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
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
Hanna Wagner · Married on 05/11/2019
Hire Shelby! Best of the best
Hi Shelby!!Sent on 05/15/2019
I just wanted to thank you again so so much for everything you did for us. Everything was absolutely perfect and better than I could have ever imagined. The set up of the space was unbelievable and it know it wasn’t easy with a larger guest count, but it truly was perfect. We couldn’t have done any of this without you and I’m so glad we got to work with you. You always made us feel at ease and handled any situation thrown your way with grace and elegance (when I prob would have just started to scream lol). You are so good at what you do, anyone will be lucky to work with you!
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. You made our wedding an absolute dream! You’re the best!
Hanna and Carter
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!