When at 2216 Penn Avenue in the Strip District, you might have no idea that you're at one of Pittsburgh's most hidden gems. But inside this turn-of-the-century brick building that was once a firehouse is the Union Hall. It sits atop award-winning Bar Marco and serves as their private event space. Wooden floors, exposed duct work, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with a spectacular view are the room's best qualities. The Union Hall also serves as an art gallery, rotating its wall displays with various pieces by local artists. There is only one thing that could top these cool features and that's the food and drink. Serving Bar Marco's locally sourced cuisine and creative cocktails, the Union Hall is perfect for any event where food and drink play center stage. An in-house sommelier carefully curates the wine selection, which focuses on small production, old world wines. The Union Hall is well-suited for small weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners and other events that bring together close friends and family. Amazing eats, superb staff, and a ambiance that can't be beat, the Union Hall is a must see!
Cover photo by Mandy Fierens Photography
Tell me a little bit about your business!
Bar Marco has been in business for just over five years, with our Union Hall private event space remodeled and available for the past four.
As the events coordinator for both Bar Marco and our sister restaurant the Livermore, I work full-time on managing all of our private events and have been with the company since we opened. I love the work and how it's always changing. It's particularly rewarding when we get to host guests for memorable special events like weddings and rehearsal dinners.
What makes your work unique? Why should brides and grooms hire you?
At the Union Hall, we focus on creative drinks and amazing, locally sourced food (being connected to an award-winning bar and restaurant has its perks!)
Our space is beautiful and unique in a carefully restored, turn-of-the-century firehouse in the Strip District. With this combination of stunning setting, helpful staff, and top quality food and drink, there's nothing quite like us in the Pittsburgh area.
What is your ideal client like?
We work with a wide range of clients but particularly enjoy those who want to highlight great food and drinks.
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