If you seek a jaw-dropping, historic wedding venue near Pittsburgh, the George Washington Hotel could be perfect for you. As photographers, it's one of our favorites for ceremonies and receptions alike. Located in Washington, PA the distinct venue spaces within the hotel each provide gorgeous settings in their own unique ways. Read on to learn more about why we love it. 


The George Washington hotel

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A Rich History

Upon entering the George Washington Hotel, the grand architecture will instantly strike you. Distinguished architect William Lee Stoddart designed the hotel in 1922. The grand opening was February 22, 1923, on George Washington's birthday. In the nearly one hundred years since, the George Washington Hotel has hosted an endless stream of fascinating guests, including Bob Hope and the Beatles. John F. Kennedy even gave a speech in the Oval Room when he was first campaigning for the presidency. 

Available Spaces and Services Offered

With several unique venues to choose from, the George Washington Hotel is sure to fit the bill for any size ceremony or reception. 

Once you've made your reservation, the hotel's team will help you every step of the way. They offer a number of incredible packages to meet all your needs, potentially including fine china, catering, bar service, tables, linens, valet parking, a wedding night suite, coat check, rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch, and more. Have a different caterer in mind? Don't stress—outside services and vendors are permitted. The team will also help you with both setting and cleaning up. 


Stunning Locations for Bridal Portraits

Located off Main Street, there are many options for bridal portraits around the George Washington Hotel as well. The Washington County Courthouse is right nearby; it's another historic building perfect for photo ops.

Washington & Jefferson College, a sprawling liberal arts campus, also provides ample opportunities for photos.

You can also consider portraits at Washington Park, Mingo Creek Park, or at any number of the museums and historic locations nearby the hotel.

Guest Parking Pro-Tip

Be advised that parking is down the alley from the hotel in an unmarked lot. You may miss it if you don't know where to look. . 

For More Information

Does the George Washington Hotel catch your eye? Browse our featured venues to see what other venues our clients love.

In addition to engagement and wedding day pictures, we offer senior and family portraits. Contact us today to learn more about our personalized approach to your big day. We can't wait to meet you!



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We believe every moment, every story , every step that brought you here is different. More than anything, life is not photoshopped, This is why we don't do one-size-fits-all in our work or our wedding packages. We custom tailor every package for each of our MM couples.

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You have a couple of options here. First, you can head over to the contact us page, fill out the form, and send it over to us. Or, send us a text message with your name, wedding date, and venue. Either way, we do our best to get back to you by the next business day.

If we're available on your date, we will then set up a time to meet, chat about your day, and create a package that fulfills your wish list. Your and your fiance's signatures on our contract plus a 50% non-refundable deposit officially reserves your date on our calendar.

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You will get both! I photograph every wedding using two different cameras -- one dedicated to black and white and the other to color. The ratio of black and white to color photos you receive in your gallery may change based on your chosen wedding colors, venue, and/or preference. If you see a black and white image that you want in color, or vice versa, it is very likely that I will have it and can add it to your gallery. 

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