Saratoga Wedding Shower, Rehearsal Dinner & Brunch Venues

The Saratoga area offers a variety of great restaurants, ballrooms and venues that are perfect for hosting large or small wedding showers and rehearsal dinners, as well as a post-wedding brunch for family and out-of-town guests. So what’s the tradition for each wedding couple? The maid of honor and/or bridesmaids typically throw a wedding shower for the bride, but it can also be aunts, co-workers, the groom’s family — really anyone who wants to help plan this special occasion for the bride. It can range from tea and dessert in a room at a hotel to a sit-down luncheon or buffet at a restaurant. The size of the guest list and budget will help you choose from the Saratoga locations below, as well as menu options.

The rehearsal dinner is often organized by the groom’s family, but it can also be hosted by both sets of parents or the bride and groom. If the dinner is in Saratoga, it could make sense for whoever is local or knows the area best to host it. The dinner is a great way for two families to mingle in a relaxed setting, as well as a fun celebration with your wedding attendants prior to the big event! It can range from pizza and beer to a formal banquet or garden party. It all depends on the budget, number of guests and what the host envisions.

Wedding brunches are most often paid for by the bride’s family, but can be hosted by the newlyweds as well! These are usually smaller, more intimate affairs for family, wedding attendants and close friends, especially those who are out-of-town guests. Choose a location that is near the wedding guests’ accommodations. This can be a space within your wedding reception venue, or nearby.

Browse the list of venues below to find the right one for your Saratoga rehearsal dinner, wedding shower or post-wedding brunch.

Wishing Well Restaurant
Wishing Well Restaurant
Gansevoort, NY

A Saratoga Springs restaurant since 1936, The Wishing Well is located in the foothills of The Adirondacks and offers a unique setting and best-of-class food and service.

wedding in barn
The Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room
Saratoga Springs, NY
Have the rustic, elegant wedding of your dreams!

The rustic nature of the Adirondacks and the sophistication of Saratoga Springs come together for the ultimate wedding and event venue at the Saratoga Winery & Tasting Room. Enjoy the best of both worlds for your special day!

tables set up for a wedding with white linens and tablecloths
Holiday Inn Resort at Lake George
Lake George, NY
The Perfect Place for Your Perfect Wedding

The Holiday Inn Resort at Lake George has decades of experience putting together the most memorable weddings imaginable. The resort's charming ballroom, the Prospect Room, offers 2,500 square feet of space that accommodates up to 150 people.

outside of longfellows as the sun is setting
Longfellows Hotel & Conference Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Catering to your every need

This beautiful Saratoga Springs resort is attached to a wonderful gourmet restaurant. Located near the racetrack, the resort is a short driving distance from town, with amazing suites! Discover excellent food, great wine list and wonderful ambiance!

Inn at Saratoga- Private Events & Meetings
Inn at Saratoga- Private Events & Meetings
Saratoga Springs, NY
Special Events & Meetings

A boutique, historic hotel with event facilities, package and menu options to suit your needs and budget.

restaurant tables decorated for a party
Farmers Hardware
Saratoga Springs, NY
Brunch hall and private event space centrally located in downtown Saratoga.

Centrally located in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY, Farmers Hardware is a brunch hall and private event space. With the ability to host intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers, this is an ideal place for your next special event.

Saratoga City Tavern
Saratoga Springs, NY

Our downtown Saratoga Springs location, quaint atmosphere and incredible food and beverage options make us an easy choice for wedding rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers and more.

Olde Bryan Inn
Saratoga Springs, NY

Come discover why our casual dining venue in Saratoga Springs is so popular among locals and visitors alike. Affordable, excellent food and a great atmosphere make The Olde Bryan Inn the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely lunch or romantic dinner.

Chez Pierre
Gansevoort, NY

Experience the very best in French cuisine and fine dining at Chez Pierre Restaurant, conveniently located on Route 9 in Wilton NY, just minutes north from downtown Saratoga Springs.