2.17.2015

Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga Springs Celebrates 15 years of Wedding Shows


Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY is hosting The Longfellows Wedding Show this Sunday, February 22. Longfellows, with its elegantly rustic décor, provides a distinctive setting for this one of a kind wedding show. This year marks 15 years of engaged couple events hosted at Longfellows and they are celebrating with unique additions to the show including special appearances, elaborate food displays and tastings and a variety of door prizes and giveaways.

The first 100 wedding couples will receive grab bags that include a $400 gift certificate to Kleinfeld in NYC and a special gift. A wedding shower for up to 20 guests, courtesy of Longfellows Restaurant will be given away as a Grand Prize along with the following: a Wedding Day prize package courtesy of Rob Spring Photography, Blooms and Events by Cool Cat; a $500 gift certificate toward a Honeymoon of your choice courtesy of Sand Dollar Travel and Cruises; and a free set of Wedding Bands at JVL Jewelers courtesy of Bridal Registry.

History is the theme of the day as those in attendance will see. Mayor Joanne Yepsen of Saratoga Springs will offer a Proclamation highlighting the first wedding that took place in Saratoga Springs in commemoration of this Centennial Celebration year of Saratoga Springs becoming a charter city in 1915.

Throughout the day, “Here Comes the Bride: An Exhibit of Vintage Wedding Gowns,” courtesy of the Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum, will offer attendees an interesting look at vintage wedding gowns from the past century.

A Wedding Breakfast Workshop prior to the show has been added this year. This addition offers couples the opportunity to come with their bridal party, friends and family and enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by Longfellows while learning from industry professionals in the venue, photography, floral and DJ services categories. Speakers include Gerri Thompson from Longfellows Restaurant, Rob Spring of Rob Spring Photography, Suzanne Becker from Blooms and Eric Catalano from Events by Cool Cat. Each professional will offer advice on how to approach businesses in these categories and highlight the questions engaged couples should ask before making a decision.

The Longfellows Wedding Show showcases Longfellows Restaurant as the ideal wedding venue. It provides the setting for over 40 wedding professionals who will be present to offer their expertise to brides and engaged couples. “We strive to offer an intimate show and an enjoyable experience. We limit the number of vendors in each category so it’s not overwhelming for our brides and grooms. Our goal is to provide engaged couples the opportunity to meet and personally talk to the vendors as they enjoy the unique ambiance our venue offers,” said Rebekah Foster, Special Events and Catering Manager.

Longfellows was originally the site of two enormous dairy barns on the first farm in New York State believed to use the process of pasteurization. In 1995, Longfellows Restaurant was established and quickly became a perennial favorite with a reputation of distinction. Longfellows’ exceptional and dedicated staff and management strive to make every experience with them a memorable one. In the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

“That the feast might be more joyous, That the time may pass more gaily, And the guests be more contented.”
Longfellows has adopted this maxim as their daily mission and they make the pleasure of their guests their ultimate satisfaction. Longfellows is located at 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs and is open daily at4pm for dinner seven days a week. They also offer offsite catering “to meet your every need.”

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