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Located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Allegheny County Courthouse is an incredible historic building and wedding venue. When you say your vows here, you'll be doing so beneath Syrian arches, late French Gothic dormer windows, French Renaissance roofs, and other magnificently detailed architecture styles. The courthouse is a stunning backdrop for photos, both indoors and outdoors. With beautiful landscaping and a picturesque fountain, the open-air courtyard is an urban oasis. Guests will appreciate the stately, 229-foot bell tower that presides over Grant Street.
Facilities and Capacity
At this landmark venue, we offer the option to marry on the Grand Staircase on weekdays during business hours (9AM until 5PM). For those wedding ceremonies or elopements, we’ll reserve two hours and set up to 50 guest chairs at no charge.
If you prefer to have the venue to yourself, you may rent the grand staircase and courtyard on a weekend or on a weekday evening after 5PM. For private rentals, we can accommodate up to 150 for a seated diner in the courtyard; up to 200 for a standing, cocktail-style event.
When you rent the courthouse after hours, an Allegheny County venue coordinator will assist with your floor plan and event needs. Choose from our inventory of tables and chairs, all included with your rental. On your event day, we also provide security, an onsite venue coordinator, an electrician, and a facilities crew.
Please contact us for private tours and more information about the Allegheny County Courthouse.
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However, that was just the tip of the iceberg for what made the Courthouse so perfect. Truly, it was the various staff members that went above and beyond, treating our wedding day like it was as important to them as it obviously was to us. Most impressive of all was the event coordinator, Alex, who was quick to respond to every pestering question I sent to her (often within minutes of me sending her an email). Alex was always incredibly professional, friendly, patient and helpful. Furthermore, my husband and I were a tad clueless about how exactly we wanted the ceremony to go, but Alex provided the ideas and the expertise that resulted in a beautiful ceremony. Finally, Alex and her staff (including Katie who also did a fantastic job), made sure everything was set up and beautifully arranged for the day of the ceremony. Everything ran as smoothly and perfectly as I could have imagined during our wedding day, and I know it was because Alex and Katie were behind the scenes managing everything.
TL;DR: If I could give the Courthouse a rating higher than 5 stars, I would. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect, and it was because Alex and the rest of the Courthouse staff went above and beyond to make it that way.
We arrived around 2:40p to have a private meet up in the courtyard. Then went through security together. Married by 3:15p.
Alex was great and made sure there was 50 white chairs out for my guest to sit. Throughout she was checking in and made sure any questions we had were answered.
We’d totally go back to renew our vows here!
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Attended and photographed a beautiful wedding on the grand staircase this past Friday. It was a lovely and short ceremony and you cannot beat the courthouse interior and courtyard for absolutely stunning photos
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