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Price range: $14,000 - $22,800 Price range: $14,000 - $22,800
Couples usually spend $18,400 Couples usually spend $18,400
Reception
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of January through March.

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Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory, a one-of-kind venue located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With its towering vaulted ceilings and priceless stained glass windows, the Grand Hall at the Priory offers a jaw-dropping backdrop for your special day.

The dinner our in-house chefs prepare is a foodie's delight. With over 60 years combined experience in the culinary arts, our executive chefs Michael Henney and Pete Phillipy produce cuisine for large events as if they are preparing a meal for each guest personally. And choices we offer in our event menus - from appetizers to dessert - are unique, stylish and plentiful.

The Grand Hall at the Priory is a full service special event venue, offering full food, beverage and bar service. We even provide complimentary valet parking. We take care of your every need from the planning of the reception to seeing your guests off when the evening winds down.

To that end, our adjacent Priory Hotel offers 42 elegant guest rooms in a historic setting. Newly renovated, the hotel is a converted monastery combining old world charm with modern luxuries including a hotel bar and gym. The verdant hotel courtyard offers a stunning outdoor space for hosting pre-reception cocktails and photo opportunities. Your guests will not need to leave the property!

And photo opportunities? No other Pittsburgh wedding venue offers a wider collection of unique backdrops for photos on site:

  • the 1854 interior architecture including 40 ft. ceilings, an overlook balcony, massive pipe organ, and priceless stained glass
  • the verdant Priory Courtyard
  • the lush landscaped Blumengarten and pergola

All of it is here waiting for you and your guests to create lifetime photographic memories.

Schedule a tour today, and we're sure that you'll say "Wow!" too!

The Grand Hall at the Priory can host up to 300 guests for a seated event, and even more for a cocktail-style or stationed occasion.

Centrally located across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh, with Interstate 279 and State Route 28 just blocks away, the Grand Hall is easily accessible from all points of the compass. Pittsburgh’s suburbs are just minutes away, and even drives from other counties are short and easy.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Hotel

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
59 Reviews
96% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
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The Grand Hall at The Priory in Pittsburgh is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and special events. The venue is described as one-of-a-kind, with charming details such as stained glass windows and an overlook choir loft. The modern touches, such as valet parking and full-service packages, are highly appreciated. The staff, including coordinators Courtney and Jennifer, are praised for their organization and attentiveness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. Guests also commend the delicious food and excellent service provided at the venue. Overall, Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory is highly recommended for a memorable wedding experience.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Grand Hall at The Priory in Pittsburgh is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and special events. The venue is described as one-of-a-kind, with charming details such as stained glass windows and an overlook choir loft. The modern touches, such as valet parking and full-service packages, are highly appreciated. The staff, including coordinators Courtney and Jennifer, are praised for their organization and attentiveness throughout the planning process and on the day of the event. Guests also commend the delicious food and excellent service provided at the venue. Overall, Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory is highly recommended for a memorable wedding experience.

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4.8/5 59 reviews
Google
4.7/5 86 reviews
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Db33B410A7C16D58122Effdec61Ea86414879B3C Sent on 10/20/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Everything at the Grand Hall was great! Coming from an event planner herself, I was able to relax on the day of. They set up all of our decorations as I requested and made me feel at ease. I worked with Sara-Lynn leading up to the day of and then had Courtney and Pam during the actual reception. All three ladies were professional and very helpful. They were great to work with. The food was amazing as well. We got the seafood napoleon and the chicken florentine. Everyone raved about the food. The venue is absolutely gorgeous. I highly recommend the Grand Hall.
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Erin G. Sent on 04/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Experience!

We had the pleasure of having our wedding at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory in March 2023. Since many of our guests traveled from out-of-town for the wedding, we also utilized all of the rooms at the adjacent Priory Hotel for the weekend. We are beyond thrilled with how everything turned out and would highly recommend hosting a wedding or any other special event at this venue.

As a special event venue, the Grand Hall at the Priory is truly one-of-a-kind – with history, charm, and beautiful details unseen in other venues like stained glass windows and an overlook choir loft. When you combine that with the modern touches – spectacular food, valet parking, full-service packages reasonably priced, hotel on-site – it’s hard to find another venue in Pittsburgh that can compete in our opinion. In addition, we were especially dazzled by the outstanding service we received throughout the planning process, at the Grand Hall on the day of our wedding, and the Priory Hotel itself. Courtney (Director of Events & Catering Sales), Jennifer (Event Manager), and Luciano (Guest Services Manager) are absolute pros and everyone that we came into contact with was extremely helpful, friendly, and accommodating (Nicole and Logan at the hotel front desk, Janet at our wedding, everyone really).

If you are looking for a great wedding experience that will “wow” your guests (ours are still talking about how great everything was and how unique the Priory is), we would encourage you to consider this venue.
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Cassidy P. Sent on 01/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Priory was the perfect venue for our special day!

I cannot recommend this venue enough. From the start of planning to throughout our wedding day, The Priory staff were wonderful. Both coordinators, Courtney Burns and Jennifer Halajcio, made our day go incredibly smooth and everything was just how we wanted it. The Priory staff was attentive to our needs and both Courtney and Jennifer were so organized that we did not have to worry about anything within the planning process or the day of. I would recommend this venue and staff to anyone for any special event!
Photos: Katie Graham Photography
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Blooms Florist Blooms Florist Wedding Florists

It's been standing in Pittsburgh for so many years. Now, along with the Priory, it is a destination that is so unique for Pittsburgh. The staff is amazing to work with with. Heather is a doll and so knowledgeable. Take a look...it could be the perfect fit.

A Simple Vow A Simple Vow Wedding Officiants

Always a great pleasure to work with the TOP NOTCH staff here.

Parkway Florist Inc. Parkway Florist Inc. Wedding Florists

Grand and wonderful place for a wedding. We have enjoyed many times the pleasure of servicing brides at the Grand Hall.

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Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory frequently asked questions

Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Wifi
Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.
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