Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Heinz History Center

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

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Heinz History Center Exterior
Heinz History Center Exterior
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Heinz History Center
6th Floor Library & Archives
6th Floor Library & Archives
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
Museum Photo Opps
Museum Photo Opps
5th Floor Mueller Deck
5th Floor Mueller Deck
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Deck
5th Floor Mueller Deck
5th Floor Mueller Deck
5th Floor Mueller Deck
Pittsburgh Trolley
Pittsburgh Trolley
Museum Photo Opps
Museum Photo Opps
Pittsburgh Trolley
Pittsburgh Trolley
Museum Photo Opps
Museum Photo Opps
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
Grand Staircase
Grand Staircase
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
1st Floor Great Hall
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Deck
5th Floor Mueller Deck
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
5th Floor Mueller Center
4th Floor Campbell Gallery
4th Floor Campbell Gallery
Grand Staircase
Grand Staircase
Heinz History Center Exterior
Heinz History Center Exterior
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Heinz History Center
6th Floor Library & Archives
6th Floor Library & Archives

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129 Reviews for Heinz History Center

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Chelsea · Married on 09/21/2019

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best venue we could have asked for!

    My husband and I were recently married at the Heinz History Center in September 2019. The planning process was so easy (well as easy as wedding planning can be) thanks to the help of the Shelby Starks and the other Heinz History Center staff. They were there with suggestions and answers every step of the way. Everything on our big day turned out beautifully and was just so unique! If I could do all of it over again, I would 100% choose Heinz History Center no matter what!

    Sent on 10/25/2019
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    Stephanie Novak · Married on 05/18/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfectly unique ceremony and reception venue!!!

    The actual spaces are beautiful and the staff goes ABOVE AND BEYOND throughout the whole planning process and on-site. I felt so relaxed during the big day because I knew they had it all handled! Highly recommend! Worth every penny!

    Sent on 09/21/2019

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Heinz History Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3420.00
  • 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?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1350.00
  • 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
    Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    9
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • 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?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    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

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements

  • 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 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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