Pittsburgh is situated at the junction of three rivers. An accumulation of properties and businesses have gathered near the waterline, creating scenic places where folks can come together. Historically referred to as “Steel City”, remnants of the industrial era remain among an otherwise bustling, modern city. Over thirty skyscrapers line the sky, endowing residents with exceptional views. A growing music, arts, and culinary community add richness to the city’s culture. I a city that has it all, there is no shortage of wonderful places to wed.
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A highly acclaimed venue, these self-professed “wedding perfectionists” ensure every detail of the big day is flawlessly executed. Room design, bar arrangements, menu planning, and in-house catering are all services offered by Bella Sera. Bride-and-groom may exchange vows in the picture perfect gardens near the small pond, waterfalls flowing nearby. A lengthy stone walkway guarantees every guest a generous look at the gorgeous bride, while she makes her grand entrance. Indoors, the Tuscan style grand ballroom boasts mile-high ceilings, polished wood flooring, marble textured walls, and a travertine fireplace flanked by two large windows. Between 300 and 400 guests may be seated in this ballroom, depending on dance floor space. A more intimately sized ballroom is also available.
414 Morganza Road, Canonsburg, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 724-745-5575
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As the saying goes, “Birds of a feather, flock together”. A truly special place for life-long partners to tie the knot, couples have several romantic locations to choose from. Ceremony can take place in the aviary at dusk, in front of a gorgeous waterfall, or in the lush gardens. The reception may take place indoors, or outdoors in a tented pavilion with patio flooring and twinkling strands of lights overhead. A variety of seating options are available to choose from. The aviary’s wedding planner assists couples in executing a flawless event, while the evening’s cuisine is provided by the venue’s catering partner. Free parking is available.
700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-323-7235
3.The Mansions on Fifth Luxury Hotel
Once the home of a powerful attorney, this mansion offers an elegant space for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Outside, a first floor terrace is the perfect location for the exchange of vows. Inside, large parlors with fireplaces open into one another. High wood beam ceilings, dark walnut paneled walls, polished flooring, and opulent carpeting create a classic feel. Detailed crown moldings, stained glass, and antique art add to refinement. Up to 100 guests may be accommodated for a sit-down dinner. For receptions of cocktails and hors d’oeuvers, 175 guests can be accommodated. Food and beverage catering are provided. Packages are designed to fit every budget. An on-site Irish pub serves single malt scotches and craft bourbons.
5105 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-381-5105
4.Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
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A mid-century modern gem with sunlit views of East Liberty, this event space is classic romance all the way. The wedding-white ballroom features recessed ceilings with ornate crown molding and original gold light fixtures. Tall windows draw in gentle rays of light. Capacity for this space maxes out at 150 guests. A restored gymnasium with two tiers of wrap around, interior balconies provides a larger option, seating up to 400 guests. Wedding planners who have a creative eye will enjoy the endless possibilities of this space. The building also houses a massive, polished marble staircase; bride and groom’s dream location for glamorous photos of the big day. The hotel offers friendly group rates.
120 South Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-361-3300
5.Circuit Center & Ballroom
Located in Southside, this event space has a classic modern-style feel. Clean design lines, tall ceilings, and wood flooring provide structure. A creamy color palette, gold chairs and settings, and a large stage with white silk curtains give the ballroom a gentle hue. Between 300 and 400 people can be accommodated. A tree-lined outdoor patio is the perfect place to host a cocktail hour, while the rooftop offers amazing views of the city; a picture-perfect location for wedding photos. The bride and groom collaborate with one of Pittsburg’s premier caterers, to design a menu with impeccable flavors. Wedding planning services are available. Couples may contact the venue for pricing and package options. Free parking onsite.
5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-432-1420
6.Gateway Clipper Fleet
Nothing says summer, like a wedding on the water. Couples may exchange vows with an open-ocean day view, or at night with sparkling city skyline behind them. No matter the time of day, this riverboat cruise is the perfect option for a warm-weather soiree. There are three dining areas to choose from, each with an old-world fee. Each space features classic gold and white décor, traditional carpeting, and wood throughout. The riverboat offers complete wedding planning, buffet style catering, and full bar service. Dockside wedding suites give bridal parties and groomsmen a place to ready themselves, while enjoying hors d’oeuvers and champagne.
350 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-355-7980
7.Heinz Memorial Chapel
The towering, neo-gothic Heinz Chapel is an incredible feat of architectural design. Large limestone slabs, detailed stone carvings, and a royal staircase give a magnificent first impression. Two red oak double-doors open into an awe inspiring scene. Stone vaults, rows of intricately cut stone archways, and inconspicuous balconies supply the framework. Stained glass windows are tall and plentiful, ornate lanterns hang romantically overhead, and a back-lit reredos creates an exquisite backdrop for the exchange of vows. Two rows of polished pews flank a princess-worthy aisle. The chapel is quite simply, stunning. Couple’s must reserve a date two years in advance to secure this venue for their wedding day. The chapel is non-secular.
4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-624-4157
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Nestled in West End Village, this gallery is a sophisticated venue, prefect for the artful couple. The flooring alternates between concrete and polished wood. Crisp white wall partitions and sleek lighting give the space a modern feel, while the work of contemporary artists add culture and depth. The urban garden area, enclosed by the red brick, features art sculptures and installations. An outdoor fireplace, pizza oven, and giant globe lighting create a warm nook, balancing out the cool mood of the interior. In all, this venue has 12,000 square feet of entertainment space. Couples may contact gallery event staff for capacity and wedding package details.
413 South Main Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-922-9800
9.Jay Verno Studios
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Couples won’t have to worry about getting the perfect wedding shot, should they choose to marry or host reception at Jay Verno’s studio. Professional lighting and an amazing team of photographers capture the bride and groom’s big day with eloquent precision. There are five studio areas to choose from, with over 5,000 square feet of entertainment space. The venue also comes equipped with a full audio visual system. All furniture and fixtures are supplied, although couples must provide their own linens. Two catering kitchens are at disposal. Couples may furnish their own alcohol, in accordance with state regulations. The venue has a maximum event time of 5 hours. Parking is available for up to 50 cars, if double parked.
3030 Jane Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-381-5350
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10.Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
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A flawless wedding venue, this hotel greets the street with powerful stone columns and a towering cascade of stairs. Inside, classic elements mix with mid-century modern taste, to create elegance. Creamy white tones, crown molding, textured wallpaper, and walnut flooring set the mood. Gold light fixtures and masculine-cut chandeliers hang down from recessed ceilings. The grand foyer is of formidable size and marble flooring; a sophisticated space to host a cocktail hour. In the reception area, floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the room, revealing romantic views of the city. A rooftop patio extends off the space, allowing couples an alfresco option for dinner hour. The hotel’s brilliant culinary team develops the menu. Capacity and package details available upon request.
620 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-471-1170
French-style decadence is a trademark experience of this romantic wedding venue. Shades of navy, silver, and gold color the banquet hall and lounge area. Intricately carved crown molding, plush Victorian style furniture, luxurious drapery, and robust chandeliers create a feeling of European opulence. The space is literally dripping with crystals, too many to count. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the periphery, gifting attendees with wall-length views of the sparkling city below. Behind the bar, a mixologist shakes the perfect martini. In the gourmet kitchen, a premier chef cooks a mouthwatering meal. For the couple with refined taste, this location is a dream. Wedding package details and room capacity(s) available upon request.
1114 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-431-3100
12.Morning Glory Inn
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Built in the 1800s, this row house turned sweetly-sized inn, is the perfect setting for intimate ceremonies. Weddings take place outdoors in the cobblestone courtyard garden, decorated with live greenery and vines abound. Inside, an antique staircase and floral wallpaper provide the perfect backdrop for photos of the bride. The inn’s classical American design features a maze of parlors, connected by wide entryways. Crown molding, original wood, and fireplaces constructed of either brick or marble create a historical feel. A salon with a piano, plush settees, early-American art, and antique gold mirrors add to charm. Full wedding production and catering services are included.
2119 Sarah Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-431-1707
13.Mt. Troy Ballroom
One of the area’s best kept secrets, this budget friendly location maintains class throughout. The ballroom is crisp white with blond marble flooring and pillars, lovely archways, and crystal lamp chandeliers that hang bountifully overhead. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow in a flood of natural light. The space is elegant and polished. Up to 300 guests may be accommodated. Bride and groom may also choose to exchange vows outside in the grassy garden, with the option of an outdoor pavilion for reception. Buffet-style catering services are included. Bartending staff is provided. Even more, wedding packages include complimentary beer service! Couples need not look any further for the best deal in town.
33 Lonsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-321-6969
14.Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
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Home to one of the largest and oldest Victorian greenhouses in the nation, this botanical garden offers stunning backdrops at every turn. The tropical forest conservatory is a multi-level wonder featuring a waterfall, fish pond, and a romantic terrace. A French “Broderie Room” garden offers formal hedged gardens fit for royalty. The special events hall is lined with floor to ceiling windows, giving full-view of the lush foliage outside. For intimately sized weddings, there are spaces that seat up to 50. On average, the various locations have a 200-300 person, seated capacity. Rates depend upon chosen setting and time of day. Catering and full audio-visual capabilities are included in packages.
1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-622-6914
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Originally built in 1869, this renovated warehouse has an industrial feel. Two floors of open vertical space feature a wrap-around interior balcony. Strands of market lights stretch between banisters, giving the space a courtyard appearance. The venue also boasts two stories of large periphery windows, red brick throughout, and a red curtain stage. Couples have ample flexibility designing the ambiance of their wedding, given the simplicity of the space. Capacity is at 400 for a cocktail party, 200 for a sit-down dinner reception. A smaller room is available for guest lists of up to 50 attendees. Bride and groom must supply their own vendors and alcohol.
2425 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-281-0912
A perfect space for couples who want to ditch the hoopla, this urban barn specializes in down-to-Earth weddings. Currently a private home, the yard features a large brick courtyard surrounded by grass and natural limestone, covered in ivy. Inside, a small tea room with wood flooring and furniture presents the perfect spot for brunch, cocktails, or even a cozy ceremony. Beautiful French doors run the periphery of the room, which seats 35. A renovated utility barn built in the 1800s supplies rustic charm. Exposed rafters, an original brick fireplace, and a heavy farm table offer guests a warm welcoming. Complimentary fresh florals are included in packages. Frick Park & Museum are mere steps away.
7113 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-770-7830
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17.Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
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An incredible display of architecture, this historic hotel delivers a dramatic backdrop to the exchange of nuptials. The iconic jewel-toned dome of the Fulton building encloses the main lobby, which itself houses a majestic staircase and towering marble archways. The sheer scale of the room conjures scenes from a medieval fairytale. Attendees to the wedding will go breathless over the bride’s grand entrance to ceremony. Cosmopolitan décor balances modern taste with old world regality. The ballrooms have sleek lines, floor to ceiling windows, and views of both PC Park and the Allegheny River. Up to 300 guests may be seated. Full catering and bar services are included. Couples enjoy a complimentary stay on their wedding night.
107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-562-1200
The Rivers Club is a solid venue choice for couples who value simplicity and customer service. Contemporary furniture, a neutral color palate, and understated light fixtures represent the décor of the ballrooms. Plenty of windows allow in natural light. Up to 300 guests may be seated for dinner. A smaller ballroom seating 45 attendees is the most upscale of the room choices, and features views of Station Square. A dance floor is provided. Station or tray passed hors d’ oeuvres, gourmet entrees, and bar service are included. Caring staff members and wedding planners offer organized assistance in designing every detail of the bride-and-groom’s big day.
301 Grant Street, One Oxford Centre, Suite 411, Pittsburgh, PA
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19.Riverview Park Chapel Shelter
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The park’s chapel and activities building offer couples a casual, budget friendly option for ceremony and reception. Seating up to 30 guests, the cozy chapel resembles a white wooden cottage. An enclosed wrap-around porch and sweetly groomed garden beds can be seen from the exterior. Inside, an updated kitchen and a fireplace create a homey feel. For a larger event, the activities building seats up to 300 guests, picnic style. This location also comes equipped with a kitchen and fireplace. Outdoor grills are stationed for cook-out style receptions. Lastly, an open-air, brick shelter on the grounds can seat up to 50 people. A wood burning fireplace makes this a romantic option for colder nights. Rentals include alcohol permits.
366 Riverview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-682-7275
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20.Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
A tribute to our nation’s heroes, this venue sports one of the most gorgeous ballrooms that Pittsburg has to offer. Refinished maple wood flooring, crisp white walls, and layers of emerald and gold detail create a classic feel. An intricately coffered ceiling and balcony overlook add early-American opulence to the space, which seats up to 300 guests. The craftsmanship is simply exquisite. A third-floor foyer with two restored oak bars is a handsome location to sip libations. Several tailored rooms, varied in size, are available for reservation. Couples may choose from a menu of in-house caterers. Meals may be served buffet style or plated. This venue is non-denominational and LGBT friendly.
4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-621-4253
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The Spirit event space is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood, regarded as West Pennsylvania’s hub for art, live music, and dining. There are two interior spaces that may be reserved. The ballroom seats 200 and can hold 450, standing. Polished cement flooring, mid-century modern wood wall panels, and a blacked-out ceiling with exposed beams provide the structure. A stage, large dance floor, and full bar outfit the space. The second space resembles a cozy cigar lounge. It’s a little moodier, has a full bar, and houses a professional grade kitchen in the back of the house. Couples may choose to marry indoors, or exchange vows on the outdoor lawn. In-house casual catering available, outside caterers permitted, minus alcohol.
242 51st Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-586-4441
22.Stonebridge Farm Gardens of Stonebridge
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Hidden in a secluded clearing of forest, this farm features lush landscaping and peaceful water gardens. Couples have a variety of backdrops to choose from. An arbor constructed of heavy branches is the perfect spot for an ethereal, twilight ceremony in the forest. Should the bride and groom prefer a garden setting, they may exchange vows on the manicured lawn, underneath a white wedding arch laden with garlands of bright florals. For reception, up to 200 guests gather upon four-thousand feet of artisanal paver. A beautiful tent canopy lined with twinkling lights stretches overhead. Attendees delight in dishes and cocktails perfected by the renowned JPC Event group, which employs certified waitstaff and bartenders.
2 Merriman Road, Ambridge, PA, Phone: 724-266-7312
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23.Terrace at Hyatt House Pittsburgh
A rooftop terrace offers exceptional tree-lined views, and seats up to 190 guests. Overhead, a tented canopy sparkles with lights. Wedding whites, gold Chiavari chairs, and plush lounge furniture stage the space. The bride and groom have six preferred caterers to choose from. The hotel furnishes all alcohol and offers various beverage packages. Set up and tear down is handled by staff. As a special perk, couples receive a complimentary stay the night of their wedding. The all-inclusivity of a hotel ceremony and reception takes the stress out of planning. Couples can kick back, relax, and leave the details to the hotel’s event planner.
2795 South Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-315-2008
24.The Boiler Room Pittsburgh
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Located minutes from downtown, this venue offers convenience and simplicity. The interior is designed with neutral tones and has stone tile flooring. There are several skylights and windows to allow in natural light. A full-service granite bar fits the space, which also houses a grand piano. Several flat screen televisions hang on the wall, a perfect option for showing a wedding reel of the bride and groom. Outside, a covered porch is equipped with heaters. The patio area features a gazebo and water fountains; a preferred location for the exchange of vows. Catering services are included. Up to 150 guests may be accommodated.
1070 Banksville Road, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-343-8120
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Dubbed “The Crown Jewel” of the Pittsburgh skyline by architectural critics, this downtown venue is adjacent to Market Square. The glass structure features bright, open space. An urban garden of sorts, this temperature controlled feat of design is filled with plants in bloom; a resplendent location for ceremony and reception. Winter-white linens, gold chivari chairs, and twinkling lights add to romance. With over 13,000 square feet of entertainment space, a maximum of 300 guests may be seated for dinner. Up to 500 attendees may be accommodated for a cocktail hour. Couples may contact the garden for package details. Onsite parking is available.
1 PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA, Phone: 412-434-1900
25 Best Wedding Venues in Pittsburgh
- Bella Sera, Photo: Bella Sera
- National Aviary, Photo: Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com
- The Mansions on Fifth Luxury Hotel, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, Photo: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
- Circuit Center & Ballroom, Photo: hreniuca/stock.adobe.com
- Gateway Clipper Fleet, Photo: Enisu/stock.adobe.com
- Heinz Memorial Chapel, Photo: Vadym/stock.adobe.com
- James Gallery, Photo: James Gallery
- Jay Verno Studios, Photo: Tomasz Zajda/stock.adobe.com
- Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, Photo: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
- LeMont Restaurant, Photo: derege/stock.adobe.com
- Morning Glory Inn, Photo: Morning Glory Inn
- Mt. Troy Ballroom, Photo: Sanborr/stock.adobe.com
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Photo: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
- Pittsburgh Opera, Photo: Lukas Gojda/stock.adobe.com
- Point Breezeway, Photo: ksyusha_yanovich/stock.adobe.com
- Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Photo: Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
- Rivers Club, Photo: BillionPhotos.com/stock.adobe.com
- Riverview Park Chapel Shelter, Photo: Riverview Park Chapel Shelter
- Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Photo: colorfield/stock.adobe.com
- Spirit, Photo: IVASHstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Stonebridge Farm Gardens of Stonebridge, Photo: Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com
- Terrace at Hyatt House Pittsburgh, Photo: hreniuca/stock.adobe.com
- The Boiler Room Pittsburgh, Photo: The Boiler Room Pittsburgh
- Wintergarden, Photo: MISHELA/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Wollwerth Imagery/stock.adobe.com