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With three distinct wedding venues to choose from, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium offers the perfect backdrop for your picturesque reception.

Dates are still available for 2019! Get $500 OFF evening wedding reception bookings for any remaining 2019 dates and one free animal encounter at your reception.

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NEW! We are excited to introduce I Do at the Zoo, a new add-on that allows you to include a ceremony with your wedding reception package. With a built in, day-of event coordinator, you will have everything you need to start your forever. We take care of everything within the Zoo, from setup to execution and even clean up, so you can enjoy every moment of your special day. An additional $500 fee. Ceremonies must be held in the same space as the reception.

Contact Us! To start planning your wedding reception or to schedule a tour, contact 412-365-2536 or rentals@pittsburghzoo.org

PPG Aquarium

With vibrant aquatic life, a lush rainforest, and cascading waterfalls, the PPG Aquarium makes an unparalleled event setting.

  • Four-hour use of the PPG Aquarium
  • Additional hour available
  • $3,000 rental fee
  • Capacity: 200 seated or 500 cocktail-style
  • Available year-round, evenings only
  • Ability to include ceremony in same space, contact for details
  • One enclosed shuttle bus provided

 

 

PPG Aquarium Photo Gallery

Water’s Edge

Begin the night on Pier Town, a coastal village complete with sea lions, polar bears, sea otters, and rescued northern elephant seals, and end with an underwater experience like no other at this exquisite Water’s Edge venue.

  • Four-hour use of the Water’s Edge venue
  • Additional hour available
  • $2,250 rental fee for outdoor Pier Town and indoor event space
  • Capacity: 140 seated or 200 cocktail-style
  • Available year-round, evenings only
  • Ability to include ceremony in same space, contact for details
  • One enclosed shuttle bus provided

 

 

Water’s Edge Photo Gallery

Garden Tent

Surrounded by lavish foliage and botanical gardens, the Garden Tent is a grand venue for any elegant occasion.

  • Four-hour use of the outdoor Garden Tent venue
  • Additional hour available
  • $1,200 rental fee for evening events
  • $600 rental fee for daytime events, plus discounted group rate Zoo admission
  • Capacity: 300
  • Available May through September, daytimes and evenings
  • Ability to include ceremony in same space, contact for details

 

 

Garden Tent Photo Gallery

Contact Us! To start planning your wedding reception or to schedule a tour, contact 412-365-2536 or rentals@pittsburghzoo.org