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Saratoga National Golf Club:
The Perfect Venue for Elegant Weddings in Saratoga Springs

Imagine your wedding at Saratoga National Golf Club, a unique jewel in this city renowned for stunning architecture, legendary mineral springs and world-famous horse racing. Your guests are greeted by a field stone gatehouse at the beginning of a mile-long drive that meanders past rustic wooden bridges, ponds glittering with the spray of fountains, and the freshly manicured greens and fairways of our championship golf course.

Then you arrive at the clubhouse, welcomed by an over-sized foyer elegantly appointed with rich woodwork, ceramic tile, custom murals and ornate chandeliers. Inside, the rooms range from grand to small and intimate. Outside, guests can relax on the covered terrace porch and patio amid fire pits and an infinity pool, all with views of the golf course.

Wedding planning and catering at Saratoga National Golf Club are provided exclusively by Prime at Saratoga National, boasting over 16 years of experience delivering flawless galas, weddings and social events throughout the Capital Region.

For local couples, or brides and grooms from out of town looking for a unique destination, Saratoga National is the perfect place to exchange vows and create memories you'll cherish forever.

Saratoga National has earned a reputation for creative cuisine and impeccable service by restaurateur Angelo Mazzone. Our wedding planner will help you create a perfect day: magnificent displays and decor, mouth-watering cuisine and seasoned wait staff tending to your every need.

From rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches to ceremonies and wedding receptions, Saratoga National Golf Club is the perfect venue for all your wedding-related events. Capture your happiest moments in photos framed against the rich backdrop provided by our grounds and golf course.

Start planning your wedding at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, NY today.

An Exceptional Wedding Venue

With over 19 years experience in the hospitality industry, Lauren joined the Mazzone Hospitality team in 1996, when Angelo took over the food & beverage operations at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga.

While completing her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at the College of St. Rose, she quickly moved up the ranks in roles such as Banquet Wait-staff, Banquet Captain and Banquet Manager of the Hall of Springs & Off-Premise Events. In 2002 Lauren helped create & implement a training program for all Mazzone Hospitality properties & staff, as the Director of Training & Hiring.

She eventually moved into sales at The Desmond Hotel in Albany and The Saratoga Hilton where she specialized in both Weddings & Corporate Events.

In August 2008, Lauren returned to Mazzone Hospitality as Director of Sales at Saratoga National Golf Club. A native of Saratoga Springs, it was a perfect fit to return to her roots with the Mazzone Family.

Laura comes to Mazzone Hospitality with a love for Upstate NY and a desire to build businesses and client experiences. Born and raised a "Saratogian" she spent a lot of time as a kid at Romano's in Clifton Park, a restaurant operated by her grandparents. Being a true Italian, food has forever been a staple of both her life and family!

Originally attending Siena College for a degree in English Education, the idea of entering business and marketing constantly resurfaced, driven by Laura's incredible opportunities to travel all over Europe and the U.S. with her brother, an international basketball player, as well as her mother a pharmaceutical researcher. After seeing and experiencing hospitality on so many levels, she was hooked on creating unique experiences guests love in state-of-the-art venues, all while sharing a passion for diverse and creative cuisine! ​

She launched her career in hospitality at the Pavilion Grand Hotel in Saratoga where she spent 3 years putting together incredible events and working with upscale clients. Photographer, David Bigler then called upon her to help him build a new arm of his business. With experience under her belt, she launched her own marketing company in January 2020 “Communicate Differently” which she still manages today. She is excited to build all-inclusive experiences that engage more senses in different ways for Mazzone Hospitality.​ ​

Before working for Mazzone, Laura was no stranger to PRIME Saratoga National. She also loves The Adelphi and The Red Salt Room by David Burke at the Garden City Hotel. One of her favorite foods is a family classic - Chicken Carmella, a delicious combination of Roasted Chicken, Penne Pasta, Peas and Prosciutto. ​ ​

When not at work she is almost always with her dogs and horses, either riding or at the track! Join us in welcoming Laura to the Mazzone Hospitality Team!

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Growing up rural around Cayuga Lake, after 1 day of picking rocks on a farm and waiting two weeks to get paid, he knew that was not the path for him. His brother washed dishes at a local country club and needed time off for New Years Eve. At 15 years old Jeff washed dishes till 2am in what he called a "disaster of a pile of dishes." The GM was floored the team was still cleaning up, paid them cash on the spot and treated them well. He fell in love with the business and the people and hasn’t wanted to leave the industry since. Jeff launche his career at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. Following graduation and an externship at the revered Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, he caught the attention of the legendary Chef Charlie Palmer. Chef Russell would spend the next 11 years earning accolades at some of the culinary titan’s most renowned restaurants, including Aureole in New York and Charlie Palmer Steak both in Washington, D.C. and in its Archer Hotel location in downtown Napa, California. We are thrilled for Jeff to bring these experiences to Prime at Saratoga National and the upstate New York culinary scene. Chef Russell has had a ton of memorable hospitality experiences but one of his favorites is at Tico in Washington D.C. "Tacos, Sushi and Latin American cuisine in one spot all at a high level, its unbelievable." He also cannot deny Masaharu Morimoto’s restaurants for sushi and sake. A continuing student of the craft, Jeff is working through cookbook "Relæ: A Book of Ideas" by Christian Puglisi and Sean Brock’s Southern Cook Book "Heritage." When not in the kitchen you can likely find him spending time with family in the garden, exercising or enjoying Syracuse Basketball. Join us in welcoming Chef Russell to the Mazzone Hospitality and Prime at Saratoga National team!

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With over 13 years experience in working Banquets and Off-Premise Events, Nick Raco joined Saratoga National Golf Club in May of 2016 as Banquet Manager. He started in this this field with Classe Catering in 2005 as a Banquet Server, becoming the Director of Operations a couple years later. Following Mazzone Hospitality’s acquisition of Classe Catering in January of 2013, Nick then became part of Mazzone Caterings Off-Premise team as a Warehouse Supervisor. Over the next few years he learned much in as he worked throughout Mazzone Hospitality’s numerous companies, including Glen Sanders Mansion, Hilton Garden Inn and the Hall of Springs. In the Spring of 2015 he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Schenectady Community College. Nick’s greatest enjoyment that comes from managing events is the sincere appreciation of our clients for fulfilling their special day.

Kristi Kempf graduated from St. Bonaventure University majoring in Business Management. She started her career in the production department for sports magazines in Chicago. Originally from Saratoga Springs, Kristi moved back to NY to be closer to family.

She started with Mazzone in June 2010 at Saratoga National Golf Club as a banquet server. She quickly became a bridal attendant and was promoted to captain and then Event Manager.

Most recently, Kristi has joined the sales team with the responsibility of handling all catering details for golf events and outings. Kristi loves seeing an event come together and the faces of our clients when they see what we've done for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.How many guests can fit comfortably in the ballroom?

Saratoga National Golf Club ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit-down dinner with sufficient space for dancing.

Q.How many guests can sit at a table? What type of chairs and linens are included?

We will provide 60" round tables, 72" round tables, or 8' oval tables or a combination of all. 60" rounds can accommodate 8-10 guests, 72" rounds can accommodate 10-12 guests and 8' oval tables can accommodate up to 10 guests. Our wedding packages include full length table cloths in white, ivory, chocolate brown, or black, and a wide selection of solid overlays & napkin colors. Our wedding packages include chiavari chairs in our ballroom and all necessary glassware, china, & stainless flatware.

Q.What type of overnight accommodations are provided?

Centrally located, Saratoga National Golf club is minutes away from several hotel facilities. Please contact your event planner for a listing of overnight recommendations and contact information.

Should Ask Questions

Q.Where is a good place for photos?

Located on the pristine Saratoga National Golf Club, grounds of the golf club create a private park like setting. Grounds at Yaddo Gardens, Saratoga State Park or Congress Park are also magnificent for classic wedding photos.

Q.What type of parking do you provide, if any?

We provide complimentary valet parking for all of our weddings.

Q.Can I customize a menu or combine packages?

Our wedding menus serve as guidelines. Our culinary team is extremely creative and versatile. We would be happy to customize a package based on your personal taste!