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.
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.
92 Reviews for Phipps Conservatory
Recommended by 90% of couples
26 User photos
Rebecca · Married on 10/10/2020
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!Sent on 10/26/2020
Kaelyn S. · Married on 09/12/2020
Helped make our dream wedding come true
We cannot say enough good things about Phipps and the amazing staff. Caroline Walker and David Swank helped on the events and catering side of things and they were the most pleasant and caring people. Caroline was always so responsive and helpful and even helped me take care of a wedding day emergency when my dress got smudged on a car tire before my first look. Even amongst a global pandemic she made sure that we would have an amazing day and came up with suggestions and ways to still make our day great. On the catering side of things David Swank was also so responsive and always called us to be sure we were up to date on all current policies and information. Having a wedding during a pandemic should have been a painful and difficult process but Phipps took that burden from us. I couldn't imagine having our wedding in any other location. It was truly incredible. Not to mention that our pictures turned out so amazing and the unique backgrounds and colors truly make our wedding photos incredible. The food was also so wonderful and all of our guests raved about how good everything was. The food, service, location, and overall feeling went above and beyond what I ever could have imagined.Sent on 09/15/2020
Chelsea · Married on 02/12/2020
My Phipps wedding was AMAZING!!!! Katelyn, my coordinator, was wonderful to work with. She knows her stuff and kept her cool even though I was stressed and anxious. Everything went off without a hitch and all the staff were super professional and helpful. I wish I could do it all over again!!Sent on 02/19/2020
Phipps Conservatory Price Rates
A Pittsburgh standard of excellence in the historic Oakland section of the city. Several options for your wedding or event.
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.
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.