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.

a bride and groom stand in front of the entrance to the william penn hotel

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.

Contact Info

Omni William Penn contact info:

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 ChurchSacred 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.

a bride smiles at her reflection in a hand mirror held by a bridesmaid

Brian and his guys relax with drinks before heading out to his wedding.

a groom and his groomsmen stand together in their tuxedosApril’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.

A mother watches as her daughter has makeup applied before her Omni William Penn weddings

Gifts for the bridesmaids wait on an end table.

four gifts in black boxes are topped by purple bows waiting for bridesmaids at an Omni William Penn weddingsA young woman's eye and smile are reflected in a small mirror in front of a window at an Omni William Penn weddingsHair and makeup artists busy themselves preparing Coleen for her wedding.

a bride gets her hair and makeup done while her mother watchesa bridesmaid in a blue sparkly dress holds hands with a bride

Dapper Evan buttons his jacket before heading outside to meet his bride Dana for their first look.

a groom buttons his blue suit and gazes out the window

Dana opens a gift from Evan.a bride in a white bathrobe smiles and opens a gift

April spends a few moments with her pup before putting on her wedding dress.

a brunette bride in a veil and silk white bathrobe pets a small white dog

Tera’s mom and sister help her with her dress and earrings.

a brides dress and earrings are adjusted by her mother and a bridesmaida bride in a black shawl and white veil smiles

Bridesmaids fighting back the tears on seeing their friend in her wedding dress.

bridesmaids in blush pink dresses smile and cry as they look at the bridebridesmaids in maroon and navy dresses tie a bow around a brides waist

It’s not just the ladies who can use some help putting on their formal wear.

a grooms father ties his belt in front of an open windowa bride in a floral robe smiles at her reflection

A flower girl has her hair done.

a little girl in a floral robe gets her hair donea bridesmaid gets her makeup done in a bathroom

Omni William Penn weddings are filled with thoughtful details.

the brides blue and gold heels next to the grooms black dress shoes with blue accents

a bride looks over her right shoulder as her bridesmaids in purple dresses stretch out the train of her dress in a hotel room during an Omni William Penn Weddings

A Lovely Spot for Portraits

Family ties – Colleen with her mom and sister in the Omni William Penn lobby.

a bride poses and smiles with her mother and sister

The lobby is an elegant, luxurious space.

a bride stands in front of an illuminated windowa smiling bride in a white detailed dressa smiling bride in a pink fur shawl

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?

a bride and groom stand with their ring bearers in blue suspenders and flower girls in orange and pink dresses

Dana and Evan chose to do their formal portraits just across Grant St. in Mellon Green.

a bride holding a white bouquet walks with her bridesmaids wearing blush dresses

Leah and her girls pose for a photo downstairs in The Speakeasy – a cozy, intimate bar harkening back to the Prohibition era.

a bride and her bridesmaids pose on a maroon coucha bride makes a toast with bridesmaids wearing magenta blue and orange dresses

The Omni William Penn is reflected in the window of a limousine as Colleen heads to St. Paul Cathedral.

a woman holds a brides skirt as she steps into a carthe gold entrance sign of the william penn hotel

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.

a bride and groom smile and embracea bride with a white bouquet sits in a maroon arm chair and gazes out of the windowa bride sits on her grooms lap on a maroon couch

With so many fabulous spots in the hotel you needn’t worry about bad weather ruining your portraits.

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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.

a bride and groom stand under their chuppah in an illuminated red room

Michael is escorted to the Allegheny Room to see Andrea for the Bedeken.

a groom is escorted down the hallway by men with instrumentsa bride and groom smile at each other as they meeta man plays the piano in a dark room

The Lawrence Welk room set up for an intimate wedding.

chairs surround a white altar with white lanterns and flower petals

Guests wait for Andrea and Michael’s wedding to begin in the Monongahela room.

two couples laugh and sit togethera bride in a white beaded dress holds a white bouquet and stands with her parentsa bride and groom stand under their chuppah with guests

Arielle blows a kiss to Jeremy as they exchange vows in the Urban Room.

a bride blows a kiss at her groom as he speaks into a microphone

Teresa and Ed during their intimate winter wedding in the Lawrence Welk room.

guests surround a bride and groom saying their vowsa bride and groom smile and light candles togetherguests in suits and dresses watch the ceremonya groom kisses his brides hand as they stand under their chuppaha bride and groom wearing sunglasses walk down the aisle holding handsa wedding party wearing colorful sunglasses stands together

Just an elevator ride away, Mellon Green is a quick, convenient stop for outdoor portraits.

a bride and groom embrace in the citya bride and groom embrace in front of a garden

Winter is a great time for Omni William Penn weddings. Portraits from Tera and John’s were done in the beautiful hotel lobby:

a bride and groom kiss in front of a yellow curtaina bride and groom stand under a crystal chandelier

Decorating the Space

black and white place cards on a white tablea white tiered wedding cake with pearls next to a blue wedding cake with gold glitter and a white spotted wedding cake with a flowerpink flowers black and gold chevron patterned straws and a crystal chandeliersilverware and colorful floral place cards

The Bob and Dolores Hope Room seat up to 150 for ceremony and reception.

a white and gold dining room

The Urban Room accommodates 225 guests.

bronze and gold wall decor in a dining roomgold and white dining tables

The unique, two-tiered Grand Ballroom holds 500 guests beneath baccarat crystal chandeliers.

a gold and white dining room with crystal chandeliers and red floral centerpieceswhite dining tables with gold branch centerpieces and blue lightsgold branch centerpieces with candles on a bed of gold glittera gold and bronze spiked chandeliera bronze lantern with bronze branches

It’s Pittsburgh, which means you’ve got to have a cookie table.

cookies pies and cupcakesa table of pies cookies and sorbet

Cupcakes and gelato on offer for guests to enjoy for dessert.

cupcakes and pink ice creamgold and white dining tables with pink roses and crystal chandeliersorange red and yellow floral centerpiecesa folded poem sits on a table with a silver candle holdera vase of pink and white flowers and sheet music folded into heartsflowers inside of a lantern with fairy lights and pink roses in a vase

The hallway on the 17th floor is a great space for a cocktail hour.

a black and gold menu next to gold skylines of detroit new orleans and pittsburgh

The Grand Ballroom

a dining room with red velvet curtains crystal chandeliers and green garlands

Annie and Frank enter their reception from the balcony in the Grand Ballroom.

a bride and groom wave at their guests from a gold balcony

As did Arielle and Jeremy.

a bride and groom stand in front of a red curtain on a gold balconya bride and groom smile and toast with their guestsguests smile and watch a bride and groom kissa groom kisses his brides shoulder as she smiles and criesa bride and groom laugh as their friends make speeches

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.

a man plays piano in a red illuminated roommen in decorative vests walk and play drumsa bride and groom laugh and dance togetherwomen laugh and dancea bride and groom laugh as their guests lift them in chairs

The William Penn Ballroom

Danna and Hector have their first dance upon entering their reception in the William Penn Ballroom, which seats 350 guests.

guests watch a bride and groom slow dancea bride and groom smile as their friend makes a speech

Receptions at the Omni William Penn

The variety of cakes that couples have is as different as each couple.

couples laugh and cut their wedding cakesa bride and groom enter the dance floor in their red white and gold ballrooma bride laughs and touches her grooms shoulderguests form an arch for the bride and groom to walk under

Two young men check their ties during a cocktail hour in the Lawrence Welk Foyer.

two little boys adjust their bowties in a mirror

Whatever room the reception is in, it’s a sure thing that the dancing and celebrating will provide an evening to remember.

a bride and groom wearing mardi gras beads laugh and dancea man in a suit dances as guests laugh and watchguests clap as a bride and groom enter the venuea groom dips his bride and kisses hera groom kisses his brides cheek as they slow dancea groom holds his brides waist as they dancea bride and groom hold hands and dancea bride holds her grooms shoulders and smiles as they dancea groom smiles and makes a toast with his groomsmena bride with a tiara smiles and dances with her grooma bride and groom laugh as their gusts lift them on chairsa bride smiles and dances with her fathera bride smiles and hugs her fathera bride and groom smile and dance in an illuminated roomguests laugh and dance in illuminated roomsguests clap for a dancing bride and a bride hugs her grooma groom puts a garter on his bride and a bridesmaid plays with a childcouples dance with their guestswomen in black sparkly dresses laugh and dancecouples embrace under chandeliers


Thanks for making it to the end! Give me a call – I’d love to talk with you about your Omni William Penn weddings 🙂