Category Archives: Grand Concourse

Finding the perfect venue for your big day can be a challenge.  Not only does it need to match all of your needs for the wedding, it also should be the right fit for your style and tastes.  Stephane and Andy could not have made a better choice for their wedding ceremony and reception than the Grand Concourse at Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA.

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The main room at the Grand Concourse is simply stunning and made the perfect location for the happy couple to share their vows.

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Stephane and Andy had planned the perfect evening for their friends and family.  Everyone had cocktails and dinner while enjoying the wonderful live piano music of John Radco.  After dinner, their guests danced to songs from every genre imaginable.  There was even a live performance of “Purple Rain” by Stephanie’s brother!  The newlyweds are now off to celebrate the success of their wonderful day on their honeymoon in beautiful Cancun.

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One challenge every couple faces is how to make their wedding day flow to keep everything running smoothly.  Emily and Calvin’s wedding reception at the Grand Concourse was amazingly organized to keep their friends and family engaged and entertained all evening long.

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The Grand Concourse at Station Square was the perfect choice for the celebration.  From the moment they made their entrance down the grand staircase, to the end of the last song, their guests were able to enjoy the beauty and elegance of this wonderful venue.  At each place setting was an itinerary of the evening’s events, I just love this idea!

When it was time to dance, everyone got a little crazy and silly.  Emily and Calvin told me they had a great dancing crowd and their guests did not disappoint.  At the end of the night no one, including me, was ready to end this fantastic party.  The newlyweds will soon be off to an epic (and I’m sure well planned) honeymoon in Europe.

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Location, location, location.  Not only true in real estate, but maybe even more so when choosing the right wedding and reception venue for your special day.  Your choice of venue will determine how your day will progress, and clearly it’s not a decision to be taken lightly.  I love when I get to DJ at locations that are a little different, as I did this weekend for the wedding reception of Kara Piazza and Luke DeJohn at the Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Kara and Luke were married on the stairs at the Grand Concourse.  What an amazing way to begin their new lives together!

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Later in the evening, they used the same area to have their first dance.

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Since the Grand Concourse is a large, spectacular venue, I placed speakers in a few areas to be sure guests could hear and enjoy the music.  Kara and Luke chose a wonderful variety of songs throughout the evening that really suited them and their guests.

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The newlyweds planned to use the different areas in the Grand Concourse creatively.  There was the main dining area, the bar, and in a separate area was a photo booth, cookie table, donut machine and video slideshow .  Even the dancing was in a space that made for a nice, louder party area, while there were plenty of places for people to go to visit and relax.  Once the dancing started, the area filled up right away and things got a little crazy!

Love the look on Kara’s face as Luke’s friends carried him around the concourse.

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Towards the end of the night, Kara and Luke were able to dance and spend quality time with their close friends.  They were able to have the entire day at one amazing location.  From getting prepared, all the way to the late night after party, their choice of venue made for an amazing celebration.  They’re now headed to St. Lucia, for what I’m certain will be the perfect honeymoon.

 

Even though I’ve had this website for many years, I’ve only recently started featuring extensive looks at the weddings where I perform.  Winter is typically considered the ‘slow season’ for DJs, so I thought it would be fun to showcase images from past weddings that never made it to the blog.

Tara Zurowski and Jason Hoover held their reception at the Grand Concourse located at Station Square in Pittsburgh.   I had worked with Tara and Jason with what ended up being an entire day long celebration of their wedding vows at various locations.  The Grand Concourse was a wonderful location for the first half of their wedding reception.

Tara and Jason entered the reception down the beautiful staircase and immediately launched into their bridal and parent dances.

The Grand Concourse created the prefect as atmosphere for their elegant and relaxed afternoon reception.  It truly created wonderful spots for the photographer to grab some stunning images.

After the meal, the guests all headed over to Tara’s family’s house for a more casual celebration that lasted long into the night with lots of dancing and fun.

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