Nicole and Eric have the most romantic love story. Seven years ago, on New Year’s Eve, he walked right up to Nicole and called her by the wrong name! Nevertheless, she was taken by his endearing personality, and when they met up again (and he used her correct name), everything else fell into place. Despite their hilarious beginning, these two were clearly meant to be. They have no problem dancing like no one’s watching and singing along to every song that comes on.
Eric planned the most romantic proposal at the PA Market on the Strip, one of their most meaningful locations in the city. After waiting out the pandemic, they knew exactly what they wanted for their wedding day. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh was the perfect venue for their moody glam vision, and what an honor it was to document their long-awaited marriage celebration! If you’re looking for Pittsburgh wedding venues, this is definitely one you need to see.
While Nicole and Eric had a vision for décor and style, they weren’t quite sure whether to do a first look or not. Nicole knew the first look with Dad had to happen—you can see why! Cue the tears. But they didn’t know if they should break tradition for a couple’s first look:
“Two favorite moments come to mind when thinking about our day. Our first look was one of them. Let me tell you how happy we were that we ended up doing one! At the beginning I was against it but after talking with Mariah we decided to do one. Let me tell you, do the first look! Our timeline went much smoother and we got to take in those moments right before our ceremony, just the two of us. Our second favorite moment was dancing all night long. Eric and I love music and we’re the ones that know the lyrics to practically every song. We promised each other that we would be on the dancefloor all night to celebrate our marriage.”-Nicole, Bride
“Soldiers and Sailors’ beauty speaks for itself. I knew before we got engaged that I wanted my wedding to be here. The bold and dramatic elegance of the building and the ballroom made my romantic boho vision come to life. The wedding had hints of dusty purples with lots of fresh greenery. We wanted a very romantic feel with tons of candlelight and gold accents. Playing on the moodiness of a December winter wedding (even though it ended up being 60 degrees!) and the simple yet sophisticated color scheme of Soldiers and Sailors was the perfect combination that allowed our vision to come through.”-Nicole, Bride
Venue Capacity: <100-300+ (Most weddings are between 100-300, but they can also accommodate more or less. Inquire with the venue for more info.)
Booking: The venue is now booking for 2022-2024 weddings. Limited availability for 2022.
Soldiers & Sailors provides:
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall is a full-service venue in the sense that they offer outsourced options for:
*In most cases, you must select from the venue’s authorized vendors.
Mariah Treiber Photography offers proposal & engagement session, bridal portraits, and wedding photography & videography services. As your wedding photographer, we’re happy to offer recommendations for Pittsburgh wedding venues, too! Get more info and pricing here.
Photography | Mariah Treiber Photography LLC
Ceremony | Saint Peter Catholic Church
Caterer & Linens | The Chef and I Catering
Makeup | Bongiorno, Bella! Makeup and Hair by Phylicia
Hair | Jayme Bruno (cousin) Deanna Damerow and Co.
Florist | Jim Ludwig’s Blumengarten Florist
Bride’s Dress | Bridal Beginning
Bridesmaid Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu
Menswear | Men’s Warehouse
Reception Venue | Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall Pittsburgh
Bride’s Shoes | Journee Collection
Bride’s Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero & Midgley
Cake/Dessert | Mary’s Corner Cafe for cake and cookies as well as friends & family
DJ/Band | 2nd II None Productions, DJ Dickie
Lighting/Decor | 2nd II None
Menswear | Men’s Wearhouse
Stationery | Unmeasured Event on Etsy
Wax Seals | DreamDayPaperie on Etsy
Transportation | Elite Coach Limousine & Transportation
Rentals | Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall Pittsburgh
Bride’s Jewelry/Accessories | Macy’s for earrings
Bride’s Wedding Band | Nicole’s grandmother’s 40th anniversary wedding band
Groom’s Wedding Band | MarBill Diamonds & Jewelry