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Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh, PA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
144 reviews
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$4k - $5k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

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

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?

$4,200

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

$3,780

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?

$2,000

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

$1,800

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)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

9

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Museum
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
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

144 Reviews

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    Gabby M. Married on 05/28/2022
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    Best Pittsburgh Wedding Venue Hands Down

    We were a COVID wedding originally scheduled for May of 2020. While a lot of other friends who were dealing with COVID postponements had difficulties getting deposits back and rescheduling at other Pittsburgh venues, my fiancé and I had the easiest time coordinating with the History Center. They were incredibly flexible as we tried to figure out the best way to celebrate our wedding. We ended up waiting until 2022 and they could not have been more accommodating with the changes. Shelby is fantastic at what she does! I am not the most organized and so even with last minute adjustments she took the reigns and went with whatever I threw her way. Beyond that, the History Center is beautiful, and in my opinion, undoubtedly the best place to get married in Pittsburgh. Would highly recommend!
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    Erica H. Married on 04/23/2022
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    Absolutely Amazing!!!

    Cannot speak highly enough of our experience with the History Center for our wedding! The space and the team there make your whole day feel absolutely seamless. All of the different exhibits and displays they have add such a fun backdrop for the event and for wedding pictures. We worked with Sandra as our coordinator and she took care of every detail we could’ve imagined. Our guests could not have raved more about how much they enjoyed the space and we got one of the most beautiful sunsets off of the very large balcony that was off of the reception space. Perfect downtown venue with 3 hotels basically next door to the venue which made it so easy for our out of town guests.

Awards

  • 144
  • 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!

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1212 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
4124546431
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Heinz History Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Heinz History Center?

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

At Heinz History Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Heinz History Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Heinz History Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Heinz History Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Rooftop

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Heinz History Center for wedding events?

Heinz History Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Heinz History Center offer?

Heinz History Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Heinz History Center offer for wedding events?

Heinz History Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Heinz History Center have available for wedding events?

Heinz History Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Heinz History Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

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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