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.Sent on 09/08/2018
Leslie Hanks · Married on 06/15/2019
Amazing Wedding Venue
Everything about our reception at the Heinz History Center was incredible! We had our cocktail hour on the 1st floor (Great Hall) and our reception on the 5th floor (Mueller Center). Shelby and the staff at the Heinz History Center were amazing and so helpful in all of the planning stages all the way through to the end of the reception. Shelby was so communicative in the months leading up to the wedding and just made us so at ease. We were so calm on our wedding day knowing that they had everything covered for us. We highly recommend the Heinz History Center for any wedding! Thank you so much Shelby and team!Sent on 09/15/2019
Johanna Wagner · Married on 05/11/2019
Shelby is the best of the best
Shelby did an amazing job for us! Our venue was absolutely perfect the day of and everything ran extremely smooth.Sent on 05/15/2019
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!