Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh Weddings
Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh Weddings: The Renaissance Hotel in Pittsburgh is a thoroughly modern facility inside of a historic venue dating back to the early 20th century. Guests will find that accommodations and amenities are first class and the experienced staff works hard to ensure that your event will be memorable and flow seamlessly. I’ve photographed many events from weddings, to portrait sessions, to corporate events at the Renaissance with excellent facilities and customer service being the common thread at all of these events. I encourage you to check out the information and photos on this page. You’ll get a flavor for what I’m talking about.
Luxurious and roomy suites are a great place to get ready for your wedding day. Having your hair and makeup professionals come to you is one of the best things you can do to reduce wedding day stress. Ample natural light means that your hair and makeup are going to look great, like these ladies in the Heaven Suite:
Getting Ready at the Ren
You and your wedding party can really spread out when you get ready in The August Wilson Room on the second floor. Moms love to help their daughters get dressed. It’s one of those life moments that they dream about.
It’s such an elegant place that portraits and first looks don’t look like they’re taking place in a hotel room. The balcony high above the hustle and bustle of downtown Pittsburgh is another option.
Whether you have your ceremony in the hotel or use it as a convenient base for your wedding day, it’s central location means that you’re never far from where you need to be. There are multiple options for ceremonies inside of the hotel: The grand staircase with its impressive marble structure is a memorable setting for a ceremony: You can hold your ceremony in The Jimmy Stewart meeting room if you’ve got a more intimate wedding. These folks used the Symphony Ballroom. After the ceremony the staff quickly flipped the room and got it ready for the reception. The opposite side of the Symphony Ballroom was used for this traditional sangeet for a Sikh wedding. The Symphony Ballroom was redecorated for the main ceremony early the next morning.
Grooms and groomsmen: A group waits in the Henry Mancini room prior to a ceremony in the Jimmy Stewart room (left). Another group poses for an informal group photo upstairs in a suite. A bride and her bridesmaids pose for a portrait in the August Wilson room prior to being introduced into the reception in the Symphony Ballroom. The grand staircase in the lobby is a great place for a portrait of all of your guests.
The Symphony Ballroom
The windows in the Symphony Ballroom look over the spectacular scenery of the Allegheny River and the Roberto Clemente Bridge with PNC Park on the North Shore. First dances in the Symphony Ballroom. This couple elected to have their band and the dancefloor at the west end of the Symphony Ballroom. While this couple had their dance floor in the center of the room. The Symphony Ballroom can be decorated in a number of different ways. Each one a reflection of the couple’s personalities and taste. An ice cream bar (extra jimmies!) and a macaron tower are a couple of great dessert options. Along with a cookie table, of course 😉 Sunset seen through the window of the Symphony Ballroom.
Time to get the party started at these Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh weddings! The spectacular glass rotunda is 30-feet in diameter. It’s a great place for a portrait at the end of Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh weddings.
Here are some fabulous Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh Weddings that I photographed: Alyssa and Ben Erica and Mack Kate and Drew There are so many great places to eat in downtown Pittsburgh. Here are a few that are near the Renaissance: Braddock’s – inside the lobby. What could be easier? 🙂 Butcher and the Rye – American cuisine, lots of different whiskeys and a full service bar. Possibly the best roast chicken that I’ve ever eaten. Sienna on the Square – nearby in Market Square. Hearty and delicious Italian food. Proper Brick Oven – delicious flatbreads and Italian. Pirata – Caribbean. Very tasty. I did the photos for their website and ate ALL of it 😋