Phipps Conservatory Weddings
Phipps Conservatory Weddings: Here in Pittsburgh we’re fortunate to have many historic venues that have modernized and kept up with the times making them as much a part of the fabric of the community as when they were first constructed. Phipps Conservatory is a great example of an institution from the 19th century having an exciting life in the 21st century.
Sharing the Space With Family and Friends
Leah toasts her bridesmaids before heading to the Outdoor Garden for her wedding ceremony.
An inviting entrance to one of the most beautiful structures in Pittsburgh.
Musicians wait for a wedding ceremony to begin in the Special Events Hall.
Tropical Forest Conservatory
The Tropical Forest Conservatory is 12,000 square feet of nature under glass. It’s a great place for an escort table and for your cocktail hour.
Ever-changing exhibits mean that your wedding photos aren’t going to look like anybody else’s, as these two brides discovered.
Indoor and Outdoor Ceremony Spots
The Broderie Room is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding with up to 50 guests. The French garden is reminiscent of what you’d find at a chateau.
The Outdoor Garden is a wonderful spot for a ceremony on warm, sunny afternoon in the spring through the fall.
The Tropical Forest Conservatory is connected to the Special Events Hall. It offers an opportunity for a quiet moment while your guests are dining.
Even if rain makes it impossible to have your ceremony in the Outdoor Garden, a nearby tent offers shelter and the feeling of being outside.
Brides can get dressed in the privacy of the changing room. Just be ready for some tears when dad sees you.
The Outdoor Garden
The Outdoor Garden is a quiet sanctuary in the heart of Oakland. The Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus can be seen above the trees:
Ceremony at the Tropical Forest Conservatory
The waterfall on the patio outside of The Tropical Forest Conservatory is an elegant, private spot for a wedding ceremony. At the back side of the Conservatory it is a great spot for a cocktail hour before heading into the Special Events Hall for dinner:
Phipps offers so many lovely locations for photos, like the Palm Court.
The Palm Court is also a lovely place for an inside ceremony.
The Broderie Room
The Broderie Room set and ready to go for a wedding ceremony.
The grounds outside are beautiful locations for photographs. Here’s the lily pond near Panther Hollow Road.
The walkway to the Welcome Center is always a colorful spot.
Ceremony in the Special Events Hall
The inside of the Special Events Hall was filled with abundant natural light for this brunch-time ceremony.
An intimate ceremony in The Broderie Room.
Cakes with a French theme await guests outside of The Broderie Room:
Even at night the Conservatory is filled with color.
The Special Events Hall is set up for a wedding reception with 7-top tables.
Recessing after a wedding ceremony on the patio outside of The Tropical Forest Conservatory.
Kerry and her father wait out of sight for her wedding ceremony to begin in the Outdoor Garden.
Cyrus carries Amy along the sidewalk next to Schenley Drive after their ceremony.
Amanda and Rob walk through the Sunken Garden room hand-in-hand.
Desserts and appetizers await guests inside of the Special Events Hall.
The Tropical Forest Conservatory during cocktail hour. The curtains are drawn in the Special Events Hall to maximize the surprise when guests enter.
Banquet Style Setup
Anne and Bei‘s wedding featured a family-style meal with no assigned seating as long banquet tables were set up for their guests.
Delicious appetizers during cocktail hour.
Black table cloths and white orchids along with black ribbons on the chairs were the decor for Lisa and Bob’s wedding in the Special Events Hall.
More Bold Colors
Kristin and Tom made the Special Events Hall their own with multi-colored table cloths and paintings created by the bride and groom.
Their flower-themed cake.
Cuisine from filet to salmon.
Kerry and Scott walk arm-in-arm from their ceremony in the Outdoor Garden.
Hannah and Mark’s first dance. Their dance floor was set up at the far end of the room.
As was Anne and Bei’s:
Kylie and Rachid‘s dance floor was in the center of the Special Events Hall.
With room for a band!
A guest enjoys a cigar on the patio outside of the Special Events Hall.
A sunset view of downtown Pittsburgh as seen from the patio by the Special Events Hall.
As I said, the exhibits are always changing – all Phipps Conservatory weddings are unique.
No better way to end a night of dancing during Phipps Conservatory Weddings than with a sweaty group hug 😜
And a cookie table!
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center 412-682-6200
Hyatt House Pittsburgh 412-390-2477
Hilton Garden Inn 412-683-2040
SpringHill Suites 412-488-8003
The Mansions on Fifth 412-381-5105
Residence Inn by Marriott 412-621-5600
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