Omni William Penn Weddings
Omni William Penn Weddings:
Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the William Penn has played a central role in the city’s history since it was first opened in 1916. Hosting speeches by presidents from Herbert Hoover to Ronald Reagan, as well as luminaries from the worlds of entertainment and sports. It’s also been the place where hundreds of discerning couples have celebrated their wedding day.
There are so many great photos from Omni William Penn weddings that I’m going to post the contact info and other information here at the top so you can refer to it easily. Take your time as you enjoy leafing through the photos on this page. You’ll see elegant brides and handsome grooms as they get ready for their wedding, during ceremonies held onsite, and having a great time at receptions in several of the ballrooms in the hotel.
These folks have years of experience and will ensure that your experience will be first-class:
Lora Peluso, Director of Catering
Corey Makrush, Catering Manager
Erin Rose, Catering Manager
Darlene Coons, Catering Manager
Nearby Dining and Shopping
Starting with the most important thing, coffee. There’s a Starbucks in the lobby and if Dunkin’ Donuts (if that’s more your taste) is less than a block away.
You’ll get a great meal in any of the restaurants in the hotel. But if you’d like to venture out, here are a few solid choices:
The Commoner – farm-to-table gastropub
Union Standard – a new contemporary American eatery
The Capital Grille – fine dining at an upscale chophouse
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafoods & Steaks – self explanatory menu, but very good
A Great Place to Start Your Day
Starting with the “getting ready” portion of the day. Brides and grooms can enjoy a relaxing time with their wedding party with the knowledge that they’re only minutes away from any of the popular ceremony sites like St. Paul Cathedral, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Sacred Heart Church, and more. If there’s one thing that gets your wedding day off to a good start it’s having your hair and makeup professionals come to you. That way you can order lunch in from one of the excellent restaurants in the hotel like the Tap Room or Palm Court.
Brian and his guys relax with drinks before heading out to his wedding.
April’s mom Elaine watches as a makeup artist uses the beautiful, soft light coming through a window in a suite to make April look her best.
Gifts for the bridesmaids wait on an end table.
Hair and makeup artists busy themselves preparing Coleen for her wedding.
Dapper Evan buttons his jacket before heading outside to meet his bride Dana for their first look.
Dana opens a gift from Evan.
April spends a few moments with her pup before putting on her wedding dress.
Tera’s mom and sister help her with her dress and earrings.
Bridesmaids fighting back the tears on seeing their friend in her wedding dress.
It’s not just the ladies who can use some help putting on their formal wear.
A flower girl has her hair done.
Omni William Penn weddings are filled with thoughtful details.
A Lovely Spot for Portraits
Family ties – Colleen with her mom and sister in the Omni William Penn lobby.
The lobby is an elegant, luxurious space.
Formal photos for Arielle and Jeremy’s wedding were done in the Allegheny Room on the 17th floor prior to the wedding. It offered a convenient, air-conditioned space that doubled as a staging area for their ceremony in the Urban Room. Don’t you just love those kids?
Dana and Evan chose to do their formal portraits just across Grant St. in Mellon Green.
Leah and her girls pose for a photo downstairs in The Speakeasy – a cozy, intimate bar harkening back to the Prohibition era.
The Omni William Penn is reflected in the window of a limousine as Colleen heads to St. Paul Cathedral.
The newly renovated Mellon Square is next door across William Penn Place. It is an open oasis in the middle of downtown featuring a fountain and trees.
With so many fabulous spots in the hotel you needn’t worry about bad weather ruining your portraits.
The Urban Room with it’s iconic Art-Deco decor featuring Carrara glass walls and a mural by Joseph Urban on the ceiling is a dramatic space for a ceremony in the round.
Michael is escorted to the Allegheny Room to see Andrea for the Bedeken.
The Lawrence Welk room set up for an intimate wedding.
Guests wait for Andrea and Michael’s wedding to begin in the Monongahela room.
Arielle blows a kiss to Jeremy as they exchange vows in the Urban Room.
Teresa and Ed during their intimate winter wedding in the Lawrence Welk room.
Just an elevator ride away, Mellon Green is a quick, convenient stop for outdoor portraits.
Winter is a great time for Omni William Penn weddings. Portraits from Tera and John’s were done in the beautiful hotel lobby:
Decorating the Space
The Bob and Dolores Hope Room seat up to 150 for ceremony and reception.
The Urban Room accommodates 225 guests.
The unique, two-tiered Grand Ballroom holds 500 guests beneath baccarat crystal chandeliers.
It’s Pittsburgh, which means you’ve got to have a cookie table.
Cupcakes and gelato on offer for guests to enjoy for dessert.
The hallway on the 17th floor is a great space for a cocktail hour.
The Grand Ballroom
Annie and Frank enter their reception from the balcony in the Grand Ballroom.
As did Arielle and Jeremy.
The Bob and Dolores Hope Room
Ihab plays Chopin as he serenades the guests gathered for his and Colleen’s wedding in the Bob and Dolores Hope room.
The William Penn Ballroom
Danna and Hector have their first dance upon entering their reception in the William Penn Ballroom, which seats 350 guests.
Receptions at the Omni William Penn
The variety of cakes that couples have is as different as each couple.
Two young men check their ties during a cocktail hour in the Lawrence Welk Foyer.
Whatever room the reception is in, it’s a sure thing that the dancing and celebrating will provide an evening to remember.
Thanks for making it to the end! Give me a call – I’d love to talk with you about your Omni William Penn weddings 🙂