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Why More Couples Choose SKY Armory: Your Venue, Your Way

Updated: May 1

Photo Credit: Emily Arleene Photography 

Your wedding day is one of the most magical and special days of your life. It’s a day to celebrate you and your partner’s commitment to each other, with all of your closest family and friends alongside you. But from the day you get engaged to the day you both walk down the aisle, there’s a lot of thought and planning that goes into making your wedding as perfect as it can be. 

The first question in the planning process that you and your partner will have to answer is: “What is my vision for our wedding?” 

Once you’ve figured out what kind of vibe you want for your wedding, your second question will be: “Where do we want to have our wedding?” 

Choosing the right wedding venue will make all the difference in your wedding day. After all, your venue is where you’ll walk down the aisle, say your vows, say “I do” and celebrate the night away with the people that you love most. Since this decision in the wedding planning process is such an important one, choosing the wedding venue that fits your vision/vibe might feel like an overwhelming task.

That’s why we put together feedback from real SKY couples as to why more couples choose SKY Armory for their wedding venue.

Located in the heart of downtown Syracuse, overlooking Armory Square, SKY Armory is one of the few truly unique and versatile wedding venues in Syracuse, NY. But booking at SKY Armory is so much more than just the setting. When you choose SKY for your CNY wedding venue, it truly is your venue, your way. But you don’t just have to take our word for it. Here are the reasons why so many couples chose SKY for their wedding…


Photo Credit: Anatoli Photography 

What’s a stress-free wedding without a gorgeous venue? The overall ambiance of our venue is part of what makes SKY Armory such a wedding hotspot for couples in Syracuse. 

“When we first came to look at the venue, I immediately knew it was the one. The elegant atmosphere and quality of everything was what stood out most, and my heart leaped when I first walked into a staged reception of some other fortunate couple.” -Jacqueline A

SKY Armory was founded at the former Wells & Coverly building in downtown Syracuse. We completely transformed the building into a versatile space with large windows for city viewing, exposed steel beams, white walls, and brick elements to create a space that’s authentic, yet modern and elegant. 

“I love how they have a ceremony room and two separate reception areas that are truly decorated so beautifully. The brick elements, industrial feel and downtown location truly make this venue so unique.” -Katherine T. 

But what truly makes the space worth it, is that it was designed to be customizable…

A Truly Customizable Venue

Photo Credit: Jussara Potter

SKY Armory is one of the few truly unique and customizable wedding venues in Syracuse, NY. Able to accommodate anywhere from 50-400 guests, our venue was created with versatility in mind. 

“​​The space is beautiful and can be customized so much to what you want.” -Kristin W. 

“It is amazing how they can turn the space into whatever your heart's desire, our guests are still raving.” -Ryan D


Photo Credit: Jessah Serafini Photography

Whatever your vision is for your wedding, our planning and production team has the means to bring that vision to life. Whether you're looking for elegant, modern, romantic, glam, boho, vintage, rustic, industrial or any other aesthetic, our event team has the canvas and the vision to help you create your ideal wedding. 

We did not want to spend a lot on decor and they were not only able to accommodate our requests (and we changed our minds several times) but also offered their expert opinion on what we needed and could live without. We were hesitant on the hanging bubble candles, however they looked amazing the day of the wedding and flowed with the whole room. They know what they are talking about…” -Kristin H.

On-Staff Floral Designer 

SKY Armory Floral Wedding Centerpiece

Another convenience of our venue is that we have a talented floral designer on our team who can take care of all your décor, centerpieces and ceremony flowers – making one less vendor that you have to worry about searching for!

“SKY does… the decor (if you want), including the details and the flowers. This included the table numbers and welcome signs…It was better than I imagined and the attention to detail is incredible.” -Emily E.

Our team at SKY truly comes together to take our beautiful venue and turn it into your ideal space and aesthetic for your wedding day.

On-Site Event Planner

Lisa, the SKY Armory Event Planner, packing everything up after a wedding

“If you are looking for a wedding venue that will make the process simple and fun, look no further than SKY Armory. Our wedding was perfect from start to finish and it all came down to Lisa and the amazing, friendly and thoughtful staff…She has an incredible talent for event planning and thought of every detail…You can tell she is in this business because of her passion for events and people.” -Emily C.

Part of what makes SKY Armory an easy choice for so many couples is that we have a (talented and detail-oriented) wedding planner on our staff. Our wedding planner works on-site, so you can be sure you’re working with someone that knows the venue inside and out. Rather than looking for a venue and then having to find a planner (or vice-versa), our system of having a wedding planner on-staff makes the planning process seamless for everyone involved. 

“Everything went perfect and the lead-up with all of our zoom calls were great…Lisa really gave us a lot of great recommendations and ideas that we didn't originally think of!” -Katelyn R. 

When you book at SKY Armory, you’ll have several meetings with your planner to go over all the details for your special day. You’ll have a vision meeting to share your vision and then you’ll have a design meeting with the planner and floral designer – where the aesthetic details truly begin to come to life. Throughout the entire process, your planner will be available to go over any details (and make some great recommendations) to make your day as magical as possible!

“From our very first visit to the SKY Armory until the big day, our questions and concerns were addressed immediately. The wedding coordinator Lisa was very helpful and organized and we always felt that all of our many details were in good hands.” - Jenna W.

“She answered all our questions, and made sure the day ran smoothly. This was included in the cost of the venue. So we did not need to hire an actual planner. I cannot say enough how amazing that was and what a stress relief.” -Emily E.

Having our wedding planning services included in the venue cost helps simplify the overall cost of your wedding from the very beginning. It also takes the pressure away from you having to search for a qualified, experienced and talented wedding planner.

Overall, SKY couples agree that our system of having a talented and experienced planner on the staff makes the entire wedding planning process much less stressful…

“The planning was honestly seamless and relatively stress free.” -Jacqueline A. 

“She kept us on track throughout the whole planning process and really stress free when it came to the reception.” -Caitlin V.

“Our wedding coordinator made it a stress free wedding day…” -Jenny I.

Fresh Food and Curated Beverages 

Sky Armory Chef preparing for an event 

SKY also takes the stress away from searching for a caterer. That’s because we do all of our food in-house! And we do it well…

“...the food was amazing, and the desserts were to die for. They are accommodating to any request, and go above and beyond to be sensitive to food allergies. The chef made picking out our food an experience in itself!” -Renee M 

“Highly knowledgeable staff who are able to offer options and suggestions to fit both dietary restrictions as well as customized culinary options.” -Jae L.

It’s not just your venue, your way, but it’s also your menu, your way. During the planning process you’ll meet with our talented chef to discuss what you want your menu to look like. You’ll also get to do a tasting. This is when you’ll get to see for yourself just how amazing our food is!

Chicken Parmesan Sliders 

And best of all, our food is made with fresh ingredients, from scratch! Your guests will certainly be impressed by the food (and our thoughtfully curated beverages). Take it from these SKY couples…

“The food was SO good and the specialty drinks were a hit!” -Katelyn R. 

“Great event venue with imaginative chef staff, good pairings, and an inviting bar selection. The house cocktails are a good balance of familiar and inventive.” -Raymond L.

“The food is delicious, from cocktail hour to dinner. The open bar allows you to customize special liquors you would like.” -Maggie W.

Photo Credit: Kerri Lynne Photography

Great Team, Great Service at SKY

All of the above is possible because we have such a great team here at SKY Armory. And our team prides ourselves on offering exceptional service, to both our couples and their guests! Here’s what some of our SKY couples had to say about the service they received from our team…

SKY was amazing to work with from beginning to end - their team is amazing and made everything possible for the wedding of our dreams! If you're on the fence, definitely check it out!” - Amanda W.

“The staff is professional, helpful, detail oriented and makes you feel like you’re the only couple they’re working with...” -Alicia S.

“​​Everyone on the staff was fantastic. The design team created the exact vision we had in mind for our reception as well as the chef creating the perfect menu.” -Caitlin V

“The staff of SKY went above and beyond. They always checked on me (the bride) and made sure there was nothing else I needed. I highly recommend them to everyone!” -Jennifer D 

Location That Can’t Be Beat 

Skyline view of Sky Armory from rooftop

And of course, you can’t beat our central location in the heart of Downtown Syracuse. Located within walking distance of several hotels, our location offers convenience for both you and your guests.

“Great location. We had so many guests tell us it was the best wedding they’d ever been to, and well, we tell everyone it was even better than we thought it would be!” -Paula M.

And Kristin H. says that one of the many reasons for choosing SKY was, “...location near hotels and bars for after the wedding.”

View from 3rd floor atrium

SKY Armory isn’t only centrally located, but it also has a stunning rooftop view of Armory Square – the hub of downtown Syracuse! Our prime location and rooftop view makes for gorgeous wedding pictures. 

“Best rooftop view of Armory Square.” -Shawn T.

SKY Armory: An All-Inclusive Wedding Venue

Photo Credit: Jill Studio

From location and food to decor and great service, there is so much to enjoy about a SKY Armory wedding. SKY truly does it all. 

This venue is all in one! They do the catering, including dessert and cake, the decor, including flowers, and the bar services. They did the set up and break down and even had our gifts and leftover cake delivered to our hotel room after.” -Emily E. 

The reason why so many couples choose SKY comes down to our unique offering of being an all-inclusive wedding venue. You’ll bring in your own photographer and band or DJ (because everyone has their own style), but we take care of the rest! This allows you to truly enjoy the wedding planning process without any added stress. And of course, it makes for a wedding day that’s as special and magical as it should be!

If you’re ready to join so many other happy couples in choosing SKY for your big day, reach out and we’ll get you set up for a tour. When you book at SKY, it’s your venue, your way, and it all starts here



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