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If you get engaged during the last few months of this year, you’ll want to keep this list on hand of nine great wedding venues in the Pittsburgh area.
1. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Believe it or not, you can have your wedding reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium! There are three different reception venues, including one that offers underwater views of polar bears, sea otters and seals. If you’re in the market for a vibrant, colorful wedding and you’re an animal lover, the zoo is worth a peek. For more information on a zoo wedding, click here.
2. South Hills Country Club
Voted Best of the Knot Weddings in 2010, the South Hills Country Club offers an intimate and picturesque feel for your wedding. The attention to detail is like none other, as are their elegance in things like table settings and food. Staff is helpful in creating the bride and groom’s unique vision. For more information on the South Hills Country Club, click here.
3. Rivers Club
The longstanding Rivers Club has been around for over 25 years. The location has a tradition of service, staff and event planners carry on many years of tradition. All packages include stationed or passed hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hour, four-hour bar package, champagne toast and three-course meal and more. For more information on Rivers Club, click here.
4. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Head just southeast of Pittsburgh to Nemacolin Woodlands for a rustic and sophisticated wedding. There are multiple indoor and outdoor options perfect for your wedding. Wedding designers help choose the perfect location, decor and menus. Brides and bridesmaids can enjoy a world-class salon and spa and grooms and groomsmen can partake in adventures like Jeep off-roading. For more information on Nemacolin, click here.
5. Sewickley Heights Golf Club
The Sewickley Heights Golf Club provides a gorgeous background to your big day. Wedding photos are beautiful in the picturesque setting. The Semple Ballroom is a majestic space that transforms with any couple’s interests. If you’re a fan of the details like ornate chandeliers and silk window treatments, the Sewickley Heights Golf Club is an ideal choice. For more information on the Sewickley Heights Golf Club, click here.
6. Omni William Penn Hotel
The historic Omni William Penn is a two-tiered ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 guests. There’s high tea for guests and the bridal party is encouraged to use Izzazou Salon a few blocks away. During the reception, four hours of bar service is available. For more information on the Omni William Penn Hotel, click here.
7. Heinz Field
For true Steeler fans, having your wedding at Heinz Field can be a huge honor. Drape a Terrible Towel over each seat, have the background of the stadium in the windows and more. Aramark provides catering with different tiered food options with clever Heinz Field-related names like Rivers and Champions. For more information on Heinz Field, click here.
8. Grand Concourse
The historic Grand Concourse has a breathtaking main dining room and delicious food to match. Steak and vegetables and delicious appetizers are available for weddings. Exchange vows on the Grand Staircase underneath stained glass windows and check out customizable menus and AV technology assistance for your audio and video needs. For more information on the Grand Concourse, click here.
9. The Gateway Clipper Fleet
A wedding on Pittsburgh’s rivers can make for a gorgeous wedding. The Gateway Clipper accommodates smaller weddings for a cozy feel as well as larger ones for an incredible affair. Couples can even have their ceremony on the water as they sail with Pittsburgh in the background. For more information on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, click here.