If you have not had the pleasure of spending any time in Pittsburgh, PA for your business travels or a sporting event, then you are missing one of the country’s best revival stories. The city has often been named among the most livable cities in America, but is it just as good for corporate events?
The answer is a resounding yes. Event planners can start by focusing on your budget when compared to other large cities. Pittsburgh offers big city variety with significant savings over the more common choices of New York, Boston or Chicago. Your guest arrive in “the Burgh” via a top of the line international airport and can be anywhere in the city within twenty minutes. From there you can choose your Pittsburgh neighborhood based on the type of event you plan to hold.
Downtown – In the heart of the city venues range from hotels to full convention centers. Most offer the fantastic backdrop of the city’s beautiful three rivers. Your guests can walk throughout their stay, as the city center is very walker friendly. Restaurants abound and range from five star dining to Pittsburgh’s iconic Primanti’s sandwiches.
If you really want to show off your uniqueness, host guests at another Pittsburgh icon, the Andy Warhol Museum.
Pittsburgh’s North Shore – This recently improved area of the steel city boasts venues ranging from the Rivers Casino to the Carnegie Science Center. North shore venues offer stunning views of “the point”, or where the three rivers meet. Most of the hotels and restaurants are new within the last ten years so you can be confident in your guest’s choices for a great event experience. Another option to impress in this area of Pittsburgh is to host your guests at the stunning PNC park.
Oakland – Just outside the city center is the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, home of Pitt University. Events located in the Oakland area have a variety of cultural venues to consider. Booking at either the Phipps Conservatory or The Carnegie Museum is sure to generate that lasting impression that you’re trying to create for your guests.
The South Side – On the shore of the Monongahela River is Pittsburgh’s south side. This is an area that offers a main street feel with a sprawling bar district. If your event requires an active nightlife with lots of variety, then the south side may be your choice.
If you think Pittsburgh might be right, but would like a bit of help, then let us find a venue for you. It’s free and you can work with our expert to select the venue or venues to make your event memorable. You can take a broader view of the Pittsburgh region here.