6 Unique Wedding Venues in Pittsburgh

May 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Top 6 Unique Pittsburgh Wedding Venues You May Have Never Heard Of

 

Or Maybe You Have?

 

Pittsburgh is a city with a rich history and culture. It's also home to some of the most unique venues that you'll ever find. From historic landmarks to quirky art galleries, Pittsburgh is full of one-of-a-kind wedding venues that will make your special day even more memorable.

Pittsburgh is not just the Steel City - it's also home to some of the most unique wedding venues in America. Whether you are looking for an inexpensive wedding venue in Pittsburgh or you don't have a budget, Pittsburgh has it. From art galleries to historic landmarks, Pittsburgh has something for every wedding couple. Here are 10 of the best wedding venues in Pittsburgh for your big day:

 

1) The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tel: 412.237.8300
 

The Andy Warhol Museum is part of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Andy Warhol is a famous Pittsburgh Artist and had many celebrity friends. Have your wedding "All things Andy" with this beautiful Pittsburgh wedding venue. From the first-floor entrance space to the Warhol Theater, you can't go wrong with the Warhol Museum for your big day. You can check them out on their wedding wire page or visit the Andy Warhol Museum's website directly. 

 

2) The Westend Overlook

Marlow Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Tel: 412.937.3054
 

The West End Overlook is a great Pittsburgh wedding venue option, especially if you and your partner are looking for something casual, simple, yet memorable with an amazing view. The West End Overlook is located in Pittsburgh's Elliot neighborhood on Marlow Street and it sits in a municipal park. One of the best parts of the Overlook is the amazing view of the fountain at Point State Park where the Monogahela and Allegheny Rivers meet to form the Ohio River. You also have an awesome view of the skyscraper buildings that make up downtown Pittsburgh. And, you also have views of PNC Park, Heinz Field, and some of Pittsburgh's bridges. You can choose to have your wedding around sunset in the evening or during the day. Make sure you have your wedding after the spring bloom so your guests will have shade from the trees and other blooms around the park. The sunset view is simply amazing from the West End Overlook and the sunset colors can be equally spectacular. The only downfall to having your wedding at the West End Overlook is that there are no electrical outlets so come prepared and be sure to let all of your vendors know as well. Do not let this deter you from choosing to have your wedding here. You can still have a beautiful wedding at this awesome Pittsburgh wedding venue if you plan ahead of time. Pittsburgh Bridal can help you plan your big day!

 

3) Heinz Field

100 Art Rooney Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tel: 412.697.7150

 

If you are a die-hard Steelers fan, what could scream Pittsburgh more than having your wedding at Heinz Field? Treat your wedding guests to bowl stadium seating as you and your partner get married in the endzone with this unique Pittsburgh wedding venue. They have two endzone ceremony options to choose from, as well as a bunch of indoor spaces for your reception. Heinz Field also has quite a few upgrades, such as custom terrible towels, an appearance by Steely McBeam, the Steeline Drum Band, and more. Have the wedding of your dreams with Heinz Field as your wedding venue and be the talk of your friends for years to come. 

 

4) The Carrie Furnaces

Rivers of Steel
The Bost Building
623 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120

Tel: 412.464.4020

 

The Carrie Furnace aka a blast furnace is located along the Monongahela River in Rankin, PA, and has been abandoned since the 1980s. The blast furnaces that made up Carrie Furnace were built in 1884 and were shut down in 1982. The furnace played a huge role in Pittsburgh's steel industry as it would make the molten iron that would travel by railcar across the Monogahela River to be converted into steel as part of the Homestead Steel Works. The Carrie Furnace site was set to be demolished until was designated as a historic landmark in 2006. Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 were once part of a bank of blast furnaces used to smelt iron for rolling mills across the river. Today they loom above the Monongahela like iron dinosaurs. These fossil furnaces are rare artifacts of America’s industrial history. No complete furnace plants from this period still exist in the United States. The Carrie Furnace site is now run by Rivers of Steel and appeals to modern-day couples as a unique Pittsburgh wedding venue. It has vast open spaces, unconventional ceremony sites, and offers a unique backdrop for your wedding photographer. Let's not leave out the graffiti wall. Rivers of Steel has formed a partnership with local graffiti artists and they let them paint on one of the walls on the property. Once a year, they paint the wall black and bring in graffiti artists to have at it. This way it keeps the graffiti off of the furnaces and other parts of the property. You can download the pdf brochure for Carrie Furnaces here and make this place your unique Pittsburgh wedding venue. 

 

5) The Mattress Factory Museum

500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tel: 412.231.3169

 

The Mattress Factory Museum is certainly a unique Pittsburgh wedding venue that has quite the backdrop. Although the museum focuses on contemporary artwork, the name pays homage to its heritage. Located in the heart of the city, the building that it sits in was built in 1900 and housed the Stearns and Foster Mattress Factory. Barbara Luderowski purchased the property in 1975 and turned it into an art museum that it still is today. As a Pittsburgh wedding venue, The Mattress Factory offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for its clients. During the warmer months, the glass doors open to allow you and your guests to enjoy both the lobby and their partially-tented Winfred Lutz Garden. Dancing under the stars while sipping cocktails anyone? At the Mattress Factory, they celebrate art you can get into, and this experimental spirit ensures that your wedding will be as creative and unique as their art with this Pittsburgh wedding venue. Check out their page on theknot.com/mattressfactory 

 

6) Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

799 Pinkerton Run Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15071

Tel: 412-444-4464

 

If you have never visited Pittsburgh Botanic Garden before, it's definitely a bucket list type of place that you want to visit. Not only is it a hidden gem just to visit any day of the week, but it also makes for a beautiful Pittsburgh wedding venue. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is centrally located between Pittsburgh International Airport and Downtown Pittsburgh. They have 60 acres of lush and unique plantings that are just breathtaking. As a Pittsburgh wedding venue, romantic plantings encompass the stone wall in the Pierce Celebration Garden. A modern, rustic charm awaits the restored 1807s barn in a climate-controlled reception area which they call their events center. They even provide their own vendor team if you wish to go that route for your big day. Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is my favorite of all of the venues listed. You can visit their website at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden 

This is a partial list and I will be updating it often. If you have a unique wedding venue that you would like to see listed here, you can put it in the comments. Don't forget to check out Pittsburgh Bridal for all of your wedding planning needs. 

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