10 Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Pittsburgh You’ll Love

Replete with natural beauty, Pennsylvania offers a range of diverse locations for dreamy outdoor nuptials.

Pittsburgh in particular has many hidden gems for the perfect outside event with its steel features, skyscrapers, and lazy rivers!

A standard wedding in Pittsburgh typically lands around the $27,243 price point so let’s see what you can get for your money!

Each of these 10 best outdoor wedding venues in Pittsburgh is ideal for nature-loving couples with a penchant for rural charm.

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Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa

Shrouded in history, Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa is situated in a true fairytale setting. 

With seven acres of whimsical fountains and ponds, guests at Buhl are invited to partake in a romantic, luxurious escape just an hour from the heart of Pittsburgh. 

Every corner of the estate boasts picturesque ceremony and reception spots that can be fully customized—including the Victorian greenhouse or tented courtyard with twinkle lights.

In the case of inclement weather, the elegant interior of the Carriage House opens up to an enclosed courtyard that is perfect for mingling at cocktail hour. 

Price Range: $3,000 to $7,500.

Capacity: Up to 120 guests.

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The Villa at Springwood

For those who dream of saying “I do” with misty cascading falls as their backdrop, this fantastic wedding venue in Pittsburgh checks all the boxes.

The Villa at Springwood’s nine acres offers a selection of waterfalls, lush landscapes, rolling hill bridges, and evergreen panoramas; ideal for ceremonies, receptions, and especially photography!

Couples who rent out this venue receive full-day access to the onsite amenities including a brick home with full kitchen facilities and a Jacuzzi, as well as overnight accommodations for up to six people. 

Price Range: Starts at $1,500.

Capacity: Up to 500 guests.

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The Grand Estate at Hidden Acres

A “happily ever after” is just meant to be at The Grand Estate at Hidden Acres!

The perfect wedding venue for the couple searching for unfaltering elegance, the mansion and its accompanying 13 acres of grounds are ideal for spring, summer, and early fall weddings that require an emphasis on lush greenery and florals.

The on-site gazebo and babbling brook provide a peaceful backdrop for the romantic, Tuscan-inspired mansion with castle-like features.

Plus, wedding day pictures can be enhanced with a vintage automobile, resulting in storybook-esque photos that will be cherished for years to come.

Price Range: Starts at $12,000.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

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National Aviary

Only nine minutes from downtown, and 21 minutes from the airport, National Aviary is a unique outdoor venue that offers both beautiful surroundings and built-in entertainment.

Guests can enjoy immersive habitats while sipping cocktails. Spot penguins, parrots, and birds of prey—as well as wander through tropical displays and rose gardens.

The location also has a variety of stunning indoor spaces like the glass-domed Atrium or the Sky Deck Rooftop with sweeping views of Pittsburgh.

Price Range: $4,000 to $6,000 for 100 guests

Capacity: Up to 175 guests.

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Hartwood Acres Mansion

This 1929 Tudor mansion is everything whimsical–and more!

Hartwood Acres Mansion’s ornate, putty-toned architecture serves as the perfect neutral backdrop, while its sprawling grounds are punctuated with the soft pastel tones of carefully-tended flowers.

A booking at Hartwood Acres includes access to the indoor bridal suite, formal gardens, Grand Pavilion, and picturesque terrace. Plus an exceptional staff and coordinating team that ensures a stress-free process from start to finish.

Price Range: Starts at $1,500.

Capacity: Up to 150 guests.

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Wisp Resort

Mountain fanatics will adore Wisp Resort, known for its wide range of picture-perfect, out-of-the-box wedding destinations!

Looking to make a statement and arrive via chair lift? Book the Mountain Top Site, with its sweeping sunset views.

Hosting an intimate wedding ceremony with a small guest list? Sundown Yurt Village invites couples to marry inside one of their five yurts—each with different decor, a chandelier, heating, and air conditioning.

Plus, each of the sites offers a great selection of catering packages!

Price Range: Starts at $6,000.

Capacity: Up to 450 guests, depending on the venue.

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Fagel Farms

Perhaps the epitome of wooded elegance, Fagel Farm offers 125 acres of forest, creeks, tree-adorned vistas, and a dreamy pasture for horses.

Just five short miles from Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-famous landmark, Fallingwater, the venue has historic surroundings that make it perfect for a destination wedding with out-of-town guests.

Wedding parties are invited to prepare for the big day in the cozy three-bedroom farmhouse, and most ceremonies are held in front of the picturesque, tree-lined vista.

Price Range: $800 to $3,000.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests.

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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Make your big day unconventional with one of Pittsburgh Zoo’s three indoor/outdoor venues.

In the PPG Aquarium space, guests can mingle while enjoying aquatic life, waterfalls, and an emerald rainforest.

Looking to incorporate a coastal feel? Then consider Water’s Edge; a venue with a floor-to-ceiling window view of sea lions, otters, and rescued northern elephant seals. Tip: The majority of wedding parties and guests dine while enjoying the sea life.

Finally, the Garden Tent provides the ideal aesthetic for photos, with its surrounding foliage and botanical garden.

Price Range: $70 to $105 per person.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

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Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden offers serenity, whimsy, and plenty of space for dancing!

Opt for a ceremony in the beautiful Celebration Garden and then head inside to The Davidson Event Center; a rustic restored barn from 1870. Here, you’ll be surrounded by a host of scented florals and a water lily-adorned pond—perfect for guest exploration, cocktail in hand.

Fully customizable, the venue is a beautiful blank slate for a bride and groom to personalize for their wedding day.

Price Range: Starts at $7,954 for 50 guests.

Capacity: Up to 250 guests.

Find Pittsburgh Botanic Garden at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden or check out Facebook or Instagram.

The Gateway Clipper Fleet

Boring weddings, be gone! For 50 years, this women-owned romantic cruise has offered a unique take on nuptials.

A booking is complete with professional staff on board and complimentary seating, tables, lighting, and a photo booth.

Plus, a range of budget options provides a stress-free alternative to a traditional wedding. Enjoy twinkling river and city views while dancing the night away to DJ music.

Price Range: Starts at $99 per person.

Capacity: Up to 300 guests.

Find the Gateway Clipper Fleet at Gateway Clipper or check out Facebook or Instagram.

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