35 total reviews
Wedding Date: 7/15/2011
Overall, positive experience with having our special day at this venue. It was a historic bed and breakfast that had an absolute gorgeous courtyard. Family and friends raved about how amazing it was to be in the Southside without feeling like in city since so private with lighted courtyard.
Dave and Nancy simplified our wedding planning with having a list of referrals for caterer, musician, photographer etc. They are genuine people that truly want the bride and groom to enjoy their wedding day without any stress involved. The venue has a bridal suite along with unique guest rooms so family and friends were able to enjoy waking to breakfast the following morning.
Morning Glory Inn was perfect setting if wanting to have an more intimate wedding experience.
Thanks Dave and Nancy, Sheng and I will always have this moment to cherish!
Wedding Date: 4/28/2012
My husband and I got married at the MGI on April 28, 2012. If I could go back and do it all over again - I would not change a thing. The Inn was gorgeous, Joy was incredibly friendly - and a wonderful cook, and Dave was helpful and organized with every detail. It was a cool and rainy day, and not only did he have the retractable awnings set up early, but he also put up an additional tent to cover more ground - the rain stopped before the ceremony, but he was prepared for anything. He kept the fireplaces going outside until well after many guests had left for the evening. We stayed the entire weekend at the Inn along with several of our guests. I did not hear a single complaint all weekend - everyone raved about the location. Dave was accommodating with additional friends and family visiting at the Inn on Friday evening well into the night. All in all, an absolutely wonderful weekend and perfect way to start our marriage!
Wedding Date: 9/9/2011
This venue is fabulous! You will never know that you are in the southside of the city. If you are looking for a different type of wedding experience for your guests this is it. That atmosphere won everyone over allowing guests to talk and converse all evening. The beautiful twinkle lights in the coutyard made it all worth it to me :)
My only slight complaint would be that I wish I would have been able to work with the Mrs. owner (Nancy) a little more. Mr. is a little rough around the edges. Also he seemed to be a little short and rude to some family members when they were trying to tell him how wonderful the venue was. But overall, I loved this place. it is a must see.
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
We attended a wedding and reception at Morning Glory. What a great atmosphere for a wedding. The food served at the reception was outstanding. The service and friendly staff was great. They pay attention to details to make it a perfect night. This looks like a great place to stay. The perfect Bed and Breakfast.
Wedding Date: 9/27/2015
I visited the inn for a good friends wedding. I arrived early and there were staff busily moving all around the inn making sure every detail of the day was attended too. The inn was filled with assorted beautiful flower arrangements and the aroma of delicious food being prepared. The party was amazing, the food was beyond words and the atmosphere just felt magical. The party was elegant, classy yet relaxed. It was such a nice time and very different than most wedding receptions I've attended. The MGI is also a B&B so I will be back soon!!!
Wedding Date: 8/16/2014
When I walked into the morning glory for the first time to see where my sister was going to get married I thought it was a beautiful garden and that was when nothing was set up and it was just the garden. A few short months later we were all packed up and heading for the big weekend. I did not know truly how amazing the whole event was. On the day of the wedding we woke up to a beautiful breakfast for my mom, dad, and sisters. The entire day everything was being set up by the morning glory staff. There was not a stressful moment for my sister because the morning glory took care to make sure everything looked amazingl. And during the whole evening the morning glory was sure everything had smooth and easy transistions. The place is gorgeous and each and every room has its little bit of charm. But you can really tell that it is a well taken care of place and my sister is happy as can be with her new husband!...
Wedding Date: 10/18/2014
Thank you for a beautiful wedding day. We will definitely be back for our first Anniversary and many more after. Joy, the flowers were perfect and breakfast was delicious.
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
I wanted to thank you for making my daughters big day PERFECT! The Inn was everything we expected and more. Everything ran so smoothly. Thank you for all your hard work. It was the best wedding ever.
Wedding Date: 9/6/2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding. Everything was beautiful and went far beyond what we imagined. Our families had such a wonderful time and had nothing but wonderful compliments about the Morning Glory and setup. We are on our honeymoon now but I wanted to take a moment to extend our appreciation of you and your staff and the beautiful place you have. We look forward to visiting again and will be sure to recommend your venue to anyone we come across who is planning to get married.
Wedding Date: 1/25/2014
My husband and I were part of a wedding this past weekend at the Morning Glory Inn, and while the location is quite lovely, it isn't lovely enough to tolerate the dictatorial style of the owner. We are good friends of the brides (this was a same-sex wedding), and were asked to sing/play music as part of the wedding ceremony. Aside from failing to exhibit manners or professionalism, my impression of Dave is that he was actively trying to ruin this wedding. It was, in short, deplorable.
Frankly, I can't describe each and every incident that occurred in which Dave was offensive (because there were so, so many), but I will say he spent the majority of the rehearsal barking at the bride, the wedding party and the performers. This attitude carried over into the day of the wedding, during which he demonstrated his complete incompetence (i.e., he could not follow the basic layout of the ceremony, causing him to bicker publicly with the minister and with my husband and me). He was also visibly rude to the guests (to the point where much of the discussion at the wedding was centered around Dave's outrageous behavior). At the beginning of the ceremony, when the instrumental music was to start (at the request of the bride, by the way), Dave hollered at my husband and me, in front of the guests, insisting that we"wait for him." Indeed, we waited... for a whole 3 - 4 minutes of awkward silence while guests were visibly confused.
Another incident that springs to mind is how Dave interacted with the videographer. The brides asked the videographer to set up in the library. (Aside: the library boasted an array of authors with a common theme. Most all were politically conservative and polarizing political pundits, such as Glenn Beck). Apparently, even though the brides rented the entire Inn for the weekend, Dave demanded that the videographer could not be in the library for the video journal because it would disrupt the "flow." And so, after getting all of the equipment and lighting set up, the videographer had to disassemble everything and was forced outside. This was particularly upsetting to the brides because there was absolutely no reason for it. Dave's argument about the "flow" being disrupted was obviously a smokescreen to cover what became abundantly clear throughout my two days at the MGI: Dave was clearly very uncomfortable with this same-sex wedding, but elected to do business with brides anyway. Instead of being a professional, he actively tried to ruin their wedding and it was disgusting. Of course, what Dave didn't count on was that the people who were there to support this wedding were radiating such love and positivity that his bigotry was outshone.
I've read several of Dave's replies both here and on tripadvisor.com, wherein he appears to justify his obnoxious behavior by brushing it off as a function of his "intimidating" personality. Dave, if end up reading this review, the reality is that you are not intimidating; but, you are a whole host of other things that I'm far to polite to say in this venue. I'll leave it to you to fill in the blanks.
Dave also describes that the MGI provides a "unique wedding experience." That is actually something I would agree with - it is unique in that the owner of the establishment would go so far out of his to try to ruin the day for the folks getting married.
Wedding Date: 9/29/2015
Such a beautiful venue, beautiful day and absolutely beautiful bride!!! Had so much fun!! Great food and great drinks! The workers there are great, super friendly and very professional! As a guest's point of view, I would recommend the Morning Glory Inn to anyone who is looking for the perfect place to spend their special day :)
Wedding Date: 8/16/2014
Morning glory was the perfect venue to achieve a casual yet elegant wedding evening. Our guests could not stop talking about their experience! This was an amazing choice for us to begin the rest of our lives together... Emily, Dave, and Joy made my wedding planning experience so easy and fun!
Wedding Date: 6/14/2014
Both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding were held at the Morning Glory Inn in the South Side of Pittsburgh. I have lived in the area my whole life and did not know about this gem of a place! From start to finish was amazing! Guests just gushed at how nice everything was. I can't say enough about the staff and accommodations! Was so nice to be able to stay right there and prepare and recover from the festivities. Thank you to all and I highly highly recommend The Morning Glory Inn for any event you maybe having.
Wedding Date: 2/14/2014
Dave offers a 'dance floor' to be put out over the bricks. This is a piece of roofing rubber that left not only the bottom 3 inches of my dress black, but also any woman with open toed heels had completely black feet from the rubber. The band was placed at the entrance of the venue behind trees and away from the rest of the party. That setup really made enjoying the live music somewhat challenging for some of our guests.
Wedding Date: 5/3/2014
When my husband and I started scouting wedding venues, we focused on barns and other rustic, outdoorsy spaces. We wanted something different and less formal than the traditional church-then-ballroom wedding. But it just didn't seem right that so many of our guests would be visiting the Pittsburgh area for the first time (his family's from Philly and we've both lived in VA for years) and not even setting foot in the city proper.
Then we visited Morning Glory Inn - it was totally different from any wedding venue we've ever seen, but situated right in the South Side. It offered a charming, garden party atmosphere AND close proximity to hotels, restaurants, and anything else our guests could need. Dave, the owner, described the flow of MGI weddings and it all sounded perfect. He also explained that MGI has a list of preferred vendors and doesn't require the extra flowers and decor that weddings usually entail. I'm awful with decisions, so I liked that some things were already narrowed down for me and I didn't have to worry about centerpieces and place cards! So, it was a leap of faith to choose a venue so different from the norm, but we knew it was the right place for us.
We were in touch with Dave and Emily, the event director, frequently in the months leading up to our wedding. They were always responsive and Emily took notes on all the nuances of our plans so that on our wedding day, we wouldn't have to be the ones in charge of making things happen. We held a rehearsal there the day before and it was super helpful to get our bridal party and pastor in the space ahead of time.
The day of our wedding, the MGI staff made sure that everything ran according to plan. The weather switched back and forth between rain and sun, and Dave made sure that the awnings were down over the patio in time for each shower. We had about 125 guests, and the maximum allowed is 130, but we never felt crowded. Simply put, the day exceeded our expectations in every way. We have received so many compliments on our unique venue and the format of the celebration, and that's all thanks to the MGI staff's hard work.
We and the bridal party stayed at the inn overnight and the accommodations were lovely. There was a delicious breakfast the next morning for our bridal party and family. It was a great way to end a perfect weekend. We are so glad that we were able to celebrate our wedding at Morning Glory Inn and can't wait to visit again.
Wedding Date: 10/5/2013
We had an amazing wedding at the inn....loved the ability to have the entire weekend, rehearsal, ceremony and reception! Well kept, great service, beautiful and romantic!
Wedding Date: 1/1/0001
My friend just got married here! The courtyard was amazing, tons of flowers, and candles. The food was great and we had a blast dancing. I soooo want to get married here!!!
Wedding Date: 7/6/2013
My daughters wedding was held at the Morning Glory Inn. Its not your typical wedding venue. The beautiful courtyard and candlelit evening added such romance to the occasion. Our guests flowed through the garden and the Inn as one big family. (They're still talking about the wedding). The accomodations were exquisite. Dave and his staff made our daughters celebration one we will never be able to top.
Wedding Date: 6/14/2014
My husband and I got married at the Morning Glory Inn this past June! What an amazing day it was! The staff went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect, and that's exactly what it was! Everyone was SO helpful in preparing for our special day! We loved everything about it, the garden looked absolutely gorgeous! We will be back to stay at the bed and breakfast for sure!
Wedding Date: 8/10/2013
I attended my nieces wedding at this lovely b&b. It was the perfect atmosphere for an elegant, intimate, romantic wedding reception. The food from Fish Hawk Acres was far beyond delicious and the live music was entertaining and enjoyable. The candle lit courtyard is the perfect touch to complete the ambiance. It was one of the nicest weddings I have attended. We did not have the opportunity to stay the night but I toured a couple of the rooms and I will be returning for an overnight stay! The owner was accommodating and the staff was pleasant. Since it was a Sunday wedding the only downside was the music had to be off by 9pm. (which is understandable). The owner explained that it is a residential street and he is considering the neighborhood as well as respecting the noise ordinance He did let guests socialize a while longer. I would certainly recommend this establishment to others.
Nestled in historic Southside, the Morning Glory Inn has inspired weddings, engagements and parties for more than 15 years. A courtyard influenced by the South and accommodations that will delight the most discriminating guest, you’ll understand why we are rated Best Wedding year after year.
- Price Range: $$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 150
- Style: Botanic Garden/Park, Inn/B&B, Mansion/Historic Site, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011