The Pittsburgh Marriott North Weddings & Special Events

May '13 NC web banner-2BY PAULA GREEN
So many young girls dream of meeting their Prince Charming and having a fairy tale wedding. When the time comes and you get engaged, the adrenaline flows, and the exciting planning stages begin.  Wedding prepareu777-DQmcOdkd4D_dViMYNcsn31l626AhRx9TiZDVF8J5_b9MV7TZ_WOWGGation does not need to be stressful; rather it should be a time of joy and elation. You’ll need to set the date, plan where the ceremony will be held – in a church, synagogue, etc…and of course you will have to choose where to host your reception.  The reception is one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning your wedding. It needs to be a place that is memorable and special. It can make things so much easier and simpler if you chose a venue that is inclusive such as the Pittsburgh Marriott North.  This hotel, nestled off of Route 228 in Cranberry Township, is a place where a girl’s dream wedding becomes reality. You will be able to create a day as special as your love.  “We have a terrific one stop shop at the Pittsburgh Marriott Nheather-brian-wed-2852

orth. Besides the actual reception, we offer so many additional perks and amenities. If the bride and groom have out of town guests, we offer a block of rooms for the families. They can spend the entire weekend and relax and enjoy our facilities.  In addition to the Marriott we also have our sister hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott and it is conveniently located right behind the Marriott Pittsburgh North. Visitors have the choice of which hotel they would like to stay at, whatever best suits theather-brian-wed-2166heir needs and fits their budget,” said Kate Lynch, Marriott’s Sales and Catering Account Manager. “The bride and groom can also host their rehearsal dinner at our hotel and we even have a farewell brunch for the out-of-town guests. We also work in conjunction with Butler County Tourism Bureau and when available, offer a shuttle service to and from the church

.  Every June, at the beginning of each wedding season, Executive Chef Barchetti and I reenergize our wedding package; there are some wonderful features being added to our upcoming package. The bride and groom will now have a choice of a beautiful cake provided by Prantl’s Bakery in Shady Side or delicious cupcakes from Tin Man Sweets in Evans City,” Lynch said.  The Marriott supplies the couple with a certified wedding planner who provides valuable assistance and handles the smallest of details for your special day. From the colors, to the décor, to the centerpieces, every intricate detail is arranged to suit the bride’s and groom’s personal needs.Not only are standard linens inheather-brian-wed-2192cluded with our wedding package but so are chair covers and sashes. If we don’t carry the bride’s color in-house then we work with an outside linen company, Linen Hero to provide her with her colors. We also partner with Reed & Petals on Babcock Blvd to design the perfect centerpiece. Our package also includes a five-hour open bar, unlimited hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour and the choice of a three course sit down meal or a buffet.

During cocktail hour your guests will be surrounded by a large, flowing fountain, lush greens and natural light in our newly renovated Atrium. “It is always nice to see interesting new trends in receptions. Lighting is a big one and another one that has grown to be quite popular is the guest tree. You start with just branches, and your guests put down their thumbprints as the leaves. Then, your guests sign their names by their prints. After the wedding, the bride and groom take it and display it in their home. It differs from the norm of signing your name in a typical guest book. Some couples are choosing to do bird cages, as opposed to floral arrangements for center pieces. Pinterest has become a huge source for wedding ideas too,” said Lynch.“I am here for the bride and groom during the entire wedding planning process. I give advice and help coordinate matters to help things flow as smoothly as possible. On the actual day of the wedding, the bridal couple is provided with a banquet manager who helps them with all of their needs, we take care of all the details.” The newlyweds are also treated to a Romance package on their wedding night which is filled with many romantic surprises. They also have the option of enjoying breakfast in bed the next

morning. Another great feature is the perks – newlyweds earn valuable points – up to 50,000 Marriott Reward points or 15,000 air miles good for free hotel nights, free flights or free merchandise, which helps kick start the perfect honeymoon. They even offer a Marriott Honeymoon Gift Registry, to make things even more sensational. “If I could describe our wedding package in one word it would be, customizable,” Lynch says. “Whether you’re looking for a traditional reception or something unique, we are here to create your perfect wedding celebration.” During our off-peak months from November through March we offer discounts for wedding packages, which also includes ones that are held on a Friday evening or on a Sunday as well.
In addition to providing exceptional service for receptions, the Marriott Pittsburgh North hosts bridal showers, baby showers, rehearsal dinners, athletic banquets, proms, fundraising events, Christmas parties, corporate gatherings, meetings and so much more. They have 15 meeting rooms, 14,905 square ft. of total meeting space. The largest meeting room is Cranberry’s Ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 people.The accommodations, the delicious food, the beautiful scenery, and the professionalism of the Pittsburgh Marriott
North staff are there to make your wedding dreams come true. To learn more, call them today at (724) 772-3700 or visit pittsburghmarriottnorth.com.