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Non-Barn Syracuse Wedding Venues | New York

As an award-winning wedding photographer based in Syracuse, New York, I have been lucky to capture over 100 wedding celebrations. Every wedding is as unique as the couple getting married. It is my absolute honor to document their love story and special moments. As someone who grew up in Upstate New York, I have explored and visited many beautiful venues. I am able to photograph all the lovely moments from my couple’s wedding day through my lens. Because of all of my experience, I am happy to share my knowledge with you!

From grand and luxurious hotels to lush green golf courses, every location opens up opportunities to include personal touches. Whether it’s the wondrous architecture, blooming gardens, or top-notch catering service, it always turns out to be a one-of-a-kind experience. If you’re looking for a place to host your wedding in New York, here are my top 10 non-barn Syracuse wedding venues in New York. Happy virtual scouting!

My Top 10 Non-Barn Syracuse Wedding Venues In New York

1. The Marriott

Want a wedding that keeps your guests talking for a long time? Well, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown is a fantastic one-stop venue to host your wedding. The place boasts timeless elegance with its extraordinary ballrooms accommodating a large guest count guests. There are professional event planners and Marriott Wedding Certified Planners who will help secure all of the important details so that you don’t have to worry about a thing. In addition to the grand ballrooms, the Marriott Syracuse Downtown offers customizable menus with delicious food and drinks. All of these options make it perfect for any wedding celebration. What’s a great party without great food, right?

2. The Lookout at Hope Lake

This venue is an elegant yet rustic venue built in 2021. It’s a whopping 4,500 square feet and can accommodate up to 310 guests! With magnificent mountain views, a large outdoor covered patio, and a beautiful reception space, this venue offers the farmhouse elegance you might be searching for.

When you enter the venue there are gorgeous wooden farm tables and chairs provided. The breathtaking chandeliers, rustic 25-foot full-service built-in bar, bridal suites with salon-style stations, and lavish bathrooms provide an extra touch of luxury. You can also dance the night away on a spacious dance floor with audio and visual connectivity, making things easy for your DJ. It is the ideal mix of rustic elegance and luxury all in one place! 

3. Timber Banks

If you’re looking for a grand wedding venue in Upstate New York, look no further than Timber Banks. Located in Baldwinsville, NY this is one of the most heavenly venues that I have ever had the chance to photograph! From stunning landscapes and golf courses to customized menus with delectable food, it really has it all. Plus, the staff here will go above and beyond to make sure your event runs smoothly. With its lush green surroundings, countless picturesque spots for your wedding photos, and personalized service, your wedding at Timber Banks is sure to be flawless.

4. Emerson Park Pavilion

The Emerson Park Pavilion has all of the charm and beauty that you would want in a wedding – panoramic lake views, expansive lawns, and a covered porch with white rocking chairs. The pavilion can accommodate up to 330 people and boasts an array of amenities that make it a perfect fit for your wedding. Providing an amazing outdoor space for your ceremony, the venue also has a covered porch as a foul-weather backup plan. 

5. Sky Armory

Featuring three loft-style ballrooms that can accommodate events from 50 to 900 guests, this urban chic venue in the heart of downtown Syracuse NY blends history with modernity, making it an excellent choice for weddings. The event teams at Sky Armory work closely with couples to create truly extraordinary experiences that will be remembered forever. You can count on Sky Armory to provide top-notch service and all the details you need for a perfect wedding day. From its exquisite décor to its professional staff, your wedding could become the talk of the town!

6. Owera Vineyards

What better way to bring family and friends closer than with a glass of wine? Wine is a reason to celebrate and connect, and if you’re looking for a venue that makes your guests clink their glasses all night long, Owera Vineyards is the place to go! Located in Cazenovia, NY, this upscale winery provides an intimate setting for a couple’s wedding. It offers numerous private venues within the property both indoors and outdoors that can make your equally romantic and fairytale wedding dream come true. Owera Vineyards also has a tasting room, barrel room, and a full-blown grand tent that can accommodate your guests and offer them a luxurious and comfortable experience. 

7. Turning Stone Resort Casino

Experience an unforgettable wedding celebration at Turning Stone Resort Casino. From the Lodge Lawn, Shenendoah Clubhouse, and Tin Rooster to more intimate spaces like the Showroom and Event Center, this award-winning resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues to bring your vision to life. With superior service and outstanding amenities, you can rest assured that your special day will be a magical experience! From fun slot machines to an array of delicious culinary options and onsite entertainment, Turning Stone Resort Casino is the perfect all-encompassing wedding destination.

8. The Sinclair

The Sinclair of Skaneateles is an excellent wedding venue for those who are looking for a unique and historic setting. Located at the old Sinclair Chair Factory built in 1871 on Skaneateles Creek, this beautiful venue grants your guests all-day access, and since your celebration will be the only event taking place in the facility, you will receive 100% of the staff’s attention. The Sinclair can accommodate up to 180 guests and provides professional on-site wedding planning to ensure your day runs smoothly. 

9. Tradition At The Links

Whether you are dreaming of an intimate gathering or an extravagant affair, this gorgeous setting can accommodate up to 425 guests in its grand ballroom. For a more intimate affair, opt for its newly remodeled Main Dining Room with sophisticated décor and modern amenities. The elegant bridal suite and groom’s rooms will give you a place to get ready before the big event, while the separate spaces for the cocktail hour or the after-party, including enclosed decks and an outdoor patio with stone fire pits, will provide your guests with plenty of room to mingle. 

10. The Lodge in Skaneateles

The Lodge In Skaneateles is perfect for couples looking to add a touch of rustic appeal to their special day. With 25,000 square feet of space, this venue can accommodate up to 400 guests. The Lodge features an array of amenities such as in-house sound, chef and catering services, a balcony suite, a stone fireplace lounge retreat, and more. The staff is committed to making sure that everything is on point, allowing you to enjoy your wedding with loved ones stress-free in an effortlessly chic setting. 

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Sonnenberg Gardens (Not listed in blog but still great)
Bayshore Grove (not listed in the blog but still great!)
The Lookout at Hope Lake
The Lookout at Hope Lake
The Lookout at Hope Lake
Owera Vineyards
Owera Vineyards
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Timber Banks

The Lookout at hope Lake
Timber Banks and The Marriott
The Marriott and Timber Banks

The Lookout at Hope Lake
Timber Banks and Owera Vineyards
Timber Banks
Timber Banks

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