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Essential Cold Weather Wedding Tips

Consider our cold weather wedding tips when planning your special day in Syracuse

Cold Weather Wedding Tips

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!

A Very Happy Thanksgiving from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

We hope that you’re surrounded with the love of your dear ones on this festive season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Join us for a festive Thanksgiving celebration with a traditional Thanksgiving Buffet and enjoy all of your holiday favorites in the Persian Terrace.

Spending the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in Syracuse? Be sure to remember the Tree Lighting takes place on November 25 and we are happy to welcome guests to our complimentary party before the event with hot chocolate and cookies, live music and a visit with Santa himself. It is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit while in town!

The Wegmans Lights on the Lake is underway, as well some other festive holiday events too.

If you’re planning on spending time over the holidays in Syracuse, we would love to welcome you to our historic hotel for all overnight stays.

From the Marriott Syracuse Downtown family to yours –
Warmest wishes for a plentiful Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving in Syracuse: A Spectacular Holiday Dining Experience

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Holiday to remember in Syracuse

Thanksgiving in Syracuse
We cordially invite you to join us this Thanksgiving in Syracuse at our historic hotel to celebrate with our first holiday dinner buffet as the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Gather with your friends and family around the table in the Persian Terrace and enjoy Thanksgiving classics:

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Main St. Farm Fall Harvest Salad, Lively Run Goat Cheese & Beet Salad, Plainville Roast Turkey, Ravine Meritage Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Bourbon & Honey Glazed Pit Ham, Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roast Sweet Potatoes, Stuffing, Brussel Sprouts w/ Brown Butter & Pecans, Steamed Green Beans, Mashed Root Vegetables, Scalloped Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Cranberry Relish & Assorted Pies & Desserts

While you savor dinner, children can utilize our Arts and Crafts table, filled with fun holiday activities. This family gathering will be entertained with live music throughout dinner as well.

There will be two seatings for dinner: 12:00pm and 4:00pm.
Adults are $42.00. Children 12 and under are $12.00. Children ages 4 and under are free.

To join us for Thanksgiving in Syracuse, please visit the event booking page by November 21 to secure your reservation.

We can’t wait to celebrate this joyous season with our guests at our historic Syracuse hotel!

New Year’s Eve in Syracuse: Roaring 20’s Style!

The highly anticipated New Year’s Eve party at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown has officially been announced, and package tickets are on sale!

New Year's Eve in Syracuse

Join us as we head back to The Roaring 20s for New Year’s Eve in Syracuse as we pay homage to our historic roots and our most recent historic restoration. Guests will enjoy live music in the lobby and each of the hotel’s three ballrooms, casino gaming tables, photos booths, horse & carriage rides, as well as a champagne toast and a balloon drop in each ballroom at midnight.

Please visit our website to learn about the event, find answers to questions, and book packages. Given the expected demand for this event, any phone calls to the Hotel will be directed back to this website.

*Important Note: Overnight rooms at the hotel are NOT available for individual bookings on December 31st. All guest rooms in the hotel are reserved for New Year’s Eve packages only. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown will be offering additional hotel rooms on New Year’s Eve in the nearby Jefferson Clinton Hotel. Call (315) 425-0500 to book a room.

Grand Ballroom Overnight Package
Features exclusive access to the historic Grand Ballroom all evening, with a cocktail hour, plated dinner, and premium open bar. The Maria DeSantis Orchestra will be performing in the Grand Ballroom all night. Grand Ballroom packages offer guests All Access to the Grand Ballroom and all other public areas of the hotel’s New Year’s Eve celebration. This package includes one overnight room per couple. Black tie attire is required for the Grand Ballroom package.

Grand Ballroom dinner includes a hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, followed by a sit-down dinner, dessert and coffee station.  Right before the clock strikes midnight, a late night snack of assorted pizzas and munchies will be provided around 11:30 pm. Premium open bar will be available to Grand Ballroom guests from 7:30 pm-12:30 am.

Persian Terrace Package
Features a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, premium open bar and music from the Atlas Band in one of the hotel’s most historic ballrooms. Black tie is suggested, but optional for the Persian Terrace. Overnight rooms are not included with this package.

The Persian Terrace buffet dinner includes a hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, followed by a buffet, dessert and coffee.  Guests will be treated to a late night snack of classic churros with dipping sauces and fresh fruit around 11:30 pm. Premium open bar will be available to Persian Terrace guests from 7:30 pm-12:30 am.

Finger Lakes Ballroom Package
Offers a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, premium open bar and music from the Mere Mortals Band in hotel’s newest and completed renovated ballroom. Black tie is suggested, but optional for the Finger Lakes Ballroom. Overnight rooms are not included with this package.

The Finger Lakes Ballroom buffet dinner includes a hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, followed by a spectacular buffet created just for the event and premium open bar available to Finger Lakes Ballroom guests from 7:30 pm-12:30 am. A late night snack of house made trail mix will be provided around 11:30 pm.

Grand Ballroom VIP Balcony package
This VIP experience is available for groups of up to 6 people, and include up to 3 overnight guest rooms. This package features bottle service with mixers & garnish and a dedicated VIP server, M Club Hospitality Room Access between 4-6 pm, New Year’s Eve party favors, the Grand Ballroom meal with table wine and champagne service.

Buy Tickets
Ticket sales will close on December 12th, or sooner if the packages are sold out.

Restaurants on New Year’s Eve

Non-partygoers can still celebrate the finale of 2016 with us at Eleven Waters for dinner.  We are now accepting reservations for dinner on New Year’s Eve through Open Table online. New Year’s Eve dinners will offer a preset, prix fixe menu. The menu will be released soon.

We can’t wait to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Syracuse with you!

Brand New Menus at our Historic Wedding Location in Syracuse

A delicious start to your new life at our historic wedding location in Syracuse.

Wedding Location in Syracuse
Food evokes special memories for so many and what better way to celebrate your special day with the most memorable meal? Join us for a delicious start to your new life as a couple at our historic wedding location in Syracuse!

The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is no stranger to parties! Once known as the Hotel Syracuse, our property has seen nearly 100 years of magical celebrations and rich traditions. We are happy to offer our restored venue to our guests for the celebration of a lifetime.

While you may initially be captivated by our historic venue, you will be treated to the spectacular dining. Our culinary team will dazzle with a custom menu of the finest gourmet cuisine!

Wedding menus and packages

The service we provide is nothing short of impeccable and our wedding professionals strive for perfection in every last detail to ensure your complete happiness on that special day. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown can accommodate any wedding – from intimate gatherings to the grandest events.

We would be delighted to be your partner in planning your wedding celebration. The Marriott Syracuse will provide you with the peace of mind and assurance that your wedding will exceed all of your dreams and expectations. Our commitment to providing you a unique and memorable wedding encounter is based on the dedication, enthusiasm and experience of our hotel management and service team. In selecting our hotel, we will ensure each detail is fulfilled on your special day. Our reputation for service execution along with our unparalleled service makes us the perfect choice for your celebration!

Let our experienced consultants at our historic wedding location in Syracuse transform your fairy tale into reality.

Plan your Syracuse Wedding at our Historic Venue

History and romance at our Syracuse wedding venue

Syracuse WeddingCongratulations on your recent engagement! Now that you are betrothed, it is time to begin planning for your wedding day. If you are looking for a romantic and elegant location, our stunning Syracuse wedding venue is a dream-come-true.

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. Today we have recreated the grandeur of this historic property from Hotel Syracuse to Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

Imagine celebrating your love at our historic property while every last detail is handled seamlessly by our staff of Certified Wedding Specialists.

Here is what you can expect:

  • 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.

We invite you join us at the newly opened Marriott Syracuse Downtown for a tour and we will ensure that your wedding is stress-free and full of love and joy.