Looking for a budget venue in Pittsburgh

posted 3 years ago in Pittsburgh
Post # 3
525 posts
Busy bee

Heyholde and I think New Hazlet theater

Post # 4
525 posts
Busy bee

Holiday Inn (Oakland)

maximum 250, minimum 150

$9150 (4 hours open bar)

taxes and fees included


Schenley Park Cafe (Oakland)

100 guests


18% service charge

[too small]

St. Nick’s Cathedral Room


$1200 for 6 hour (includes parking, setup) – linens done through caterer, separate

Security fees


St Nick’s continued…


$1500 with separate room for cocktail hour

bar packages – $15 per person plus 7% tax. Nonalcoholic fee – $5 per person


Wyndham (3454 Forbes Avenue | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 | United States | 412-683-2040)

maximum 150


20% service charge and 7% tax NOT INCLUDED


Gateway Clipper Cruises

Maximum 180 (Duchess, maybe princes at 190)

$76 per person

$310 for fuel, 21% service charge and 7% tax NOT INCLUDED


Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium (East End)

minimum 100


taxes and fees included, ALCOHOL EXTRA


Grand Concourse (station Square)

minimum 150


20% service charge and 7% tax NOT INCLUDED, ALCOHOL EXTRA


Fluted Mushroom (South Side)


$2500 (not waived with package!)

$2.95 pp for linen fees, 18% service charge and 7% tax on food and beverage


Heinz Hall (412) 392-4850




reserved on date

The Frick (swissvale)

max 250

$625/hr ($2,500 for 4)

$4000 for the tent, dance floor, tables, chairs


Mansions on Fifth (shadyside)

max 200

$5,500 for 3pm-11pm rental

Gratuity not included


Riverside Landing in Oakmont (not that far away)

Min 150, 200

$20 per person rental fee for under 150

Gratuity and taxes not included, and MUST BRING OWN ALCOHOL


University Club (Oakland)

Max 195 guests


Gratuity not included


Pittsburgh Athletic Association (oakland)


$800 + liability insurance, $200 bartenders

$100 for cake cutting, $2 per dozen cookies trayed

probably something ridiculous

Doubletree Hotel – City Center

up to 225


Gratuity and taxes extra


The Rivers Club (downtown)



Gratuity and taxes extra


The Chadwick in Wexford, PA

up to 700

package price

Gratuity and taxes extra


Grand Hall at the Priory (North Shore)

maximum 350

Minimum $15,000 (tax and gratuity additional), so really at $19,260 minimum

Gratuity and taxes extra


Marriott at Coraopolis (airport)

either up to 150 or up to 250


Gratuity and taxes extra


Union Project

250 Max

$1250 Friday night into all Saturday

insurance required


Heinz History Center



Gratuity and taxes extra


James Centre



Alcohol self-provided


PNC – Lexus Club (EVENING)



guessing a ~20% gratuity and 7% tax’


PNC – Brunch



guessing a ~20% gratuity and 7% tax’


Churchill Valley Country Club





Rock Bottom and Sing Sing

100, 300 max




Green Oaks Country Club



20% gratuity, 7% taxes, $1 per person cookie fee


Highland Country Club

175, 250 (combined rooms)


Gratuity and taxes extra


South Hills Country Club



20% gratuity, 7% taxes, $1 per person cookie fee


Sigmas Conference Center

Max 120

package if through them, $1500 if caterer

Gratuity and taxes extra


Amici Restaurante (greentree)

max 280


Gratuity and taxes extra


Salvatores (south hills)





Radisson (GreenTree)



Gratuity and taxes extra


Crowne Plaza (South Hills)



Gratuity and taxes extra


Mitchell’s (downtown)

Max 120 (seated), 300 standing


20% gratuity and 7% tax; $13 for 2 hour open bar, 20$ cake cutting fee


Parador Inn

Max 120 for three spaces

1800 for ballroom, 1000 for mansion, 800 for garden *(outdoors)

10% off for two spaces, 20% off for all three

[too small]

Mt. Troy Ballroom in Reserve Township

minimum 100, maximum 300


Gratuity and taxes extra


Epiphany Ballroom

minimum 100, maximum 300

$5 per person

NO fees, just cleanliness deposit


Parkview Hall in O’Hara Township

no minimum, maximum 200


bar charge of $4 per person for mixers ($2.75 for under 21)


Post # 5
525 posts
Busy bee

The final line in each is the total assuming 175 guests – I have a spreadsheet!

Post # 6
212 posts
Helper bee

We are doing a Sunday wedding at the Succop Conservancy and it is $62.95 per person for venue, tax, gratuity, linens, chairs, and tables. You can bring your own alcohol so that cuts down on costs too.

Post # 7
49 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

We are having ours at The Conservancy as well, on a Friday in 2015, $64 per person. It’s a really beautiful outdoor location!

Post # 8
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Kingston Hall in monroeville – pm me for details, we just had our wedding there! For the food and nonalcoholic drinks it came to around $30/person. You bring your own alcohol but they have a fully stocked bar and bartenders included in your package.

Holiday inn monroeville is another affordable option. We went w Kingston bc it was bigger, although the cost was going to be similar. The holiday inn monreoeville is a little older than the other ones in the Pgh area, so it’s cheaper.

Post # 9
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I forgot to mention, Kingston hall is next door to a beautiful new Mariott hotel. We didn’t want anyone to have to worry about driving or getting a shuttle to a hotel.

Holiday inn is obviously a hotel so that takes care of the lodging.

I really recommend Kingston! We absolutely loved our wedding there and I don’t think anyone would have ever guessed how cheap it was.

Post # 10
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

just recommending another place we looked at — Hampton banquet hall

Post # 11
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

@divasmom:  How far out of Pittsburgh are you willing to go? The Century Inn is BEAUTIFUL, and they do weddings. Its in Scenery Hill, about an hour out of Pittsburgh. Its really easy to get to though. 



Post # 12
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

@divasmom:  We are having ours an hour outside of Pittsburgh at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle, PA. We’re having our ceremony upstairs in the lobby and our reception downstairs in the crystal ballroom. Our wedding is under $10k and we have 126 guests. Catering is $43 a person (buffet dinner and appetizer for cocktail hour) and includes everything including rental of both rooms! Let me know if you want more info 🙂

Post # 13
897 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are at the union project- GORGEOUS. 

AND SOOOOOO inexpensive. 

Post # 14
8 posts

Ours will be at The Fez in Aliquippa. After tax and gratuity for the house bar package, cake, hors d ourves and buffet with 4 main options it comes to $52 per person. They have cheaper options as well.


Post # 14
1 posts

MrsDogMama:  That was really helpful! Would you mind forwarding me the spreadsheet if you still have it?

Post # 15
13 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know this post is older, but it was awesome. I am having serious strife over trying to figure out costs and places to check for iur wedding. It’s very overwhelming!

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