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Address: 800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
Phone Number: 315.435.8000
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A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The...

A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes. Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicolas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. Whether you are interested in watching a hockey game, singing along with one of the Famous Artists Broadway shows, watching Disney on Ice, attending a car, snowmobile or ice fishing show, or planning your annual group conference, The Oncenter welcomes you.Our professional experienced management team is here to ensure that each and every guest’s Oncenter experience is a positive, memorable event.

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Nice Event Center

Attended a Women's Conference here and it was wonderful! The facilities were kept really clean, the lunch was excellent, and the temperature was kept to a very comfortable level... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
MartyV95
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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ottawa
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw Brad Paisley here. very old venue that could use some updating (washroom stalls look like they were installed in 1957!) However, you simply can't get a bad seat.

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Thank OttawaJoan
New York
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have attended several events here and appreciate its flexibility. The food and service has been uneven, but it is hard to be all things to all events.

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Thank shirleyjoanrose
Central New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The Palace is an old neighborhood movie theater which I frequented as a kid. It's now owned by the grandson of the original owners and has been converted to a multi use theater. The venue for the Fab Four was a little cramped for a concert setting but was adequate and the Palace made it work. The concert was fantastic... More 

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Thank jrpcny
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Oncenter Venue was great. Parking directly across from Oncenter, well lit & attendant was on duty. Easy access drop off in front of Oncenter, makes it convenient to unload, without blocking street traffic. Big, clean bathrooms, food concession convenient for a snack/drink. Would be nice if food venders offered healthy snacks also.

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Thank Dan D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Attended a Women's Conference here and it was wonderful! The facilities were kept really clean, the lunch was excellent, and the temperature was kept to a very comfortable level. The event staff were very cordial and ensured coffee, tea stations were replenished and plentiful throughout the day. Thank you.

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Thank MartyV95
Carmel, NY
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I have been coming to The Oncenter for EMS conferences for over 10 years. The place is ideal for large gatherings and small break out sessions. I always have a good experience here.

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Thank Annecaz
Galveston, Texas
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I am working the 2015 lacrosse world cut here in Syracuse. Its a nice indoor arena with great workers. I had the pleasure of videoing the opening games here. The war memorial in the front is worth checking out.

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Thank BryanHouse
Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

$200.00 for a dinner event. Dessert was mousse which sat out on table since we arrived. No coffee served to us and tables behind us. They served half our table and stopped. Better presentation could have been made preparing our plates

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Thank Lucy S
Appleton, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Attended the AQS show at the Oncenter. It is a very nice facility. Good restrooms, elevators and escalators. Well lit. Attached parking ramp.

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Thank racequilt
Elmira, NY
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72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was there for AQS Quiltshow in July - great place for a Conference! Easy location to hotels, large rooms. Only complaint was very little indoor food service, which was also very pricey.

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