Elegant Wedding Reception – The Omni William Penn Ballroom – Downtown Pittsburgh Wedding Venue

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Omni William Penn Hotel

There is no shortage of wedding venue options in Downtown Pittsburgh, but the Omni William Penn is one of my favorites! From its origin in 1916 to today, this iconic hotel has stood as a classic symbol of elegance. Designed by Benno Janssen and Franklin Abbott, the Omni William Penn was designed to mirror the Old World style of the great European hotels of its time.

The Omni William Penn has four spaces perfect for your wedding celebration, The Grand Ballroom, The William Penn Ballroom, The Hope Room, and The Urban Room. The largest space is the Grand Ballroom with the ability to accommodate 500 guests. The Grand Ballroom is, in fact, Grand! It has two-tiers with a decorative gold leaf balcony overlooking the ballroom. These balconies are a perfect backdrop for wedding pictures. I also like to shoot from the upper floors to get an expansive view of the wedding celebration. The Bride and Groom can enter from the second floor and make a lasting first impression as husband and wife. Two huge crystal chandeliers and numerous wall sconces fill the ballroom with just enough light.

The William Penn Ballroom is smaller but still exceptionally beautiful. The single story space can accommodate 350 guests. The room has 10 brilliant chandeliers running the length of the ballroom. Multiple archways with gold leaf accents line both sides of the room. I love to capture the bride and groom as they descend the stairway, into the room, to greet their guests.

For a different feel, you can choose the Urban Room—named after designer Joseph Urban. This space is perfect for around 225 guests. It has 25-foot ceilings covered in a dramatic circular mural, with a unique, modern chandelier centered in the room. The colors are deep and regal with black Carrera glass and marble accents. Wedding pictures in this space are always awe-inspiring. Pictures of the bride and groom standing against the ornate murals are simply magnificent.

For a more intimate feel, choose the Hope Room (named for Bob and Delores Hope). This room can seat 150 comfortably for a ceremony or reception. The white plastered ceiling and classic chandeliers beautifully contrast the dark paneled mahogany walls.

This Historic treasure has seen the likes of celebrities, politicians, heads of state and other national and business leaders. You too can choose this lavish hotel and event space for your special day. The talented event staff will ensure you’re treated like royalty and I’ll be there to photograph it all so you never forget a moment!

Call me today so we can discuss the endless wedding photography options available in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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