As a professional Pittsburgh wedding photographer, I have had the pleasure of capturing wedding days at many of Pittsburgh’s finest venues. Whether it is a luxurious resort or a farm with rustic charm, the Pittsburgh region has many options for engaged couples.
When evaluating a wedding venue, many considerations have to be accounted for. The visual impact is very important for beautiful photos, but other details are also important.
Is the venue managed by a competent coordinator and staff?
Does the venue have pretty options for all aspects of the day; getting ready, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception?
Does the venue provide scenic options for photos in all types of weather situations?
And of course, how is the food?
Based on this criteria and more here is my list of Pittsburgh’s top 10 venues (in my option):
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
For the ultra luxurious experience look no further than Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Every square inch of this resort is magnificent, the food is incredible, and the wedding coordinators are second to none.
Chestnut Ridge Resort
One of the prettiest ballrooms in the Pittsburgh region with an incredible view. Chestnut Ridge Resort offers an enormous scenic area for outdoor photos, a nice pavilion spot for outdoor ceremonies, as well as an adequate indoor option for the ceremony if the weather does not cooperate.
When you want to go with that rustic venue, Lingrow Farm continues to be one of the highest demand destinations for a wedding reception. The venue’s staff, food, and bar are all part of the same team, and the overall experience for the couple is very efficient and professional. The property is gorgeous and offers a beautiful farmhouse for the girls to get ready in.
Longue Vue Country Cub
There is something truly magical about the architecture of Longue Vue Country Club that not only provides beautiful photos but transports your guests to a stunning venue for the day. The outdoor setting for the ceremony is gorgeous and the facilities inside for both cocktail hour and the reception ballroom are exquisite.
The George Washington Hotel
When you want to combine history, elegance, and a sense of awe to your wedding day, choosing the George Washington Hotel is an easy choice. This is a beautiful and unique venue unlike any other.
Omni William Penn Hotel
Perhaps the most luxurious hotel option Pittsburgh has to offer the Omni William Penn is a premier choice and always provides beautiful images as well as amazing food for your guests.
A truly unique venue that offers amazing outdoor photos and even an outdoor dance floor. An old, log chapel makes for a truly one of a kind ceremony experience and the staff is amazing.
DiSalvo’s Station Restaurant
If you’re looking to have your venue at restaurant, DiSalvo’s Station offers an experience far different from any other restaurant. The visual aspects inside are beautiful and the management is fantastic.
A gorgeous venue with outdoor ceremony options, plenty of outdoor space for photos and a huge ballroom with a large dance floor.
Hidden Valley Resort
Great facilities, a super professional staff, a beautiful mountain resort and delicious food make this resort a no brainer.