Astonish your guests with an array of tropical fish from around the world in the PPG Aquarium. Create breathtaking memories alongside polar bears in the underwater tunnels of the Water’s Edge exhibit. Or maybe you would prefer to delight your guests with the lush and romantically lit Garden Tent! Regardless of which location you choose, you can be assured that your guests will be amazed like never before.
The PPG Aquarium is available year round (evenings only) and is the flagship wedding location at the Pittsburgh Zoo. It has a capacity of 230 guests seated, or 630 guests cocktail-style. The PPG Aquarium contains brilliantly colored aquatic life from around the globe, a lush rainforest, and multiple waterfalls. All of which make for some remarkable photo opportunities.
The Water’s Edge is also available year round (evenings only). It has a slightly smaller capacity of 140 guests seated, or 250 guests cocktail-style. As your guests arrive, they are transported to Pier Town, a coastal village complete with polar bears, sea otters, and sand tiger sharks. Your guests will encounter two underwater tunnels with polar bears and sharks as they enter and exit the spacious and elegant banquet hall.
The Garden Tent is available April through October during either the day, or evening (weather permitting). It has the largest capacity of all three locations, accommodating 500 guests seated, or up to 1000 guests cocktail-style. This location offers a 7,200 square foot illuminated tent, which is surrounded by lavish foliage and botanical gardens.
Prices vary depending on the venue and meal selection you choose. To find out more information about planning a wedding reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, contact them using the information below:
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Phone: (412) 365-2536
View actual weddings from The Pittsburgh Zoo below
On Sunday we were at the PPG Aquarium located within the Pittsburgh Zoo. The event was a wedding reception for Kyle and Erin Carlson. Erin and Kyle were married at Phipps Conservatory at 4:30 pm. Guests began arriving at the PPG Aquarium shortly before 7:00 pm where...
On Saturday we were at the PPG Aquarium inside the Pittsburgh Zoo. The event was a wedding reception for David and Amber Roberts. Amber and Dave were married at 4:00 pm by Reverend Mark DeNuzzio in a wedding ceremony which was held at the West End Overlook. Guests...