Hey there! I've been hanging around here for the last week or so, and thought I'd finally speak up and maybe get some opinions!
We're going to be a having a small ceremony/reception, either April 7th 2012 or July 21st 2012 (depends on what venue we're able to get). Our guest list is under 15 people, so when I say small..I really do mean small
We've looked at a few different venues, but most are too big for our needs. Our top pick right now is Hyeholde and our 2nd is Phipps Conservatory. We'd be in the smaller room at Phipps, and although its beautiful, it's a little awkward for a wedding (in my opinion - just basically the set up is awkward). We also live in Moon Township, so Hyeholde is very close for us too.
We went there last night for dinner and very much enjoyd ourselves. With our small guest list, we'll likely reserve one of their dinning spaces and have a menu printed without prices for our guests. They're also willing to do a full menu for us, which is a plus.
Does anyone have any experience with Hyeholde in regards to weddings? We plan to do the ceremony outside on a stone patio, but we could move inside if the weather dosn't cooporate. They also have both our dates avilable. A search on here brought up the proximity to the airport, and the sounds of planes flying over...anyone have any thoughts on this? We live near the airport and rarely, if ever, hear a plane - it just depends on the wind and flight patterns, but they usually don't fly over our house.
Our next big step - photographer....the search to find a photographer that won't charge full wedding prices for us, since we don't anticipate using them for longer than two hours total.
Thanks for your help ladies!! We're totally new to Pittsburgh as well, so if you have any other venue suggestions I could have missed, I'm all ears!!