Post # 1
Just wanted to see where everyone was having their wedding receptions in and around Pittsburgh.
We were doing the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe but do to an ever growing guest list and the million and two “hidden costs” the Hilton started throwing at us we decided to go another way.
Any reccomendations in the $65 per person or less range?
Post # 3
I’ve heard really good things about the Mayernik center off of Camp Horne Road in the Avonworth area. They are affordable, and you choose an outside caterer (they give you 4 to choose from), which is a savings. I also think you can bring your own alcohol, which is another huge savings. Here’s a link to the vendor page on Weddingbee, there are some reviews there too:
Post # 4
We’re having ours at the Heinz History Center museum. The costs are all pretty much up front, but it’s more like $75 per person because they only do catering for the Common Plea.
Post # 5
ps i guess i should add that the $75 is for a sit down dinner. they offer stations and buffet which is significantly less.
Post # 6
We’re renting the Westinghouse Lodge in Forest Hills, it’s really inexpensive and has a park like setting we wanted but offers us shelter from rain (if it happens). And we can have any catering company we want! =)
Post # 7
Eek! I have major Pittsburgh love! Our reception is in Oakland at the PAA
Post # 8
We’re having ours at the DoubleTree downtown. I think the price is about $65-$70 for a full adult meal. Then they’re taking $15 or $20 off the adult price for guests from 12-20 since a full open bar is included in the head count. And then for like $20 we get kids meals for the kids 2-11. The cake and champagne toast are also included so we thought it was a pretty good deal.
Plus they just renovated the ball room and it is GORGEOUS!
Post # 9
We’ve reserved The Mansion at Maple Heights for both our ceremony and reception. Fortunately, we signed on a while ago, as their rates have increased *dramatically* over the past 5-6 months. I don’t think you could manage <$65/person there.
Post # 10
We are having ours at the Chadwick in Wexford. They have a sit down or buffet option for 59.95/person. The price also includes the cake. They have been so easy to work with so far!
Post # 11
We had ours at the Alpine Room at the SNPJ near New Castle (45 mins north, in the boonies). It was $35pp for a buffet and 5 hours open bar. 🙂
Post # 12
@dianalynn- we had our engagement party there and LOVED it! It’s on my short list of considerations
@redherring- I love the mansion too! I’m 99% sure my bridal shower is going to be there :o) but we are expecting about 150 so it was going to be $8,000 just to rent the place, no food included so we sadly had to pass.
I seriously hate tax and gratutity! It automatically bumps every price up at least 12-15 dollars per person 🙁
I’m really really loving the Edgewood Club in Sewickley- its absolutely breath taking and really affordable until you factor in alcohol which is paid by consumption. Kinda a scary thing when you consider they charge $90 a bottle. I’m really scared I’ll end up with a $10,000 bar bill (we are having approximately 150 guests and most like to drink).
Oh my decisions decisions!
Post # 13
We are having our wedding at the Edgeworth Club in Sewickley this August. Don’t get me wrong it is beautiful and thier dinner prices are excellent, but they are completely full of hidden charges. Cake cutting fee of $1 per person, $75 per tray of cookies, 20% gratuity on top of tax.
All of that on top of their ridiculous consumption bar charges. $4.5 for every beer. Also you have to count in that they charge you i think $3 for every can of soda. So you are paying for even those people who are not drinking alcohol. We are actually alloting almost as much for the alcohol/drinks as we are for the acutal meal and cake.
Despite the aforementioned complaints, they are excellent to work with. No rental fees, no time limit. Very nice and accomodating if you can get over all the charges for everything.
Post # 14
We’re having ours at the Brackenridge Heights Country Club in Natrona Heights. It was $75 per person which included 4 hours open bar (negotiated an extra hour); the kitchen is run by Le Mont and it is such a beautiful location. Old fashioned 1930s looking brick building, gorgeous grounds, right off Route 28 and the banquet manager, Megan Flynn has been such a joy to work with. There were a couple hiccups but nothing serious and she bent over backwards to get them resolved. I had a couple ideas of where I always thought it would be held (The Pennsylvanian because my great-grandfather used to work there for the railroad; the Syrian Mosque because it was in town and I Love the chandeliers, etc. etc.) but once i saw this place, that was it. And I am so not a country club kinda girl!
Post # 15
We just booked our reception at the Holiday Inn in Moon. Neil is the coordinator there and he has been wonderful. He actually organized my brother’s wedding 4 years ago at the Crowne Plaza. The price starts at $56/person plus tax. We were able to negotiate a little bit because we will be bringing in our own cake. The package also includes appetizers, centerpieces, champagne toast for everyone, and a suite for the bride and groom that night.
Post # 16
We’re planning our’s long-distance at Armstrong Farms in Saxonburg. Since we currently live in NYC and are surrounded my cement & sidewalks everyday, we thought being out in the country would be a nice change of pace=)