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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’!

Weddings at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel: The Perfect Start to ‘Happily Ever After’

 If you plan on saying “I Do” in the Downtown Syracuse area, let us help you make your fairytale come true!

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You’ve answered the BIG question! You’re now engaged and ready to start your life together… yet other queries are waiting to be RSVP’d!

Here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we know that if we asked a variety of couples to describe their perfect celebration, we’d receive just as many responses. That is why if you are planning on having your festivities in the Downtown Syracuse area, we hope you may tie the knot at Marriott! Whether it is a traditional ceremony with something borrowed and blue or a more modern twist on nuptials, every one of the weddings at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel is a custom event!

Our Marriott Syracuse Weddings begin and end with our Wedding Specialist Lindsey Cole and her team of planners who work directly with couples to ensure that every one of their hopes for their dream ceremony comes true! Whether you plan on having your actual ceremony in our newly revitalized event spaces or just want a place to have a grand celebration after the “I Dos”, our team’s prepared to walk you through all of your options and craft a truly personal event that will be unlike any of the other matrimonial local Syracuse events we have had the pleasure of hosting.

We will ensure that our expertise and support will make this special time in your life as stress-free as possible. Establishing a budget, verifying your vendors, blocking and booking your guest accommodations… the list of things our professional wedding experts can provide is as long as the list of what’s happening in Syracuse events (and just as diverse too). From different cultures to varying sizes of attendees, nothing will be overlooked.

Check out our online Event Planner for more information on how to say “I Do” to a Marriott Wedding!

13 Reasons to Join Us for The Great New York State Fair

The NYS Fair 2018 promises 13 days full of family fun for the over 1,000,000 guests who are expected to attend!

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What’s happening in Syracuse between Wednesday, August 22 through Monday, September 3 is only the most highly-anticipated event in the area all year. 1,000,000 million attendees cannot be wrong – The New York State Fair 2018 is the only place to end your summer! Here are 13 reasons why you should join us for this 13-day extravaganza of family fun!

  1. The Great New York State Fair is the oldest in the US! The State Fair in Syracuse is still standing after 177 years!
  1. New York State pride! Now’s the time for Downtown Syracuse, not New York City, to take the spotlight!
  1. No subways? No problem! The NYS Fair 2018 is in CENTRAL NY and easily accessible by car (Thruway), boat (Canalway), and train (Amtrack).
  1. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is only five miles away! Our comfortable accommodations and convenient location make us your perfect home for this event.
  1. Two words: pig races! Some NYS Fair traditions need to be seen to be believed.
  1. See the “miracle of life”! Another fair tradition: live cow births. (i.e. see above description).
  1. Butter’s not just for bread! The butter sculptures are truly “fat” pieces of art!
  1. Drink a cup of milk for a quarter! Talk about doing the body good!
  1. The midway rides get better every year! From Kiddie Land to terrifying thrill rides, there’s something for everyone!
  1. Discover our diverse history. The Pan-African Village is a hidden gem focusing on New York’s African-American history.
  1. The music will never die! With a variety of venues, the fair will always be rocking with sweet tunes!
  1. Food, glorious food! No Fair is complete without the most indulgent (and usually deep-fried) carnival eats!
  1. Did we mention the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Hotel is only five miles away?

Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse

Treat Mom to the perfect Mother’s Day Brunch in Syracuse!

Enjoy a Decadent Brunch in the Grand Ballroom

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown would like to welcome all those who wish to celebrate the special woman in their lives to the hotel for brunch. Your mother, grandmother, aunt, or motherly figure will be delighted to enjoy a beautiful visit to the Grand Ballroom which features spectacular views of the area along with an extravagant spread in a grandiose setting.

Mom is sure to love the sheer number of available options. Brunch will include a number of delicious displays including artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, and breakfast pastries as well as a carving station, grilled cheese station, seafood options, and specialties like bouillabaisse and truffle and cheddar mac n’ cheese. There is also a mouth-watering number of desserts like banana bread pudding with espresso syrup and strawberry shortcake made fresh to order.

Plan a Trip to Downtown Syracuse for Mother’s Day

We are currently taking reservations for brunch on Sunday, May 13. There will be two available seatings, one at 10:00 a.m and one at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $49 for adults and $19 for children under 12. Children 5 and under are free, and tickets are non-refundable.

Make the most of the celebration and book a stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Our historic hotel with a modern twist is the perfect place to celebrate any occasion or just enjoy some time away from home. We offer several packages to help make the most of your stay.

Spend Valentine’s Day in Syracuse NY!

Love is in the air – Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Syracuse NY!

Trying to think of the best places to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend? Our central location and intimate, cozy lodging makes the Marriott Syracuse Downtown the perfect choice for spending Valentine’s Day in Syracuse NY. With romantic hotel packages currently available on our website and spacious accommodations waiting for you, we invite you to make the Marriott Syracuse Downtown your home away from home this Valentine’s Day 2018. Treat your spouse or loved one to the ultimate romantic getaway in Central New York and plan your stay today.

Whether you are planning to spend a romantic getaway in Syracuse for two or looking to spend the weekend with a group of friends, there is plenty to see and do near our hotel for any occasion. Take a stroll to historic Armory Square or catch a show at the Landmark Theatre. Enjoy a fun-filled day of shopping at Destiny USA or tour the nearby wineries and breweries in Syracuse.

From Ice Skating at Clinton Square Ice Rink to sightseeing at Rosamond Gifford Zoo, you’ll never run out of ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Syracuse NY. However you plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Central New York, be sure to retreat back to our historic hotel for a romantic, hearty meal at Eleven Waters.

Our Indigenous Dining Package at Eleven Waters is the perfect Valentine’s Day hotel package in Syracuse NY. We’ll take care of both breakfast and dinner so you can focus on your loved one.

Our Eleven Waters Day and Night Package Includes:

  • $50 Food and Beverage Credit for Eleven Waters Restaurant (Onsite)
  • Buffet breakfast for two

Click here to book your hotel stay today.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you to the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown this February 14!