As with any 200+ year town, Troy has seen its share of construction, demolition and revitalization.
While wedding couples may prefer picturesque landscapes and gardens surrounding old-world venues, which you can definitely find in the city, Troy also offers graffiti-lined alleys and busted brick buildings which juxtapose the wedding day finery beautifully. Step outside the elegant Franklin Plaza Ballroom, the former Manufacturers Bank of Troy from 1923, and you’ll find exactly this.
Photos taken on the streets of downtown Troy offer backdrops of historical banks and businesses, refurbished warehouses and revitalized restaurants and pubs. The ‘old is new’ adage is what many developers have proposed to planning boards in the hopes of drawing younger crowds to the city.
High school Seniors who favor urban vibes for their session love the Riverfront Park section of Troy. Brick and stone structures and buildings, in various stages of demolition and revitalization, offer diverse backdrops for posing. On the banks of the Hudson River, the winding walking paths lead you into historic neighborhoods filled with renovated brownstones or back to the city itself. Something for everyone, for sure.