Category: Hotel

Guest Vendor: Dave Bigler Photography

Enthusiasm and passion exudes from Dave Bigler, owner of Bigler Photography and Saratoga Portrait Studio.  We sat down in his studio to discuss what it takes to be a top-notch wedding photographer and videographer. What makes a great wedding photographer? A servant heart, meaning the bridal party and everyone else is first.  They are not there for my photos nor are they my subjects for the day.  They are there for an awesome party and…

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Photo Blog: Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm

Mixing it up a little with a photo blog this week, photos courtesy of Daniel Rahal!  These beautiful shots are from an early September Friday evening wedding at the Wedding Barn at Lakota’s Farm in Cambridge. This off-site wedding was catered by the dedicated staff at Longfellows.  Planning a wedding?  Call one of our planners at 518-587-0108 or visit http://www.longfellows.com/weddings/  

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Blog Guest: Mike Garrasi from Music Man Entertainment

Energy and excitement oozed from Mike Garrasi over the phone.  He is the sole owner of Music Man Entertainment and clearly loves what he does.  Mike is this week’s blog guest vendor and here are his thoughts on providing DJ services to weddings: What makes a great wedding DJ? Somebody fun, exciting and motivational who brings the life of the party to the party! Describe your style: My style is fun, classy, cool, exciting, energetic,…

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Featured Blog Guest: Cake by Alissa

Today we begin our weekly highlight of the many wonderful vendors we work with and recommend to our wedding couples.  Our featured blog guest this week is Alissa Woods.  She has owned Cake by Alissa in Schuylerville for 5 years and prior to that was the Pastry Chef at Putnam Market for 8 years.  Her degree is in Baking & Pastry Arts from Paul Smith’s.  Here’s what she had to say about her business and…

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5 Reasons to Visit Saratoga in Fall

1. Apples.  Pick local apples, eat cider donuts and drink fresh pressed cider: http://www.saratoga.com/fall/apple-picking.cfm 2.  Pumpkins. Visit local pumpkin patches, make your way through corn mazes & go on a hayride: http://www.saratoga.com/fall/attractions.cfm 3. Fall Festivals.  From balloon festivals to Irish festivals, there’s something for everyone: http://www.saratoga.com/tag/event/saratoga-fall/ 4.  Fall Foliage. Whether you hike, ride a gondola or drive there’s plenty of beautiful colors to see. http://www.saratoga.com/fall/foliage-leaf-peeping/ 5.  Longfellows! Reserve our Autumn Getaway package and come relax…

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Summer Kayaking in Saratoga

SUMMER KAYAK PACKAGE         EXPLORE Saratoga Lake on kayaks or paddleboards                RELAX in one of our luxurious rooms                      ENJOY lunch for two at Lake Local  Packages are available Sunday-Wednesday Starting at $355 for overnight accommodations for two, including $50 voucher for 1-hour kayak for two plus lunch for two at http://www.lakelocalsaratoga.com/ To make your reservation, call 518-587-0108 OR visit http://www.longfellows.com Helpful links: http://www.saratoga.com/adventures/2008/10/touring-kayakers-checklist.html http://www.saratoga.com/adventures/kayak-touring/

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August in Saratoga

AUGUST IN SARATOGA OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Unwind in one of upstate New York’s best summer towns! You can golf, bike, kayak and walk while in our beautiful town. Saratoga National Golf Course is next door to us; Yaddo Gardens is within a mile; Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Bike Tours at Saratoga National Historic Park and Saratoga Lake are all close by. We offer free shuttle service if you prefer not to drive! Looking…

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Romance

two glasses of champagne

  Previous guest GMM wrote, “We ordered the romance package and weren’t disappointed. Wonderful champagne, chocolates and cookies in our room upon arrival. The loft suite was wonderful. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom very large and well appointed with both a huge shower and lovely jetted tub. The view of the woods was very calming.”       Mid-Week Couples Getaway Perfect retreat for two to relax, recharge & getaway! Available Sundays-Wednesdays…

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Top 10 Saratoga Destinations

Saratoga Springs is located in the foothills of the glorious Adirondack Mountains.  There are so many options to explore in our area.  Here are some of our favorites! Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)-outdoor venue for concerts, NYC Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, Fall Food & Wine Festival and more!  http://www.spac.org/ Saratoga National Golf Course-http://www.golfsaratoga.com/ Saratoga Art District-located on Beekman Street housing several artisans and galleries.  http://www.saratogaartdistrict.com/ Saratoga Race Track-Opening day is July 22!  Feel the excitement of…

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