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. The 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.

Contact: Christine Zimmick at 412-992-2042. Email: czimmick@renpgh.com

a bride and groom stand outside of the renaissance hotel in pittsburgh

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:

a bride in a short white lace robe pops champagne and laughs with her bridesmaidslight pink badgley mischka shoes with jewels next to a white wedding dress hanging on the wall

The August Wilson Room on the second floor offers even more space for you and your wedding party to spread out as you get ready:

a bride in her wedding dress smiles at her reflection and another bride gets her makeup donea bride smiles as a makeup artist applies her foundation

Moms love to help their daughters get dressed. It’s one of those life moments that they dream about:

two bridesmaids smile and watch a brides mother button her wedding dressa bride in a fur shawl stands in the doorway of a balcony and another bride has her dress buttoned by her mother during their renaissance hotel pittsburgh weddingsa bride laughs and toasts champagne with bridesmaids wearing black dresses and pearlsa bride in a fur shawl has her hand kissed by her mother

It’s such an elegant place that portraits and first looks don’t look like they’re taking place in a hotel room:

illuminated portraits of the bride and groom

The balcony high above the hustle and bustle of downtown Pittsburgh is another option:

a bride and groom meet and embrace on a balcony with a city view before their renaissance hotel pittsburgh weddings

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:

bridesmaids in pink sequin dresses and black shawls leave the hotel with a bride wearing a fur shawl

There are multiple options for ceremonies inside of the hotel:

a bride smiles at her bridesmaids from behind a wall

The grand staircase with it’s impressive marble structure is a memorable setting for a ceremony:

a bride and groom say their vows on a red staircase with pink lights and flowers - the grand staircase is a great spot for renaissance hotel pittsburgh weddings

The Jimmy Stewart meeting room can be set up to accommodate a more intimate ceremony:

a bride and groom say their vows in a room with white ceilings and illuminated lights

These folks used the Symphony Ballroom. After the ceremony the staff quickly flipped the room and got it ready for the reception:

the wedding party laughs as a bride and groom say their vows

The opposite side of the Symphony Ballroom was used for this traditional sangeet for a Sikh wedding:

a white and gold jhula with colorful pillows and ornamental boxesmen in colorful kurtas dancea woman in a red and gold sari holds a rainbow basket on her head and dancesmen in red kurtas hold a red and gold sheet over a bride wearing a red and blue sari

The Symphony Ballroom was redecorated for the main ceremony early the next morning:

guests in colorful saris and turbans sit on a white floor surrounding an altarsilhouettes of a bride and groom in front of a white stained glass window

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:

groomsmen in suits wait in a meeting room and pose outdoors

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:

bridesmaids wearing aqua dresses and holding orange bouquets sit on a couch with the bride

The grand staircase in the lobby is a great place for a portrait of all of your guests:

the wedding party and guests stand on a red carpeted staircase

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:

flowers glasses and an almond covered wedding cake sit on a table overlooking the city

First dances in the Symphony Ballroom:

a bride and groom dance and smile at each otheran illuminated bride and groom dance in a dark room

This couple elected to have their band and the dancefloor at the west end of the Symphony Ballroom:

a bride and her father dance while the wedding band plays

While this couple had their dance floor in the center of the room:

a groom with a green glow stick dances with his brideguests watch a groom dip his bride and kiss her

The Symphony Ballroom can be decorated in a number of different ways. Each one a reflection of the couple’s personalities and taste:

white and gold table settings with champagne glasses and menuswhite flowers and candles next to a pink rose arrangement in a room with pink lightsa white wedding cake with flowers next to gold and white tables and a pink glass roofblack and white table settings with large red and green floral arrangementsred and green floral centerpieces and a white and gold wedding cake with red roses

An ice cream bar (extra jimmies!) and a macaron tower are a couple of great dessert options. Along with a cookie table, of course 😉

a sundae bar and a colorful macaron arrangement

Sunset seen through the window of the Symphony Ballroom:

an orange yellow and pink sunset over pnc park

Time to get the party started at these Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh weddings!

a bride and groom enter their receptiona groom removes his brides garter and cheersgroomsmen in black and white suits sing and dancemen in colorful kurtas dance for guestsa woman in a black dress sings and dancesguests cheer as a bride dancesa woman in a green and orange sari dances with a woman in a pink sariguests sing and dance in a room with colorful lights

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:

a bride and groom embrace under a red glass ceiling

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 😋