Special Event Rentals

Make your next event truly historic at the History Center.

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful setting for a wedding, need an off-site conference location, or you’re celebrating a birthday or corporate milestone, the History Center is the ideal place to create your own history.

As Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and the region’s oldest cultural institution, the History Center is dedicated to preserving and celebrating major events – not just the many ways Pittsburgh has shaped the world, but your own personal histories as well. Your weddings, birthdays, and company anniversaries are all part of the fabric of what makes Pittsburgh an extraordinary city.

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. (See the Common Plea catering menu.)

All facility rental revenue directly benefits the History Center, its exhibitions and programs, and the preservation of our collections for future generations.

Create Your Event

Intimate and Petite Weddings

Whether you’re looking to plan a small wedding with your closest friends and family or an elopement with a Pittsburgh twist, the Heinz History Center is the perfect venue to make your special day unforgettable.

Now available through July 2021! Our special package for intimate (26-50 guests) and petite (4-25 guests) weddings offers couples a one-of-a-kind wedding in our unique spaces.

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Pop-Up Weddings at the History Center

Ready to tie the knot, but don’t want to do the planning? The History Center is offering all-inclusive Pop-Up Weddings on Saturday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, March 27, 2021. 

You bring the marriage license, and we’ll take care of the rest!  

Your 1.5-hour event rental will include a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour for up to 20 guests, complete with beautiful décor, delicious food and drinks from Common Plea Catering, photography, and more. Learn more about what’s included.

For more information and to book your one-of-a-kind, stress-free, pop-up wedding, please email Cassie Horrell, Director of Events, at cchorrell@heinzhistorycenter.org. 

Follow the History Center’s events team on Instagram to see photos of the History Center transformed for events held here.