A Carnegie Science Center Wedding: 6 Reasons Why It’s a Really Good Idea

If you’re looking for a venue that combines quirky fun with that traditional wedding feel, a Carnegie Science Center wedding just might be for you.  This city space offers it all.  From unique ceremony spots to say I Do, to funky backdrops for portraits, to cozy exhibit spaces for cocktail hour, to multiple rooms for the main event, there is room for all of your big day’s moments at the Science Center.  When you combine the child-like wonder of a science museum with the traditional elements of a wedding, you get an experience you and your guests won’t soon forget.  If this sounds like something you’re looking for, here are 6 reasons why hosting your wedding at the Carnegie Science Center might be a really good idea!

There’s a BRAND NEW space!

A Carnegie Science Center Wedding: 6 Reasons It's a Really Good Idea from Burgh Brides

In just a few short months, the Science Center will open its brand-spankin’ new PointView Hall.  This flexible event space will hold up to 400 guests for a banquet style reception, but it can be divided if your party isn’t quite that large.  Decked in a neutral color scheme with contemporary features, the hall will be well-suited for just about any wedding style and palette.  But PointView Hall’s best feature is undoubtedly the open terrace space overlooking the Point.  Talk about breathtaking views!  Can you just imagine a cocktail hour here, or evening portraits as the sun is setting?  GOR-GEOUS.  Trust me when I say this – PointView Hall is bound to be the new IT venue in Pittsburgh!  Get in while the gettin’s good!

There’s something for everyone!

If PointView Hall doesn’t fit your vision, fear not.  The museum boasts several other event spaces that are perfect for the couple who is looking for something a little more unique.  From exhibit spaces to the Buhl Planetarium to the Works Theater and more, the Science Center can accommodate small AND large crowds while providing as much of (or as little of) a science-infused environment as you want.

They team up with some talented vendors!

Your guests’ taste buds will be treated to amazing cuisine from Culinaire, the Science Center’s exclusive caterer.  From hors d’oeuvres to a 5-course dinner, everything cooked up by these talented chefs looks Instagram-worthy and tastes even better.  Want to incorporate a little science-inspiration into your menu too?  Wow your family and friends with Culinaire’s liquid-nitrogen cocktails or smoothies!  While they are the sole food and beverage provider at the museum, you’re free to hire any other vendor that you like, allowing you to shop around for the best fit and price!

It’s convenient, and there are tons of amenities!

Located on the North Shore, the Carnegie Science Center is easy to get to from just about any direction.  Your guests who are prone to getting lost will thank you.  Plus, the museum’s on-site parking lots will make their trip even easier.  For those out-of-towners who need a place to crash for the weekend, several hotels are located just up the street, near the stadiums.  Don’t want your night to end after the DJ plays the last song?  An after-party at the Rivers Casino next door or at one of the many North Shore bars sounds like a great idea!

There are lots of great photo ops!

Ever dream of having your picture taken in a space ship?  How about in a planetarium under the stars?  Or next to a robot?  All of these – and more – can happen at the Science Center because the museum is chock full of cool spots for portraits.  I love when couples infuse a little personality into their wedding day photos, and what better place to do so than a venue that is whimsical, interactive, and out-of-this-world (quite literally)?  Do you just have.to.have a wedding day photo with a bridge in the background because it’s SO PITTSBURGH?  Done and done, thanks to the PointView Hall’s patio space that overlooks the river, Point State Park, and several bridges.

It’s an unforgettable experience!

At what other venue can you find in-house entertainment?  When you host your wedding at the Carnegie Science Center, you have the option of letting your guests explore the museum while they’re there!  Jaws will drop and smiles will grow as play and engaging with the exhibits is encouraged.  Kick things up a notch with a hands-on cocktail hour experience, or just let the guests who tire of dancing traipse about the museum at night.  Either way, I am certain they’ll be talking about what a fun and memorable wedding you hosted for many years to come!

If you’re still venue shopping, I encourage you to check out the Carnegie Science Center.  You’ll be hard-pressed to find a space that is as creative and memorable!

Introducing Glam to Go!

Looking for a hair and makeup artist who will make sure you're looking like a million bucks from the shoulders up on your wedding day?  Glam to Go is your gal.  Whether your look is effortless with beachy waves and subtle makeup or a classic bridal updo with a full-on fabulous face, Annika will have you looking camera ready.  She's the newest stylist to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide and I can't wait for you to meet her.  Go visit more of her work and then give her a shout!

Modern Era Weddings: 5 Reasons to Make Them Your Wedding DJ

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the DJ can make or break your wedding reception. I say MAKE yours with Modern Era Weddings. This full-service entertainment company has been throwing the coolest of parties for over eight years, and they’ve seriously perfected their craft. High energy, lively, and most of all fun, a wedding with Modern Era won’t soon be forgotten. There is a reason why they are one of the most referred wedding DJs in the city. Actually, scratch that – there isn’t just one reason; there are at least five! Here’s why you should make Modern Era your wedding DJ!

This isn’t your grandma’s DJ.

As their name suggests, Modern Era Weddings is just that…MODERN.  You won’t find any old-school, cheesy, tuxedo-clad DJs who talk too much and crack lame jokes.  Instead, what you’ll get are young, talented music aficionados who stay up-to-date on the latest music styles and wedding trends.  Modern Era’s commitment to staying current means they’re always bringing the latest hits, coolest mixes, and freshest approach to their craft and your big day.

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They’re versatile.

Most of what makes a DJ great is their ability to read a crowd.  Adaptation is key, and the lack of it can be a total mood killer.  Imagine if your guests are more of the 80s hair band type, but your wedding DJ keeps playing top 40.  Your dance floor is going to be empty.  Avoid that by going with someone who can get to know their audience easily and who adjusts accordingly.  Modern Era is known for LISTENING to what their clients and their guests want, and providing exactly that.

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They’re straight forward.

Let’s call a spade a spade…planning a wedding can sometimes be a total nightmare.  One way to alleviate some of the stress is to hire amazing vendors.  That’s where Modern Era comes in.  They’re no fuss, no muss and I love that about them.  They want to make it easy for you to have the day of your dreams, so they don’t complicate matters.  With their personalized customer experience, focused services, online planning tools, and a passion for what they do, you’ll find working with them is easy, pleasant, and actually fun!

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They’re award winning.

I’m not just blowing smoke about Modern Era.  With accolades from The Knot, Wedding Wire, and even being voted the best in the 412 by Pittsburgh City Paper, I’m not the only one who thinks they're fantastic.  In fact, 70% of their bookings come as referrals from previous clients.  That is amazing!  But when you’re as good as Modern Era is, word travels fast.

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Like live music?  They’ve got that too.

Adding live music to a wedding day just ups the ante, doesn’t it?  Whether it’s a harpist at the ceremony, jazz singer during the cocktail hour, or a full band to entertain guests all night, Modern Era can help with that.  Not only can they hook you up with an amazingly talented DJ, but they can also help you bring that extra special element to your celebration in the form of a live musician.

Modern Era Weddings: 5 Reasons Why You Should Make Them Your Wedding DJ from Burgh Brides

If it isn’t clear by now, I love Modern Era Weddings and know you will too.  But if you still need a little convincing, go visit them in the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide for even more reasons why they’re so awesome!

Introducing Jessica Garda Events & A Special Offer!

With her ability to make a wedding not just look good but also feel good, Jessica Garda Events is the newest Pittsburgh wedding planner to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!  Her knack for combining pretty aesthetics with organized execution make her stand out, and her sweet disposition and calm demeanor make her a dream to work with.  Do yourself a favor – go learn more about her in the Vendor Guide.  Then do yourself another favor – hire her!

Plus, mention Burgh Brides and receive free Bridal Shower Coordination with any package!

Introducing Nizhoni Bakery & A Special Offer!

Remember that utterly FABULOUS cake I had at the Burgh Brides Bash?  Pink ruffles and covered in metallic gold foil?  Yeah, that's the one.  My friend Danielle at Nizhoni Bakery created that confectionary beauty and I'm so excited she's now a member of the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide!  From tiered treats to little bites, she makes them all.  They're deliciously pretty…and pretty delicious.  She's really the best of both worlds.  Go meet her and then take advantage of this great offer for my loyal readers – book your 2018 wedding and receive your choice of either 10% off your total wedding order OR two dozen Custom Cookies for your engagement party free (a $60 value)!

Introducing Bridal Beginning!

When it comes to all the fabulous ladies being featured on Burgh Brides, nine times out of ten, they were a Bridal Beginning bride.  And there's good reason for that…Bridal Beginning boasts a vast selection of national and international wedding dress designers, all matching that urban-meets-glam style the Mt. Lebanon boutique is known for.  They carry gowns that bring that little extra something special to your big day.  If you consider yourself a fashion lover and want to look and feel like an absolute dream, visit them in the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide to read more about how they can help!

Introducing Exhale Events & A Special Offer!

Newly engaged?  Congrats!  Here's my first piece of advice to you – hire a wedding planner.  Here's my second piece of advice – hire Exhale Events.  Nicole and Katharine bring a tag-team approach to their clients, excelling at both design aesthetics and logistical management.  Talented, knowledgeable, and just about as sweet as can be, these two are the newest wedding planners to join the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide.  See more of their work and then take advantage of this amazing offer – book your package by March 1, 2018 and mention Burgh Brides to save 10%!

Introducing Hello Rachel Creative!

Combining delicate paper, swoon worthy fonts, and thoughtful white space, the designs from Hello Rachel Creative are feminine and timeless.  Save the dates, wedding invitations, and day-of paper, Rachel creates it all and you won't be disappointed by any of it.  Don't believe me?  Take another look at some of her latest designs in the Burgh Brides Vendor Guide, then give her a holler to talk about how she can help you!

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Hey, Pittsburgh Wedding Vendors! You’re Gonna Want to Read This!

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