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Essential Cold Weather Wedding Tips

Consider our cold weather wedding tips when planning your special day in Syracuse There is nothing quite like the winter in Syracuse! If you are planning a wedding in Salt City over the winter months, it’s important to consider some cold weather wedding tips to keep everyone happy and toasty despite frigid temperatures. There can be many benefits to having a wedding in winter, such as incorporating the festive mood of the holiday season. It’s entirely appropriate to combine seasonal décor with the wedding. Even if the event is after the New Year, you can maintain some winter-themed centerpieces and decorations with snowflakes, winter trees covered in sparkling lights and cool winter colors. If the wedding is taking place in the coldest of months, you might even consider the opposite approach and create a beach or Hawaiian theme complete with palm tree decorations and tropical drinks. 3 Cold Weather Wedding Tips to consider 1. Dress Appropriately You don’t want to spend your big day shivering! If you’ll be getting married with chilly temperatures outside, you can be elegant and warm, stylish and cozy…and so can your wedding party. Consider closed-toe shoes, shawls, fur stoles, or matching formal coats for the bride and bridesmaids. Formal dresses with sleeves are also an option. The groom and groomsmen can opt for dark formal coats, matching scarves, and dressy gloves to keep the chill away. 2. Run with a Cozy Theme Who doesn’t love getting cozy on a cold day? In the same tone, your guests will appreciate cozy touches for your wedding and reception. Glowing and flickering candles give a warm ambiance,...

No Plans for New Year’s Eve in Syracuse: It’s not too late to go back in time!

We cordially invite you back to the Roaring 20s for New Year’s Eve in Syracuse! The Marriott Syracuse Downtown wants you to enjoy a momentous event with us this holiday season at our Roaring 20s New Year’s Eve party at our historic hotel. Be treated to live music in the lobby and each of the hotel’s three ballrooms, casino gaming tables, photos booths, horse & carriage rides, as well as a champagne toast and a balloon drop in each ballroom at midnight. *Important Note: Overnight rooms at the hotel are NOT available for individual bookings on December 31st. All guest rooms in the hotel are reserved for New Year’s Eve packages only. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be offering additional hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve in the nearby Jefferson Clinton Hotel. Call (315) 425-0500 to book a room. Grand Ballroom Overnight Package Features exclusive access to the historic Grand Ballroom all evening, with a cocktail hour, plated dinner, and premium open bar. The Maria DeSantis Orchestra will be performing in the Grand Ballroom all night. Grand Ballroom packages offer guests All Access to the Grand Ballroom and all other public areas of the hotel’s New Year’s Eve celebration. This package includes one overnight room per couple. Black tie attire is required for the Grand Ballroom package. Persian Terrace Package Features a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, premium open bar and music from the Atlas Band in one of the hotel’s most historic ballrooms. Black tie is suggested, but optional for the Persian Terrace. Overnight rooms are not included with this package. Finger Lakes Ballroom Package Offers a cocktail hour,...

A Very Happy Thanksgiving from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

We hope that you’re surrounded with the love of your dear ones on this festive season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Join us for a festive Thanksgiving celebration with a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet and enjoy all of your holiday favorites in the Persian Terrace. Spending the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Syracuse? Be sure to remember the Tree Lighting takes place on November 25 and we are happy to welcome guests to our complimentary party before the event with hot chocolate and cookies, live music and a visit with Santa himself. It is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit while in town! The Wegmans Lights on the Lake is underway, as well some other festive holiday events too. If you’re planning on spending time over the holidays in Syracuse, we would love to welcome you to our historic hotel for all overnight stays. From the Marriott Syracuse Downtown family to yours – Warmest wishes for a plentiful...

Our Holiday hotel in Syracuse NY is filled with History and Magic

Let our historic property be your holiday hotel in Syracuse, NY. The holiday season has a way of sneaking up on many but at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown we are ready to welcome you to your home away from home for the holidays! Head home to Syracuse for the upcoming holiday festivities. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s on the horizon, our historic hotel is the perfect place to stay to celebrate. We welcome guests as family! Syracuse has quite an extensive array of holiday events to enjoy every season from Lights on the Lake to the Nutcracker performances at the OnCenter, and more. On Thanksgiving we celebrate with a special dining event – reservations can be made through November 21st. For New Year’s Eve, we head back to The Roaring 20s for New Year’s Eve in Syracuse as we pay homage to our historic roots and our most recent historic restoration. Guests will enjoy live music in the lobby and each of the hotel’s three ballrooms, casino gaming tables, photos booths, horse & carriage rides, as well as a champagne toast and a balloon drop in each ballroom at midnight. Make your end of year reservations now and come to our festive holiday hotel in Syracuse NY with the perfect accommodations. Once known as the Hotel Syracuse, our property offers a mix of old world charm and modern comfort. Important Note: Overnight rooms at the hotel are NOT available for individual bookings on December 31st. All guest rooms in the hotel are reserved for New Year’s Eve packages only. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be offering additional hotel...

Thanksgiving in Syracuse: A Spectacular Holiday Dining Experience

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Holiday to remember in Syracuse We cordially invite you to join us this Thanksgiving in Syracuse at our historic hotel to celebrate with our first holiday dinner buffet as the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Gather with your friends and family around the table in the Persian Terrace and enjoy Thanksgiving classics: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Main St. Farm Fall Harvest Salad, Lively Run Goat Cheese & Beet Salad, Plainville Roast Turkey, Ravine Meritage Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Bourbon & Honey Glazed Pit Ham, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roast Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Brussel Sprouts w/ Brown Butter & Pecans, Steamed Green Beans, Mashed Root Vegetables, Scalloped Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Cranberry Relish & Assorted Pies & Desserts While you savor dinner, children can utilize our Arts and Crafts table, filled with fun holiday activities. This family gathering will be entertained with live music throughout dinner as well. There will be two seatings for dinner: 12:00pm and 4:00pm. Adults are $42.00. Children 12 and under are $12.00. Children ages 4 and under are free. To join us for Thanksgiving in Syracuse, please visit the event booking page by November 21 to secure your reservation. We can’t wait to celebrate this joyous season with our guests at our historic Syracuse...

Holiday Events in Syracuse

Holiday Events and Happenings near our historic Syracuse hotel It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays! From Thanksgiving through the New Year, holiday events in Syracuse sparkle. Make your season extra special with a visit to Central New York for the holidays! Lights on the Lake presented by Wegmans takes place between November 16th and January 8th. Visitors can enjoy this drive through display of holiday fun, The Land of Oz and sparkling, lighted animations. The Village at Skaneateles hosts the annual Dickens Christmas celebration which begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Meet Charles Dickens and a cast of characters right from the pages of the storybook as they interact with visitors throughout the Village. The Nutcracker is performed at the Oncenter this year by two amazing groups – the Syracuse City Ballet as well as the Moscow Ballet with the Great Russian Nutcracker. Home For The Holidays invites you to ring in the season with Symphoria, dancers, the Syracuse Pops Chorus, Syracuse Children’s Chorus, and special guests, as well as a visit from Santa on December 16th and 17th. Of course, the topper for the holiday season is New Year’s Eve at the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown. There are still tickets remaining for our party packages which include events in our Grand Ballroom, Persian Terrace and Finger Lakes Ballroom on December 31, 2016. When in town for any holiday events in Syracuse, we hope you will consider staying at our newly restored Marriott...

Take a Look at our Event Calendar When Visiting our Historic Syracuse Hotel

Planning a trip to Central New York – We are in the known about what’s going on in Syracuse. Exciting things are happening in Syracuse! When you are planning your stay at our historic Syracuse hotel, be sure to include a peek at our Events Calendar to explore some seasonal attraction and events happening around the area. Highlights include Football, basketball and more at Syracuse University Concerts, performances and conferences at the Oncenter Special events at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Dining tours Local Holiday festivities in Syracuse Full Syracuse Event Calendar We know what’s what in Syracuse. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is an IACC approved meeting center, the Official Hotel of the Oncenter and the Official Hotel of Syracuse University Athletics! Formerly known as Hotel Syracuse, our beautiful downtown Marriott hotel has preserved the grandeur and opulence of this famed hotel and added a modern twist. The hotel’s rich history has been maintained in the design and infrastructure, as well as in the notable works of art that grace the property. There’s so much to see and do while you’re staying in the downtown Syracuse area and the Marriott Syracuse Downtown keeps you close to it all. Reserve your room today and let us welcome you to our magnificent, contemporary property that’s full of rich history (and current happenings!) to...

We Love Orange: Official Hotel of Syracuse University Athletics

Stay at the Official Hotel of Syracuse University Athletics: Otto Approved! We love all things Orange – particularly when it involves Syracuse University Athletics! This is Cuse Nation, after all! When in town to see any sporting event, be sure to stay at the official hotel of SU Athletics! Orange Athletics’ Calendar of Events SU has a long and prestigious sporting history! A member of NCAA Division I and the Atlantic Coast Conference, Syracuse University Athletics’ fans can visit the Carrier Dome to take in a variety of the events – the only domed stadium in the Northeast, and is the largest structure of its kind on a college campus in the country.. Once known as the Hotel Syracuse, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown has preserved the grandeur and opulence of this famed hotel with modern amenities and comforts throughout. The hotel’s rich history has been maintained in the design and infrastructure, as well as in the notable works of art that once graced the property. Take advantage of our Stay for Breakfast Package when in town and begin your day with our hearty Breakfast Buffet before you venture out to enjoy your event. We hope everyone has a great time taking in a game, match or meet this season at SU. Go...

New Year’s Eve in Syracuse: Roaring 20’s Style!

The highly anticipated New Year’s Eve party at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown has officially been announced, and package tickets are on sale! Join us as we head back to The Roaring 20s for New Year’s Eve in Syracuse as we pay homage to our historic roots and our most recent historic restoration. Guests will enjoy live music in the lobby and each of the hotel’s three ballrooms, casino gaming tables, photos booths, horse & carriage rides, as well as a champagne toast and a balloon drop in each ballroom at midnight. Please visit our website to learn about the event, find answers to questions, and book packages. Given the expected demand for this event, any phone calls to the Hotel will be directed back to this website. *Important Note: Overnight rooms at the hotel are NOT available for individual bookings on December 31st. All guest rooms in the hotel are reserved for New Year’s Eve packages only. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be offering additional hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve in the nearby Jefferson Clinton Hotel. Call (315) 425-0500 to book a room. Grand Ballroom Overnight Package Features exclusive access to the historic Grand Ballroom all evening, with a cocktail hour, plated dinner, and premium open bar. The Maria DeSantis Orchestra will be performing in the Grand Ballroom all night. Grand Ballroom packages offer guests All Access to the Grand Ballroom and all other public areas of the hotel’s New Year’s Eve celebration. This package includes one overnight room per couple. Black tie attire is required for the Grand Ballroom package. Grand Ballroom dinner includes a hors d’oeuvres during cocktail...

Brand New Menus at our Historic Wedding Location in Syracuse

A delicious start to your new life at our historic wedding location in Syracuse. Food evokes special memories for so many and what better way to celebrate your special day with the most memorable meal? Join us for a delicious start to your new life as a couple at our historic wedding location in Syracuse! The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is no stranger to parties! Once known as the Hotel Syracuse, our property has seen nearly 100 years of magical celebrations and rich traditions. We are happy to offer our restored venue to our guests for the celebration of a lifetime. While you may initially be captivated by our historic venue, you will be treated to the spectacular dining. Our culinary team will dazzle with a custom menu of the finest gourmet cuisine! Wedding menus and packages The service we provide is nothing short of impeccable and our wedding professionals strive for perfection in every last detail to ensure your complete happiness on that special day. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown can accommodate any wedding – from intimate gatherings to the grandest events. We would be delighted to be your partner in planning your wedding celebration. The Marriott Syracuse will provide you with the peace of mind and assurance that your wedding will exceed all of your dreams and expectations. Our commitment to providing you a unique and memorable wedding encounter is based on the dedication, enthusiasm and experience of our hotel management and service team. In selecting our hotel, we will ensure each detail is fulfilled on your special day. Our reputation for service execution along with our unparalleled service...