Indian wedding reception Omni William Penn Hotel

Omni William Penn Hotel

The Omni William Penn Hotel has a very classic elegant look and feel. This is a great downtown Pittsburgh venue for weddings with up to 400 guests.

Close to the International Airport: This beautiful Indian wedding venue is only about 20 miles west of the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

The Grand Ballroom is pictured below and setup in the classroom style. Notice the tall ceiling, chandeliers and the balcony. The Grand Ballroom seats approximately 350 guests with a dance floor. In the next picture you see the William Penn Ballroom also setup classroom style. This ballroom seats approximately 400 guests. The hotel will setup the chairs, tables, stage and skirting for it. Your decorator will create the mandap or altar. The hotel’s package also includes linens, china, silverware, glassware and more amenities.

Notice the chairs in the photo below. These are the chairs that come with wedding packages. You are welcome to rent other chairs and have them brought in.

{Capacity, Location and Airports}

  • Indoor Ceremony: 400
  • Outdoor Ceremony: N/A

Approx. 20 miles west of Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

Hindu Weddings at the Omni William Penn Hotel

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Depending on the guest count you could have your sangeet or garba at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The hotel features two ballrooms with capacities from 350-400 with a dance floor. You can host all of your wedding events at the Omni without repeating your reception space.

The Omni William Penn Hotel and Muhurats

The Omni William Penn Hotel does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Omni William Penn Hotel allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Hindu Wedding Planning Resources

Jain Weddings at the Omni William Penn Hotel

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? The closest Jain Center in the Pittsburgh area is the Hindu-Jain Mandir in Monroeville. It’s not really a location for a sangeet or wedding event. We recommend other hotels, local banquet halls, Indian restaurant halls or community centers.

The Omni William Penn Hotel and Muhurats

The Omni William Penn Hotel does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Omni William Penn Hotel allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at the Omni William Penn Hotel

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the stage? No, work with your decorator to design it.

Nearby Masjids

You could opt to have your nikah and/or shaadi at a nearby Masjid or Jamatkhana followed by the Walima at the Omni. Masjids and Jamatkhanas in Pennsylvania.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could have your mehndi at the Omni in the William Penn Ballroom. Alternatively you might consider a local Indian restaurant banquet hall, other hotels, banquet halls, or community centers.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Omni allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Sikh Weddings at the Omni William Penn Hotel

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the Guru Granth Sahib? No, work with your decorator to design an elevated setup. See more info below.
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there space for milni? Yep!
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.

Anand Karaj at the Omni William Penn Hotel

Below are photos of other non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj ceremonies so you can see how other couples have setup the ceremony. You may also like our guide on Tips for a non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj.

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Sub-flooring was laid down on the grass for an outdoor Sikh wedding. Your decorator will help with this. Photo: Greycard Photography
Sikh wedding at Pelican Hill Resort
Anand Karaj ceremony at Pelican Hill Resort. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

At the Anand Karaj below, they gave each guest a gadda (cushion) to sit on.

Outdoor Anand Karaj wedding ceremony
Outdoor Anand Karaj on concrete with gaddas for the guests to sit on.
Anand Karaj at Warner Center Marriott
Indoor Anand Karaj ceremony where the guests are seated on sheets. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Closest Gurdwaras

The closest Gurdwara is the Pittsburgh Sikh Gurdwara in Monroeville, which is approximately 20 miles east of the hotel. If you prefer, you could have your Anand Karaj and langar at the Gurdwara, followed by cocktail hour and the reception at the Omni.

The the Omni William Penn Hotel and Muhurats

The Omni William Penn Hotel does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? We suggest you consider having your sangeet at the hotel as there are two large event spaces that are beautiful for all of your wedding weekend events. Alternatively you might consider other hotels, Indian restaurant banquet halls or community centers.

Sikh Wedding Planning Resources

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