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It’s Syracuse Graduation Time!

What’s Syracuse Graduation Like? It’s that time of year again, and Syracuse University is sending off its next batch of the best and brightest with a commencement ceremony that’s sure to touch hearts and minds. Syracuse University Graduation is not just a moment—it’s an entire weekend. Different schools and colleges within the University host special convocations on the day prior to commencement to celebrate their achievements. There’s excitement everywhere, as each school hosts events in different areas of campus. Tickets aren’t necessary for either event and there are ample facilities for guests with mobility limitations. Be warned, though—downtown Syracuse is extremely busy this weekend, so be prepared for delays at local eateries and on roadways. Given the sheer number of visitors during this time, the best way to enjoy a relaxing Syracuse graduation weekend is to stay close to the University. Stay at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for a Stress-Free Graduation Experience Commencement is fun but stressful. Take some of the anxiety out of the weekend by staying at the Marriott right here in Downtown Syracuse, only four minutes from the University. A historic hotel with award-winning accommodations, our opulent surroundings will have you charmed from the moment you step inside. We’ve got two on-site restaurants to make finding delicious food easy, and of course, there’s room service if you’re feeling weary by the end of the day. With lodging that provides every amenity you could need, you can simply relax and enjoy the...

Our Flexible Meeting Space in Syracuse is the Perfect Choice for your Next Event.

Looking for Meeting Space in Syracuse? Look No Further than the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We have over 41,000 square feet of flexible event space just waiting for you at our historic property in downtown Syracuse. Whether looking to host an intimate meeting or a conference, our dedicated meeting planners in Syracuse are committed to working with you to create a flawless event from start to finish. Take a closer look at our meeting space in Syracuse. Grand Ballroom – 5,952 square feet Persian Terrace – 4,050 square feet Finger Lakes Ballroom – 7,888 square feet Empire Room – 2,940 square feet http://marriottsyracusedowntown.com/meeting/http://marriottsyracusedowntown.com/meeting/ Our well-equipped meeting space in Syracuse provides all of our meeting attendees with wired and wireless high-speed Internet access in all of our meeting rooms. For any last-minute preparations, feel free to take full advantage of our on-site business center which includes: Copying Faxing Complimentary wired and wireless internet access Our culinary team is available on-site to prepare and serve meals and/or snacks for your group. Depending on your preferences, we can also arrange for multiple meals and snack breaks if you are planning to host a long meeting. Click here to view our banquet menus, which offer a great variety of choices. When you’re in need of meeting space in Syracuse, the AAA Four Diamond Marriott Syracuse Downtown is the perfect place to host your next business meeting in Syracuse. With our variety of flexible spaces including our IACC Conference Center, on-site catering team and skilled meeting planners available, there is no better option. Begin the first steps in the planning process! If you would like more information on...

The Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail is Where You’ll Find Locally Crafted Beverages!

The Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail Features 13 Breweries, 5 Wineries + More. Drink local. If you are looking to enjoy the local drinking scene, Sip On Syracuse features 13 breweries, 5 wineries, 2 distilleries, 8 pubs and a cidery, making it the place to be if you’re looking to enjoy locally crafted adult beverages in Syracuse. No matter your beverage of choice, Sip on Syracuse may have something for you! The Beverage Trail is a great way to spend an afternoon in Syracuse, especially if you are traveling with a group. From farm breweries to family-owned wineries in Syracuse, Sip on Syracuse supports the local craft movement offering visitors a selection of area beers, wines, spirits and ciders. Here is how the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail works: 1.) Make a beverage purchase at one of the participating locations and receive a passport sticker for that stop. 2.) Collect stickers from 8 locations and you will earn a free Sip On Syracuse koozie. 3.) Show your passport book at either the Visit Syracuse offices at 115 West Fayette St. (weekdays only 9am-5pm) or anytime at Empire Brewery, 120 Walton St., to collect your koozie. Click here for more information regarding the Sip On Syracuse Beverage Trail. If you visit all 27 stops on the Trail, you can mail your completed passport book and contact information to Visit Syracuse, 115 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, NY 13204. You will also be entered to win a Free Beverage Tour, to six trail stops for yourself and 11 friends. Drawing will occur this December 2018. Visit Syracuse has mapped out the various Syracuse wineries...

Biggest Trends for Spring Wedding 2018.

Biggest Trends for Spring Wedding 2018 to Know Today! With your wedding just around the corner, there may still feel like there’s so much to do. If looking for last-minute advice, the experts are sharing the biggest trends for spring wedding 2018 for you to know before your big day. Take a peek at the spring wedding tips below and get inspired before your special wedding day. Pinterest has spoken and Pure Wow is sharing the rising spring wedding trends for 2018, which includes: Wedding Cake Trends for 2018 – Is fig the next Instagram-worthy fruit? We’re not sure but figs are known to be photogenic and sensual which is why more brides and grooms are choosing to decode their wedding cake with fig. Groom Trends for 2018 – It appears that today’s men are opting for a more casual, fuss-free attire. Grooms and groomsmen are skipping the tie and unbuttoning the top button to give off a more carefree vibe. Bridal Trends for 2018 – For the ladies, brides are choosing a more romantic and casual updo. Even though it still requires a lot of prep work, the messy undo is becoming more and more popular. Wedding Centerpiece Trends for 2018 – Potted plants are popping up as spring wedding centerpieces for 2018, giving off a fresh and spring vibe to each table. Nothing says spring more than fresh flowers and potted plants. Spring is in the air! If looking for last-minute wedding decor ideas, check out the 10 Biggest Wedding Trends for Spring 2018. If recently engaged and looking for unique wedding venues in Syracuse, we invite...

Join us for our Easter Brunch in Syracuse NY!

Celebrate at our Kid-Friendly Easter Brunch in Syracuse NY. Gather the family and join us for our Easter brunch in downtown Syracuse, NY. Our delicious, versatile buffet offers something for the whole family ranging from traditional breakfast options to exceptional seafood cuisine. We hope to see you and your family at this year’s Easter brunch in Syracuse NY on Sunday, April 1, 2018 from 11:30am– 4:00pm. Easter Brunch at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown Sunday, April 1, 2018 We will have two seatings. One will be at 11:30AM and the later will be at 2:30PM. Adult tickets are $42.00 each, and children’s tickets (ages 5-12) are $19.00 each. Children 5 and under are free. Click here to purchase your tickets today The family-friendly Easter event in Syracuse will also feature an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones. Don’t forget to bring your camera, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos, too. For more details regarding our Easter Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt in Syracuse NY, please click here. Please see our buffet selections listed below: Peppered Maple Bacon and Sausage Patties Corned Beef Hash Eggs and Omelets Deep Dish Apple and Cranberry Tart Belgian Waffles Loaded Home Fries Smoked Salmon Shrimp Display Crabcakes, Oysters and Clams Shrimp ‘n’ Grits Low Country Gumbo Banana Bread Pudding Caprese Salad Classic Caesar Salad Mixed Green Salad Marinated Vegetables Slow Roasted Prime Rib Glazed Ham Selection of Cheeses, Fruits, Yogurts, and Pastries Assorted Desserts Kids Meals Upon Request Please email marriottsyracusedowntown@marriott.com or call (315) 474-2424 with any questions or concerns. If visiting from out of town and looking for Syracuse hotels for...

Host Your Event at our IACC Conference Center in Syracuse.

Learn About our IACC Conference Center in Syracuse. “Combining traditional grandeur with a modern sense of style,” the Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers over 41,000 square feet of conference and event space to accommodate your next meeting or formal business event. If you are searching for meeting or event venues in Syracuse NY, we invite you to take a tour of our IACC Conference Center in Syracuse. Marketing and Sales Director at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Scott Becque, was recently interviewed on Bridge Street TV to share what exactly sets our event space in Syracuse NY apart from the rest. Click here to watch the recent interview on News Channel 9 Bridge Street TV. Did you know that the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) has very high standards as to what conference areas are certified? Here are the requirements necessary to be IACC certified: Venues must have solid walls, state of the art audio and visuals, ergonomic chairs and dedicated business and refreshment areas. At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we are proud to offer our IACC Conference Center in Syracuse. Our center features three ballrooms, eight conference centers and 20 breakout rooms. Furthermore, it is equipped with computers, displays and other modern technology to enhance productivity. If you are in our area and searching for the best places to host your next meeting or corporate event, we invite you to tour our facilities at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. To reserve your space or to request more information on our newly renovated conference center, please visit our meeting page on our Marriott Syracuse Downtown website. Our event planners are ready to make your next business...

The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Marching into our City on March 17!

Break Out your Best Green Outfit! The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade is Almost Here. The long days of winter are almost behind us! We are all looking forward to the warmer weather and the beginning of the spring season. March is always an exciting time in Syracuse, particularly because of the annual St. Patty’s Day Parade in Syracuse. The 36th annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade will take place on Saturday, March 17 and if you will be attending, you may see a very familiar face. Our very own Ed Riley is one of the Grand Marshals this year! 36th Annual Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday, March 17, 2018 at noon Click here for the parade route and road closings. The 2018 Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade’s theme is “Dublin Down in the Emerald City,” which references the “double” St. Patrick’s spirit on a year when the parade falls on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. One of the most anticipated events in our city, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Syracuse takes months of preparation and countless hours of planning. In fact, it is stated that the day after the parade, the committee begins planning for the next one! The Syracuse St. Patrick’s Day Parade is definitely a must-see and with our very own Ed Riley as one of this year’s Grand Marshals, it is certainly a special event not to be missed! Plan your stay today and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Syracuse. The Marriott Syracuse Downtown is always a convenient choice when planning your overnight stay for the parade. Enjoy everything our hotel has to offer, including affordable rates...

Celebrating a Valentine’s Day Engagement? Tour our Affordable Wedding Venue in Syracuse NY.

Create your Dream Wedding at our Affordable Wedding Venue in Syracuse NY. There is no doubt that February is the month of love! Celebrating a Valentine’s Day Engagement? Congratulations from all of us here at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown! At such an exciting time in both of your lives, planning a wedding may seem overwhelming at first. Even though looking for the perfect wedding venue may seem challenging, our certified wedding planners in Syracuse are available to help you every step of the way to help ease any stress you may be feeling. If you are looking to celebrate your wedding in upstate New York, we invite you to our our affordable wedding venue in Syracuse NY. The AAA Four Diamond Marriott Syracuse Downtown is centrally located in Syracuse NY, offering brides and grooms to be the perfect setting to host their dream wedding. Rated as one of the top 40 best wedding venues in Upstate New York, our affordable wedding venues in Syracuse NY are ideal for an intimate event, as well as a grand celebration. From your rehearsal dinner to your wedding reception, our culinary team is committed to serving you and your guests a meal that will delight the senses. We take pride in offering the finest cuisine prepared by our talented chefs. To view our catering menus, please click here. For more information regarding our unique wedding venues in Syracuse NY, please visit our weddings page on our website. You may also request more information by submitting an event proposal. A member our sales team will be sure to reach out to you as soon as...

Where to Dine in Syracuse NY – Come Stop by the Marriott Syracuse!

Today, We’re Sharing Where to Dine in Syracuse NY. If you’ve been wondering where to dine in Syracuse NY, look no further than our on-site dining options at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. We offer several options on-site to ensure that you never have to travel too far for great food. If you are craving fine dining or pub food, you are certain to find something that you love at one of our restaurants in Syracuse. Where to dine in Syracuse NY: Cavalier Room – Our intimate Cavalier Room is located off our lobby and is a cozy place to meet up with friends or colleagues for a craft cocktail or small plate. Every Wednesday evening, our Cavalier Room hosts a Jazz Series, “Jazz at the Cavalier.” Enjoy an evening of the finest cabaret voices with piano accompaniment while talking over a tasty cocktail and delicious bites. Eleven Waters – Eleven Waters Syracuse offers unique local flavors in a rustic bistro atmosphere. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner and browse the menu. If you’re looking for happy hour in Syracuse, sit down at our “Barber Shop” inspired bar inside Eleven Waters and enjoy our happy hour specials every weekday from 4pm-6pm. For private parties, our private dining room at Eleven Waters features a one-of-a-kind antique wine cabinet, creating a truly unique dining experience. When the weather is nice, our outdoor patio is the perfect spot for dining and celebrating any event. Shaughnessy’s Pub – Shaughnessy’s is our sports-friendly Irish pub inside the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. If you are looking for a casual, pub setting with comfort sized food and...

Award-winning Marriott Syracuse Downtown – The AAA Four Diamond Award, WeddingWire Couples Choice Award & More!

We are Humbled to Have Recently Received a AAA Four Diamond Award, WeddingWire Couples Choice Award & more! At the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, we pride ourselves on offering personalized service and impeccable wedding planning for the biggest day of your life. When walking through our doors, you will find extraordinary ballrooms and plenty of flexible, revitalized wedding and event space in Syracuse NY. Our highly-acclaimed chefs can assist you in the creation of wedding menus that will please any palette and budget. With all of this and more, we are truly honored to be recognized as one of the 40 highest-rated wedding venues in Upstate New York’s biggest cities and to have just recently received the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award! Furthermore, we are so incredibly honored to receive two prestigious awards, the Historic Hotels Excellence Award and the Four Diamond Award from AAA. Our four diamond rating means that you can expect upscale amenities in all areas. According to AAA, the Four Diamond Award means, “accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.” Click here to learn more about the Four Diamond Award from AAA. It was also humbling to receive the Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence, which is “presented to historic hotels and hoteliers demonstrating innovative leadership, stewardship, and contribution to furthering the recognition, preservation, and celebration of these preeminent historic hotels and their histories.” Click here to learn more about the Historic Hotels...