Saratoga Barn Wedding venues in Upstate NY

June 12th, 2014 by

Saratoga Barn-themed wedding venues are at the top of today’s wedding trends, featuring rustic charm such as hay bales Barn Wedding Reception Saratoga NYcovered in burlap and mason jars wrapped in twine. Even couples who didn’t grow up in the country are jumping on the “Saratoga barn Wedding-wagon” and adding a bit of Southern charm to their nuptials.

Barn Weddings SaratogaSaratoga Brides and Grooms to be want more than the standard cookie-cutter glitz and glamour. Instead, couples are opting for a more casual way to celebrate their union. Liberty Ridge Farm is known as the Capital Region’s best kept secret when it comes to Barn Weddings in Upstate NY. Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm said she is excited to see the rustic-style trend getting more recognition and growing in popularity.

Saratoga barn weddingsRustic weddings appeal to a broad age range,” Gifford said. “They appeal to anyone who wants to step outside the norm.”

Saratoga Barn weddings showcase a type of simplicity that can only be found in the country. The barn atmosphere at Liberty Ridge Farm allows guests to disconnect from their busy lives and focus on the natural beauty around them.

“I think couples are looking for something that lends itself to a more fun party atmosphere, rather than a reception hall,” Gifford said.

What better place to create this fun, unplugged atmosphere than in the beautiful countryside surrounding Rensselaer County?

Plan your Saratoga Barn Wedding, Saratoga Country Wedding, Saratoga Farm Weddings

January 13th, 2014 by

Saratoga Wedding aerialSaratoga Barn Weddings, Saratoga Country Chic weddings and Saratoga Wedding venues.  Are you planning a Saratoga wedding and looking for something completey different?  Want to have a Saratoga Barn wedding ?  Are you looking for a Saratoga wedding where you can kick back and relax in blue jeans or a chic event with refined elegance and bow ties.  Stop looking and start planning with a visit to Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke NY.  At Liberty Ridge Farm you will find the Capital Region’s best kept wedding secret just 20 minutes from Saratoga.

The Gifford Barn at Liberty Ridge Farm is a Dutch style barn that hosts 2400 sq. ft. of reception space decorated in an equestrian theme.  The Gifford Barn features high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful cherry harvest tables.  The Gifford Barn offers guests the ultimate in country elegance with rustic beauty and picturesque settings for weddings all year round!

The Liberty Ridge Farm Event Tent is tailor-made to accommodate any size guest list.  The Event tent can be decorated from Wedding venues Saratoga NYelegance to rustic charm and serves as a perfect setting for receptions.  Saratoga Outdoor Wedding receptions are nestled on the edge of a 12 acre cornfield in festive atmosphere that boasts a large dance floor, ambiance lighting and choices of elegant or casual seating options.   Saratoga Weddings from blue jeans to bow ties, or Saratoga Outdoor wedding celebrations at Liberty Ridge Farm are one of a kind.

Upstate Barn Wedding and Event Tent venue ideas that WOW with equestrian charm and rustic elegance

July 23rd, 2012 by

Upstate Barn Wedding and Event Tent venue ideas that WOW with equestrian charm and rustic elegance

Have you ever considered a traditional barn wedding?

A barn wedding invokes ideas of wide open spaces and provides a relaxed and intimate setting that allows the special couple and guests to soak up the special day. If you are looking at barn wedding venues in Upstate NY or outdoor event tent wedding in the Capital Region of NY, you have found the Capital Region’s best kept secret, Liberty Ridge Farm.

Liberty Ridge Farm has the equestrian themed Gifford Barn that supplies the perfect picture for your stunning country wedding. Take the trolley to your ceremony site then retreat back to The Quincy Room which boasts over 1200 square feet of exposed beams and country charm, with a grand fireplace that is sure to impress with its hand chiseled natural stone.

Looking for picturesque views? The farm is situated with lovely gardens and grounds, which provides the perfect setting for parties, weddings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and social gatherings. Liberty Ridge Farm is not far from anywhere, but just far enough to give you the privacy and space expected of a country wedding and lets your imagination create your fairytale event.

Outdoor Spring, Summer and Fall weddings have charm and privacy that you expect and deserve when picking a wedding venue. Liberty Ridge Farm offers space in our event tent, nestled in your own private cornfield with room for expansion to accommodate over 4000 square feet the event tent is the perfect venue for wedding receptions, dancing, entertainment and dining.

Take a step on our grounds and you will see what makes us the best kept secret in the Capital Region of NY. Our personalized consultation will see how Liberty Ridge Farm’s unique venues can be easily and dramatically transformed in to your dream wedding venues. If you’re looking for huge oak beams and lofty ceilings, or wide open spaces nestled in your own private cornfield oasis, Liberty Ridge Farm will welcome and beguile you and your guests. If you haven’t been to the farm we welcome you to visit and walk our grounds.

We offer Weddings all year round, The Farmhouse Kitchen has a custom wedding menu that suits all tastes from barbecue to elegant dining, we have selections that are sure to please your guests. Call us today so schedule a visit- 518-664-1515

Upstate NY Capital Region Wedding Traditions, Receiving line or no ?

May 31st, 2012 by

Based on our research and in speaking with brides to be, some say this is an old tradition they don’t plan to use and others believe they will have a receiving line.  The purpose behind the tradition of the receiving line is to allow the hostess – usually the Mother of the Bride, regardless of who is paying for the wedding – to personally welcome the guests into the reception.  Traditionally, the bride’s parents – as hosts – head the receiving line and are first to greet guests, followed by the bride and groom and then the groom’s parents. Many lines we’ve seen also include the entire bridal party (if there’s room), and sometimes even grandparents. The couple may wish to stand alone.

Let’s start by setting the record straight: A receiving line isn’t required.  However, the bride and groom like to greet and thank every one of their guests for coming to their wedding and the receiving line ensures the bride and groom and family thank personally each attendee of the wedding.

Is a receiving line really the best way to be sure they don’t miss anyone?  We think if the wedding is large (more than 75 people) a receiving line is a great (and efficient) way to be sure all the guests have a chance to meet the couple’s parents and attendants.  Now if you are having a small wedding, it’s fine and possible for the bride and groom to visit with each table – usually during the meal – to greet, thank, and chat with their guests.  Large guest lists and big bridal parties can make for very long and time consuming receiving lines. The receiving line is still used by some where the guest list is very small – some say, no more than 25.

The receiving line is held either at the ceremony site as people exit the service, followed by formal picture-taking, or as soon as the couple reaches the reception area, after the formal pictures. Ideally, the location permits guests to have refreshments while they wait for their turn, possibly and extension of the cocktail hour which might allow the line to flow into the reception area.

So what do you think, are you going to have a receiving line ?  If you are looking for outdoor weddings in and around the Albany and Saratoga NY Capital Region, we cultivate memories on your wedding day at Liberty Ridge Farm.