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Tips for Planning a Winter Wonderland Wedding in New York

Tips for Planning a Winter Wonderland Wedding in New York

Tips for Planning a Winter Wonderland Wedding in New York.

Looking for professional and creative tips for planning a winter wonderland wedding in New York? In this week’s post, we’re rounding up our favorite tips and tricks to make winter wedding planning as seamless as possible for you. Check out our best tips for planning a winter wonderland wedding in New York and relieve a bit of the stress you might be feeling.

When it comes to planning a winter wedding in New York, know that timing is key. Finding vendors during the peak season may be a bit of a challenge. In addition, your out-of-town guests may encounter a bit of trouble during their travels. Keep in mind that, while the holiday season is a joyful time, there are many events and festivals that may be taking place at the time of your wedding. Our tip for planning a winter wedding in New York is to plan ahead. Book your vendors as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary headaches.

While we love how romantic winter weddings are at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, especially while the snowflakes are falling, be prepared for the possibility of cold, blustery winds and inclement weather. You may want to consider purchasing cozy blankets or pashminas for your guests and bridal party to warm up during the ceremony and reception. Consider putting down mats to help catch tracked-in snow and make sure there are plenty of coat racks for jackets and coats.

Consider that some guests may not be able to attend. When planning a winter wedding, you run the risk of a few people on your list declining your invitation. Winter is the time when many plan vacations or have other social obligations on their calendar. Furthermore, elderly or disabled family members may be too worried about the weather conditions. It is also an expensive time to travel, meaning some out-of-town guests may not be able to afford to attend.

Be sure to pick seasonal flowers. Flower prices may skyrocket since there are many flowers that are not in season during the winter. Keep this in mind early on in your planning so you can think of wedding bouquet alternatives in the beginning stages.

For more tips for planning a winter wonderland wedding, follow this link.

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the ideal winter wedding venue choice in Syracuse, New York, with plenty of event space to host both your ceremony and reception. We invite you to tour our facilities and let us help plan your dreamy winter wedding in New York.

Enjoy our New Jazz Series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

Jazz Series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Jazz at the Cavalier – Our New Jazz Series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Join us on Wednesday nights for enjoyable, exciting evenings in our Cavalier Room at our Historic Hotel Syracuse. “Jazz at the Cavalier,” our new jazz series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown features the smooth sounds of jazz in our cozy Cavalier Room, the perfect evening out for our guests and downtown residents alike.

We are pleased to partner with CNY Jazz Central to bring to life “Jazz at the Cavalier,” which will take place Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Twenty eight events are scheduled, featuring Upstate New York’s finest resident jazz and cabaret vocalists with grand piano accompaniment.

Experience an intimate cabaret atmosphere in the cozy surroundings of our Cavalier Room as you listen to the finest cabaret voices. There’s a new show every week! “Jazz at the Cavalier” is the perfect event in downtown Syracuse to help get you through the rest of the work week. Stop by and join us for our next jazz series on Wednesday, December 13 featuring Julie Falatico. The full schedule may be found at

Among the lineup of artists are Nancy Kelly, Ronnie Leigh, Moe Harrington, Andrea Miceli, Danielle Patrice, Scott Dennis, Just Joe, Rochester’s Jon Seiger and Ithaca-based Sally Ramirez, supported by pianists Rick Montalbano, Dick Ford, Dave Solazzo, Jimmy Cox and others.

Our Jazz series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is free of charge and holders of CNY Jazz Club cards can enjoy a very special discount, which includes 10% off food and drink. If you’ll be in our area, come stop by our Cavalier Room and listen to the smooth sounds of jazz for a truly memorable evening out in downtown Syracuse.

We hope you’ll be joining us for our new jazz series at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Meeting Space in Syracuse NY – Look Toward 2018

Meeting Space in Syracuse NY

Pick our Meeting Space in Syracuse NY.

We want to host your next business meeting or social event at our AAA Four Diamond Marriott Syracuse Downtown, conveniently located in the heart of downtown. Look excitedly toward 2018 and book our meeting space in Syracuse NY in the new year. We feature over 41,000 square feet of flexible event space to host a small or large gathering including an IACC Conference Center with eight breakout rooms, six private dining and meeting rooms and three elegant ballrooms.

When booking our meeting space in Syracuse NY, you can choose from:

Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet
Persian – 4,050 square feet
Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet
Empire Room – 2,940 square feet

Once choosing our event space at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown that is right for your meeting and/or event, our professional meeting planners will work with you to create a flawless experience from beginning to end.

Our banquet menus offer a great variety of choices for the day. You can enjoy wired and wireless high-speed internet access in all of our meeting rooms. We also offer a full service business center, a 24-hour fitness center with Life Fitness equipment, a Club Level, M Club Lounge and more!

We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Syracuse just a short walk from The Oncenter Convention facility, the historic Armory Square District, and less than one mile from Syracuse University and Upstate Medical Center.

Start planning your event with us today! Please contact our Sales Team by phone, call 315-554-3535. If you would like additional information on hosting business meetings, corporate events, or team building activities at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we invite you to fill out the below Request for Proposal form by clicking this link.

We look forward to speaking with you further and organizing the perfect event for you in the new year!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Syracuse!

Thanksgiving in Syracuse

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Syracuse.

Warmest wishes for a plentiful Thanksgiving!

Wherever you may be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, we hope you and yours enjoy a very relaxing and memorable day. If you’ll be in the Syracuse area, we invite you to gather around our table and celebrate Thanksgiving Day in Syracuse. We are hosting a very special Thanksgiving Lunch in Syracuse.

Enjoy all of your Thanksgiving favorites at our Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our lunch will take place in our Persian Terrace at 11:30 AM. Adults are $42.00. Children 12 and under are $12.00. Children ages 4 and under are free.

Visit our previous blog post, “Gather Around & Enjoy Thanksgiving Lunch with us in Syracuse,” to learn more about our Thanksgiving feast.

The City of Syracuse will host its annual “Home for the Holidays” celebration the day after Thanksgiving Day on Friday, November 24, 2017. The event will feature the beloved Clinton Square tree lighting ceremony, with entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the tree being lit at 7:00 p.m.

Ice Skating in Clinton Square will be permitted all day, weather permitting, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The rink will open again shortly following the ceremony.

If you’ll be staying with us for the holiday season, sit back and make yourself right at home. We are conveniently located near all of the very best holiday events in Syracuse so you’ll never run out of things to do this Thanksgiving weekend in Syracuse.

If looking for places to shop on Black Friday in Syracuse, we are located just minutes away from the Destiny USA shopping center. Destiny USA is New York’s largest destination of its kind with over 250 places to shop, dine and play!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

The Upcoming Holiday Shows in Syracuse.

Holiday Shows in Syracuse

The Beloved Holiday Shows in Syracuse.

Your favorite holiday shows are coming to Syracuse this season, guaranteed to make your days merry and bright. Experience the magic of the holiday shows in Syracuse during your visit this winter.

Syracuse City Ballet presents The Nutcracker on December 2nd & 3rd, 2017 – Whether it’s your first year attending or your a loyal fan of the classic holiday production, each year the holiday show in Syracuse evolves with new additions. A performance for the entire family, The Nutcracker in Syracuse is filled with “fun surprises, dazzling sets, colorful costumes and imaginative choreography,” according to Learn more about the Syracuse City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at The Oncenter Civic Center Theaters in Syracuse by visiting the website.

Dasher’s Magical Gift on December 9, 2017 at 11 AM. CNY Arts continues its 36-year long tradition of providing an educational and affordable production filled with a talented cast, beautiful ballet and music, doses of humor and the magic of the holiday season.

Symphoria Pops Series: Holiday Wonder on December 15, 2017 at 7:30pm. Don’t miss the holiday spectacle at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater. The holiday show in Syracuse is filled with dancers, chorus members and special guest vocalist Julia Goodwin.

Holidays in the City on December 16-17, 2017 – The one-of-a-kind winter experience features real reindeer at a city park, a smart Santa experience, street-side carolers, a Holiday Window Walk, free movie at the Landmark Theatre, outdoor ice skating and more!

Make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown your home away from home this holiday season. Conveniently located near the holiday events in Syracuse, our historic hotel in downtown Syracuse is the perfect place to end your evening. Unwind with a nightcap in our on-site restaurant and bar or rest your head in our cozy accommodations.

Visit our website to learn about our special offers taking place and begin planning your holiday season with us in Syracuse.

Holidays in the City – Joyful Holiday Events in Syracuse

Holiday Events in Syracuse

The Joyful Holiday Events in Syracuse.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Don’t miss the joyful holiday events in Syracuse this year. The one-of-a-kind winter celebration will be fun for all ages. Gather the entire family or your group of friends and make holiday memories at Holidays in the City, taking place just outside of our doors at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Picture twinkling holiday lights, real reindeer at city park, street-side carolers, free movies and outdoor ice skating with Santa in Clinton Square. It will feel like you’ve been transported inside the winter wonderland of a Norman Rockwell painting.

The holiday events in Syracuse will include:

Real Reindeer Interaction – Santa’s Reindeer will be making a special appearance in Hanover Square from noon to 4pm on December 16 & 17!

Food and Drink Specials in Downtown – Select restaurants and shops will be offering specials, deals and entertainment.

Holiday Window Walk – Stroll through the city to see all the lights and décor!

Free Movie at the Landmark Theatre – This year’s holiday movie will be How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey, on December 17 from 3-6pm at the Landmark.

Smart Santa Experience – Santa will be visiting the Galleries on Salina Street on Dec. 17th from noon-4pm.

Erie Canal Museum Gingerbread Exhibit – Over 30 gingerbread creations made by local bakers of all ages will be on display. Check out the amazing and edible works from 10am-5pm each day.

OHA Holiday Exhibit – More details to come!

Skating with Santa in Clinton Square – More details to come!

Street-side Carolers – Visit Hanover Square at the following times to listen to some amazing holiday songs by a few local choirs.
Sat. December 16 – 1 p.m. (CBA Choir)
Sat. December 16 – 2 p.m. (Harmonic Collective Choir)
Sun. December 17 – 2 p.m. (The Scarlet Choir)

Santa-Palooza Bar-Crawl – Visit Armory Square from December 16th from 2pm-9pm and hop from bar to bar and partake in the Santa themed bar crawl.

Visit the Holidays in the City website to learn more about each of the holiday events in Syracuse. With so much to see and do, make Syracuse, NY your holiday travel destination this winter. We invite you to plan your overnight stay with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We are the perfect spot to warm up after a day filled with holiday adventures.