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The Gideon Putnam

Saratoga Springs , NY
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

866-909-2545

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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 offer Upstate New York... 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 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. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Sandy Makis and her team were awesome! The Gideon was so beautiful and romantic and fun. I can not say enough how wonderful it was to get married at the Gideon. They were so easy to work with and willing to help and do anything I needed. I can't wait to go back for our anniversary! Seriously happy bride!
Sandy Makis and her team were awesome! The Gideon was so beautiful and romantic and fun. I can not say enough how Read more...
Sandy Makis and her team were awesome! The Gideon was so beautiful and romantic and fun. I can not say enough how wonderful it was to get married at the Gideon. They were so easy to work with and willing to help and do anything I needed. I can't wait to go back for our anniversary! Seriously happy bride! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Gideon Putnam responded with the following comments:

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day. We look forward to having you back to celebrate your anniversary.
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Heather
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
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!
The process was wonderful! We worked with Rob Sgarlata who made decision making easy by being prompt and knowledgable. Two Read more...
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! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
The Gideon Putnam responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Heather. It was a pleasure planning the wedding with you and Stephen. We wish you all the best!
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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
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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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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Pam
Wedding:
9/4/2016
4.9/5.0
Shelly and her team are wonderful! They work with you to provide exactly what you want for your special day! Response to questions and concerns are addressed in a timely manner and information is delivered in a concise and clear way.
Shelly and her team are wonderful! They work with you to provide exactly what you want for your special day! Response to Read more...
Shelly and her team are wonderful! They work with you to provide exactly what you want for your special day! Response to questions and concerns are addressed in a timely manner and information is delivered in a concise and clear way. Read less
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Roseanne
Wedding:
6/18/2016
4.8/5.0
The Arches Room at the Gideon Putnam provided the perfect backdrop for entertaining all of our out of town family and friends for the rehearsal dinner. The staff was so accommodating and provided us with every item requested. The food, served buffet styles, was superb and plentiful. The Gideon provided not only the perfect ambiance e for a rehearsal dinner but created a festive atmosphere that carried over for all our guest into the next day.
The Arches Room at the Gideon Putnam provided the perfect backdrop for entertaining all of our out of town family and Read more...
The Arches Room at the Gideon Putnam provided the perfect backdrop for entertaining all of our out of town family and friends for the rehearsal dinner. The staff was so accommodating and provided us with every item requested. The food, served buffet styles, was superb and plentiful. The Gideon provided not only the perfect ambiance e for a rehearsal dinner but created a festive atmosphere that carried over for all our guest into the next day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Gideon Putnam responded with the following comments:

Thank you Roseanne, it was a pleasure to be part of your wedding weekend.
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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
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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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