Need a rain plan? Looking for a cool city location for your photos? The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is a great option!
I love this spot for wedding photos, because it has a lot of style and options for easy photography within walking distance. Often, I'll start my wedding couple and their bridal party at the "top" of the Convention Center near the parking garage entrance. This spot has beautiful natural light and a really good angle to capture the Convention Center ceiling and how it seems to reflect the light in the underwater pathway. This is probably the 'easiest' spot for photos, since it's large enough to hold a wedding party and it also doesn't require any additional lighting setups. It's a good quick choice!
One of the other things I love about the Convention Center is that it's generally pretty easy parking for limos! Granted, there is always the chance that there is an active convention taking place (check their calendar!), but if not the side parking lanes are a great spot for short, temporary parking of your wedding limo and vehicles.
When do the walls of water turn on at the Convention Center? The 10th Street Water Feature is fed by Pittsburgh's "underground" river, but that doesn't mean that it's always flowing! I wish I had a solid answer for this, but typically I have found that the water walls at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center are more apt to be on with the colorful LED lights in the summer months. As with any water fountain in the city!
These walls change colors while you're there and are really pretty to see!
At the other end of the Convention Center walkway is the river walk. This is along the Allegheny River and gives you a great view of some of the city's bridges for photos! There are bikers that can come through here a bit, but not nearly as many as on the North Shore. This isa unique angle that I really love of the Pittsburgh scenery, since it doesn't feel "typical", but still includes the rivers and the bridges.
The entire Convention Center is covered, but it offers a lot of options for wedding or engagement photos on a rainy day. The top area that I mentioned previously is a wonderful starting point. After that, the curved walkway through the Convention Center can be a really great option. At the end of the walkway near the River Walk, the final area offers wonderful natural light for some contrasty pictures.
In addition, the top area of the Convention Center (right above the River Walk - street level) is a great option too. The walls of the Convention Center are white and the roof has this really cool shine to it that I love!
Location: 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15222.Keywords: Convention Center (10).