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looking for budget friendly venue

looking for a venue for ceremony and reception for about $1000 pretty close to the city (I am a student and downtown is all i know) rustic farm like feel. allows outside catering
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Re: looking for budget friendly venue

  • jrsygrl10jrsygrl10 member
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    edited December 2011
    you're really expecting a rustic, farm feel kind of place within downtown?

    and is that how much you want to pay for a rental fee?

    springwood is all i can think. i don't know that they charge a rental fee, but they do charge upwards of $140pp.
  • edited December 2011
    no I dont expect the rustic farm like feel down town. Im not from around here and all im familiar with is downtown. what do you mean $140 a person? i was planning on doing the cooking myself and hiring a couple friends to keep it refilled 
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  • edited December 2011
    Most venues in Pittsburgh, although they may allow you to bring your own caterer, require that the caterer have a catering license, insurance and a health department certificate.

    I actually do not know of any venues in the area that would allow you to cook yourself other than contacting one of the parks and renting a shelter/pavillion for your reception. Is that an option for you?

    You could try North or South Park, Riverview Park and see what they say?
    The info on renting pavillions is usually available on the City Parks or Allegheny County Parks website.
    Good Luck!
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  • Lilou902Lilou902 member
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    edited December 2011


    Sprignwood wouldnt' be for you.  They charge 140 a person to eat. 

    There are a few places I can think of...you do have to have thier caterer tho. 

    http://www.carsonsweddings.com/westoverton/default.aspx

    http://www.lingrowfarm.com/index.html

    Or a park would work.  You could def do your own catering...

    http://www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/parks/cwp/view.asp?a=3&q=619916

    http://www.westmorelandfair.com/

    How many people are you planning to invite?
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  • edited December 2011
     How many people are you planning to invite?
    less than 100 probably 85
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  • edited December 2011
    thanks ladies for the suggestions
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  • edited December 2011
    DIY food is NEVER a good option, honestly. Please look into caterers that are low priced, like barbecue style.

    I was once almost hospitalized after eating at a wedding where the food was made by an unlicensed caterer. A young child there with serious medical issues WAS hospitalized. You or your family could be sued if this were to happen.

    It only takes one person with unclean hands, a few differences in temperature, etc, to result in something serious happening. Enjoy your day and hire caterers.
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