Posts Tagged 'wedding reception'

January 18, 2015
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Best Restaurant Weddings Around Pittsburgh
Use this list to locate a popular Pittsburgh restaurant for your wedding and/or wedding reception. There four are positively perfect restaurant wedding locations near and around Pittsburgh! Click on any restaurant name to see a real wedding held there photographed by OvationImages.com…

Grand Concourse
 (and Heinz Chapel)

Hyholde, Moon Township

LeMont, Mount Washington

Lexus Club (PNC Park), Downtown North Shore

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Dance With Me! (by OvationImages.com)

These four Pittsburgh-area restaurants provide extra special service to couples getting married. Hyholde in Moon Township is limited to roughly 100 people, but it s a remarkable and fun setting for a wedding with an absolutely superb menu. Grand Concourse and LeMont are two classic Pittsburgh wedding locations. Each one is astonishingly attractive in its own unique way. The Lexus Club at PNC Park is another captivating restaurant with a bar and amenities that are off the charts.

So there you have it–four restaurants that will make your wedding sparkle–and that will leave your guests all marveling over your superb hospitality! Be sure not to overlook these restaurant wedding opportunities.

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January 12, 2015
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Wonderful Wedding Reception Service

FOUR: This is our fourth and final posting related to the biggest wedding day decision you have to make—your reception venue selection.  Most wedding reception venues will offer a package of wedding services or a selection of packages to choose from. These are well worth the time to consider in detail on the basis of price alone. But don’t stop there.

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Some of the packaged services come bundled in such a way that your flexibility to customize your wedding becomes limited. In other cases, the bundled food and/or liquor may not fit your vision. Check the liquor service hours. Get it into the details—like “do the bars stay open during dinner?” “Can my fiance’s Aunt have a table for the Groom’s Cake she is going to bake?”, “Is there a cake cutting charge?” And so on.

The point is that the details will end up making a difference. It is impossible to list all the exception cases we have seen. But keep your antennas up for extra charges for customization that you want to do for your reception—even subtracting a service  or changing your schedule can result in extra charges. You simply cannot ask too many questions when it comes to your reception venue service package. So have your questions ready and get some sense of how flexible your venue is going to be when the inevitable changes to the plan are necessary.

The previous post in this series is HERE.

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Copyright 2011-2015 by OvationImages.com

 Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
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Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
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January 11, 2015
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Wedding Reception Guest Planning: 150 of Your Closest Friends Are Coming To Dinner! They are counting on your hospitality.

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THREE: This is our third posting related to reception venue selection (and one more still to come—do you think venue selection is important?! Part One is HERE, Get Part Two HERE).  Your guest list will also help you choose your wedding reception venue. How many names are on that list? Where are they coming from?

It’s pretty clear that the facility you choose must be able to accommodate all the guests on your list. Pick a size that is a comfortable fit. At the low end, say under 100 guests, there are some lovely restaurants and B&B’s in this area with delicious banquet facilities. They will deliver a memorable wedding experience. (Slideshow time! Two of our favorites are Hyholde in Moon Township and Morning Glory Inn on the South Side). At the other extreme, with 350 guests and up, the number of venues in this region that can comfortably accommodate your wedding without using outdoor space can be listed on half of a single page.

Where are your guests coming from? If they are almost all local, then that is an ideal situation. In that case, every available reception venue option is open to you. But if one family is not from Pittsburgh and large numbers of your guests will be coming in from out of town, it’s time to look closely at a hotel for your wedding reception.

A hotel reception has so many advantages for out of town guests that the hotel option becomes nearly unbeatable. Cost (for your guests) is among the advantages, but convenience should not be overlooked—especially for the elders of the family. With a block of rooms reserved, many hotels will break out their top-drawer wedding services, providing you with suites for getting-ready and private moments, plus a set of “free” add-ons to your wedding package that can range from special desserts to extended bar service hours. This is an area where a good wedding planner will earn their keep.

An alternative to a hotel is a banquet hall or country club with shuttle service to nearby hotels. But the convenience advantage of a hotel reception is virtually lost once a shuttle service is required.

Please continue to follow Ovation Images on facebook to hear more of our couples experiences planning their weddings.

Follow Ovation Images on our blog or on facebook for many Ovation Images wedding photo ideas!

Want to see a complete Ovation Images wedding? You can see an entire Ovation Images wedding gallery HERE.

Copyright 2011-2015 by OvationImages.com

 Ovation Images is Pittsburgh’s most-trusted wedding photography studio since 2001.

Where else can you see over 100 real Pittsburgh weddings except on our YouTube Channel?
Mention our BLOG when you meet with us and receive
Eight FREE 8×10 prints added on to any wedding photography package purchase!
Please also visit the Ovation Images facebook page!  And check out our high school seniors blog!

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August 27, 2011
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At Ovation Images, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers, we love a good party!! If you want to make sure that you can keep your party going follow these simple tips:
  • Many venues have a limit on how late they can stay open due to city ordinances. If you have a late-afternoon wedding and are planning a late reception, make sure you know when it has to end.
  • Likewise, talk with your vendors in advance to see how much it would cost to extend the time they are providing services. Knowing the cost in advance will make the decision simpler. Also ask if you can extend one hour at a time in case you need more than one extension!

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The best wedding receptions all have one thing in common… DANCING! If you plan on an evening reception with dancing to follow, keep the dance floor close to the bar. Having the bar and the dance floor in separate rooms will result in your guests choosing one over the other, and you want everyone together for the party! Plus, having everyone on the dance floor can make for once in a lifetime wedding photography! At Ovation Images, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers, we LOVE fun wedding reception photography!!

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July 02, 2011
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Ovation Images Wedding Photography Tip #50:

If you want your guests to dance, you have to be on the dance floor. Your guests will tend to do what you do. If you are walking around visiting tables all night, they will sit at the table waiting for your visit. If you are on the dance floor , they will come up and dance just to be with you. So get out there and get dancing! Not only is it fun, but it makes for amazing wedding reception photos!!

 

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Being in front of a camera can make any bride or groom nervous. But no fear, Ovation Images, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer, has some tips on how to ease the nerves and be daring!

  • Posed vs. Candids. You want both. A good photographer gets 1 GREAT image out of 30 candids. The same photographer will get 1 great image out of 3 poses. Great images make great memories. Posing on your big day will add to the fun. Go for it!
  • Don’t look down too much. It’s hard to be in unfamiliar, formal clothes and not be self-conscious. But you have to make an effort to make eye contact and keep your head up. Everyone will appreciate your attention and you will appreciate the way you look in your pictures!

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March 07, 2011
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Ovation Images loves kids! But sometimes having kids at a wedding can be a touchy subject. Here are some tips to help make your Pittsburgh Wedding kid friendly!
  • If you are inviting children to the wedding and reception, ask the caterer to prepare kids meals. This will save on food and money, and the kids will love it.
  • If you are having a large wedding that includes many children, consider hiring a few babysitters to occupy the kids into the night so the parents can enjoy themselves too.

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December 21, 2010
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At Ovation ImagesPittsburgh Wedding Photographers, we have seen so many creative ideas on how to make a wedding unique! One of my favorites- Instead of getting the couple to kiss by clinking glasses everyone at a table must stand up and sing a song about love, then the couple will kiss. It is a great way to start the night of with a bang and get everyone having a good time! So take your pick of a Beatles song to get you in the mood!

“Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still. Will I wait a lonely lifetime? If you want me to I will.”

“I don’t care to much for money, for money can’t buy me love”

” All you need is love!”

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