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Price range: $3,300 - $4,500 Price range: $3,300 - $4,500
Couples usually spend $3,900 Couples usually spend $3,900
Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$24 per person
Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$24 per person

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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?

$6,000

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

$6,000

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?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

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

Bartender(s)

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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4.9 out of 5 rating
58 Reviews
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  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings, with praise for the venue's beauty, helpful staff, and excellent service. Katie and Angela were specifically mentioned as coordinators who provided exceptional assistance throughout the planning process. Guests were impressed with the smooth execution of their events, the affordable prices, and the venue's convenient location. Overall, Soldiers & Sailors is described as a stunning and accommodating wedding venue.

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Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings, with praise for the venue's beauty, helpful staff, and excellent service. Katie and Angela were specifically mentioned as coordinators who provided exceptional assistance throughout the planning process. Guests were impressed with the smooth execution of their events, the affordable prices, and the venue's convenient location. Overall, Soldiers & Sailors is described as a stunning and accommodating wedding venue.

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Courtney K. Sent on 06/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely LOVED this venue!! Highly recommend!!!

My husband and I toured Soldiers & Sailors in December 2021 and instantly knew we wanted our June 2023 wedding there. Katie was our venue coordinator and she was terrific to work with. From day one, she was always so quick to respond to any questions we had and was such a big help in communicating logistics and other information to our vendors as we got closer to our wedding day, which was such a big help. When our wedding day came, Katie and the entire team at Soldiers & Sailors were such a joy to work with. They helped the day go so smoothly for ourselves, our vendors, and our guests. We cannot thank Katie and her team enough!
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William H. Sent on 04/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing locale I could've asked for!

Thanks to the museum for hosting my Navy retirement ceremony on April 7, 2023. To say that Angela Tomlin and her staff helped make the event a success is an understatement! The entire museum’s hospitality was incredible. Any/everything we asked of them was handled almost instantly, and Angela and her team were a TREASURE to work with! Everyone in attendance were astounded by the 3rd floor ballroom, and I’m still beyond humbled for the privilege.
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Dana Sent on 01/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!!!

Katie West was so great to work with and made booking our wedding there easy. The place is gorgeous, the staff is super helpful, and the price is perfect for everything you get
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
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

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
The bar service starting price at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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