No we haven't been gambling (except with our sanity over the kitchen remodel project). The Canfield Casino in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs was the venue for the wedding we attended on Saturday. It's a pretty interesting place even if, like me, you know nothing about it except that it used to be a casino!
The ceremony and cocktail hour were held in the parlor and the adjoining bar. The parlor is overlooked by a rather grand portrait of a man with an impressively waxed moustache. I failed to find out who he was or get a decent photograph however.
The lighting was an impressive combination of natural and artificial (in one fixture).
The reception was held in the ballroom.
The arrangement of decorations behind the top table were eye-catching:
Apparently the Native Americans have long held sway over gambling, but what that has to do with a Roman chariot or a Nazi-esque eagle is anyone's guess.
At the other end, behind the DJ and MC is another, equally unexplained, stained glass image.
We did, however, manage to decipher the stained glass windows in the roof. One for each month with a symbol of the zodiac sign which starts in that month and the number of days (presumably to remind you of how many opportunities there are to come and part with your money).
However, we were just there to have a good time and celebrate our friends' wedding. The odds were very favourable.