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Great Venues for Your Company’s Holiday Party October 30, 2012

Yes, the time has come to begin (if you haven’t already) planning and coordinating your company’s holiday party. Whether big or small, companies have begun to invest in this tradition again after a few shaky years when they were scaling back or even all-together eliminating company events in an effort to save money in a tight economy. A holiday party is a great way to show valued employees a good time and to thank them for their year-long efforts for the organization. In Pittsburgh, we’re blessed with a wide variety of venues capable of handling very large, very small, industrial-chic to high-end functions that fit every taste and style. We’ve picked five unique locations to showcase:

 

Clockwise from Top Left: Lexus Club, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, The Mattress Factory, Stage AE, Engine House 25.


 

The Mattress Factory: Any company could enjoy this interesting and industrial space for either a sit-down or a blast of a cocktail party. It’s combination of contemporary art and flexible rental spaces make this a very unique gem on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

 

The Lexus Club: Whether a hockey fan or not, you’d be hard-pressed not to enjoy this classy venue inside of Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center. With enough space to host over 250 people for a sit-down meal, or 400 for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, you have many options in this space. Overlooking downtown and with the facility’s Aramark catering staff at your beck-and-call, this is a pretty fabulous place to reflect on 2012’s victories!

 

Stage AE: As Pittsburgh’s newest concert and event venue, Stage AE has hit the North Shore by storm by bringing not only a four seasons entertainment venue to the area, but one that provides numerous options for a variety of hip and urban event styles. With its minimalistic interior space, it can accommodate between 400-1500 easily in a multitude of configurations. It’s also a great place to book a band for your after-dinner entertainment so guests can dance the night away.

 

Engine House 25: Located in the heart of Lawrenceville, and home two event spaces, an operational winery and wine cellar as well as the Clemente Museum, this is one venue that is unlike any other in town. With ample parking and a very unique blend of baseball history, industrial-chic interior design and intimate wine cellar, you have many options when it comes to entertaining your team in this fun location. They can even custom-make wine bottle labels for your event in-house, an added special feature your employees will surely be impressed with!

 

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum: Providing a “distinctive alternative to conventional venues” in the heart of Oakland, this venue would give your guests both a fine place to party as well as a glimpse back in time to the history of our military. With its newly renovated interior and large ballroom space, this is an ideal location to host a large corporate gathering of any kind. Ideally situated near the University of Pittsburgh and public transportation, your guests will be impressed with your ability to combine convenience, affordability and a first-class space all within one location.

 

Looking for more venue ideas or help coordinating your company’s upcoming event? Contact Lindsey at lindseyb@helloproductions.com, or message me on Twitter @lbradleypgh today!

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Five Creative Places to Have a Pittsburgh Wedding February 24, 2012

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We love the blog I heart PGH and recently they posted creative places to have your wedding. Below, we are sharing our five favorite venues from their list, as well as a few comments of our own.

 

Springwood

I heart PGH: 1000 Indiana Road Verona, PA info@springwood.org 412-793-7453 About: Sixty acres of wooded Pennsylvania hills, walking trails and wildflower meadows with a glass atrium, gazebo, and walking trails.

 

Hello Productions: Don’t be fooled by this conference center – Springwood feels like a remote retreat surrounded by an abundance of lush, natural landscape. New for 2012 is a 55 foot waterfall, several ponds and a stone-lined stream.

 

Oak Lodge

I heart PGH: 693 Donegal Lake Road Stahlstown, PA info@oaklodgepa.com 724-593-2913 About: Have an entire three-day wedding weekend at the Oak Lodge. There’s indoor seating at the chapel for up to 120 guests, tables and chairs provided for 150 people, and tiki torches. Main Lodge accommodations for bridal party up to 15 and a luxurious bridal suite with a Jacuzzi, fireplace, views, and a waterfall.

 

Hello Productions: The Oak Lodge is perfect for the outdoorsy couple who want to spend their whole weekend enjoying the Laurel Highlands region. And what better idea than giving their half-pints of their maple syrup as your favors – love really can be sweet!

 

Lingrow Farm

I heart PGH: 188 Forks Church Road Leechburg, PA info@lingrowfarm.com 724-472-1305 About: A two-story, fully renovated, 1850′s barn, complete with two oversized, covered decks, situated on 40 peaceful acres. The barn is heated and air-conditioned and if you book an April wedding, you will receive 30% off venue cost.

 

Hello Productions: With plenty of 2012 dates available (and a 30% discount offer on its website), the historic Lingrow Farm is worth considering. Ask about their charming farmhouse that can accommodate up to eight guests – perfect for the bride and bridesmaids the night before the wedding or the bride and groom on their wedding night!

 

The Barn at Fallingwater

I heart PGH: 1491 Mill Run Road Mill Run, PA kandyjohn@paconserve.org 724-329-7802 About: With four different spaces to choose from, The Barn at Falling Water will make for an unforgettable wedding.

 

Hello Productions: Stepping into the renovated barn, you would never know it was once an active dairy farm. The barn has been restored to preserved the integrity of the space but includes modern features such as high-speed internet connection and full a/v capability. Make sure to walk through the courtyard space, perfect for a ceremony or cocktails. And don’t let your guests leave without visiting the famous Fallingwater!

 

The University Club

I heart PGH: 123 University Place Pittsburgh, PA uclub@pitt.edu 412-648-8213 About: Complimentary wedding night accommodations for the bride and groom, linens and napkins, candlelit mirror centerpieces, personalized service from their event planner.

 

Hello Productions: Their rooms are elaborately decorated with lavish chandeliers and soaring ceilings, making it an ideal place for a wedding reception or grand event. However, don’t forget to ask about the rooftop space – perfect for an afternoon ceremony or evening cocktails!

 

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For more unique venue ideas, be sure to check out Hello Productions Website!