Takk House Est. 2014

55 3rd Street, Troy, New York

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Beautifully bespoke, this event space is one for the dreamers & do-ers, lovers & a la carte lifestyles leaders.
Run by a seasoned wedding photographer and her partner, this spectacular space includes a wrapping staircase, two ballrooms and breath-taking original architecture.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Park
Street
Style
Eclectic
Victorian
Vintage
Whimsical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Previously a Knights of Columbus building, The Takk House has been transformed into a unique one of a kind space featuring original breathtaking architecture, beautiful wrapping staircases, two large ballrooms (one comes equipped with a built in shuffleboard!), custom designed suites for getting ready, newly renovated restrooms and food staging facilities. The flexibility of the space lets you stick with its minimalist beauty or create a one of a kind atmosphere – it’s up to you and your imagination and vision. We're into functional, modern, creative events that crave open space and a blank canvas on which to paint the perfect day! We look forward to meeting you!
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
185
Buffet
185
Standing
450
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
The Rosemary: This absolutely stunning room was created as a hideaway for brides, bridal/baby showers, small parties and photo shoots. It is straight out of a catalog with jaw dropping details and a hint of feminine perfection. You won't want to leave.

The Barbershop: This is our version of a "man cave" but the ladies will want to hang in here too. We made this room the ultimate chill spot with the groom in mind. Full mini fridge, somewhere to play some tunes, watch the game and beat your best man in air hockey. We check the cave nightly to make sure no one has tried moving their stuff in. So far, so good.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

The Rosemary double suite on the second floor has to die for natural light for photos and the basement hides a 1920's bowling alley that is currently being remodeled.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
Our property is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Troy, New York. It sits amongst some of the best bars and restaurants in our wonderful city. Troy is booming with specialty shops, breweries, eateries, art, culture and a wonderful community of people. You can enjoy beautiful Hudson River views as you embark upon Takk House. Welcomed by our vintage inspired marquee sign Takk House is friendly and unique. We are one of the most beautiful spaces in Troy.

Behind our walls live architectural details that date back to the 1860's. We are truly a hidden gem. From the 3rd Floor windows you can see Monument Square and within it a 17-foot bronze statue of the Goddess Columbia. The Troy Historic District in which Takk House rests is an irregularly shaped, 96-acre area of downtown Troy, New York, United States. It has been described as "one of the most perfectly preserved 19th-century downtowns in the country" with nearly 700 properties in a variety of architectural styles from the early 19th to mid-20th centuries. These include most of Russell Sage College, one of two privately owned urban parks in New York, and two National Historic Landmarks.
Design:
The building we named Takk House at 55 Third Street in Troy, New York, was built in 2 main stages. The original structure, a grand Victorian city home, was built in 1865 by William Farnham. Early photos show it had a side porch, and we assume there was a carriage house and garden in the rear. In 1889, it was purchased by the Frear Brothers, who operated a successful department store in Troy. They converted the building to mixed commercial use, housing a lawyer’s office, rug merchant, tailor and hat shop. The Frears also sold the side porch area of the property, resulting in an L-shaped lot with a 30′ frontage, 50′ width at the rear, and a depth of 130′.

In 1918 the Knights of Columbus purchased the property, and developed a major expansion to the rear, featuring a two-story ballroom, third floor gymnasium, and a 4-lane bowling alley in the basement. This addition uses steel I-beam construction, which allows for the large expanse of the rooms, without the need for support columns. Both the 1865 and 1920 structures are incredibly well built, still plumb and solid. The Knights thrived in their clubhouse, and in the 1970’s they modernized the bathrooms, kitchen, plumbing, electrical and reconfigured some spaces. So to say the least we have a lot of different time periods tied together at Takk House. We have of course added our own design and decor touches to our property. Making it truly eclectic.
Standout Venue Features:
We may or may not have a 1920's bowling alley hiding in the basement ;)
Extra Perks:
Staff: -Day of Coordinator: From contract signing until the day-of your event; this person will be present for all appointments, can assist with layout planning, timeline, vendor selection, and more. They will also be on location the day of your event to greet your vendors and assist them in settling in. -Front-end Manager: Can assist with coats and gifts, hand out programs, call car services, and ensure that your guests stay comfortable and happy throughout the event. Amenities: - Use of cocktail bar area - Use of ballroom - Bathroom facilities - Use of Food Prep area featuring ample counter space, refrigerator, sink, trash cans, eight outlets. There is a separate service entrance into the kitchen from back alley. Caterers may opt to bring in additional cooking equipment. Please check with your coordinator for any restrictions. - Cleaning before and after the event - (1) Mobile wooden bar - (3) coat racks and approximately 200 hangers - Audio / visual equipment including a projector with screen and two (2) wireless microphones w/ stands - (6) garbage cans
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The Ultimate Wes Anderson Inspired Grand Budapest Hotel Wedding
Jamie Eddy
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Takk House

55 3rd Street, Troy, New York

Newlyweds Heidi and Frank are both owners and wedding savants of the Takk House. This grand victorian building is retrofitted for any occasion—seriously, the couple is known for making the wildest of requests into reality, and loving every minute of it. When it came time to plan their own wedding, they knew they had to go all out, and that they did.

The aged, vintage feel of the building in combination with repurposed items like an old television turned welcome sign, check in, and concierge desk, made Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" inspired interior to truly come alive. Details of elegant gilded mirrors, historic chandeliers and indoor greenery transport guests back to the 1930s where sipping cocktails, fine dining and jazzing it up on the dance floor was the norm. Heidi and Frank’s innate authenticity and desire to recreate a European hotel escape allowed for their dream wedding to become reality.

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