Dine with the Birds

Explore the National Aviary’s lush habitats and then enjoy a delicious menu prepared by Atria’s Specialty Catering in The Garden Room at the National Aviary! This large, state-of-the-art space is the perfect location for your next meeting, retreat, shower or daytime event! Our Dine with the Birds packages offers an all-inclusive catering and event experience.

The Dine with the Birds Packages Includes:

  • Two hour use of The Garden Room between 10am-5pm.
  • Choice of catering package provided by Atria’s Specialty Catering.
  • Admission for guests to explore the National Aviary.
  • Complimentary usage of tables and chairs The Garden Room.
  • All packages include China, Silverware and Glasses as well as set up and tear down.
  • Paper Napkins and paper linen overlays are standard; linen is available to rent from our trusted purveyor.
  • Gluten-free and vegan options are available upon request.
  • Great for small gatherings of 20 or more people!

Please see below for package and menu options!

Package Option 1:

  • Continental Breakfast: $50 per person
  • Lunch (The Complete Smorgasboard, Lunch with the Birds, Signature Pasta Lunch): $65 per person
  • Pittsburgh’s Favorites Lunch: $75 per person

Package Option 2: includes our basic Dine with the Birds package plus a private Avian Encounter:

  • Continental Breakfast: $55 per person
  • Lunch (The Complete Smorgasboard, Lunch with the Birds, Signature Pasta Lunch): $70 per person
  • Pittsburgh’s Favorites Lunch: $80 per person

Complete your day with a visit from a parrot, penguin, or bird of prey! Avian Encounters not only gives your guest a memorable experience, but offer some amazing photo opportunities as well!

Menu Options

Continental Breakfast

  • Assorted bagels, muffins, and croissants
  • Cinnamon French toast with maple syrup
  • Cheesy scrambled eggs
  • Butter, cream cheese, Strawberry jam, and orange marmalade
  • Seasonal fresh cut fruit
  • Coffee, tea, milk, and juice
  • Add crisp apple wood smoked bacon, BBQ glazed Ham off the Bone, and crisp potato cakes for just $5 per person!

Our Complete Smorgasboard

  • Italian wedding soup
  • Chicken salad brioche
  • Assorted deli wraps
  • Seasonal fresh cut fruit salad
  • Lettuce, tomato, and pickles
  • Fresh-baked cookies
  • Soda, iced tea, and water

Lunch with the Birds
Our Slider Buffet with all the fixings!

  • BBQ pulled pork, crispy chicken, and roasted vegetable
  • Bread Works rolls
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Seasonal fruit salad
  • Lettuce, tomato, and pickles
  • Fresh-baked cookies
  • Soda, iced tea, and water

Signature Pasta Dinner– for Lunch!

  • Signature chopped salad station
  • Organic greens, chopped vegetables, shaved Parmesan, shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Balsamic vinaigrette and peppercorn ranch dressings
  • Assorted Bread Works rolls and butter
  • “Tomato Vodka Pasta Florentine”
    • Imported Cavatapi pasta tossed in our signature tomato vodka sauce with fresh chopped spinach and shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh-baked cookies
  • Soda, iced tea and water

Additional Options

  • Lemmon Pepper Chicken, add $2.50 per person
  • Orange Glazed Salmon, add $5 per person

Pittsburgh Favorites for Lunch

  • Artisan cheese board, fig jam mustard, and crackers
  • Fresh-cut fruit display
  • Chicken Piccata
  • Pierogies: Kielbasa and Kraut
  • Smashed red skinned potatoes
  • Grilled asparagus
  • Assorted sweet bites

For Inquiries And To Book Your Dine With The Birds Today, Contact Our Events Team, at myevent@aviary.org, through our Contact Events Manager Form, or by calling 412-258-9436.

Enhanced Safety Protocols

Safety is always our top priority, and The Garden Room’s ample space is ideal for gatherings while physical distancing protocols are in place. We follow safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Allegheny County Health Department. Our friendly team will help you to plan a memorable and beautiful event while observing safety protocols. Learn more about our enhanced safety protocols here.

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