The Oncenter

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

Located in the city center 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 the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center, the War Memorial Arena, and the John H. Mulroy 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 with guest lists that range between 100 and 800 people. 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, 65,000-square-foot exhibit hall, an atrium, foyer areas, and a 15,000-square-foot ballroom. The War Memorial Arena is the home of the Syracuse Crunch hockey team and can be tailored to fit a variety of needs. In addition to its 7,000-seat arena, this space features an assembly hall meeting space as well as an exhibit space. The John H. Mulroy 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.

Services Offered

This multifaceted venue can supply couples with their own dedicated event planner 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:

  • Chairs and chair covers
  • Dance floor rentals
  • Various decorative items
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables and linens

Cuisine

Couples can choose to have their event catered to 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 events with impressively curated menus. Together with Chef Bolton and the venue’s catering managers, couples tailor the cuisine served at their special event. The Oncenter allows outside wedding cake catering, though the in-house team is also capable of designing impressive wedding cakes. Comprehensive bar services are provided in either open or cash bar formats.

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4 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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    Aisha · Married on 11/26/2016

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    Julianna was the BEST. She made sure each and every one of my concerns was addressed, and she went out of her way to help make our special day a reality. Despite our reception being on a holiday weekend, Julianna made sure she was always available to help with any last minute changes or concerns. Our reception was everything I could have hoped it would be!! And thank you to chef Kyle as well, for an amazing buffet spread!

    Sent on 12/04/2016
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    Caitlin · Married on 09/17/2016

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    I'm going to be completely honest - The Oncenter was not our first choice for our wedding. We had looked around Syracuse for a great location, and thought we had found one, but the prices and the people were not as nice and helpful as we had hoped. I went to a bridal show at The Oncenter and that is when my mother introduced me to Julianna. I remember her telling me to just come in for a quick meeting to see what they could do, but they obviously wanted me to choose the location I felt was right for my wedding, which helped take off some of the pressure. When we met with Julianna, my fiancé and I were sold - she and I immediately hit it off and the rest was history! She is one of the nicest people I've ever met, and you can tell that she loves what she does (and she's phenomenal at it!) Julianna made sure that everything we wanted was accomplished (even going above and beyond to have The Oncenter build us a s'mores bar!) and she worked with our budget to make sure that we got what we wanted without going over, and made sure we were comfortable throughout the entire process. The food was phenomenal and the venue looked like a dream (both of which people are still talking about, three months after the wedding!) I really cannot say enough good things about The Oncenter, Julianna and the staff there. They made our special day truly magical, and if I had to go back and do it all again, I wouldn't change a thing!

    Sent on 12/15/2016

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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? $ 2,800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,800.00
  • 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? $ 850.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 850.00
  • 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? $ 13.00
  • 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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