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Why Upstate New York’s Capital District?

- Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Maybe we are a little biased, but we think that the Capital District is pretty great. Not only are we home to some very unique entertainment opportunities like The Saratoga Race Track and world class skiing, but we have breath taking natural scenery and an abundance of historic charm. The professional services available to you are constantly growing and evolving to offer you services that were once only found in large markets like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami. The same level of service and experience are now easily found in our very own capital district.

For so many reasons we see Upstate New York as a destination worth visiting. Bringing your next event to an area like ours shows imagination. While many large cities have the generic tourist appeal, Upstate New York offers a more personal experience. For instance a 3 day conference held in Lake George gives you plenty of opportunities to entertain your guests in creative ways. Situating your guests in the Adirondack park is the perfect spot to enjoy a unique atmosphere like evening dinner cruises around the lake and historical tours. This is a perfect spot for team building retreats boasting an impressive collection of outdoor sports opportunities like rafting, winter sports, hiking, ropes courses and more!

Made famous by the Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga county is also another great option for your next event. Along with a bounty of historical buildings in downtown Saratoga Springs, the area is extremely safe, walkable and tourist friendly. New hotels and meetings spaces are being added constantly to better serve you. With an eclectic downtown culture, your guests are sure to feel at home in Saratoga. If you are looking for unique ways to entertain consider a Polo match, beautiful golf courses or an evening at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Take in an exhibit at the National Museum of Dance or National Museum of Racing. Visit the world famous Saratoga Race Trace and enjoy a day in a private pavilion. Beyond the friendly ambiance you will find that Saratoga Springs lives up to its charm and small town appeal while catering to the most upscale taste.

The Schenectady Area is one of our up and coming areas. In recent years there has been a big economic push to restore the Electric City to its glory. Home to live entertainment venues like Proctor’s Theater and a variety of unique dining, downtown Schenectady will soon welcome the development of a $300 million dollar project to create The Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor. While our entire area looks forward to this first class facility which will no doubt have exquisite function space, accommodations, culinary selections and entertainment prospects.

The heart of the Capital District is probably the Albany area. Not only is it our states capital and the hub political action, it is also an area with your next meeting in mind. Large scale convention space is available at the Empire State Plaza, Times Union Centers and a variety of local hotels. Your catering needs can be met by a variety of outstanding companies – many of which have adopted the “farm to table” principal of using locally sourced ingredients to offer you to highest quality product. Entertainment is covered with sporting events, concerts and comedy shows making frequent stops in the area as well as being within minutes of the airport.

These are just a few areas that are worth checking out for your next meeting. You will see and you begin to explore each area that there is something unique and exciting in each place. Total Events has led the area in innovative décor and rentals for over a decade. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you in bringing your next event to our home town.