Post # 1
Hey Pittsburgh Ladies,
My fiance and I have NOWHERE to host our rehearsal dinner for free. His mom’s house is wayyy to small, our apartment is too small and my parents live an hour away from the church. We live in the south hills and our church is in bethel park. We are looking at 30 people (at least) right now it will probably be closer to 50! Our rehearsal is taking place at 3. Any suggestions are welcome!
Post # 3
We had our’s at Burgh’s pizza and wings in Bridgeville (which isn’t too far from bethel at all). We had 30 people as well and it was the cheapest option we found. There food options start around $11/person. We did a pizza and wing buffet and a beer/wine cart. The private room holds up to 65 people. Everyone had a great time because it was laid back and casual. We did it for less then $1000, but had a lot of drinkers since it was a Friday night.
Post # 4
I’m not familiar with the Pittsburgh area, but I had my rehearsal dinner at a BYOB restaurant and we brought our own bottles of wine and cases of beer and it saved SO MUCH money!
Post # 5
I’m not in Pittsburgh but I know you have a Spaghetti Warehouse, and that’s where we’re having ours. Not sure if yours is like the one here, but ours does a pretty decent job. The packages are VERY well priced and the booze is cheap – and the atmosphere is fun and cheesy and awesome. We were getting quotes around town of anything from $800-2500 for 30 people and SW will get us fed and out the door for $495 AFTER tax and gratuity!!! Sure that’s before booze is added but it’s still going to be a great deal.
Post # 6
Check out Peters place in Bridgeville!
We had my sisters shower there and it was super affordable and really good! Another thought would be Atrias or Tambellini’s in Bridgeville!
Post # 7
Does your church hall or something similiar have something to use? Our reception is at Peter’s Place and I’d def recommend their food! Also, don’t rule out country clubs – if you know a member the prices might be a lot cheaper than traditional restuarants (South Hills Country Club is one example)
Post # 8
I would suggest resturants. There are a ton of them in and around the South Hills. It appears you are getting married in a warm month, so in theory you could have a BBQ in South Park?
Post # 9
@MsPensFan: I second Burghs in Bridgeville. They have a really nice little banquet room – I work in the area and have been to many functions there, usually with between 25-50 people in attendance. My FI and I are also looking at booking them for our rehearsal! Their pizza is awesome but they also offer pasta and salad options, depending on the feel you’re going for.
I also went to Calabria’s in Castle Shannon recently (my first visit) for a baby shower and was pleasantly surprised with their food and party room as well. I think we had about 50 people there and it wasn’t too crowded to move around. We had a pasta bar with salad and they served wedidng soup, which was really tasty.
Good luck and let us know what you decide!
Post # 10
Two weeks ago I went to a party at Burgh’s in Bridgeville and the food+service was wonderful in the private room. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Another opition could be Primanti Brothers on Route 51 passed Century Three Mall. You can do a buffet there with pizza and sandwiches, I think out of town people would really enjoy it!
Post # 11
How about just having an informal thing such as hospitality suite at the hotel on Friday evening? You could have booze, a nice spread of apps, etc and people can just drop in. This is what we are opting for since we have such a large amount of out of town guests and we want to do something nice for them without breaking the bank! Good luck!