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Rental Policies

All spaces are open for private rental after 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.  Some spaces may be available for private events during business hours.  For additional information, please call the Special Events office.


Full Facility & Patio $2700 5 hours or less
Galleries Only $2000  5 hours or less
Large Gallery only $1200 5 hours or less
Wedding Only $500 2 hours or less
Simmons Hall $700 4 hours or less
Marshall Conference Room $200 4 hours or less / $50 per hour

Prices Include:

  • Access to Pittsburgh Center for the Arts current exhibit
  • Event supervision and custodial services
  • Wedding Rehearsal, dressing rooms
  • Use of Center’s kitchen
  • Special event receptionist
  • Event security staff
  • Additional equipment may be rented from any vendor the Licensee chooses.  Licensee may contract with any vendor of their choosing for entertainment, flowers, decorations, wedding cake, local transportation, etc.
  • Wedding ceremony in Mellon Park – requires Permit Request from the City of Pittsburgh, Mayor’s Office.  There is a $150.00 fee.  There are additional charges for wedding ceremonies in Mellon park.

The Center requires a 50% non-refundable deposit and a signed contract to confirm your rental. A $500.00 security deposit is also required with the balance of the rental fee.
The deposit will be forfeited if the event is cancelled.

Additional Costs:
Mellon Park Electricity - $100
Parking Variance - $200

Notes on Numbers:

  • Tented patio without a dance floor accommodates 200 people.
  • Tented patio with a dance floor accommodates 150 people.
  • Three first-floor galleries for a cocktail reception accommodate 200 people.
  • Simmons Hall accommodates 100 people for a dinner, 150 people for meeting.

Exclusive Rentals:

All Occasions Party Rentals is the exclusive rental company for the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  You may contact them at (412) 788-8100 regarding your rental needs.  However, once you have chosen a caterer, they will consult with you and place the rental order for all of your event needs.

Hotel Accomodations

Wyndham Garden Hotel – University Place
Contact:  Kristine Marsico -  412.688.1988 or 1.877.662.6242

Note:  Red wine is prohibited.
Music on the tented patio cannot exceed 81 decibels