Saratoga Wedding venues, Saratoga Region Wedding Destinations, Saratoga Wedding ideas

April 16th, 2013 by

Liberty Ridge Farm is a wedding destination hotspot centrally located between Albany and Saratoga, Not Far from anywhere.  As a wedding destination, the farm Harrington0346is the Capital Region’s Best Kept Secret.  Outdoor and indoor Saratoga weddings options with over 100 acres that serve as the perfect back drop to your special day.

Liberty Ridge Farm is widely known for providing friends and families a premier fall agricultural carnival style adventure.  We are proud to have been entertaining friends, families, companies and Brides & Grooms for over 13 years.  The farm is now in the 14th season, with new unique and rustic wedding settings that will give you several selections for wedding ceremonies, wedding venues and catering choices from the Farmhouse Kitchen chef.  If you are looking for a Saratoga Wedding hot spot with refined elegance or rustic barbecue, our farm grounds and the Gifford Barn can meet and exceed your expectations for your special day.

We have a new wedding menu and a unique venue that can accommodate groups the exceed 400.  Are you looking for an Outdoor Wedding in the country or an indoor wedding with amazing wide open spaces and views?

Liberty Ridge Farm has been the choice of many soon to be braides looking for the alternative to the banquet house wedding or ball room wedding.

Liberty Ridge Farm is located in the heart of the Capital Region and still has several dates in their 2013 wedding schedule available.

Call us today to discuss your special day, and schedule a tour of the grounds 518-664-1515 or email us at info@libertyridgefarmny.com.

Capital Region Barn Weddings, Rustic Weddings and Elegant Wedding Destinations near Albany, Clifton Park , Saratoga NY

November 29th, 2012 by

Whether you are having a Lakeside Wedding, Country Wedding, Mountain Wedding, Farm Wedding, Rustic Barn Weddings or Urban Loft Wedding, Liberty Ridge Farm in the Capital Region of Upstate NY offers the perfect way to showcase your unique sense of style.

Liberty Ridge Farm has everything you would need for great rustic country wedding or an Elegant tent wedding.  Whether it be getting rustic wedding reception ideas or just find the perfect rustic wedding decor, rustic wedding favor or table pieces, we will have it.  Many brides have chosen Liberty Ridge Farm for the decor and the setting, others are looking for a change from the norm.  From blue jeans to bow ties your next celebration in the Capital Region of New York will be adorned by the babbling Hoosic river in the rolling hills of Rensselaer NY.

Rustic Weddings are all the rage these days. Every day brides are choosing to create unique, distinctive and memorable

We Grow Memories

events for their special day or night.  Every couple looks for inspiration and guidance when planning a wedding, and the event coordinators at Liberty Ridge Farm will assist in all the details,  from venue options to catered food selections.  A rustic or elegant country wedding provides couples with an alternative to the traditional hotel ballroom and allows them to make their day more personal.  Liberty Ridge Farm has Indoor our outdoor spring, summer , fall venue choices that accommodate all styles and tastes.

A barn can be the perfect place for a rustic or country wedding.  Today weddings in the Gifford Barn offer the bride and groom a chance to hold their wedding in a very personable and unique destination.  Barn weddings can be dressed up or dressed down to match the style and decor of your desires and offer endless charm.

Call us today to discuss your wedding options at 518-664-1515 or email us at info@libertyridgefarmny.com

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.

Albany Event Planners, Clifton Park Event Planners, Saratoga Capital Region

May 16th, 2012 by

The Liberty Ridge Farm event planning professionals are here to make your next event pop!  We specialize in pairing your next events expectations with our choices of catering, Indoor & Outdoor venue locations and farmtastic ad-ons.  We make your celebration an authentic experience no matter how large or small your group might be, from imagination to reality. The Liberty Ridge Farm event professionals are the Capital Region’s choice for planning a Wedding, Professional Meeting, Company Picnic, Corporate or Family Gathering.  Planning Company Picnics and Employee Appreciation Parties can be time consuming but not with our selection of Venue, Catering, and Entertainment options; the farm makes event planning simple, all your needs at one location.

The Liberty Ridge Farm planning staff are available each day to schedule a visit. A meeting is a great way to view the destination and sit down with a professional who can assist you personally with options, dates that will ensure each experience on the farm will let you “Grow Memories”.

Farm venues are open year round cultivating memories seasonally, The Gifford Barn, Camp Celebration, & The Event Tent offer a variety of decor and entertainment space that can accommodate parties of 1000 or more. Liberty Ridge Farm’s professional event planning coordinator can help you with your next;

Wedding
Corporate Picnic
Team Building Workshop
Company Appreciation Gathering
Social Gathering
Fundraiser
Birthday
Family Reunion
Banquet

If you are looking for food options, Liberty Ridge Farm hosts their very own Farmhouse Kitchen offering catering options from rustic to refined or do you have something else in mind ?  Liberty Ridge Farm has relationships with outside caterers; Longfellows, Old Daley Catering Co and Classe Catering to make your next event pop on the farm.

We work hard to make your Saratoga Event Planning, Clifton Park Event Planning or Albany Capital Region Event Planning a pleasant experience with options,ad-ons and entertainment to make  planning simple.

Wedding flowers and their meanings Part 1

February 23rd, 2012 by

Do you know that most flowers, if not all, have a specific meaning?  That’s right, the flowers that you pick to decorate and create bouquets for your special day will not only ohh and ahh people but will speak to them as well.   Most flowers have a specific meaning or significance that has been passed down through generations.   Flower meanings can be traced back to the Victorian Era, where in those days it was considered improper of a man to say how he felt to a woman, so they would usually choose a flower with a special meaning and send it to their lady instead to let them know their feelings.  Back in that era, the meanings of flowers were so well known that the woman who received the flower would know exactly what feeling the man was trying to tell them, as clearly as if they were spoken words.

Although many in today’s era don’t know the meaning of flowers, it is still important on a day such as your wedding day that you pick flowers that you not only like, but will place a special emphasis on how you feel on that special day.  Flowers help to set the mood for your wedding.  Knowing that, before you select your flowers we believe that it is important to understand the meaning of flowers so that you can determine the type of wedding and reception event that you would like to have.  Once you do that, selecting the flowers that will say what you mean will be a breeze!

To help you out we have compiled a list of the Top 10 most popular flowers for weddings and their meanings.  This post will talk about the first 5 flowers in the Top 10 and in Wedding Flowers and their meanings Part 2 we will round out the Top 10.  In subsequent posts we plan to bring you the most popular flowers by seasons to give brides more ideas for those Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer weddings!  We hope you enjoy!

Top 10 Most Popular Wedding Flowers Part 1-5

1. The Rose - has long been thought of as the star in wedding flowers.  It has long been considered a symbol of beauty and love.  Roses are available in solid colors and bicolored.  There are striped roses and tipped roses as well.  Not all roses are scented, although when thought of, people think of their luxurious fragrance.  There are 3 main types popular as wedding flowers: hybrid tea roses (those classic, uniformly shaped roses found in florist shopes), spray roses (these are roses that have 5-10 heads on each stem and look naturally garden grown), and garden roses (these are expensive, known as the old fashioned variety with open bushy heads and luxurious scents).   Depending on which colors you pick can have different meanings.  Bridal roses mean “happy love”.  Roses in a coral color mean “desire”, lavender – “enchantment”, pale pink – “modesty”, pink – “perfect happiness”, red & white mix – “unity”, white – “innocence and purity”, tea rose – “I will remember”, “always”.

2. Tulips - can be a nice meaningful wedding choice.  They represent “consuming love” and “happy years”.  Tulips can be grown in a variety of colors including white and cream, pink, yellow, peach, magenta, red and purple.  They are available much of the year.  The tulip is very versatile and can be used for elegant or casual wedding settings, table arrangements and even bouquets and boutonnieres.  There are three common kinds of tulips used in weddings – Dutch tulips (those found easily in floral shops), French Tulips (expensive but elegant, have long stems and large blooms), and parrot tulips (have ruffled, striped petals and very intense color).

3. Calla Lily – is a popular choice for weddings, whether elegant or casual.  The calla lily symbolizes “magnificent beauty” in the flower language.  The most popular color of calla lily in weddings is a creamy ivory but can come in colors such as yellow, orange, mauve and purple.  There are two types that are commonly available: a large bloom variety with a long, smooth stem which is suitable for tall arrangements and presentation style bouquets.  There is also the miniature variety that are ideal for nosegays and boutonnieres.

4. Lily of the Valley - has bell shaped florets that dangle from a thin stem with a very distinctive fresh perfumed scent.    The Lily of  Valley means “sweetness” or “humility”, and is sometimes thought to be the tears of the Virgin Mary, also thought to mean the “return to happiness”.  These flowers are found most often in the month of May and are usually very expensive.  They do not do well with heat and are sensitive to handling and dehydration.  Not a good choice for boutonnieres or corsages.  Better used in bouquets in small amounts.  Comes mostly in white but there is a rare rosy pink variety.

5. Hydrangeas – with big bushy heads and vibrant shades of green,pink, blue, purple and burgundy it is no wonder why the hydrangea symbolizes “vanity” in the Victorian language of flowers, other meanings are frigidity and heartlessness.  Hydrangeas have a wide variation in price and quality.  Hydrangeas are in season during the summer, bought out of season the flower can be undersized and lower in quality for a much higher price tag.  A stem or two of this usually moderately priced, scentless shrub flower helps fill out arrangements and bouquets.  A few springs can make a charming boutonniere.

There are your top 5 most popular wedding flowers! Check back soon for Part 2!

 

Impressive turnout at 2012 Hall of Springs Wedding Show in Saratoga inspires more wedding tips!

February 6th, 2012 by

Whew, what a day January 29, 2012 was for us! We attended our first ever wedding show at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga and were quite impressed with how beautifully planned the show was, kudos to the planning committee! We also were excited to see the presentations of all the attending vendors and are so excited to start planning our ideas to bring next year! We enjoyed seeing what other venues offer and were amazed at the floral creations, delectable food and creative ideas that were on display.  We cultivated many new connections with other vendors to expand our offerings in every aspect of wedding planning for our brides! Many brides  and their families came by the booth that day and we are looking forward to helping the brides who reserved dates with us that day create the perfect wedding day for them and their families to enjoy! The Hall of Springs Wedding show helped us to spread the news further that Liberty Ridge Farm is indeed not only the premier agritourism destination but also the premier wedding destination too!

We were so surprised at the amount of attendees that came to our booth exclaiming “we have been to Liberty Ridge Farm and love it!

A View through the corn at the Event Tent

But we never knew you held weddings there!” Guess we need to keep the forward momentum moving with getting THAT word out there! Yes, folks we are in the wedding business for those that did not know that and we offer a wide array of options here at the farm, from ceremony sites to reception sites.  We have options sure to please any bride looking for the ultimate in an outdoor rustic or equestrian themed indoor wedding and invite anyone looking for such a venue to make a consultation appointment and come see what we have to offer.  Here at Liberty Ridge Farm you not only get the “on the farm charm”, but you also get a wedding planned around your needs and wants by the owner and her family to make your wedding day truly the day of your dreams!

Coming from our post wedding show excitement we have a few more tips to share to hopefully enlighten you and help you in making your wedding day the day of your dreams!  Look in our previous post for Tips 1 & 2!

Tip # 3
Have your guests create a picture guestbook.
Instead of the traditional guestbook with it’s traditional white, padded covers and sometimes signatures from sometimes unknown guests to the bride and groom, have your guests take a picture of themselves to put in a book, maybe a larger specially made scrapbook, and have them sign their names and addresses and any other thing they might want to add. They can add quotes to the bride and groom, words of wisdom or tidbits such as when they first met you! The guests themselves can help create a guestbook that will be fun and heartwarming to look at years down the road. Ask friends or family to help or for equipment, some may have a polaroid camera that can be used or a kodak easy share system both of which will make the photos instantly available.

Tip#4
Have a “Kids Only” section of the room.
This can help parents and kids, who don’t always have the best attention spans for weddings and can sometimes cause disruptions to have their own special place to be with other children.  The kids only table can not only be the place where they have their meal, if so chosen by the parents, but a place where there can be some toys or creative activities to keep the children occupied and happy during the reception.   At Liberty Ridge Farm not only can we help you with ideas for your “Kids Only” table but we also offer the option for kids to go with staff to play at the many activities in Brad’s Barnyard during the cocktail hour of the reception at no extra charge to parents so the kids can run, play and unwind a bit before having to settle in for the rest of the reception.