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As a wedding planner, I could not ask for a better venue. Lauren went out of her way to help my bride and her mom find what they wanted most for the bride's wedding. She was easy to work with, accommodating, efficient, responsive, NICE, and an all around delight to work with! The staff the night of the wedding were spot -on - every request was met with a smile, they were helpful and proactive, and you can tell they enjoy working at Bella Sera. Erin and Rachel, the Banquet Managers, were fantastic - efficient, effective, and, again, helpful with a smile and a sense of humor. The food was spectacular. They helped with set up beyond what their duties are. They made tear down a breeze! If you have a planner, they will thank you for choosing Bella Sera. If you do not have a planner, you will thank yourself for choosing Bella Sera - they helped to make MY job easier, which means they will do the same for you.
Thank you so much Amanda! It was a pleasure to work with you on Megan and Jay's beautiful wedding reception!
I can't even begin to explain how truly amazing our wedding reception was at Bella Sera. First & foremost, the venue itself has BEAUTIFUL bones. From the stunning staircase to the amazingly high black ceilings, the details throughout the venue are not unnoticed. We had a Romeo & Juliet themed wedding with dramatic colors and lighting, which looked INCREDIBLE- but I have also seen neutrals done inside and those look amazing as well. It is a blank canvas that you can transform into any vision. Although I worked with an outside planner, Lauren Madison was involved in our wedding pretty much from the beginning. She was always speedy in responding to emails or phone calls & always had answers to my list of questions. She is wonderful to work with- she puts a type A bride at ease! Although I did not get a chance to eat at our reception (Bummer!) I heard the food was AMAZING! We decided to do the station option and our guests loved that we were able to offer a variety of options that were quicker than a traditional sit down dinner. I will also say the alcohol selection is great! We were able to offer Blue Moon & Stella, which are not often seen being served at a wedding reception. This was one detail I had many people at work commenting on. In addition, my mom and I love sangria, and Lauren actually had a pitcher upstairs for us the entire night in the bridal suite- to take things even further, a staff member was always around to see if we wanted them to snag us a glass so we didn't have to run upstairs and leave the party. The service was absolutely phenomenal, and if something went wrong, I surely didn't know about it! I will end by saying that Bella Sera was crucial in making our wedding day as perfect as it was. If you want magazine style beauty, incredible service and a killer menu, book your wedding at Bella Sera!
While my husband and I had been pretty set on having our wedding in the actual city of Pittsburgh, where we live, it was love at first site when we went to visit Bella Sera. With the look of a Tuscan villa and the food to match, was exactly the romantic look we had wanted. But the wedding coordinator there, Lauren, was what really sealed the deal. She was never pushy when we were considering it as a potential venue, which I can not say for all the places we looked at, making us feel comfortable from the very start despite this being the first big wedding decision we were making. Throughout the 14 months that we worked with her, she was extremely helpful in guiding us when we asked but doing everything to make our wedding vision a reality that was within our budget.
Some of our favorite aspects of working with Bella Sera:
- We were able to do pictures, the ceremony, and reception all at one spot, cutting out the need to transport the wedding party a bunch of different places but still having very different looks for each aspect (we had the ceremony out by the pond and the reception inside with photos in various places)
- They have an amazing tasting event that they structure like a wedding so you can taste all the appetizers and a few specialty drinks at a cocktail hour and then you move into the reception area where you have a "dinner" with stations of all the dinner options while seeing different decoration options and meeting recommended vendors.
- The staff are extremely organized and professional throughout the whole experience. They help you think through all the details beforehand so that you don't forget anything important and give you recommendations based on their ample experience.
- The day-of coordinators make everything go smoothly. We literally didn't have to worry about anything but enjoying the night with our family and friends.
You can't imagine your wedding day being as perfect as it turned out to be! The venue was like walking into Tuscany! The personalized touches I was able to make with the assistance of the wedding coordinator and the owner was wonderful. Our guests were in wonderment of the ceremony service, the venue, the food and setup. Most said it was the most unique and beautiful wedding they have ever been to! We can't give enough thank you and appreciation for the amazing evening, staff and owner! Natalie and Larry
Thanks so much Natalie! We hope you and Larry had an amazing honeymoon in Italy!
I am so, so thrilled that we chose Bella Sera as our reception venue. Lauren and Erin were amazing!!! They made everything flow so smoothly and effortlessly. Everyone LOVED the food, as well as the overall aesthetics and look of Bella Sera's interior design. The staff took care of everything. Some favorites/highlights? The bridal suite upstairs which had appetizers (no clue how to spell hor-deourves) and champagne awaiting us! Our dance floor filled up immediately. We LOVED the grand staircase entrance also! I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS VENUE!!!
Thank you for your wonderful review, Kelley! You and Nick were a great pleasure to work with!
Everyone is very professional. Food was really good and everything went smoothly. Venue is beautiful.
Thanks Christina! We appreciate your wonderful review. Congrats again to you and Dave!
From day one of planning my wedding with Lauren Madison and Bella Sera I felt like they had everything covered and all I had to do was show up. When looking at venues my husband and I had two priorities we wanted a clean beautiful space and amazing food for or wedding and reception venue. Bella Sera fulfilled both of these requirements.
After we booked our date, we continued to be impressed by the professionalism and speed that our questions were answered. I would send Lauren an email about someone and would usually have a response back to me by the end of the day. As the days got closer to our wedding day, we had more and more questions about the small things. I would send her five to ten questions in an email and again by the end of the day our questions would be answered.
When we got to the wedding day I was not worried about Bella Sera or any of our vendors knowing what to do. I know they had it covered. Lauren was able to coordinate with the DJ, the baker, the florist and the photographer without me needing to know about any problems.
When it came to the food no guest went away hungry. He has so much delicious food from appetizer to main dish, and desserts everyone was stuffed.
Bella Sera and Lauren Madison made my wedding day run smooth and problem free.
Thank you so much Meredith! Congrats again to you and Tom!
We found out about Bella Sera from my aunt who had been there before. From our first visit up to our reception, the facility remains impressive. Lauren who assisted us with our planning was excellent. She worked with both of us to ensure our day was absolutely perfect. The pictures on the website cannot do the place justice. It is so much more impressive in person. The layout and how they do the cocktail hour, the introductions, and the dinner is great. All areas of the facility have an Italian old world charm.
As impressive, extremely clean, and well decorated the facility is, the quality of the food takes it to another level. I highly recommend taking advantage of the tasting prior to your event. You will not leave hungry. We were really impressed with our selections and how well they were presented.
Throughout the night we heard nothing but positive feedback from our guests on how awesome the facility is and how good their meals were. The staff that served our guests were top notch as well. They made sure that everything went without a hitch.
Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to work with you both! Congrats again!
If you have a wedding in Pittsburgh and don't have it at Bella Sera, you are crazy. Weeks after our wedding, our family and friends are still raving about the food, drinks, service, beautiful room, cookie table display...everything! The team is prompt, professional, flexible, responsive, and simply a pleasure to work with. I cannot say enough about how wonderful - and stress free - my experience with Bella Sera was.
Thank you so much Lynn and Derek! We are honored that you selected Bella Sera to celebrate your wedding day. Congratulations again!
Where do I even start.. lets begin with the Wedding Coordinator Lauren! She was fabulous from the planning stage to the very last detail placed during the reception. When I wasn't sure or didn't have an idea, she stepped right up suggesting things & I had no problem putting my trust in her! She was so easy to work with, the word STRESSED OUT never entered my vocabulary once!! She is a true gem when it comes to Wedding Planning & Prep!!
We had both the ceremony & reception at Bella Sera, it beyond exceeded our expectations. Everything was gorgeous, the venue didn't need much in terms of decor, it truly stands out from any other place in Pittsburgh & the surrounding areas.
The food & desserts; exceptional! So many compliments we heard from our guests(the wedding soup was the crowd favorite)!!
The staff were professional and no one was left unattended.
I couldn't thank Bella Sera enough for giving me the wedding I always wanted and making it more than I ever dreamed.
Hands downs and without hesitation would recommend this venue to anyone!!
Thank you so much Laina! It was wonderful working with you! Best wishes to you and Jim!
Food was wonderful, venue was BEAUTIFUL.. People couldn't stop talking about how perfect it was. Lauren was so helpful and amazing! We loved working with her. She made it so the day went without any hiccups what so ever! Erin was also amazing. She stood with me right before I walked down the isle and took some beautiful candids for me! (Lauren was with my bridesmaids on the first floor, they told me she was wonderful) couldn't have made this day better without their help!
Thank you so much Leena! It was amazing to work with you and Drew. Thanks for choosing Bella Sera to celebrate your special day. Congratulations again!
The entire staff was amazing! So friendly and accommodating to our needs and made our guests feel wonderful! Lauren and her team were truly a blessing to work with, she was always willing to answer emails quickly and help in any way we asked her! Thank you Bella Sera for making our wedding day perfect!!
Bella Sera is an enchanting place to tie the knot. My husband and I had a shorter engagement (4 months) so we were scrambling a bit to pull it all together. I saw pictures of Bella Sera and fell in love with the venue. I called the venues wedding/event planner Lauren and she was so helpful and pleasant to work with. Found us a great day for a great price. The food at the wedding was delicious and the crew was super helpful and fun to work with. I cannot say enough good things about Bella Sera and Lauren. You will not regret you decision of getting married here. Everything from the foyer to the fire place is gorgeous, your pictures will turn out fabulous and your guests will be blown away.. I know that was true for me. Enjoy! :)
Thank you Jamie! Congratulations again to you and Jordan! It was a pleasure to work with you both!
Having my reception at Bella Sera was one of the best decisions I made regarding our wedding. This place and the entire staff are wonderful, kind and extremely helpful. Lauren and Erin made sure everything ran smoothly and were so unbelievably flexible and responsive. I honestly didn't have to worry about a thing. If I had to go back and do it again, I would not change a thing! What a magical place, perfect for a dream wedding, honestly. Thank you so much to Lauren, Erin, Jason and the entire hard working staff for making our night perfect!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Kristen! Congratulations again!
I was blown away by how perfect our big day was! It was so much more than I could have ever imagined! Lauren was absolutely amazing and put so much work and care into making sure we got everything we could have possibly wanted! Fantastic food & FLAWLESS venue. 100% recommend!
Thank you so much Karlee! It was a pleasure to work with you and Alex - Congratulations to you both!
Lauren Madison was wonderful to work with!
Thank you Micala! I hope you and Bryan are enjoying married life! Best wishes to you both!