NEW! All-Access After-Hours Photo Sessions

Mondays – Thursdays, July and August; 5:30 – 8:30pm
$500 for 1 hour; add an hour for $100

The most picturesque venue in Pittsburgh becomes your backdrop for a truly unforgettable photo op as we open for special after-hours full conservatory photo sessions! This brand new, limited time offer allows you to commemorate a special occasion, plan your next holiday card or just get some new portraits with access to all our display rooms — the formal Broderie Room, the lush Outdoor Garden, the breathtaking Desert Room and more will provide incredible options to help you and your photographer achieve truly picture-perfect shots. Book today by contacting or 412/315-0685!

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To learn more about planning your special event at Phipps or to schedule a tour, contact the Phipps events team at and 412/315-0685.

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, one of the nation's oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses, provides a special setting for any occasion, be it a wedding ceremony or cocktail reception in the Outdoor Garden; a celebration in the Special Events Hall and Tropical Forest Conservatory; a photography session in the Parterre de Broderie; or a corporate meeting at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park.

Other events held at Phipps include: family reunions, milestone anniversaries, memorials and celebrations of life, retirement parties, birthdays, baby showers, bar and bat mitzvahs, proposals, engagement celebrations, and first communions. No matter the size or duration of your event, Phipps will work with you to find the right setting for your special day.

Phipps provides a variety of stunning backdrops for your wedding.

Phipps provides a vibrant location for your next meeting, retreat or planning session.

Phipps is the perfect setting for baby showers, birthday parties, reunions and more.

Phipps is a gorgeous location for your engagement, bridal or family photos.

Phipps offers a variety of room sizes and configurations for any special event.

Find more details on our pricing and policies for your upcoming special event.

Phipps’ experienced staff will work closely with you to create the perfect menu.

Host your next special event at one of the world's greenest public gardens.

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