Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

7370 Baker Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Map · Phone number
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About Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a zoo wedding venue located in Highland Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This one-of-a-kind venue offers three fantastic event spaces to host your wedding celebration. Here, you and your guests can enjoy immersive animal exhibits that will make your day truly unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity

At the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, you can choose to host your ceremony and reception event in one of three unique settings. Say ‘I do’ surrounded by cascading waterfalls and luscious rainforest foliage. Guests can marvel at the breathtaking aquatic wildlife on display. This event area can accommodate up to 200 seated guests and features two levels, allowing your guests to take in the beauty from the balcony level also.

Pier Town is a magnificent coastal village setting for your ceremony and reception with space for up to 140 seated guests. Wonder at the majestic polar bears, sea lions, sea otters, and more on display here. Share a kiss with your beloved in the aquatic tunnel. These enchanting exhibits are sure to delight guests of all ages during your wonderful wedding occasion.

The 7,200-square-foot Garden Tent offers an elegant wedding location surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens and luscious foliage. The illuminated white wedding tent can comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests for your ceremony and reception. String lights and drapery can transform this space into a fairytale aesthetic for your day.

Services Offered

Rental of Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium includes four hours of event time, tables and chairs, linens, silverware, glassware, and china. A shuttle service is available to take your guests directly from the venue entrance to your chosen event space. Catering and coffee service is also included, with a wide variety of cuisine to choose from. Beverage service can also be added, with packages including house and premium offerings. Outside vendors are welcome to serve your event, with setup and cleanup of your occasion provided by the in-house staff.

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50 Reviews for Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.5

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  • Tara

    Tara G. · Getting married on 05/09/2021

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

    Best Wedding venue ever

    I am so thankful for Caroline and team, it was truly magical night! I didn't feel like I had to stress or worry about a single thing once I came through the front gates. Everything was taken care of and I could finally relax and enjoy myself. Everything was spectacular. I've received so many compliments about the venue, as well as the food. The food was absolutely delicious! The docents were truly lovely and adding a magical touch to the night as well. Your organization and assistance took a huge weight of my shoulders during the planning process. It was absolutely invaluable, and I truly feel I wouldn't have been able to realize my vision without them. It was everything I could've hoped for and then some.

    Sent on 02/27/2020

    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, Tara! Our team had such a great time assisting in the planning and execution of your wedding reception. Your colors looked incredible in the PPG Aquarium and your guests were so fun. We hope you and Bryan visit soon! - Caroline & Gabby
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    Emily S. · Married on 02/29/2020

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

    We had an amazing time!

    Our wedding was amazing! There was not one part of the night that wasn't amazing
    A week after, we are still getting compliments about every aspect of it.

    Sent on 03/06/2020

    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's reply:

    Hi Emily,

    Thank you so much for your review! We loved your favors and all of the greenery on the tables. Thank you for choosing the Zoo to host your ceremony and reception! We wish you and Ryan all the very best and hope to see you around the Zoo soon!

    - Caroline & Gabby
  • Erica

    Erica · Married on 10/26/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Excellent venue

    Caroline and Samantha were fantastic to work with! They were very timely in answering the millions of questions that I had. If I had to do my wedding all over again, I would still pick the PPG Aquarium all over! They set up and take down all of the tables and decorations. And they do it all beautifully! All of the guests had so much fun looking at the exhibits and playing in the touch tank. Bonus was the shuttle that took us and the guests to and from the aquarium. I couldn't have asked for a better night, and a better group of people to work with to create my dream!

    Sent on 11/14/2019

    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review, Erica! You were one of the easiest brides to work with and everything turned out beautifully; we especially loved your homemade favors and table names! We're so happy you and Brandon enjoyed your reception with us. Wishing the two of you all the very best!

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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium 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?
    $ 1200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2250.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 20.95
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Beer
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Museum
    Park
    Zoo
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

1 Real Wedding

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Lokmer Photography Inc. Wedding Photographers

    Great unique, professional and a totally creative environment for your beautiful wedding, reception, party, etc. A world class venue totally different from the traditional standard. Our studio highly recommends The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. -John Lokmer - Lokmer Photography Inc.

  • Philomena's Catering Wedding Caterers

    Beautiful, dreamy setting for any wedding or special event!

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    Very unique and scenic for a wedding. A photographers dream location.

Map

  • 7370 Baker Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15206 See on map
    4123652536 (Phone number)
    4123652544 (Other Phone Number)
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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium for wedding events?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offer?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offer for wedding events?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium have available for wedding events?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.5 in average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offer?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.