The National Aviary is a historic park and wedding venue in Pittsburgh that offers couples a one-of-a-kind experience for their wedding day. The venue's flexible event spaces are able to be transformed under the supervision of their special event professionals in order to make your wedding vision come to fruition. You and your guests can walk through their tropical exhibits and arrange for special appearances from some of their animals, including owls, parrots and penguins. Since 1952, the National Aviary has been a staple in the Pittsburgh community, and now it is your time to take advantage of their great facilities!
Facilities and Capacity
This venue is able to accommodate events of up to 175 people. Each event space brings a new element to your special day, allowing couples to customize their experience. Dance the night away underneath the Rose Garden Tent, enveloped by roses and ivory-covered walls for a beautiful outdoor celebration. Couples can also use the Atrium, a Victorian-inspired glass dome that allows you and your guests to look up at the stars as the night goes on.
The National Aviary is a full-service wedding venue with event coordination available. Their services include:
The National Aviary is located in Allegheny-West, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh located a few blocks north from the Allegheny River. At this great location you will be near the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Heinz Field, Carnegie Science Center and Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Mary Albrethsen · Married on 08/17/2019
Unique wedding venue and we got to celebrate with a penguin :)
We loved our wedding reception at the National Aviary. When we got engaged, we knew we wanted to have our reception at the Aviary. All the staff was great to work with, and all the guests raved about how fun and unique of a venue it was. We were glad that the exhibits were open and gave guests something fun to do. Being able to interact with DJ the penguin was one of the highlights of our wedding. The outdoor garden was beautiful, we hardly had to provide any decorations because the space was so beautiful on its own. All the staff was great to work with, especially Ashley and Yvette, the event coordinators. They were always very responsive and worked with us diligently up until the day of the wedding to make sure everything ran smoothly.Sent on 09/03/2019
Bionca · Married on 08/24/2019
Amazing coordinators and staff
I was just in awe at how amazing and perfect everything was. Atrias food was just too amazing. We had alot of complements on the food and venue. The guests were loving the aviary experience. So glad everyone was happy. Yvette was just a star to work with she went above and beyond helping clean up and coordinating everything. Ashley was also amazing at getting us information and emailing back and forth answering questions. I loved our wedding. Great weather, great food, great staff.Sent on 08/27/2019
Sadie · Married on 05/11/2019
A Unique and Amazing Experience
This is the ABSOLUTE perfect wedding venue for anyone who wants to give their guests an amazing experience! To begin, it is such a gorgeous space, and it is located next to a park which is another amazing spot for photos. The events planning staff is amazing. Ashley and Laura were so helpful, quick to respond, and go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable. There was supposed to be an event happening in the park the day of my wedding, and they reached out to the organization to make sure their music and events did not disrupt the wedding. (the event ended up cancelled). The food is also made on site and is one of the best meals I have had! For everything this space provides, it is a steal cost wiseSent on 06/09/2019
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