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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.

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!

Let us be your Holiday Party Venue in Syracuse.

Holiday Party Venue in Syracuse

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at our Holiday Party Venue in Syracuse.

The holidays are just around the corner and as we get ready to deck our halls, we invite you to celebrate the season with us at our historic hotel in downtown Syracuse. Whether you are looking to host a large, lavish gathering or an intimate social affair, let us be your holiday party venue in downtown Syracuse.

There is no denying that the holiday season is a magical time here in Syracuse. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we offer a variety of unique, elegant event spaces in Syracuse to help you celebrate the holiday season with good cheer and good friends.

Our event venues at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown include:

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

We also have a professional event planning staff on-site to help secure all of the important details of your celebration. Our culinary team is also available and can create customized menus to help suit your tastes and budget. Along with holiday parties, we are also exceptionally equipped to host a variety of special events such as:

  • Anniversary party
  • Birthday party
  • Quinceanera
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Baby/Bridal Shower
  • Graduation
  • Reunion
  • Engagement Party

For more information on hosting your holiday party, wedding receptions, bridal showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, or other social events and celebrations, please fill out the Request for Proposal form here. If you would like to contact the Sales Team directly, please call 315-554-3535.

If you will be visiting Syracuse during the holiday season, we would love to be your home away from home for the holidays! Syracuse has an extensive amount of festive events and activities to look forward to and we invite you to book your overnight accommodations with us. We hope to see you this holiday season at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Stay tuned for details regarding our Thanksgiving Lunch, coming to our blog next week.

“Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20s” – Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown!

New Year's Eve at Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Ring in the New Year in style and celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Can you believe that 2018 is right around the corner? We’re not sure where the time went but we are looking forward to ringing in the New Year at our highly anticipated New Year’s Eve party in Syracuse. If you’ll be in our area, we invite you to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. This year’s theme will be “Bootleggers Ball & The Roaring 20’s,” paying homeage to our historic roots and most recent renovation.

Let’s dance the night away and ring in the new year together. The evening will be filled with wonderful live music and entertainment throughout our property! Enjoy the Stan Colella Orchestra in our beautifully restored Lobby, the DeSantis Orchestra in the Grand Ballroom, Atlas Band in the Persian Terrace and the Mere Mortals in the Finger Lakes Ballroom. Along with joyful music, guests can also expect Casino Gaming Tables, Photo Booths and Horse & Carriage Rides.

Your ticket selection reserves your table and seat for dinner in the designated ballroom of your choice. After dining with us, your tickets include access to all entertainment and activities throughout the night.

Our New Year’s Eve hotel package in Syracuse will include Cocktail Hour starting at 7:30pm with a Premium 5 Hour Open Bar, Buffet Dinner, Late Night Snack and a Champagne Toast at Midnight. The event will end at 12:30am.

If you’d like to begin your celebrations a little earlier, we encourage you to join us for pre-event festivities that will take place in the Lobby from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Our pre-event celebrations will include Ballroom Dancing, Social Games, Best Dressed Award and live music.

Please click here to purchase tickets for New Year’s Eve at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Ticket sales will close on December 30th or sooner if the packages are sold out. *You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.

No need to drive home once the event is over. We welcome you to book a room with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown before we sell out! Visit our website and reserve your room with us today.

Our Event Venues in Syracuse NY can cater to any social occasion!

Event Venues in Syracuse NYPick One of our Event Venues in Syracuse NY for your next party.

Special moments deserve to be celebrated. Whether it be a large, lavish gathering or an intimate party, let us have the honor of hosting your next special occasion at one of our event venues right here in Syracuse, NY. Here are a list of events that we’ve hosted at our historic property in Syracuse:

  • Anniversary parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Quinceaneras
  • Sweet Sixteens
  • Baby/Bridal Showers
  • Graduations
  • Reunions
  • and more!

We believe that when it comes to hosting an event, it’s all in the details and even the tiniest details can make a big difference. With a culinary team available on-site, you can have customized menus planned to suit your tastes and your budget. Our talented, dedicated team at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown will ensure that your selected food is not only pleasing to the palette, but also pleasing to the eye. Follow this link to view our 2017 Social Catering Menus.

Our professional event planning staff is also available to help guide you through the planning process and make sure your event  is perfectly planned from beginning to end. With a whole team behind you, you can take the time to sit back and enjoy time with your guests.

With a total of 41,000 square feet of flexible function space available, you can choose from one of the following event venues that we offer here in Syracuse, NY:

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

We would be honored to host your special celebration at one of our event venues in Syracuse, NY. For more information on hosting wedding receptions, bridal showers, wedding rehearsal dinners, or other social events and celebrations at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, please request an event proposal. If you would like to contact the Sales Team directly to discuss your event in further detail, you can reach them at 315-554-3535.

A look inside our Syracuse Wedding Venues

Say “I Do” to our Syracuse Wedding Venues.

Picture celebrating your summer wedding in Syracuse. Whether you envision a small, intimate gathering or a grand celebration, let us host the wedding of your dreams at one of our historic Syracuse wedding venues at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Along with our unique wedding venue options in Syracuse, we also offer certified wedding specialists to guide you on this exciting journey, a talented culinary team that can create a custom menu to coincide with your budget, needs and/or dietary restrictions, elegant touches around every corner including magnificent chandeliers to help complement your wedding decor and customized wedding packages that include everything from your champagne toast to your wedding cake.
Real Wedding

Wedding

Our largest event space here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is our Grand Ballroom, where you will be guaranteed blue skies throughout your wedding day. This unique, beautifully restored space has quite an interesting story behind it and you can learn about its history here.

Whatever the event, we can accommodate your needs.

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

View our floor plans.

Here’s what else you can expect when booking one of our Syracuse wedding venues:

  • A team of certified wedding planning experts.
  • Our newly restored and historic Imperial Ballroom and Grand Ballroom
  • Flexible, new, and revitalized event spaces that can accommodate small, intimate affairs, as well as grand celebrations for your wedding or other bridal celebration.
  • Wedding packages that are perfect for any budget.
  • Highly acclaimed chefs that assist in the creation of distinctive and delicious wedding menus.
  • Privacy in the Bridal Rotunda and Groom Suite to prep for your big day.

Weddings

Say “I Do” to our Syracuse wedding venues and book your wedding with us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Contact our Wedding Specialist & Catering Sales Manager, Lindsey Cole, at Lindsey.Cole@marriott.com or 315-554-3510 today!