(Closed) Ceremony and reception at sustainable venue?

posted 11 years ago in Pittsburgh
Post # 3
4460 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@redherring: Is she looking for an outdoor venue? Have you looked at the parks in the area? 

Post # 4
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If she’s getting married in 2011 and does want to do the parks, she needs to make sure to send in an event permit form for it very early in January.  We sent ours in for the walled garden in mellon park the first week of January to ensure we got a permit before someone renting the center for the arts snatched up our wedding venue.  Also…If she also wants to rent one of the pavilions, there is a lottery to rent them (I think in March) with the city.  

For the park info.


http://www.pittsburghparks.org/ and http://www.pittsburghparks.org/


You may want to look into what environmental centers might exist around the city.  If they have hall space, they might do rentals during less active times to help offset their cost.  She might also be able to rent the space they have for the schenley ice rink during the non-winter months.  That would give you an indoor location for eating and such but also the green of schenley park to be married in.  

There’s also some place up past the pittsburgh mills mall that is a farm with a cute little lake for weddings.  I think the weddings tend to be held in a redone barn and there are cottages or an inn for guests to stay.  It’s rustic, green, lush and a place that has life after farming on it went bust.  =)

Post # 5
19 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

A friend’s sister in law just has her wedding and reception at Phipp’s.  I know they went into the search wanting a green/sustainable venue and it ended up beautifully. 

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