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