Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street • Pittsburgh • PA 15222


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • You can celebrate what makes Pittsburgh unique at Pennsylvania's largest history museum. Guests can tour the exciting and varied exhibits throughout the day, and all rental revenue directly supports the preservation of the collections.
  • The 1st-floor Great Hall offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop, with vintage vehicles such as a Conestoga wagon, an antique fire engine, a stainless-steel Ford, the Heinz Hitch, and a trolley. There's also a two-story grand staircase, vaulted brick ceiling, and original steel beams.
  • An outdoor deck overlooking the river and the cityscape, part of the 5th-floor Mueller Center, makes a lovely ceremony location. Inside, there's a traditional ballroom with walls of windows, a sound system, and a stage.


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Specialty Discounts

10% off for weddings booked for January or February, Fridays or Sundays (excluding holiday weekends), or for active military service members.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,500–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • Rental fee includes coordination, ceremony rehearsal, standard rentals, use of dressing suites, exclusive access for guests to tour the museum, and more!

Ceremony Fee
  • $1,500/event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $32.95–200/person
  • All buffet menu options are based on a minimum of 30 guests.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 15%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 325 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 350 0
Reception Seated 325 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 325.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Catering provided exclusively by the Common Plea.



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
  • Museum
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Panoramic


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