The most common question asked about the Mansion is "Who was Glen Sanders?" There never was a man by that name. The Mansion is named for two families that were an integral part of our area's history.
Alexander Lindsey Glen, born in Scotland, was the first to settle on the north side of the Mohawk River. He named his new home "Nova Scotia" meaning "New Scotland." The year was 1658, three years before the founding of Schenectady.
Built as a trading port, the original structure was a substantial stone house about one hundred feet closer to the river. Glen was an agent for the Dutch West India Company, and the Mohawk Valley was a much-traveled pathway for trappers from the north. Damages due to flooding compelled Glen to salvage what he could and use the materials in the construction of a new one-room dwelling. This is the kitchen of the present house. With additions, the new house soon was comprised of a hall and three rooms. The original Dutch Gambrel roof is still intact.
In 1713, Glens' son expanded the house by adding the east wing. This is now the dining room and Maquas Lounge. The Glen Family was host to many historical figures including General George Washington and Louis Philippe of France, who stayed here in exile.
In 1739, Glen's great-granddaughter, Debra Glen, married John Sanders of Albany. In 1765, John and Debra Sanders become the sole owners of the Glen Estate, making it known as the Glen Sanders Mansion. From that date until 1961 the house remained in the possession of the Glen family handed down from generation to generation.
Maria brings over 20 years of experience to Glen Sanders Mansion. After attending SUNY Plattsburgh, Maria moved on to work at the Boca Raton Hotel and Club and later became Beverage Manager at the Intercontinental Hotel and Club in Miami, Florida. Maria joined Angelo Mazzone in opening the Manhattan Exchange Restaurant, where she took on the position of Restaurant Manager. She has been with the Glen Sanders Mansion for 17 years now, where her role as wedding event planner has helped make Glen Sanders Mansion known for its exquisite ceremonies and receptions. Her warm personality ensures that all of her brides are comfortable with the wedding planning process and she truly loves keeping the brides in touch with what's really important to them on their special day. The comfortable and personal setting she creates for her clients as well as her "call me anytime" policy have led to many life-long relationships, usually moving on to plan baby showers and family events!
After nearly a decade of investment management experience, Matt is able to incorporate his financial background along with his passion for the hospitality industry. Growing up in the restaurant business, Matt understands the demands and intricacies of each department. His knowledge has motivated each member of the team to continue their focus on customer service, while maintaining financial responsibility. Matt graduated Cum Laude from Siena College, and graduated with honors from SUNY Albany earning his Executive MBA degree. He is involved in the community through service organizations such as Board of Directors of the Schenectady Museum, Treasure of the Clifton Park, IDA, Board Member of Albany Entrepreneurs Organization, and Albany Medical Center Annual Gifts Committee.
Matt was recently named Business Review's 2012 CFO of the Year.
Samantha graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technologoy with a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, Markteting & Communications in 2011. During her time at FIT, she gained experience in Wedding & Event Planning while interning for Swank Productions in New York City and Christine Wheat Special Events Firm, LLC in the Capital Region. Upon graduation, she began her career as an Event Planner with the Van Patten Golf Club in Clifton Park. Samantha joined the Mazzone Hospitality team in July 2016 and is responsible for planning corporate functions at Glen Sanders Mansion, Key Hall, Proctors Theater and The Schenectady Armory
During her Senior Internship Program through Siena College, Andrea began her path with Mazzone Hospitality. In a short period of time, she was hired at one of Angelo's newer properties, The Hilton Garden Inn, in Clifton Park. After her first year with Mazzone, she graduated from Siena College with her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. She then was hired full time, as the Sales Assistant at The Glen Sanders Mansion, focusing on Weddings & Social Events. Working alongside the high volume sales team, in both planning and executing events, has offered Andrea a tremendous amount of experience with the best in the industry. Andrea has also been involved with writing Mazzone Hospitality's popular Wedding blog, "Aisle Files" for the past few years. Her flair for current trends and ideas makes her a bride's dream to work with! Her love of Weddings & Social Events is reflected in her attention to detail and her enthusiasm to create the perfect customized event for each client.
In 1988, after an extensive search across three counties, Angelo purchased Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. He added 12,000 square feet to the original house, including a restaurant and two ballrooms. With a desire to better serve the business community, a 22-room Inn was added in 1995. This completed the property as one of the most unique in the area. Starting in 1996, Mansion Catering became the exclusive caterer at the Hall of Springs banquet facility located on the grounds of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. With a busy year-round event calendar, the Hall of Springs also offers a seasonal restaurant during the classical performance series at the theater. In Spring 2005, Angelo's 677 Prime opened in downtown Albany's theater district becoming the leading restaurant in the Capital District. This upscale steakhouse and wine bar has a popular Wine Society, as well as showcases some of the area's leading artists. 2007 was a busy year for Angelo and Mazzone Hospitality. As part of another redevelopment of Downtown Schenectady, Angelo returned to his original Peggy's location for the creation of a first class bistro and wine bar, Aperitivo Bistro. In June of 2007 Angelo took over the food service at Saratoga National Golf Club, and opened Prime at Saratoga National - an upscale steakhouse based on the style of Angelo's 677 Prime; and broke ground on a large Grand Ballroom on the second floor of the Golf Club which opened in May 2008. The catering arm continued to grow with the inclusion of the Fasig-Tipton "Man o' War" dining offerings. This includes serving lunch and bar fare during the horse sales in Saratoga Springs, as well as social events utilizing the grand space. Almost 20 years to the day of opening Glen Sanders Mansion, Angelo and his team not only completed a one million dollar makeover to the ballroom and hotel lobby, but also completely renovated the restaurant to become Angelo's Tavolo, featuring modern Italian cuisine that is like no other restaurant in the area. Also in 2009, Angelo created another division with PRIME Business Dining which includes cafeteria-style dining at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in Malta, the Golub Corporation headquarters, SI Group, Empire State Plaza and more. In February 2011, Mazzone Hospitality signed a contract with Proctors to become the exclusive caterer at their new venture Key Hall at Proctors - a refurbished bank right next door to Proctors. Continuing to grow in 2011, Angelo's Prime Bar & Grill opened along with becoming the exclusive caterer inside the Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park. 2012-2013 were growing years for our Mazzone Catering division as Mazzone Hospitality became the exclusive caterer at 90 State Street in Albany, and by adding the MH Express division serving our corporate clients with drop-off catering. In 2013 Angelo opened the Tala Bistro in Latham. Mazzone Hospitality, nurtured by Angelo Mazzone, has proven it can make dreams come true, not only for our thousands of guests, but for Angelo and his staff as well. Together they provide the area with unsurpassed events, quality catering, exceptional fine dining restaurants and a company founded on the philosophy of customer service.
Lucien Rizio, Event Manager for Mazzone Hospitality, joined the company in March 2013 as an event manager/captain. Lucien has had experience training in every position from busser to server to event captain. Lucien attended Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island where he studied hotel hospitality, with a concentration in casinos. Before coming to Mazzone Hospitality, Lucien served at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino, where he was a captain/maitre d’ at a private fine dining restaurant and club and was responsible for increasing club memberships and dining room sales with his extensive knowledge and hospitality. “One thing I enjoy the most about managing events is simply the energy in the room. Whether a corporate function or a wedding, there is so much energy from the guest and staff. It is a pretty great feeling at the end of each night when everything we planned is executed perfectly. I love to see the client leaving happy!”
NYS Thruway take Exit 25, I-890 West take Exit 4C, left at the traffic light, over the bridge, at traffic light, make left and left into our driveway.
NYS Thruway (87) north to NYS Thruway (90) West. Take Exit 25 onto I-890 West. Take exit 4C toward NY-5/Scotia. Turn left onto NY-5 W and then left on Glen Ave. The Mansion is on your left.
Mass Pike west to NYS Thruway (90). Take Exit 25 onto I-890 West. Take exit 4C toward NY-5/Scotia. Turn left onto NY-5 W and then left on Glen Ave. The Mansion is on your left.
I-87 (Northway) take Exit 6 to Route 7 West toward Schenectady. Take I-890 West to Exit 4C, left at the traffic light, over the bridge, at traffic light, make left and then left into our driveway.
NYS Thruway, take Exit 26 to I-890 East, take Exit 4B, off the ramp bear to the left and follow sign to Scotia (Route 5) left at traffic light, over the bridge, at traffic light, take left and left into our driveway.
Route 50 south to Scotia. Turn left on Mohawk Ave. Take a right on Glen Ave and the Mansion is on your left.
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