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Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa

Saratoga Springs , NY
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LOCATION

24 Gideon Putnam Rd
Saratoga Springs, NY US 12866 (map)

PHONE

866-909-2545

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Engaged in Saratoga since 1935.

Nestled in the southernmost foothills of the state’s Adirondack Region, Saratoga Spa State Park and the Gideon Putnam Resort offer Upstate New... Read more
Engaged in Saratoga since 1935.

Nestled in the southernmost foothills of the state’s Adirondack Region, Saratoga Spa State Park and the Gideon Putnam Resort 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 Resort 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 Resort, Saratoga Springs weddings become unforgettable celebrations. Surrounded by friends, family and the rich, historic beauty of 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. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1935
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
124
Number of suites
22
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
105
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1935
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
124
Number of suites
22
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
105
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
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 Read more...
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. Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Our contact at the Resort was amazing. She was very flexible right up to the day of the wedding. Plans for extra guests, alternate plans for rain or sun. The food was wonderful....the room for the reception was wonderful. I am 56 years old and must say, of all the weddings I have attend, mine was the most relaxing and fun ever!
Thanks to all the Staff at the Gideon Putnam!
Our contact at the Resort was amazing. She was very flexible right up to the day of the wedding. Plans for extra guests, Read more...
Our contact at the Resort was amazing. She was very flexible right up to the day of the wedding. Plans for extra guests, alternate plans for rain or sun. The food was wonderful....the room for the reception was wonderful. I am 56 years old and must say, of all the weddings I have attend, mine was the most relaxing and fun ever!
Thanks to all the Staff at the Gideon Putnam! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I had the most amazing wedding at the Gideon Putnam. The hotel itself is so pretty - the perfect site for a wedding or weekend stay. Meagan was my main contact throughout the planning process and she was fantastic about getting answers to my questions, making suggestions, and helping me out along the way.
Throughout my stay there, the entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything went so smoothly the night of the wedding - I didn't have to worry about a thing. I still can't believe how perfect this place was to get married.
I had the most amazing wedding at the Gideon Putnam. The hotel itself is so pretty - the perfect site for a wedding or Read more...
I had the most amazing wedding at the Gideon Putnam. The hotel itself is so pretty - the perfect site for a wedding or weekend stay. Meagan was my main contact throughout the planning process and she was fantastic about getting answers to my questions, making suggestions, and helping me out along the way.
Throughout my stay there, the entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything went so smoothly the night of the wedding - I didn't have to worry about a thing. I still can't believe how perfect this place was to get married. Read less
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UofR1997
Wedding:
7/7/2001
5.0/5.0
The Gideon Putnam in the Saratoga Springs State Park is the epitome of classy. A gorgeous setting ripe with history and elegance. We celebrated our rehersal dinner here and everything from the food to the restrooms were excellent.
The Gideon Putnam in the Saratoga Springs State Park is the epitome of classy. A gorgeous setting ripe with history and Read more...
The Gideon Putnam in the Saratoga Springs State Park is the epitome of classy. A gorgeous setting ripe with history and elegance. We celebrated our rehersal dinner here and everything from the food to the restrooms were excellent. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.8/5.0
Gideon Putnam R&S was very budget friendly, which is why we first sought out their services. Our wedding was recently on 8/9/14 and I can't tell you how impressed we were with how things came together. The food was absolutely delicious and that was a refreshing surprise since I had not had an opportunity to have a tasting because we live far away in South Florida. The first few people I was in contact with were sometimes unresponsive and as a customer service rep and control freak - this did get on my nerves a few times during planning. But once the Gideon set me up working with their marketing director things picked up some speed and stuff started getting done. I really appreciated that once the event was here, they pulled out all of the stops and became exceptionally flexible with making my dream wedding come true. Which it did. Thank you Gideon Putnam R&S for making our special day extraordinary.
Gideon Putnam R&S was very budget friendly, which is why we first sought out their services. Our wedding was recently on Read more...
Gideon Putnam R&S was very budget friendly, which is why we first sought out their services. Our wedding was recently on 8/9/14 and I can't tell you how impressed we were with how things came together. The food was absolutely delicious and that was a refreshing surprise since I had not had an opportunity to have a tasting because we live far away in South Florida. The first few people I was in contact with were sometimes unresponsive and as a customer service rep and control freak - this did get on my nerves a few times during planning. But once the Gideon set me up working with their marketing director things picked up some speed and stuff started getting done. I really appreciated that once the event was here, they pulled out all of the stops and became exceptionally flexible with making my dream wedding come true. Which it did. Thank you Gideon Putnam R&S for making our special day extraordinary. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.8/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the Gideon Putnam, and were blown away with everything and could not have been happier with how our wedding turned out.

I think the thing we were most impressed with was the staff. Everyone from our on-site coordinator, to the catering manager to the front desk and wait staff was amazing. They had every detail hammered out, and everything went off without a hitch. The food was better than I thought it would be (we got a lot of compliments on it, actually), our porch suite for getting ready the day-of was out of a dream, the sun patio ceremony was cozy and perfect for us, and the Arches room reception was beautiful, unique and exactly what we envisioned. Everywhere we went in the hotel that weekend, everyone knew we were the "bride and groom." Even the bellhops and hotel bar staff. All weekend, whenever we asked any staff member a question, they would say, "You're the bride and groom, right? It's taken care of!" We felt so welcome and always felt like we were in good hands.

A lot of people in other online reviews say this hotel is run down, overpriced, musty, etc. However, I strongly disagree. One, part of the cost to this hotel is the scenery. You're paying to stay smack dab in the middle of a beautiful park surrounded by gorgeous pine trees. How anyone could be unhappy with that, I'm not sure. You're also paying for the charm of the hotel, which is simply stunning. Yes, it smells a little musty, but to me, that's part of the experience. The guest rooms have very modern ammenities, especially the gorgeous new linens on the beds.

I loved everything about our experience here. They made our wedding truly amazing.
We had our ceremony and reception at the Gideon Putnam, and were blown away with everything and could not have been Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the Gideon Putnam, and were blown away with everything and could not have been happier with how our wedding turned out.

I think the thing we were most impressed with was the staff. Everyone from our on-site coordinator, to the catering manager to the front desk and wait staff was amazing. They had every detail hammered out, and everything went off without a hitch. The food was better than I thought it would be (we got a lot of compliments on it, actually), our porch suite for getting ready the day-of was out of a dream, the sun patio ceremony was cozy and perfect for us, and the Arches room reception was beautiful, unique and exactly what we envisioned. Everywhere we went in the hotel that weekend, everyone knew we were the "bride and groom." Even the bellhops and hotel bar staff. All weekend, whenever we asked any staff member a question, they would say, "You're the bride and groom, right? It's taken care of!" We felt so welcome and always felt like we were in good hands.

A lot of people in other online reviews say this hotel is run down, overpriced, musty, etc. However, I strongly disagree. One, part of the cost to this hotel is the scenery. You're paying to stay smack dab in the middle of a beautiful park surrounded by gorgeous pine trees. How anyone could be unhappy with that, I'm not sure. You're also paying for the charm of the hotel, which is simply stunning. Yes, it smells a little musty, but to me, that's part of the experience. The guest rooms have very modern ammenities, especially the gorgeous new linens on the beds.

I loved everything about our experience here. They made our wedding truly amazing. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/6/2014
3.1/5.0
My advice to brides planning a wedding at the Gideon, or thinking of planning a wedding at the Gideon is this- be incredibly, minutely, detailed! I had several frustrations with the staff at the Gideon in the lead-up to the wedding day, but ultimately I was very happy with the wedding, the location, and the service on the day.

We had our ceremony in the Blue Room (due to rain) and the reception in the Arches Room. Guests were really impressed with the unique venue and the attentiveness of the staff.

If you are not detailed, and do not want to constantly follow up and check in with the venue, I wouldn't recommend this venue. If you are looking for a unique space with a ton of history, it's perfect!
My advice to brides planning a wedding at the Gideon, or thinking of planning a wedding at the Gideon is this- be Read more...
My advice to brides planning a wedding at the Gideon, or thinking of planning a wedding at the Gideon is this- be incredibly, minutely, detailed! I had several frustrations with the staff at the Gideon in the lead-up to the wedding day, but ultimately I was very happy with the wedding, the location, and the service on the day.

We had our ceremony in the Blue Room (due to rain) and the reception in the Arches Room. Guests were really impressed with the unique venue and the attentiveness of the staff.

If you are not detailed, and do not want to constantly follow up and check in with the venue, I wouldn't recommend this venue. If you are looking for a unique space with a ton of history, it's perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
Overall, the day looked nice. The venue is pretty, but the service was horrible. We were treated as if our event was not a priority--they had 4 weddings that weekend. They have had a lot of turnover, and the new staff is not nearly as helpful as the previous ones. Our bartender was crabby and rude, and no one from the venue even said hello to us the day of our wedding. I had to seek them out just to make sure they were there.

You can get a pretty location with a vendor that actually wants your business for much less money. For what they charge, you should get much better customer service. The expense was not consistent with the service. We basically paid for a lovely location to run our wedding.
Overall, the day looked nice. The venue is pretty, but the service was horrible. We were treated as if our event was not a Read more...
Overall, the day looked nice. The venue is pretty, but the service was horrible. We were treated as if our event was not a priority--they had 4 weddings that weekend. They have had a lot of turnover, and the new staff is not nearly as helpful as the previous ones. Our bartender was crabby and rude, and no one from the venue even said hello to us the day of our wedding. I had to seek them out just to make sure they were there.

You can get a pretty location with a vendor that actually wants your business for much less money. For what they charge, you should get much better customer service. The expense was not consistent with the service. We basically paid for a lovely location to run our wedding. Read less
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