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Phipps Conservatory

Pittsburgh, PA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.5 out of 5
97 reviews
$6k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$6k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Phipps Conservatory is a wedding venue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This exquisite garden venue opened to the public in 1893. Ever since, it has been a source of wonder, beauty, and instruction for generations of Pittsburghers and visitors from around the world. Now you and your loved ones are invited to come and experience this pageantry of life and color for yourselves. Here, you can select from among a number of charming, picturesque event spaces and then enjoy a day filled with moments you’ll treasure forever. Every love story deserves a journey into wonderland, and the Phipps Conservatory team can’t wait to share their little piece of paradise with you.

Facilities and Capacity

Phipps Conservatory has several fine indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces. The four-tiered outdoor garden comprises nearly an acre of lush lawns and gardens, and at its center stands a large, picturesque fountain. The garden can be used as a ceremony or reception space, and seasonal tents, capable of covering up to 200 guests and a dance floor, are available. The multi-level Tropical Forest is the facility’s largest display area. Covering 12,000 square feet, it teems with lush tropical flora and features a treetop lookout, a fish pond, waterfalls, and gently-meandering paths. The Special Events Hall features lovely bamboo floors and floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer stunning views of the adjacent Tropical Forest and distant city landmarks. The room also has state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. The enchanting Broderie Room is modeled on landscaping styles popular among the French nobility during the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV. It is embellished with formal hedged gardens, bronze Edmond Amateis maiden statues, and an Italian wishing well. The Broderie Room, along with the East Room, the Victoria Room, and the Sunken Garden, make up the conservatory’s East Wing, which can accommodate 60 guests for a cocktail-style reception or 36 for a seated buffet. The entire Phipps facility, a total of 14 rooms, is also available for rental.

Services Offered

Phipps Conservatory loves seeing wedding dreams blossom into reality. They offer numerous ceremony, reception, combination, and photo session packages, all designed to give you the flexibility you need to plan your perfect day. A special intimate wedding package is also available. This package includes a two-hour rental, a single-tier cake, five dozen cookies, and live-streaming services. A day-of coordinator will be available to answer questions and help you make the most of your time at Phipps.

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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?

$600

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

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$18

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December

97 Reviews

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Recommended by 90% of couples
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  • A Lucarelli
    A Lucarelli Married on 05/15/2021
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    Amazing Day

    We booked Phipps for our wedding reception prior to the pandemic. Planning throughout the ups and downs was difficult, but Katelyn helped us through every step of the way. Despite drastically reducing our guest list, she made every part of our day special and unique. Her attention to detail helped take so much of the planning stress off of us. Her attitude was always positive and we could really tell she loves her job. Any questions we had were answered quickly and she was available to talk when we needed her and make suggestions through the various situations. She connected with our vendors to make everything run smoothly. We got engaged at Phipps and the venue was perfect for our wedding style. We highly recommend the natural beauty of Phipps and the great event staff!
  • Rebecca
    Rebecca Married on 10/10/2020
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    Perfect and easy to plan

    The outdoor garden was amazing! Caroline was awesome to work with, especially during a pandemic. I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony venue! Everything was perfect!

Awards

  • 97
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

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    22 photos · 07/31/2021
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    11 photos · 06/06/2021
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    34 photos · 10/10/2020
  • Amanda & Michael
    23 photos · 07/28/2018
  • Rory & Ashley
    32 photos · 06/24/2018

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Blackwell Soundz & Entertainment LLC Blackwell Soundz & Entertainment LLC Wedding DJs

A Pittsburgh standard of excellence in the historic Oakland section of the city. Several options for your wedding or event.

Lokmer Photography Inc. Lokmer Photography Inc. Wedding Photographers

I have photographed many weddings in the past at The Phipps. The beauty of nature in the various rooms and the outdoor environment all make for a beautiful event. Rachel and staff offer weddings, receptions and special parties for your special needs; and the professionalism is nothing short of superb which is expected from a first class venue. This is a gorgeous venue for some remarkable photos which our studio has created over the years. -John Lokmer - Lokmer Photography Inc.

Your Wedding Officiant Your Wedding Officiant Wedding Officiants

I have found Phipps Conservatory to be an excellent venue with a staff who works hard to meet all the needs not only of their couples, but also those who attend as well.

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One Schenley Park Pittsburgh, PA, 15213
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