you are a bride or groom thinking about booking this hall for your wedding, the immense high ceilings and the original vaults from the old-fashioned bank really make for some great photo-opps.

For this wedding, the hall was portioned off to allow for an on-site ceremony. After the ceremony was over, the chairs shifted back to the tables on the other side of the curtain and the cocktail hour was on with a nice bar in the opposite corner of where the ceremony was set.

Seating 200 guests, this hall is narrow, but still spacious. The catering is was great! At this wedding, the caterers prepared four different serving stations including a carving station, a nice buffet selection, a pasta station, and a tasty hamburger slider table featuring homemade milkshakes!

The overall acoustics are quite a bit tricky in this hall, or any hall with so much stonework, but they can be dealt with. An L1 BOSE System Model-2 (not model-1) is ideal to use for this venue. Due to the stone walls making it kind of gymnasium-like, this music system can send sound waves out further than all others at lower levels. This is what you need to cut the echo factor. (Therefore, if you are looking at having your wedding at this hall, I highly recommend a DJ that offers a BOSE L1 Model 2.

At the end of the night, Key Hall at Proctors is great for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception as an all-in-one event.

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