Family Courthouse Courtyard

436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Map · Phone number
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About Family Courthouse Courtyard

Family Courthouse Courtyard is a historic wedding venue located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also known as the old Allegheny County Jail, the building is engulfed in growing ivy, which provides a beautiful greenery backdrop for wedding photos. The stone walls and vast wrought iron gates that surround the venue combine to produce a majestic atmosphere perfect for any wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Family Courthouse Courtyard can accommodate celebrations small or large, with the capacity to hold a dancefloor and to seat 200 guests. For couples looking to host a standing cocktail reception, the venue can host up to 300 guests. The courthouse features three event spaces for couples to utilize on their special day. The venue offers outdoor spaces only, but is versatile and can accommodate uncovered or covered events.

Services Offered

The venue supplies couples with all the tables and chairs needed for their wedding event. The workers at the building can also provide assistance with the setup and cleanup of the celebration. The Family Courthouse encourages couples to bring in their own caterers, rental companies, and sound equipment, which gives couples ample flexibility in choosing their vendors. The venue hosts a wide array of wedding-related events, which include the following:

  • Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Bridal showers
  • Engagement parties
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal dinners

Other Facilities

This courtyard venue is connected to the Allegheny County Courthouse by a bridge. This second building also features a courtyard in which couples can exchange their vows or host their reception. The courtyard, adorned with a beautiful fountain and landscaped gardens, holds up to 150 seated guests and up to 300 standing guests. The Allegheny County Courthouse also boasts a grand indoor staircase and gallery that couples can use as an event space. For receptions, this area holds up to 200 seated guests, which includes a dancefloor.

History

The Family Courthouse Courtyard, which is commonly recognized as the old Allegheny County Jail, was first constructed between 1884 and 1886. This National Historic Landmark was designed by H.H. Richardson, who is a famed architect. Richardson's design plans were carried out by the Norcross Brothers, who began building in 1884.

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Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Megan · Married on 04/06/2019

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    Alex and Katie with the Allegheny County Courthouse were the easiest people to work with. My husband and I visited Pittsburgh about a year prior to our desired wedding date to tour venues with both sets of parents. Out of all of the venues we were shown, none elicited the same excitement and magical feeling as the courtyard at the Family Court. It's like a hidden oasis in the middle of downtown. From the tall trees to the stone walls covered in ivy, having our reception here was like having it inside the walls of a castle. Not only is it beautiful, but it's also affordable and allows more freedom in planning your event. The only downside would be that you're at the mercy of the weather, but again Alex and Katie will work with you on a rain contingency plan. We could not have imagined a more perfect place to celebrate.

    Sent on 04/10/2019
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    Family Courthouse Courtyard's reply:

    Thank you so much Megan! On behalf of Allegheny County Special Events, it was a pleasure hosting your wedding day.

Family Courthouse Courtyard Pricing

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Family Courthouse Courtyard FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Clean Up, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Lighting, Tables
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, May, November, December

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  • 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 See on map
    (412)350-3172 (Phone number)

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