Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens offers a variety of room sizes and configurations for any special event, from a small group retreat to a large indoor/outdoor wedding reception. Learn more below and peruse photos of each space.

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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 eventsales@phipps.conservatory.org and 412/315-0685.

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Special Events Hall

With its state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, our Special Events Hall is a fantastic venue for conferences, meetings and more.  This space features floor-to-ceiling glass walls that offer dramatic views of the adjacent Tropical Forest and Oakland neighborhood landmarks. Try the Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall combination package, which allows for a gorgeous terrace ceremony, a cocktail reception in the Tropical Forest, and an elegant dinner in the Special Events Hall.


Outdoor Garden

Make this classic four-tiered garden the setting of your next corporate dinner or philanthropic event. We provide seasonal tents to accommodate 200 seated guests with a dance floor. Additional tents can be rented to accommodate up to 250 guests. 


Welcome Center

In our LEED®-certified Welcome Center, guests can enjoy refreshments from the award-winning Café Phipps as they mingle beneath a striking Chihuly chandelier.


Palm Court

Chihuly glass artwork is nestled amidst a profusion of palms in this spacious interior court of the glasshouse, an excellent space for food and beverage stations, and corporate meet-and-greets.


Tropical Forest Conservatory

The Tropical Forest Conservatory, a 12,000-square-foot display area, features a new tropical theme every three years. A meandering path, treetop lookout, waterfalls and fish pond make this breathtaking horticultural showcase an exceptional event space. Hosting a corporate networking event or social mixer? Conversations flourish in this lush and inspired atmosphere.


Botany Hall

Botany Hall, with its fully equipped, 100-seat auditorium, is perfect for business retreats, lectures, presentations and seminars.


Phipps Garden Center

With two indoor rooms, an outdoor patio and a stage, this carriage house on the former Mellon Estate is a charming location for your organization’s year-end banquet, office holiday party, or any celebration. 

Photos © Happy Out Photography, Leeann Marie Photography, Steven Dray Photography, Breanna Elizabeth Photography, Jessica Lee Photography, Phil Johnson II and Paul g. Wiegman.