The Oncenter

800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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Guest capacity 100 to 800
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About The Oncenter

Located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter offers couples a banquet hall-style venue to host their wedding or other special occasions. This venue is a three-city-block facility, comprised of an upscale convention center, historic War Memorial Arena, and three unique Civic Center theaters. Each facility contains unique event spaces where wedding dreams can become realities.

Facilities and Capacity

The Oncenter is capable of hosting weddings of all sizes. Guests have easy access to the facilities via an enclosed walkway that connects the venue to a 1,000-car parking garage, complete with wheelchair access. The convention center boasts a multipurpose exhibit hall, atrium, foyer areas, and ballroom. The War Memorial Arena is the home of the Syracuse Crunch hockey team and can be tailored to fit a variety of needs. The Civic Center contains spacious lobby areas for receptions, and also contains two theaters and the BeVard Studio. These dynamic spaces at The Oncenter may be used for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners.

Compliments of The Oncenter

This multifaceted venue can supply couples with their own dedicated on-site Wedding Mananger to assist in organizing their big day. In addition to event setup and cleanup services, The Oncenter also provides in-house catering bar services, as well as the following event rentals:

  • Chiavari Chairs
  • Dance floor rentals
  • Tables
  • Linen & Napkins (available in various colors)
  • Staging
  • Personal Tasting Menu
  • Personalized Service from our Experienced Catering Team
  • Changing Suites with Complimentary Champagne Toast
  • Various decorative items
  • Drapery
  • Lighting

Catering

Couples will have their event catered by The Oncenter, which can serve buffet, family-style, plated, or stationed menus. Chef Gerald 'Jerry' Bolton has been the Executive Chef at The Oncenter for more than 22 years and offers his skills to provide couples with impressively curated menus. Together with Chef Bolton and the venue’s catering managers, couples customize the menu served at their special event. The Oncenter allows outside wedding cake catering, though the in-house team is also capable of designing impressive alternatives to the traditional wedding cake. Comprehensive bar services are provided in either open or cash bar formats.

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6 Reviews for The Oncenter

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Sasha Pourpezeshk · Married on 07/27/2019

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    Exactly what we hoped for

    Our experience working with the Oncenter for our wedding was great! From the very beginning they were flexible with our preferences and vision for our wedding. Tom and Nicole worked with us for the entirety of our planning and were available to answer our many questions and help us make our day exactly what we were envisioning! We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the Oncenter and all the spaces we used were beautiful. The food was AMAZING, all of our guests raved about everything that was served. We were able to have a food tasting months before the wedding and it was hard for us to choose because everything was so delicious. The staff were all very professional and helpful, and Juanita was so sweet to us! (She served us for the tasting as well as on the wedding night! It was nice to see a familiar face). The whole planning process including the day of the wedding went smoothly and we could not be happier with our experience working with everyone at the Oncenter!

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    Carrie · Married on 06/29/2019

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    Excellent! Had the BEST time!

    I had a great experience with the wedding/event coordinators and the staff! Our guests loved the staff and the staff loved our guests. Amazing food, decor, flexible space, couldn’t be happier!

    Sent on 11/23/2019

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The Oncenter FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 2900
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2900
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 850
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 850
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 11
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    800
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    100
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    20
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    December

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  • 800 South State Street Syracuse, NY, 13202 See on map
    315-750-4153 (Phone number)
    315.960.1056 (Other Phone Number)
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