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:
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.
6 Reviews for The Oncenter
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lindsey Nelli · Married on 05/16/2020
Oncenter Wedding Venue
The Oncenter is a beautiful option for your wedding. We shopped around and found it to be our favorite site. Nicole, was very helpful and put together a package for us. She was very flexible and made adjustments throughout the process. When our plans had to change because of Covid the venue was more than accommodating. We were very satisfied with our experience.Sent on 09/19/2020
Sasha Pourpezeshk · Married on 07/27/2019
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!Sent on 08/03/2019
Carrie · Married on 06/29/2019
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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