Some wonderful weddings venues in upstate New York...

The Mansion Inn is a short drive from Saratoga Springs in Rock City Falls and simply amazing for weddings. Annie is the event coordinator and she’s just brilliant along with all her team. Nothing slips through the cracks and everything is done right. Plus, if you like delicious flavors (and astonishing variety) with your food, you’re in for a real treat as Chef Rick could be working anywhere in the world in my opinion. That’s how good he is. Needless to say, many wonderful backdrops for pictures indoors and in the beautiful gardens. Simply first-class all the way. I highly recommend the Mansion Inn for ceremonies and receptions. Everything is exceptional. Annie’s contact email is or call her cell at (312) 203-8687.

Belhurst Castle is such a beautiful venue for weddings. Carmen is the wedding coordinator and she is like a ninja the way she handles everything. Simply amazing and all couples love her. Everything is always perfect and all the wedding staff work like a team to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. Incredible backdrops for pictures. Email Carmen at

Glenora Wine Cellars is absolutely lovely. Kathy and James run the show and are exceptional. They coordinate everything for couples and their families and do everything right. In fact, I feel this needs caps lock: THEY ARE BRILLIANT. Such a beautiful venue for pictures of course and a glass of heart-healthy vino. Kathy’s email is

The Lodge on Echo Lake The Lodge on Echo The Lodge is situated on the grounds of Camp Echo Lake and there is so much space. Even a sandy beach. Contact Ms. Kathy at or (518) 623-5599 for information. On a personal note, Kathy is amazing to work with and so passionate about making sure everything is perfect.

Mohawk River Country Club As country clubs go, MRCC has got it all and a beautiful setting for ceremonies and receptions. Ms. Deb is simply amazing to work with and will take care of everything. She always does. Nothing is left to chance. Contact Deb at or (518) 399-1920.

Hiland Park Country Club Beautiful setting and Ivan is the chap in charge. He is always on his game and will take wonderful care of you. You'll never be rushed and everything is done right. On a personal note, I had the pleasure of being Ivan's wedding photographer in December 2012 and can safely say his reception was the best party ever. Get in touch with Mr. Ivan at or (518) 793-2000.

Longfellows Inn Next door to Saratoga National, Longfellows has got wonderful options to make your wedding perfect. The wedding planners at Longfellows are super professional and friendly. Brenda and Gerri take care of everything from start to finish and are fabulous to work with. Not to mention they offer incredible value as venues go. Love Longfellows weddings. 

The Century House The CH hosted over 100 weddings last year and always a very personal and professional experience for couples. Call the wonderful Marge at (518) 785-0931 to discuss your wedding plans. On a personal note, I am extremely confident you'll be BEYOND delighted with all the staff. Phil is a smashing chap and takes care of couples on their day. A-plus all the way.

Beardslee Castle Built in 1860 as a replica of an Irish castle, Beardslee Castle is astonishing for ceremonies and receptions. On a personal note, I absolutely love BC as incredible for pictures. Not to mention, Lynn and Jennifer are two awesome wedding planners who are always hands on throughout each wedding making sure everything goes to plan. And, in case you're wondering, the castle is haunted. If I'd had my wits about me, I'd have picture evidence to prove it.

Lake George Steamboat Company Weddings could not get more romantic than aboard a classic steamboat, sailing on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains. I love weddings on Lake George and the 'Saint' is incredible as like stepping back in time with modern twists that will leave your guests amazed at everything. Make sure you ask for Toni when you call as she will take exceptional care of you and help make your dreams of a boat wedding on Lake George come to life. Plus, Captain Bill is the best. Email Ms Toni at or call (518) 668-5777, ext. 209.

Whiteface Club & Resort This is an incredible reception location very close to Lake Placid where everything is five-star. The food and service provided by Kristin Parker and her staff is beyond perfect. What impresses me so much was how positive, happy and helpful all the staff always are. Kristin is everywhere making sure nothing is left to chance. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend WCR for any couple looking for an elegant, classy wedding venue that is also relaxing, comfortable and so much more. For lots more information contact Kristin at (518) 523-2551 or email She is the best.

Franklin Plaza Ballroom The word amazing pops to mind as that's what Franklin Plaza delivers every wedding. They just make things perfect from start to finish. On a personal note, Michael, Joe, Greg and all the team are exceptional to work with at FPB and always go above and beyond to make sure couples are delighted. They are A-plus with everything. Not to mention, they have the ultimate backdrop when it comes to their roof/balcony/terrace. 

Birch Hill Catering A short drive from Albany is a massive destination venue where elegance and casual fun co-mingle. BH have two beautiful ballrooms and many outdoor spaces for ceremonies and pictures. On a personal note, all the staff are incredible to work with and beyond amazing at what they do. They really take care of everything. Bridget and Sarah are in charge of weddings and always such a delight to work with. Couples love them.

The Saratoga Hilton Three words: Broadway in Saratoga. Need I say anymore. You can get married and enjoy everything the Spa city has to offer during your wedding weekend. Amy Domurad takes care of everything for couples at the Hilton and is exceptionally talented. She will make your wedding day perfect from start to finish.

Jimbo's Club at The Point If you love the outdoors, the Adirondacks, great food and wine, amazing service, then look no further than Jimbo's on beautiful Brant Lake for an outstanding experience. Highly recommend you contact Sherie Alden as she will take care of everything for you and is such a delight to work with. Say hello to Sherie at

River Stone Manor RSM is right on the river and is an all-inclusive property with so many choices for everything. Plus, Skip and Renee are simply outstanding and do everything possible to make sure every wedding is perfect for couples.

Albany Country Club When it comes to country clubs, ACC is a great option for weddings. You’ll be absolutely delighted with Kim Asperance who runs the show as she is fabulous at everything. Everything is done right.

Best Western Albany Airpot Inn Surprise. Yes, you likely didn't think the BW would be on this list of recommended venue. Don't rule it out as everything is astonishingly good. Plus, the prince point a hug selling point for many couples. Stacie the wedding planner is wonderful and really loves her job. The BW ballroom is amazing for wedding pictures.

The Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs I love Congress Park for pictures and the HI is next door. How perfect is that. Julie who handles weddings is absolutely incredible too. She always makes sure couples are delighted and is very hands-on so nothing is left to chance.

Wolferts Roost Country Club Another smashing country club option definitely worth checking out. The roost has got it and a very impressive ballroom to boot. 

The Altamont Manor The Altamont Manor, is a beautiful Victorian home that offers the perfect setting for intimate weddings. Lovely English gardens with roses everywhere. Plus, Harvey is absolutely wonderful as your host.

The Stockade Inn The SI has a lovely ballroom for up to 125 guests and elegant overnight rooms for your guests, and attention to detail from start to finish. Jeffrey and all the staff really are exceptional and go above and beyond to delight couples. Nothing is too much trouble and everything is done right. Not to mention, the ambiance and atmosphere is elegant and classy, but also very relaxed and comfortable. You will never be rushed.

Hart's Hill Inn Whether it's a small reception of 50 or a large gathering of 500, HHI delivers to make every wedding perfect. Barbara is the smiling face that handles everything.

Glen Sanders Mansion Exceptional with everything. Maria their wedding planner is amazing to work with. She is a legend in the wedding industry and for good reason. Doesn't get much better than a Mansion ceremony and reception.

The Queensbury Hotel A full-service 125-room hotel that just went under a massive renovation. Evelyn is the sales manager and such a delight to work with. Plus, spectacular options for pictures with their amazing lobby and Glens Falls city park right next door.

Gideon Putnam Resort Located next to the Hall of Spring in Saratoga Sate Park, the Gideon is five-star. All their wedding staff handle everything for couples. They are wonderful, super-professional and have tremendous experience. Amazing for pictures.

The Sagamore Resort I love Sagamore weddings and really luck out as get to visit often. All the wedding staff go above and beyond to delight each couple and their families. Nothing is left to chance. Needless to say, a spectacular location for pictures with Lake George and the beautiful Adirondacks all around.

Saratoga National Golf Club I could go into lengthy detail and give you a wealth of information, but no need. Let me just say AMAZING WEDDING VENUE. Andrea is the outstanding wedding planner at SNGC.

Fort William Henry When it comes to lake George wedding venue it doesn't get much better the FWH. A spectacular location for outdoor ceremonies (and pictures) as spectacular views of Lake George and the Adirondacks. Simply gorgeous. Plus, Dawn Bennett, their full-time wedding coordinator, is always hands on and such a delight to work with. Absolutely first-class all the way.

The Desmond Hotel The Desmond is one-of-a-kind hotel and wedding venue. Completely different to any other. You will be beyond delighted with Connie who has an amazing ability to handle everything and always be smiling throughout. Incredibly professional and helpful from start to finish.

The Appel Inn The Gathering Space (that's the name of their ballroom) provides a beautiful choice for weddings. Plus, wonderful privacy too.