Private Events

Stress-Free Event Planning


Phoebe’s Restaurant has the ideal location for your event!
We have several different areas available to host your private party -
bridal showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, graduations,
retirement socials, business luncheons and more.

Banquet Menus

Party Planning Information

Dining Room Info

The Atrium Dining Room

The Atrium, our main dining room, can seat up to 60 people depending on room setup. The large skylight provides a bright and spacious setting  and is perfect for rehearsal dinners, retirement socials, bridal or baby showers, or large cocktail receptions. Please note that we can accommodate up to 52 people for a shower. 

View Rehearsal Floor Plans | View Shower Floor Plans 

The Parlor

The parlor can accommodate private parties of 15-40 people. This enclosed room is ideal for intimate gatherings, business meetings or small baby or bridal showers. This room can accommodate up to 18 people at a conference style table or can be arranged with 4 tables of 10 for a total of 40 people. Please note that we can accommodate up to 32 people for a shower.

View Parlor Floor Plans


The café dining areas are two separate cafes, respectively located along East Genesee Street and Irving Avenue. The East Genesee Street cafe can accommodate 2 tables of 8 or 4 tables of 4. The Irving Avenue café which faces the Syracuse Stage can accommodate 5 tables of 4 or 2 tables of 10. Depending on the size of your party, this area may be used for buffet service. This area is also used for those with limited accessability. Please call ahead to make proper arrangements. 

Larger Parties

For parties over 60 people, please contact us at 315.475.5154 to discuss your options.


We offer many different beverage options, each to your customization.

The first tier option is a completely open bar to your guest, in this option we will run a tab of all of the alcoholic drinks that your guests order and add them onto your final bill.

Our second tier option is a limited bar, within this option we can limit the “open bar” option to whatever you would like to offer whether it be just beer and wine, or just wine and soda.  The options are endless.

Our third tier option is to run a tab for a certain dollar amount or a certain time frame. This option would allow your guest to have a an open bar of a certain dollar amount, such as a $300 limit or certain time frame such as 6-8pm.  Once that amount has been met, or the time has elapsed, the bar will then change to a cash bar.

Our fourth tier is a cash bar, this option will allow your guests to order their preferred beverage at the bar and they will be able to pay the bartender individually. Wine by the glass; $6.50 and up, draft and bottle beer; $4.00 and up, liquor; $4.00 and up.


We require an advanced $100 non refundable deposit for private events; this deposit will be deducted from your final bill. Once the deposit is recieved, your event / reservation is secure. We accept cash, check or credit card (Visa, MC, Amex, Discover) over the phone.

Handicap Accessibility

Unfortunately our Parlor dining room, Atrium dining room and restrooms  ARE NOT handicap accessible. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please understand that the age and layout of the building are not conducive for handicap accessibility.


We know that this day is special to you, so we invite you to decorate with balloons, favors, photos, flowers, candles, centerpieces etc. We kindly ask that you do not include confetti or glitter in your theme and that you remove your decorations upon departure.

To create a special touch, we drape all cake, buffet and gift tables complementary. The table setting will include an ivory color linen napkin, water goblet, silverware and candle votives if desired. If you would like to drape the guest's tables with our standard ivory tablecloths, they are $5 per tablecloth. Please note- some tables require two - three tablecloths. If you prefer a specialty color tablecloth; we can offer black, white or burgundy for $5 per cloth.  If you prefer a specialty color napkin; we can offer black, white, red, pink, dusty rose, light blue, navy blue, light gray, lavender, forest green or burgundy for a flat $20 fee. Please note- specialty color tablecloths and napins require a two week notification.

You may arrive up to 45 minutes prior to your planned event time to begin decorating.

Final Payment

At the end of your event, we will present you with the final bill which will include all food, beverages, rental items, room fees if applicable,  tax and appropriate gratuity. Your advance deposit will be deducted as well.  Final payment must be made on the day of the event. We accept cash, Visa, MC, AmericanExpress, Discover, personal and business checks.


For private events, we undestand that you may prefer to offer a specailty cake or cup cakes etc... for the occassion. If you are looking for a bakery, we recommend our sister property The Patisserie in Skaneateles, NY for your more elaborate bakery needs. Contact 315-685-2433.  Please note that a minimum food and beverage requirement must be met in order to bring in any outside desserts. Home-made desserts are not permitted.

Phoebe's Specialty Dessert Options

Whole home-made cheese cake ($40/12 slices) and flourless chocolate cake ($45/12 slices) are available for purchase with a minimum 4 day notice. Raspberry sauce or chocolate sauce $5.


Unfortunately Phoebe’s Restaurant does not have a private parking lot, however there is on street parking available in front of the building on East Genesee Street. At the rear of the building there is a Syracuse University owned and operated lot which will charge a small fee as well as a parking garage located just next to that. If you have questions regarding their hours of operation; SU parking lot 315-443-5507 main office or 315-471-1605 for the Madison Irving Garage. 

Atrium Dining Room Photo

The atrium dining room is ideal for baby showers, bridal shower and rehearsal dinners. 

Parlor Dining Room Photo

The parlor dining room is an intimate space perfect for smaller gatherings. It can be arranged conference style for a business meeting or with four smaller tables of 6-8 people for a shower or rehearsal dinner.