The Garden Room

Now Open: The Garden Room at the National Aviary

Elegant and versatile with exceptional views of the park and Lake Elizabeth, The Garden Room is the perfect setting for your special event, from weddings and showers to corporate events!

Features

Enjoy the elements of nature in this dazzling yet cozy space. Large bird-friendly glass windows can allow for open-air access to the garden, or remain closed for year-round comfort, while always offering a connection to the park.

Two stone fireplaces bookend the space, and a grand lobby area provides a seamless connection between your event in The Garden Room and access to the National Aviary’s lush and immersive habitats via The Charity Randall Foundation Eagle Hall.

The Garden Room is LEED Gold Certified with state-of-the-art sustainability features. Bird-safe glass protects local wildlife while offering stunning views of the historic Rose Garden, and eye-catching light-refracting skylights are unique way to reduce energy consumption.

You can feel good about hosting your event at the National Aviary because each rental, program, and event supports the Aviary’s mission to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds.

No matter the season, your guests will feel as though they are right in the heart of the park.

Chef Josef Karst of Atria’s Specialty Catering offers up delectable culinary creations crafted on-site in The Garden Room’s industrial kitchen. The exclusive caterer of the National Aviary, Atria’s Specialty Catering will work with you to make your event dazzling from hors d’oeuvres to champagne toast!

Accessibility

The Garden Room is accessible with industry leading features including a family restroom with an adult changing table. The venue includes ramp access to the historic Rose Garden.

The Rose Garden has been restored to be more reflective of its turn of the century design with four walls, and landscaping that provides a place for reflection and meditation. Community members and park visitors are all welcome to visit.

Enhanced Safety Protocols

The Garden Room can comfortably accommodate up to 175 guests. Safety is always our top priority, and The Garden Room’s ample space is ideal for gatherings like showers, birthday parties, and corporate outings while physical distancing protocols are in place. Our friendly team will help you to plan a memorable and beautiful event while observing safety protocols.

For Inquiries and to Book Today, Contact Our Events Team, at myevent@aviary.org, through our Contact Events Manager Form, or by calling 412-258-9463.

Contact Us

Join Us for Public Events in the Garden Room

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming Brunch in the Garden dates!



Thank you to our funders:

Allegheny Foundation
Allegheny Regional Asset District
Jack Buncher Foundation
Eden Hall Foundation
Michael and Eileen Flinn
Hillman Foundation
Richard King Mellon Foundation
The Charles M. Morris Charitable Trust
The Charity Randall Foundation
Allegheny County
Robert and Mary Weisbrod Foundation

Thank you to our sponsors:


Thank you to our partners:

 

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