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One of the most vital decisions for your big day is choosing the venue. This will hold a special place in you and your partner’s life forever and should capture exactly what you expect your wedding day to feel like.
Much like engagement rings, wedding venues are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Numerous factors go into deciding the perfect place for you to celebrate, including:
- Location – Where do you want to get married ? How far are your guests willing to travel ?
- Style – What do you want your backdrop to look like in your wedding photos ?
- Size – How big does your venue need to be ?
- Budget – How much can you afford for your big day ?
Once you have those questions answered, you can find the perfect venue for your wedding day.
Say ‘I Do’ to These Pittsburgh Wedding Venues
Western Pennsylvania offers beautiful venues in various forms, and many of them are conveniently located in the Pittsburgh region. Here are 10 of Pittsburgh’s top wedding venues:
1. Omni William Penn Hotel
Between six luxurious ballrooms spread across more than 20,000 square feet of elegance, the options are endless in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest wedding venues. If you want to throw your wedding with style, the Omni William Penn may be your dream come true.
2. Allegheny Country Club
Located in Sewickley Heights 15 miles north of Downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny Country Club is a great option for a traditional venue. The grounds of the country club provide guests with a fresh, open concept with both indoor and outdoor options — perfect for any season.
3. Carnegie Museums Oakland
If you aim to get away from the traditional venue but would like to have a classy feel to your day, there’s no place better than the Carnegie Museum of Natural Art and History. Here you will spend your special day with your loved ones while also enjoying exhibits under the museum’s beautiful, modern architecture. This venue is sure to stand out !
Known for its unmatched views of the city, LeMont is an elegant banquet space on Mt. Washington. This Pittsburgh wedding venue will dazzle with the energy from your guests and the sparkling city lights below. Is a jaw-dropping banquet space in your wedding dreams ? If so, we recommend you check out LeMont.
5. University Club
Located in Oakland on the University of Pittsburgh campus, University Club is a classic venue catering to both small and large weddings. Whether you choose to go intimate or grand, the venue is customizable to fit your wedding plans. Bonus: There’s a gorgeous rooftop terrace where you and your guests can catch some fresh air during the festivities.
6. The Pennsylvanian
Sharing your first toast in downtown Pittsburgh at the original Pittsburgh’s Penn Station will be sure to take your breath away. From the unique cocktail experience under the rotunda to dancing the night away under The Grand Hall’s skylight, this venue is a magical place to begin your marriage.
7. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
This memorial hall and museum is another great option for the couple who likes to customize their wedding experience. Celebrate your wedding in a modern yet timeless venue that also holds plenty of history.
8. Longue Vue Club
If you can’t decide between an outdoor or indoor wedding, the Longue Vue Club may be your solution. The club is located 20 minutes from Downtown on top of a manicured golf course. Longue Vue accommodates wedding parties large or small, and the venue offers the assistance of their onsite event coordinators to make your planning completely stress-free.
9. Heinz Chapel
Heinz Chapel is one of the most popular buildings in Oakland. The iconic red doors open into a stunning, high ceiling church that will serve as the stage for your wedding ceremony. And don’t worry—you don’t have to be a University of Pittsburgh alumni to celebrate your marriage here !
10. Grand Concourse
Celebrate your wedding across the bridge from Downtown Pittsburgh in Station Square at the Grand Concourse. Stepping into the former railroad station, you may be stunned by the vintage decor, stained glass windows, and cathedral ceiling, but that is not all The Grand Concourse offers. The seats along the large windows showcase the Pittsburgh skyline to leave your guests in aw.
Once you have your venue picked out, you’ll need to plan for your music. Check our Planning Resources for help.
Steven Vance has provided high-quality corporate entertainment and wedding music for over 20 years and more than 10,000 special events in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, DC, Virginia, New York, and surrounding areas.
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KEEPING UP WITH STEVE
SATURDAY AUGUST 8
Steve will be doing PopRock Electric Violin and DJ Package for a wedding at Sea Cliff Manor in Long Island NY.
SUNDAY AUGUST 9
Steve will be playing PopRock Electric Violin for a Ceremony and Reception at Bella Sera Event Venue.
We will also have performers doing weddings at Uniontown Country Club, Carrolltown Golf Club in Carrolltown OH, Landoll's Castle in Loudonville OH and St. Stephen Church in Sewickley.
Saturday August 15 Steve will be rocking the Electric Violin at Frescos at The Chadwick on Perry Highway in Wexford from 7-9 PM. Covered outdoor dining. Reservations highly recommended because of limited seating. Go to https://www.frescospittsburgh.com/ or call 724-935-7550 for details.
FACEBOOK LIVE GIGS. We've had a wonderful turnout for these so we plan to keep doing at least one every week. Electric Violin live from my back deck - if the weather is nice. The next one will be posted here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Update soon.
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Steve plays "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James And The Shondells and covered by Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day. PopRock Cello plays "Best Day Of My Life" by the American Authors PopRock Violinist Charles May plays Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" Steve plays Electric Violin on the new Duo Lipa song "Don't Start Now"
"Steve was a must-have for our wedding as he did my sister's 8 years ago (and we loved him) and should be a must-have for your event! Not only does he do an amazing job MC'ing and DJ'ing, and running the event, but the live violin - WOW! The violin adds elegance to your event that guests will continue to talk about for years to come. Steve also is an expert in the field, leaving no worries for the bride-to-be in the event. I knew our reception would run perfectly with him in charge and it did. Highly recommend!!" Paige & Russ 3/14/20 Soldiers & Sailors Hall
“My husband and I cannot recommend Steven Vance and his team enough! We first encountered Steven Vance at a cousin’s wedding in October of 2018 and we absolutely fell in love with the unique blend of pop-rock violin with DJing! For our own wedding, we had the absolute pleasure of working with Nate Goodrich. During the planning process, Nate did a wonderful job of ensuring that he understood exactly what we wanted and helped make sure the flow of the evening was perfect! Nate did an absolutely incredible job ensuring that our cocktail hour and reception went perfectly. For our cocktail hour, Nate performed a variety of pop-rock violin selections that we and our guests absolutely loved. To this day we are receiving compliments on how wonderfully he played and how unique the experience was. To say the least, having Nate perform during the cocktail hour definitely took our wedding to the next level! As for the reception, he did an EXCELLENT job of keeping our guests on the dance floor and having a good time! What was most impressive is that he selected music that kept guests of all ages moving! Along with the wonderful music selections, Nate did an amazing job of keeping the evening well-paced without feeling rushed. Overall, we would absolutely recommend Nate Goodrich to anyone who is planning a wedding! Thanks to Nate, we had an absolutely unforgettable wedding day!” Zach & Rose 2/29/20 Marriott Hotel Cranberry Electric Violin & DJ Nate
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13 - RESCHEDULED FROM SUNDAY MARCH 29 AND JUNE 14
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