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Pittsburgh's Premiere New Year's Eve Gala

Event Details

Pittsburgh's Premiere New Year's Eve Gala

Time: December 31, 2010 at 8pm to January 1, 2011 at 1am
Location: Doubletree Hotel Monroeville
Street: 101 Mall Boulevard
City/Town: Monroeville, PA 15146
Website or Map: http://www.skinnerticketsales…
Phone: 412-378-1075
Event Type: party
Organized By: Rochelle Cherry
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2010

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Event Description



We are pleased to present the best New Year's Eve celebration in town to dance the night away and welcome the New Year in style and elegance.

Pittsburgh’s Premiere New Year’s Eve Gala at the luxurious Doubletree Hotel join us for an unforgettable celebration as you ring in the
New Year!

Black Tie Optional or Cocktail Attire Requested

Friday, December 31 at 7:30PM (Platinum) – 1:00AM

Doubletree Hotel 101 Mall Blvd. Monroeville, PA 15146
Monroeville’s recently renovated hotel.

You do not need a date to attend: Both singles and couples will attend the gala. Whether you come by yourself or with friends, you will have a wonderful time!
About the Gala

Join, other outgoing minded professionals to celebrate New Year's Eve in grand style at the recently renovated Doubletree Hotel. We have reserved the most beautiful hotel in Pittsburgh to bring to you an unforgettable celebration. Experience and enjoy the culinary delights that will be served for the evening. To turn the excitement up a notch join us for the comedy styling of Skinner America’s Most Wanted Comic. Thrill to the soulful rhythms as you dance to the sounds of the House of Soul band.

We have assembled an incomparable evening of dancing, sophistication, and elegance in the heart of Monroeville. We offer the very best selection of live entertainment, including the House of Soul live band & It Takes Two Jazz ensemble. You will also enjoy a stunning balloon drop at midnight, party favors, two hour open bar available from 8:30 – 10:30, champagne toast at Mid-night, and first-class staff. For dinner, there will be a buffet presenting delicious entries and desserts to choose from. We have also arranged specially discounted rooms for our guests that include parking and breakfast. Join us for a memorable, fun-filled evening of celebration for singles and couples alike - simply Pittsburgh's Premiere New Year's Eve Gala.

Platinum Package  $425: (Pricing is based off double room occupancy) specially discounted rooms that include parking and breakfast, a 5x7 event photo that will be taken on the event red carpet entrance. In addition Platinum ticket holders are entitled to early admission to the ball, an intimate Platinum reception with butler passed Hors D'Oeuvres and champagne, music by the jazz ensemble It Takes Two. Reserved seating will be provided during dinner and show, two hours of open bar service. A delicious buffet presenting dinner entries and desserts, a Spectacular Midnight Balloon Drop, DJ spinning club hits, and Party favors.

A limited number of Platinum Packages are available for a short time. Please reserve your tickets soon. Ticket price subject to increase at any time.

Gold Package Tickets are $157 (per person) includes: JUST ADDED 1 HOUR OPEN BAR from 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Admission to the Ball at 8:00 PM, A 5x7 Event photos will be available to guest. Dinner Buffet, and Dessert Buffet, Midnight Champagne toast, Spectacular Midnight Balloon Drop, Live Bands, DJ spinning club hits, and Party favors.

Please note that hotel accommodations are not included in the Gold Package (8:15 PM) admission tickets.

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