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About Us

Phipps Conservatory is a wedding venue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This exquisite garden venue opened to the public in 1893. Ever since, it has been a source of wonder, beauty, and instruction for generations of Pittsburghers and visitors from around the world. Now you and your loved ones are invited to come and experience this pageantry of life and color for yourselves. Here, you can select from among a number of charming, picturesque event spaces and then enjoy a day filled with moments you’ll treasure forever. Every love story deserves a journey into wonderland, and the Phipps Conservatory team can’t wait to share their little piece of paradise with you.

Facilities and Capacity

Phipps Conservatory has several fine indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces. The four-tiered outdoor garden comprises nearly an acre of lush lawns and gardens, and at its center stands a large, picturesque fountain. The garden can be used as a ceremony or reception space, and seasonal tents, capable of covering up to 200 guests and a dance floor, are available. The multi-level Tropical Forest is the facility’s largest display area. Covering 12,000 square feet, it teems with lush tropical flora and features a treetop lookout, a fish pond, waterfalls, and gently-meandering paths. The Special Events Hall features lovely bamboo floors and floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer stunning views of the adjacent Tropical Forest and distant city landmarks. The room also has state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. The enchanting Broderie Room is modeled on landscaping styles popular among the French nobility during the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV. It is embellished with formal hedged gardens, bronze Edmond Amateis maiden statues, and an Italian wishing well. The Broderie Room, along with the East Room, the Victoria Room, and the Sunken Garden, make up the conservatory’s East Wing, which can accommodate 60 guests for a cocktail-style reception or 36 for a seated buffet. The entire Phipps facility, a total of 14 rooms, is also available for rental.

Services Offered

Phipps Conservatory loves seeing wedding dreams blossom into reality. They offer numerous ceremony, reception, combination, and photo session packages, all designed to give you the flexibility you need to plan your perfect day. A special intimate wedding package is also available. This package includes a two-hour rental, a single-tier cake, five dozen cookies, and live-streaming services. A day-of coordinator will be available to answer questions and help you make the most of your time at Phipps.


Michelle L.

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  • We had a small wedding (just six people) in the Broderie Room at night and it was simply magical. It was incredibly beautiful and romantic! Lovely Sahara was our coordinator and she did an absolute remarkable job making our day smooth. Anytime I needed anything through out the night, she was ON IT. We couldn't have asked for anyone better. As soon as I met her, I felt comfortable and at ease. Everyone at Phipps, especially Sahara, was responsive to all our questions and concerns. She was understanding and willing to make us happy on our big day... Phipps has so much history, as my husband's family is proudly a part of (history of the bonsai), and to make the Phipps' Broderie room our gorgeous back drop for our ceremony, we were really humbled honestly. Phipps is absolutely stunning at night. If you're looking for a beautiful venue for a small wedding like mine, consider the Broderie Room or any of the gorgeous rooms at Phipps! I mean, you don't even need to worry about flowers except... Read more

    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?

    $ 1,500.00

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

    $ 1,500.00

    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?

    $ 600.00

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

    $ 600.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

    Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 18.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    7

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Garden, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, 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?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Tables, Tents

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

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

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, December



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