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Heinz History Center Pittsburgh Exterior 2Sometimes I wonder, if I had to get married again, where would I have my wedding? At the top of the list is the Heinz History Center in the Strip District.

Here are a few reasons why I think the Heinz History Center is one of Pittsburgh’s best wedding venues:

  • Unique, fun, quirky, versatile event space
  • Superb service, from the event planners to the catering staff to the AV technicians
  • Delicious, innovative food options from experienced, capable caterers
  • Great for out of town guests – lots of hotels close by, including the Hampton Inn right across the street, and the Homewood Suites opening soon
  • Easy to get to
  • Plenty of parking
  • AV technicians who pay attention to lighting!
  • Staff with a team-oriented, can-do, make-it-happen attitude

I really can’t say enough about that last point. The History Center has a lot to offer brides and grooms and guests, but, because of the terrific attitude of everyone that works on the event staff, it’s also a great place to be a photographer. And not just because it’s neat to look at. Sometimes I encounter venues that appear inconvenienced and irritated by client requests or questions from vendors. But the History Center staff realizes that everyone needs to work together to create an extraordinary overall wedding experience. I love that about them!

Here is a look at some of the fabulous event space that the Heinz History Center has available for wedding ceremonies, photos and receptions.

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Up first, the Great Hall. Located on the first floor, this space is very versatile. It’s well-suited for ceremonies, cocktail hours or receptions. The History Center event staff can describe the various configurations available and help you determine the perfect setup for your event.

Ceremonies in the Great Hall:

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Great Hall – Receptions

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Mueller Center, 5th floor – Receptions

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Library and Archives Room – Ceremonies – 6th floor

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Campbell Gallery – 4th floor

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I’d love to work with you at your Heinz History Center wedding! Contact me to check availability for your date and I’ll be happy to talk with you.

 

 

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Christina Montemurro Photography specializes in special events, including weddings and bar mitzvahs in Pittsburgh. Christina creates genuine, heartfelt, relaxed images, with extraordinary attention to detail and customer service. Contact Christina now to check availability for your engagement session, wedding, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah.

 

A few weeks ago on one of those warm, sunny October afternoons, I rode my bike from Washington’s Landing down to Point State Park. On the way back as I headed back to my car, I remembered that a past bride had mentioned the “stone steps at Washington’s Landing” as a potential photo location. I’d never seen the steps, so I rode up to the northernmost point of Herr’s Island to find it. It is pretty! Lots of colorful trees in October, and the curve of the staircase is very nice. This would be a great spot for an engagement session. I’m not sure about for a wedding day, because it is a little bit of a walk from the parking lot, and wedding days are so tight on time. But this is a great spot really for anything – whether for a photo shoot, or if you’re looking for a place to go for a bike ride (well, not on the steps) or a walk.

However, there is one key detail about the stone steps at Washington’s Landing. They are not actually stone. The wall is stone, but the steps are not.
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To find the steps, once you get onto Herr’s Island (via the 31st street bridge), follow the road to the end at the nothernmost point. Park and keep walking north, past the tennis courts. The stairs are all the way at the end.Washington

It only takes about 15 minutes to ride a bike from here to Point State Park. Best of all, you can do this without setting a tire on a road! Here’s a quick video overview of the ride (stone steps not shown here).