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Year in and year out, we see a surge in wedding inquiries after the holiday season as brides-to-be begin researching for their big day. And it’s no coincidence, either. Over 1/3 of all marriage proposals occur between Thanksgiving and New Years, according to WeddingWire.com.
This year, we’re spotlighting Ten Unique Pittsburgh & Western Pennsylvania Wedding Venues for you to check out while searching for the perfect place to celebrate your wedding day. There are a lot of interesting and unique event venues throughout the area; we hope this list will make your search a little bit easier!
10 Pittsburgh Wedding Venues We Love
We just love weddings that flow from indoors to out. And at the Frick Art & Historical Center, you can choose to have an intimate indoor reception or take it outdoors for a night full of music and dancing. While many museums have strict capacity requirements, this venue has the ability to host 250 or more of your closest friends and family. As the exclusive event rental provider to The Frick, we may be biased, but we can guarantee that this place is unlike any other!
Located at the Aspinwall Riverfront Park & Marina, The Aft Deck features a covered waterfront patio (as well as open air patio space), and an air conditioned indoor room with a working fireplace, wet bar, and full kitchen. If you love water views, the Aft Deck may be the venue for you.
We would be remiss not to include Jay Verno Studios, an event space with glowing reviews on Wedding Wire. This venue has been described as modern, fun, and the perfect setting for a non-traditional wedding reception. If the idea of chandeliers and heavy drapes make you cringe, Jay Verno Studios is a space to consider.
Situated amongst homes in the popular Mexican War Street section of the North Side, The Mattress Factory is a unique space for your wedding reception with a distinct “city feel”. If you have a flair for installation art, this place should not be missed! Bonus: there are tons of historical churches nearby!
Barnyard chic has never been so “in”. Mason jars, burlap accents, and cowboy boots fit in perfectly at this venue, just north of Pittsburgh in Southeast Butler County. We had the pleasure of outfitting the Inn with tents, tables, and chairs for a bright and cheery wedding reception – take a look!
With the natural beauty of the Bear Run area as your backdrop, you’ll have countless opportunities to capture spectacular photos that friends and family will enjoy (or envy!) for years to come. There are three separate areas available for rent, including the Threshing Room, the Fireplace Room, and the courtyard.
Planning a themed wedding? Look no further than Prop Shop! Located in the East End, The Prop Shop is a multiuse 15,000 square foot facility perfect for your ever-so-popular “Roaring 20’s” affair. Need props or theme-specific decor to make your night special? The Prop Shop has you covered. You can check out more about the Prop Shop in Pittsburgh Magazine’s February Feature!
For a truly unique wedding venue that’s a lush oasis in the middle of the city, try Choderwood. A former lock master’s house, this property along the shores of the Allegheny features a bed and breakfast, koi pond, heated pool, hot tub, fire pit, and is also a certified wildlife habitat. Perfect for smaller affairs, the venue can accommodate up to 75 guests.
Located in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Clear Story Creative is home to a flexible 6,000 foot event space for any event you can imagine! Clear Story can host a seated dinner for up to 100 guests, or cocktail parties for up to 300.
It doesn’t get more unique, special and personal than getting married in your family’s own backyard. We love backyard-style weddings for their laid back charm; tent and event rentals can transform an ordinary property into an extraordinary event venue.
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