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Tie the Knot in ’Toga Official Event Program

DISCOVERSARATOGA.ORG Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau | Saratoga County, NY

CHOOSE SARATOGA, NEW YORK FOR YOUR WEDDING! Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau can assist you with your wedding needs by providing many resources and advice. For a personal site tour email, 518-584-1531

Perfect from Start to Finish

Say ‘I DO’ in Saratoga


hether you are from around the corner or around the globe, we are honored that you are considering Saratoga for your wedding. As one of the headlines in this guide reads, “Saratoga is a Hot Destination for Cool Weddings”. Wow, is that an understatement! As you’ll see in this year’s Discover Saratoga Weddings Destination Guide, Saratoga is exploding as the destination of choice for the most discerning couples. Nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks and only a three hour drive from NYC, Boston and Montreal, Saratoga offers the year round amenities and charm of the quintessential wedding retreat but with the splash and sophistication of a big-city downtown. Speaking of downtowns, ours has been recognized by Travel & Leisure, Yahoo, and Esquire (among others) as one of America’s best! This guide has been created to help you easily navigate through all of what Saratoga has to offer. Of course, you can also find additional, up to the minute information at If you have any questions at all or would like to schedule a personal site tour, please don’t hesitate to call us. We here at the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau are ready to assist you and make your wedding Perfect from Start to Finish! Sincerely, Todd Garofano, President of the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau 60 Railroad Place, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | 518.584.1531 | Cover photo by Rob Spring Photography | Above photo by Mainframe Photography

Join the Growing Group of Couples Enjoying


Saratoga Weddings

aratoga Springs is the perfect wedding destination — elegant, classic, and picturesque Saratoga is a year-round destination and boasts a large and eclectic list of upscale Saratoga Springs hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts that offer superior wedding venues in a dynamic Victorian City setting. In addition to our great wedding halls, Saratoga Springs is nationally recognized as one of America’s great destination locations, with attractions including naturally carbonated mineral spas, harness racing and polo, golf courses around the county, restaurants and historic museums.

Facts about Saratoga Springs: n




 aratoga is within a 3 1/2 hour drive of 75 million people, and within a days drive of half of S the countries population! We are served by the Albany International Airport, located about a 25 minute drive from Saratoga Springs. A conveniently located Amtrak station is approximately 1 .5 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs. Saratoga is a safe, walking city—plenty of free parking means you can park your car and easily get from place to place on foot if you wish.


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Few cities can provide such amazing diversity of magnificent historical venues, picturesque natural landscapes and a great downtown nightlife. Saratoga is the perfect wedding destination. We see at least 30% of our couples booking their wedding in Saratoga area from outside the local market; many travel from New York City or Boston, but a growing number are flying in from all over the nation.”

2 5 minutes to scenic Lake George 30 minutes to the New York State Capitol in Albany 1 hour to the Green Mountains of Vermont 20 minutes to the Adirondack Mountains of New York State Two scenic hours to the Olympic Village, Lake Placid. Montreal within 3 hours drive

— Dave Bigler, Dave Bigler Wedding Photos & Films


 e have over 40 member hotels, inns, W B&Bs and motels offering a variety of styles, types and competitive rate ranges. Together these properties offer 1,900 rooms within our city limits, and 3,500 within the county. Saratoga offers over 90 restaurants in the downtown area, as well as countless shops, boutiques and galleries. Saratoga boasts several museums and historical parks, including the National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame and the Saratoga National Historic Park, known as the turning point of the Revolutionary War.

Saratoga Springs NY is one of the most accessible resort destinations you’ll find anywhere n n n


3 exits off I-87 (Adirondack Northway: Exits 13, 14 & 15), near I-90  ithin 3 hours drive of New York City and Boston W Only 30 minutes from the Albany International Airport, served by several major airlines (that’s as close as most major cities are to their own airport!) 40 minutes to the Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, one of the busiest in the Country, with additional service to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station

Photo by: Dave Bigler Wedding Photo and Films


What makes

Saratoga Springs, NY so special?


t’s no surprise that Saratoga Springs NY has received the award for “Great American Main Street.” Our downtown area is a safe pedestrian environment with many eye-catching sites to keep you and your guests busy all day. There are Saratoga events for everyone – including, of course, America’s oldest and most popular thoroughbred racecourse. The racetrack season is in the summer, attracting thousands of people to this historic event. Discover the Saratoga attractions and entertainment that make this region so popular – if you’re an outdoor adventurer, nearby Saratoga Lake.

Anything special we should see? Saratoga Springs is nationally recognized as one of America’s great destination locations, with attractions including naturally carbonated mineral spas, harness racing and polo, 15 golf courses around the county, and 10 historic museums. Dine at one of the 102 restaurants or shop ’til you drop at the many downtown boutiques. Visit the Beekman Street Arts District in downtown Saratoga, recognized for the mix of art galleries and local artists, unique boutiques, restaurants and much more.

Dog Friendly? Many businesses and restaurants in Saratoga Springs have this cute little decal near their entrance. When you see it, you know that you and your well-behaved dog are welcome inside.

What’s the weather like in Saratoga Springs?

Beautiful! With four distinct and captivating seasons, visitors enjoy the very best that each as to offer. From the warmth and sunshine of summer, through the comfortable autumn weather and stunning colors, into winter where a gorgeous blanket of snow is not only beautiful, but fun for winter enthusiasts. Springtime in Saratoga offers gorgeous weather, beautifully green countryside and colorful flowers blooming everywhere.

What about restaurants?

There are more restaurants in Saratoga Springs per capita than any place in the United States. Coffee houses, French bistros, Jazz clubs, classic American cuisine, Italian, Mexican, Indian, sports bars, seafood and steakhouses are just a sampling of over one hundred popular restaurants and night spots in the Saratoga area.

What type of hotels?

You’ll find a wide range of Saratoga hotel properties to accommodate your style and budget. From Bed & Breakfasts and Inns, Hotel and Motels, to Campgrounds and Rentals, the city of Saratoga Springs has over 30 lodging properties, not including nearby cities such as Ballston Spa, Malta, Glens Falls and more. In Saratoga City limits, there are over 1,900 hotel rooms, and over 3,500 hotel rooms including Saratoga and surrounding areas.

What about kids?

In addition to the incredibly historic sites and activities in and around Saratoga Springs, there are plenty of places for good old-fashioned fun. Six Flags Great Escape Fun park in nearby Lake George offers every theme park ride, treat, and entertainment imaginable.

Where can you park?

Saratoga is a bustling city with a steady stream of visitors and locals driving downtown to experience the best dining, shopping, and events. Thankfully, parking is conveniently located throughout downtown Saratoga. Here you will find the parking garages, parking lots and street parking options.

We create the space. You create the memories.

Offering traditional, clear top and sailcloth tents, luxury bathroom trailers and everything from rustic to traditional accessories to make your event unique.

Complimentary Wedding services provided by the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau include:


aratoga County offers beautiful wedding facilities in a historic, charming Upstate New York location famous for the Saratoga Race Course, horses, mineral springs, and great restaurants and shopping. The Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau can assist you with your Saratoga wedding by providing many wedding resources and offering helpful advice. From helpful wedding planning articles, to blog posts by area wedding service providers, a calendar of Saratoga regional events and bridal shows, a comprehensive list of vendors including reception halls, hotels, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, invitation designers, tuxedo rentals, bridal shops, jewelers, and more, covers it all. n  Private Site Tours of Saratoga n  Introductions to Wedding Vendors n  Recommendations of top Venues n  Assist with Hotel Room Blocks n  Providing Transportation Options n  A wedding box featuring local Saratoga items n  10% off discount coupon and map for hotel guests in Saratoga, valid to use at over 100 businesses If you are interested in a personal site tour of Saratoga Springs, NY, please contact Kayla at, 518-584-1531

Rental facilities available for wedding receptions, ceremonies and rehearsal dinners. We can accommodate groups from 5 to 400. For more information, please call:

(518) 584-0400 ext. 101 saratoga-weddings

Our Reception packages include:

Lavish Hors d’oeuvres & Exquisite Entrees Open Bar Packages & Champagne Toast Beautiful Custom Wedding Cake Tax & Service Charge Inclusive Pricing Complimentary overnight room for the bride and groom Discounted Hotel Room Rates for guests

Ask about on-site ceremony & reception packages Preferred caterer at Canfield Casino, National Museum of Dance, National Museum of Racing, Saratoga Auto Museum, Saratoga Springs City Center and more...

Let us cater to you!


232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | | (518) 584-4550

Annual Events SARATOGA


Annual Frost Faire Hattie’s Annual Mardi Gras Party Tie the Knot in ‘Toga Wedding Event Capital Region’s Premier Bridal Show Alpin Hau RV Show and Sale


Winterfest Chowderfest The Flurry Festival of Dance & Music Saratoga Beer Week Saratoga Frozen Springs Classic Pond Hockey Tournament Bartender’s Ball Longfellows Wedding Show Empire Spring Wedding Show


Saratoga Home & Lifestyle Show Adirondack Sports & Fitness Summer Expo 101.3 The Jockey Restaurant Week


Saratoga Invitational Rowing Regatta Woodworkers Showcase Saratoga Tattoo Expo Night at the Brewseum


Saratoga Brewfest Saratoga Springs Horse Show NYS Rowing Regatta Saratoga Automobile Museum’s Spring Auto Show & Family Fun Day Saratoga Farmer’s Market Historic Homes Tour SPAC’s 5K Rock & Run


Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival Jazz Festival at SPAC Sundae on the Farm Skidmore Classic Horse Show II Opera Saratoga Gala


All American Celebration Firecracker 4 race Opening of Saratoga Polo New York City Ballet at SPAC Saratoga County Fair Secret Garden Tour Opening of the Saratoga Race Course Saratoga Uncorked The Chip Festival Hats Off Festival


Equestricon Saratoga Race Course Fasig Tipton Horse Sales Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC Travers Festival The Saratoga Chamber Music Festival Adirondack Circuit Dog Show


Oktobeerfest Final Stretch Weekend

Saratoga Wine & Food Festival at SPAC Concours d’Elegance Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival Showcase of Homes Yaddo Garden Ghost Tours Saratoga Harvest Festival Antique Truck & Tractor Show Tail of the Fish Rowing Regatta


Head of the Fish Regatta Saratoga International Flavorfeast Ragnar Relay Adirondacks Saratoga DBA Fall Festival Yaddo Garden Ghost Tours Saratoga Scare Fair Great Pumpkin Challenge Fasig Tipton’s Saratoga Fall Horse Sales


Catholic Charities Festival of Trees Black Friday Saratoga Saratoga Holiday Craft Fair Only the Best Bridal Show Chris Dailey Turkey Trot


Catholic Charities Festival of Trees Saratoga County Winter Restaurant Week Saratoga First Night and 5K Run Victorian Streetwalk

CELEBR ATION OF A LIFETIME. DOWNTOWN DESTINATION. The Saratoga Hilton provides the only full-service wedding experience, on Broadway, in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs. Our dedicated wedding professionals work with you to bring your unique tastes and personality to life. We accommodate your every need from wedding receptions, room reservations, menu planning and decor, to create your unforgettable day. Start planning your dream wedding now. Call 518 693 1004 or visit 534 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 ©2017 Hilton Worldwide

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Tie the Knot I N ’ TO G A

Destination Wedding Weekend Event January 27-28, 2017 | Saratoga Springs, NY

“A unique, interactive wedding event experience!” Saratoga Springs, New York is nationally recognized as one of America’s great destination locations, with attractions including naturally carbonated mineral spas, thoroughbred & harness racing, polo, challenging & picturesque golf courses, a vibrant & walkable downtown with an amazing variety of restaurants, shops & galleries and beautiful regional & national museums. The Spa City boasts a large and eclectic list of upscale hotels, inns, and bed & breakfasts that offer superior wedding venues in a dynamic Victorian City setting. This is an opportunity to understand all the resources and services the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau can provide for your wedding, most of which are complimentary. SPONSORS:

Tie the Knot Schedule: Friday, January 27 n

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 rrive/Stay overnight at one of Saratoga’s finest hotels. Enjoy the safe, walkable A and award-winning downtown. Exclusive kick off event at the Visitor Center for out-of-town guests only! The event features hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a ‘passport’ for the downtown bars & restaurants w/drink & food specials, a 10% discount card to participating establishments, DJ entertainment, swag bags with the official program/magazine.

Saturday, January 28

 offee and breakfast at The Saratoga Springs City Center C Guest celebrity industry speaker, AllSeated n  Shuttles will bring groups to featured wedding venues around Saratoga. n  The Venues: Hall of Springs, National Museum of Dance, Saratoga National Golf Club, Salt & Char, The Lodge, The Mansion Inn and Universal Preservation Hall n  At each venue, you will witness a variety of creative wedding vignettes along with samples of food and drink tastings. n  Each vignette includes a Florist, Music Entertainment, Wedding Planner, Photo/Video, Decorator, Caterer, etc. There will be a couple’s choice contest in which guests will vote on their favorite team and a prize granted to the winners! n  Evening “What’s Hot” Reception at The Saratoga Springs City Center including local consumable fashion pop-up boutiques, free drink tastings and heavy hors d’oeuvres from local caterers, live music entertainment from Silver Arrow Band and DJ Trumastr! n n

“What’s Hot” Reception Pop-Up Boutiques: Lily Saratoga · A New England Nanny · Angela’s Bridal · Saratoga Olive Oil Company The Savory Pantry · We Do Fondue · Frivolous · Lola Boutique CATERERS: Birch Hill Catering · The Mansion Inn · Longfellows · Hattie’s Restaurant Mazzone Hospitality · The Bread Basket · Old Daley Catering

Swag Bags for overnight and tour guests are sponsored by Angela’s Bridal Photo by: Dave Bigler Wedding Photo and Films


Salt and Char A

private dining room adjacent to our wine cellar can be booked for parties up to 10 guests. The South Dining Room can also accommodate parties from 11 and enjoy complete privacy for parties from 25 to 35 guests. Additionally, we welcome larger groups and private events for up to 80 guests in our elegant catering venue located above the restaurant. Free parking is available on Broadway and local side streets as well as in the nearby public parking garage a few minutes away. Complimentary parking for vehicles displaying a handicap tag or license plate is available adjacent to the rear entrance of the restaurant on Washington Street.


353 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | 518.450.7500 |


Saratoga National I

magine your wedding at Saratoga National, a unique jewel in this city renowned for stunning architecture and world-famous horse racing. Welcomed by an over-sized foyer elegantly appointed with rich woodwork. Outside, guests can relax on the covered veranda and patio terrace amid fire pits and an infinity pool. For local couples, or brides and grooms from out of town looking for a unique destination, Saratoga National is the perfect place to exchange vows and create memories. Saratoga National has earned a reputation for creative cuisine and impeccable service working in collaboration with Mazzone Hospitality, the region’s leading, award-winning caterer.

Vendors in Attendance PLANNER:

Wendy Lawrence Wedding Events DECORATOR:

Total Events CATERER:

Prime at Saratoga National FLORIST:

Samantha Nass Floral Design PHOTOGRAPHY:

The Harris Company ENTERTAINMENT

Silver Arrow Trio Band BRIDAL BOUTIQUE:



JAN. 27-28, 2017

Angela’s Bridal Saratoga Photo Booth

458 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | 518.583.4653 |


The National Museum of Dance T

he National Museum of Dance is the perfect setting for your wedding. Situated in the beautiful Saratoga Spa State Park, the Museum offers a private, charming, and scenic location with easy access and ample parking for all your guests. Our inviting front porch, overlooking the spacious front lawn and seasonal gardens, beckons your guests, while the museum offers three unique spaces for your special day. The foyer, with its crystal chandeliers and marble floors, provides an atmosphere of classic sophistication and opens onto a private outdoor courtyard, perfect for ceremonies and tents for larger weddings. A private gallery offers light ambiance and is frequently used for cocktails before a sit down dinner.

Vendors in Attendance PLANNER:

Inspired Occasions Weddings & Events DECORATOR:

Total Events CATERER:

Longfellows FLORIST:

Surroundings Floral Studio ENTERTAINMENT:

Karlinda Caldicott, Harpist BRIDAL BOUTIQUE:



JAN. 27-28, 2017

Lily Saratoga Saratoga Photo Booth

99 S. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | 518.584.2225 |


Hall of Springs T

he Hall of Springs is a historical, world renowned venue in Saratoga Springs, NY. Located on the Saratoga Performing Arts Center grounds. Our award-winning service is first and foremost and attention to detail is second to none. When it comes to tying the knot, we make it our mission to understand your vision and are excited to bring your wedding dreams to life. Whether hosting a wedding reception or the entire ceremony, our beautifully adorned ballroom can accommodate your every wish. Our wedding packages are some of the most magnificent in the Capital Region and can be customized for every budget.

Vendors in Attendance DECORATOR:

Total Events CATERER:

Mazzone Hospitality ENTERTAINMENT:

The Music Man Entertainment FLORIST:

Dehn’s Flowers and Gifts PHOTOGRAPHY:

Dave Bigler Photo & Films



JAN. 27-28, 2017

Angela’s Bridal

108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | 518.583.3003 |


The Mansion Inn A

National Historic Register Property, the historic Mansion Inn is a circa 1866 Victorian mansion located just 7 miles west of the center of Saratoga Springs. The stunning estate sits on four acres complete with ponds, lavish gardens, a festive carriage house and the largest outside event deck in the area. Events inside the romantic mansion are held in the sumptuous public rooms tastefully decorated to take you and your guests back to a different time. Those staying overnight will climb into the massive period beds found in the eight bedroom suites, all with private baths.

Vendors in Attendance CATERER:

The Mansion Inn OFFICIANT:


Lily Saratoga FLORIST:

Simply Sidney Floral Design


801 Route 29, Rock City Falls, NY 12863-1204 | 518.885.1607 |


The Lodge


he Lodge is a private event venue perfect for weddings and rehearsal dinners. Offering elegant décor and an intimate atmosphere, The Lodge is the ideal setting to host your dream wedding. Our staff will help you plan your special day to perfection. Nestled on the corner of Nelson and Crescent Avenues, The Lodge provides guests with a true Saratoga experience. The Lodge features beautifully inlaid cedar walls, oak and pecan floors, and picturesque outdoor landscaping. Parties, weddings and events can be hosted inside, and large celebrations can be held in our outdoor tented area. The Lodge can accommodate 120 guests inside and 200 guests in the tented outdoor space.

Vendors in Attendance PLANNER:

Planner: On The Go Concierge & Events CATERER:

Saratoga Casino Hotel FLORIST:


Spa City Duo


1 Nelson Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | 518.584.5635 |


Universal Preservation Hall L

ocated in the heart of Saratoga Springs, the historic Universal Preservation Hall, built in 1871, lends itself to be customized for your special day. The upstairs Great Hall provides an exquisite atmosphere that will make you and your guests feel like royalty. The cathedral ceilings and stained glass windows enhance the atmosphere, creating a simply elegant and timeless setting. With seating for up to 300, your guests will be awed by the striking architecture featuring a 45-foot cathedral ceiling and Tiffany-inspired, stained glass windows. The wrap-around balcony and hand-carved details exude the character of this unforgettable space.

Vendors in Attendance CATERER:

Hattie’s Restaurant


25 Washington St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 | 518.584.2627 |

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The perfect choice for your guests to stay

The friendly staff at the Hilton Garden Inn is truly dedicated to offering superior customer service to you and your wedding guests. Located within walking distance to the National Museum of Dance, a short drive from the Hall of Springs and a half mile from downtown Saratoga Springs. Special Wedding Group Block Rates & Package Available Spacious and Inviting Lobby, Restaurant, & Bar 112 Newly Renovated Guests Rooms Private Room for Wedding Breakfasts

Hilton Garden Inn Saratoga Springs

125 South Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 Contact our Sales Department for more information Phone 518.587.1500

Your Dream...Our Passion

For bridal hair as unique as your love for each other, let our experienced staff help you create beautiful memories.

• Precision Hair Design • Dimensional Coloring • Creative Formal Styling • Facial Waxing

513 Dunning Street Malta, NY 12020


Wishing Well 1823 Farmhouse

Rehearsal Dinners and more. Accommodating 20-120 guests.

The Wishing Well Restaurant | 745 Saratoga Road, Wilton, New York 12831 Reservations: 518-584-7640 |


The Brook Tavern 139 Union ave, SaraToga SpringS reServaTionS: 518-871-1473

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YOUR STORY IS... LIKE NO OTHER Your story. Your event. Your day. It should be as unique as you are. For sophistication and refined elegance, look no further than Pavilion Grand Hotel, the perfect Boutique Hotel. Exchange vows on a private rooftop garden with sweeping views in the heart of historic Downtown Saratoga Springs. Relax with guests under a starry night for your rehearsal dinner and create lasting memories as you cozy up next to the fire pit on the rooftop event space. Everything you need is available to you to make your special moment last. Pavilion Grand Hotel’s lifestyle approach to entertaining with apartment style hotel suites, ideal location to all that Saratoga has to offer and our promise to deliver exceptional guest experiences has made our hotel the most desired venue in downtown Saratoga Springs. Offering an on site, chic restaurant, full array of catering and in suite dining, full spa and more for your guests with a personal touch and the utmost attention to detail, that is our trademark... Begin your story at the Pavilion Grand Hotel.


Bringing Your Saratoga Dream Wedding To Life Reopening in Spring 2017, The Adelphi Hotel blends old world grace and iconic Victorian grandeur with modern comforts and touches to create an elegant and memorable hospitality experience. The historic boutique hotel honors the distinct style and sophistication of Saratoga Springs, while delivering the first class service and amenities of a luxury hotel. The Adelphi Hotel will feature 32 beautifully appointed suite accommodations and an abundance of spaces for large social gatherings or intimate engagements, making this historic boutique hotel the perfect wedding destination. From the famed Adelphi Gardens to the stunning Grand Ballroom, each space can be tailored to create your dream wedding. The Adelphi Hotel’s dining program, including Salt & Char restaurant, adds the ultimate culinary experience. For more information, please contact

353 Broadway, Saratoga Springs 518.450.7500

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