March 15, 2019

Unique Upstate NY Wedding Venues

Unique Upstate NY Wedding Venues

Every couple I meet that is planning a wedding wants their event to be different and distinctive.  We are so fortunate that we have many unique Upstate NY wedding venues.  Whether you want something formal or rustic, this area has you covered!  Below are some of my favorite venues for an event that will wow your guests and show off your special style.

The Rustic Barn trend continues to be strong.

The Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm is a great location that also features some great amenities such as a full bridal suite for brides to get ready, a cabin for the guys to get ready in and–horses!

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Night shot at the Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm in Cambridge NY

Another great rustic barn is located at The Mansion.  This venue offers a Victorian Mansion, a tented deck and a rustic barn for versatility.  The food by Chef Rick is amazing!

Rustic Barn Venue Saratoga NY Fall Wedding Photo
This couple chose to do their after dinner dancing in the barn at the Mansion.

Museums can offer a unique and fun option.

The National Museum of Dance is located in Saratoga and is close to many great hotels and bed and breakfast inns.

National Museum of Dance Wedding Photo
The National Museum of Dance offers both indoor and tented options for your wedding.

The Auto Museum is fun, especially if you love cars!

Auto Museum Saratoga Wedding
Built in the New Deal Era, the front of the Auto Museum lends itself to dramatic night shots.

Boutique Hotels are a great option too.  You can go high Victorian at the Adelphi or super Modern at the Pavilion Grand Hotel.  You might also like the Bed and Breakfast option at Anne’s Washington Inn.

Saratoga Springs NY Adelphi Hotel Weddng Photo
The Adelphi Hotel is an iconic Saratoga Springs landmark that has been recently renovated.
Saratoga Springs NY Adelphi Hotel Wedding
Loved the Boater hat that MIchel wore in this picture–so appropriate for the Adelphi!
Pavilion Grand Hotel Engagement Pictures
The Pavilion Grand Hotel has a really distinctive and sophisticated vibe.
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Also at the Pavilion in their area upstairs–table by Fine Affairs.
Saratoga Springs NY Elopement Photo
Anne’s Washington Inn has an overlook that is stunning with those Adironack chairs.
Anne's Washington Inn Wedding Photos
Tented reception at Anne’s Washington Inn.  The grounds are ample, so tents are easily accommodated.
Snowy Winter Evening Elopement
One more from the Adelphi, because I love it! This was during a snow storm.

Ballroom weddings never go out of style.

The Saratoga Hilton can accomodate up to 2,000 guests with it’s 22 multi-function areas.  It is also a great option if you need to reserve a room block for your guests.

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The Saratoga Hilton in Downtown Saratoga is a great space.

Saratoga National features a great ballroom as well as a golf course with picturesque vistas.

Ballroom Wedding Reception Photo Saratoga National
Pipe and drape, colored lighting, votive candles and varying height centerpieces made this ballroom at Saratoga National look stunning.
Hall of Springs Wedding Photos
The Hall of Springs has very stately architecture in a park setting.

The Gideon Putnam is located in the State Park and features newly renovated hotel rooms next to a golf course and spas.

Wedding Photo Saratoga State Park
The Gideon Putnam is a landmark hotel located in the State Park that features a large ballroom. The outside is also great for photos.

The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls has been newly renovated and features an elegant ballroom, as well as hotel rooms for your guests.

Queensbury Hotel Ballroom Wedding Photo
The Queensbury Hotel ballroom is gorgeous with it’s original chandeliers. Up lighting was provided by Andy Pratt, a local DJ.
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Also at the Queensbury Hotel–the restaurant has wonderful light.

Victorian Mansions are a distinctive Saratoga area option.

Summer Wedding Mansion Saratoga
The Mansion in Saratoga is one of my favorite venues to photograph.
Victorian Mansion Wedding Photo
The Batcheller Mansion is a great Bed and Breakfast in Saratoga that will host your party for getting ready and overnight stays.

Restaurants and Wineries can be fun for smaller events.

Saratoga Springs Thirsty Owl Wedding Photo
The Thirsty Owl in Saratoga is a great place for a tasting event with wine pairings for your wedding.
Daley's on Yates Wedding Photo
Daley’s on Yates in Schenectady offers an industrial chic/Midcentury Modern venue for a small event.
The Berlin Troy NY Engagement Photo
The Berlin in Troy has a wonderful eclectic and modern vibe.
Same Sex Wedding at Saratoga Winery
The Saratoga Winery features a vintage firetruck that is great for photos.
Saratoga Winery Upstate NY Wedding Photos
Another wedding photo from the Saratoga Winery in the Cask Room.
Lake George Destination Wedding
The Lake George Boathouse Bed and Breakfast is also a great option.
Saratoga Lake Surprise Proposal Photo
The Nest on Saratoga Lake is also wonderful.

I am adding this video from a destination wedding at the Canoe Island Lodge.  Lake George is literally the most beautiful lake in the US and a fabulous place for a destination event.

Now that you have seen some of our wonderful Upstate NY Wedding Venue options, start planning!

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