The Queensbury Hotel, centrally located between Saratoga Springs and Lake George, New York, has been a focal point of the Glens Falls region for close to 100 years. It is the perfect venue for an elegant wedding reception and wedding ceremony under the gazebo in the park, with the beautiful Adirondacks and Lake George nearby for pre wedding and/or engagement photo sessions.
Starting in 1916, the local Chamber of Commerce, local businessmen, and city officials desired a hotel to be built, not only to host Adirondack tourists and national businessmen, but also to serve as a community center for the city of Glens Falls. In 1924, in an unprecedented show of business and civic teamwork, 100 representative businessmen met at the Glens Falls Insurance Co. and unanimously voted to organize the Glens Falls Hotel Corporation and build the$600,000 modernQueensbury Hotel where later that year construction would start.
This success points to the determination of local entrepreneurs and civic-minded residents in Glen Falls to erect a city center landmark suitable for conventions, weddings, concerts, entertainment, and other social events to promote civic pride in Glens Falls and Warren County. Over the next couple of decades, the Queensbury Hoteladded more guest rooms and meeting room facilities in order to accommodate the demand of business and special events in the Adirondack Region.
The Queensbury Hotel is not only a popular hotel choice for families and businessmen, but celebrities as well. Well-known performers such as Bob Dylan, Louis Armstrong, and Kenny Rogers have all called the Queensbury Hotel their “home” at one point or another throughout the hotel’s 90 year history. Benny Goodman and Guy Lombardo would give performances in the hotel's ballroom. Kenny Anderson, Joe Frazier, and Jackie Robinson are some athletes that have visited the area and choose to stay with us. Politician Robert F. Kennedy promised to return to the Glens Falls region, win or lose, after the 1964 election for Senator. The day after he won the election, Kennedy fulfilled his promise and showed up to a luncheon at the hotel to promise to help the growth of the surrounding areas.
This Queensbury Hotel wedding was a joy to photograph and there were so many photo opportunities for the couple and wedding party to take advantage of. Not only in the opulent hotel interiors but the lovely Crandall Park is only 5 minutes away and that is where we photographed the First Look and couples wedding romance session.
I look forward to my next wedding there and would be more than happy to meet with any wedding couple considering this beautiful venue for their 2021/2022 wedding and discuss all the beautiful wedding photo opportunities around the Glens Falls area. Please contact me for more information.
Sally Carpenter Photography is one of the most recommended wedding and portrait photographers in the Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs and Albany areas also offering wedding and portrait photography throughout upstate New York and Vermont.