How bummed would you be if you were a butterfly that could only see primary colors, living in a garden brimming in every hue, shade, and color?
Thank goodness we’re not butterflies, because the beauty of the Phipps Conservatory is breathtaking. Indigenously epic plants, gorgeous greenhouses, and endless inspiration, this garden wonderland is the ideal backdrop for your next corporate gathering. No green thumb necessary.
Phipps Conservatory, one of the nation's oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses, provides the perfect location for any special event: wedding ceremony or cocktail reception in the elegant Outdoor Garden; a corporate meeting or group event in the beautiful Special Events Hall; a photography session in the formal French garden.
Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
Ample Parking Onsite
Phipps’ architectural splendor and delicate floral beauty adapt to any ceremony or tradition. Being your journey in our Welcome Center before entering our exquisite 1893 glasshouse with ever-changing flower displays. The Palm Court, a spacious, tropical and peaceful interior room of the glasshouse, is the focal point of the Conservatory. It is home to palms that stand gracefully at heights of up to 50 feet, as well as statues, benches, and a relaxing central courtyard.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a great steel and glass Victorian greenhouse, has been inviting visitors to explore the beauty and mysteries of plants since 1893.
Standout Venue Features:
The Tropical Forest Conservatory, a 12,000-square-foot complex of paths, tree-top lookout, waterfalls and fish pond, is unrivaled as a special event venue in Pittsburgh. Adjacent to the Tropical Forest is our Special Events Hall that is dedicated to hosting private events. This space features glass walls that offer breath-taking views of the lush Tropical Forest and the vistas of Oakland landmarks.
Awards & Notables
2014 Best Museum Restaurants in the U.S. - Food and Wine. 2013 Best Event-Rental Spot- Pittsburgh City Paper Best of Pittsburgh Reader’s Poll 2012 Foodservice Sustainability Award- Hobart Center for Foodservice Sustainability 2010 First LEED®-Certified Welcome Center- Green Building Alliance GreenSCENE Celebration
Tropical Forest Conservatory and Specail Events Hall:
The Tropical Forest Conservatory, a 12,000-square-foot complex of paths, tree-top lookout, waterfalls and fish pond, is unrivaled as a special event venue in Pittsburgh.
- Max Capacity: 175 seated with a dance floor; 200 seated without a dance floor; 350 seated theatre style.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Outdoor Garden:
The Outdoor Garden, one large garden made up of many smaller gardens, provides approximately one acre of outdoor tranquility. The Outdoor Garden includes a perennial garden, a collection of dwarf conifers, a border of pink and white flowering plants, annuals, semi-shade plants, medicinal plants, and an herb garden. Seasonal tents are provided by Phipps to accommodate 200 seated guests. Additional tents can be rented to accommodate up to 250 seated guests for a reception.
- Max Capacity: Ceremony capacity: 250 seated or 350 standing.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Broderie Room:
The Parterre de Broderie garden, a smaller scale of the gardens of the chateaux, castles, and palaces of French nobility in the time of Louis XIV, is home to an Italian wellhead and bronze Edmund Ameteis maiden statues. This is a lovely location for weddings attended by 50 or fewer guests.
- Max Capacity: Capacity: 35 seated or 50 standing.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Palm Court and South Conservatory:
The Palm Court, a spacious, tropical and peaceful interior room of the glasshouse, is the focal point of the Conservatory. It is home to palms that stand gracefully at heights of up to 50 feet, as well as statues, benches, and a relaxing central courtyard. The South Conservatory, used for seasonal flower shows, is one of the Conservatory's main display areas. When combined with the Palm Court, the South Conservatory is an excellent room for cocktail receptions for 125 or fewer guests.
- Max Capacity: Capacity: 125 standing.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Entire Facility:
The entire Phipps facility is available for your special occasion. Invite guests to take their champagne and conversation through all fourteen glass rooms as they enjoy an unforgettable event at Phipps.
- Max Capacity: 1,000 standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Botany Hall:
Botany Hall is a great location for meetings and presentations. The 100-seat Joan Kilner Hunt Auditorium, equipped with the latest audio visual equipment, is perfect for business retreats, lectures, presentations and seminars. Botany Hall also houses a classroom that can be used for workshops, demonstrations, or for small receptions.
- View: $250 - $500
- Max Capacity: Classroom capacity: 40 seated.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Café Phipps 2014 Food and Wine "Best Museum Restaurants in the U.S."
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