The Allegheny County Courthouse - a venue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - is a historic setting that highlights a multitude of architectural styles and elements from around the world. When you say your vows here, you will be doing so beneath Syrian arches, late French Gothic dormer windows, French Renaissance roofs and other detailed architecture styles.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 500 friends and family for their bridal shower, engagement party, ceremony, or reception being held in this landmark venue. The Allegheny County Courthouse carries its gorgeous design elements indoors as well to provide stunning backdrops composed of arches and columns found throughout the staircase and gallery. For couples planning an outdoor ceremony, the Courtyard provides a romantic escape with beautiful landscaping and a fountain. Both couples and guests will enjoy seeing the stately, 229-foot bell tower that presides over Grant Street. For a personal touch, couples can select the color that the bell tower will emit at night.
To allow you peace of mind and to minimize your planning and preparation stress, the Allegheny County Courthouse can provide you with both setup and cleanup. The staff is happy to assist with your event rental needs as well.
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Tim · Married on 01/13/2018
We knew, the moment that we saw the Grand Staircase/Lobby area, that the Courthouse was exactly the place we wanted to get married. The Grand Staircase just has such an incredible atmosphere and architectural features -- it was the perfect place to hold our ceremony/cocktail hour. Furthermore, as we were having a December wedding, once we saw pictures of the Christmas tree they put in the courtyard and the garlands on the archways, we were 100% convinced that we wanted to have our wedding there. During our actual wedding day, our photographer found so many beautiful and unique locations to take wedding pictures at. The building just has such incredible character, it serves as the perfect backdrop for a ceremony.
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.
Kelly · Married on 12/31/2017
We could not be any happier with our "Courthouse" wedding! From the moment we met with Alex, I felt extremely comfortable. She understood our vision for a unique ceremony space and was extremely attentive with all of my questions as I moved through the planning process. She really helped us stick with our budget as well- providing ideas to enhance the area. We got married on NYE and the staircase was decorated for the Holiday's still. We ended up having a larger guest list than when we originally booked the ceremony space. Alex reassured us they would accomodate and she was able to fit 180 seats in the lobby for our guests!! We got married in 6 degree's and the sidewalks were completely treated for all of our guest's. I highly recommend the Staircase at the Allegheny County Courthouse if you are looking for an urban feel and unique space. As large as the ceilings and archway's are, standing on the landing with 180 of our closest friends and family felt like we most intimate ceremony we could have had.
Paige · Married on 09/21/2017
What a great experience! My husband and I was staying on a strict budget of under 5 grand. Since I moved to Pittsburgh I fell in love with the Allegheny Courthouse but more so when I learned the Day Time price .... FREE!
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