How Do I Get There?
If you’re coming from out of town, there are many options for getting to the ‘Burgh. By far the easiest and fastest is flying and the airport is conveniently located very close to the wedding venue and an array of hotels. Other options include Amtrak, Greyhound, or even Megabus if you’re coming from somewhere on the east coast or the midwest.
For the Minneapolitans, driving is doable; it’s roughly a 15-hour drive, and having a car to get around Pittsburgh and do non-wedding things would be a plus! If you’re thinking about it but might want a carpool buddy (or buddies), comments are open on this page.
Where Will I Sleep?
We have 15 rooms blocked off at the Red Roof Inn Pittsburgh South – Airport location from Wednesday, April 23rd-Sunday, April 27th. There are 4 rooms with a king bed and 11 rooms with 2 full beds (all non-smoking). Rates for one person start at $69.69 for the weeknights and $73.09 on the weekends, and go up depending on the occupancy. Children under 17 stay free and there is a free airport shuttle. You can also adjust the dates if your stay will be shorter. Here are the instructions for making a reservation:
- Phone 1-800-RED-ROOF(733-7663) 6AM-3AM Eastern
- Block code: B030STAWAI
- Reservation must be made by March 24, 2014.
- Cannot be made online. Must call 800-RED-ROOF.
Red Roof Inn Group Reservation has more information about pricing, etc.
Other options: there are many, many hotels in the area with a wide range of rates. As long as you look for hotels near or around the airport, you’ll be close to the wedding venue. I recommend taking a look on your preferred travel website but here’s a list of several in the area. 1-4 are right next to the airport and closest to the venue, and 5-7 are a little further down the road but closer to restaurants and shopping:
- La Quinta Inn
- DoubleTree by Hilton
- America’s Best Value Inn
- Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport
- Four Points by Sheraton
- Microtel Inn & Suites
- Days Inn
- Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel and The Priory – these two are actually in or near downtown Pittsburgh but are both super-posh if anyone feels like a luxe weekend!
What Should I Wear?
To the wedding, wear whatever you like, as long as you’re comfortable! A note to the ladies: the ceremony will be taking place outside on grass, and there are walking trails at the park if you choose to explore, so flats may be a better choice than heels.
The end of April in Pittsburgh is generally pretty nice, not too hot and not too cold, so think layers. Definitely check the weather before packing. Also, umbrellas and/or rain jackets are advisable as Pittsburgh tends to have rainy springs.
What Should I Get You Guys?
Nothing! We want to be united surrounded by the people who have helped bring us to this point, and we realize that many of you will be traveling from far and wide, so seeing your smiling face looking back at us as we say our vows is the most important gift you could give us. Oh, and seeing you cut a rug on the dance floor – that would also be a great gift.
No, Really, What Should I Get You?
But seriously, gifts aren’t necessary and we’d really just love to have you here.
Is There Anything Fun to Do in Pittsburgh?
Please refer to The Sights, the Lights for our favorite things to do in the ‘Burgh!