Springwood Conference Center is located in Verona, PA about 20 minutes east of downtown Pittsburgh and Monroeville. Springwood wedding ceremony and receptions blend natural landscape, a glass atrium, and wooden pavilion into one venue. This wedding venue isan ideal location if you’re looking for a natural, classic, intimate or romantic feel to your wedding. It is also for couples who want to have their ceremony and reception in the same location.Springwood can comfortably hold 175 guests, with a maximum of 250, for your wedding ceremony, reception, or both. If you’d like to hear more about the history of Springwood Conference Center, please Click Here
Springwood Outdoor Wedding Ceremony – Garden Square
If you choose to have your wedding ceremony at Springwood Conference Center, you have the choice of outdoor or indoor ceremony venues. One of the most popular locations is the Garden Square (available April 15th – November 15th), which is closest to the reception area.
This outdoor wedding venue is surrounded by stone retaining walls and a block building which leads up to the archway, where you and your fiancé will tie the knot. It is also very just down the steps from the reception venue so following the ceremony your guests can make their way to the patio area for cocktails.
Springwood Wedding Ceremony – Villa Waterfall
The second outdoor ceremony venue is Villa Waterfalls, is equally as beautiful. This ceremony location, is on the backside of the property, near the villa, minutes away from the reception venue. The Villa Waterfalls has a much more open feel than the Garden Square. As your guests sit in the field, they’re attention will be drawn in by the 15ft. waterfall and small pond, which will be the backdrop of your ceremony.
Springwood Wedding Ceremony – Atrium
Springwoods weddings also offer an indoor wedding ceremony venue. If you’re looking to have a winter wonderland wedding, Springwood can accommodate these requests. Springwood provides indoor ceremonies between November 15th – April 14th for those cold fall or winter weddings. During these dates, Springwood provides ceremonies in the glass atrium to give you that nice intimate/romantic feel as you say I DO.
Springwood Wedding Photos & Formal Photography
When the ceremony finishes, you, your husband and families will be taking photographs at either ceremony location. Then traditionally you would get in the limo/bus to go to another venue but not here. With Springwoods’ gardens, landscape, and natural settings there are many great locations for photographs around the venue. You won’t need to drive anywhere or coordinate any alternative transportation, which saves time and money.
Cocktail Hour at Springwood
As your capturing great moment with your photographer, your guests will be making their way to cocktail hour. Springwood has a great indoor/outdoor cocktail area for those fall days that can get a little breezy. The first floor of the home is open for your guests to mingle as they enjoy some of your signature cocktails. However, on nice summer, spring, and fall days, they’ll also be able to enjoy their cocktails on the three tier patio. With speakers wired around the grounds, guests will be able to hear your cocktail music while enjoy beverages and hor d’oeuvres.
As cocktail hour begins to wind up, we’ve seen many couples be introduced down the staircase to the patio. Then they make their way to the stone landing for their first dance as their family and friends watch from above. Following your 1st dance everyone will make their way inside for dinner.
Springwood Wedding Reception
The atmosphere at a Springwood wedding reception is just as intimate as your wedding ceremony. Springwood Conference Center has a beautiful glass atrium, where you and your guests will enjoy your dinner before dancing the night away. As you gaze out at the night stars, you’ll also be able to see the beautiful chandeliers hanging, giving you some soft light and that elegant sophisticated feel. The atrium also has a balcony that couples can be introduced from if they didn’t want to come down the main staircase outside.
As the wedding reception shifts from dining to dancing, the party moves outside. A recently new feature to Springwood, the pavilion, sits next to the atrium. As the name indicates the pavilion is a tall wooden structure with chandeliers that gives you shelter as you dance into the night. This is where many times the DJ or band will be set up which allows you to enjoy a cool summer breeze as the party continues. The area is large enough to include some cocktail tables for guests to set there drinks on as well as extra entertainment such as a photo booth, character artist, or an extra bar to keep your guests happy.
Wedding Catering & Alcohol
Springwood provides all of the catering needs for the event. You’ll work with the head chef to create your menu. They also coordinate the linens and tableware so you won’t need to focus on many delivers as the wedding approaches. Springwood does provide the bartenders for the event, however doesn’t provide the alcohol. You purchase and bring the alcohol to Springwood before your wedding. This helps you save money. Just be sure to plan accordingly to what types of beers and liquors will be served at your wedding.
Springwood will also help you design and pick your floral arrangements for the ceremony and reception, with their in-house florist. During the day of the wedding, you’ll be working with your wedding coordinator to ensure that everything runs on-time and smoothly. Of course, they’ll also be there to answer questions and make sure that you get to enjoy yourself.
One of the best features, that we haven’t told you about already, is the Villa. Consider this your little home away from home. This house, located near the waterfall ceremony location. The villa is not included in the package, however, can be rented for an evening or for the weekend.
While the villa can hold smaller, more intimate weddings, it is a great location for the girls getting ready, rehearsal dinners or couples to enjoy their first night together. There is a pool along with a patio and a tent for you to entertainer guests. Either way, it make the planning a lot easier since you’re not very far away.
If you don’t rent the Villa, there is still areas for you to prepare for your wedding at Springwood. In the main home on the second floor, there is two separate areas for bride and groom’s to get ready without seeing each other.
There is also a smoker friendly area just off the patio for those friends who might enjoy an occasional cigarette.
Springwood also has free parking for all of your guests. If you reserve rooms in some of the nearby hotels, they may provide shuttles for you and your guests for no additional charge.
If you’re interested in learning more about Springwood be sure to visit their website at, spring wood, or call them at, 412.793.7453
Each couples has their priorities for their wedding that they can’t do without such as an entertainer, venue, photographer, etc. Couples always ask us is a wedding photo booth worth it. We say yes, a photo booth is definitely worth it and here are 5 reasons why.
Photo booth have come a long way since their entry into the movie theaters or food courts at the mall. Those dinosaurs where big and bulky but modern photo booths are open so that you can see the action going on behind the camera.Plus most photo booth include professional cameras as lighting so that you’re ensured to great quality photos. And who can forget about the props. It’s all about the props.
Photo booths can fit any style of wedding. From elegant to vintage or from casual to beach gatherings. Some companies offer multiple booths which can be tailored towards your wedding and theme. If you’re still unsure about if it’s worth having a photo booth at your wedding, please consider these reasons why you should.
Creating Fun & Real Memories
Your thinking, well I’m going to have a professional photographer(s) at my wedding. And yes you are. But they’re going to be focused on capturing you and your special moments. Your dress, first dance, and during you creating memories with friends and family during the reception. But nothing beats that photo taken when you and your all of your bridesmaids their silly hat and/or shades and hits the booth. They aren’t worried about looking great or striking the absolute perfect pose. The photos are always great because everyone’s true personalities shine. Some of your favorites and most talked about images will be captured right at the photo booth.
Keeping your guests entertained
You’ve hired your band or DJ to start the party. However, not everyone is going to dance at the reception or not for the entire time. Plus a photo booth is for all ages and if you’re going to have kids at your wedding, the photo booth will keep them entertained while they parents dance a quick dance or conversation with old friends. A photo booth giveyour guests another options for entertainment. It is a great activity for guests to be bouncing between the dancefloor and the bar while still keeping that energetic atmosphere.
During your wedding, you are bringing together people who might not know each other well or even at all. There are not a lot of opportunities during the reception that give families and friends the ability to talk with people they haven’t met yet. A photo booth gives guests the perfect opportunity to begin a conversation with someone they aren’t familiar with. Aunt Becky and the Maid of Honor might discover that they are alumni of the same university while waiting in line for the photo booth. A wedding is about bring two families together, should your guests begin to know each other.
Easy Personalized Wedding Favors
You’ve probably already started to think about your wedding favors or maybe you haven’t. But most couples don’t want to spend money on something that is just tossed away or placed in a drawer and forgotten about 2 weeks after the wedding.
Give your guests a personalized gift that reminds them of the great time that they have at your wedding. Even if you have a DIY photo booth you can always print out and attach a copy of the picture in your thank you notes to all of your guests. It’s a great keepsake that your guests will keep for month or years following your wedding.
Photo Booth are versatile
As we mentioned before photo booths have come a long way since they were invented. They don’t stop at taking pictures with a red curtain. You can use green screen to customize the backdrop or be transported to anywhere in the world. You could also create motion animated gifs or capture video messages from your friends and family. A lot of the booths can also connect to the internet so that you can post your images on social media almost instantly. You can include your wedding hashtag and watch the photos start rolling in on social media.
There are also ways to create a photo booth without breaking the bank. Look online for website that explain how to create a DIY photo booth as you might already have the items needed. If you’re having 2 photographers, you might be able to set up an area for a portion of the reception to take these types of photos.
These are just some of the reasons why a wedding photo booth is worth it. Regardless of how you do decide to do a photo booth, it is worth having it at your wedding reception will give your guests more entertainment options and help create unforgettable memories. If you have questions or there is any way that we can help with your decision, please call or email us.