Saratoga Meeting and Event Testimonials

Saratoga Springs is an exceptional meetings destination that offers high quality venues and top-notch service that will meet, and exceed, every need. Don’t just take our word for it; check out what some of our satisfied customers have to say about their experiences.

“I am so grateful for the support that Discover Saratoga provides as a meeting professional. They know their properties, have tons of ideas how to create experiences for our attendees, and are always there with smile when presented with any meeting challenge. We couldn’t hold our events throughout the City of Saratoga without their expertise. They are the 'calm' for planners in any type of event.”

– Theresa W. Moore, NYS Council of School Superintendents

"Working with Discover Saratoga makes your conference, event, and meeting planning process a breeze! Whether you're looking for entertainment ideas to elevate your conference, or need something printed in a pinch, the team at Discover Saratoga is always there for planning support. Their staff goes above and beyond to ensure your time spent in Saratoga is memorable for your attendees and stress-free for your meeting planners. We love Saratoga!"

– Rebecca Sheehan, Association of School Business Officials of New York

"We bring our event to Saratoga so our attendees can enjoy the beautiful city. One of the best parts, though, is that we have Discover Saratoga to depend on and help out! From beginning to end, they offer any assistance we need – volunteers, assistance with program/entertainment options, information to ensure our attendees enjoy Saratoga to the fullest, to the last-minute panic when we are trying to find services or extra hotel rooms – they are there for us and get the job done quickly and above expectations. And truly ALWAYS with a smile!"

– Cheryl Bradway, Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State

"Contacting Discover Saratoga should be your first step when planning your organization’s annual meeting or business getaway. The staff is so knowledgeable of meeting and event planning, and are able to give planners access to a wide range of services within their destination, including arranging site inspections, checking hotel and meeting space availability, and linking planners to expert local service providers. The destination experts at Discover Saratoga serve as extensions of your planning team. They truly are partners in ensuring a successful experience for your attendees!"

– Kathy Gormley, LeadingAge NY

"I have worked with the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau [Discover Saratoga] for over 30 years. They have always been accommodating to my every need. From RFP’s to references to supplying volunteers, their customer service and knowledge of the industry has always been first-class."

– Scott Jackson, NYS Health Facilities Association

"I can't thank you enough for everything! You made our experience wonderful! From just reaching out to quarterback our event, donating water and brochures, to the amazing microsite - it made our event seamless. I wasn't quite sure we would be able to have the meeting (due to COVID-19), but with the way everyone worked together to help make it happen was nothing short of amazing. It was a breath of fresh air to see the Pavilion Grand Hotel, Saratoga Springs City Center, and Discover Saratoga work as partners to accommodate all facets of our events and within COVID guidelines. Thank you so much! We hope to host another event in the future!"

– Paula Knapp, Premium Recycled Parts - North East

"My team and I would like to thank you all so very much for your assistance with the offsite visit we had last week. Your help was invaluable and we really appreciated all the many things you did for us. It would not have been as easy with you and your amazing staff!"

– Laura McNeill, Energy Efficiency Channel Sales Partner at National Grid  

“The members of our association always look forward to having our convention in Saratoga. The town offers amazing restaurants and there are endless entertainment options. The Discover Saratoga staff has been extremely helpful in coordinating tours, golf or other fun activities for free time. Saratoga is a first rate city with unique experiences. This year our staff participated in a team building glassblowing class.”

– Ellen Melchionni, President of New York Insurance Association

“Our association has regularly held its statewide convention in Saratoga Springs for 30 years. Whether it’s for the superb dining, first-rate lodging and hospitality, world-class horse racing, quaint shops in a walkable downtown, rich history, or its charm and sophistication – our members truly look forward to visiting Saratoga Springs each and every time. Now, more than ever, it is the place to be!”

– Randy L. McCullough, CAE, Deputy Executive Director of NYS Funeral Directors Association  

“Our organization was overwhelmed with the hospitality, expertise, talent, punctuality, pleasantness, sense of humor, cooperation, and all the other positive things that all of you exhibited in the planning, suggesting, cooperating, and executing the many details of our Spring Meeting. The DSDI attendees certainly expressed their gratitude to me for hosting this magnificent event, and I continued to make sure they went away with an appreciation of the great cooperation I encountered by every person I worked with in setting up this event. You are all very worthy representatives of your fine community. I, my wife and family, and the members of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence thank you again!” 

– Mel Livingston, DSDI Governor for New York, Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

“Thank you so very much for the great fam tour last week, from Monday’s breakfast to Tuesday’s spa treatment…..and everything in between.  I appreciate the work that went into planning this event.  My guest and I had a wonderful time.  It was the best fam tour I have ever attended.  Thanks, again!” 

– Janine D. Schultz, Conference Coordinator, Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research

“This year’s conference was a great success with record attendance of 300+. I am hoping for the same next year. We played the Saratoga Experience video and the stickers were a hit! We had fun “sticking” everyone. To help me get ready for Saratoga, I received a fancy hat, Saratoga Peppermint Pig, and Saratoga chocolate lucky horseshoe. Very fun! I have attached the Save the Date flyer as an FYI. Thanks again for all your help to date.” 

– Heather A. Kelly, Ed.D., Director, Office of Institutional Research, University of Delaw

“Our Convention was a huge success! The comments I’ve received back from our members lauded every aspect of the City Center, hotel accommodations, and local dining. The next time we’re back in Saratoga Springs we know it will seem like going “home again.” 

– Kelly Deitz, CAE, NYSFDA Director of Core Programs

“We greatly appreciate all the support that you and your organization provided in helping us to conduct our ship’s reunion in May. Your assistance helped to make it one of our best reunions. Saratoga Springs is a beautiful place and we know that everyone in our group loved it. We’d all like to come back sometime in the future. Thank you from the old crew of the USS Kirkpatrick DER 318.” 

– Colby Kent and John Iacobucci, USS Kirkpatrick DER 318



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