Are you dreaming of a wedding that seamlessly combines timeless elegance with modern luxury? Look no further than the Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh weddings, where every detail is tailored to make your special day truly extraordinary. From getting ready rooms with cool rooftop decks to grand ceremonies ceremonies on the staircase and dazzling receptions with some of the ONLY views of Pittsburgh for wedding receptions – let’s explore why the Renaissance has always been one of my favorite wedding venues here in Pittsburgh!

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Getting Ready Rooms at the RenPgh

Your wedding day begins with anticipation and excitement, and the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel offers exquisite getting ready rooms to set the perfect tone. These spacious and well-appointed rooms provide a great photographic backdrop for you and your wedding party to prepare for the day ahead. With stylish decor and ample natural light, these rooms serve as an ideal canvas for your pre-wedding photoshoot. A lot of my clients especially love the rooftop views that you can use as a backdrop for your wedding photos – some of the only rooms in Pittsburgh where you have an outdoor space with skyline views!

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Wedding Party on the rooftop of the Renaissance Hotel

Wedding Ceremonies on the Grand Staircase

Exchange your vows in a setting that combines grandeur with intimacy – the Grand Staircase at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. The sweeping staircase serves as a stunning aisle, creating a breathtaking entrance for the bride. With its classic architecture and romantic ambiance, this iconic location promises a ceremony that is nothing short of magical. I love that my clients can light the dome in their color of choice, and that the staircase is a fantastic indoor location here in Pittsburgh – that really looks great, wows your guests, and photographs beautifully! Keep in mind: this is a big space, so a photographer who can properly and beautifully light your ceremony is important!

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Wedding processional on Grand Staircase at RenPgh look at the lighting
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First kiss on the Grand Staircase on Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh

Cocktail Hour on the Second Floor Balcony

Elevate your wedding celebration by hosting your cocktail hour on the Second Floor Balcony. You can setup your hor’s deourves here, a few bar areas, and your escort cards all around the second floor balcony space. Guests always love using the dome as a backdrop for their candid and group photos as well. It’s a win!

Cookie Tables on the Balcony

Elevate your wedding experience with an extra touch of sweetness on the Second Floor Balcony – the setup of your cookie table! The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel staff goes above and beyond to setup beautiful cookie tables in this space, and guests love to step outside of the party to grab some of their favorites.

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Beautiful cookies at the Renaissance

Wedding Receptions in the Ballroom

Dance the night away in the renovated Ballroom of the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. With its timeless design and flexible layout, the Ballroom accommodates a range of wedding styles and sizes. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, the Ballroom sets the stage for an unforgettable reception. Discover the possibilities for your wedding reception here and contact the manager for more details. This space definitely holds a good number of people with a dance floor, and can accomodate a DJ or a band. That’s a win!

Capturing Memories Amidst City Scapes: Picture-Perfect Wedding Photo Locations

When it comes to preserving the magic of your wedding day in photographs, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is surrounded by a plethora of great locations! Venture just steps away to the iconic Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol Bridges, where the city’s rich history meets the modern skyline. These bridges provide a picturesque backdrop, offering a blend of architectural elegance and urban charm. They’re incredibly popular locations for wedding photos around the RenPgh, so make sure to add the bridges to your list!

Additionally, the nearby city streets have a lot of charm, great light, and are easy to use as backdrops without having the drive far from the venue. Let the city itself become the canvas for your love story!

Wedding Fireworks on the Pittsburgh Bridges

End your wedding day with a spectacular flourish by incorporating fireworks on the Pittsburgh bridges into your celebration. If you’re lucky enough with your timing, the Pirates may have a fireworks night, which is free! 🙂 Imagine the joy and awe as the night sky lights up in celebration of your wedding day!! my clients and their friends and family go nuts over this – it’s amazing!

Your wedding day is a reflection of your unique love story, and the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel provides the perfect canvas for crafting unforgettable moments. From the anticipation in the getting ready rooms to the grandeur of the Grand Staircase, the elegance of the Second Floor Balcony, the opulence of the Ballroom, and the magic of fireworks on the Pittsburgh bridges – every detail contributes to a celebration that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Ready to begin planning your Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel wedding? Explore more about their event offerings and start envisioning your dream day here.

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Leeann Marie Wedding Photographer
Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer, Leeann Marie Golish, has been photographing classic and contemporary weddings for over 16 years.
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