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Note: I also posted this to "The Gideon Putnam Resort" page but wanted to be sure more brides could find it as there are 2 pages. Original review: We chose The Gideon Putnam for a few reasons; first, we had a tree themed wedding and they are in the park right off of the Avenue of the Pines. The grounds made for BEAUTIFUL photos. Second, I grew up in Saratoga and it doesn't get more Saratogian than getting married right next to the Hall of Springs, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the National Museum of Dance and in the park. After meeting with Kathy Fribourg, the events manager, we discovered that for the amount of people we were expecting, the prices couldn't be beat compared to other locations we had looked at. We really believe in booking a venue that takes care of as much as possible to decrease the stress. All we had to hire out for was the usual: photographer, videographer, DJ, cake and florist. Kathy is SO sweet, she answered all of my emails and dealt with my Momzilla like a pro. She even had Giddy P, the giant stuffed bear dressed like a jockey that is in the lobby, placed at our ceremony because I had mentioned how adorable he was. Giddy P was a HUGE hit at our wedding and even made it into the reception. We had a GREAT time and everything was beautiful. We have been getting so many compliments and it's only a week after our wedding.

5.0/5.0
Elizabeth, Wedding Date: 09/15/2012

About

Engaged in Saratoga since 1935.

Nestled in the southernmost foothills of the state’s Adirondack Region, Saratoga Spa State Park and The Gideon Putnam offer Upstate New York destination weddings that are close to home, yet miles from the ordinary.

Surrounded by 2,300 acres of lush, natural beauty, the resort provides guests with the opportunity to get away from it all – and enjoy Mother Nature’s bounty – in each and every season. Winter, spring, summer or fall – the perfect time to plan a wedding at The Gideon Putnam is now.

Located just 45 minutes from Albany, NY and less than 4 hours from Manhattan and Boston, The Gideon Putnam not only welcomes guests from around the world, but offers those nearby an unforgettable, and easily accessible, option for your perfect unforgetable day.

At The Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs weddings become unforgettable celebrations. Surrounded by friends, family and the rich, historic beauty of the Saratoga Spa State Park, you can say “I do”. From a simple ceremony to a wedding with hundreds of guests, our Saratoga Springs wedding professionals and idyllic surroundings can help make your big day even more beautiful.

For more information or to begin planning your Saratoga Springs Gideon Putnam wedding, please call our Wedding Coordinators at 866-909-2545.

Details

Venue Type
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel
Capacity
240
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
240
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
Rehearsal Dinner Location - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Sweet 16s

15 Reviews

4.6/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
Courtney , Wedding Date: 09/29/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The Gideon Putnam was a great place to have our wedding. Jennifer McVay and the banquet manager Sandy went above and beyond our expectations. The food is fabulous! My husband and I are so glad we picked The Gideon Putnam to celebrate our big day!

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue

5.0/5.0
User4792378, Wedding Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Sandy Makis and her team were awesome! The Gideon was so beautiful and romantic and fun. I can not say enough how wonderful it was to get married at the Gideon. They were so easy to work with and willing to help and do anything I needed. I can't wait to go back for our anniversary! Seriously happy bride!

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue
The Gideon Putnam responded with the following comments:
Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. We look forward to having you back to celebrate your anniversary.

5.0/5.0
Heather, Wedding Date: 09/12/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

The process was wonderful! We worked with Rob Sgarlata who made decision making easy by being prompt and knowledgable. Two days before the wedding we met with Rob and Dayle (Food and Beverage Manager) to iron out the details. We were immediately put at ease with the thoroughness of this meeting. We had our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner at GP, and the service and food were great. We had the same server both nights and she was great (Anna). I spent the night at the hotel with my matron of honor and a bridesmaid. The room was large enough for all of us to get ready, and hotel staff didn't batt an eye when we asked for two chairs with chair covers (so that we could pre-tie sashes to put on the chairs at the reception. The ceremony and reception went perfectly. The serving staff were great, food was great, presentation was great. Dayle checked in frequently to make sure we didn't need anything. We are so happy with the day, our guests raved about how smoothly the event went. What a great day it was, and we can't thank the staff at GP enough!

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue
The Gideon Putnam responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Heather. It was a pleasure planning the wedding with you and Stephen. We wish you all the best!

5.0/5.0
Elizabeth, Wedding Date: 09/15/2012
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Note: I also posted this to "The Gideon Putnam Resort" page but wanted to be sure more brides could find it as there are 2 pages. Original review: We chose The Gideon Putnam for a few reasons; first, we had a tree themed wedding and they are in the park right off of the Avenue of the Pines. The grounds made for BEAUTIFUL photos. Second, I grew up in Saratoga and it doesn't get more Saratogian than getting married right next to the Hall of Springs, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, the National Museum of Dance and in the park. After meeting with Kathy Fribourg, the events manager, we discovered that for the amount of people we were expecting, the prices couldn't be beat compared to other locations we had looked at. We really believe in booking a venue that takes care of as much as possible to decrease the stress. All we had to hire out for was the usual: photographer, videographer, DJ, cake and florist. Kathy is SO sweet, she answered all of my emails and dealt with my Momzilla like a pro. She even had Giddy P, the giant stuffed bear dressed like a jockey that is in the lobby, placed at our ceremony because I had mentioned how adorable he was. Giddy P was a HUGE hit at our wedding and even made it into the reception. We had a GREAT time and everything was beautiful. We have been getting so many compliments and it's only a week after our wedding.

Services Used: Catering, Event Venue

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