One of the many exciting things about getting engaged is planning a shower! This is traditionally celebrated as a bridal shower, meant to shower the bride with gifts for her home and good wishes to her female friends and family. However, wedding showers are gaining popularity and act as a more inclusive pre-wedding event, especially if neither of you identifies as a bride, would rather celebrate with the other, or want to limit your guest list.

Now that you’ve decided what type of shower you’re having, keep reading for 5 of the best spots around Syracuse, NY to have your shower!

Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge

With a long history of serving the area since 1976, old-world charm, and being in the heart of the city near Syracuse University, Phoebe's Restaurant offers opportunities to book a private room for a shower or party. The Atrium seats up to 48 people in a bright and inviting atmosphere, and the parlor dining room can accommodate 30 people. They offer brunch, lunch, and dinner buffets for private events that are sure to please with quiche and French toast for brunch or salad, pasta, and more for lunch or dinner.

Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant's impeccable hospitality, Ruben fritters, or impressive selection of cocktails. With a maximum capacity of 50 people for groups, you can invite the right number of people while celebrating your love and future! Their location in Armory Square is the perfect spot for out-of-town guests with multiple hotels, shopping, and things for them to do nearby.

Francesca’s Cucina

Located in Little Italy, Francesca's Cucina offers stunning indoor and outdoor spaces for you to celebrate your wedding. Their Red Brick Room offers a warm and rustic experience with exposed brick and neutral décor. It’s available every day to reserve and holds up to 60 people. You can also reserve the Tuscany Terrace for an elegant and rustic setting for up to 100 guests during the outdoor season. It’s available Saturday afternoons and Sundays, weather permitting. Both locations at their restaurant are sure to deliver delicious, Italian food, drinks, and dessert in a comfortable atmosphere.

Oh My Darling

This Downtown Syracuse spot is an intimate and bright industrial venue with up to 220 people. They have gorgeous, exposed brick and tons of natural light to set the mood. You can book Oh My Darling or their Speakeasy, The Fitz, for showers, weddings, or parties. They serve shareable plates, salad, entrees, and more with a twist of orange, fitting to celebrate you and your main squeeze in Syracuse!

Strigo Vineyards

Looking for more of a rural setting for your shower? Strigo Vineyards is located northwest of Syracuse in Baldwinsville on 70 countryside acres. Their contemporary private event space holds 50-120 guests in an open layout with configurable seating and plenty of food and drink options. Relax with the stunning views, enjoy wine, indulge in the custom-made menu by their chef, and create memories at this venue.

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