The Grand Hall

Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory

It's impossible to fully appreciate, in photos, the grandeur and imposing physical space that is Pittsburgh's Grand Hall. It really must be seen in person to be believed. Steeped in history, it's a museum, a Pittsburgh landmark, and an event facility all in one. Built in 1854 as St. Mary's German Catholic Church, it's an architectural wonder offering over 6000 square feet of awe-inspiring banquet space.

From the priceless stained glass, the rolling barrel vaults and arches, the massive supporting columns topped with gold-leafed Corinthian capitals, to the intricate, gold-plated stencil-work gracing the ceiling, it never fails to create a jaw-dropping first impression.

In a practical sense, the altar is now an elevated stage - perfect for a band, presentation, or large bridal party. There is a full-service built-in bar and room for temporary bars if the size of the event warrants. The balcony, which overlooks the entire hall, can be used as a VIP room for special events or as a private staging/VIP area for a wedding party before being announced into the room.

And very recently, the entire room was re-carpeted and a brand new dance floor was installed to give an even greater aesthetic.

We invite you to tour the facility yourself. Walk through the large double doors, take in the history, marvel at the architecture, and see how this one-of-a-kind space can host the event of your dreams.