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Finding Your Perfect Match: How to Choose the Best Wedding Venue


Emily & Jason’s Wedding at SKY Armory. Photo by: Janelle Rodriguez Photography


Planning your wedding is an exciting journey, and selecting the right venue helps set the tone for your special day. When looking for an Upstate New York wedding venue, there are certainly lots of choices. But in order to find the right match, it’s a good idea to have a picture in mind of what the best wedding venue looks like to you.


Before the Venue Search

Before diving into the search for the perfect wedding venue, you should establish a clear budget and outline your preferences in terms of aesthetics and amenities. Understanding your budget upfront allows you to narrow down your options and focus on venues that fit your financial picture. 


Additionally, determining the aesthetic and amenities you desire helps set a good foundation for finding a venue that reflects your vision. Whether you envision a rustic barn wedding or a chic ballroom affair, knowing what you want from a venue makes it easier to begin the venue search.


Once you have a good idea of your budget and your basic venue aesthetic, it’s time to start looking at all of the other factors that’ll help you choose the best wedding venue in Upstate NY for your special day.


Location, Location, Location

A lot of couples opt to have their wedding somewhere convenient for both them, and their guests. Something to consider is whether or not it will be easy for guests to make it to the venue, but also, as a couple, is the location convenient for the planning process (although a lot of wedding coordinators and venues offer virtual wedding planning meetings). Either way, location plays a big role in finding the best wedding venue. 


Location is particularly important when it comes to accommodating out-of-town guests. Opting for a venue with nearby lodging options not only makes it convenient for guests traveling from afar, but also for in-town guests that need somewhere walkable to stay to avoid drinking and driving. Good location can also give better access to rideshare services like Uber for guests. This ensures that everyone can enjoy the festivities safely!


Ambiance and Style

Your wedding venue should reflect your personal style and vision for your big day. Whether you envision a rustic countryside affair or a modern urban celebration, it’s important to choose a venue that matches your aesthetic. When looking at venues, pay attention to how customizable the venues are. This will help you choose a venue that fully matches your aesthetic vision.


Amenities and Services


Photo by: Kerri Lynne Photography


The amenities and services offered by a venue are also something to pay attention to when choosing a wedding venue. Opting for a venue with specific amenities that are important to you can really simplify the planning process and enhance your wedding day. 


Popular amenities to look for are: 

  • On-site culinary team to prepare food

  • Tables, chairs, decor

  • On-site florist

  • Wedding coordinator 

A venue with all of the above (like SKY Armory) would be considered an all-inclusive venue.


All-inclusive venues, particularly those with a dedicated wedding planner on staff, provide the support and expertise to take away the stress that comes with wedding planning. From coordinating vendors and managing timelines to handling logistical details, having an on-staff wedding planner by your side ensures that every detail of your wedding is executed the way you envision it, allowing you to relax and truly enjoy your special day.


Exceptional Service

Exceptional service can elevate your wedding experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Seek out a venue with a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to making your wedding day truly unforgettable. 


Say “I Do” to SKY Armory


Caitlin & Matthew’s Wedding at SKY Armory. Photo by Emily Arleene Phototgraphy


When it comes to finding the best wedding venue is CNY that matches the criteria above, choose SKY Armory!


Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Syracuse, SKY offers convenience for both couples and guests. With easy access to nearby lodging options and rideshare services like Uber,  the location is perfect. Not to mention the picturesque rooftop views of downtown Syracuse for wedding photos.


And with our versatile spaces and customizable decor options, SKY allows couples to bring their unique vision to life. 


As an all-inclusive venue, SKY offers an on-site culinary team, tables, chairs, decor, and even an on-site florist, simplifying the planning process and enhancing the wedding day experience. Plus, with a dedicated wedding planner on staff, couples can rest assured that every detail will be taken care of, allowing them to relax and truly savor every moment of their special day. 


Book Your Tour Today

Ready to embark on your wedding venue search? Schedule a tour of SKY Armory today to experience the beauty and elegance firsthand. Our team is here to assist you every step of the way, from initial inquiries to wedding day coordination.


Learn more here!

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