Syracuse Weddings

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What Sets Us Apart?

When interviewing potential vendors, many ask that question, and should!  For our part, Syracuse Weddings is made up of artists, DJ's. musicians and planners, each collaborating with  ONE PURPOSE  - to bring couples the best possible production value their wedding deserves

That means keeping a lofty standard, using only the best technology available, and giving clients the freedom to DREAM BIG!  It also means a NO-NONSENSE approach to business that starts with CLEAR, upfront, ALL-INCLUSIVE pricing.

And above all, it means delivering the excellence of an AWARD SHOW, but with the style and attention you get from your favorite boutique . . .

And  NOTHING  less. . .even for brides on a budget!

Raise Your Expectations

We place a strong emphasis on proper planning!  That's why you meet with us one-on-one to create a day that's truly one of a kind.  The result is a wedding that  FEELS  as good as it looks!

Our hosts are natural and engaging!  NO auctioneering, sports commentating. or game show antics -- Just clear, warm, welcoming interactions conducted with you and your guests in mind. 

And while technology plays an important role, we go to great lengths to keep it tucked away neatly in the background - out of your photos. You'll also never see us display signs, advertisements, banners or business cards!

You're gonna  LOVE  what you  DON'T  see!

All Heart.  Full Time.

Upscale weddings are ALL we do!  It's how we make our living!  But we also only book a limited number of events each year. Plus, our staff takes on just  ONE  wedding each day - Why?

So that both we and our clients can enjoy priceless  peace of mind!

Yes, the privilege of working for appreciative people on such an important day is just about the most amazing thing we can imagine doing. We've given up lucrative careers from engineering and design to even touring nationally just to dedicate our time to this work we love . . .

We bring passion to the table - not pressure!  Plus  NO  hassles..  And NO gimmicks And NO  gimmicks. The way EVERY vendor should be!


Let's Walk You Through...

It all starts with your Ceremony

Your host arrives early with hours to spare, putting everything in place discreetly behind the scenes, and always anticipating the unexpected. Appropriate music is playing as everyone arrives and informative reminders are given to all - whether involved as vendors or invited as guests.

Self-contained sound reinforcement and reliable wireless microphones ensure your vows are heard clearly by everyone - even in an open field!  Perfect timing is made possible by our day-of coordination staff, who help with parking, childcare, and assistance for the elderly or disabled.

A Tailored Reception

Over your planning sessions, we learn everything we need to personalize your experience!  Our approach to music is centered around creating a soundtrack to your day... because that's what it truly is!

Our low-profile wireless systems provide clear, unobtrusive sound at the right volume everywhere - whether upstairs, outside - even throughout multiple rooms - so that no one misses a thing!

The right music is CRUCIAL!

. . . so is timing if you want to get guests up and moving!  Our DJ's play what fits the moment and never resort to filler, cliche songs or canned playlists! We know how to ignite your dance floor and keep it lit as the evening evolves! 

Rehearsal Dinner & After Party

It probably wouldn't surprise you to hear that many of our clients claim that their rehearsal dinner or after party was even better than some weddings they've attended!

That's right!  We cater to the very same standard for intimate banquets the day before as well as your after-party, where we suddenly change hats for the ultimate encore!

This Is Us!

Meet our team. It's a great one. Why? Because when couples sit down with us, MAGIC HAPPENS.  Just read our reviews... Our clients  LOVE  us!

We know that it's not the technical elements that go into making a wedding what it ultimately becomes. Rather, it's the people you invite!  A handful of passionate professionals who know how to frame that experience, however, can really make ALL the difference!

Paul Manzari

Owner of Manzari Events, Paul is the entertainment arm of Syracuse Weddings. He's hosted literally hundreds of events and is described as both dedicated and down-to earth by his clients and their guests. A one time engineer, Paul has invested much - and at great personal cost - to hone the craft he loves as a full-time wedding professional When not behind the booth Paul enjoys fishing, exploring & sushi!

' Just Joe' Altier

One-time front man for a national touring act, Joe left the spotlight and stresses of a career on the road to embrace a wider variety of music and cater to a new audience! He lends his amazing talent to couples and their guests, performing unique live-renditions of over 5,000 hit songs from memory! Winner of BEST MALE VOCALIST three years in a row, Joe does it all for his daughters, Abriana & Olivia!

Carlo Naples

Founder of Syracuse Weddings, Carlo possesses a deep love for the industry. Having managed events for companies like Black Tie Entertainment and the Historic Kallet Theater, he is also an accomplished calligrapher and event planner. He devotes his time to workshops for engaged couples and up-and-coming professionals. and above all, spending time with his wife, Catherine and their obnoxious chihuahua, Dooey.

It Takes A Village...

Your host may be the face and the name everyone everyone looks to. But it takes many hands and many hats to make a wedding amazing!  Meet the people behind the scenes who work just as hard to make each event a success . . .

Kelly Erikson

Until you look back to see how beautifully on-time it all comes together, you could think it just sort of happens that way . . .but it's NEVER a coincidence!  Often praised her poise and promptness --the very things needed to prevent meltdowns from going nuclear -- everything only goes smoothly because of people like Kelly.

Matthew Salzler

Matthew comes to us as one of the most capable cinematographers for hire in Central New York. Also a devoted husband and father, he is co-owner of P.S. & Co, a commercial video production company. Taking time away from corporate projects, he lends his skills behind the lens to our clients' photo and video needs.

Carrie Golds

Topping off and rounding out all the unique offerings that Syracuse Weddings provides, we have Carrie, a talented local artist who makes her skills available to brides and grooms who want that extra special little something to give to their guests! Whether for unique favors or as a guest attraction, you can call on Carrie!