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Planning a wedding in this day and age can be difficult as families continue to spread farther and farther across the country (and sometimes the world). In the past, there may have been a few guests who had to travel a great distance, but most of the family didn’t have far to go. This made planning weddings relatively simpler. Today, with the distances we travel, planning a wedding often means coordinating with a hotel. Fortunately for those planning their weddings in Pittsburgh, there are wonderfully convenient options for downtown Pittsburgh wedding reception accommodations.

Booking Rooms for Your Wedding Guests

Of course, the biggest benefit of having your wedding at a hotel is that your out-of-town guests will be able to easily find a place to stay. If you know that the members of your wedding party or some of your other guests will be staying at the hotel, book some rooms for them if it won’t stretch your budget too thin. At the very least you should make sure that there are plenty of vacancies. If there aren’t, let your guests know about other hotel accommodations nearby.

The Rehearsal Dinner

You will want to make sure that you have a great restaurant with ample seating for your rehearsal dinner as well. A good luxury hotel will have the perfect restaurant for such an occasion, and the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown is no exception. Our contemporary fine dining restaurant, the Bigelow Grille, can host your rehearsal dinner as well as a brunch on the morning after your wedding. Make dining reservations while you are planning your wedding to see what we can do for you and your guests.

The Reception Hall

For many people, the wedding reception is almost more important than the wedding itself. This is where people have dinner, mingle with other guests, dance and congratulate the happy couple. There are plenty of Pittsburgh wedding reception halls, but hotels often have the most accessible options. Wedding guests staying at the hotel can simply take an elevator up to their hotels when they feel tired or to continue the party after the celebration is over. You can coordinate with your hotel to choose the best size for the reception hall, set up a dance floor, set up decorations, and arrange catering. You’ll be surprised with how much a hotel’s event planner can do for your wedding.

Planning a wedding and a reception can be very stressful, but it should definitely be exciting. The DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown can make logistics planning much easier for you and your wedding party as well as provide you with some great downtown Pittsburgh wedding reception accommodations. As always, start planning early, and make sure you discuss all of your options. With the right planning, you can have the kind of wedding and reception that you will remember fondly for the rest of your life.