(Closed) Reception Locations

posted 10 years ago in Pittsburgh
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

how many people do you plan to have? 

There is a place in Southside called Morning Glory… a nice B&B and I hear it is goregous to have weddings there, can’t hold a lot but I hear a nice amount. 

Also look into Bella Sera in Canonsburg.  They can hold more, but its a nice building amd they just do catering venues. 

 Thats all I can think of

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I actually visited the Morning Glory but they couldn’t hold the amount of guests we were inviting. I think the most they can do is 100 but it would really be amazing for a smaller, casual wedding.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Not sure what you mean by low budget (and I’m not in Pittsburgh) but we are doing dinner and open bar for 150 at our country club for about $6000.  There is no facility fee – just a food and beverage minimum to close down the club.  The food is really reasonablein price considering the quality – because the clubhouse is actually not-for-profit, they just have to pay for the food and the staff – and our chef is fantastic and very willing to work with us on designing hte menu.  The bar charges actuals only, and get us 50% off wine by the case from any winery they have a contract with.  We are having to do very little decorating, and are even getting colored linens for no extra charge.  I originally thought the country club would be a pretty expensive option, but it is actually saving us a ton of money.

Post # 8
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Newbee

hey – i am in the same boat. I have only lived in Pittsburgh for 4 years, so I am not so familiar with everything. I am looking for fall outdoor wedding/reception venues that are inexpensive (and towards the south). I live in 84 PA.  any suggestions?

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i’m actually having mine in my parents’ yard, i think. tent and everything, but in a really classy way. that way i can really personalize the decor and lean on the parents a little more for help 😉

 

what about the children’s museum? or there’s a golf club in alcoma that i think has fairly good rates? 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My finace and I went to look at the Mayernick Center.  Its really nice if you’re interested in a park-like setting.  The Center itself is a log cabin and there is an outdoor pavillion available too.  I wouldn’t say it is really cheap considering there is a facility rental fee on top of the catering costs.  You’d probably be better off with a hotel that’s all inclusive!  The Sheraton Four-Points in Cranberry is really nice if you are in the North Hills area.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007 - The PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The Union Project in Highland park has gotten more expensive lately, but it’s a little less expensive or the same price as the Mayernick Center, depending on the pacakge you select.  It’s been newly remodeled and looks great.  I think you still have the option to bring in your own catering, which will save you a ton of money.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

if you are willing to do 25min north of pittsburgh you NEED to call twelve oaks mansion.  it was cheaper AND NICER than sheraton station square, oxford club, and the marriott in cranberry.  we are having around 215 people and its going to cost about $16,000 for food, cake, bar, cocktail hour, etc. it is a cute 1 year old georgia style mansion that can fit maybe max of 250 guests. it is an intimate setting and you get the whole “house” that includes a “library” to hold a beautiful cocktail hour and then transition to the reception room.  the girl in charge there is bethany and she’s super easy and nice to work with. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

We had our reception in Riverside Landing in Oakmont (just off of Rt. 28 North) and it was very reasonably priced.  We paid $8250 for 160 people, which included facility rental (free as long as you have 150 or more), food, beverages (included beer, soft drinks and mixers but we brought our own liquor), servers, bartenders, and all gratuities.  It came to about $55 per person (2008 prices.) It also includes basic linens (white or ivory) and basic centerpieces (which we did not use).

It’s a really nice facility, right on the river, with a balcony with cocktail tables for your guests.  Really beautiful.  Their website is http://www.riversidelanding.com, but it’s really an awful site and it’s much easy to work with them via phone and to just go and see the place for yourself.  However, if you’re interested and want to see pictures of what an actual wedding reception can look like there, I would be happy to send you pictures!

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Try the Rose Barn in North Park – we’ve booked it for this October: Seriously less than $300 for the whole day, private parking, a beautiful setting and you can provide your own liquor and catering. It is unreal how beautiful the park is during the fall, also!

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am getting married this Saturday at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association (PAA) in Oakland, which is normally wicked expensive and believe me, we had a strict budget to work with! But I LOVE the elegance and it was just what I wanted.

So, in order to get what I wanted, we ended up deciding on a sit-down luncheon instead of a dinner.  That cut our cost, literally, by 3/4! There are lots of extra fees, such as room set-up, bartender, cake cutting, valet pkg…but the price per plate is only $18 on avg. and we are having strip steak, chicken & salmon as meal choices.  Still an elegant sit-down reception with wine service during the meal, only at noon instead of the evening.  And this leaves our guests & us to have the entire night to celebrate! 

Another way to get the venue you love within your budget is to have your wedding & reception on a Friday or Sunday, as most places offer pretty great discounts for both days, including most of the major hotels in the area.  If you are willing to do a luncheon or a non-Saturday, you will definitely be able to book a venue that you love & not go over your budget.

HTH and happy planning!!!

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