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Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Pittsburgh, PA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
52 reviews
$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 450 guests

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$2k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 450 guests

Located in the heart of Oakland, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is only minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The surrounding educational and cultural landmarks and classic Hornbostel architecture create a one of a kind setting for any event. Opened in 1910, Soldiers & Sailors is rich with history. In 2000, Soldiers & Sailors became a non-profit organization and through capital funding made significant renovations including the addition of air conditioning and the restoration and enhancement of its rental facilities. History, legends and traditions are made within the newly restored walls of Soldiers & Sailors.

Our versatile venue boasts a simple yet sophisticated color scheme, which does not rival bold, vibrant décor, but becomes prominent to accentuate more conservatively styled receptions, making it the perfect location, no matter what your vision may be. The grand ballroom’s dramatic high ceiling is hand painted with ornate detail. Exquisite craftsmanship of this magnitude is unparalleled in modern architecture.

The grand ballroom’s main floor, a beautifully refinished maple, can accommodate between 100 and 300 seated guests with ample room for a dance floor. Our professional staff works closely with you to create a customized room setup to your exact specifications. With a wonderful variety of in house caterers, all capable of offering a delightful sit down, buffet or station style cuisine, you’re sure to find the perfect selection that your guests will love for any budget.

In addition to the grand ballroom, you and your guests will have the opportunity to enjoy several other spaces within the facility. The grand ballroom’s foyer, equipped with two newly restored oak bars, serves as a cozy cocktail space, allowing your guests to mingle before they are seated. The picturesque grand balcony overlooking the ballroom offers your guests a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the reception, as well as an excellent vantage point for wedding photographers. The Board Room, also included, serves as the perfect location for a bridal suite available all day. Our patio plaza can be reserved for anything from your wedding ceremony to a fresh outdoor cocktail hour.

If an onsite wedding ceremony is something you envision, we are happy to oblige. Ceremonies may be arranged in either the grand ballroom, outdoor patio, and auditorium.

Soldiers & Sailors is the perfect venue for a traditional start to your modern love story. We are proud to be LGBTQ friendly!

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?

$5,250

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

$5,250

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?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$22

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

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

450

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Historic Building
Museum

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

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
April
November
December
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    A Great Night for a Wedding Party

    Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum made our wedding party a success! Katie West and team were smart, attentive and sensitive to the many ways we opted to customize our reception within the ballroom. Vendors know and trust them.
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    Maria I. Married on 04/16/2022
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    The Perfect Wedding

    We had an AWESOME experience. I can't express just how perfect our day was, and that was due in large part to the staff. Katie was our coordinator, and she was extremely organized. We were in regular contact lead up to the day, and she was a huge help on the day of the event. We thought the bar packages were great and were able to add on a few things at a low cost. The contracted caterers were awesome (the food was delicious). When comparing to similar venues in the Pittsburgh area, Soldiers and Sailors was one of the most affordable. We were SO happy with our experience.
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    Ben D. Married on 03/19/2022
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    Refined but warm reception space with friendly, professional staff

    We worked with Angela at Soldiers & Sailors, and could not have asked for a more organized, communicative coordinator in putting on our reception. We had a live band with a vocalist and five jazz musicians, plus a different musical arrangement for the cocktail hour, plus special requests for the bar package and cookie table. It was far from a run-of-the-mill wedding, but with Angela's help, it all went off without a hitch.

    The plans and payments as the wedding date approached were all straightforward, and setup the week of went super smoothly. All the vendors knew where they needed to be and when. Then finally, as the cocktail hour and reception began, the atmosphere was refined but warm, the lighting and sound just right, and our guests had a wonderful time, thanks in part to Angela and her associates.

    Best of all, with hotel blocks down the street and our ceremony at Heinz Chapel, Soldiers & Sailors was perfectly located for a fully walkable wedding in the heart of Oakland. We'd recommend Soldiers & Sailors to anyone interested in the same.
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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The Chef and I Catering by A Grand Affair The Chef and I Catering by A Grand Affair Wedding Caterers

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall is a wonderful venue for any type of event; especially weddings! We can’t say enough about Amber, Ally and Angela which is your personal event team from start to finish assisting in developing the wedding reception of your dreams. The grand ballroom has a large open floor plan for custom table arrangements and dancing. The foyer and balcony overlooking the ballroom is available for your guest to mingle for the cocktail hour. There is a large bridal suite for a large or small bridal party to mingle prior to the reception. The venue can also host your ceremony onsite either on the patio outside, ballroom or auditorium. We love catering at Soldiers and Sailors and cannot say enough about the staff and venue. We recommend scheduling a visit and discovering the hidden GEM located in beautiful Oakland.

Steady Creek Cinema Steady Creek Cinema Wedding Videographers

Lighting and space are the key foundations in creating a high quality film and this venue nails them both! We have filmed multiple weddings here and each time, the staff was kindhearted and helpful, and the food was delicious! It's always a pleasure to film at Soldiers & Sailors! :) Cheers, Bethany & Andrew

Lokmer Photography Inc. Lokmer Photography Inc. Wedding Photographers

Located in Oakland ( Pittsburgh, PA. ) Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is a beautiful venue for any event. They handle weddings, parties, corporate functions, etc. We photographed a job last year and the beautiful spacious hall made for some remarkable photos. The food, entertainment, and total environment made for a wonderful evening. Amber and staff are very pleasant, courteous and professional. A highly recommended venue. -John Lokmer - Lokmer Photography Inc. - former US Navy Photographer

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Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum?

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum for wedding events?

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offer?

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offer for wedding events?

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms

What furniture and decorations does Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum have available for wedding events?

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in value, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in professionalism.

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