FI and I are going to meet with this venue on Saturday (after seeing them at the bridal expo at the Saratoga Hall of Springs yesterday). We are specifically looking for a venue with a rustic barn to hold the reception in, which they have.
So far, the only venue that we've seen that we like has been the Mansion of Saratoga.
Pros: Budget friendly, on-site rooms for our OOT guests, we'd be the only wedding at the venue the whole day, friendly small and personable with a we'll-do-whatever-you-want attitude.
Cons: Even though we are planning on having our wedding on a Sunday, they have a strict rule that the earliest we can be on the site is 3pm, and the earliest we can start our ceremony is 5pm. I was hoping to start everything a bit earlier so we don't have a late-night reception on a Sunday night (guest courtsey). Also, their barn is fine, but I'm not in love with it either. Even with our small amount of guests (~50), it seems like it would be cramped.
From the small amount of info we got at the show yesterday, Birch Hill looks to be a little more pricey than the Mansion, but not completely out of our ball park either (for a Sunday) and the pictures of the barn look amazing.
Has anyone had any experience with Birch Hill? Thank you!