Why You Should Plan a Destination Wedding in Saratoga

It shouldn’t take much convincing to plan a wedding in Saratoga. From the rich history to the beautiful scenery, it makes for the perfect place for a wedding and a honeymoon throughout the year! Whether you’re planning a small, intimate celebration or looking for a charming place to elope, check out Saratoga during every season:

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Winter
While winter weddings may be cold, a snowy Saratoga makes for a beautiful backdrop for a ceremony or reception. There’s nothing like cozying up to a fireplace in one of the many romantic inns in Spa City. Feeling extra festive? The holiday season in Saratoga is the perfect time of the year to get married. From taking in all of the beautiful decorations on Broadway to the fun activities such as the Victorian Streetwalk, the options are endless.  You can also plan New Year’s Eve nuptials, then hit the town for Saratoga First Night with your wedding party and your new husband or wife.

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Spring

Enjoy the greenery of Saratoga during the spring. In addition to blossoms blooming, it’s the perfect season weather-wise to tie the knot (not too hot, not too cold!) There are several beautiful outdoor spots to plan an intimate ceremony surrounded by nature including the flower-filled Congress Park. If flowers aren’t your fancy, take advantage of the beautiful trees and greenery in Saratoga Spa State Park. Spring also brings one of every Saratogian’s favorite parts of the year: Patio season! Take in all downtown Saratoga has to offer and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many romantic patios on Broadway such as Boca Bistro or The Wine Bar.

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Summer
There is nothing like summer in Saratoga Springs! In addition to the bustling crowds and the always lively Saratoga Race Course, the energy throughout the city is incredible throughout July and August. Book a stay (and your wedding!) at one of the many historic inns where you can relax on the front porch with your family and friends and take in all the area has to offer. In addition to the horse races, summer is also the season for galas in Spa City. What better way to celebrate tying the knot than by attending a glamorous party at the height of the social season? If you’re looking for a fun way to wrap up the weekend, bring your wedding party to the track on Sunday and spend the day betting on races & exploring the historic Race Course.

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Fall
Can you say foliage? The Saratoga region is known for its changing leaves during the fall season and visitors travel from all over the Northeast to “leaf peep.” In addition to nature providing a colorful backdrop for pictures, the weather during the fall is optimal in Saratoga, as well. While outdoor weddings during the summer can sometimes be sticky and humid, an outdoor ceremony during the fall season can ensure that the heat won’t bother your guests. If you’re a couple who loves the outdoors, take advantage of the scenery at this time of year by hiking in Saratoga and the nearby Adirondacks.

Check out this list of unique venues and bed & breakfasts in Saratoga and start planning today!

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