The 5 Best Wedding Venues in Syracuse

All, Wedding

August 4, 2022

Bridget Bellucci

Once the question is popped and you’ve decided to spend the rest of your lives together, it’s time to… start planning the wedding! Though the process is unbelievably exciting (and it should be a lot of fun) the truth is, planning it can be pretty stressful- There’s a ton of decisions big and small to be made! One of the first things you’ll put on the to-do list is finding the perfect venue. This is where you’ll tie the knot, celebrate with your friends and family, and dance the night away!

Syracuse is a city in New York, close to the Finger Lakes region, where you’ll find countless incredible venues. From vineyards and wineries, to barns and farms, to hotels and resorts… To help you find the right venue for your day, this guide has 5 of the best wedding venues in Syracuse!

Groom and groomsmen stand on the balcony, overlooking the great lawn at Turningstone Resort and Casino, a wedding venue outside of Syracuse, NY.

The Best Wedding Venues in Syracuse, NY

Here are some of the wedding venues to consider for your day!

Marriott Hotel Syracuse Wedding Venue

A hotel makes a really convenient wedding venue– You get a place for you and your guests to stay, and your reception hall, all in one place! The Marriott Hotel, located downtown, is one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse. Formally known as Hotel Syracuse, the historic venue offers a really elegant, gorgeous space for your day.

A couple standing in front of the Hotel Syracuse, one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse, NY.

The Grand Ballroom has stunning balconies, floor to ceiling windows, a hand painted ceiling that looks like the sky, and gorgeous wood flooring. The Persian Terrace, which feels grand and luxurious, but cozy and intimate, is decorated with columns, arched windows and doorways, and incredible decor that’s nearly a century old! The Fingerlakes Ballroom is a little more modern, and offers a blank canvas that can be customized and personalized to make it your own. With so many options, the hotel has the perfect spot for you!

A bride and groom share their first dance in the Grand Ballroom at one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse, Marriott Downtown Hotel Syracuse.

Bookings of this venue include set-up and take-down, linens, tables, chairs, flatware, and everything you need- including rooms for you to get ready in.

This venue can host weddings with up to 300 guests, so it’s perfect for big celebrations!

Bride and groom enter into the grand ballroom at Hotel Syracuse also known as Marriott Downtown, in Syracuse NY.

SKY Armory Wedding Venue

If you’re looking for a really unique, modern venue, SKY Armory is perfect for couples who want something chic and one of a kind! 

Conveniently located in the heart of Armory Square, it is surrounded by numerous exciting places for your guests to enjoy. There are countless hotels to choose from, as well as walking distance to delicious local restaurants, breweries, museums, unique local shops, and more! 

A couple walking down the aisle at their ceremony at the SKY Armory, one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse.

The historic building has three floors, with plenty of space for a unique indoor ceremony and reception. On the first floor, you’ll find hardwood floors, modern white walls, and windows that look out on the street. The second and third floors have exposed beams, white walls, brick accent wall, alcoves perfect for cocktail hours. Plus, they have large windows letting in lots of natural light that overlook the city street.

The modern venue allows you to customize it and make it your own. You can add florals, string lights, drapery, etc. to make the space right for your wedding. You can also take photos outside with urban views, or even head to the rooftop deck for sunset photos!

SKY Armory can host weddings of anywhere from 50 to 450 guests, making it perfect for every celebration- intimate weddings, big parties, and everything in between!

Turningstone Resort Casino Wedding Venue

This venue is just outside of Syracuse, in Verona, but it’s too good not to include on this list! The Turningstone Resort Casino is a gorgeous place. With lodging, dining, shopping, golf, a busy nightlife, world-class spas, and more! This venue has absolutely everything you need for the day you get married, and to keep the party going.

A bride and her bridemaids, getting ready at one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse.

The resort sits on 3,400 rolling acres, nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and the Finger Lakes, 30 minutes from Syracuse. The views are incredible, and the resort has plenty of accommodations for you and your guests, making this a convenient spot to tie the knot! 

The venue’s chef will work with you to create a personalized menu. There are pastry chefs, wedding cake decorators, florists, and even an ice sculptor on site- so you’ll truly have every option at your fingertips!

Turningstone can host up to 300 people, so it’s perfect for most couples!

A couple's first look outside the Turningstone Resort, one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse.
A bride and groom walk on the golf course outside of Shenandoah Ballroom, at Turningstone Resort and Casino.

Bellevue Country Club Wedding Venue

A country club can be a beautiful place for your wedding. With a setting on Onondaga Hill, and views overlooking the skyline, the Bellevue Country Club is one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse!

Ceremonies typically take place outside, with stunning views of the green. For the reception, you have a few options! The Room on the Green sits on the golf course, with floor to ceiling windows for incredible views. The Bellevue Ballroom has thirty-foot ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and you can celebrate indoors or on the patio! Classic furniture makes the space feel cozy, while antique brass and big chandeliers reflect the elegance of the venue. My personal favorite, however, is a tent reception on the golf course!

Onondaga Golf and Country Club Wedding Venue

Last but not least, another amazing country club wedding venue in Syracuse is the Onondaga Golf and Country Club. OGCC has been around since 1898 and has a rich history! It has grown majorly since that first building (a simple wagon shed on a farm). Presently, you will find the stone building decorated with ivy and greenery, while also surrounded by acres of space, perfect for a wedding.

Inside, you’ll find big windows, hallways that look like an ancient castle, and an incredible space for your reception. Ceremonies can take place inside or out on the green! 

A couple walking down the stairs of the Onondaga Gold and Country Club, one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse.
A couple kissing in front of the Onondaga Golf and Country Club, one of the best wedding venues in Syracuse.

Looking for a Wedding Venue in Syracuse?

As a wedding photographer, my job is to tell your story– to document the magic of your unique day, and capture the moments you’ll want to remember forever. Choosing the perfect venue is one of the most important decisions you can make for your wedding. The perfect photographer can also help you narrow down the best venues to complete your vision! I am here to share my wisdom and guide you to the wedding of your dreams!

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  1. […] Not sure if the Catskills are the right area for your wedding? Check out our other posts on venues in the Finger Lakes and Syracuse! […]

  2. […] Do you want a more urban feel to the day? You can head into Syracuse, Cortland, or Oswego for a more city-like vibe. Downtown Syracuse alone has several high-end spaces suitable for weddings of any size. If you are interested in my favorites, here is a list of some top Syracuse wedding venues! […]

  3. Jan says:

    Clicked on your post for top wedding venues in Syracuse, NY and read your “What is an Intimate Wedding?” Can you tell me where the venue was for this posting…was it in Syracuse, NY?
    Thank you

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