So while we're meeting with wedding planners, we're also starting to look at venues. I am leaning towards picking a venue prior to picking a wedding planner, because a few of the venues we're looking at offer on-site wedding planners.
Because we're planning on a date in early March, some of the venues we're looking at are a bit cheaper than they are in the spring and fall. I really don't want to do a hotel ballroom. I have a lot of friends who've never been to Pittsburgh coming into town, so I really want a venue that offers something different than the average hotel ballroom. I would absolutely love any input on the few I've listed below. We're going to look at venues other than these, but this is our current short list:
The Grand Hall at the Priory
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer
Soldiers & Sailors
Twentieth Century Club
If anyone can give me an idea of how the service is, the budget, etc., I would really, really appreciate it.