If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in the great outdoors, you’re in luck. There are many outdoor wedding venues in the Pittsburgh area to choose from, including historic mansions, ski resorts, gardens, and much more. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite outdoor Pittsburgh wedding venues to give you lots of options to consider.
Check out these gorgeous outdoor wedding venues in Pittsburgh.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Located about 90 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, this bucolic resort in Farmington offers a variety of outdoor and indoor spaces for weddings. Outdoor ceremony spaces include the Lafayette Gardens and the Plaza Deck. For a relaxed event with an indoor-outdoor feel, the Panorama Pavilion is just the spot. There are also several beautifully-appointed ballrooms to choose from. And—bonus!—your friends and family can stay at the resort, which includes lots of activities from golf to a casino, for a fun-filled wedding weekend.
Hartwood Acres Mansion
This outdoor wedding venue in Pittsburgh is one of the most beautiful estates in the area. Designed in 1929, you’ll love the Tudor architecture, as well as the outdoor spaces. This venue has a true fairytale feel with its unique open-air Grand Pavilion, incredible formal gardens, and picturesque terrace area—there are truly so many spots for incredible photo ops. This venue can accommodate up to 300 guests for your special day.
Audubon at Succop Nature Park
Nature-lovers will absolutely adore this outdoor wedding venue near Pittsburgh, which features recently-updated spaces for ceremonies and receptions as well as picturesque ponds (hello, amazing photo backdrops!). This venue makes planning truly stress-free with an exclusive on-site caterer and rentals. Couples rave about the accommodating staff and wedding packages of this Pittsburgh wedding venue.
What could be more charming than an outdoor wedding venue in Pittsburgh where penguins, parrots, owls, and more can make an appearance on your big day? Your guests will love browsing the tropical exhibits, and be absolutely wowed by the stunning event spaces, from the Rose Garden Tent, with its ivy-covered walls and abundant roses, to the glass-domed Atrium to the Sky Deck Rooftop with its views of the city. There’s also exclusive on-site caterer to make your wedding planning experience an absolute breeze.
Whether you’re a pair of ski bums or have always dreamed of a mountain wedding, this ski resort in Mc Henry, Maryland is a fantastic wedding venue. There are four different ceremony sites, including the Mountain Top Site with its incredible views (and the ability to arrive via chair lift!), Sundown Village near the golf course, the open-air Whitewater Pavilion overlooking the mountains, and the indoor McHenry Lodge with its credible high ceilings. You can host your wedding reception in a tent or inside the lodge. Smaller weddings can be held inside a yurt (seriously!). We also love the variety of catering packages on offer.
Beaver Station Cultural and Event Center
This outdoor wedding venue near Pittsburgh is actually an old railroad station in the historic town of Beaver. The outdoor ceremony space is one of the most unique venues we’ve seen with its Belevdere structure that will totally wow your guests. Receptions are held in the 1897 Event Room and adjacent Trackside Courtyard. This popular venue won a 2018 Couple’s Choice Award and can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Conveniently located in Prospect, The Atrium is the ultimate fairytale venue for your wedding day. With three garden ceremony spaces to choose from, you’ll love the gazebo, greenhouse, or brick patio for your vows. The indoor reception space is totally elegant, and the in-house catering makes planning an absolute breeze. This venue is beloved by couples, and has won a WeddingWire Couple’s Choice award for seven years. Couples rave about the “laid-back atmosphere” and the “breathtaking facility.”
Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens
One of the dreamiest outdoor wedding venues in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens is pure woodland romance. We love the combination of a garden ceremony setting in the Peirce Celebration Garden with its stone wall full of flowers and greenery, following by a reception at the Davidson Event Center, a renovated 1870s barn with a wall of windows and rustic chandeliers. There are also a variety of scenic spots for photos, including the Lotus Pond and Dogwood Meadow.
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Southpointe
We love hotel weddings for a variety of reasons—they’re absolute pros at throwing weddings and your guests can all stay on site for the ultimate in convenience. This hotel in Canonsburg has the added bonus of a beautiful outdoor ceremony space—and 20,000 square feet of event space. The outdoor garden gazebo is absolutely lovely, and the indoor ballroom can accommodate events from 50 to 750 guests. And the on-site Jackson’s Restaurant Bar is the perfect spot for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners or after-parties.
Looking for a farm venue near Pittsburgh? Fagel Farms has all the rustic charm you’ll need and then some with 125 acres of incredibly breathtaking fields. Get ready in the gorgeous farmhouse, which has three bedrooms where you can rest and prep for the big day. Ceremonies can be held in the gorgeous wooded area, and receptions are held in a tent on the property. This venue can accommodate up to 200 guests for your perfect wedding.
Williams Country Club
Located in Weirton, West Virginia, this country club wedding venue offers a stunningly scenic ceremony space with views of the Ohio River. The stone Clubhouse was built in 1932 and is full of historic charm. This venue has a capacity of 225 guests and offers in-house catering to ensure your planning process is totally stress-free.