• Patrick Schober

Top 20 Venues for Corporate Events in Pittsburgh: Impress Investors, Employees, and Partners



Pittsburgh is a beautiful city currently undergoing a renaissance.


Although the pandemic has hobbled some of the economic growth the region has charted in recent years, Pittsburgh is still one of the most exciting cities to do business—thanks to its rapid development in robotics, automation, FinTech, and a variety of other industries.


As companies grow and seek to compete against others in the market, it’s only natural to gravitate toward corporate events.


In-person events tie us together.


Networking sessions establish powerful business relationships, corporate retreats empower employees for future growth, and holiday parties create opportunities to celebrate success as a group.


There’s beauty in being together, but finding the perfect corporate event space in Pittsburgh can be tricky.


There are so many options, it’s hard to know where to look!


To help, we’ve sorted through the dozens and dozens and dozens of event spaces in the Pittsburgh area to isolate 20 of our favorites.


People Seated in a Corporate Pittsburgh Event Space

20 of the Best Places to Host Corporate Events and Meetings in Pittsburgh


Whether you’d like to host clients in Pittsburgh for an important meeting, wow potential investors with a lavish gala, or give employees an unforgettable holiday party, here are almost two dozen locations to consider for your next corporate event in the Pittsburgh area:


1. Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh Brewery & Restaurant


About the Space: A popular (and big!) German bar and restaurant in Pittsburgh’s South Side, the Hofbräuhaus is well-known for its great food, delicious beer, and joyous live entertainment. The Hofbräuhaus also offers corporate event space of varying sizes, all in rooms tucked away from the rush and noise of the restaurant! A few bonuses: Its location means it offers a view of the Monongahela River and easy access to South Shore Riverfront Park.


Perfect For: Corporate Meetings, Holiday Parties


Location: 2705 S Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Capacity: Up to 600


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $1,000+

Event Webpage: https://www.hofbrauhauspittsburgh.com/group-sales/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-224-2328


2. Mansions on Fifth Hotel


About the Space: Although the name might be confusing the first time you come across it, Mansions on Fifth Hotel is a beautiful, luxurious hotel in Shadyside. Built in the early 1900s at the height of Pittsburgh’s Golden Age, Mansions on Fifth Hotel features an impressive stone facade and incredibly intricate woodwork in its interior. This is the perfect venue to dazzle guests!


Perfect For: Corporate Meetings, Holiday Parties, Corporate Retreats


Location: 5105 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232


Capacity: Up to 30


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $4,000+

Event Webpage: https://mansionsonfifth.com/meetings-gatherings.php


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-381-5105


Email: info@mansionsonfifth.com


3. Rivers Club


About the Space: Although the Rivers Club is a stunning venue in its own right, one of its best features is its location. Housed on the fourth floor of One Oxford Center, Rivers Club offers convenient parking and quick access to both downtown and Route 376.


Perfect For: Corporate Meetings, Holiday parties, Networking, Seminars, Luncheons


Location: 301 Grant Street, Suite 411, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Capacity: 300 max (Note: Their smallest meeting room seats 14)


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $1,000+ (Note: Club members receive preferred pricing)

Event Webpage: https://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Rivers-Club/Host-An-Event


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-391-5227 x6054 (Jen Malandra)


4. Gateway Clipper Fleet


About the Space: An exciting way to meet and capture the lights of Downtown Pittsburgh dancing on the river, the Gateway Clipper Fleet offers a truly unique event experience. This is one event space your guests won't forget, especially if they're visiting from out of town.


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking


Location: 350 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Capacity: 50 minimum


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $3,000+

Event Webpage: https://www.gatewayclipper.com/private-events-weddings/private-events/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-355-7980


Email: info@gatewayclipper.com


5. The University Club


About the Space: Located in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, the University Club offers an extra dash of sophistication through its ornate design and lavish accommodations.


Perfect For: Conferences, Seminars, Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Networking


Location: 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Capacity: Up to 300 people in its largest ballroom


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $1,000+

Event Webpage: https://uc.pitt.edu/wedding-banquets-conferences/ or https://uc.pitt.edu/wedding-banquets-conferences/conferencess/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-383-8368


Email: conferenceservices@pitt.edu


PNC Park Events Space

5. PNC Park


About the Space: PNC Park offers much more than baseball games! One of the country’s most celebrated ballparks is also a great place to hold a corporate event in Pittsburgh, thanks to its numerous event spaces.


Perfect For: Press Conferences, Conferences, Seminars, Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Networking


Location: 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Capacity: Up to 300


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $1,000+ (Note: Some rental packages cost more than $7,000)

Event Webpage: https://www.mlb.com/pirates/ballpark/events


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-325-4746


6. Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh


About the Space: One of Pittsburgh’s most stunning locations, the Carnegie Museums present numerous event space options, with its ornate multi-purpose ballroom one of the region’s most sought-after venues for a variety of event types.


Perfect For: Press Conferences, Conferences, Seminars, Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Networking


Location: Multiple locations. See the site’s Plan A Visit page for details.


Capacity: Up to 2,000


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $2,000+

Event Webpage: https://carnegiemuseums.org/great-event-spaces/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: Varies by location. Details: https://carnegiemuseums.org/plan-a-visit/


7. Church Brew Works


About the Space: One of the more unique Pittsburgh events venues on this list, Church Brew Works was originally constructed as an actual church in 1902. Back then, it was known as St. John the Baptist. Today, however, Church Brew Works offers stunning architecture, a great menu, and an awesome events space.


Perfect For: Banquets, Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Networking


Location: 3525 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201


Capacity: Minimum of 25 people


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $1,000+

Event Webpage: https://churchbrew.com/banquets/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-688-8200


8. Nova Place


About the Space: Located in Pittsburgh’s North Side across the Roberto Clemente Bridge from Downtown, Nova Place features 1.5 million square feet of restaurants, apartments, and event space. From the Union Conference Room to the Outdoor Plaza, Nova Place can accommodate meetings of a small handful to 2,000!


Perfect For: Client Meetings, Seminars, Small Conferences, Holiday Parties, Picnics


Location: 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Capacity: 12-2,000

Event Webpage: https://novaplace.com/work-meet/meet-at-nova-place/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-224-5242


Email: events@novaplace.com


9. The Frick


About the Space: A historic property that once belonged to one of Pittsburgh’s most powerful business magnates, the Frick is now home to a popular mansion, art museum, car museum, greenhouse, and a park! With so many venue options in one, the Frick is an unforgettable Pittsburgh destination with plenty to see and do.


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking


Location: 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208


Capacity: Up to 250 (Smaller venues, like the Community room, can seat 40-60 people)


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $1,000+

Event Webpage: https://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/rentals


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-371-0600


Email: info@thefrickpittsburgh.org


Flowers at a Pittsburgh Events Space

10. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


About the Space: Regularly ranked among the best destinations in all of Pennsylvania, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a stunning venue destination with a beautiful ambiance all year long! The team at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens can also enhance your event with team-building scavenger hunts, pot-a-plant activities, or even docent tours!


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building


Location: 1 Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Capacity: Up to 230 seated or 1,000 cocktail-style (full Conservatory)

Event Webpage: https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/plan-your-event/corporate-events


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-622-6914


Email: eventsales@phipps.conservatory.org


11. Ascender


About the Space: By day, Ascender offers a variety of resources for entrepreneurs and startups. Outside of typical office hours, however, Ascender offers its modern co-working spaces and facilities to corporate clients.


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings


Location: 6401 Penn Avenue, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Capacity: 8-90+


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $600+

Event Webpage: https://ascenderpgh.com/event-space/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Catering is available.


Email: info@ascenderpgh.com


12. Energy Innovation Center


About the Space: The Energy Innovation Center hosts six unique spaces with beautiful views of the city—and it even has a rooftop terrace!


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings


Location: 1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Capacity: Up to 75


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $1,000

Event Webpage: https://www.eicpittsburgh.org/news-and-events/events/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? No


Phone Number: 412-802-0988


Email: info@eicpittsburgh.org


13. Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

About the Space: Although the zoo and aquarium aren't your typical venues for business events, they do provide an unforgettable backdrop.


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings, Conventions, Company Picnics


Location: 7370 Baker Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206


Capacity: Up to 500 (Though a full zoo rent-out is possible!)


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $500+ (Note: Many of the indoor facilities are $2,000+)

Event Webpage: https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/corporate/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-365-2536


Email: rentals@pittsburghzoo.org


14. National Aviary


About the Space: Located in Pittsburgh’s North Side, the National Aviary is beloved for its exotic plants, colorful exhibits, and, of course, its beautiful birds! With a versatile events space, the National Aviary provides great rooms and great views. With some packages, you can even have the birds come say hello to your guests!


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings


Location: 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Capacity: Up to 200


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $1,000+

Event Webpage: https://www.aviary.org/plan-your-event/private-corporate-events/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-323-7235


Email: myevent@aviary.org


15. David Lawrence Convention Center


About the Space: The David Lawrence Convention Center is known throughout the region for being the place in Pittsburgh to host major events. From comic book conventions to industry conferences, this convention center can host a wide variety of event types and even offers convenient on-site parking.


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings, Conventions


Location: 1000 Ft. Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Capacity: 50+


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $500+ (Note: Prices can quickly reach $3,000+ per day!)

Event Webpage: https://www.pittsburghcc.com/planners/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-325-6174


Email: kdonahoe@pittsburghcc.com


16. Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel


About the Space: As one of Pittsburgh’s highest-rated hotels, the Renaissance also offers your guests easy access to Pittsburgh’s cultural district and great views of the stadiums on the North Side across the Allegheny River.


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings, Presentations, Press Conferences, Corporate Retreats


Location: 107 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Capacity: Up to 300


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $500+

Event Webpage: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/business-meeting/pitbr-renaissance-pittsburgh-hotel/


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-562-1200


17. Hyatt Regency At the Pittsburgh Airport


About the Space: When you’re hosting for guests from well outside Pittsburgh, few venues are more convenient than the Hyatt Regency. Although your guests won’t have convenient views of the city, they will have convenient access to your event space if they have to fly into the area. Plus, Hyatt Regency offers a wide variety of accommodations.


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings, Corporate Retreats


Location: 1111 Airport Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15231


Capacity: Less than 20 to 750


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $500

Event Webpage: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/pennsylvania/hyatt-regency-pittsburgh-international-airport/pitap/special-events


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 724-899-1234


Email: inquiriespitap@hyatt.com


18. Cafe Notte


About the Space: Whether you’d like a private room or the entire restaurant, Cafe Notte provides elegant meeting spaces with excellent service—all with plenty of parking and a quick trip from Downtown along Route 65 into Emsworth.


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings


Location: 8070 Ohio River Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15202


Capacity: Up to 250 by renting out the entire restaurant


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $500+

Event Webpage: http://www.cafenottepgh.com/private-parties


Food and Drink Available Through Venue? Yes


Phone Number: 412-761-2233


Email: cafenotte@verizon.net


Industrious


About the Space: Located on the 31st floor of Pittsburgh’s iconic 1 PPG Place, Industrious offers stunning views of the city with floor-to-ceiling windows. With a sleek modern design and state-of-the-art facilities in this co-working space, you can truly wow your guests at Industrious.


Perfect For: Sales Meetings, Client Meetings


Location: 1 PPG Place, 31st Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Capacity: Varies by room availability. You can comfortably host 10 or fewer guests.


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $500+

Event Webpage: https://www.industriousoffice.com/conference-and-meeting-rooms


Phone Number: 412-255-3337


In-House Food and Drink Available? Although snacks and beverages may be available, we recommend discussing catering options with the Industrious team.


20. Pittsburgh Marriott City Center


About the Space: Nestled between the PPG Paints Arena and the Steel Tower, Pittsburgh Marriott City Center offers a beautiful venue with easy access to Pittsburgh’s downtown and Route 579. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the hotel has easy-to-access rooms for your guests to stay in!


Perfect For: Corporate Dinners, Corporate Parties, Holiday Parties, Seminars, Networking, Team-Building, Meetings, Corporate Retreats


Location: 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Capacity: Up to 14 people in its boardrooms, 700 in its Grand Ballroom


Our Recommended Starting Budget: $500+

Event Webpage: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/event-planning/business-meeting/pitdt-pittsburgh-marriott-city-center/


Phone Number: 412-471-4000


In-House Food and Drink Available? Yes


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