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Historical. Award Winning. Inspirational. Breathtaking. Unparalled. Choose the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for your special day and you will create memories that will last a life time. Let our Marriott certified & LGBTQ Certified planning team take care of all your Wedding needs.

Facilities and Capacity

With accommodations for up to 600 guests, we have the space you are dreaming of for the big day! The Grand Ballroom’s impressive balconies, awe inspiring floor to ceiling windows, hand painted day sky inspired ceiling, and original hand-laid wood flooring are the perfect compliment to this beautiful space. For couples who are looking for a ballroom with a histircal feel but more intimate, the option of the Persian Terrace is right for you. The Persian Terrace is adorned with columns, arched windows and doorways, complete with magnificent decor that is original from 1924. Looking for a more modern feel or a blank canvas to make something completley your own? No better choice than the Fingerlakes Ballroom to help that vision come to life. The choice between locations on-site allows you to fully customize your day. Both spaces provide plenty of space to enjoy such an important moment and dance the night away with the people closest to you!

Services Offered

When booking with the Marriott, you’ll have access to a number of provided services and amenities. Setup and cleanup are complementary to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable event for everyone without all the day of hassel. Bookings always include floor length linens, tables, chairs, flatware, staff, management and much more. Le tthe experts handle these items, you should be enjoying the big day! One of the premium perks that will come along with your booking is the guidance and assistance from the event planning team that will become your guardian angels for your successful party. The Bride, Groom and bridal party members will have access to private preparation areas that will serve as a haven for the bride and her maids or the Groom & his Groomsmen. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to work with your favorite vendors create a truly unique and beautiful wedding that is all about you! Parking and parking services are on-site and available for convenient and easy access so no one will miss a beat. Take this opportunity to work with an award-winning venue that is the complete package! Event items include:

  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Ceremony Coordination
  • Tables
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Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Photo booth

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Justine Married on 10/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding experience!

Thank you to the team at the Marriott Syracuse downtown for making our day absolutely perfect! Anissa was the most organized, thoughtful and caring coordinator from the day we met her. As a bride who loves to plan, she impressed me and took a ton of stress off of me especially on the week leading up to the big day. The day of, Sharon was so perfect- even with our 34 person massive wedding party! Our guests couldn't stop telling us how impressed they were and we couldn't have been happier. I even got to see a sneak peek of the reception set up before my guests entered. Thank you so much!
Kissner Married on 02/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Fantastic

The Marriott truly gave me the wedding experience I could only have imagined. Planning a wedding is stressful and I think no other venue compares. The level of service is truly astounding. Being a Southern girl, I always imagined I would have a lovely venue that would take care of all my needs in a professional and thoughtful way. I found that with the Marriott. They took care of EVERYTHING. They answered ALL of our questions. They were so kind and communicative during the whole process. They truly made us feel special and taken care of. Several times, we sent long, detailed and itemized emails with many questions. The staff at the Marriott replied with every question answered in detail. The food was fantastic, the ballrooms are gorgeous and full of history, the staff is attentive and excellent in every way. They accommodated several special requests and helped set up and take down decorations. Even though our wedding was on the smaller side, they still gave us fantastic service.
Marissa D. Married on 08/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Choose this venue!

The perfect wedding day is almost completely unheard of, everyone tells you that something will go wrong, however, with the help of the team at Marriott Syracuse Downtown our day was truly and completely perfect.

We were first connected with our coordinator Anissa Quilty. She was ready for anything and everything we threw her way! She helped with all our questions as we started digging into the planning process and helped to answer questions we were getting from our outside vendors. Anissa also helped us to get our room block set up and get the Hotel Syracuse Suite reserved for our Bridal Party. About 4 months before our wedding, Anissa got a promotion (yay!) and helped to provide an easy transition to our new coordinator, Kayla Sawyer.

Kayla was truly amazing to work with! I was an extremely organized and detailed Bride, and I knew exactly how I wanted our wedding day to look. Kayla was ready for the challenge of helping us achieve the vision that we had. She was always ready for our questions and answered them quickly, if she didn't have the answer, she knew who to go to for help! Kayla helped to bring all our little details and ideas to life. We wanted a classic wedding, but we didn't want to be traditional, and Kayla completely understood that vision.

Kayla met us in the lobby when we arrived at the hotel on Friday of our Wedding Weekend and helped to get everyone checked into their rooms and get all our belongings onto luggage carts. From the moment we arrived at the hotel, Kayla was attentive to all our wants and needs and made us feel special. She checked in on our parents and Bridal Party too. We also brought in a day-of-coordinator and Kayla very quickly approached her to go over any last-minute details or plans and they stayed in contact for the duration of our wedding weekend.

On Saturday morning, Kayla got right into setting up all our decor (and there was a lot of it!). I provided Kayla with a detailed list along with a few pictures of how I wanted things set-up, and she executed everything perfectly. Everything was exactly how I wanted it to be, and she even found the perfect places for our miscellaneous items that didn’t really have a “home.”

Sharon was working seamlessly with Kayla throughout the entire night. She was there to make sure our guests were happy, well fed and hydrated. She helped to put the finishing touches on the tables and made sure to check in with us and our parents during our cocktail hour and reception.

Now, let's talk food! It was the best food I've ever had at a wedding. Hands down! Our guests are still telling us how great their meals were. The cocktail hour hors d'oeuvres were unmatched! The shrimp cocktail display that we added on was to die for! I highly recommend splurging on that if you can. Your guests won’t forget it!

The wait staff and bartenders were shining stars! Mandy was waiting on our head table (we met her at our tasting and requested her for our reception) and I am so grateful for her. She was consistently (but not annoyingly) checking in on us, making sure we had enough food, refreshing our cocktails and so much more. You could really tell she cared about helping us have a perfect night. Our guests also raved about how quickly the bartenders worked and how fun they were while they did it!

I promise you won’t regret having your wedding at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The Grand Ballroom is unlike anything you will find anywhere in the Syracuse area and the amount of beauty and history the hotel holds makes for a really unique venue.

Photography: Vrooman Photography
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Lindsey (Cole) Branca
Lindsey (Cole) Branca
Director of Social Catering

Born and raised in Syracuse, Lindsey is an accomplished Event Planner & Sales Leader who has built a name for herself in the CNY Event Industry. Lindsey began her career working in Walt Disney World. Starting as a Hospitality Guest Experience Manager and then moving on to events & catering, she learned the Disney core values and stays true to those in her role at the Hotel Syracuse. Lindsey has over ten years experience and has worked in all aspects of the industry, Her awards include the highly coveted "Legacy Award" at Walt disney World that only 2% of Cast Members are awarded. She was also the youngest reciepent of the award at just 26 years of age. Other awards include top Director of Catering Revenue Generator in Crescent Hotels and Resorts 2019 & the CNY Sales & Marketing Specialist award for Excellenece in Sales & Marketing. Lindsey also has her certification for Sommelier (Wine) & Cicerone (Craft Beers)

Lindsey's gifts of organization, attention to detail, creative imagination, concept design and contagious enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an event planner and designer. Lindsey and her team will execute your concepts flawlessly while maintaining a pleasant, calm and helpful demeanor to ensure an amazing experience for you and your guests.

In her spare time, Lindsey is a wife and Mom to 2 beautiful fur babies, Jasmine and Beau Albus. Lindsey enjoys the simple things in life, spending time with her big family, white barn candles, Sauvignon Blanc, Pelotoning and lots of netflix.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
The Gingersnap Bakery The Gingersnap Bakery Wedding Cakes

This venue is always a pleasure to work with! The Ballroom and Persian Terrace are stunning! The staff is always accommodating and they work tirelessly to make your special event everything you hoped for! We simply love this venue and would recommend to anyone!

Vrooman Photography Vrooman Photography Wedding Photographers

No other venue like this in the area. Strongly recommend!


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Marriott Syracuse Downtown frequently asked questions

Marriott Syracuse Downtown includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Marriott Syracuse Downtown includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Marriott Syracuse Downtown includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by Marriott Syracuse Downtown for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
Marriott Syracuse Downtown is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in average response time.

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