Best Wedding Venues in Pennsylvania (2021)
For those who haven’t spent their early childhood planning every single detail of their future wedding or scrapbooking vision boards off of the marriage corners of Pinterest, the beginning of the wedding planning process can be truly overwhelming.
While it can be all too easy to get quickly bogged down in the details and lose sight of the grander vision, we encourage you to take some time to explore and think creatively.
After all, in an ideal world, this will be your one and only wedding and you will want the celebration to reflect the best parts of your relationship with your significant other. Don’t cut off the exploration phase too early when there is so much to be found and enjoyed!
One of the most fun parts of the exploratory phase of wedding planning is selecting the venue. Few other parts of your wedding allow you to communicate crucial parts of your personality and your aesthetic principles, as well as your interests.
If you’re a huge fan of live music, say, then maybe you could consider having a unique celebration in the abandoned lobby of a historic Philadelphia concert hall. If you’re a bit of a wine snob, it might be worthwhile looking at nearby vineyards, of which there are a plentiful amount throughout every part of Pennsylvania, for an outdoor wedding in which wine could play a central role. These are just a few examples of creative brushstrokes available in your palette when you are browsing through the options for venues from the urban east to the rural, pastoral farmland center to the more culturally-Midwest Pittsburgh metro area.
To help you explore all of the options on the table, we’ve created a list of the very best wedding venues across Pennsylvania.
When you’re ready to start seriously browsing, just pull up this list with your soon-to-be spouse and start seriously considering what the two of you might share in your search for a suitable venue.
If you’re looking for an elegant, timeless wedding venue, then the Fairmont Pittsburgh is the ideal location for you and your future spouse. Whether you want to host an intimate ceremony or a lavish reception (or both!), this venue can cater to your needs. The spacious Grand Ballroom features 5,500 square feet of space perfect for dinner, dancing, and whatever else your special day entails. The frosted windows and hand-blown glass light fixtures add to the contemporary style of this elegant space. Accommodating up to 300 guests, you can indeed have your dream wedding with your loved ones.
Venue Style: Hotel
Price: Starting at $1,500
Address: 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 773-8800
Social: Fairmont Pittsburgh
You love the great outdoors. You and your future spouse enjoy spending time together, basking in the sunshine and fresh air. The National Aviary is the perfect place for your nuptials. If you have dreamed of a picturesque garden for your wedding day, then you’ll fall in love with the Garden Room. You and up to 200 guests will be able to take in the garden scene, a park area, and a sparkling lake. The best part: the enchanting owls, parrots, and other beautiful birds. You should visit this Pittsburgh wedding venue to check out the wonders.
Venue Style: Aviary
Address: 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: (412) 323-7235
Social: National Aviary
With a newly renovated Ballroom, Shannopin Country Club is a beautiful private club committed to bringing your vision to life. You can invite up to 225 people and will have the choice of using both indoor and outdoor spaces for your special day. The rolling green hills surrounding this Pittsburgh wedding venue are ideal for pictures or a serene outdoor ceremony. While dancing to your favorite song, you can also enjoy a magnificent backdrop of Pittsburgh’s city skyline.
Venue Style: Country Club
Price: Contact for Quote
Address: 1 Windmere Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Phone: (412) 761-2900
Social: Shannopin Country Club
This industrial-style wedding venue is located in the heart of Manayunk. An eclectic art gallery, it offers couples the choice of both indoor and outdoor spaces in which to host their big day.
Able to accommodate up to 300 guests, this venue boasts gorgeous painting lined walls and stunning sculptures that decorate the outdoor spaces. Featuring an intricate staircase, wood floors, exposed beams, brick accents, twinkle lights, and more, this space is perfect for hosting everything from your ceremony to your cocktail hour and reception.
Services offered include in-house bartending and catering services, the services of the in-house wedding coordinator, event rentals, and more. A pet-friendly venue, choosing this location for your big day also means you don’t need to worry about leaving your furry best friend at home for one of the most important days of your life.
Address: 109 Green Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Phone: (215) 483-3298
Social: Artesano Gallery
This landmark hotel offers couples the option of several different event spaces to choose from. Spaces on offer include the Millennium Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 400 guests, the Regency Ballroom, which is a uniquely art-deco space that features floor-to-ceiling windows, the 33rd floor, which boasts a gorgeous glass terrace, and more.
Services offered include in-house bartending and catering service, overnight accommodation for you and your guests, setup and cleanup, in-house event planning services, event rentals, and more. The team specializes in bringing one-of-a-kind ceremonies to life, so you’re sure to be able to realize your dream wedding here!
Address: 1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 627-1200
Social: Lowes Philadelphia
One of the last remaining Rittenhouse Square mansions, this historic venue was originally built in 1870 and converted into an event space in the 1990s. This three-story mansion offers couples several event spaces to choose from and boasts ballrooms, a mirror maze, false doors, and other architectural touches that will have you falling in love all over again.
This includes the lavish ballroom, which features stunning chandeliers, gorgeous architecture, and fuses old world charm with modern amenities. Services offered include in-house catering and bartending services, event rentals, the use of the bridal suite, and more.
Address: 1923 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 567-2910
Social: Stotesbury Mansion
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