Special Events

Saratoga Banquet and Special Occasion Menus

Challenging times call for an innovative and inspired approach to your special occasion. Our priority is creating an environment that is beautiful, safe and celebratory. All of our options can be tailored to exceed your expectations.

The Wishing Well Restaurant is the perfect venue for events of any kind, from corporate functions to private banquets and intimate weddings. Just miles from historic Saratoga Springs NY in the foothills of the Adirondacks, The Wishing Well is a celebrated restaurant with a diverse menu in a convenient location near the Capital District, Saratoga and the Adirondacks. From the delicious food to the cozy, elegant ambiance, The Wishing Well is the perfect place to host your next event.

The Victorian farmhouse that houses The Wishing Well Restaurant was built in 1823 and was the ancestral home of the Stiles Family. With four fieldstone fireplaces, a lovely piano bar and a horse racing theme, charm and elegance abound at The Wishing Well. The relaxing ambiance of the dining rooms and tavern coupled with our delicious food and wine make The Wishing Well a destination you won’t want to miss on your next visit to Saratoga Springs NY.

For nearly 50 years, generations of The Lee Family have carried on the restaurant’s tradition of warm friendliness, attentive service and attention to detail. Dining room menu features include live Maine lobsters, hand cut steaks and chops and fresh seasonal fare, while the an innovative tavern menu features carefully-crafted small plates and lighter fare. With delicious food and an award-winning wine selection that has been routinely acknowledged by The Wine Spectator, The Wishing Well is committed to ensuring that your dining experience is nothing short of delectable.

For an intimate fireside dinner for two, a family gathering or a large social or business function, The Wishing Well provides the perfect setting to ensure a memorable evening of fine food and gracious hospitality.

(NYS sales tax and gratuity not included in pricing.)

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Hors d'oeuvres Selections

$12/person, select three

  • Chilled Poached Shrimp, spicy cocktail sauce, gf
  • Chicken Satay, Thai Sauce, gf
  • Miniature Maryland Lump Crab Cakes, sriracha aioli
  • Traditional Deviled Eggs, gf
  • Creole Deviled Eggs, gf
  • Seasonal Gazpacho Shooter, gf
  • Sausage Stuffed Jalapenos, crab, cornbread
  • Crab & Avocado Toasts
  • Greek Salad Skewers, gf
  • Grilled Squash & Prosciutto Skewers, gf
  • Brussels Sprouts, bacon jam, gf
  • Tempura Green Beans, gf
  • Buffalo Cauliflower, gf
  • Eggplant Balls, marinara

Plated Luncheon Menu

$28/person

Appetizers (select one)

  • Pasta Salad, choice of Italian or Greek Style, (gluten free pasta available)
  • Traditional Caesar Salad
  • Welldolf Salad, green apples, green grapes, celery, almonds, romaine lettuce, mayonnaise, apple cider vinaigrette, gf
  • Mini Maryland Lump Crab Cakes, choice of spicy or lemon aioli
  • Grilled Beef Skewers, Thai sesame sauce, gf
  • Seasonal Hummus, select one (Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic, Lemon, Butternut, Pumpkin) served with toast points or vegetables
  • Seasonal Soup
  • Wishing Well Chicken Wings, bleu cheese
  • Gorgonzola Phyllo Cup, apple grape slaw

Entrées (select two)

  • Classic Caesar Salad, choice of ( Sliced Steak, Salmon, Grilled Chicken, select one)
  • Maryland Lump Crab Cakes, select one sauce, lemon tarragon, sriracha, tomato corn dill salsa
  • Broiled Faroe Island Salmon, select one sauce, Asian sesame soy, pesto, roasted red pepper coulee, gf
  • Baked Stuffed Haddock, spinach, artichoke, feta
  • Parmesan & Panko Crusted Chicken Breast, choice of dijon or pesto cream
  • Mushroom Risotto

Includes homemade breads and butter.

Desserts (select one)

  • Chocolate Flourless Torte, raspberry sauce, gf
  • Tiramisu
  • Mousse, select one: chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, hazelnut, chocolate orange, raspberry chocolate, gf

Table side Coffee and Tea Service

The Derby Plated Dinner

$39/person (minimum 25 guests)

Appetizers (select one)

  • Seasonal Soup, hot or cold
  • Wishing Well Green Salad, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, house vinaigrette, gf
  • Classic Caesar Salad or Grilled Caesar Salad with or without anchovies
  • Welldolf Salad, green apples, green grapes, celery, almonds, romaine lettuce, mayonnaise, apple cider vinaigrette, gf
  • Chilled Poached Shrimp, spicy cocktail sauce, gf
  • Mini Maryland Lump Crab Cake, choice of spicy or lemon aioli

Entrées (select three)

  • Filet Mignon, select one sauce: demi gf, roasted onion, port reduction, mushroom garlic herb
  • Chicken Marsala, cremini mushrooms, thyme
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Chicken Parmesan, linguine, chef’s choice of vegetable
  • Chicken Carbonara
  • Crab Stuffed Salmon, basil beurre blanch
  • Spinach & Parmesan Stuffed Trout
  • Trout Almondine
  • Vegetable Risotto, gf
  • Veal Parmesan, linguine, chef’s choice of vegetable
  • Veal Millanese

All entrées served with Chef’s choice of seasonal vegetable and starch.
Includes homemade breads and butter.

Desserts (select one)

  • Chocolate Flourless Torte, raspberry sauce
  • Seasonal Cheesecake
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Peach or Strawberry Shortcake
  • Mousse, select one: chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, hazelnut, chocolate orange, raspberry chocolate, gf

Table side Coffee and Tea Service

The Whitney Plated Dinner

$49/person (minimum 25 guests)

Appetizers (select one)

  • Coconut Crusted Shrimp, sweet chili sauce
  • Buffalo Shrimp, bleu cheese, gf
  • Mini Maryland Crab Cake, choice of spicy or lemon aioli
  • French Onion Soup
  • Wishing Well Lobster Bisque
  • Crab Soup
  • Wishing Well Salad, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, house vinaigrette, gf
  • Classic Caesar Salad or Grilled Caesar Salad, with or without anchovies
  • Baked Oysters Rockefeller

Entrées (select three)

  • Filet Mignon, select one sauce: demi gf, roasted onion, port reduction, mushroom garlic herb
  • Sliced Angus Sirloin Steak, au poivre
  • Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef, au jus (additional $5 per person)
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Chicken Carbonara
  • Crab Stuffed Salmon, basil beurre blanch
  • Spinach & Parmesan Stuffed Trout
  • Crab Stuffed Rainbow Trout
  • Trout Almondine
  • Roasted Swordfish, lemon caper butter
  • Lobster Risotto, tomato, corn, basil, gf
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Veal Milanese
  • Vegetable Gnocchi

All entrées served with Chef’s choice of seasonal vegetable and starch.
Includes homemade breads and butter.

Desserts (select one)

  • Chocolate Flourless Torte, gf
  • Seasonal Cheesecake
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Mousse, select one: chocolate, vanilla, raspberry, hazelnut, chocolate orange, raspberry chocolate, gf

Table side Coffee and Tea Service

Beverage and Bar Options

The Wishing Well is proud of offer the finest beverages available, and all drinks are prepared to order by our carefully trained and courteous staff.

Prices vary per package (minimum 25 guests)

House Package

$14/hour/person for the first hour, $7/hour for each additional hour

  • Includes: Vodka, Gin, Scotch, Rye, Tequila, Bourbon, Rum, Deville Brandy, Kahlua, Vermouth, Cabernet, Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir and selected bottled beer.

Premium Package

$16/hour/person for the first hour, $8/hour for each additional hour

  • Includes: House Package plus Seagram’s 7, Seagram’s V.O, Tanqueray Gin, Beefeater Gin, Jim Beam Bourbon, Dewar’s Scotch, Jack Daniels, Maker’s Mark Bourbon, Grey Goose Vodka, Ketel One Vodka, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Bacardi Rum, Espòlon Tequila, Crown Royal and Chivas Regal
  • Additional premium wines and spirits available on request.
  • Unlimited soft drink and non-alcoholic beverages are available at $2.50 per person.
  • Guests may run a tab for their beverage purchases or offer a cash bar.

Beer, Wine & Soda

$12/hour/person for the first hour, $6/hour for each additional hour

Beverage Additions

Add any of the following to your beverage package:

  • Champagne toast or a glass of house wine with dinner, $5 per person
  • Create your own signature drink for $7 per person.

Table side Coffee and Tea Service

Included in all special event packages.

We are happy to customize a menu to suit the needs of your event, please inquire.

Custom buffet menus available on request.

All food and beverage packages are subject to NYS 7% sales tax and 20% gratuity.

All special events require a $250 non-refundable deposit.

A guaranteed number of guests and meal selection counts is due seven days prior to your event. Final payment is due five days prior to your event.