Happy New Year from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown
As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead!
The New Year is always such a special time to share with family and friends as you say goodbye to the past and usher in the future. We hope your New Year’s Eve plans include our Roaring 20’s Party at our historic Syracuse hotel, but however you plan to celebrate, we wish you every happiness this season and throughout the year.
Wishing you all the Hope, Wonder, and Joy that the Season can bring!
If you will be in Syracuse for the holiday season, we invite you to celebrate with us at the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown!
While in town, you can enjoy some amazing events this season like the Annual Gingerbread Gallery at The Erie Canal Museum to Lights on the Lake in Onondaga Lake Park and of course skating the Clinton Square Ice Rink and Meachem Rink where more than 20,000 skaters take to the ice each year. Of course, our New Year’s Eve Celebration at our historic Syracuse hotel will create memories to last a lifetime.
We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with all of our cherished guests.
Book your next meeting at our historic Syracuse event space.
Planning a meeting or event can be overwhelming with all of the necessary decisions, problem solving, and finding the right place. We welcome every Syracuse meeting planner to consider our spaces and amenities designed especially for corporate or social events.
When you are looking for the perfect place to host an event or special occasion in 2017, our Central New York meeting space is a great option. We have over 41,000 square feet of space that can accommodate anything from small department meetings to corporate trainings and special work-related events.
Whatever time of day or night your event is scheduled, our culinary team can prepare and serve meals and/or snacks for your group. We can also arrange for multiple meals and snack breaks depending on the length of your meeting. Our banquet menus offer a great variety of choices that will surely please your attendees.
For your convenience, we also provide our meeting attendees with wired and wireless high-speed internet access in all of our meeting rooms.
If you have materials to prepare or work to catch up on before or after your event, our on-site business center is the perfect place to get things done. At the business center we provide:
Complimentary wired and wireless internet access
All of our Syracuse event space on the ground floor is IACC approved, as well as our Finger Lakes Ballroom. We are proud to be the largest and newest IACC conference space available in the Syracuse area.
Where Successful Meetings and Fun Events Happen
Flexible spaces, catering options, and a great location all come together to bring visitors and guests a wonderful place to have a gathering. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown we look forward to welcoming you and your guests.
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, and providing soft blankets in a chilly venue is a thoughtful touch. Special drinks like hot cocoa, cider, and hot toddies will warm guests down to their toes.
3. Choose a Flexible Venue
In the colder months, guests will have layers to shed when they come in from the outdoors. The event venue should have a way to accommodate these, such as a coat area or a room for storing guests’ personal items, like outerwear.
When consider a winter wedding in Syracuse, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the perfect spot! Imagine your photos set in front of our grand fireplace in the Lobby and dancing the night away under the blue skies in our ballroom. Opened in 1924, the Hotel Syracuse was the grand lady of Central New York hotels for many years before its closing in 2004. Countless weddings and other social events, as well as the meetings of many business groups and conventions, were held in its Persian Terrace, Grand Ballroom and other function rooms.
At the Marriott Syracuse we would love to be part of your special day!