Welcome to the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in Oakland, located minutes from downtown! Our historic building and regal spaces including the Music Hall Foyer, the Hall of Sculpture, the Hall of Architecture, and the Grand Staircase make us Pittsburgh’s premier wedding venue.
With so many breathtaking choices you are bound to have the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Your guests will also be dazzled by the customizable offerings of our exclusive caterer Culinaire, whose taste and presentation are second to none.
To ease your planning process, our experienced event staff is happy to recommend top-rated vendors from florists to photographers and everything in between. We also include the use of our: tables/chairs (gold chiavari chairs with an ivory cushion), floor length linens, china, flatware, glassware, and an events coordinator for your big day.
To begin planning your wedding at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in Oakland, call today.
Recommended by 85% of couples
Serena · Married on 06/02/2018
Our ceremony was in the Hall of Architecture and our reception was in the Music Hall Foyer. They are beautiful. Museum services are perfect. For example, one of my guests had an unexpected ankle injury and the Museum gave her a complementary wheelchair to use so she didn't have to rely on crutches. I didn't even know about this until days after. The Events Team is so helpful and open-minded to new ideas. For example, we wanted our ceremony to face a direction that the Museum typically/may not have ever done before. They made it work. You feel like you're the only event they're planning, even though they are almost always fully booked with so many different type of events. The only thing I can think of for potential improvement is that the exclusive caterer partnered with the Museum had some tiny bumps, mostly considering the (higher) prices that they charge. In retrospect, I wish I worked with the caterer a little more closely. 99% exceeded my wildest expectations and the other 1% ultimately worked out - definitely just gotta roll with the punches on your wedding day - so my only tip to future couples is to be a little prepared with the caterer (such as maybe discuss a contingency plan if anything you care about goes awry). Plus, you never know what may cause an issue - could be delayed meal, unexpected guests, seating chart issues, late vendors, etc. which are no fault of the museum. The Museum handles so many issues that you don't expect or can't plan for. It really reduces your stress. And it's phenomenal to have this historic, beautiful venue for your wedding.
Sandra · Married on 08/26/2017
As anyone knows planning for and having a wedding can be a daunting task. When looking for venues my son and our new daughter-in-law decided that they wanted a place that was beautiful, elegant and grand. After looking at other places they decide to have their wedding at the Carnegie Museum. The venue was absolutely perfect and the staff was exceptional. The Carnegie provided us with an outstanding event planner, Tori. She helped us to coordinate and schedule as well as providing us with important information regarding the museum and the general plan of how events worked best in the both The Hall of Sculpture and the Banquet Hall. She also was able to helped us implement the ideas that the bride and groom felt were important for their specific celebration. Tori is talented, knowledgeable, hard-working and very personable. She helped us from the very first meeting until the very end of a very beautiful wedding. In addition, the Culinaire caterers and Cassie provided us with a great deal of assistance in selecting delicious meals and gave our guests outstanding service throughout the evening. Cassie was always there to answer our questions and to carrying out the ideas we had to make our guests have a wonderful dinner. I would recommend the Carnegie Museum as the best venue for a lovely and memorable wedding.
Stephanie · Married on 08/11/2017
We had the perfect wedding here. The room was spectacular and the guest could not stop talking about it. It was really awesome that the guests were able to tour the museum while we took photos. I also loved having the everyone watch our first dance from the upper level. The Founder's Room was great to get ready in. My bridal party loved that. The staff was very responsive and polite. I am very delighted with our choice.
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh being world class in the arts and history also is a world class venue for a beautiful and opulent wedding, corporate function, parties, etc. The staircase at the museum and the hall of sculpture are truly remarkable in their beauty and lavish atmosphere. Eileen the coordinator is truly professional and courteous as one would expect from such a spectacular venue. We just photographed an event at The Carnegie Music Hall which is part of the Carnegie Museum; we noticed that everything was highly professional and suited for the guests. It truly was a wonderful day in a world class venue. -John Lokmer - Lokmer Photography Inc.
There is just not much needed to be said about the Carnegie and their staff. It's an amazing place, like no other in Pittsburgh to hold a wedding. For a vendor, they are so helpful and realize that we both are working towards the same end...creating a one of a kind evening for the married couple and guests. Believe it or not, so often venues are so hard to work with. But not Eileen and her staff.