Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Strip District, Heinz History Center wedding days offer an imaginative & genuinely unique experience that’s unlike any other venue in Pittsburgh. The ground level Grand Hall provides a festive atmosphere with an assortment of vintage vehicles (including an iconic Pittsburgh trolly), while its exposed brick walls, steel beams & dramatic lighting offer a modern industrial style setting for ceremonies and cocktail hours. The fifth floor Mueller Center showcases an elegant and contemporary ballroom with an adjoining outdoor balcony patio that offers a scenic view of the city skyline and Allegheny river.
Heinz History Center Wedding Photos
In addition to ceremony & reception areas, multiple floors and exhibit areas offer an endless amount picture-taking possibilities. My suggestion upon booking your Pittsburgh wedding day here, would to scout out the Heinz History Center ahead of your big day just to explore and pick out a few favorite areas of where you would like some creative portraits taken. Outside of the Heinz History Center, there are also some rustic, urban style photo-op locations further north up Smallman Street; and few blocks away in the other direction at the David Lawrence Convention Center there is a beautifully lit water fountain wall that’s an impressive setting for bride & groom portraits. In addition to mid-day portraits, another fantastic mini photo-op can occur after dinner. Often I will take a bride & groom out to the balcony patio to capture some sunset portraits with the skyline in the background.
Heinz History Center Wedding Photography
Another advantage of this venue is that it’s situated directly across the street from The Hampton Inn & Suites. The Hampton Inn offers beautiful naturally lit bride & groom suites that are perfect for capturing getting ready candids & detail shots. It also eliminates the hustle and bustle of travel during this part of the day (which is a huge plus). Below is are some Heinz History Center wedding day highlights.