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!
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Elizabeth Poitras · Getting married on 02/07/2021
Amazing Venue, especially for large weddings
This venue has everything - historic beauty, several options for an onsite ceremony, a beautiful lawn for onsite pictures, provided tables and chairs with setup and tear-down included for the reception, and amazing staff, including professional & helpful event coordinators! We initially came across S+S while looking for a venue to accommodate 250 guests. Then we quickly realized they were the best venue around!Sent on 10/03/2019
Dn Events · Married on 09/28/2019
The wedding and reception was absolutely elegant!
I had the pleasure of having my wedding reception here in April 2017 and my niece wedding / reception on September 28, 2019. The Venue itself is gorgeous and Amber and her staff are excellent. The ceremony was located outside in the front patio and reception was in the ball room . It was truly beautiful, unique, and perfect for my niece and her husband. More than enough room for our guests and a huge dance floor. I just can't say enough about the attentive and NICE staff. I highly recommend this facility. They are very accommodating and devoted to making your special day perfect.Sent on 10/01/2019
Hillary Gaskill · Married on 09/14/2019
WOW - the best day ever, thanks to S&S!
As soon as we walked into the stunning ballroom, we decided to select this illustrious landmark as our venue. The ballroom is elegant, simple, and the perfect canvass for our personal touches. The outdoor courtyard was the perfect space for our ceremony. Our 300 guests were dazzled by the entire experience.Sent on 11/10/2019
Angela was AMAZING to work with. She responded to every inquiry in seconds and went out of her way to make the day so special. We could not have asked for a better team in Angela, Amber, and Katie. We cannot say enough good things to capture how incredible they were.
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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.
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
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