Skip to main content
Weddings

Hartwood Acres Mansion

Pittsburgh, PA View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
14 reviews
$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

About

$3k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

Milestone moments deserve timeless locations.

Want a stunning setting for your wedding, engagement party, fundraiser, anniversary, or other celebration?

Host your event at one of Allegheny County’s three historic venues. From an idyllic country estate to a chic urban oasis, we offer the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Hartwood Acres Park is home to one of the largest and most elegant country estates in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Allegheny County park includes a stately Tudor mansion, a stables complex, and a gate lodge, all designed by Alfred Hopkins for John and Mary Flinn Lawrence. The mansion’s sprawling grounds -- including the Terrace and Grand Pavilion, manicured Formal Garden, and expansive Main Lawn -- provide distinct outdoor event spaces that can accommodate up to 500 guests.

Hartwood is a perennial favorite venue among Allegheny County residents. Encompassing more than 600 acres in Hampton and Indiana townships, the park features free concerts on Sunday evenings from June through August. Other amenities include mansion tours, teas, an off-leash dog area, and cross-country skiing, walking, hiking, and bridle trails. Beginning in 2022, the sculpture garden at Hartwood will feature ADA-accessible walkways, new native landscape plantings, and reconfigured driveways and parking areas, all using principles of “green” design.

NOTE: HARTWOOD ACRES IS FULLY BOOKEDTHROUGH 2023. THANK YOU.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

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
November
December

14 Reviews

Write a review
Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 94% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

9 User photos

  • Health
    Health H. Married on 06/12/2022
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Highly recommended!

    I worked mostly with Kim as my venue coordinator at Hartwood, and she was prompt, friendly, and extremely helpful! We were very pleased with the price, the gorgeous mansion and outdoors location, and the staff! There was some construction going on when we first signed our contract, so we weren't able to tour it until a few months later, but we knew it would be in tip-top shape! By June 12, the formal garden and all the flowers around the terrace were blooming beautifully! The venue was so beautiful, all around. We loved having everything outdoors. Thankfully, they do have a tent to use in case it rains on your wedding day. I was worried about the rain, but they were so flexible to help me adjust things last minute and make it all work wonderfully!
  • K
    Kelly W. Married on 09/01/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Perfecto!!

    From our first venue tour to our wedding day, we had a fantastic experience working with staff at Hartwood Acres. The venue is breathtaking (we used the pavilion, terrace and garden). Our guests loved the setting and the walkability of our events. Shaunden and Sarah were so helpful the entire time! They helped us think through locations for the cocktail hour, ceremony and reception and setup an online diagram for us to review. They made all changes we requested and were so patient! Also their help with the table scape planning and coordinating certain vendor related tasks took so much stress off our plate! Shaunden facilitated our wedding rehearsal and was so accommodating! She had answers to all our questions and was just so helpful with last minute vendor needs. I can’t say enough about how awesome it was to work her and how much stress was taken off my plate. Thank you ladies for helping make our wedding so special and stress free!!! (Photos from Lisa West who is also awesome!!)

    Hartwood Acres Mansion's reply:

    Kelly,
    First off, thank you so much for choosing Hartwood Acres as your wedding venue! We strive to make the planning process as stress free as possible for all of our clients. We are glad to hear that we were able to help make this an easy and memorable experience for you and Eric. It was wonderful working with you both! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!
  • Natalie
    Natalie Married on 08/03/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Hartwood is seriously the best

    Hartwood is extraordinary! Every single space is beautiful, a historic landmark that looks like a Tudor palace but was built for a suffragette? Iconic. We used the terrace, got ready in the bridal suite inside the house, had our cocktail hour in the beautiful formal gardens, and the reception in the gorgeous grand pavillion. And all things considered the venue isn't crazy expensive compared to anything approaching similar quality in Pittsburgh. I've seen weddings where the venue is pretty meh and folks make a statement wall to have one nice picture backdrop. We have the opposite problem where there are too many stunning areas to photograph, including the sculptures in the park on the way in. Deciding on where to go with your photographer is gonna be the hard part for you, which is the best possible problem to have.

    That said, the place itself is so gorgeous that people probably would excuse bad service. Like if a trained chimp was in charge of managing this place we'd have still been like "we HAVE to get married here we'll make this work". So its even more above and beyond that Shaunden and Sarah are EXCELLENT at their jobs. Warm, thoughtful, organized, deeply competent. We booked in February 2018 for our August 2019 wedding. They came in part way through after we had booked and Alexandria (the old coordinator) had left. It was so smart of the county to leverage Hartwood. Hiring two people was a great idea - Alexandria was nice, but visibly overworked. Shaunden and Sarah stepped in to the new job without missing a beat, which is great when your venue coordinator leaves 6 months before your wedding date! They ordered new chairs and tents that we could get excited about. They had great insight into running the day smoothly. These two women are leveraging the incredible potential of an already great space to the fullest extent.

    Even the couple things we were worried about as potential snags didn't become an issue!
    Because it's a historical landmark with a lot of valuable artifacts, the committee in charge of it is very understandably a little specific about using the actual house, but we had as much time in the bridal suite and other room as we needed! My (now) husband and I met at Pitt but currently live in New York and don't have much family in the area- we were worried that navigating the car trip from our downtown hotel options would be difficult for out of town guests who are unfamiliar with the ugh... lets just say quirks? of driving in Pittsburgh. We sent specific instructions to guests a few days out and literally no one had trouble getting there.
    Part of my day job is event planning (I work in nonprofit development so lots of galas and other fundraising events) so I've seen some crazy terrible and some truly amazing vendors in my time. I was blown away buy how well Hartwood works as a venue- from its natural gorgeousness to the great people managing it. So many guests commented on the beautify of the location. My mom called it spectacular, that even great photos don't do it justice in person, one of my friends even jokingly tagged the location as Pemberly on instagram, which made my day.

    We'd recommend Hartwood to anyone and everyone! (also sorry I ended up writing a novel length review!)

    Hartwood Acres Mansion's reply:

    Natalie,

    What kind words! Shaunden and I are so pleased to hear of the wonderful experience you and Andrew had at Hartwood Acres Mansion.

    When Shaunden and I stepped into this position, our #1 goal was to meet with every couple who had been booked by the previous coordinator, to ensure them that their wedding day would go off without a hitch.

    Thank you for trusting in us, and for your patience and understanding as we transitioned into this position.

    You and Andrew were a joy to work with. We wish you all the love and happiness in the world! Congratulations again from all of us at Hartwood! xo

Awards

  • 14
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Map

200 Hartwood Acres Pittsburgh, PA, 15238
4123502528
Location of (Hartwood Acres Mansion)

Other vendors in Pittsburgh for your wedding

Wedding Venues

Other vendors in Pittsburgh for your wedding

Wedding Venues