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The Best Bridal Shower Venues in Syracuse Are All Downtown!

Pop the champagne! Your friend is changing her last name! Throw her the party of the year with us – one of the premier event spaces in Syracuse.

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Congratulations! The bride is preparing for the wedding of her dreams, and perhaps this fairy tale ceremony will even be taking place here, at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

When planning a bridal shower, the duty traditionally rests with the Maid-of-Honor and choosing the perfect bridal shower venue is often thought to be just as important as the wedding venue itself. If you’re looking for the best bridal shower venue in Syracuse, the same event space that the bride is choosing can make perfect sense, providing you with the ideal setting for making memories and ensuring that everyone has the most wonderful time possible.

With event spaces that range from the most luxurious and intimate to the grandest of ballrooms imaginable, we have something here for every bride and every budget. No matter your preferred style, your bride can expect her day to be elegant, sophisticated, and most importantly, special!

Even though the hosting responsibility may have fallen on your graceful shoulders, the same Certified Wedding Specialists and the corresponding team members that assist in planning the picture-perfect storybook weddings that the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is known for are also at your disposal. Our Catering Services Manager will lead a team to customize a menu to fit any budget – whether brunch, lunch, or a very elegant afternoon tea! All the little, but still vital details, from seating arrangements to tastings, will be handled personally and professionally with no request too large or small. Of course, if your bride has her own outside help who wishes to advise, they are more than welcome to join us (standard event policies may apply).

So, why not treat the bride to a day she will never forget by hosting her shower with us, here at the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel.

Discover the Historic Magic of our Wedding Venues

Our Wedding Venues combine the elegant beauty of the past with the joyful celebrations of today.

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To discover the magic of our New York weddings, you have to take a journey into the past. When the first of many weddings at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel was celebrated on June 14, 2016, it ushered in a wonderful new era for the former Hotel Syracuse.

Still one of the most historic wedding venues in Central NY,  the Hotel Syracuse originally opened its doors in 1924 and quickly became known for hosting the grandest of events in its lavish ballrooms. For quite some time, the hotel continued to top the list of elegant wedding venues in Central New York and was much sought after by the elite and the extravagant. As it aged, the charm started to wane, and this former downtown, historic beauty needed some care.

It took a dedicated, fourth-generation Syracuse native to bring the “Grand Lady” back, so that she could once again take pride of place in his beloved city. It was a labor of love and took many years to renovate, refurbish and reimagine – original features were replicated and even more ornate details were added. Majestic chandeliers were carefully gilded and floor-to-ceiling windows cast beautiful natural light on the elegant furnishings throughout, returning the rooms to their former grandeur.

Now, we are thrilled to say that our Certified Wedding Specialists have ensured that our historic hotel is, once again, a favorite venue for New York weddings. With their attention to detail and our elegant spaces, we’re waiting to add your ‘happily ever after’ to our own historic tale!

All of our ballroom venues – from our Persian Terrace to our Finger Lakes Ballroom – are brimming with the extravagant traditions of days gone by, capturing the perfect blend of modern and antiquity to create the most picturesque setting for your special day. No matter the size of your affair, from a handful of close confidants to a 600-person extravaganza with every friend and family member in attendance, our event spaces are ready to cater to your own personal fairy-tale! Become a part of our history and tie the knot with Marriott.

Discover the Top Fall Wedding Color Combinations for 2018

The Certified Wedding Planners at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel divulge the top fall colors for 2018!

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Weddings at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel are not a one-size-fits-all affair. We ensure that each and every detail fits your personal style. However, that doesn’t mean that are Certified Wedding Planners are not open to offering suggestions based upon what’s happening in Syracuse at the time of your nuptials. And when it comes to Marriott Syracuse Weddings that take place in the fall months, our planners know the perfect place to start shaping your big day: color schemes!

When looking at fall wedding color combinations, you can always expect to find a whole bunch of earthy hues and rich jewel tones to complement the autumnal spirit. But in 2018, our planners at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown have selected their choices for the top color schemes to consider when searching for fall wedding inspiration:

Lavender and Lilac – Don’t think of this as just a “purple” color scheme. Both of these hues combine together to create an interesting feminine color scheme that is complex in its simplicity.

Maroon and Aegean Blue – The perfect fall color scheme of opposing colors that can be softened with the inclusion of some Cameo Pink accents. There is a breezy feel to this nautical theme, but it’s just as easily adaptable to any local Syracuse events, i.e. your wedding!

Cardinal Red and Pineapple – Looking for a vibrant fall choice? Then, look no further than these two bright hues that can make your wedding feel elegant but cheerfully fun at the same time!

Silver and Dove Gray – Perfect for the end of fall when the chilly weather is upon us. A particular favorite for many in the Downtown Syracuse area as it caters to both the bride and groom.

Tie the Knot at Marriott and let us help you set the mood for your perfect fall wedding!

Why You Should Use a Guide to Wedding Flowers When Planning Your Special Day

The Certified Wedding Planners at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel share the basics of wedding floral arrangements.

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There are many details that go into planning a dream wedding. Some seem much more important than others such as venue, time of year, and who to include on the guest list. But when speaking with our Certified Wedding Planners at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel, one often overlooked detail can actually turn out to be the most personal: floral arrangements.

It may seem laughable that those in charge of planning many local Syracuse events including all of the weddings at the Marriott Syracuse would put such an emphasis on flowers. Yet this is an easy way for the bride (and groom) to show off their personal taste and creativity. The best way to ensure your vision is being realized is to have an open conversation with your planner. Before this step, consider consulting a “Wedding Flower Guide” to brush up on the basics of all the blooms that, depending on what’s happening in Syracuse (time of year, weather), may be at your disposal.

For Marriott Syracuse Weddings, our planners suggest keeping three basic factors in mind:

Color – Depending on the theme / color scheme, certain flowers will work better in accenting the overall style and décor.

Shape – Another cosmetic factor that is often overlooked, but just imagine if your guests’ dinner experience on your special day is memorable only for the fact that the tall floral centerpiece precluded them from conversing with their table mates.

Quantity – How many blooms will you need to fill out all your floral arrangements? From bouquets and boutonnieres to centerpieces and standard décor, it’s beneficial to know what pieces you’ll need for your event to help narrow down the types of blooms that are required.

Tie the Knot at Marriott and we’ll be ready to make any of your wedding flower dreams come true!

The Five Hottest Wedding Trends for 2018!

Learn how the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel can help you have the “on trend” wedding of your dreams!

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There are many factors that go into planning the perfect wedding. The Certified Wedding Specialists at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel suggest considering the hottest wedding trends when starting to plan. Not every idea will speak to your soul, but by looking at what is on trend in the current wedding industry, your personal nuptials will become one of the can’t-miss local Syracuse events for your friends and family:

High Drama

Having a hotel wedding is NOT the antithesis of over-the-top indulgence! Our team can turn any of our flexible spaces into elaborately decorated displays of your love. Maybe not as magnanimous as the Royal Wedding in England, but we promise your big day will be what’s happening in Syracuse!

Pure Romance

Think candlelit ceremonies and rose petals are the perfect way to ‘happily ever after’? You’re not alone, and as one of the top current wedding trends, our Finger Lakes Ballroom Wedding Package can be customized to fit this style of traditional romance to melt any heart!

Rustic

Even if we don’t offer an outdoor wedding space, we can transform our ballrooms into the ideal naturally-inspired venue that will provide you with the best of both worlds (sorry Mother Nature, you won’t spoil this day)!

Vintage

Something borrowed and blue is not only traditional, it’s the beginning of a ceremony based on bringing the past back to the present to ensure a blissful future!

Whimsical

Whimsy = creativity! Anything your heart desires can come true!

Now, that you have learned about the many different trends we can incorporate into your special day, plan to Tie the Knot at Marriott! All of our weddings at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel are highly personalized events and we look forward to assisting in creating your own perfect version of ‘happily ever after’!