Special Events

Whether you’re hosting a bar mitzvah or a business luncheon, the History Center is the perfect backdrop for your next gathering.

The History Center’s non-traditional atmosphere, central location, exciting exhibitions, professional staff, team commitment to customer service, competitive rental rates, and extraordinary food and beverage service provided by Common Plea Catering are just some of the reasons to consider the History Center for your next meeting or event.

Included services in your event rental at the History Center:

  • Event coordination from start to finish with our professional events team. This includes timeline creation, custom floor plans, vendor coordination, placement of personal décor, and multiple planning appointments.
  • 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.

Our Exclusive Vendors

Common Plea Catering

The History Center is pleased to provide a superb dining experience for our event clients through our exclusive caterer, Common Plea Catering, Inc. Owners John and Donna Barsotti, with their imaginative kitchen and events team, promise to live up to your highest expectations. Operating from their catering facility in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, they are equipped to serve the most sophisticated dining experience to you and your guests. Average costs associated with catering for cocktail hour and reception food, bar packages, rentals, staffing and administration fees range from $160 to $200 per person.

Catering Menu (available Monday-Sunday, full service + staff)

Corporate Menu (available Monday-Sunday, full service + staff)

Cocktail-Style Menu (available Monday-Thursday, 2 hour events only)

Delivery Menu (no staff included)

Mosaic Linens

Mosaic is a woman-owned small business that offers one of the largest and most unique fabric rental inventories available anywhere in the world. With thousands of linens in the latest styles and trends, a Mosaic professional will help you design the perfect event.

If you’re ready to submit a rental request, please fill out the Event Inquiry form