Help us find the right wedding venue in Pittsburgh, PA
July 21, 2006 11:57 AM Subscribe
We're gettin' hitched in Pittsburgh!
I need help finding a reception/ceremony venue that 1) will hold at least 150 people, 2) will let me bring in my own catering, 3) will have a bar or a way to bring in a few kegs, and 4) be in a tent or indoors.
posted by Alison to shopping (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My fiance and I are trying to compile a budget so we can pick a wedding date based on our projected savings. We wanted to get married in one of the museums or Phipps Conservatory, but it looks like we will have to choose from a limited, expensive set of caterers. We want to have a friend cater as well as include a few fast-food comfort foods from our childhoods.
In addition, I have a giant, hard-drinkin' Catholic family so the guest list is long and not serving alcohol is not an option. At weddings where there is no alcohol my relatives will bring their own kegs and things get out of hand.
We're looking for something special, if possible. We've been to plenty of outdoor weddings, weddings in the park, weddings at Hartwood acres and Old Economy. We're estimating $3000 on the venue, but the figure is not set in stone.
I would love to have our wedding in the old Heppenstall steel mill and set up giant games of checkers, go, scrabble and chess for the guests in the extra space. However, I'm not sure if it will be legal to have alcohol there or even how to contact someone to find out. Does anyone have a clue about PA liquor laws?