GLBT Weddings, Unions, Commitment Ceremonies
Your wedding can be as personal and intimate as just the two of you, or with select family and friends, or if you choose, you can host a gala for up to 100 people. We believe that if your commitment is important, you should celebrate it, in whatever way is right for you.
We would like to help you to be inspired in the creation of your unique commitment ceremony—to make the day as beautiful as you've always dreamed. Expressing your love and desire to commit to a future together is progressive, it's evolved, and it’s about time!
The love between two people, same-sex or not, is ruled by their hearts. When your hearts decide to commit to each other, why not do so in a romantic, historic and supportive location. Commit to the love of your life with a Ceremony and/or Event at Kate and Amelia's home, the Batcheller Mansion Inn - Saratoga's "Crown Jewel"!
Click on Wedding Events for more information on ceremonies and receptions at the Batcheller Mansion. Our information applies equally to straight or same -sex couples.
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Kate & Amelia
Kate Batcheller and Amelia Le Saux were together for over 33 years and lived together in Saratoga and Paris from approx. 1910 until Kate's death in 1943. They lived here at the Batcheller Mansion until Kate sold it in 1916. After the sale of the mansion they lived on Franklin Square while World War One raged in Amelia's home country of France.
Following the war, they moved to France and in 1922 Kate was awarded the French Legion of Honor for her efforts in the reconstruction of the country. As tensions grew in Europe, Kate and Amelia returned to Saratoga. By 1936 they had taken an apartment on the third floor of the Arcade Building where Kate would live until her death in 1943. Amelia, who inherited the bulk of the family's estate, and donated many of the Batcheller family's items to local museums and the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art, maintained the apartment she and Kate shared until 1965. Our research is on-going.