Meeting Planning in Syracuse is Easy when Booking with us!
We invite you to plan your next Syracuse meeting with us right here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. With over 41, 000 square feet of flexible event space, we have just what you need for a successful corporate event.
Our IACC Conference Center features eight breakout rooms, six private dining/meeting rooms and three ballrooms to ensure a comfortable fit for events of every size.
- Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet
- Persian – 4,050 square feet
- Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet
- Empire Room – 2,940 square feet
After choosing one of our Syracuse event spaces, let our specialists work with you to create the perfect afternoon or evening for your clients. Our culinary team is ready to prepare meals or snacks to help satisfy every palette.
For your convenience, our business center provides:
- Complimentary wired and wireless internet access
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, just steps away from The Oncenter Convention facility, a few blocks from the historic Armory Square District and less than one mile from Syracuse University and Upstate Medical Center, consider us for your next corporate event. Begin the meeting planning process in Syracuse today. Give our specialists a call directly at 315-474-2424.
Consider our historic Syracuse wedding venue for your magical day.
If the question was popped and the answer was yes this Valentine’s Day you are in good company. There are countless of brides-to-be that said yes the same way. While your head may still be spinning with all of the excitement, now is the perfect time to put the wheels in motion for the day that you have always dreamed of at our historic Syracuse wedding venue.
As a couple, your nuptial celebration should be a day of peace and elegance. It’s a time to relax and bask in joy and happiness among friends and family, and at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown our wedding planning services allow you to focus on being fully present on your special day while we meticulously attend to every detail of the event.
Couples looking for a Syracuse wedding venue can work with our planner, a talented professional who has your interests and needs at heart. We offer complete menu selection from a range of meal packages, and we’ll take a collaborative approach to working with your vendors. Unsure of who to choose? We can even provide you with a list of high-quality recommendations for fine linens and place settings as well as musicians, photographers and other service providers.
When you’re searching for the perfect wedding location, don’t overlook the amenities available at our historic Syracuse hotel. We offer lavish overnight accommodations suites and a range of wedding packages and luxurious spaces for both the bridal and groom parties to prepare for the event.
Host the wedding of your dreams at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and let our Certified Wedding Specialists take that exciting journey with you for the most special day of your life. We have thought of everything to help create the most beautiful and unique weddings.
Congratulations on your Valentine’s engagement from all of us at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.
Considerations for wedding planning in Syracuse
Congratulations! Planning your wedding can be a dream of many brides to be. But with the planning, comes many decisions. Choosing the ideal wedding venue will be one of the most important (right up there with the dress). The Wedding Planners at our historic hotel have some helpful tips to consider:
Space for all of your guests – Make sure the event space is roomy enough to accommodate the number of people on your guest list. The space may look enormous when it’s empty, but wedding essentials — tables, chairs, a buffet, a bar, the band or DJ setup, the dance floor — can take up a lot of space. Not to mention your guests will need some elbow room. The best way to assess the size of a site? Ask to take a peek of the space when another wedding (with an equivalent guest list size) is all set up.
A storied venue – What will your guests see when they pull up to your wedding? Exceptional locations with a unique history are always a plus. Look to the decor or architectural details of your venue as well!
The Cuisine – Special dietary needs? Cultural dishes desired? Make sure that you are able to create a menu plan that will suit all of your tastes.
Overnight Accommodations – Having access to overnight accommodations for out of town guests as well as space for your bridal party to get into their special occasion finery is a must.
Professional Coordination – Does the venue offer Wedding Planning assistance? You may think you have all of the details ironed out but a true professional will handle all the details of your special day and facilitating all aspects of your wedding. A wedding planner will work closely with your vendors to ensure your day is stress free! From limousines and other transportation for you and your guests, a wedding coordinator can also offer referrals for linens, chairs, place settings, musicians, DJ’s, photographers, florists and more.
When working out the details of your wedding planning in Syracuse, let our professionals at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown set the stage for an incredible occasion and help you make a memorable start together.
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.
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!