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Price range: $3,850 - $6,250 Price range: $3,850 - $6,250
Couples usually spend $5,050 Couples usually spend $5,050
Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,250 starting price
These prices are available for the months of April through December. These prices are available for the months of January through March.

About

On WeddingWire since 2009

A wedding ceremony and reception at the Senator John Heinz History Center can be truly historic! The non-traditional atmosphere, central location, exciting exhibitions, and our professional staff all help to bring your vision to life and offer a unique experience for you, your family, and friends. Our exclusive vendors, Common Plea Catering and Mosaic Linens, enhance and elevate the site and taste of your event, making it a night you will and your guests will never forget!

Facility & Capacity
The Heinz History Center offers stunning places for Weddings and Receptions for couples and up to 325 of their guests! A variety of memorable venue space offerings are available including our 1st Floor Great Hall, 4th Floor Campbell Gallery, 5th Floor Mueller Center, and 6th Floor Library & Archives.

The 1st Floor Great Hall is the premiere Heinz History Center location. The Great Hall is framed by vintage vehicles and features a two-story staircase, perfect for making your grand entrance, high, vaulted brick ceilings, and original steel beams.

The 4th Floor Campbell Gallery is a warm, intimate location for a cocktail hour with up to 220 guests. As the elevator doors open on the 4th floor, a Campbell Gallery guest will see the famous Klein’s Restaurant neon sign hanging in the atrium to their right and a photo exhibit hung on brick walls around the room.

The 5th floor Mueller Center is a beautifully appointed, contemporary ballroom featuring a wall of windows and a 15' x 135' outdoor deck with a gorgeous view of the river and a view of the downtown skyline.

The 6th floor Library and Archives Reading Room is a perfect setting for a wedding ceremony ranging from 10 to 250 guests. Original architectural elements that enhance the space include wooden beams, brick columns, and a glass wall with views of downtown.

Services Offered

Included in your Event Rental at the History Center:

  • Wedding & Event Coordination from start to finish with our professional events team; this includes the creation of your timeline, custom floorplans, staging of first looks, vendor coordination, placement of personal décor, cookie table organization, and multiple planning appointments.
  • One-Hour Ceremony Rehearsal the day before the wedding, facilitated by your coordinator
  • Access to our Banquet equipment including banquet chairs, easels, and a variety of tables: cocktail tables (high & low), rounds, square, rectangular and metal café tables.
  • Complimentary Bridal Rooms, 3 hours prior to event start
  • Exclusive access for your guests to tour the museum during operating hours on your wedding day
  • Access to all museum exhibits for engagement photo session & wedding day photos
  • On-site, 24 hour Security Officer

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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?

$5,000

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

$4,500

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?

$2,500

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

$2,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Museum
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of Heinz History Center

5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
167 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
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Multiple reviewers highly recommend the Heinz History Center as a wedding venue, praising the professionalism and helpfulness of the staff, particularly event coordinators Sandi Flower and Shelby Starks. The venue is described as beautiful, with unique spaces and exhibits that create a memorable and interactive experience for guests. The on-site catering by Common Plea is also commended for its delicious food. Overall, the Heinz History Center is praised for its impeccable service and attention to detail, making it a top choice for weddings in Pittsburgh.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Multiple reviewers highly recommend the Heinz History Center as a wedding venue, praising the professionalism and helpfulness of the staff, particularly event coordinators Sandi Flower and Shelby Starks. The venue is described as beautiful, with unique spaces and exhibits that create a memorable and interactive experience for guests. The on-site catering by Common Plea is also commended for its delicious food. Overall, the Heinz History Center is praised for its impeccable service and attention to detail, making it a top choice for weddings in Pittsburgh.

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Kathy Sent on 07/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely wonderful! Everything went smoothly!

Cassie and her team are so professional and attentive to details. We are thrilled with all 3 spaces we used, the library for the ceremony, the Great Hall for cocktail hour, and the Mueller Center for the reception. It was a beautiful evening, and our guests were also on the patio. Cassie was there for 10+ hours on our wedding day and managed everything. We did not have a single issue and our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The Common Plea Caterer was over the top delicious and they were so kind and accommodating to all of the needs of our guests. There is not one thing we would change about the entire day. Cassie was so organized and things could not have been better. The HHC helped us make incredible memories to last a lifetime. We are very thankful for the entire staff! Highly recommend the HHC for your dream wedding!
Jessica
Jessica A. Sent on 04/18/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best!

The HHC was the PERFECT venue for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Planning with the venues event coordinator, Sandi Flowers, went as smooth as wedding planning could possibly go! She was so professional, attentive and truly a delight to have with us through wedding planning and day of. I cannot say enough good things about Sandi and the rest of the staff at the HHC. We were blown away at how everything came together so perfectly, in large part due to Sandi's incredible hard work. The caterer, Common Plea, was also a 10/10. Fabulous food- we received SO compliments on the food and the uniqueness of the venue. We could not be happier with our choice in venue.
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Cecelia G. Sent on 04/12/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing in every way!

We had our wedding at Heinz in the Fall and honestly it was the best experience we could have asked for. Our coordinator was Cassie Horrell, and she really made the whole wedding planning and day of easy and magical. She always had an answer for all our questions, she gave us guidance on what we might be forgetting, and she coordinated the day of exactly how we discussed. We were so pleased with the Great Hall for our ceremony and reception, and the Campbell gallery for cocktails. The guests all raved to us how much fun they thought the venue was and how smoothly everything went. We absolutely could not be happier with our experience. Thank you so much!
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Awards

167
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
Joe Appel Photography Joe Appel Photography Wedding Photographers

An iconic building filled with Pittsburgh memorabilia is the perfect place to make your own memories. The space offers many different options from historic to contemporary. The staff are top-notch and make for a fantastic experience on your wedding day.

Bagpiper of Pittsburgh - David Scarborough Bagpiper of Pittsburgh - David Scarborough Wedding Musicians

Unique and Interesteng establishment;highly recommend.

Adorkable Weddings Adorkable Weddings Wedding Officiants

I love working with the Heinz History Center! They are always on point with their timing, organization, and poise. I especially want to give a shout-out to Maura, who made my first wedding at Heinz a superb success!

Preferred Vendors

Common Plea Catering
4.9 out of 5 rating , 33 Reviews
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Heinz History Center frequently asked questions

Heinz History Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Heinz History Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Heinz History Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Rooftop
Heinz History Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Heinz History Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Heinz History Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Heinz History Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Heinz History Center is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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