(Closed) Oh Track Season I Hate You

posted 7 years ago in New York, Capital Region
Post # 3
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2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Girl that SUCKS!! I haven’t picked a venue yet, but FI and I were looking at Hall of Springs. When I gave our date to the woman I was working with she started rambling about Jazz Fest being that weekend at SPAC. UGHHGGH. Great. Haha, no decisions have been made yet, but that’s deff putting a damper on Hall of Springs for us.

Also when my aunt got married her bachelorette party was in Saratoga and it just happened to fall on the weekend of Skidmore’s graduation. OMGGGG it was a complete disaster trying to find a hotel and of course the bars were freakin’ MOBBED.

I know it’s not ideal, but maybe you can find some hotels farther outside of Saratoga for your guests that might be cheaper. In the meantime… **HUGS** You have plenty of time to figure out what to do! Good luck!

Post # 5
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We live in Malta and it only takes us about 5 minutes to get to down-town Saratoga. With our close proximity to the track, the prices are definitely still higher during the summer but I think they are much less than being right in the city. The Hyatt of exit 12 is brand new and from what I hear, quite nice. Theres also the Roosevelt Inn off 13 which could work too. There are tons of hotels to choose from on route 9 heading to Saratoga. I’m sure a few of them would allow you to block off rooms.

FI’s uncle visited this past track season and they stayed in Clifton Park. The prices were more affordable though a little further away. 

I personally avoid Saratoga like a plague in the summer. It’s not worth the stress of even trying to get to the mall.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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17 posts
Newbee

I hear ya. We picked a byweek for football, and it ended up being the biggest festival of the year, Roots, Blues and BBQ. We had hotel, traffic and some parking issues, but it wasn’t ultimately as bad as I thought it would be. Miss you, btw! 

Post # 7
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2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@upstatebroad: Hah totally unrelated, but I just noticed that you were from Amsterdam… I’m from Duanesburg… so heyyyyy neighbor!!

Post # 9
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I feel ya! I wanted a summer wedding but since virtually all of our family is out of town and need to stay in hotels, my parents insisted that we book it well before track season, so we wound up going for early June 2012. Which is good anyway, I really start to hate Saratoga when all the tourists start swarming…

Post # 10
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I used to book weddings in Saratoga/Lake George for a living – I second trying the Hyatt Place in Malta, the Fairfield Inn in Malta, and CLifton Park, even the airport area in Albany.  If you have a wedding website, let your guests know to book early and while it’s a little bit of a drive for them, it will save them a few hundred dollars and a lot of headaches!

Marriott hotels will usually let you book 10 rooms with no charges/deposits on your part and hold them until a month (or 6 weeks during summer/track) before your wedding. 

Some of the other independent hotels may give you rates but not hold rooms. 

Good luck!

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