Now Booking 2024-2025: The Garden Room

Host your dream wedding at the National Aviary in The Garden Room, where natural design elements and scenic views come together to make Pittsburgh’s most unique venue.

Make your wedding unforgettable in an elegant space with amenities you won’t find anywhere else. The Garden Roomis designed to be romantic and inviting, with bookend stone fireplaces, beautiful views of the historic Rose Garden, Allegheny Commons Park, and Lake Elizabeth, with optional open-air access.

From gorgeous fireplaces to modern touches, The Garden Room features a beautiful lobby connecting the event space to the National Aviary’s immersive habitats via The Charity Randall Foundation Eagle Hall. The lobby is equipped with even more seating – a perfect spot for cocktail hour!

Choose from one of three gorgeous ceremony locations:

The historic Rose Garden, giving you the fairytale outdoor wedding of your dreams. Available mid-April through mid-October.

Inside The Garden Room in front of a beautiful stone fireplace, providing an intimate, warm ambiance. Available year-round.

Our lush Tropical Rainforest habitat – a destination wedding right here in Pittsburgh. For ceremonies of up to 20 people.

What’s included in your rental:

  • Experienced event staff to meet your needs and help you create the wedding of your dreams – taking the stress out of planning
  • Complimentary parking in our private lot (parking is on a first come, first serve basis)
  • Up to five hours of venue use from 6 – 11 pm
  • Elegant event furniture to seat event guests (most options for rental furniture, like Chiavari chairs, are accepted)
  • Create a delicious menu with Chef Josef Karst of Atria’s Specialty Catering using fresh, local ingredients, prepared onsite
  • Podium and professional audio-visual equipment
  • Elegant event furniture to seat up to 175 guests
Two grooms holding hands in front of the waterfall in the Tropical Rainforest at the National Aviary

Customize your day:

  • Up to 2 Avian Encounters during cocktail hour, where you can meet a penguin, parrot, or bird of prey
  • Access to our free-flight habitats

Celebrate at a venue you can feel good about! The Garden Room is LEED Gold Certified featuring industry-leading sustainability elements. Rentals of The Garden Room support our mission to inspire respect for nature through an appreciation of birds.

An experienced team of event professionals is ready to make your big day perfect. Start planning today! Contact Our Events Team, at, through our Contact Events Manager Form, or by calling 412-258-9463.

A bride and groom standing on the bridge in the Tropical Rainforest at the National Aviary

Let’s Flock Together!

Etch your special day into stone with a personalized Condor Court Paver! A Condor Court Paver provides an opportunity to support our mission and create a significant memory at the National Aviary

Purchase a Paver

Create a dedicated fundraising page to support the National Aviary and share it with your guests, friends, and family.

Create your wedding fundraiser

Thank you to our caterer:

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Thank you to bird-safe
glass sponsor:

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