Small Gatherings at The Garden Room

Booking now: Small Gatherings in The Garden Room

Host an unforgettable celebration in The Garden Room, an elegant and versatile space that offers the amenities of a state-of-the-art event space in a beautiful and natural setting. The National Aviary’s Small Gatherings event package is perfect for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and any other small celebration, including:

  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Baby showers
  • Birthday parties
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

This all-inclusive package and the help of our experienced team will make your event stress-free. 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.

Available through December 2020 from 6 pm to 8 pm for a minimum of 25 guests, depending on safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Allegheny County Health Department.

Small Gatherings: An Intimate Wedding Celebration

With the National Aviary’s Intimate Celebrations package, you can experience your dream day with a ceremony in one of our picturesque locations and enjoy a cocktail hour celebration with your closest family and friends.

With our Intimate Celebrations package you can say “I do” in our lush garden and enjoy a cocktail hour with your closest family and friends.   The National Aviary takes the stress out of planning with an all-inclusive package that includes access to the National Aviary, appetizers, champagne, and event coordination!

Small Gathering Weddings offer your choice of indoor and outdoor locations:

  • Ceremony Location Options:
    • Rose Garden
    • In front of the fireplace in The Garden Room
  • Cocktail Hour Location Options :
    • The Garden Room Outdoor Terrace
    • Inside of The Garden Room

All Small Gathering Events Include:

  • The catering package of your choice as well as linen, china, and glassware for the event
  • Set up with a mix of and high and low cocktail tables
  • Access to the National Aviary’s immersive habitats
  • Event Supervisor to assist with coordination
  • Complimentary use of a sound system and microphone
  • Complimentary parking in our lot for your guests

Small Gatherings Packages:

Silver Package: $99 per person (25 guest minimum), which includes:

  • A ceremony in the location of your choice
  • Champagne toast
  • Five passed appetizers
    • Caprese skewer
    • Firecracker chicken frills
    • Shot glass shrimp and scallop seviche
    • Thai beef satay
    • Hummus and tabbouleh naan dippers

Gold Package: $125 per person (25 guest minimum), which includes:

  • A ceremony in the location of your choice
  • Champagne toast
  • Five small plate selections
    • Italian antipasti: roasted marinated vegetables, olives, mozzarella, salami.
    • Orange miso glazed Atlantic salmon, grilled asparagus
    • Wild mushroom ravioli in white wine beurre blanc over arugula
    • BBQ beef brisket with smashed red skinned potatoes and caramelized onions
    • Espresso crème brûlée or assorted bite-sized sweets

Upgrade to a full bar package or customize your selection with Chef Josef Karst!

Exclusive Add-On Experiences:

Avian Encounter: $200
Complete your big day with a visit from a parrot or bird of prey! Avian Encounters not only gives your guests a memorable experience, but offer some amazing photo opportunities as well!

For Inquiries And To Book Your Wedding Today, Contact Ashley Duncan, Events Manager, at, through our Contact Events Manager Form, or by calling 412-258-9436.

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