Indian wedding ceremony Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

The Grand Ballroom at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown is the largest hotel ballroom in the City of Bridges. With capacity for over 1000 guests, this ballroom can be divided into sections and configured for your events.

The Wyndham Grand features multiple spaces in a fun downtown location for your mehndi, sangeet, wedding ceremony and reception.

The King’s Garden Ballroom seats up to 350 guests with a dance floor and features floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Point State Park and the river. In between wedding events your friends and family can gather at the two on-site lounges.

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

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.

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Grand Ballroom
The Grand Ballroom at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown seats over 1000 guests with a dance floor.

Pointers

Runways leading to the mandap. The elevated runway is a nice touch aesthetically. It can make things more challenging for your photo and video team – as getting across a runway is more difficult than a flat aisle-way – something to discuss with your vendors.

They rented gold chiavari chairs from an outside vendor. These chairs look nice. But they’re not as comfortable as other chairs because of the ‘dandas’ – rods across the back of the chair. And if you’re sitting in them for 1-2 hours…most people are fine but think about having some other chairs for the elderly.

According to Raj Gujral, the Founder of Sound Nation and one of the longest running Indian wedding DJs in the country, ideally the DJ and the pandit or officiant are positioned where they face each other so they can give each other non-verbal cues. Such as play music, stop music, adjust the volume on the mic etc.

Indian wedding ceremony Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

{Capacity, Location and Airports}

  • Indoor Ceremony: over 1000
  • King’s Garden Ballroom: 350

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

Notes: The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown does not have outdoor venue space.

Hindu Weddings at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

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.

Hindu ceremony Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wedding ceremonies indoors with open flames are allowed at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Jorge Santiago Photography

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Depending on the guest count you could have your sangeet or garba at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. The hotel features two large event spaces, so you could have your sangeet in the King’s Garden Ballroom and your wedding ceremony in sections of the Grand Ballroom and the reception in the Grand Ballroom or the King’s Garden Ballroom.

Alternatively Indian restaurant banquet halls, and community centers.

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown and Muhurats

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown 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 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown 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 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

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.

Hindu ceremony Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Wedding ceremonies indoors with open flames are allowed at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Jorge Santiago Photography

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 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown and Muhurats

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown 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 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown 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 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

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 Wyndham. Masjids and Jamatkhanas in Pennsylvania.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? We suggest you consider having your mehndi at the Wyndham as there the hotel has the King’s Garden Ballroom as well as the Grand Ballroom. So you won’t feel like you’re repeating spaces. Alternatively you might consider a local Indian restaurant banquet hall, other hotels, banquet halls, or community centers.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Wyndham Grand 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 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

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 Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

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 Wyndham.

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown and Muhurats

The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown 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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