The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh–Meadow Lands is just 30 minutes south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its straightforward design and neutral tones make it easy to accommodate any wedding theme in this large venue. With three distinctive ballrooms and outdoor gazebo for guests, the hotel offers a number of striking spots for wedding photography.
is the largest space available to guests and measures just over 5,760-square feet. This extensive venue holds up to 400 guests in standing or seated configurations on the dance floor. The removal of the dance floor increases capacity to 500 people.
is built in the same configuration as the Grand Ballroom. Its primary difference comes from its square footage. This special ballroom measures 3,542-square feet and holds up to 180 guests at any time.
Guests using the
find a sophisticated and elegant approach to wedding parties. The room's highlight is a large fireplace that especially comes in handy on those cold fall and winter nights. Maximum capacity for this space is 80 people.
What You Should Know
Groups receive special rates on their accommodations at the hotel. The couple can include the special number among their invitations, or the hotel can provide the information to guests at the time of booking. These special rates are only valid for guests of the wedding and are not valid after the event occurs.
Due to staff and hotel considerations, the venue needs a first guest count at least eight days before the function date. The hotel prepares a bill for the full event at this time. The hotel does not offer refunds if the event is cancelled or guest sizes reach lower numbers than expected.
No takeaway boxes are offered at this venue. The hotel's food license does not allow food prepared onsite to leave the premises. Guests and the couple must leave any uneaten items in the facility.
A hospitality room is offered to brides and grooms. This space features a wet bar as well as a private bath. Mirrors are also included in the room for quick touch ups.
- A wedding cake and special decorations are included in all wedding packages. Couples that do not need these services receive a credit on their bill.
- Champagne toasts are offered for the newlyweds.
- Complimentary shuttle service for all event guests
- Certified wedding planning for couples
From the Vendor
Your Big Day is Our Big Day.
Our Grand package comes complete with vendors such as wedding cake, centerpieces and more, drastically eliminating the work you need to do as a couple. Although we love our chocolate chip cookies here at the DoubleTree, we promise your wedding will be anything but cookie cutter with us!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff, Shuttle Service, Transportation
Wedding my of Dreams!Reviewed on 11/19/2015 Nicole C
From start to finish, both my husband and I along with our families and friends were more than pleased with the turn out of our wedding reception. We booked the venue nearly 2 years in advance and from the day we signed the contract we were happy. Throughout the planning there were some issues with change in personnel, but Danielle Gillespie, whom we originally booked everything with, made sure we were happy with everything. I would recommend this venue to anyone, for any kind of event. The staff was very professional and their top priority was the bride and groom.
4.6.13Reviewed on 6/26/2013 Erin T
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the DoubleTree Meadowlands on April 6, 2013. Choosing a venue was really stressful for me but I was won over early with delicious food and Caitlin, who assured me my day would be amazing. It definitely was! We opted for the Grande Occasions buffet and everyone told me the food was delicious! The bakery they work with - Krency's - made the most amazing cupcakes! Malone's flower shop (another vendor of theirs) also was easy to work with and made beautiful centerpieces. Basically, when you have your wedding at the DT Meadowlands, so much is taken care of/included in the price that you really can't beat it! I also appreciated the flexibility in choosing the ceremony space. We originally booked the outdoor gazebo, but as our wedding was in April and there aren't any stones/paths leading towards the gazebo, I was afraid of mud. We moved things into the Fireside Room and it worked out perfectly! Caitlin was really attentive the day of as well. She made sure all the little touches I had personally created were on display and our sweets table looked excellent! My only minor issues were: sometimes there was a delay in getting a response I needed; I definitely did not have a SUITE like I was supposed to have to get ready/the night of the wedding (I had a king room); and there was some confusion with guests booking rooms and being told the block was full and there weren't any more rooms in the hotel when there were. All in all it was a beautiful day and if I had to do it again I definitely would!
EXCELLENT - USE THEM!!!Reviewed on 11/14/2011 Deana S
I had our outside wedding in the Gazebo at the Doubletree and I can't get over how beautiful it, how stress free and fabulous it was! Mary Ann and Pete took care of every detail and I felt like I had another set of parents sending me down the aisle. They did everything exactly how I wanted it, the food couldn't be beat and the price REASONABLE! I can't say enough good things about this locate - USE THEM!
Love the wedding planner - not the food serviceReviewed on 11/19/2015 Kerrie K
We booked our wedding a little over a year in advance with the Double Tree. In that time the Double Tree changed wedding coordinators three separate times. I liked everyone, but it was a little confusing at times. We had our ceremony and reception there. I really enjoyed Chelsea the wedding coordinator that we ended up with. She was calm and keep things running smoothly. She was also attentive to the weather and we decided to make a last minute change to move the ceremony inside due to rain. She was very responsive and made me feel at ease with the change of plans. The venue was beautiful and I really enjoyed the bridal suite that was available to get ready in. I loved the fact that drinks, appetizers, linens, the cake, and flowers were all included in the price. I was a lot less coordination for me to handle. The food was delicious. The only thing I really didn't like was the food service. One of my guest asked a server if there were any nuts in one of the appetizers since her son had a tree nut allergy. The server said no and the son ate two pieces and later had to be rushed to the ER. I also requested that the third option be vegan and gluten free. My mother has celiac disease and cannot eat gluten. The food came out and my mother noticed that there was Orzo her food (which contains gluten). I asked one of the servers if they could serve my mother something gluten free. The server argued with me and told me that there was no gluten in the food. Eventually they did get my mother a new meal without gluten. I was just a little upset that the wait staff did not seem to consider the customer always right especially since it was my wedding day. The wait staff needs to be more careful about serving people with food allergies.
Incompetent Event Coordinator and StaffReviewed on 7/09/2013 Elizabeth M
Our event coordinator (her name is Danielle-avoid her!) did not follow our event sheet which meant the uplighting we paid for was NOT present at our reception. She did not check on us once during the duration of our reception. My husband and brother-in-law both had to track her down to correct the many errors the wait staff had during our dinner. As if things couldn't get much worse, she even had my name incorrect on the sign leading into our reception room (she gave me a completely WRONG last name!). My husband and I received excuse after excuse as to why our event sheet was not followed (the old lie of "miscommunication"). I could go on and on about the eight things that they did not do properly--trust me, I remember each one as I had to fight with them while on our honeymoon! Their "miscommunication" cost them over $600 as we fought to be reimbursed for their incompetence. They will lure you in with their package deal--stay away!
Doubletree weddingReviewed on 10/18/2012 Natalie W
I had a great wedding reception at the Doubletree Meadowlands. Mary Ann was VERRRYY hard to get a hold of most of the time. She would forget to send you things and rarely call you back. Some things offered we ended up not getting on our wedding night (like a bridal suite). We had a room next to my new in-laws...which was awkward.
Very niceReviewed on 9/09/2012 Lisa F
We arranged our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception at the Doubletree Meadowlands Pittsburgh. The food was fabulous, Caitlin was extremely helpful & always focused on the positive, and we felt pampered. We had issues with the hotel reservation system - several folks told us they could not get reservations even though we were supposed to have rooms blocked. Caitlin did her best to fix everything we were made aware of, but we ended up with people in a lot of different hotels. As a first time wedding parent, we had high hopes for the number of guests -- I would advise thinking (and contracting for) a lower number, and raising it if needed. We ended up adding a lot of extras, despite trying my best ahead of time to avoid that problem. :( I felt wasteful, but we received a lot of compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how good the food was. It really was delightful having Caitlin to provide directions and take care of so many details -- I didn't have to think, and that was the nicest benefit of all. (That didn't occur to me ahead of time, so it surprised me how pleasant it was to just follow instructions - where to be at what time, where to stand, etc.) I was able to relax and soak up the moment and enjoy every minute.
Breath Taking!!Reviewed on 9/08/2012 Tammie B
PERFECT! All I need is one word to sum up my wedding. Every minute of my ceremony to my reception was handled with perfection. We could not have asked for a more beautiful/perfect venue. Every details was covered without us having to ask. Every worry was quickly put to ease by the professionalism of Mary Ann and Pete. The minute we signed the contract to have our event at The DoubleTree, we knew everything would be wonderful. David Tutera has nothing on The DoubleTree. :) They truly put alot of blood, sweat and tears into the work they do in setting up your event. I still have the vision of the room etched into my head upon being the first person to see it that day. I was speechless. Every fine details from the beautiful set up of the cookie table to the placement of the linens on the table was covered. I truly felt like Cinderalla on my wedding day and selecting the perfect place to have our event only made it better. Mary Ann and Pete are wonderful people and I will forever be endebted to the both of them for being there on August 11, 2012. If you want to have a night to remember, select The DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Meadowlands and leave everything to Mary Ann. You will not be disappointed!!!
Unhappy with preperation leading up to the big dayReviewed on 12/27/2011 stephanie b
We just had our wedding at the Double Tree by Hilton Meadowlands, PA. The reception was great, and the staff was very nice. With that said, dealing with the Double Tree for the preperation leading up to the big day was less than desirable. In the end we were left accepting unfulfilled expectations set by Double Tree with incorrect invoices, inadequate customer service, dealing with issues that we never should have had to deal with, and an overall uneasy feeling throughout the course of planning our wedding reception. A letter was written to the general manager of the hotel and submitted to the cooperation, and I really hope measures are taken so that future couples do not have to experience what we had to endure.
LOVED our receptionReviewed on 11/23/2011 Jody C
We had such a good time at our reception! Mary Ann and Pete took care of everything so that we could just relax and enjoy ourselves. Our guests had such wonderful things say and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. I highly recommend this location!
Meet The Manager
Chelsea has been with the DoubleTree Meadow Lands for almost two years now and has multiple years of prior event experience with various other non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area. She has a love of dogs, anything Disney and making sure couples have the perfect wedding day. Her biggest tip to couples in the market for a venue: "Don't be afraid to ask questions! Many couples assume things might be standard from one hotel venue to the next or might be worried about how many questions they have. I plan weddings everyday, the typical couple does not - so ask away!"