Are you engaged, but looking to skip the line? Ready to lock it down in less time and with less fuss than the extended engagement and gigantic wedding your sister/brother/cousin/bff had? Well, you're in luck. Pittsburgh has some extraordinary spots to say 'I do' and get rolling right into married life already!
We've curated this list of our favorite spots to tie the knot with fewer than 20 guests, ideal for eloping in style, and stress-free.
🍝 DiAnoia's Eatery: True Love Meets Homemade Pasta 🍝
Nestled in the heart of the Strip District, DiAnoia's offers a blend of sophistication and Italian charm. Imagine saying "I do" surrounded by the aroma of grandma's meatballs and kick off married life with the best spaghetti you've ever had! Maybe you've already fallen in love with their cocktails (our team's favorite after-work treat!), but did you know that there is an amazing room upstairs where you can host a small gathering? The first time I stepped into La Sala di Giulietta (Juliet's Room, above the bar) it was like stepping back in time - to the sweet little trattoria where my partner and I ate dinner in Florence in 2007. So Italian. So comfy. So welcoming!
🌼 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Pop-Up Weddings 🌼
With lush greenery and vibrant blooms, it's no wonder that Phipps is one of the most popular spots in Pittsburgh to get hitched. But, did you know that Phipps hosts fabulous done-for-you, all-inclusive elopments, that are just as beautiful as their grand galas? As a preferred florist at Phipps, we've participated in two of their 'Pop Up Wedding' events and they are beyond lovely. If you want to do basically zero planning and feel cool about Phipps choosing your wedding date - keep an eye out on their socials for the next round of dates or reach out directly to find out when the next ones will be!
Ineffable Cafe: For the Cool Kids
For those seeking a small space with lots of heart, Ineffable Events is the perfect choice. The warm and welcoming atmosphere creates a cozy space to celebrate your love with close friends and family. You and bae want that funky Lawrenceville energy and a touch of bohemian charm? Say no more. They still have lots of dates available for 2024 and have all the good vibes (+ all-inclusive, done-for-you event planning) for events with up to 50 guests. This spot is cute af and so are you, just saying!
👩⚖️ Allegheny County Courthouse: Not Your Average Courthouse Wedding 👩⚖️
Fun fact, my sweetheart and I got married in the Brooklyn City Clerk's Office in Downtown Brooklyn back in the day. So, needless to say, I'm a real sucker for a courthouse ceremony. The Allegheny Courthouse is an amazing piece of Pittsburgh's history and boasts some of the coolest architecture anywhere in the 412. A registered National Historic Landmark, the Allegheny County Courthouse can host a soiree of up to 150 guests, but you can also simply file your paperwork here and take a few photos on the steps. Easy peasy!
🌲 Frick Environmental Center: All the Trees, None of the Fuss🌲
Embrace the tranquility of nature at the Frick Environmental Center. Surrounded by the serene wooded landscape of Frick Park, and decked out in modern, eco-friendly architecture, this space offers a rustic, yet elegant setting for a very mellow, sustainable elopement.
And what's a wedding, however low-key, without a few flowers, hm?
At Bramble & Blossom, we understand the significance of flowers in creating the perfect feeling for your special day. Our commitment to seasonal, ethical, and American-grown flowers ensures that your wedding blooms reflect not just your love, but also your values.
If you're considering just a simple floral touch for you and your sweetheart for the day you sign that paperwork and carry each other over the threshold, let us be part of your love story. Our A La Carte florals are ready to roll and are available for any budget. New for 2024, we are offering two groovy little elopement specials - our Just the Two of Us and Just a Few of Us options are perfectly sized for your needs.
Click here to inquire about booking an elopement floral package today and check one more thing off your (short and sweet) wedding planning list.