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(412) 454-6431

About Us

A wedding ceremony and reception at the Senator John Heinz History Center can be truly historic! The non-traditional atmosphere, central location, exciting exhibitions, and our professional staff all help to bring your vision to life and offer a unique experience for you, your family, and friends. Our exclusive vendors, Common Plea Catering and Mosaic Linens, enhance and elevate the site and taste of your event, making it a night you will and your guests will never forget!

Facility & Capacity
The Heinz History Center offers stunning places for Weddings and Receptions for couples and up to 325 of their guests! A variety of memorable venue space offerings are available including our 1st Floor Great Hall, 4th Floor Campbell Gallery, 5th Floor Mueller Center, and 6th Floor Library & Archives.

The 1st Floor Great Hall is the premiere Heinz History Center location. The Great Hall is framed by vintage vehicles and features a two-story staircase, perfect for making your grand entrance, high, vaulted brick ceilings, and original steel beams.

The 4th Floor Campbell Gallery is a warm, intimate location for a cocktail hour with up to 220 guests. As the elevator doors open on the 4th floor, a Campbell Gallery guest will see the famous Klein’s Restaurant neon sign hanging in the atrium to their right and a photo exhibit hung on brick walls around the room.

The 5th floor Mueller Center is a beautifully appointed, contemporary ballroom featuring a wall of windows and a 15' x 135' outdoor deck with a gorgeous view of the river and a view of the downtown skyline.

The 6th floor Library and Archives Reading Room is a perfect setting for a wedding ceremony ranging from 10 to 250 guests. Original architectural elements that enhance the space include wooden beams, brick columns, and a glass wall with views of downtown.

Services Offered

Included in your Event Rental at the History Center:

  • Wedding & Event Coordination from start to finish with our professional events team; this includes the creation of your timeline, custom floorplans, staging of first looks, vendor coordination, placement of personal décor, cookie table organization, and multiple planning appointments.
  • One-Hour Ceremony Rehearsal the day before the wedding, facilitated by your coordinator
  • Access to our Banquet equipment including banquet chairs, easels, and a variety of tables: cocktail tables (high & low), rounds, square, rectangular and metal café tables.
  • Complimentary Bridal Rooms, 3 hours prior to event start
  • Exclusive access for your guests to tour the museum during operating hours on your wedding day
  • Access to all museum exhibits for engagement photo session & wedding day photos
  • On-site, 24 hour Security Officer


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  • My husband and I were recently married at the Heinz History Center in September 2019. The planning process was so easy (well as easy as wedding planning can be) thanks to the help of the Shelby Starks and the other Heinz History Center staff. They were there with suggestions and answers every step of the way. Everything on our big day turned out beautifully and was just so unique! If I could do all of it over again, I would 100% choose Heinz History Center no matter what!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    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?

    $ 3,800.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 3,420.00

    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?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,350.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    9

    Describe your venue

    Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi

    What event items are available?

    Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February



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