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Covered Outdoors Space
Indoor Event Space
Outdoor Event Space
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Up to 150
Garden, Historic Venue, Hotel, Park, Tented
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Destination Weddings, Planning, Service Staff
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Morning Glory Inn Reviews
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Reviewed On 6/21/2021 by Susan W
Bride’s beware! Do not book this venue unless you want your day ruined by Dave the owner. It’s his way or nothing, completely unprofessional & disorganized. He raised the negotiated price for our wedding by 3,000 then couldn’t provide a cont...
ract even though we were there to book & sign the contract nor could answer any questions we had pertaining to the contract. He then stated if you don’t book it’s going to be double cause COVID is over! Dave told us he was losing his patience w us because we were only trying to get clarification of what we were getting for the contract. Obviously we ran from there booked another venue who is amazing. The outside courtyard is pretty but was looking run down the last time we visited. The pavement is uneven & dangerous especially for woman wearing heels or the elderly. I’m so glad I read others reviews before we went but thought we could work w Dave but we didn’t want our day being ruined by him.
Reviewed On 6/01/2021 by Stormy H
**Please read all reviews thoroughly** While I hate leaving a negative review, it must be said that this venue has seen better days.
As a member of the wedding party we experienced difficulty with the owner. He was unaccommodating, curt, and ...
very rude. Would not accept small changes that were asked of by the bride. Did not do a good job of keeping the property clean of garbage or snow and ice removal. Hovered the entire night (not in a good way) making guests very uncomfortable. And kicked everyone out extremely early.
The day-of coordinator, Melinda, was a gem. I actually did not expect her to be there (the owner did not mention her once) but she made a world of difference after she showed up and I don't think the wedding would have happened without her. She cleaned up for us, asked the bride what she wanted, and directed us all.
Food was excellent! The caterer did an amazing job! He was also very helpful & knew the venue well enough that if I had a question he was able to direct me.
The parking situation is very confusing and if you have guests that need assistance I would not recommend it here as the parking is blocks away, the side walk on this part of town is treacherous, and there is not much seating available at this venue. It is mostly standing only.
At night, it does light up quite beautifully and as a guest I'm sure there was enough alcohol flowing that no one quite minded (or knew) the events that unfolded throughout the day. Although it was freezing and I don't know why this venue says it can accommodate a winter wedding. IT CAN NOT. There were a few fire pits and a few heaters going but please do not get married here in the winter. You will freeze and your guests will be uncomfortable. Not to mention go home smelling like a bon fire.
Overall it was obviously a beautiful day watching my two favorite people get married, but sadly I was uncomfortable with the accommodations and very anxious about how everything was going to play out. As the maid of honor that can be expected, but I also would have liked to relax and have fun instead of worrying what needed to be done the entire day/night (when that should have been handled).
I wish the best for this place and I hope it can turn itself around bc it is a beautiful historic home & garden.
PS- as of today the bride still has not heard back from the Owner, Dave, after contacting him several times after her wedding on 2.21.2021.
Reviewed On 3/24/2021 by Abby B
DO NOT go near this place!! My best friend got married here a month ago and I was a part of the bridal party. Dave, the owner, did not show up to the bride and his first meeting . Literally as soon as we walked in the door Dave made us feel unw...
elcome and as If we were a burden to him. The place had an awful smell the day of the wedding which was not there she we toured it. We were told we weren’t allowed to use some of the rooms that The bride was supposed to be allowed to get dressed in. She was told they could accommodate a winter wedding. Well that is NOT true!! There was snow mounds and thick sheets of ice everywhere. During the ceremony one of the bridesmaids had a huge icicle fall on her. The brides father fell TWICE by the bar where there was huge sheets of ice. We were told there would be heaters outside to keep the guests warm so that way we wouldn’t have to cram inside. There were maybe 4 heaters for over 100 people. The bride was freezing and decided she and the groom wanted to leave by themselves while their guests enjoy the rest of the night. That did not happen. As soon as the bride left Dave started kicking people out immediately!!! We had almost 2 hours left!! That SHE paid for! I was in the bridal suite packing my stuff with a couple other bridesmaids and Dave came up and stood in in the doorway watching us to try and rush us. It was more than uncomfortable and he was beyond rude!! He was even rude to the guests . I could keep going on about this place but I don’t think there’s enough characters. This man should not be allowed to be responsible for someone’s special day. He does not care AT ALL. Save your money and make happier memories somewhere else. This guys a crook.
Reviewed On 3/24/2021 by Jamie P
If I could give this venue no stars I would! My brother got married here in February. They were told they could accommodate a winter wedding and that was a lie. It was freezing and no one could even dance because it was so cold. We all stayed ...
in the back room. Dave was a nightmare to deal with. I’ve never met an owner of a place that was so rude not only to the wedding party but the guests as well! He was so rude about any and everything we requested. There were piles of snow and patches of ice everywhere. I was a bridesmaid and had an icicle fall in my head during the ceremony. The brides dad fell in front of the bar area that was a sheet of ice. I would steer clear of this place! I wouldn’t want another bride to go through what my sister in law had to on her special day.
Reviewed On 3/24/2021 by Ashley H
Dave is an absolute nightmare. Our contract states “covered/heated” NOTHING WAS COVERED NOTHING WAS HEATED. I asked for an Icicle to be removed before the ceremony started. Dave refused to move it and it ended up falling on one of my bridesmaid...
s. There was snow and ice EVERYWHERE. He blamed people being drunk for falling when it was clear that people fell bc there was ICE ON THE GROUND. He brought a shovel out DURING THE RECEPTION because guests yelled at him for not already having it done. When the bridesmaids first arrived there was an awful smell that apparently Dave had no idea of. It was not until I said something that the lady working there found where the stench was coming from. The groom and I left an hour early. Dave kicked out all the guests as soon as we left WHICH WAS NOT WHAT WAS PAID FOR. I emailed him a few days after the wedding asking for money back. I never got a response. I called today and DAVE HUNG UP ON ME AND THEN BLOCKED MY NUMBER FROM FURTHER CALLS. It makes sense why he doesn’t want to make things right considering the building is up for Sheriffs Sale. I 100/100 DO NOT RECOMMEND this place for what is suppose to be the best day of your life. He is a complete asshole.
Reviewed On 2/23/2021 by Katie B
Absolute worst experience of my life. Horrific business practices, I learned a little too late that this venue owner has a wrap sheet in the courts for all degrees of financial charges. He does not provide you a contract until AFTER you give hi...
m a deposit and he says your contract is your “receipt”. He saved our debit card number and took a second payment without consent. We never signed a contract and informed him 6 months prior to our July 2021 wedding date that we were no longer interested in pursuing hosting our reception at his venue and he refused to give our money back. We’re now adding to his wrap sheet and suing him like several others have done in the recent past. He wanted us to sign a contract for a wedding of 60 guests while he’s not even legally permitted to have 60 guests in his venue right now because of COVID occupancy restrictions in the county. It’s a mess.....STEER CLEAR
Reviewed On 1/07/2021 by Brittani B
My fiancé and I were both SO excited to look at this venue but when we got there, we were extremely let down. Immediately the owner was very unprofessional upon finding out we were a same sex couple and could not get our names right and kept mi...
xing us up. Despite having multiple signs up about increased safety precautions for covid, the owner, Dave never put a mask on during the entire meeting. Even though we were very clear we wanted to book long after we needed to worry about our wedding being a super spreader event, he boasted about getting around restrictions with how many weddings they were still able to do that had guest capacity well over legal guidelines and kept trying to pressure us into booking a date in only the next few months rather than almost 2 years from now as originally planned. He also seemed incredibly floored and uncomfortable with us being a same-sex couple and kept saying things like “I’d have no idea how you two would do it” and “*normally* we do this” and “well there’s no groom of course in your case”. It made us both feel very ostracized and uncomfortable, and I was hesitant to even ask if he had ever done a wedding for a same sex couple before. That in combination with the lack of structure to the wedding, the almost complete lack of seating available for dinner, and the getting-ready space being attached to someone’s room made it extremely uninviting. Girls, gays, and theys, don’t bother touring this venue, I would never recommend for a queer couple. And don’t even get me started on the racist statues in the library...
Reviewed On 11/10/2020 by Kathryn V
Reviewed On 11/04/2020 by Chelsey K
Perfect venue! Everything turned out breathtaking. Malinda was a joy to work with and she helped with all the fine details.
Reviewed On 10/28/2020 by Holly B
We had the perfect wedding at Morning Glory Inn! The venue is stunning - both inside and outside. We unknowingly started to plan our wedding when COVID was in the works, at the start of 2020. Luckily, we wanted an intimate wedding to begin w...
ith, so we only planned for a 40 person wedding. We did have to reschedule once due to limitations on groups at the time, which the Morning Glory worked with us to do without much difficulty. Aside from the mask wearing, you wouldn't have felt anything different from any other wedding! We had multiple compliments on how lovely the venue was from our guests and many people said it was the best wedding they've ever attended. The outdoor patio, where the wedding primarily took place, is so enchanting with tons of greenery and candle lighting - you totally forget you're right in the city . We also had the entire Inn for use, so guests were able to enjoy the inside if they wanted. It provides the perfect setting for guests to dance and party, as well as to get away from everyone and have an intimate conversation, if they wish. The venue handles a lot of the details of the day which is nice. Dave, the owner, is definitely a little odd. He isn't a very good communicator and there were some details we were unsure of until the day of the wedding. Luckily, despite this, everything worked out perfectly. He also looked a little suspicious during the entire duration of the event, like we were getting too crazy or like someone was going to break something, even though it was only 40 people. Malinda, the coordinator, on the other hand, helped make us feel more comfortable with the details and really made the day run smoothly. She was extremely accommodating and kind to all of our guests. Overall, I would choose this venue again and again. I can't imagine having our wedding anywhere else.
Reviewed On 10/26/2020 by Kayli T
They were able to provide a service during the pandemic and make it a dream day.
Reviewed On 10/23/2020 by Laura G
Southside's best kept secret! Never attended a wedding there before. It was a lovely setting. Excellent food and the wedding planner was soo helpful!
~Mother of the Groom!
Reviewed On 10/23/2020 by Jackie D
Be weary of the headache you’re getting into with the owner Dave.
From our initial dealings with him, we saw bad reviews about his rudeness, disorganization and not sticking to his contracts. Due to COVID, Dave fired his coordinator and all dea...
lings went through him.
Dave was agreeable in moving our wedding date when COVID hit, but that's where his agreeableness ends. He regularly shared that he felt COVID was not a concern and it will go away. This was disconcerting to hear as people who take COVID seriously and wanted to keep our guests safe. During the wedding, there was only one hand sanitizer station and it was inside by the food. When he turned the water fountain on during the wedding, it smelled so bad that many of our guests commented on it. In addition, the bridal suite is used by guests during the wedding (including the bathroom), and when Dave “flipped the room” for us to sleep in, he did not clean it at all. I was uncomfortable even going to the bathroom as it was used by our guests during the wedding. The tub was filthy and the room reeked of mold. The bride was so upset at the end of the night that this was our wedding night room. She could hardly sleep with the smell and filth. We also had guests in the inn share that their bathroom light was out and wallpaper was peeling.
Dave was not polite to us, our families or our wedding parties. The day of, when the bride arrived, he was in a bad mood because we were 15 minutes late. He rushed us into doing the run-through (even though we still had 2.5 hours until the wedding started). He snapped at a bridesmaid who asked simple questions – in front of everyone. He also fought back with the bride on the way the show would run… he wanted everything done his way. We ended up having a coordinator during the day – it was only her second MGI wedding. Dave didn’t help a bridesmaid setup a checkin table, so none of our precautionary measures were used (we had a self temp check and wristbands to indicate comfort level). All of the effort we put into COVID safety was for naught. He was also rude to our parents when they asked questions. Finally, he hovered the entire night, watching over the wedding like he was a chaperone at a school dance. He ended up driving off in his expensive SUV, leaving no one at the venue to assist at the end of the wedding.
Dave did not do the math and paperwork appropriately for his offer. Because of his errors, Dave shared said he would pay for the bar. This includes beverages and the bartender. During reception dances, Dave asked the Groom to pay the bartender.
Before COVID we planned for food with 80 guests with Fishhawk Acres, who regularly works with MGI. When COVID-19 hit, we cut the guest list in half, thus reducing food cost by $2400 (Fishhawk operates on a per-guest cost-basis). Dave required payment in full from us very early on, which included his payment to Fishhawk. He fought with us to give us money back saying he already paid Fishhawk in full. When we reached out to Fishhawk, they expressed that he hadn’t paid in full yet for our wedding. He was trying to pocket the difference in catering fees. He agreed to give us $1000 back when we called him out and we accepted because we didn’t think we’d get any better out of him. Two months out from the wedding and we still haven’t received a dime.
This is all just a start on how unhappy we were with the MGI experience.
Reviewed On 10/22/2020 by Lizbeth H
Very family oriented.. Melinda is very lovely n super helpful!! Her breakfasts were amazing .. thank you for everything ... the Inn is beautiful!!
Reviewed On 11/01/2019 by Adam R
This venue was what my Sister chose for her wedding and I cannot say enough good things about it. From the incredibly friendly and helpful staff, the beautiful rooms and the intimate courtyard setting it made for one of the best weddings that...
I have been a part of.
Reviewed On 10/29/2019 by Joshua L
What an amazing venue! We got married there 3rd weekend in October. We would not have changed a thing. The food from chef dale and joy was amazing. The staff was great to work with. Chelsey was so amazing helping us with every little detai...
l and answering all our questions. I can’t say enough about everyone we worked with (dale, Chelsey, joy, Brittany, Emily). If you want a unique place that takes care of tough decisions and planning this is your place. It was some memorable and our guests are so complimentary about the wedding. We look forward to staying there in the future.
Reviewed On 10/25/2019 by Joyene M
The Morning Glory Inn was everything I imagined my son's wedding to be. The lighted courtyard was beautiful. The staff was accommodating in every way. Chelsea coordinated every detail from the start. It was a stress free day for all. Thanks ag...
ain to Dave and his staff for a memorable day.
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Adam M
This is the PERFECT venue to hold any smaller scale/more intimate event... especially a wedding. It's such a beautiful, storybook-like place that is so we'll run and beautifully decorated that all you need to do is insert bride and groom here!...
I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone looking for a stress-free, memorable wedding and reception. 10 stars! 😉
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Samantha R
Morning Glory Inn was the most amazing venue!! We got so many compliments on how beautiful it was and how well the flow of the day went. It was truly perfect and magical. We had the Inn for the whole weekend, and truly, everyone was spectacular...
. Joy's food was so delicious, and the coordinators are all incredibly nice and helpful. Chelsey was so amazing and answered all of our questions no matter how many times we asked. Brittany and Emily were so kind and helpful too, and we truly appreciated all of their hard work to make our day as special as possible. If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't change a single thing. At the end of the night, my husband and I sat in the courtyard by ourselves just enjoying the beautiful night. We didn't want the night to end and tried to soak it all in for as long as we could. Absolutely 100% the most perfect and gorgeous venue. Thank you all again SO MUCH for everything. <3 <3
Reviewed On 10/24/2019 by Linda L
What a wonderful and unique venue for a wedding! The court yard was perfect for the ceremony ...providing an intimate atmosphere for family and guests. The staff was awesome...accommodating our every request. The food / catering during our stay...
over the entire weekend was outstanding...We will definitely be recommending this venue to family and friends.
Reviewed On 10/23/2019 by Paula N
MGI was the best place for us. My husband and I are very busy and the fact that MGI takes care of everything and advises every step of the way was the best thing ever. We did not have a big wedding but still wanted something very special and e...
legant! Success! exactly what we received. The food was beyond exquisite and delicious. We chose not to have a "wedding" cake but a ceremony cake, which was out of this world amazing!!
The fact the our families could also stay in one place and we did not have to drive anywhere else was a huge bonus. The entire staff , caterer and caterer's staff were so kind sweet and Fun!! We loved them all. Our bartender was also outstanding. We had the wedding of our dreams and BTW, this was neither of our 1st marriages so we knew exactly what we wanted and did not Want! MGI had no problems with our wishes.
We felt like this was a destination wedding, like we were down south somewhere and not just the Southside of Pittsburgh. If I could do this every year for anniversaries I definitely would.
Reviewed On 10/21/2019 by Cheryl R
If you are looking for a truly magical, outside the box, beautiful setting for your once in a lifetime wedding look no further than Morning Glory Inn. Our daughters wedding was this past weekend at the Morning Glory Inn and magical doesn't eve...
n begin to describe it. The setting is beautiful and welcoming. Planning the day was so easy with the wonderful team of Brittany, Emily, Joy and Chelsey. Chelsey is the most amazing coordinator you could ever hope to have. We had the rehearsal dinner there as well as stayed at the Inn and Joy made the most amazing food you could ask for. Catering by Fish Hawk Acres and Chef Dale will leave you speechless the food is that fantastic.
They wanted something that wasn't mainstream and if you do too, this is the place to go. Atmosphere, ambiance, wonderful staff, absolutely beautiful and overflowing with charm make this a five star choice every day of the week.
Reviewed On 8/05/2019 by Samantha R
My best friend got married here in July and I was so wildly excited to be a part of it. The morning glory inn was beautiful and they day flowed so smoothly. Even with the extreme heat the courtyard was so much cooler than the outside sun and th...
e staff had the AC blasting inside. The food was fabulous, the bar set up was super cute, the DJ was poppin and the staff was wonderful. Coming from Michigan I was staying in a room upstairs in the most comfortable bed and felt right at home. Literally the best wedding I have been a part of as well as ever been too!
Reviewed On 5/28/2019 by Cassia P
Our wedding day was perfect, but that’s only because of the staff at the Inn. Emily, Chelsey, and Joy are all amazing. They were amazing to work with the entire time. Had it not been for them, my then-fiancée and I probably would have forfeited...
our deposit and eloped or found an alternate venue due to problems working with the owner, Dave.
Dave is incredibly difficult to deal with. From the first time I called him, I was extremely clear about our budget and told him I only wanted to come to see the venue if our budget was doable. He assured me it was. When we went to visit the venue, I reiterated our budget and he again said that it was doable. When we went to negotiate the contract with Dave, he acted like our budget was a surprise and was not possible. He ended up working with us on price (it seemed). When we signed the contract, he explained that our total cost (aka our budget) included an amount we owed to Morning Glory Inn, plus an estimate for what we would pay for food and alcohol costs based on our estimated head count. It turns out the amount he estimated for food and alcohol was not even close to be enough for just food for our guests. Dave's estimate was off by 40%. The Inn's preferred caterer, Fish Hawk Acres, is also wonderful and worked with us to select a cheaper menu, but we were still thousands of dollars over budget before spending a cent on alcohol. Because the Inn works pretty much exclusively with a preferred caterer (and because Dave knew our number of guests), there is no way he could have reasonably believed that the estimate he gave us was accurate.
The woefully incorrect estimate was not the only time that I thought Dave with misleading. Many of the things he told us when we visited are the exact opposite of what his contract says. When I pointed that out, he was extremely defensive. We received emails saying our payments were late when they were not. Our guests paid for their hotel rooms. When we received our final invoice, it showed a deduction for the cost of the hotel rooms, but that amount was not actually subtracted from the balance due. I would not be surprised if he thought we just would not notice and would pay it all.
The Morning Glory Inn markets itself as a turnkey, stress-free wedding planning experience. That could not have been further from my experience given the above. If we were to do it all over again, and Dave was our only option for conducting our business, we would find a different venue. That said, it is a very unique venue and we had the exact wedding day we wanted. My advice to you if you are looking to get married here is to deal exclusively with the staff from day one and ask not to deal with Dave. Emily, Chelsea, and Joy are honest, wonderful, responsive, hardworking, and helped to deliver the day we wanted and paid for.
Reviewed On 12/10/2018 by Leah Z
The Morning Glory Inn could not have been a more perfect place to have our wedding! It was everything we knew we wanted and didn't know that we needed rolled up into one. It's easy to see from just a few photographs - but the venue is absolutel...
y gorgeous. The courtyard is so beautiful (during the day and lit up at night!), and the inn itself has so much character. One of our favorite things about it was the flowing style of the wedding and reception. I support every couple's decision in having their day - but trust me when I say the folks at the Morning Glory Inn have the formula for the perfect wedding figured out! Our guests (there were about 90) loved that they could relax, snack, drink and mingle before the ceremony even started - and we felt that energy during our ceremony which was awesome! Having our friends and family literally surround us as we said "I Do" under the beautiful arch in the courtyard was amazing. From there, everything was on our time, which had us both feeling so relaxed and able to fully enjoy every moment of the day. Our coordinator, Chelsey, told us the order things would happen and we just had to let her know when we were ready to move onto the next thing. While I admit I'm very "Type A" and love schedules, it was amazing to have this kind of flexibility and let the day flow naturally. Speaking of Chelsey - she is AWESOME! She was so incredibly quick to respond, relaxed yet organized and always had the answers to what we needed. We can't say enough wonderful things about her and are so thankful she was with us every step of the way! The entire Morning Glory Inn staff is also incredible, it should be noted. I can honestly say wedding planning was so much less stressful than I thought and I know that is only because we chose the Morning Glory Inn over any other venue! Back to the wedding day, the reception was a blast! There's room for dancing (which there was a lot of at our wedding!) but also places for people to gather in the courtyard and in the Inn. Everyone was able to enjoy the night in their own way and feel comfortable, which was so important to us. We got married on a chilly October night - but brides and grooms do not let that worry you! Their outdoor heating system they have in place kept things comfortable and in fact I think added to the ambiance of the night. It was also so unique to have some guests stay with us at the Inn - and breakfast the next morning was wonderful as well! If you are looking for a unique, beautiful wedding and reception venue that puts not only you, but your guests first - look no further than the Morning Glory Inn! I would choose it 100 times over if I had to do it all again.
Reviewed On 8/17/2018 by Sara D
I would like to extend my deepest appreciation to the entire staff at the Morning Glory Inn. I did not even want a wedding reception from the time I got engaged. The whole thought of planning it really overwhelmed me. I would've never forgiven ...
myself if I hadnt had the chance to experience this amazing place on the best night of my life. Everything was perfect. My family dropped off all of our decorations a few days prior to the reception and everything was perfectly placed on our big day. The food provided by FishHawk Acres was absolutely amazing. Not only was it the best wedding food I have ever had, it was probably some of the best food I have ever had in general. The next morning my family took home all of the leftovers that were perfectly packaged to take home and enjoy the rest of the week! Emily is one of the nicest and most easy to work with people I have ever met. I am so thankful that she was the person who helped me with this very important day. She is nothing short of amazing. I would 10/10 highly recommend this beautiful venue to anyone who wants to have a stress free, memorable, fun, and beautiful night that they will never forget. Having our reception at Morning Glory Inn was truly one of the best decisions we have ever made! Thank you!!
Reviewed On 8/16/2018 by Stephen F
Just had my wedding back in early August and I have to say what a beautiful setting! My wife and I were extremely pleased with the staff, service, and venue.
Everyone on staff was a joy to work with and made the planning process seamless. ...
There were times where I felt that so much needed to be done, but Emily on staff assured everything would go as planned, AND IT DID!
I recommend using Fish Hawk Acres as well for catering if you do choose to have wedding there. Dale and his staff were great to work with and the food was the best wedding food I have ever had. He built the food selection around my and my wifes upbringing (southern comfort, Italian, and of course a Pittsburgh themed table).
The guests were blown away by the venue and ambiance. Still receive texts and emails on how beautiful everything was.
I would recommend Morning Glory Inn to absolutely anyone!
Reviewed On 7/18/2018 by Lauren W
The morning glory inn did an amazing job for my brother's wedding! Everything was wonderful from the atmosphere, to the food, to the stay at the inn.
Reviewed On 7/14/2018 by Nicole P
The Morning Glory Inn was the perfect place for our special day. The venue took care of most of the wedding planning which made my job easier. It was a beautiful venue for all our wedding pictures. Also, all the staff, especially Brittany, were...
extremely helpful and very good at keeping in touch
Reviewed On 7/12/2018 by Elizabeth L
The gardens were beautiful, such a great setting for wedding pictures. My daughter and her guests were thrilled with the selection and quality of the food from the vendor.
The morning after breakfast was also very good.
As for the Inn itself,...
the room we had was spacious and comfortable with added amenities.
The only thing I can say that was a negative was the uneven brick walkway.
All in all an exceptional experience!!
Reviewed On 7/10/2018 by Joy M
My daughter was married at the Morning Glory Inn and the day was perfect. It was a small intimate wedding with family only and we all had the best time. Dave was very kind and professional and Brittany handled every detail from the time my dau...
ghter arrived. The garden was beautiful with all the candlelight and twinkle lights. It was a very relaxed and wonderful day. I would recommend the Morning Glory Inn as the best wedding venue ever.
Reviewed On 7/06/2018 by knottie5db2bf8bbdf41a0f
Morning Glory Inn was a wonderful venue for my sisters wedding...from the first call I made to inquire about the venue up until the very end, every member of the staff was a delight. Dave was kind and accommodating. Brittany was invaluable. She...
was so patient and completely in the know at all times. Joy was helpful from sun up to sun down.
The venue itself was beautiful and came together better than I could have imagined. Morning Glory Inn is a true hidden gem. The indoor and outdoor area make you feel like you walked into another time, a beautiful secret escape.
I would most definitely recommend to anyone whose looking for a something a bit less traditional without sacrificing a romantic, warm ,aesthetic.
Thank you *everyone* from MGI for helping to make my sisters wedding a most cherished day.
Reviewed On 7/06/2018 by Mary C
Magical. The best word to describe Morning Glory Inn. It was the absolute most perfect wedding venue for my husband and I. And we knew it immediately, from the first moment we walked in the door. First, the aesthetic. The beautiful candlel...
it garden courtyard set the vibe for the entire day. Fresh flowers, brick pavers, twinkle lights, and waterfall features outside.
Combined with comfortable, charming, antique style decor inside. Second, the staff. Every aspect, every single detail, was handled with knowledge, professionalism, and most importantly, genuine care. Brittany and Chelsea will always hold a place in our hearts. They were there every step of the way, answering questions, providing guidance, and sharing honest opinions when asked. Their support was admirable. The day ran smoothly because of their hard work and their authenticity. Our guests raved all night, and one month later, they still do. We will be forever grateful for Morning Glory Inn for making our wedding day, unique, special, and so very memorable.
Reviewed On 6/11/2018 by Courtney M
I remember reading reviews for Morning Glory Inn and being hesitant to tour the venue because of some negative comments about the owner being pushy. After visiting the inn and falling in love with the venue, we booked MGI almost immediately. He...
re’s what I’ve learned after having our wedding at the inn: the staff knows how to throw an elegant event and sincerely want you to have a stress-free experience. If you’re polite and chill, they will be, too! Keywords for ensuring a great MGI experience are: mutual respect, flexibility, and an open mind.
Things we loved about MGI:
The inn is absolutely charming.
The arbor was in bloom, the fountains were flowing, and the treetops covered us from the sunlight. There was also a retractable roof that could jut out over the terrace if it did happen to rain. Flowers for the cafe tables were included in the venue price, so we saved money on flowers down the road—we just specified what color flower we wanted and what type we most prefered and they delivered! We had the most beautiful white garden roses.The cake was presented on a high top cafe table situated in the middle of the terrace so that everyone could enjoy the cake cutting moment.
My husband and I got to sit up on the balcony and privately taste all of our food. It was fun to see the guests below and have some special time alone. They’re used to cookie tables, so bring on your Pittsburgh tradition A-game. Their recommended chef (Dale Hawkins of Fish Hawk Acres in WV) was incredible. We crafted our own menu and the Fish Hawk Acres staff worked with us to stay within our budget.
Things you should know:
The arbor that you get married under is a labor of love. They’ve been working for years to help it bloom, so they’d prefer to avoid adding floral arrangements to it (and honestly, it’s so beautiful that you won’t need that anyway). The Bose sound system is great for dancing and the sound travels well. If you want a booming DJ and flashing lights, this probably isn’t the venue for you. A MGI wedding is pretty untraditional. There’s no receiving line—instead there’s a champagne toast followed by speeches. The reception is flowing, allowing your guests to mingle and travel to all the food stations. Also, all serveware has to be plastic—from plates to forks. It would be a nightmare to have broken glass stuck in the terrace rocks! Just go with it. Your guests won’t mind. If you go into your conversations with Dave with kindness and respect, you shouldn’t have a problem. He wants to be treated well, too. Makes sense!
Go check it out—you’re going to love it. We can’t wait to go back for an anniversary getaway in our hometown.
Reviewed On 5/08/2018 by Brittany M
First of all, we had an amazing time at our wedding last weekend and we couldn’t have asked for a better day! The wedding planning staff, Emily and Brittany, were helpful from the get go and you could text with any concerns. We had 2 hours of ...
live acoustic entertainment from Amanda Noah and she was fabulous!! For dinner, we chose to go with Dale from Fish Hawk Acres. He does a farm to table selection and it was phenomal! When the wedding was over, our guests kept approaching us and complement us on an amazing time. Everyone loved the food, the music and the mingling concert of the no. Traditional wedding. But why 3 stars? Simply put, the owner Dave. At the beginning, Dave was helpful but his tune simply changed. He was rude to my guests over the phone as they attempted to book the rooms and he ever double booked a room due to his lack of organization. While at the wedding, he was rude to guests and did not treat some of my family with respect. I overheard a guest say to him “this is such a beautiful venue” and he responded “what did you expect”. When attempting to get guests moved for the ceremony, he was short and rude and several guests commented on his behavior. Towards the even of the evening, my father (who just shelled out a small fortune for the day) confronted him about his attitude but it did not seem to phase him. Again, couldn’t have asked for a better or more beautiful day but I’m hesitant to recommend the venue based on his rudeness and behavior.
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Rosemary P
Thank you, Morning Glory Inn for an incredible time! Your decor fit so perfectly with the spirit & energy of my two close friends being wed, and the roominess and laid back, yet detailed nature of your staff made for such an intimate environmen...
Reviewed On 10/06/2017 by a member
Love the venue and love the people. Dave is funny but he's great to deal with and really tries to make it the least stressful wedding planning. I have Chelsey as my day of coordinator and she's been amazing thus far! I'm big on communication an...
d it's been a breeze communicating with Morning Glory especially Chelsey. Can't wait for the wedding to occur, it's going to be wonderful. PS it's worth every penny
Reviewed On 9/25/2017 by Jean N
We attended a wonderful wedding at Morning Glory Inn! The guests really enjoyed the different venue as it was like a big cocktail party with everyone mingling all night long. Hats off to the chef who created amazing farm-to-table selections f...
or the guests and had them scattered throughout the venue at food stations. We arrived earlier in the week and were well taken care of by Dave and Joy!
Reviewed On 7/23/2017 by Barbara S
Amazing venue! The ladies are so helpful and so sweet!! Could not have been more happy with how everything turned out!! Very detailed and thorough!!
Reviewed On 7/23/2017 by Aliya K
Such a pretty and cute place! It would be a 5/5 but the owner was less than polite.
Reviewed On 7/17/2017 by Kollie G
I don't know where I could even begin to express how beautiful and wonderful my wedding at MGI was. Brittany made every single second of the process fun, easy, and AMAZING! Our guests loved the venue, and it provided the casual, yet classy feel...
that was so important to my husband and I. We were able to rent out the venue for the entire wedding weekend. The hospitality shown to us by Brittany, Chelsea, and Joy was wonderful. Our food from Fish Hawk Acres was delicious and Dale, and his assistant Debbie, were so easy and fun to work with. Dave, the owner, was our first point of contact with MGI and helped us book our wedding date. During the wedding weekend, Dave was very helpful and friendly 99% of the time. We had two experiences, involving Dave, that affected the overall experience: 1) he was less than welcoming to my mother bringing her flower arrangements to the venue which was upsetting to her, and me, the morning of the wedding and 2) he brought a couple to tour through the inn as my bridesmaids and I got ready. While I would never care that a couple was there for a tour, we were not told about it, nor acknowledge (not even a "hello" or " excuse us") as the couple and Dave walked right through the room (and through the girls) where we were all getting ready.
All of that aside, our experience was absolutely fabulous, the experience included SO MUCH and we cannot imagine a better place to become husband and wife. I have said it before, but I must say it again, our coordinator Brittany knocked everything out of the park and I am certain she is a large part of the reason that our wedding was so special and why we loved our venue so much. The entire bridal party loved her and felt they could go to her with any concern or question throughout the entire weekend. I highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a unique experience for a smaller number of guests. We had 82 guests and it was perfect.
Reviewed On 7/07/2017 by Laura F
We had our daughters wedding in June 2017 and was very impressed with everything at the Morning Glory. Brittany and Emily are so professional and put up with my OCD tendencies. Our daughter was able to put her vision into the decorations and ...
the place was beautiful This is not your cookie cutter venue hall or barn - your guests will be impressed with the quant feeling, the food - USE FISH HAWK CATERING, and the entire evening. Thank you Brittany and Emily!
Reviewed On 6/21/2017 by Marlena Z
MGI was everything that we wanted for our wedding ceremony and reception. The moment we saw the photo online of the courtyard/Garden at night and all the lights were on, we said that this is our venue. I love everything about the venue, from t...
he decor to the flowers. The Staff was exceptional. I spoke to Emily mainly in the beginning when planning everything and she did such a great job at answering all of my questions and concerns. Brittany helped me with the final questions and final details and did an absolute fantastic job on the day of our wedding. Brittany and Chelsea made sure everything was perfect and checked up on my bridesmaids, groomsmen, Parents and made everyone feel so comfortable. We picked Fish Hawk Acres for our catering. Dale and his staff did such a fantastic job on the food, our guest were talking about it for weeks after the wedding. All of our guests spoke about how beautiful the venue was and loved every minute of being there. Our day went so smoothly and we had so much fun. It was everything that I imagined my day being. Our wedding party stayed over night with us, we had the entire venue to ourselves, and had a garden breakfast the next morning and Joy made such a delicious breakfast. I highly recommend having your wedding here. Thank you again MGI Staff and Dale! Henry and I will forever be grateful for making our day so beautiful!
Reviewed On 6/02/2017 by Raymone G
I loved the atmosphere of the Morning Glory Inn. I feel that the ambiance made a special day that more special. I also enjoyed the breakfast.
Reviewed On 5/31/2017 by Maggie L
One of the first things almost all of our wedding guests commented on was how beautiful and perfect this venue was-- and that was my general impression of Morning Glory Inn as well. From the start Dave and his team worked closely with us to ens...
ure that we understand every steps of the wedding procedure. They took good care of us and our guests during our stay, and our wedding coordinator, Brittany was also very helpful and accommodating to our requests! As someone who does not have any clue how a wedding should go, I really appreciate Dave setting a timeline out for us and coordinating with everyone this effectively. Because of their experience and their professionalism I find myself a lot less stressed out in my wedding planning process! Be sure to check them out if you want a unique, relaxing and intimate wedding!
Reviewed On 5/30/2017 by caitlin j
We were here for a wedding the Friday before Memorial Day and everything was absolutely perfect! The food was great, the atmosphere was beautiful and the rooms were lovely to stay in. It was a great space for a smaller wedding and everyone had ...
a great time! We were lucky enough to stay over so we got the full experience and it was honestly one of the best weddings I've ever been to! The staff was lovely to interact with!
Reviewed On 5/30/2017 by Megan M
Excellent atmosphere. Casual, non traditional, beautiful garden-like wedding without tacky decorations. Rooms were large and comfortable. Everyone associated with Morning Glory went above and beyond for the wedding party, friends and family. I ...
would HIGHLY recommend this venue for anyone looking for a relaxed, intimate wedding.
We just had our wedding there and it was PERFECT!!!! The venue is so lovely and the staff was amazing. Brittany was our event coordinator and went above and beyond. She was so sweet and kind and VERY attentive to our every need! We had fishawk ...
acres as our caterer and we have gotten so many compliments on our food!! We are so happy we decided on the MGI!
Reviewed On 5/28/2017 by Benjamin L
Loved the venue and the accommodations. The rooms are amazing and the style of the entire place is outstanding. The ambiance is incredible and makes you feel a world away from Pittsburgh's Southside. Its a little get away that is close to place...
s you can easily go to after with following the reception if you wish.
Reviewed On 5/16/2017 by Naomi M
What a beautiful venue! The Morning Glory Inn hosted the most intimate and picturesque wedding I've ever attended-- and I've been to many. The staff was extremely hospitable, the food was exquisite, and it was awfully convenient to stumble up t...
o our own room after the reception was over. Fantastic!
Reviewed On 5/15/2017 by Andrea R
The Morning Glory Inn could have been more perfect for my sister's intimate wedding. Everything was seamless, comfortable and the venue was absolutely stunning. We loved the friendly and knowledgeable staff- Brittany was running the show from s...
tart to finish so that everyone was free to enjoy themselves. My sister was able to save on time and cost by choosing this venue because it put everything in one place- the wedding planner role was fulfilled by the Morning Glory Inn staff (Brittany), the beautiful flowers and reception space were already set up, and the changeover was seamless from ceremony to reception...All we had to do was show up. Having the ceremony, reception, after party, hotel night, and brunch in one location made it easy to relax and soak up time with all the guests. There were also so many areas for guests to gather and hang out. A group of family and friends stayed up until
1:30 am in the living room playing music and visiting- it was wonderful to have a space to keep the party going. I would highly recommend this space for any future brides. The elegant, ornate inside allows for gorgeous 'getting ready' photos and the outdoor area is like a romantic flower garden oasis. I cannot imagine a better venue for a Pittsburgh wedding! Wish I could give it TEN STARS!
Reviewed On 5/15/2017 by Ben L
Morning Glory was a fantastic B&B and location for my sister in-law's small family wedding (About 30 people). Very charming, rustic, but refined farm-house feel right on the south side of Pittsburgh. Close to lots of shops and restaurants, so i...
t was easy to run errands while getting ready, but once the event began, it was our own little oasis.
The staff was courteous and informative without lording over the whole experience the way some planners tend to do. It made us feel right at home, like we had the place to ourselves and all the guests were able to relax and truly enjoy the night.
My wife and I stayed overnight in "The Attic." It was a spacious multi-level room with an extremely comfortable king bed. Woke up the next morning to a fantastic breakfast completely refreshed after an evening of celebrating.
A wonderful experience I would highly recommend
Reviewed On 5/15/2017 by a member
The Morning Glory Inn was exactly the type of venue that the bride and groom had hoped for- INTIMATELY CASUAL AND YET CASUALLY ELEGANT! The ceremony, meal, and after party were held in the courtyard that has a European ambiance. The carefully...
selected catered food was exceptional. The wine and beer (provided by the family) was served from a pretty gazebo by a lovely staff member. All aspects of the event from the guest's arrival, through the ceremony, to the meal, and after party dancing were smoothly choreographed by a staff that was cordial, helpful and extremely accommodating! The 2 large, elegant, high ceiling, adjoining living rooms complete with baby grand piano provided the perfect spot for the talented group to sing and play guitar for the "After" after party. The Inn's floral arrangements abounded throughout! The lush , and considerably established landscaping complete with huge old oaks, Japanese Maple, rhododendrons, to name only a few, enveloped the outside brick courtyard . The guest bedrooms had a Victorian charm and the sheets were sumptuous! The morning after breakfast for the entire wedding party and guests was equally as wonderful! Parking right out front was not a problem for us as we were provided with a beautiful "ribboned" parking pass !
My husband and myself (as parents of the Groom) are thankful for the service that was provided to our son and now, our Beautiful Daughter-in-law by The Morning Glory Inn. Thanks to David, Brittany, and Joy. From beginning to end The Morning Glory enabled them to plan & enjoy a most lovely, stress-free, and joyful event ! What a marvelous memory to cherish into the future !!
Reviewed On 5/15/2017 by Ashley M
Great patio, intimate, perfect for 25-50 person wedding
Reviewed On 5/15/2017 by Joshua R
Beautiful space for a small, intimate wedding. Tons of character without feeling overdone or contrived. Outdoor courtyard is magnificent and was the perfect setting. The staff were super nice and accommodating. Only positive things
Reviewed On 5/08/2017 by Ali C
Pros: The Venue itself is beautiful and romantic. Brittany, Joy and Chelsea were a huge help the entire time. Brittany was unbelieveably attentive and sweet for the entire day. They have a preferred vendor list, which we picked Fish Hawk Acres ...
for food and Jason Kendall Productions, both were unbelievable. We used Jospeh Costa for the DJ and he was AMAZING. For photography and videography we used Arianna Marie Photography, out of the state of Indiana, and Casey Wertz Cinematography for video production( Kanas City, MO). They were seamless, professional and intimate. They knew just what we wanted without even having to say it.
Cons: When we originally met Dave, the owner, and took a look at the venue I knew he wasn't going to be easy to deal with I assumed being in the hospitallity business that maybe he was having a bad day, and that he would be better next time. But boy was I wrong, all the way up until our actual wedding he was a hassle. He is set in his ways, down right rude and hard to deal with. He is not open to you having a say in anything. We arrived at the venue a few hours before the ceremony started in great spirits excited for the day and the moment we got there he was HIGHLY unprofessional. He screamed at us, because we were talking and excited and from that point forward I chose to deal with brittany. Which she literally came to the rescue and reset everything. The place is beautiful and wonderful but for the amount of money you spend to have a wedding there and to have to deal with a grump, isn't worth it. If Dave wasn't the man you had to deal with, at all, I would of given this place a 5 star review. The women at the venue need to handle things because they are understanding, sensitive to the fact a wedding is a life milestone and most importantly personable.
My advice is if you're interested in the venue, look at it, fall in love and deal strictly with Brittany.
Reviewed On 1/15/2017 by Michaelle C
Our experience at Morning Glory Inn for our wedding exceeded our expectations. We could not imagine holding our wedding anywhere else. The staff was outstanding, they made us feel at home the entire time. There focus was 100% on our family an...
d friends. My guests raved about how quaint and comfortable they felt and how the evening was so personal and memorable. We would highly recommend MGI to any bride and groom looking for a enchanting wedding venue.
Reviewed On 1/06/2017 by Rebecca K
The inn was so clean. I had the best breakfast Friday morning! I would love to come back!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Natasha B
The venue appearance was beautiful. The owner was down right rude and bossy. We were not told the owner would have full control of the wedding. The inn decided the placement of all decorations, gift tables, and guest book. The ordering and timi...
ng of events is totally dictated by him. He locked our guests outside during the cake cutting and was mad that someone needed to use the bathroom. He wanted the first dance of the couple immediately after the cake cutting. When the brides sister in law wanted to hustle the brides dress he asked if that was really nesecessary. Not like she was going to trip on it. Upon arrival and getting ready the maid of honor asked for coffee, in a room with a kruerig in it. She was told the kruerig was for morning guests. Well the bridal party including herself had rented all the rooms for the next morning. She ended up paying for coffee from a coffee shop down the street. The owner yelled at the mother of the bride to yell for his employee up a set of stairs that the mother didn't even know. The owner is in the background of most candid pictures with arms crossed glaring. He also told ppl where they could and couldn't stand in the court yard during the ceremony not knowing who was who. Close family including step father of the bride was told to stand back. I am a hairdresser / make up artist and wedding coordinator I have never seen someone being so over bearing without permission at a wedding. Guests were making comments about his rudeness all evening.
Reviewed On 9/30/2016 by Mar S
Even though it rained during the ceremony the Wedding was wonderful and Dave the Owner and Staff did a wonderful job of making sure the venue and service was excellent .We received many compliments after ..... .Thanks again ...Sutch/Cogsd...
Reviewed On 9/26/2016 by Jessica M
My husband and I recently attended friends of ours wedding at the Morning Glory Inn. It was absolutely stunning in appearance and the ambiance was truly amazing. The staff were extremely kind and accommodating always engaging and ready to offer...
assistance in any way. The food was delicious and the chef did a wonderful job with the presentation of the food. Their wedding was beautiful it felt like they got married in a secret garden. I would with out a doubt recommend this venue for a wedding or any occasion.
Reviewed On 9/26/2016 by M H
I want to thank everyone for helping make our wedding one of the best days for our new family! We had a great time celebrating at the Morning Glory Inn. I want to thank the staff for providing such a beautiful venue and all the support from Emi...
ly, Brittany and Joy! Our day wouldn't have been successful without you! And, the food was amazing! Thank you Dale Hawkins for the great spread! If anyone out there needs an intimate venue for an event, you need to check out the Morning Glory Inn and choose Dale Hawkins as your caterer!
Reviewed On 9/26/2016 by Ang P
Our wedding at the Morning Glory Inn was amazing. The staff was so kind and helpful and they were very attentive to details. Included in the things that I delivered to the inn was a picture of my uncle who passed away. I was extremely close t...
o my uncle and I wanted the picture to be a part of the ceremony. At the start of my ceremony it occurred to me that I forgot to ask them to place the photo out. I was so relieved when I walked down the aisle and realized that it was sitting on a table right near the arbor where the ceremony was taking place. Words cannot express what it meant to me to see that the photo was there. I also loved the setting of the inn. You forget that you are in the middle of Pittsburgh's lively Southside neighborhood. The food was exceptional. My guests could not stop talking about the food and the venue. Overall my wedding exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed On 9/22/2016 by Kelli W
Had a wonderful time attending a friends wedding at the Morning Glory Inn. A beautiful and romantic courtyard accompanied a pleasant staff and amazing food.
Would recommend over and over again!
Reviewed On 9/19/2016 by Courtney K
The Morning Glory Inn is by far one of the most beautiful venues in the city. It's truly a hidden gem in the middle of South Side.
Overall I was pleased with everything - they allow you to choose vendors from a "preferred vendor's list" and we...
happened to choose Jason Kendall Productions for our band and Fish Hawk Acres for our caterer. Both vendors were exceptional and super easy to work with.
I didn't really have much contact with the wedding coordinator besides a few e-mails back and forth which were always friendly and responded too quickly. It's unfortunate the person you correspond with most is the owner of the Bed and Breakfast. He definitely lacks hospitality skills and made me feel like an inconvenience more than once.
I had looked at many pictures of the venue online and had seen many pictures of flowers hanging on the archway. I loved the way it looked so much I decided to order flowers for the archway that we stood under during the ceremony. I spent several hundred dollars on the flowers and he ended up not allowing my florist to hang them. They ended up on a fence not visible in any pictures and not easily seen by my guest.
I had many people who work in the hotel industry attend my reception and were all in disbelief in the lack of hospitality from the owner.
On a separate note, Joy and the coordinator I met the day of my wedding were both really friendly and are definitely an asset to the bed and breakfast.
The MGI also takes pride in how turnkey they make your event and I will totally agree with that - I dropped my stuff off the morning of my wedding and everything was beautifully displayed. They have the timeline structured so everything flows just right- you do have to follow their timeline but it works. They also packed my things up the night of my reception and had it neatly packed for me to take home the next morning. It's really nice not to have to worry about any of that.
The suite we stayed in was comfortable and breakfast the next morning was fabulous.
Reviewed On 9/18/2016 by Stacy C
I could not have been more pleased with the service we received from the Morning Glory Inn staff for our wedding day. Dave and his team members were always one step (or more) ahead of us to make sure everything was ready when needed. They were ...
eager to accommodate our every need and graciously and patiently listened to our requests and exceeded our expectations. Dave was very easy to communicate and meet with throughout the entire planning process, however planning is made easy with this venue and much is done for you! Dave has positive relationships with many other vendors and we received so many compliments on both our chef and entertainment...for weeks after the wedding! It is easy to see why this venue has won awards. Its grounds and the Inn are breathtakingly gorgeous and make for a beautiful backdrop for an intimate wedding. I highly recommend the Morning Glory Inn for your special event. It is close to many hotels, although you'll forget you're in the city. You won't regret choosing the Morning Glory Inn!
Reviewed On 8/19/2016 by Emily S
The atmosphere was wonderful! I was a little nervous about being outside on a chilly evening, but the staff had the outdoor heaters turned on well beforehand and made sure we were all comfortable. The food was absolutely delicious, and there ...
was a huge variety to choose from. I think my favorite was the green beans- so good!! It was a wonderful place for an intimate ceremony, and it transitioned so easily to a reception venue that was so much fun. Would definitely recommend highly!!
Reviewed On 7/24/2016 by Crystal P
The staff are all for the bride and groom and making sure everyone is happy and treated amazing. The cutest venue with amazing cozy feel. My sisters wedding was amazing. Thank you everyone working there.
Reviewed On 7/24/2016 by Eugene M
Great wedding venue!!.. would not have guessed this place was in the heart of the Southside
Reviewed On 5/08/2016 by Knottie1462729065
I was fortunate enough to have been a guest at a friend's wedding at the Morning Glory Inn. Beautiful and intimate. It made me want to get married.
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Jamie B
We stayed at the Morning Glory Inn for two nights for our friend's wedding. We absolutely loved our room. It was clean and very cozy. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast both days was delicious! The staff was very friendly and helpful....
The site made for an absolutely beautiful reception space. Even though it rained we never got wet due to the lovely system of awnings they have. They also set up a heater and several chiminea's to warm up the space and they also added some lovely warmth and charm. I'd highly recommend the Inn to someone planning to visit Pittsburgh or to anyone needing an event space.
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Megan K
We attended a reception at the Morning Glory Inn, and stayed in the guest rooms. The outdoor patio reception was beautiful, despite a steady rain, due to heaters and retractable awnings. This place was made for wedding receptions - guests were ...
invited to explore the whole facility, and food was available everywhere with no bottle necks and no waiting. Our room was a good size, had plenty of charm and the most comfortable bed I've ever stayed in in a hotel. Breakfast was amazing - waffles one morning and baked eggs the next. I really enjoyed my stay, and want to thank Dave, Joy, Brittany and Emily
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 by Kati Z
Overall we had a fantastic wedding day. The venue is charming and magical when lit up at night with the fireplaces and candles . Half of the outdoor Heaters were broke though , which made It pretty chilly as we didn't have great weather on our...
day. The place is beautiful though. Our planning with the owner before the wedding date was not satisfactory, and he was not very pleasant: if you make sure to seek out the wedding coordinator, Emily, you'll have a great experience . We planned to have a vintage look to our wedding and this place for the aesthetic perfectly. The pictures on their website don't do it justice by any means . Joy as your day-of coordinator was the most perfect sweet helper who was there every second for me.
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 by Tina P
We were lucky to be invited by the bride and groom to stay at the Morning Glory for the entire wedding weekend. Our room featured a clawfoot bathtub and a nice view of the iconic clock. The delicious breakfasts (especially the Morning Glory Egg...
s!) were a relaxing way to spend with old and new friends. I would recommend the Morning Glory just for a neat weekend on Pittsburgh's South Side, since it's proximity to Carson Street makes for a walkable visit (especially to good bars and vintage shops!). The staff is super helpful.
Reviewed On 10/23/2015 by Bride W
We had our wedding at MGI in June. Words can't even begin to describe how much we loved it! Thank you to Emily, Dave, and the entire staff for helping to make our day everything we dreamed of and more! Thank you also to Dale and Theresa from Fi...
sh Hawk Acres for by far the BEST wedding food ever! Not only were completely and overly impressed with everything but our guests were too! Thank you thank you! You guys hold a special place in our memories!!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2015 by Knottie15105808
We had our wedding at MGI in June of this year. Words can't even begin to describe how much we loved it! Thank you to Emily, Dave, and the entire staff for helping to make our day everything we dreamed of and more! Thank you also to Dale and Th...
eresa from Fish Hawk Acres for by far the BEST wedding food ever! Not only were completely and overly impressed with everything but our guests were too! Thank you thank you! You guys hold a special place in our memories!!!
Reviewed On 10/06/2015 by Knottie51350268
This place is set up very well for a wedding and reception. It was obvious that they have done this many times successfully. My son and his bride picked out everything and it worked out beautifully. The owners did a lot to make us all comforta...
ble during the entire time. The weather was bad but due to their setup of awnings that cover the entire courtyard we didn't even notice. great! We were all made to feel almost like family. The rooms that are at the inn are done to the period of the house. I am not a bed and breakfast type but was very comfortable at this inn. Only one small negative was the room we were in did not have a door on the bathroom. the bathroom was sort of set back in a room by itself so it wasn't too bad of a deal and could be worked around easily. totally enjoyed this venue. definitely recommend this place.
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Chris S
My daughter was married at the Morning Glory this past weekend and I can't stop talking about what a wonderful setting this was. An absolute stunning courtyard decorated with trees and sparkling lights everywhere. You forget you are even in a c...
The wedding was so intimate with the family and friends being able to go where they could experience the ceremony and not be stuck in a seat.
It was chilly that night but was not a problem because they had several big outside heaters.
Dave the owner was very accomadating and personable.
Joy the wedding coordinator was perfect. She didn't miss a thing. And she cooked an absolute delicious breakfast for all who stayed at the inn over night.
I am afraid that people are missing out on the elegant bed and breakfast. I will be spreading the word.
Do not hesitate to go check this place out.
Reviewed On 9/17/2015 by Knottie1442522858
We had both our ceremony and reception at Morning Glory Inn on in September 2015. The venue is absolutely beautiful - very romantic. We knew we wanted our wedding to be something different than a room with big round tables and this was perfect!...
You have an option of 3 caterers, but go with Fish Hawk Acres – trust us! We created our own menu and everyone RAVED about the food.
The all-inclusive (only option) package is great and really made things easy on us! You get the entire b & b (all 4 rooms plus a bridal suite), flowers, live music and breakfast the next morning- which was delicious! They do make you turn the music off at 10pm which stinks, but that didn’t stop our party from continuing! The sound system could be a little better too, it's essentially a large boombox.
Brittany who ran the show the day of & breakfast the next day, was so helpful and nice! Dave (the owner) is a different story. He’s very set in his ways and does not like the idea of anything out the normal. I actually had guests tell me after the fact how rude he was to them at the wedding. He also argued with me on the day of wedding on a number of very small items (where to put our photo booth, corn hole, etc).
All and all – Brittany more than made up for Dave’s curmudgeony attitude and everything was so perfect. I definitely recommend this venue for anyone looking for something a little different. This is an absolute GEM of a wedding venue!!
Reviewed On 8/07/2015 by Knottie70604620
The Morning Glory is a fabulous place for a wedding. The staff were wonderful and accommodating. The rooms all had their own unique characteristics. The grounds are beautiful. The only thing I would recommend is that you accommodate your female...
guests with flip flops or a forewarning, as the bricks could potentially be a problem for those in heels. Our mother-of-the bride made a basket with flip flops for the guests, it was a great idea and the guests appreciated it.
Reviewed On 8/06/2015 by Molly S
The Morning Glory Inn could not have been more perfect for our day! We had just about 115 guests and used the caterer and band recommendations from the venue. We were absolutely thrilled with the entire event! The staff was more than accommo...
dating, especially given our last minute plan changes and outside-of-tradition ideas. We had makeup artists and hair dressers come to the inn the morning of the wedding and the bridal party and family members got ready for the day together while drinking mimosas and munching on snacks! The groomsmen were able to use the bridal suite as a getting ready spot, keeping everyone in the same vicinity but myself and the groom separated. We were able to have a close friend play a guitar solo as we were walking down the aisle. Dave made all of our ideas come to life and somehow managed to keep our party flowing from start to finish without even being seen. I cannot say enough about our day and about this venue - It is the perfect location for anyone looking for an outside of the box day. And - If I could have coffee in the Morning Glory courtyard every morning and own the floral couch in the front room - My life would be complete.
Reviewed On 6/29/2015 by Knottie1435608303
Can't say enough about the Morning Glory Inn! My son was married to his lovely bride there this past Saturday & it was the most intimate, lovely, setting to celebrate their big day...just perfect! Dave, Emily, and Brittany were so helpful & h...
andled all our concerns & answered all our questions.. I highly recommend the MGI....the best place to start the rest of your life!
Reviewed On 6/26/2015 by Knottie58322181
We used the Morning Glory Inn recently for my daughter's wedding. It is a beautiful historic landmark Bed and Breakfast that also can be used for the wedding reception, ceremony and/or the rehearsal dinner. We checked in on Friday afternoon a...
nd used the afternoon to add some additional personal decorations. The courtyard is already beautifully done with lanterns, candles, flowers, lights in the trees, fountain and numerous bistro tables. At night, it is a fairyland. We held the rehearsal dinner there and then the ladies in the bridal party and myself checked into the 6 rooms at the inn. Each room is unique, has its own bathroom, many with fireplaces and clawfoot tubes. The linens and ammenities are unparalleled. Breakfast of delicious pancakes and fresh fruit was served to us the following morning and we started the day with two makeup/hair stylists coming to the inn and setting up in the library to do the wedding party. It was low stress to have us all there and fun to chat and drink some mimosas while getting ready. Dave may seem a little opinionated and unperson-able at times, but he really does know how to make everything work as he has done this so many times. Just trust him. He will work with you if asked. We had some rain, but the retractable awnings kept everything dry. We had 88 guests but I would not recommend too many more than that. Also let your guests know that high heels are not a good idea as they get caught at times in the cobblestones of the courtyard. We held the ceremony and reception here with the wedding party doing first look photos in Schenley Park before the cocktail hour so that they did not have to leave the party after the ceremony. We did run out of beer and hard drinks and had someone run down the street for more, but that was not the fault of the Inn and it was easy to get more quickly. Still saved alot of money bringing in our own beer, wine and drinks over what some venues charge for their manadatory bar service. When we woke in the morning all of our supplies and leftover alcohol had been packed up for us and stacked. Parking at the inn is 2 blocks away for guests of the wedding and for overnight guest Dave has passes that allow you to park right out front overnight. The bridal party stayed at the inn the second night and they went out after the reception in the Southside. Staying at the inn allowed them to enjoy themselves well into the night without anyone worrying about driving anywhere. We had breakfast for 24 people the next morning- another delicious egg bake and bagels, fruit and cream cheeses. All in all our experience with the Morning Glory was a good one and I would recommend it. Always remember that everything will probably not go as you plan, but most people will not know. The Morning Glory provided us with excellent service and there were no surprises on their part.
Reviewed On 6/24/2015 by Knottie47959613
The inn and garden are lovely. The staff was warm and welcoming, the food was amazing and the live band was entertaining. I would definitely recommend this establishment to others looking for a wedding venue or any other type of celebration. ...
It was an all around good time.
Reviewed On 6/16/2015 by Knottie1434411356
We had a fantastic day - the Morning Glory Inn was perfect. The staff was attentive and took care of everything without being intrusive - they worked tirelessly behind the scenes and everything just ran smoothly and seemed effortless. I wouldn'...
t have done anything different.
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 by Knottie79066603
We attended a wedding and reception at Morning Glory. What a great atmosphere for a wedding. The food served at the reception was outstanding. The service and friendly staff was great. They pay attention to details to make it a perfect night. T...
his looks like a great place to stay. The perfect Bed and Breakfast.
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 by Knottie69660220
I visited the inn for a good friends wedding. I arrived early and there were staff busily moving all around the inn making sure every detail of the day was attended too. The inn was filled with assorted beautiful flower arrangemen...
ts and the aroma of delicious food being prepared. The party was amazing, the food was beyond words and the atmosphere just felt magical. The party was elegant, classy yet relaxed. It was such a nice time and very different than most wedding receptions I've attended. The MGI is also a B&B so I will be back soon!!!
Reviewed On 10/27/2014 by Knottie17835533
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 pa...
cked 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!...
Reviewed On 10/27/2014 by susan k
Thank you for a beautiful wedding day. We will definitely be back for our first Anniversary and many more after. Joy, the flowers were perfect and breakfast was delicious.
Reviewed On 10/21/2014 by Knottie84266513
I wanted to thank you for making my daughters big day PERFECT! The Inn was everything we expected and more. Everything ran so smoothly. Thank you for all your hard work. It was the best wedding ever.
Reviewed On 10/20/2014 by Knottie88510544
Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding. Everything was beautiful and went far beyond what we imagined. Our families had such a wonderful time and had nothing but wonderful compliments about the Morning Glory and setup. We are on our honeym...
oon now but I wanted to take a moment to extend our appreciation of you and your staff and the beautiful place you have. We look forward to visiting again and will be sure to recommend your venue to anyone we come across who is planning to get married.
Reviewed On 10/13/2014 by Knottie02787838
My husband and I were part of a wedding this past weekend at the Morning Glory Inn, and while the location is quite lovely, it isn't lovely enough to tolerate the dictatorial style of the owner. We are good friends of the brides (this was a sa...
me-sex wedding), and were asked to sing/play music as part of the wedding ceremony. Aside from failing to exhibit manners or professionalism, my impression of Dave is that he was actively trying to ruin this wedding. It was, in short, deplorable.
Frankly, I can't describe each and every incident that occurred in which Dave was offensive (because there were so, so many), but I will say he spent the majority of the rehearsal barking at the bride, the wedding party and the performers. This attitude carried over into the day of the wedding, during which he demonstrated his complete incompetence (i.e., he could not follow the basic layout of the ceremony, causing him to bicker publicly with the minister and with my husband and me). He was also visibly rude to the guests (to the point where much of the discussion at the wedding was centered around Dave's outrageous behavior). At the beginning of the ceremony, when the instrumental music was to start (at the request of the bride, by the way), Dave hollered at my husband and me, in front of the guests, insisting that we"wait for him." Indeed, we waited... for a whole 3 - 4 minutes of awkward silence while guests were visibly confused.
Another incident that springs to mind is how Dave interacted with the videographer. The brides asked the videographer to set up in the library. (Aside: the library boasted an array of authors with a common theme. Most all were politically conservative and polarizing political pundits, such as Glenn Beck). Apparently, even though the brides rented the entire Inn for the weekend, Dave demanded that the videographer could not be in the library for the video journal because it would disrupt the "flow." And so, after getting all of the equipment and lighting set up, the videographer had to disassemble everything and was forced outside. This was particularly upsetting to the brides because there was absolutely no reason for it. Dave's argument about the "flow" being disrupted was obviously a smokescreen to cover what became abundantly clear throughout my two days at the MGI: Dave was clearly very uncomfortable with this same-sex wedding, but elected to do business with brides anyway. Instead of being a professional, he actively tried to ruin their wedding and it was disgusting. Of course, what Dave didn't count on was that the people who were there to support this wedding were radiating such love and positivity that his bigotry was outshone.
I've read several of Dave's replies both here and on tripadvisor.com, wherein he appears to justify his obnoxious behavior by brushing it off as a function of his "intimidating" personality. Dave, if end up reading this review, the reality is that you are not intimidating; but, you are a whole host of other things that I'm far to polite to say in this venue. I'll leave it to you to fill in the blanks.
Dave also describes that the MGI provides a "unique wedding experience." That is actually something I would agree with - it is unique in that the owner of the establishment would go so far out of his to try to ruin the day for the folks getting married.
Reviewed On 9/29/2014 by Knottie1514423
Such a beautiful venue, beautiful day and absolutely beautiful bride!!! Had so much fun!! Great food and great drinks! The workers there are great, super friendly and very professional! As a guest's point of view, I would recommend the Morning ...
Glory Inn to anyone who is looking for the perfect place to spend their special day :)
Reviewed On 8/17/2014 by Knottie62401369
Morning glory was the perfect venue to achieve a casual yet elegant wedding evening. Our guests could not stop talking about their experience! This was an amazing choice for us to begin the rest of our lives together... Emily, Dave, and Joy mad...
e my wedding planning experience so easy and fun!
Reviewed On 6/20/2014 by Jackie F
Both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding were held at the Morning Glory Inn in the South Side of Pittsburgh. I have lived in the area my whole life and did not know about this gem of a place! From start to finish was amazing! Guests just gush...
ed at how nice everything was. I can't say enough about the staff and accommodations! Was so nice to be able to stay right there and prepare and recover from the festivities. Thank you to all and I highly highly recommend The Morning Glory Inn for any event you maybe having.
Reviewed On 6/18/2014 by Paula T
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.
Reviewed On 5/23/2014 by Katherine M
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 s...
o 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.
Reviewed On 10/22/2013 by Amy B
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!
Reviewed On 10/06/2013 by brittany d
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!!!