Planning a Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub wedding? The breathtaking Olde Stonewall castle brings fairytale fantasy to life. Multiple medieval-style venue spaces can fit all of your needs – from an indoor ballroom perfect for dancing to grand chandeliers hanging over beautifully decorated tables. You will be able to have your wedding photo shoot in a storybook setting as your beautiful backdrop. The bride, groom, and guests will be transported to a bygone era!
Before you make any decisions on this venue, the Weddings of Pittsburgh team has some things you’ll want to know before you book.
About the Venue
Shakespeare’s Restaurant and Pub is a venue located in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. The restaurant can be reached by using either I-76 or 79 as it sits near Connoquenessing Creek just 40 miles north of Pittsburgh’s city center.
Shakepeare’s is an elegant venue with many options for any size wedding. They offer a balcony overlooking the picturesque Olde Stonewall Golf Club and Connoquenessing Creek – perfect for your wedding ceremony! Choose one of their medieval suites for your wedding reception containing all sorts of swords, shields and battle decorations that will make your special day even more epic.
The banquet facilities at Shakespeare’s are perfect for your medieval themed wedding. The stunning Grand hall at Shakespeare’s has a seating capacity of 250 and features magnificent bronze chandeliers. The Windsor Room, with its warm dark wood flooring and 100 person capacity, is perfect for smaller weddings. They even have a turret that gives you an absolutely amazing birds eye view of the entire golf course and surrounding area.
Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub is the perfect place to host your wedding, with their on-site catering service and event coordination. The venue offers these services:
- All-inclusive packages
- Banquet facilities Grand Hall & Windsor Hall
- Setup & Teardown
- Outside vendors
- Wheelchair access
Your Wedding Date
You should book your wedding at Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub at least 4-6 months ahead of your date. Shakespeare’s wedding season is year-round, but the absolute best time to get your dream date would be during off season (May or after Labor Day). This way you can avoid the busy summer months and enjoy a more intimate setting.
The cost of renting this venue will depend on several factors including: number of guests attending, type of event you’re hosting, what food options are included in your contract, and more. You will want to go over all these details with the venue coordinator before making any final decisions.
Be sure to include all of these details in your contract. You will want a detailed list including what food options are included, the number of staff members you’ll have for serving and bartending, when alcohol can be served, and more. It’s best to go over every detail so there won’t be any mix up at the last minute.
Your Wedding Budget
Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub offers budget flexibility with several pricing packages that are available upon contacting the venue coordinator. These packages are all-inclusive and will include everything you need for your wedding including décor, lighting, chairs, and tables.
For some guidance, the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season is $5000 while during off season it is $4000. This does not include alcohol. Your Shakespeare’s venue coordinator will be able to give you exact pricing after she reviews the details of your wedding contract and venue requirements with you over the phone or via email.
To ensure a magical day, it is best to set up a consultation meeting before signing any contracts! This way you can walk through your event space together – including all areas that are being rented out- so there aren’t any surprises on your big day. Give the venue coordinator as much information as possible before signing any contracts because they’ll be able to give you as accurate a price as possible.
Shakespeare’s offers a range of catering options for your wedding including buffet, hors d’oeuvres and plated meals. Contact the venue coordinator to learn more about their American-style menu items.
Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner
Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub offers an on-staff venue coordinator. A bride or groom may think that a venue coordinator is all they need to meet their wedding planning needs. As someone who has been in the wedding industry for decades, let me be clear – this isn’t the case! That’s because a venue coordinator is not the same thing as a wedding planner. How so? Let me explain.
An venue coordinator is working for the venue and not the bride and groom. They have a vested interest in the success of their venue. Do you really want to put all your planning needs in the hands of someone who isn’t putting you at the top of the priority list?
That is the difference that Weddings of Pittsburgh can make. My team and I have a vested interest in you first and foremost, and we will be there to advocate for the bride and groom every step of the way. That means nothing will get missed or forgotten about while planning your wedding day. This is something important to keep in mind when moving forward with wedding plans!
Plan Your Wedding at Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub with Weddings of Pittsburgh!
If you are one of the many Pittsburgh-area couples looking for a wedding venue with an old world charm, then Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub could be exactly what you are looking for.
The Weddings of Pittsburgh team has over two decades of experience planning luxury weddings. You can trust that our experienced event planners will do an amazing job and help make your fairytale fantasy come true at Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub. Tonya and her team are connected to the best vendors around and can give you referrals based on your specific needs.
Call us today at 724-968-7135 or contact us online. We look forward to planning your happily ever after!