25 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: 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: 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: 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.
Wedding Date: 9/15/2014
We just stayed at the Morning Glory Inn this past weekend for my cousin's wedding, and it was beautiful! The setting was perfect, the rooms were amazing, and the breakfasts were delicious. The setting was perfect for a casual yet classy wedding and reception. I would definitely recommend it!
Wedding Date: 6/15/2013
We had our wedding booked to be held at the morning glory inn in Pittsburgh, PA and we are ecstatic about the turnout of everything. When we first arrived at the site, we were very surprised of how a residence on the south side of Pittsburgh could resemble such beauty being filled with lovely plants, flowers and a red brick patio. It was truly a joy from the establishment to the ceremony including the catered foods, service and quality of the rooms. All of my guests were treated so nicely and I felt that I made a great decision by choosing the Morning Glory Inn B&B for our very special day!
Wedding Date: 9/13/2013
The venue itself could not be more perfect for an early-fall, intimate gathering. Dave and his staff at the Morning Glory Inn were very warm, welcoming and an integral part of our special day. Their service is unsurpassed and very much appreciated!
Wedding Date: 8/3/2013
My husband and I just had our reception at Morning Glory one month ago today. We rented out the entire place for the weekend and I'm so happy we did! It was absolute perfection!!! The staff at Morning Glory did everything they could to make our big day flawless. I had no stress whatsoever because they handled everything for us! Our family and friends have all told us that this was the best wedding they have been to. It is a beautiful, relaxed environment where people can just mingle and get to know each other as they celebrate with the bride and groom. Our pictures are stunning from there as well! It is absolutely gorgeous during the day and night! So many plants and trees...you would never know you are in the middle of Southside!! The caterer that is recommended by Morning Glory (Fishhawk Catering) was absolutely magnificent! The food was more than I would ever expect for a large party. Everyone involved took great care to pay attention to details and provided such great service! We are so happy that we were able to spend our BEST DAY EVER at Morning Glory!
Wedding Date: 7/27/2013
My husband and I were married at the Morning Glory Inn in July 2013, and the staff did a wonderful job creating a memorable day. When looking for a venue, we wanted something nontraditional and relaxed. The beauty of the inn and the luscious court yard of the Morning Glory provided exactly what we were looking for. The owner, Dave, was pleasant to work with and very helpful. When we first visited the Inn, he showed us around and gave a detailed explanation of how a wedding would unfold there. When our wedding day arrived we had little if anything to worry about; the staff made it that easy. Things went beautifully and our guest had an amazing time. Everyone seemed to love the nontraditional style, relaxed atmosphere, and the fact that there was no assigned seating. Everyone got to walk around eating and drinking as they mingled with other guest. My groom and I got to enjoy the entire day worry free as everything went so smoothly. During the course of the evening numerous guest commented on the unique location and the relaxed feel to our celebration. Though we've read some negative comments about the owners, we did not have a single negative experience. We really couldn't be happier with our choice, and we would certainly recommend the Inn to anyone interested in this style of wedding. The only disappointing moment came when it was all over and we had to leave. Thanks to the Morning Glory Inn for helping us create such memorable moments on our special day.
Wedding Date: 9/1/2012
I had my dream wedding at the Morning Glory Inn on July 6, 2013. Everything on that day was absolutely perfect. The only real thing I would have liked to have been done differently is that the staff were more communicative prior to the event happening, but thankfully, this was not an issue on the execution of the event. We had approximately 65 guests and MGI is a perfect venue for small weddings. I highly recommend using their preferred caterer Nick Jordanoff of Hazelnut Catering. His food was phenomenal. The wedding was a casual garden party-esque event. The courtyard is like the Secret Garden of the South Side. You would never know this place was tucked away on Sarah St. unless you were looking for it, but I promise you, it is a hidden gem. I found the place on The Knot and I viewed their website and thought it was beautiful, but did not want to get my hopes up until I saw it in person. I was definitely not disappointed. When I walked in I felt like I took a step back in time and immediately knew this was the place I wanted to have my wedding. You get to do the bar yourself (which saves you a lot of money), you can do the music yourself (we put all our music on an iPod and hooked up to the sound system) which was also a money saver. When you first hear the price you may think it is expensive, but really for all that you are getting, it is a bargain. They do not nickel and dime you for little details like centerpieces or linens or dishware, etc. It is one fee and that is it. You get the Inn for the whole night and breakfast the next morning. This was great for us because my husband is from North Carolina so some of our out of town guests had a night to stay for free. The ambiance and the atmosphere are incredible. I truly felt like a princess marrying my prince!
Wedding Date: 7/13/2013
My partner and I had our wedding celebration at Morning Glory Inn and it was a wonderful experience. We rented out the B & B for the entire weekend for us and our family and it worked out perfectly. It was so cozy and comfortable for us, the b&b guests and for all of our 70 wedding guests. It looked so lovely at night with all of the lights and candles lit. Dave, the innkeeper, was great and handled everything we needed. We would highly recommend it.
Wedding Date: 2/11/2013
My husband and I wanted a small, intimate wedding with our closest friends and family. The Morning Glory in was the PERFECT place for just that! The inn keeper, Dave, was so accommodating and personally made sure that our day ran smoothly. They even set up little flower placements on the tables in the court yard outside! Any one who is looking for to have an intimate wedding in Pittsburgh, check this place out!
Wedding Date: 6/19/2010
We had our rehearsal dinner at the Inn and it was perfect! All of our guest were blown away by the atmosphere of the unique beautiful hidden gem in Pittsburgh. The outdoor garden were the event was held was in full bloom with lush flowers and greenery surrounding us and ad night the place sparkled with all the twinkle lights and candles. Nancy & Dave were a pleasure to work with and make everything easy to manage (even with an out of town bride like mysef) by supplying you with a recommended vendor list. We used Yes, We Cateter as for the food and the were top notch from the service and most importatly the food. The morning Glory Inn lets you set up a relaxed event that flows easily that allows you to mingle with your uest all the while be surrounding by beauty.
Wedding Date: 8/20/2010
Our original plan was to get married in December 2010 in a small chapel in Pittsburgh and spend our wedding night at Morning Glory Inn. However, as our wedding plans began and family pressure began to mount in late July, we decided to move up our wedding date to August 2010. We literally had to plan our wedding in three weeks. Our first call was to Morning Glory Inn. Dave and Nancy took care of everything, and our wedding was perfect! They offered a wonderful turn key solution including flowers, decorations, connections to caterers, a sound system and a wonder place for our family and friends to stay. The package even included a bridal suite. I (the bride) live in Washington DC, and I didn't even see the inn until the day before. The evening turned out great, and it was exactly what we wanted-intimate and romantic. We would recommend Morning Glory Inn to anyone who is planning a wedding in Pittsburgh. We will definitely be back to celebrate our 1 year anniversary.
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