The Oncenter

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

Located in Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter is a wedding venue that offers a selection of banquet hall-style facilities for soon-to-be newlyweds to choose from. Brimming with urban charm, this Upstate New York gem features a wide range of distinctive and dynamic event spaces capable of hosting milestone occasions. You and your significant other are invited to enjoy a truly unforgettable wedding in the heart of the Salt City.

Facilities and Capacity

From toned-down celebrations to large-scale events, The Oncenter is able to accommodate weddings of all sizes. Your nearest and dearest will have easy access to the facilities via an enclosed walkway that connects the venue to a 1000-car parking garage. The venue comprises the upscale Convention Center, historic War Memorial Arena, and three distinctive Civic Center theaters. Boasting an exhibit hall, ballroom, atrium, and several foyer areas, the dynamic Convention Center has ample space for dining and dancing. Home to the Syracuse Crunch hockey team, the War Memorial Arena is just as versatile and can be customized to suit your aesthetic preferences. The Civic Center features spacious lobby areas for cocktail hours and receptions, along with its three theaters. Here, couples can enjoy their bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception.

Services Offered

The Oncenter offers an array of services tailored to make sure that you experience the once-in-a-lifetime occasion that you have always imagined. Led by a seasoned on-site wedding manager, their team will be on-hand to provide assistance where necessary. From coordination to event set-up and breakdown, they aim to attend to every detail of your big day. Various event items will be provided, including chairs, tables, drapery, a dance floor, and lighting equipment. Food services are available courtesy of SAVOR, the venue’s exclusive caterer. Spearheaded by experienced Executive Chef Jerry Bolton, this catering service will work with you to craft a personalized menu. A variety of dining options is on offer, including family-style meals, buffets, and seated dinners.

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9 Reviews for The Oncenter

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Katie · Married on 01/16/2021

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      5.0
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    Great staffing and beautiful vendor!

    We had a great experience working with Nicole along our wedding planning. She was very flexible and knowledgeable on all the venue offered. We highly recommend this vendor!

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    Marissa W. · Married on 06/20/2020

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    Flexible, considerate and down to earth

    Nicole was very friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. Flexible with time and patient with explanations

    Sent on 10/25/2020

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The Oncenter Pricing

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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?
    300
  • 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

Team of The Oncenter

Nicole Hartner

Nicole Hartner

Catering Sales Manager

With The Oncenter since...
2018

Happy Hour Order Margaritas & Nachos

Favorite Pizza Topping Buffalo Chicken

Favorite Trend Late Night Menus & Donut Walls...Here for all the food!

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs

What is the one thing you cannot live without? Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.

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Meghan  Battaglia

Meghan Battaglia

Senior Event Manager

With The Oncenter since...
2014

What I love about being a part of The Oncenter team... The ability to work with a wide array of event types and clients. No two events or workdays are the same! I also get to work with an inspiring, incredible group of talented individuals!

Favorite Event Worked... One time that comes to mind was one of the most challenging and satisfying; transforming the hockey arena into a gala space and serving 1200 guests a black-tie dinner. This came on the same day as a 3- day convention including breakfast, lunch and dinner to 1,000 was ending and moved directly into another convention; flipping both the Convention Center to the other event and Arena back into hockey overnight. Many moving parts and logistics regarding Food and Beverage, inventory, spaces, etc. but it all ended flawlessly.

Favorite Trend Specialty menus. I love when we can get creative and make custom event menus enhanced with décor and labeling that really ties into the event so it is fun, personalized and engaging for the attendees.

What is the one thing you cannot live without? Snacks! Anyone who knows me knows I love to eat and I will never turn down an opportunity for snacks.

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Jerry  Bolton

Jerry Bolton

Executive Chef

With The Oncenter since...
1994

Favorite Quote Get 'er done

Happy Hour Order
Jack and Ginger

Favorite Pizza Topping Anchovies

Playlist Favorites Grateful Dead

Guilty Pleasure Chocolate

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    315-750-4153 (Phone number)
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The Oncenter frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Oncenter?

The Oncenter includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Oncenter, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Oncenter includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Oncenter, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Oncenter includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Oncenter in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Oncenter for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Oncenter for wedding events?

The Oncenter offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Oncenter offer?

The Oncenter offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Oncenter offer for wedding events?

The Oncenter offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Oncenter have available for wedding events?

The Oncenter offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Oncenter and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Oncenter is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.