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.
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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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.
Unique and Interesteng establishment;highly recommend.
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!
Heinz History Center frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Heinz History Center?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At Heinz History Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
What are the most important characteristics of Heinz History Center in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Heinz History Center for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Heinz History Center offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Heinz History Center offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does Heinz History Center have available for wedding events?
- Audio Equipment
- Dance Floor
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