The Heinz History Center - a venue located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - offers couples a non-traditional atmosphere in which to say their vows or celebrate their reception. This museum is proud to be the largest history museum in the state of Pennsylvania and offers exhibits and collections rich with the 250 year history of Western Pennsylvania. Whether you are a history buff or are just looking for an industrial or non-traditional venue, the Heinz History Center can turn your wedding into a truly historic event.
Facility and Capacity
The Heinz History Center offers couples nine event spaces- indoor and uncovered outdoor- for couples and up to 300 of their guests. The spaces can accommodate both small and large weddings. Regardless of your wedding style, the spaces can be modified to accommodate your design ideas as well. When the wedding celebrating begins to calm, your guests will enjoy exploring the museum and the many exhibitions on display.
To assist with planning and rentals, staff is on-hand to assist couples with their needs. In addition to weddings, the team of professional staff can also offer assistance if couples are desiring a more intimate elopement on the property. Bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners can also be hosted in the museum.
The Heinz History Center also provides couples and their guests with cuisine through Common Plea Catering. The catering team and museum staff work together to ensure all aspects are met and taken care of. Dietary needs can also be accommodated, such as:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Ellen · Married on 08/11/2018
100% recommend. We are an out of town couple that had the History Center in mind for our wedding from the beginning because it is such a unique venue and also because of positive word-of-mouth. Even so, it far exceeded our expectations. We worked closely with Maura, who is so kind, knowledgeable, savvy, and fun. She is a PRO - it was so easy to communicate with her and she had incredible suggestions and solutions for the whole process. The months leading up to the wedding were easy for those aforementioned reasons. The whole team made the week of the wedding seamless, as well. Dropping off goods, cookies, place cards, etc was stress free. Everyone is professional and helpful, and they really have this whole wedding thing down to science. Most importantly - the wedding. It was a day that I will never forget. Everyone involved in the event was calm, kind, and FUN. Our reception was in the Great Hall and it looked glorious. I honestly can't find enough good words to describe - but my husband, family, and I are all so incredibly grateful.
CT · Married on 11/24/2018
Our Best Decision
Our best decision was choosing the Heinz History Center. Their guidance and attention to detail not only created a memorable evening but also took a lot of stress off our shoulders. Maura and her team know what they are doing and strove to tailor the venue and event to fit our taste and dreams. The Heinz History Center fulfilled our hopes for a fun and distinctive evening.
Daley F · Married on 11/10/2018
The team at Heinz History Center made it so easy for a busy bride to plan a wedding. They were extremely helpful and responsive. They took care of details during the wedding I didn't even realize were necessary (for example, shuffling a large bridal party up into a secret room before being announced and making sure they had enough drinks and appetizers to have fun)!
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!