Picture perfect Pittsburgh wedding venues

Planning and choosing where to host your wedding can be difficult. It is generally one of the first big decisions you will make as a couple when you start planning your wedding, and you want to make sure you get it right!

So how do you figure out what you want, and if you’ve found the dream venue?

First things first, you’ve got to decide if you want simple – or extravagant? Do you want to go all out with a guest list of hundreds, or keep it to just your nearest and dearest?

Do you want to go classic, traditional or hyper modern? Are you tempted by 5-star luxury, or prefer rustic chic?

All these factors will play into your decision making, as well as the feeling you and your other half get when you visit a venue and see it for yourselves.

We’ve pulled together a list of 3 must-see venues in Pittsburgh, to help you make your choice. Each venue would give your guests a day and night to remember.

Hyeholde Restaurant

It doesn’t get more romantic than the story behind Hyeholde Restaurant. It all began with William Kryskill telling his bride Clara, that someday he would build her a castle on the crest of a cornfield where they stood. The cornfield became the grounds now surrounding Hyeholde Restaurant, which is a castle. What he did not tell her was that they were going to build this dream with their own hands. It took them seven years, but in 1938 they served their first meals, and the venue soon became a great success.

The Round Room, Hyeholde’s private dining room offers 5-star gourmet meals and impeccable service in an unbelievable setting of stone and glass nestled into the hillside. It has become Pittsburgh’s choice for intimate weddings of between 25 to 110 people.

In addition to the fairytale indoors, you will be delighted by the grounds which feature winding stone paths, and acres of gardens and lush greens – perfect for your wedding pictures.

Antonelli’s Event Center

If you and your partner come from big families and want them all there, as well as your friends and their kids, the Antonelli’s Event Center is the place for you. Don’t worry if your guest list runs to the hundreds, because this is one of the largest and most beautiful venues just east of Pittsburgh, in Irwin.

The Antonelli’s team take great pride in delivering on all your ideas to create the perfect wedding. They are proud of their Italian heritage and deliver a delicious menu of homemade recipes passed down from their Italian ancestors.

For bigger wedding parties, the Venetian Ballroom holds up to 500 guests and is available for both private, and public events. The large glass doors open to offer additional patio seating to give a fantastic indoor-outdoor experience.

The medium-sized Capri Room is perfect for smaller weddings, while the Tuscan Wine Room is the most intimate room, elegant and simply decorated for smaller events.

HIP at the Flashlight Factory

If you fancy industrial-chic HIP at the Flashlight Factory is perfect for you. This new venue is in the Historic Northside, just minutes from Downtown and offers 5000 square feet of hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and abundant natural light. HIP at the Flashlight Factory handles weddings big or small, with ease.

HIP at the Flashlight Factory takes its name from the Hipwell Flashlight Factory, which was the original business in the building and reflects the buildings industrial past. Built in 1887 as a stamping factory, it manufactured all sorts of goods from automobile grills to train parts. In the 1920’s the lights got brighter when the Hipwell factory invented and patented the first single cell battery and flashlight; which the Hipwell factory produced for the next 80 years.

The main hall can be turned into an extravagant space where your wedding services can be rendered, and cocktails and reception hour can be served immediately after. Guest can eat, drink and be merry in an industrial chic environment. The adjacent room provides a more intimate area for smaller weddings or an extension for your wedding reception with its cool repurposed industrial bar and gorgeous natural light windows. HIP also offers bridal parties, and happy couples one of their industrial lofts – prosecco, for wedding day prep, and the happy couple’s first night together.

With the anniversary of prohibition just around the corner, any of these 3 venues are the perfect choice to add a little 1920’s nostalgia to your wedding day. If you would like to capture the timeless, silly moments, our magical mirror photo booth can do just that!