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The National Aviary is a historic park and wedding venue in Pittsburgh that offers couples a one-of-a-kind experience for their wedding day. The venue's flexible event spaces are able to be transformed under the supervision of their special event professionals in order to make your wedding vision come to fruition. You and your guests can walk through their tropical exhibits and arrange for special appearances from some of their animals, including owls, parrots and penguins. Since 1952, the National Aviary has been a staple in the Pittsburgh community, and now it is your time to take advantage of their great facilities!

Book now at Pittsburgh’s most exciting new venue: The Garden Room at the National Aviary!

Now Accepting Bookings for Fall 2020!

This new, elegant 9,000 square-foot space includes open air access to beautiful outdoor amenities and stunning views of the garden, scenic park and lake. This dazzling venue is perfect for events year round including weddings, events, and education programs!

Enjoy the feeling of an outdoor fete with all the comforts of a brand new space beautifully crafted out of brick, stone, and glass with a bird-safe pattern! The Garden Room construction includes a beautiful new entryway, The Charity Randall Foundation Eagle Hall, which will transform the National Aviary’s west entrance and offer interior connectivity between National Aviary habitats and The Garden Room.

Whether casual or formal, The Garden Room is the perfect place to host a:

  • Wedding
  • Rehersal Dinner
  • Bridal Shower
  • Any meeting or celebration!

Included with your event rental:

  • Explore the National Aviary’s lush habitats during your cocktail hour and capture unique photos with feathered friends.
  • A team of event experts including an on-site special events coordinator, custodial staff, and security will ensure your event is seamless.
  • Complimentary onsite parking for evening events on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The National Aviary’s tables and chairs are available at no additional fee.
  • Audiovisual equipment is available at no additional fee.
  • Celebrate at a venue you can feel good about and support the National Aviary’s mission to inspire respect for nature

For inquiries and to book today, contact our event experts at 412-258-9436 or [email protected]

The National Aviary is located in Allegheny-West, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh located a few blocks north from the Allegheny River. At this great location you will be near the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Heinz Field, Carnegie Science Center and Rivers Casino Pittsburgh.

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  • We absolutely loved having the Aviary as our wedding venue. Ashley (one of the wedding coordinators) deserves a 10/5 stars because she really went above and beyond for us throughout the entire process. We were the first wedding in the new event room they build this year and it is so beautiful. It was perfect for a COVID-safe wedding because the side of the room facing the rose garden can be completely opened up to allow fresh air in and guests can easily flow in and out of the room onto the patio and into the rose garden. They also altered our buffet service so that Atria’s staff served the food rather than guests serving themselves for no additional cost. The reason we are giving 4/5 stars is for a few minor things. First, there are 2 large beautiful fireplaces in the room but neither was working the night of our wedding which was disappointing. 2nd, you are required to use Atria’s catering if you get married at the Aviary but they won’t tray your cookies or arrange them what... Read more

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