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Saratoga - Suggestions for group event, please!

fisher Jul 6, 2010 05:24 PM

I need to arrange a dinner event for a large group in conjunction with a multi-day business meeting at the Gideon Putnam. There will be 50-75 people coming in from across the country and possibly a few international guests. We are limited to $30pp, but including gratuity. Do not need to worry about tax as we are tax-exempt. We will all be travelling by car from the Gideon so parking must be readily available.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  1. financialdistrictresident Jul 6, 2010 06:59 PM

    The biggest challenge will be your group size and budget. You can cross 8 Tables off your list :)

    You might want to take a look at:



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      Elisa515 Jul 6, 2010 07:14 PM

      It would also help to know the time of year for your event. Do all of the people need to be in the same room at the same time?

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        fisher Jul 7, 2010 07:48 AM

        Ooops. I did mean to include our dates. This would be a Monday evening at the end of September.

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          PSZaas Jul 7, 2010 07:56 PM

          I think PJ's is closed by then. Not sure.

      2. PSZaas Jul 7, 2010 05:14 AM

        $30/pp will buy two drinks at most Saratoga restaurants this time of year. Maybe the Gideon can set something up onsite? You might be able to organize something at PJ's BBQ for that kind of money, which would be fun and local. Give them a call.

        Pj's Saratoga Style Bar-B-Q
        112 S Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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          trakman Jul 7, 2010 08:40 PM

          Try Longfellows, out by Saratoga Lake. Not to far from the Gideon, mucho parking, and they cater large groups. Don't know whether you can bring them in for the $30pp, but it's worth a try.


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            trakman Jul 7, 2010 08:42 PM

            Sorry, I meant to include this in my earlier post. Don't go to PJ's, even if its open. I think it is vastly overrated as a BBQ joint

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              PSZaas Jul 8, 2010 03:45 AM

              I don't disagree about the quality of the BBQ, but it's a fun place, and there can't be a lot of places in the $30/range. Maybe Circus Cafe or Hattie's could set something up? Maybe with a cash bar?

              45 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

              Circus Cafe
              392 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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              ropush Jul 8, 2010 07:09 AM

              Another option would be The Saratoga Winery. They have Orapello's wood fired pizza at their place on Friday nights. I know the winery and the pizza guys team up to do events together. Plenty of parking and the wine and pizza are fabulous.

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                fisher Sep 30, 2010 10:12 AM

                I'm happy to report that the event took place earlier this week and was a great success. We had it at Tiznow and it was fabulous. The owner, John, was incredibly good to work with. Very laid back and happy to accommodate all our requests. For $25 per person we were served a delightful buffet including non-alcoholic beverages and dessert. Prior to dinner we had a cash bar with very nice bar snacks included in the $25/head fee.
                The food was wonderful, and the restaurant space was warm, inviting and comfortable. All agreed that it was a memorable and successful evening.

                Tiznow Restaurant
                84 Henry St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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