Tell me a little bit about your venue!
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is located just outside of downtown Pittsburgh in the whimsical woodlands of Oakdale, Pennsylvania. Upon entrance into the space, guests will be wowed by the seasonal display bed situated under our wrought iron gazebo. A winding garden path leads to the Peirce Celebration Garden, featuring a stone wall abundant with florals and greenery. The Celebration Garden is the perfect spot to tie the knot. The celebration continues in the Davidson Event Center – our recently renovated 1870’s barn with modern, rustic charm. The Event Center features a wall of windows overlooking the natural woodland beauty of Western Pennsylvania; rustic chandeliers that add a romantic ambience; and a large plaza providing ample room for seating, mingling, and, of course – dancing! You can truly make the day your own with our customizable packages.
The Garden’s 460 acres of land, which tell the story of Pittsburgh’s gritty, industrial past, are coming back to life with flourishing gardens, inviting paths, forested slopes, and open meadows. Our woodlands and display gardens are available for your guests to wander during business hours and throughout cocktail hour the day of your event. We have too many gorgeous photo opportunities to count, but a few favorites are the Dogwood Meadow, Lotus Pond, and Log Home.
We have a list of seven preferred caterers for couples to choose from. Ambassador Tent Rental is our exclusive provider for tent, lighting/draping for the tent, tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, flatware, etc. The couple is able to bring in their own alcohol, and their caterer of choice will supply the bartender.
Beginning in April 2021, we are offering showers and rehearsal dinners in our brand new Welcome Center, a mid-century modern space inspired by the beauty and tranquility of nature. The space features two rental options – the Canopy Café and Terrace and the Peirce Room and Courtyard. Both spaces boast floor-to-ceiling windows that will awe guests upon their entrance into this new and innovative space! Couples who have booked their wedding in the Davidson Event Center and Peirce Celebration Garden will receive a 10% discount on showers or rehearsal dinners in the Welcome Center. We also host small ceremonies at our Lotus Pond for up to 25 guests and in the Dogwood Meadow for up to 40 guests.
What makes your space unique?
Our space is completely customizable, as couples are able to choose each item from Ambassador Tent Rental to personalize the look and feel of the space to match their unique style. The space offers the perfect mix between indoor and outdoor, and is convenient for guests as the ceremony and reception are in the same area.
What is your ideal client like?
Our ideal couple is practical, fun-loving, and connected to our mission in many ways. They have a love for the natural beauty of the outdoors, and support our efforts of conservation, restoration, and commitment to the environment. Our couples are looking for a space to really showcase their unique story with their own personal style, as the space is a blank canvas amplified by a natural outdoor atmosphere.