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Let The Grand Hall add the World-Old Charm in Your Dream Wedding at The Priory Hotel, Pittsburgh!

 We know how you feel about hotel wedding experiences: you are afraid that a run-off-the-mill, impersonal décor will stop you from creating a warm ambiance on your wedding day. But that’s not the case with The Priory Hotel in Pittsburg! This hidden gem is located just a few blocks from the city center, but nevertheless away from it all. The Priory Hotel is an idyllic Pittsburg wedding venue if you are planning a luxurious and dreamy Pittsburgh wedding. Tucked away on a non-through street, The Priory Hotel keeps a low and elegant profile with boundless beauty for our Pittsburg wedding photographers to capture in their lens on your wedding day! 

Carefully restored to modern standards, The Priory Hotel is a 42-room historic boutique hotel located in Pittsburgh's thriving North Shore, just minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh. Once a Benedictine Monastery, the Priory Hotel features all of the amenities of a large downtown property with the personality and personal service that only a smaller, European style hotel can offer. When you stay at the Priory, you know you've stayed at a place like no other.

This cozy property combines modern elegance with historic charm and delivers some of the most desirable spots for romantic ceremonies and receptions in Pittsburgh. With so much historic charm, no wonder your Pittsburg wedding photographs will have a vast variety of deep history perfectly combined with today’s grace! It’s a paradise for our George Street Photo and Video Pittsburgh wedding photographers to document a wedding and reception here! 

‘Wow’ will be the only word that will come out from your wedding guests’ mouth when they will witness your wedding celebration at The Priory Hotel. On the most special day of your life, every bit of the gorgeous Pittsburgh wedding will suffice you and your near and dear ones. For the excited and enthusiastic staff members of this property, the above-mentioned line is more than a slogan. It is a philosophy, a way of life. The people who are working at The Priory Hotel in order to make your wedding a memorable experience completely understand that for every couple there is one wedding day, and only one chance to get things faultless. We assure you that your wedding reception is the only priority at The Priory Hotel, Pittsburgh.

Tour the stunning courtyard garden and take all the time you need to admire the luxurious décor of the large European-style Grand Hall, a reception hall that is just perfect for an unforgettable Pittsburgh wedding that will be talked about for years to come. 

What will be the best adjective to describe an infrastructure whose story is woven into the history of Pittsburgh? Grand! With deep roots in history, The Grand Hall is a premium Pittsburgh landmark transformed into the most stunning and alluring wedding space in Western Pennsylvania. Designed in 1854 as St. Mary's German Catholic Church, it's an architectural wonder presenting over 6,000 square feet of awe-inspiring celebration space. 

From the valuable stained glass to the rolling barrel vaults and arches to the huge upholding columns graced with gold-leafed Corinthian capitals to the obscure, gold-plated stencil-work embellishing the ceiling, we assure you that the Grand Hall in Pittsburgh will never fail to awe-inspire your loved ones who comes through the doors! We assure you that your wedding reception in the Grand Hall will never fail to create a jaw-dropping impression on your loved ones! 

We know it is a bit tricky to capture the grandeur in frames, but we assure you that our team of skilled and professional Pittsburgh wedding photographers will leave no stone unturned in documenting the grace, charm, and elegance this Great Hall has to offer for you! The wedding photos captured by George Street Photo & Video wedding photographers in Pittsburgh and its suburbs will make your guests feel like they have actually transported again to the Grand Hall! 

The moment you will step on the shinning floor of this Grand Hall, the unparalleled setting with catch your breath and leave you and your 350 guests in amazement! Swing open the huge and exquisite wooden front doors, enameled with intricate stained glass, then step on the threshold from the tiled floor of the foyer, and you are all set to enter a space of mind-blowing old-world beauty! The physical space of the Grand Hall inspires a sense of wonder! 

The rolling barrel vaults of the roof are impeccably back-lit by strategically placed lights that you have matched with your wedding theme. While on the other hand, the lamps gracefully highlight the stencil work of gold-leaf beautifying the elevated ceilings. While the sun changes its tones in the sky outside, it’s warm and golden light diffuses in multiple hues through the massive stained glass windows, lending a rosy glow to the whole ambiance and lighting up the mood of the celebration. This rosy glow creates an admirable setting for your romantic wedding photographs. Our wedding photographers are experts in playing with colors and contrasts, which means your wedding album will have some really amazing and incredible photos with the best fusion of light and contrast! 

The room features an expansive elevated stage where you can make your first appearance as official newly wedded couples and pose for some family portraits. You can also have a large bridal party photo session on this spacious stage! There is a full-service built-in bar for all your guests who wants to taste the fine wine and cherish your celebration throughout the night! Recently the whole room was re-carpeted and a brand new dance floor was set up to give the room a greater aesthetic! Your first dance calls for some candid wedding photography as you let your hair down with your partner and loved ones later!

The Grand Hall also comes with an alluring terrace overlooking the entire hall, which can be transformed for your cocktail hours or as a private seating area for your folks! In fact, you and your darling can spare out some time from the celebration and head towards this balcony to have some romantic time all by yourself. The gleaming and starry Pittsburgh skyline will be a magical backdrop for you both to steal a kiss while our Pittsburgh suburbs wedding photographers capture these tender moments for you to relish later! 

One of the greatest reasons to have your Pittsburgh wedding reception at the Grand Hall of The Priory Hotel is that they have one event space, which means there is no maze of ballrooms here! Your reception will not become a cheese spread in a sandwich, which means you won’t be hanging between a Cub Scout dinner and a Loyal Order of Water Buffalo meeting, with a harried and anticipated banquet manager trying to juggle multiple celebrations. At the Grand Hall, you and your guests will have the utmost dedication of the staff members overseeing only your reception. Even the chefs, kitchen staff, and valets will only focus on ensuring that you, your darling, and all your loved ones have fun, stress-free, and a memorable wedding experience in Pittsburgh!  

No wonder when it is said that the true value of a beautiful space is diminished if the quality of the food and service doesn’t resonate with the decor and classiness of the room! The Grand Hall’s food and service are unique and unrivaled in the entire Pittsburgh region. With more than the extensive experience of 40 years, the combined service of two renowned chefs- Michael Henney and Pete Phillipy, ranging from the Hyeholde Restaurant to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, is known for consistently serving top-notch food! Their ingredients are fresh, and all of the food is prepared specifically for you and your guests. It is this single-minded devotion of their guests’ gustatory satisfaction that consistently sets the Grand Hall’s food quality apart from its competition.

Apart from a stunning, historic, and whimsical indoor ballroom space, The Priory Hotel also has some outstanding multi-usable outdoor ceremony spaces! The courtyard featured by this attractive estate is connected to the indoor event space by a few steps out of the foyer! This foyer can be an excellent backdrop to have some cute and full of emotions first look photos! As a celebratory space, the courtyard is usually used with portable bars, soothing music, and chic lighting, lending a perfect setting for an opening al fresco cocktail hour! If you want to have a quaint and small wedding ceremony surrounded by some of your loved ones only, this can be the best place to have an intimate outdoor wedding ceremony

The nearby areas of The Priory Hotel feature various photo opportunities for our Pittsburgh wedding photographers to capture some family and friends candids before your big ‘I do’ moment. Just across the street from the entrance to the Grand Hall is the award-winning Laura's Blumengarten - a private, gated, landscaped garden. It's the perfect setting for capturing pre-wedding photos or bridal party photoshoots. With endless green space for our wedding photographers to experiment, you can pose with your father and mother to have mother-daughter and father-daughter moments in your wedding photo book! Pose for some Instagram-worthy photos with your bridesmaids to set the goal for future bridesmaids photography! 

Make your special day even more special at the Grand Hall at The Priory Hotel, a one-of-a-kind venue for your one-of-a-kind wedding. You have only one wedding day. The Grand Hall’s pledge is that space, staff, and chefs are at your complete service to ensure that it is the one that fulfills your dreams. Take a tour of the property and let our Pittsburgh wedding photographers offer you the most inspiring suggestions for your upcoming photo shoot.

This may or may not come as a surprise to you, that Pittsburgh is a stunning city, and depending on how familiar you are with this beautiful city you will find endless spots to take post-wedding photos all around the city! Not only post-wedding photo sessions, but this scenic city also has some really cool spots that are idyllically meant for engagement or pre-wedding photography. In being such a beautiful city, odds are good you'll want to get out and grab some photos for your living room wall and also for your Instagram. From a plethora of mural walls to the locally famous Randyland, you and our Pittsburgh photographers will not have to worry about going far to find the perfect locations! 

The Skyline Views

If you don’t know let us make you aware of the fact that Pittsburgh’s skyline is one of the most enchanting and iconic in the United States, you might miss the spectacular backdrop in your couple portraits. Surrounded with its three rivers, triangular-shaped Downtown, and 100+-year-old working Duquesne Incline, the breathtaking view of the city from Mount Washington is positively hard to beat! How about asking the most important question to the love of your life against their panoramic view of the city? No chance for denial for sure! Will you steal a kiss under the gleaming city skyline, allow our Pittsburgh engagement photographer to capture every moment of that minute in the picture-perfect frames! 

Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an excellent spot for relaxed post-wedding photography. In fact, the whimsical surrounding of this place creates a beguiling setting apt for an engagement photo session in Pittsburgh suburbs. On the outside the conservatory is constructed entirely from glass, making for beautiful views at every turn. On the inside is room after room of perfectly curated flowers, wonderful for those who want to experience a bit of nature while inside the city!

North Shore River Trail

Always surrounded by three rivers, now you can imagine that Pittsburgh has a wide variety of river trails to get out and relish a beautiful day and night! After your wedding jitter, take your darling with you at the North Shore River Trail to have some incredible post-wedding photos. Being in close proximity to Downtown with stunning city views especially between the Sister Bridges (the Clemente, Warhol, and Carson), your photos here will be a cut above the rest! It is one of the best engagement locations in Pittsburgh and its suburbs.

Whether it’s an engagement photoshoot or about capturing a wedding, we know you always want someone who knows how to perfectly use a camera, who has the talent and experience of taking flawless photos in different lights, different conditions while composing different photos and executing it faultlessly! For all this, you need a team of experienced and professional photographers, and when it’s about extremely talented photographers, nothing fits better than George Street Photo & Video. Apart from documenting and producing flawless wedding and engagement photos and videos, we are also known for maintaining your budget! To get in touch with us, you don’t need to do much! Just visit us or book an appointment to know the price, various packages, discounts, and offers!

The Priory Hotel

614 Pressley Street
Pittsburgh, PA   15212
(412) 231-3338

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