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.
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!
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.