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 P. · 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
Paige R. · Married on 03/14/2020
Top Notch - Highly Recommend
First, this venue is breathtaking. Guests have the opportunity to tour the museum between the ceremony and reception, which is amazing!! The reception area is large, elegant, and top notch. The balcony allows for unique photos as well as different ways to setup introductions/first dances. The staff is great - very responsive, attention to detail, and patient. I knew Amber and team had everything under control which allowed me to relax on our wedding night! Highly recommend!!Sent on 10/13/2020
Joseph F. · Married on 01/11/2020
Perfect Pittsburgh Reception Venue
Soldiers & Sailors was a terrific venue for our reception, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a wedding venue in Pittsburgh. The ballroom is beautiful and quite capacious! We had about two hundred guests spread over twenty tables and no one was overly crowded. I loved the big dance floor, but I also liked that people could walk along the balcony above the ballroom to get away from some of the noise and also take some great pictures! I'll also say that the staff at S&S were extremely helpful, responsive, and patient! We looked at several comparable venues, and S&S struck me and my wife as very affordable given the value! Our main contact, Amber, let us know that they are able to maintain reasonable prices since they generally don't pay for advertising! Having the reception at Soldiers & Sailors was made even more convenient by the fact that a new hotel called The Oaklander recently opened up just across the street from it, so guests could just walk across the street when they were ready to turn in.Sent on 10/12/2020
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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