With the Saratoga season winding down and the Travers stakes behind us, what better way to celebrate than a whole blog post dedicated to Saratoga, Katie O' Weddings and Events style! As you know, Saratoga is a major destination for weddings and events, year round. But there's a lot more to the town than just horse racing…

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Saratoga Winery and Tasting Room located in Saratoga Springs, not far from the hustle and bustle of Broadway on Route 29. Owners Rich and Tara Nimmo have been interested in wine and winemaking for some time; Rich's uncle owns a winery in western Pennsylvania and the two learned a lot about the process from working with him. Their interest in wine grew and their hobby became more of a passion as they started blending varietals and adding to their wine cellar. Eventually, they decided to take their interest in wine to the next level and opened the Sartoga Winery and Tasting Room!

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During my visit I was able to taste several wines and learned a lot while I was there. The tasting room is amazing and you truly feel like you're out in California wine country! On Fridays they have music and wood fired pizza from 6pm-9pm. SO. FUN. The Saratoga Winery is a great spot for a bridal shower, birthday party or rehearsal dinner! They can also make custom wine labels for your event or wedding!

Looking for Saratoga themed goodies for your Welcome Bags or wedding / party favor? The Spa City comes through with a ton of local items! I love seeing bottled water from Saratoga Water in welcome bags as it lends a sense of place to your event, plus I love the logo and the bottles–especially the sparkling water! Same thing with the delicious Saratoga Potato Chips!

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While you may not initially associate olive oil with upstate New York, the Saratoga Olive Oil Company may change your mind. Their award winning olive oils and vinegars make a great wedding favor, too! 

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Another great wedding favor is a candy apple, chocolates or assorted sweets from the Saratoga Candy Company! It's the perfect sweet treat for your wedding guests!

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I hope you enjoyed this Saratoga themed blog in honor of the 150th racing season! What is your favorite thing about Saratoga and the racing season? Would you get married on Travers weekend or in Saratoga during track season? Let me know in the comments!

Keep Sparking–