Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a zoo and wedding venue located in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park. Couples have the freedom of selecting from three unique event spaces that all have their own special atmosphere. Once a location is chosen, take advantage of our wedding packages to ensure that your celebration is everything that you want it to be! Imagine walking past a group of polar bears on your way to the PPG Aquarium or looking out over a dense collection of vibrant trees while you have your first dance under the Garden Tent. Get in touch with Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium today to reserve your spot at this exotic venue!
Facilities and Capacity
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers not one, but three venues that will amaze and entertain your friends and family. With vibrant aquatic life, a lush rainforest, and cascading waterfalls, the PPG Aquarium makes an unparalleled event setting. Lose yourself amongst hundreds of animal species ranging from the tiny cuttlefish to the six-foot-long South American arapaima. At the exquisite Water's Edge, begin the night on Pier Town, a coastal village complete with sea lions, polar bears, sea otters, and rescued northern elephant seals, and end with an underwater experience like no other. Surrounded by lavish foliage and botanical gardens, the Garden Tent is a grand venue for any elegant occasion.
NEW! We are excited to introduce I Do at the Zoo, a new add-on that allows you to include a ceremony with your wedding reception package. With a built in, day-of event coordinator, you will have everything you need to start your forever. We take care of everything within the Zoo, from setup to execution and even clean up, so you can enjoy every moment of your special day. An additional $500 fee. Ceremonies must be held in the same space as the reception.
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering and event coordination available. Their services include:
This venue is located in Highland Park near the Allegheny River. At this prime location you and your guests will be near several local restaurants, churches and hotel options.
Recommended by 92% of couples
Ashley · Married on 09/24/2016
The Pittsburgh Zoo was the perfect choice to host a wedding reception. Dave, Gabby, and the rest of the Pittsburgh Zoo staff were so accommodating and incredible to work with from our very first meeting all the way through planning to even days after the reception. We could go on and on about every little detail of how each staff member made our day absolutely perfect! They were extremely helpful and quick at getting responses back to us and we can really say that they made us feel as if we were the only wedding in the world. We felt so special and it is because of their excellent professional skills. They made wedding planning fun and easy. I would highly recommend this vendor to any couple who is thinking about booking with them. It was affordable in comparison to other local vendors.---We had our wedding in the garden tent and choose to go with food stations in stead of a sit down dinner. Our guest loved every minute and complemented how wonderful everything was. They did everything we asked from set up to clean up and we did not have to worry about anything. I honestly can not say one negative thing about this vendor or our wedding reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Thank you for making our day magical!Sent on 10/12/2016
User5038536 · 2+ years ago
This venue was the perfect choice for our wedding reception! The staff was extremely helpful, patient, and flexible, and took great care of everything on the evening of the reception!Sent on 10/17/2016
Mel · Married on 06/25/2016
The Pittsburgh Zoo did a fantastic job putting together our wedding. Dave and Gabby were great and they all answered any questions very quickly. My guests really enjoyed the location, and had a great time in the aquarium. The Pittsburgh Zoo is a great place to have any event. They really made our special day into a wonderful memory. It was also much easier to plan the wedding by coordinating with the zoo staff, and by having a package that included linens and such.Sent on 08/17/2016
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Price Rates
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers a $5 discount per guest for receptions taking place any day of the week other than Saturday. This discount offer is valid only on receptions using our Banquet/Reception Packages.
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.
Beautiful, dreamy setting for any wedding or special event!
Very unique and scenic for a wedding. A photographers dream location.