Barn weddings with country charm near Albany, Saratoga, Clifton Park and Capital Region of Upstate NY

March 4th, 2013 by

Sartoga barn WeddingsLiberty Ridge Farm is perfect for a variety of venues including cooperate parties, weddings, reunions, and other related events seeking unique facilities.  Located just north of the Albany Capital Region, it is a convenient location for events. With 100 acres and a Gable style barn situated in beautiful country scenery, the possibilities to make your next event memorable are endless.

The Gifford Barn has the capacity to hold up to 400 people. The Gifford Barn has over 2,600 sq. feet of floor space with a unique atmosphere created by its massive wooden structure. The barn overlooks 100 acres with a beautiful pond, perfect for wedding ceremonies or for picture opportunities. Named after the Gifford Family, it was designed and built early in 2005.

The farm’s personal touch is perfect for a romantic setting or corporate/family gatherings. The Gifford Barn is equipped with restrooms facilities, professional kitchen, a custom built stone fireplace and a Bridal room. From the moment you enter the property, the staff are there to take care of you throughout your experience at the Farm.

A barn can be the perfect place for a rustic or country wedding. Weddings in the Gifford Barn or the Event Tent at Barn Weddings Capital Region NYLiberty Ridge Farm offer the bride and groom a chance to hold their wedding in a very personable and wonderful location.  Just like farm tent weddings, a Barn wedding can be dressed up or dressed down to match the style and decor of your wedding and offer endless charm.

There is something just so amazing about the mix of elegant items with the rustic and rawness of things. The Gifford Barn is the ultimate blend of charm with the marriage of rustic (open timbers and equestrian charm) and or elegant (white linen and white sheer).

The Gifford Barn has an outdoor deck that spans the entire length of the barn and serves as a perfect place to host drinks, entertainment or relaxing moments during your event.

Saratoga Wedding Destinations and Venues with Rustic Charm

July 2nd, 2012 by

Liberty Ridge Farm near Saratoga, NY is a premier wedding destination located in the Capital Region of Upstate NY.

From Blue Jean to Bow Ties a premier Saratoga NYwedding destination like Liberty Ridge Farm offers indoor and outdoor wedding venues with breathtaking views that dazzle and delight.  The Gifford Barn,a Dutch style barn hosts 2400 sq. ft. of reception space decorated in an equestrian theme, high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful cherry harvest tables that offer the ultimate in rustic elegance.  The Event Tent is tailor-made to accommodate any size guest list,  from elegance to rustic charm it serves as a perfect setting for receptions.

As a wedding destination we explore topics of interest from now and then and this one always had grabbed our attention recently.  We sometimes overlook the symbol that represents all of Marriage a whole, trapped in a single item that is worn everyday.  We wanted to know more about…What was the meaning of a Wedding Ring’s shape and composition?

The wedding ring is the last present a couple will give one another before their wedding.  The very first present a lady might receive is a relationship is a promise ring – which most think of a pre-engagement ring.  Later on as a duet gets more involved, the engagement ring replaces the pre-engagement ring and confirms a bond to each other.

This wedding ring is an emblem and throughout time has symbolized love, devotion and even an agreement between families. The physical structure of the wedding ring has changed as different civilizations have changed it to look more and more beautiful. Some materials are held more dear, like precious metals and diamonds which are considered to be of greater value – hence the feeling that they might mean more.  However the meaning behind the symbol has stayed the same throughout time and over continents. A ring placed on your womans finger says many things to her “I love you” “I wish to be with you forever” and “You are mine.”Most women cherish the instant when the man slips a ring on their finger.  They gaze with enchantment into each others eyes during that instant when the ring is put on and they understand that they will be together from then on.   The ring exchange has symbolization behind the wedding bands that  is as rich and as complicated as its own love story.   It should be told so that couples understand exactly why they exchange wedding rings.

A ring in its simplest form is a circle, which means ‘forever.’ The ring stands for an unclouded wish to spend all time together. Many couples opt to have a romantic phrase engraved within their wedding rings which makes that traditional symbolism even more important for each couple. Symbols exist throughout our culture. Even the materials the wedding ring is created out of appear to be symbols of love and devotion. A great deal of couples select diamonds on their wedding rings; diamonds are literally indestructibleand are the “forever” stone you want to select to epitomize your love. Rubies are another choice representing love, keenness and grandeur. While the wedding ring itself is seen as invaluable, the metaphor of the wedding ring symbolizes that your betrothed is precious to you.

The wedding ring was adorned in past times like it is presently, on the left hand, third finger. The reason being because of the strong-held belief that the vein in this finger moves at once from the heart. This notion was endorsed as ladies commenced wearing their wedding rings closer to their hand and then their engagement ring on that same hand – affirming this notion of it being so close to your heart.  So if you are going to share your love forever, take a look at our picturesque acres of for your Next Saratoga Wedding, Albany Wedding, Clifton park Wedding or Adirondack Wedding consider our rustic elegance or refined charm for your indoor or outdoor NY Capital Region wedding.

Do you need help planning your wedding?  We have taken the leg work out of the planning process. Let us relieve the stress of arranging your wedding day. Choose the venue, catering package and floral option, right here on the farm with one of our wedding coordinators

Our experienced team is ready to help you create a memorable experience for both you and your guests. Call 518-664-1515 to reserve your date now, or contact us.

Wedding Venues Albany, Wedding Venues Clifton Park, Wedding Venues Saratoga NY

May 17th, 2012 by

When planning your wedding you will see initial services with a variety of price points for florists, DJ’s and wedding bands, and caterers, unique entertainment, venues and/or destinations.
We think it is important to decide on the venue early on in the wedding decision process.

A venue has the power. The venue has the power to capture a special moment in time and enable it to be shared with a large group of friends and family. Finding the proper venue stems from the style of wedding you are seeking, from rustic to refined getting married outside under the blue sky can be a magical experience.  Choose Liberty Ridge Farm to host the reception and enjoy the benefits of getting married and celebrating your reception in the same location.  Once you have narrowed your choices to a handful, visit each venue in person to get a better feel for their style and type of service they provide. As you visit the site can see how well kept the location is and see the decor, service level and style to ensure it meets the level of your expectations

Dont be afraid to ask! Ask for samples of their work whenever possible, Ask for photographs, Ask for a taste at the bakeries and always ask for references, you will find they are more than happy to share these with you. Ask the event planning staff for any tips and referral contacts

Considering to hire a professional
– Some locations offer wedding planning services, so before you hire a professional check with the wedding destination.  A wedding planner can be a godsend that is there to assist you in selecting vendors and planning the little details. In planning a wedding or large event this person can be a lifesaver or better yet a wedding day stress saver. The Liberty Ridge Farm event planning staff help with venue choices, catering options and even entertainment ad-ons.  Working with the event planners at Liberty Ridge Farm will ensure you provide a one of a kind experience to all the guests with out the stress of planning each detail yourself.they can share with you. If you are looking to have your reception at their location or another, there is a network of professionals that can assist in helping you find the perfect banquet room or a unique venue destination.  Don’t forget to ask friends opinion, check online reviews and look at the venues facebook page, these are great indicators of quality, expectations of service and level of trust.


These ideas for wedding reception success are just a few of the hundreds of ways one can reduce your stress in planning such a large project. Looking at wedding locations early on in the planning process will help with every part of the wedding planning process. Selecting a theme for your wedding, selecting the right space, and hiring the best vendors, can be done in one place indoors or outside under the open sky, Liberty Ridge Farm will be able to show your guests a farmtastic time.

Find out how you can have the most exciting, destination wedding ever, Vist the farm today to begin a wedding plan with us, from blue jeans to bow ties we have great venues and ideas for wedding reception success.

Liberty Ridge Farm is Open Year Round as they have grown from cornfield maze to premier wedding and corporate venue

April 10th, 2012 by

From Cornfield maze to Agri-tourism destination- Cynthia Gifford is a driving force in her businesses growth.

Cynthia Gifford is amongst other women who are in a group considered to be one of the fastest growing segments of new farmers and business owners, bringing with them fresh and creative approaches to agriculture and with them sowing new farming ventures. Liberty Ridge Farm has grown from a cornfield maze experience into a premier agri-tourism destination with family adventures, themed attractions and food-based business ventures that have blended entrepreneurial start-ups with their full time passion for healthy, fresh, quality community experiences.

Cynthia is no stranger to hard work with her dedication to growing her business along side her husband Robert and her 2 children Rebecca and Bradley. Together they have brought their farm into the forefront of the Capital Region’s thoughts, offering venues for Company Picnics, Weddings, Family Gatherings and their wildly popular Fall Festival & Harvest Haunted Attractions. From the very begining of the first cornfield maze to adding “Brad’s Barnyard” a barnyard full of over 20 age appropriate outdoor activivites, their journey has not always been a fairytale. A farmer’s determination has put their family amongst a growing trend of business owners who are referred to as “ecopreneurs”. Cynthia, Robert & family have built their farm into a destination with a simple foundation of providing the best “on the farm” experience to all who visit them. This simple yet powerful mission has grown their farm into a full year destination that is now open 12 months and has many season offerings. Liberty Ridge Farm shares their passion for conservation, community and education through their summer camp field-trip & Fall field-trip programs. Registration is now open for educational adventures that thrill children through hands on experiences that emphasis the importance of healthy land, food and community connections.

Liberty Ridge Farm is a full year business that is now open with new seasonal offerings, specialty dining experiences and unique wine tastings. The farm is planning new events such as; “Mother’s Day Brunch”, “Cuisine in the Corn” and an October treat “Wine with the Witch” that will coincide with their core family fun themed events. This year Liberty RIdge Farm has adopted the “Pride in the U.S.A” theme that has inspired their corn field maze design and new fall farm experiences that will take place with weekend shows, games and fun for families, friends and all who attend. The Gifford Barn is Liberty Ridge Farm’s centerpiece that has recently expanded to include a new Farmhouse Kitchen, a new chef and an all new menu that caters to weddings, company picnics, corporate parties and holiday gatherings and more.

“We have such high expectations of ourselves, and our family works as a determined team to continually exceed those expectations”,Said Cynthia Gifford. “Our hardwork and teamwork has led to us become the premier agri-tourism destination in the Upstate NY Region. This year we have created new themed weekends and designed our Cornfield Maze in a tribute to Pride in the USA. We know without farming we could’nt have our way of life and that is why we want to celebrate and share our pride with everyone. We are very proud of our heritage and our family ambitions to be the best. Our simple mission has always been to create a one of a kind agri-tourism destination by providing the best possible customer experience. We have built our business by keeping our family working and growing together towards our goals. Our farm family is continually striving to improve the customers experience through education, exercise and new offerings.”