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The First Look
Cefalo's Banquet and Event Center is situated in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, which is part of the greater Pittsburgh metro area. It offers full service wedding packages for up to 200 guests. The owners take pride in their attention to detail, and act as your event coordinator so that all you have to do is simply enjoy your wedding day, leaving the rest to them.
Cefalo's has three different wedding packages available to meet your needs, with each package having a 100 guest minimum. You can start out with a cocktail party in the club with live or recorded music and dancing. After mingling with your guests for a while, the party can move into the elegant banquet room for a delicious meal that is prepared by a chef using the finest and freshest ingredients. After dinner, everyone can move back out into the club for an evening of dancing to live music or a DJ.
Not only does Cefalo's provide all of the food and beverages, but you can have your ceremony there as well, making it possible to have your entire wedding celebration in one location. To make choosing your menu more convenient, you can make a reservation to attend one of the 7 p.m. tasting dinners that are held on Wednesday evenings.
What You Should Know
There are three different wedding packages available to choose from, as well as the option to hold your rehearsal dinner in the facility. Keep in mind that all food and drink must be provided by Cefalo's Banquet and Event Center, and that each package has a 100 guest minimum.
The main differences between the packages are the number of hors d'eouvres which will be passed during the cocktail hour and how many salad choices you will have. The largest package also includes soup options, as well as champagne at the bridal and parents tables.
As noted, each package is differentiated by its unique range of perks and menu options. There are some features which are common to all packages:
- Unlimited three-hour standard bar package (one hour reception, three hours after dinner)
- Chef passed hors d'eouvres
- Coffee and tea
- Iced tea and soft drinks
This elegant full service event center offers many amenities to make your wedding event special:
- Ceremony arch
- Floral arrangements
- Ice sculpture
- Butler passed champagne
- Premium open bar
- Shrimp cocktail display
- Between course sorbet
- Sushi bar
- Chocolate fountain
- Restroom baskets
- Bottled water to go
From the Vendor
We make "Your day, Your way!"
Our venue is unique and beautiful. Be introduced from our VIP balcony, mingle in the nightclub over cocktails, and dine in our classic banquet room. Return to the nightclub to dance the night away. With so many options available, you make it "Your Day, Your Way!"
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Historic Venue, Loft
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Perfect venue for our special dayReviewed on 11/20/2012 Cindy M
If your search has brought you to Cefalo’s Banquet and Event Center in Carnegie, PA, look no further. My wife and I were searching for a venue which would be able to accommodate our ceremony, our dinner after and our reception afterwards, all in one location. We count ourselves very lucky to have fallen upon Cefalo’s in Carnegie, very conveniently located just minutes off the Carnegie exit of I-79. We concluded that Cefalo’s was the place for us and just celebrated our wedding there on November 3, 2012. We were having something of a non-traditional ceremony and reception, and Mr. Len Cefalo (the owner) was very friendly and accommodating throughout the entire process, making our wedding planning considerably easier. First, he provided us with a wide and varied menu from which to choose, guiding us in our selection of those items which are the most popular from his menu. During the wedding ceremony, our guests commented upon the beauty of the facility itself (a former church, which makes things nice for those who desire a traditional setting, with a somewhat different flair…the seating is club style, with tables and comfortable chairs instead of church pews; all else remains with the traditional style and appeal of a church, i.e. stained glass, etc.). Once the ceremony was over, our guests couldn’t stop raving about the quality of service, friendliness of the staff and many of guests commented that the food was the best they had ever had at a wedding! (Word to the wise, the crab cakes were spectacular and many of our guests noted that the New York Strip was the best they had ever had!). Dean Cefalo, co-owner and chef, prepares the highest quality hors d’ouerves and main dishes which your guests will be raving about forever. So if you are searching for a venue site which is suitable for any occasion, whether it be a wedding, a business meeting or whatever your needs may be, look no further than Cefalo’s in Carnegie. Their staff if absolutely the most helpful I have ever experienced. Len’s consultations were outstandingly professional, and courtesies were extended to us with every avenue, down to the last detail, making it a very special day for the both of us. The setting is absolutely beautiful, with quality that will not be surpassed. Sincerely, Andrew and Cindy Mohler Pittsburgh, PA
Perfect!Reviewed on 9/04/2012 Jeanne G
My daughter and I were just thrilled with the wedding reception at Cefalo's. Len, the owner and banquet person gave us that personal touch we so wanted. All of our guests commented on the food which was fabulous and the nightclub was so different from any wedding reception I've ever been. As a wedding photographer for some years, I've seen it all and I didn't want the traditonal reception. My favorite was the balcony where the wedding party arrived to drinks and snacks and then was introduced to the crowd below. Our photographer took a photo from there and we used it for our thank you cards, a suggestion from Len. If you are looking for a hassle free, unique and beautiful venue, Cafalo's is the place to go. Thanks to Len and his patience, he took care of everything so we could relax and enjoy. My daughter called the day after the wedding and we both agreed it was perfect in every way, we are still getting compliments from friends and family.
UNIQUE AND WONDERFULReviewed on 6/06/2012 Kelly K
My wedding at Cefalo's was amazing. I knew I wanted a unique venue, and I found just what I was looking for the minute I walked into Cefalo's. The lounge is grand yet comfortable and has a great ambiance with the stained glass windows, pillars, and tall ceilings. The dining room is classic and elegant. Everyone raved about the food, too! It was delicious and the value is fantastic, unlike a lot of other places in the wedding industry that overcharge for poor quality. The Cefalo family was great in listening to our wishes and helping us to achieve our vision and we had a perfect wedding.
Len, Dean, and their entire staff will go out of their way to make your wedding a day all will remember. Our guests are still raving about the beautiful venue, delicious food, and outstanding service. We couldn't have been happier about the personalized attention for our wedding.
WOW! My husband & I had our reception at Cefalo's on June 18, 2016 & we are still hearing our guests rave about the venue! The food was AMAZING, the staff was very friendly and helpful & the venue itself is really unique & spectacular. We had about 140 guests & had no problem having enough room for everyone. Len was so easy to work with & made our day so fantastic! He was very flexible & even allowed us to keep the party going for an extra half an hour! Thank you so much to the entire staff at Cefalo's. You helped us create a perfect & memorable wedding day we'll never forget!!
My husband and I recently held our reception at Cefalo's, and it was amazing! Our guests raved about how beautiful and unique the venue is and about how delicious the food was. The venue was also perfect for our live music. We knew from the start that we were in good hands with Len Cefalo - he helped us to focus on the decisions we needed to make and he made great suggestions when we were uncertain. Len was also very gracious to our guests that night, and the staff was professional and friendly. The event was so well-organized that not one problem arose that night. We were able to just enjoy ourselves and have fun with our friends and family without worry.
Perfect!Reviewed on 8/03/2014 Carol V
We held our wedding reception at Cefalo's on May 3, 2014 and we couldn't have been happier! It was the perfect day that we had planned for and hoped for! The owner, Len, was wonderful and patient with us throughout the planning process and on our wedding day the team executed perfectly! The venue is unique, and beautiful which is exactly what we wanted. We loved that our guests weren't sitting at the same table, in the same room all night long. We've since received many, many compliments about the food, the service and the overall venue. I would absolutely recommend Cefalo's for your wedding reception! Thank you Len and the whole staff!
A special nightReviewed on 10/30/2013 Courtney C
Thank you, Cefalo's, for a fabulous rehearsal dinner. The room was arranged perfectly, they set up a screen and projector for a slideshow, the food was FANTASTIC (the crab cakes were amazing), and made sure that everyone was well taken care of. On such an emotional and exciting night, it was so nice to not have to worry about anything else and to be able to enjoy the moment.
PERFECT!Reviewed on 11/27/2011 Nicole K
Len and the Cefalo's crew truly made our wedding day the "fairytale" that we always imagined. The food was perfect, the service was amazing, and the ambiance of the venue is just wondeful. So many of our guests have told us that they have never had so much fun at a wedding! Although we're a little biased, neither have we!
cefalo's weddingReviewed on 10/29/2011 jessica d
Beautiful facilities, delicious food, extremely personable and helpful staff. Owner helped us with every step and aspect of our wedding day!