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Weddings

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Ceremonies

Outdoor Garden
Encompassing several smaller gardens, the Outdoor Garden offers winding walkways, shaded benches, streaming fountains, and dramatic views of Oakland landmarks. With its lush plant life and open landscaping, the Outdoor Garden is beautifully suited for weddings.

Outdoor Garden Ceremony
Two-hour private use of Outdoor Garden for ceremony and photos - $1,400
Capacity: 250 seated or 350 standing
Includes 200 white garden chairs for ceremony
Available: Monday – Sunday; May – October


Special Events Hall
Picture your ceremony in the Special Events Hall, whose floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer dramatic views of the Tropical Forest and Oakland landmarks.

Special Events Hall Ceremony 
Two-hour use of the Special Events Hall for ceremony and photos - $1,200
Ceremony Capacity: 200 seated
Includes 200 chairs
Available: Monday – Sunday


Broderie Room
Also known as the Parterre de Broderie, this space is modeled after the knotted gardens popular at French chateaux and palaces during the reign of Louis XIV. With formal hedged gardens, an Italian wellhead, and bronze Edmund Ameteis maiden statues, the elegant Broderie Room is a popular setting for intimate weddings.

Broderie Ceremony
90-minute use of the Broderie Room for ceremony and photos - $600
Capacity: 35 seated or approximately 50 standing
Bridal party of up to 16 allowed in garden area
Includes 35 chairs
Available: Monday – Sunday; January – November (days and times may vary)

 

Receptions

Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall
Imagine your cocktail hour in the Tropical Forest Conservatory and your reception in Special Events Hall, whose floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer dramatic views of lush plants and Oakland landmarks.

Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall Reception 
Five-hour use of the Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall for reception - $4,850*
Special Events Hall Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events Hall
Additional hour: $850
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 
*Monday – Thursday, Sunday rental for four hours - $4,000 (except holiday weekends)

Special Events Hall Evening Reception 
Four-hour use of the Special Events Hall for evening reception - $2,500*
Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events
Additional hour: $850
Available: Monday – Friday and Sunday
*Friday rental of the Special Events Hall - $2,000

Special Events Hall Daytime Reception 
Three-hour use of Special Events Hall for daytime reception - $1,600
Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events Hall
Additional hour: $400
Available: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 

Tropical Forest Reception 
Three-hour use of the Tropical Forest for cocktail reception - $2,000
Capacity: 40 seated or 100 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday 


Outdoor Garden
Imagine your cocktail hour surrounded by flowers in the lower garden, and an outdoor reception under beautifully lit white tents.

Outdoor Garden Reception 
Five-hour use of Outdoor Garden for reception - $3,600
Reception Capacity: 200 with dance floor
Phipps provides reception tents, square tables and chairs that accommodate 200 seated with a dance floor; additional tents can be rented to accommodate
250 seated with a dance floor.
Available: Monday– Sunday; May – October


East Wing
Enjoy an intimate reception among four of our most popular rooms in the Conservatory: the Parterre de Broderie, East Room, Sunken Garden and Victoria Room.

East Wing Reception 
Three-hour use of the East Wing for a reception - $1,500
Capacity: 60 for cocktail reception or 24 seated
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; January – November 
Add an additional hour: $500


Phipps Garden Center
With two indoor rooms, an outdoor patio and a stage, this carriage house on the former Mellon Estate in Mellon Park in Shadyside is a charming location for a casual reception.

Phipps Garden Center Reception 
Four-hour use of the Garden Center for a reception - $650
Capacity: 100 seated using both rooms
Includes up to 20 6-foot banquet tables and 100 chairs
Additional hour: $150 (availability permitting)
Available: Monday – Sunday

 

Ceremonies and Receptions

Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall
Picture your ceremony by the waterfall on the outdoor terrace, a cocktail hour in the Tropical Forest and your reception in the Special Events Hall, whose floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer dramatic views of lush plants and Oakland landmarks.

Tropical Forest Terrace Ceremony and Special Events Hall Reception 
Five-hour use of the Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall for ceremony and 
reception - $4,850*
Ceremony takes place outside by waterfall on Tropical Forest Terrace.
Ceremony Capacity: 175 seated
Special Events Hall Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events Hall
Additional hour: $850
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 
*Monday – Thursday, Sunday rental for four hours - $4,000 (except holiday weekends)


Outdoor Garden
Imagine your ceremony by a peaceful garden fountain, a cocktail hour surrounded by flowers in the lower garden, and an outdoor reception under beautifully lit white tents.

Outdoor Garden Ceremony and Reception 
Five-hour use of the Outdoor Garden for ceremony and reception - $3,600
Includes 200 white garden chairs for ceremony
Capacity: 200 with dance floor
Phipps provides reception tents, square tables and chairs that accommodate 200 seated with a dance floor; additional tents can be rented to accommodate
250 guests with a dance floor
Available: Monday – Sunday; May – October


Outdoor Garden and Special Events Hall (Fridays Only)
On Fridays you have the opportunity to combine both of our most popular event spaces. Imagine your ceremony by a peaceful garden fountain, your cocktail hour under beautifully lit white tents, and your reception in the Special Events Hall, whose floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer dramatic views of the Tropical Forest and Oakland landmarks.

Outdoor Garden Ceremony and Special Events Hall Reception 
Two-hour private use of Outdoor Garden for ceremony, photos and cocktail hour - $3,300
Four-hour use of Special Events Hall for dinner reception
Available: Fridays; May – October


Important Information

  • Please contact the event sales department at 412/622-6915 for details about rehearsal dinners, showers and photo sessions.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice until a rental agreement is in place.
  • All rentals include rental staff supervision, and most include one security attendant.
  • Hours may be extended based on availability at an additional cost.
  • Valet service is recommended for larger events.
  • Photos are permitted only in the space(s) rented.
  • Periodically Phipps is in “Black Out,” which means the gardens are being redesigned for an upcoming show. Spaces are not available for rent during these times.
  • The event sales department cannot guarantee what flowers will be used or what will be displayed in any area of the Conservatory during a flower show.
  • Scheduling an event appointment to view the space(s) you are interested in is recommended. These appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on weekends, as staff is available. To make an appointment, please call 412/622-6915.
  • You can treat your guests to a tour of the Conservatory at 50 percent off the admission price when booking an event at Phipps. You must tour the day of the event. Please contact the event sales department to make arrangements (prearrangements and prepayment must be made before the date of your event).

Please note: Prices are subject to a 7-percent increase for prime holiday dates.

Corporate Events

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Outdoor Garden
Encompassing several smaller gardens, the Outdoor Garden offers winding walkways, shaded benches, streaming fountains, and dramatic views of Oakland landmarks. Imagine a cocktail hour surrounded by flowers and pergolas in the lower garden and an outdoor reception under beautifully lit white tents.

Outdoor Garden 
Three-hour private use of Outdoor Garden - $1,800
Five-hour private use of Outdoor Garden - $3,600
Capacity: 250 seated or 500 standing
Includes 200 white garden chairs
Additional hour: $900
Phipps provides reception tents, square tables and chairs that accommodate 200 seated with a dance floor; additional tents can be rented to accommodate
250 seated guests with dance floor
Available: Monday – Sunday; May – October


Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall
Imagine your cocktail hour in the Tropical Forest and your dinner reception in Special
Events Hall, whose floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer dramatic views of lush plants and
Oakland landmarks.

Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall Reception
Four-hour use of the Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall for reception - $4,000
Special Events Hall Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor; 200 seated without dance floor; 350 seated theater-style
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events Hall
Additional hour: $850
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Special Events Hall Reception
Four-hour use of Special Events Hall for reception - $2,500*
Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor; 200 seated without dance floor; 350 seated theater-style
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events Hall
Additional hour: $500
Available: Monday – Friday, Sunday
*Friday rental of Special Events Hall - $2,000

Tropical Forest Reception 
Three-hour use of the Tropical Forest for cocktail reception - $2,000
Capacity: 40 seated or 100 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday

Special Events Hall Daytime Meeting/Event (Monday – Sunday)
Full-day (8-hour) meeting - $1,600
Full-day meeting with catered lunch - $800
Four-hour meeting - $1,000
Two-hour meeting - $600
Additional hour: $250 (availability permitting)
Business breakfast and lunch menus also available
Available: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Monday – Sunday


Japanese Courtyard Garden
Have an intimate cocktail reception outdoors in the Japanese Courtyard Garden, which features authentic Japanese stonework and a tranquil pond.

Japanese Courtyard Garden Cocktail Reception
Three-hour use of the Japanese Courtyard Garden - $1,800
Capacity: 50 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday; May – October


East Wing
Enjoy an intimate reception among four of our most popular rooms in the Conservatory: the Parterre de Broderie, East Room, Sunken Garden and Victoria Room.

East Wing Reception
Three-hour use of the East Wing - $1,500
Capacity: 60 for cocktail reception or 24 seated
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday 
Add an additional hour: $500


Palm Court
Installations of Chihuly glass artwork are nestled amidst a profusion of palms in this spacious interior court of the glasshouse — an excellent space for food and beverage stations and cocktail receptions.

Palm Court and South Conservatory 
Three-hour use of Palm Court and South Conservatory - $1,800
Capacity: 125 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Sunday

Palm Court, South Conservatory and Gallery 
Three-hour use of Palm Court, South Conservatory and Gallery - $2,300
Capacity: 200 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Sunday


Botany Hall
Botany Hall features the 100-seat Joan Kilner Hunt Auditorium, equipped for the audio-visual needs of business retreats, lectures, presentations and seminars. The building’s classroom can be used for workshops, demonstrations or small receptions.

Botany Hall Auditorium 
Two-hour use of Botany Hall Auditorium - $250
Capacity: 103
Additional hour: $75
Add Botany Hall Classroom: $75 an hour

Botany Hall Classroom
Two-hour use of Botany Hall Classroom - $250
Capacity: 40 seated
Additional hour: $75
Add Botany Hall Auditorium: $75 an hour


Phipps Garden Center
With two indoor rooms, an outdoor patio and a stage, this carriage house on the former Mellon Estate in Mellon Park in Shadyside is a charming location for a casual reception.

Phipps Garden Center Reception
Four-hour use of Phipps Garden Center - $650
Capacity: 100 seated using both rooms
Includes up to 20 6-foot banquet tables and 100 chairs
Additional hour: $150 (availability permitting)
Available: Monday – Sunday


Entire Conservatory
One of the nation’s oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses, Phipps is an exquisite location for your special event.

Entire Conservatory Rental
Four-hour exclusive use of the Conservatory - $15,000
Capacity: 1,000 standing
Available: Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday (after business hours)


Important Information

  • Please contact the event sales department at 412/622-6915 for details about rehearsal dinners, showers and photo sessions.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice until a rental agreement is in place.
  • All rentals include rental staff supervision, and most include one security attendant.
  • Hours may be extended based on availability at an additional cost.
  • Valet service is recommended for larger events.
  • Photos are permitted only in the space(s) rented.
  • Periodically Phipps is in “Black Out,” which means the gardens are being redesigned for an upcoming show. Spaces are not available for rent during these times.
  • The event sales department cannot guarantee what flowers will be used or what will be displayed in any area of the Conservatory during a flower show.
  • Scheduling an event appointment to view the space(s) you are interested in is recommended. These appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on weekends, as staff is available. To make an appointment, please call 412/622-6915.
  • You can treat your guests to a tour of the Conservatory at 50 percent off the admission price when booking an event at Phipps. You must tour the day of the event. Please contact the event sales department to make arrangements (prearrangements and prepayment must be made before the date of your event).

Please note: Prices are subject to a 7-percent increase for prime holiday dates.

Nonprofit Corporate Events

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Outdoor Garden
Encompassing several smaller gardens, the Outdoor Garden offers winding walkways, shaded benches, streaming fountains, and dramatic views of Oakland landmarks. Imagine a cocktail hour surrounded by flowers and pergolas in the lower garden and an outdoor reception under beautifully lit white tents.

Outdoor Garden
Three-hour private use of Outdoor Garden - $1,800 (Nonprofit rate - $1,440)
Five-hour private use of Outdoor Garden - $3,600 (Nonprofit rate - $2,880)
Capacity: 250 seated or 500 standing
Includes 200 white garden chairs
Additional hour: $900
Phipps provides reception tents, square tables and chairs that accommodate 200 seated
with dance floor; additional tents can be rented to accommodate
250 seated guests with dance floor
Available: Monday – Sunday; May – October


Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall
Imagine your cocktail hour in the Tropical Forest and your dinner reception in Special
Events Hall, whose floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer dramatic views of lush plants and
Oakland landmarks.

Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall Reception 
Four-hour use of the Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall for reception - $4,000
(Nonprofit rate - $3,200)
Special Events Hall Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor; 200 seated without
dance floor; 350 seated theater-style
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events Hall
Additional hour: $850
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday

Special Events Hall Reception 
Four-hour use of the Special Events Hall for reception - $2,500* (Nonprofit rate - $2,000)
Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor; 200 seated without dance floor;
350 seated theater-style
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events Hall
Additional hour: $500
Available: Monday – Friday, Sunday
*Friday rental of Special Events Hall - $2,000

Tropical Forest Reception 
Three-hour use of the Tropical Forest for cocktail reception - $2,000 (Nonprofit Rate - $1,600)
Capacity: 40 seated or 100 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday

Special Events Hall – Daytime Meetings/Events (Monday – Sunday)
Full-day (8-hour) meeting - $1,600 (Nonprofit rate - $1,280)
Full-day meeting with catered lunch - $800 (Nonprofit rate - $640)
Four-hour meeting - $1,000 (Nonprofit rate - $800)
Two-hour meeting - $600 (Nonprofit Rate - $480)
Additional hour: $250 (availability permitting)
Business breakfast and lunch menus also available
Available: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Monday – Sunday


Japanese Courtyard Garden
Have an intimate cocktail reception outdoors in the Japanese Courtyard Garden, which features authentic Japanese stonework and a tranquil pond.

Japanese Courtyard Garden Cocktail Reception 
Three-hour use of the Japanese Courtyard Garden - $1,800 (Nonprofit rate - $1,440)
Capacity: 50 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday; May – October


East Wing
Enjoy an intimate reception among four of our most popular rooms in the Conservatory: the Parterre de Broderie, East Room, Sunken Garden and Victoria Room.

East Wing Reception 
Three-hour use of the East Wing - $1,500 (Nonprofit rate - $1,200)
Capacity: 60 for cocktail reception or 24 seated
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday 
Add an additional hour: $500


Palm Court
Installations of Chihuly glass artwork are nestled amidst a profusion of palms in this spacious interior court of the glasshouse — an excellent space for food and beverage stations and cocktail receptions.

Palm Court and South Conservatory 
Three-hour use of Palm Court and South Conservatory - $1,800 (Nonprofit rate - $1,440)
Capacity: 125 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Sunday 

Palm Court, South Conservatory and Gallery 
Three-hour use of Palm Court, South Conservatory and Gallery - $2,300 (Nonprofit 
rate - $1,840)
Capacity: 200 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Sunday


Botany Hall
Botany Hall features the 100-seat Joan Kilner Hunt Auditorium, equipped for the audio-visual needs of business retreats, lectures, presentations and seminars. The building’s classroom can be used for workshops, demonstrations or small receptions.

Botany Hall Auditorium 
Two-hour use of Botany Hall Auditorium - $250 (Nonprofit rate - $200)
Capacity: 103
Additional hour: $75
Add Botany Hall Classroom: $75 an hour

Botany Hall Classroom 
Two-hour use of Botany Hall Classroom - $250 (Nonprofit rate - $200)
Capacity: 40 seated
Additional hour: $75
Add Botany Hall Auditorium: $75 an hour


Phipps Garden Center
With two indoor rooms, an outdoor patio and a stage, this carriage house on the former Mellon Estate in Mellon Park in Shadyside is a charming location for a casual reception.

Phipps Garden Center Reception 
Four-hour use of Phipps Garden Center - $650 (Nonprofit rate: $520)
Capacity: 100 seated using both rooms
Includes up to 20 6-foot banquet tables and 100 chairs
Additional hour: $150 (availability permitting)
Available: Monday – Sunday


Entire Conservatory
One of the nation’s oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses, Phipps is an exquisite location for your special event.

Entire Conservatory Rental 
Four-hour exclusive use of the Conservatory - $15,000 (Nonprofit rate - $12,000)
Capacity: 1,000 standing
Available: Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday (after business hours)


Important Information

  • Please contact the event sales department at 412/622-6915 for details about rehearsal dinners, showers and photo sessions.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice until a rental agreement is in place.
  • All rentals include rental staff supervision, and most include one security attendant.
  • Hours may be extended based on availability at an additional cost.
  • Valet service is recommended for larger events.
  • Photos are permitted only in the space(s) rented.
  • Periodically Phipps is in “Black Out,” which means the gardens are being redesigned for an upcoming show. Spaces are not available for rent during these times.
  • The event sales department cannot guarantee what flowers will be used or what will be displayed in any area of the Conservatory during a flower show.
  • Scheduling an event appointment to view the space(s) you are interested in is recommended. These appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on weekends, as staff is available. To make an appointment, please call 412/622-6915.
  • You can treat your guests to a tour of the Conservatory at 50 percent off the admission price when booking an event at Phipps. You must tour the day of the event. Please contact the event sales department to make arrangements (prearrangements and prepayment must be made before the date of your event).

Please note: Prices are subject to a 7-percent increase for prime holiday dates.

Bridal Showers

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Outdoor Garden
Encompassing several smaller gardens, the Outdoor Garden offers winding walkways, shaded benches, streaming fountains, and dramatic views of Oakland landmarks. With its lush plant life and open landscaping, the Outdoor Garden is beautifully suited for bridal showers.

Outdoor Garden Shower
Three-hour use of the Outdoor Garden for shower - $650, plus $50 per person inclusive
Capacity: Tents accommodate 200 seated
Available: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Monday – Sunday; May – October


Special Events Hall
Imagine your shower in the Special Events Hall, whose floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer dramatic views of the Tropical Forest and Oakland landmarks.

Special Events Hall Shower
Three-hour use of the Special Events Hall for shower - $650, plus $50 per person inclusive
Capacity: 200 seated
Available: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Monday – Saturday 


Broderie Room
Also known as the Parterre de Broderie, this space is modeled after the knotted gardens popular at French chateaux and palaces during the reign of Louis XIV. With formal hedged gardens, an Italian wellhead, and bronze Edmund Ameteis maiden statues, the elegant Broderie Room is a popular setting for intimate gatherings.

Parterre de Broderie Shower
Three-hour use of the Broderie Room for shower - $500, plus $50 per person inclusive
Capacity: 24 seated
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday


Botany Hall
Botany Hall’s classroom is perfect for small showers.

Botany Hall Shower
Three-hour use of Botany Hall for shower - $375, plus $50 per person inclusive
Capacity: 40 seated
Available: Monday – Sunday


Phipps Garden Center
With two indoor rooms, an outdoor patio and a stage, this carriage house on the former Mellon Estate in Mellon Park in Shadyside is a charming location for a bridal shower.

Phipps Garden Center Shower
Three-hour use of Phipps Garden Center for shower - $500, plus $50 per person inclusive
Capacity: 100 seated
Available: Monday – Sunday
Alcohol is not included in packages. If you would like alcohol, please inform us at the time 
of booking.


Important Information

  • Please contact the event sales department at 412/622-6915 for details about rehearsal dinners, showers and photo sessions.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice until a rental agreement is in place.
  • All rentals include rental staff supervision, and most include one security attendant.
  • Hours may be extended based on availability at an additional cost.
  • Valet service is recommended for larger events.
  • Photos are permitted only in the space(s) rented.
  • Periodically Phipps is in “Black Out,” which means the gardens are being redesigned for an upcoming show. Spaces are not available for rent during these times.
  • The event sales department cannot guarantee what flowers will be used or what will be displayed in any area of the Conservatory during a flower show.
  • Scheduling an event appointment to view the space(s) you are interested in is recommended. These appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on weekends, as staff is available. To make an appointment, please call 412/622-6915.
  • You can treat your guests to a tour of the Conservatory at 50 percent off the admission price when booking an event at Phipps. You must tour the day of the event. Please contact the event sales department to make arrangements (prearrangements and prepayment must be made before the date of your event).

Please note: Prices are subject to a 7-percent increase for prime holiday dates.

Other Occasions

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Phipps Conservatory
One of the nation’s oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses, Phipps is an exquisite location for your special event, be it a wedding ceremony or cocktail reception in the Outdoor Garden, a celebration in the Special Events Hall, or a photography session in the Parterre de Broderie.

Entire Conservatory Rental 
Four-hour exclusive use of the Conservatory - $15,000
Capacity: 1,000 standing
Available: after business hours; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday


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 cocktail receptions.

Palm Court and South Conservatory 
Three-hour use of Palm Court and South Conservatory - $1,800
Capacity: 125 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Sunday

Palm Court, South Conservatory and Gallery 
Three-hour use of Palm Court, South Conservatory and Gallery - $2,300
Capacity: 200 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Sunday


Broderie Room
Also known as the Parterre de Broderie, this space is modeled after the knotted gardens popular at French chateaux and palaces during the reign of Louis XIV. With formal hedged gardens, an Italian wellhead, and bronze Edmund Ameteis maiden statues, the elegant Broderie Room is a popular setting for intimate weddings and other special occasions.

Broderie Ceremony 
90-minute use of the Broderie Room for ceremony and photos - $500
Capacity: 35 seated or approximately 50 standing
Bridal party of up to 16 allowed in garden area
Includes 35 chairs
Available: Monday – Sunday; January – November; dates and times may vary

Broderie Photo Session 
45-minute use of the Broderie Room for photo session - $300
Up to 16 allowed in garden area
Available: Monday – Sunday; January – November; dates and times may vary


East Wing
Enjoy an intimate ceremony and/or reception among four of our most popular rooms: the Broderie Room, East Room, Sunken Garden and Victoria Room.

East Wing Reception
Three-hour use of the East Wing - $1,500
Capacity: 60 for cocktail reception or 24 seated;
35 seated or 50 standing for ceremony
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday; January – November
Add an additional hour: $500


Japanese Courtyard Garden
This intimate courtyard features authentic Japanese stonework and a tranquil pond.

Japanese Courtyard Garden 
Three-hour use of the Japanese Courtyard Garden for cocktail reception - $1,800
Capacity: 50 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday; May – October

Japanese Courtyard Garden Photo Session
45-minute use of the Japanese Courtyard Garden for photo session - $300
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday; May – October


Outdoor Garden
Encompassing several smaller gardens, the Outdoor Garden offers winding walkways, shaded benches, streaming fountains, and dramatic views of Oakland landmarks. With its lush plant life and open landscaping, it is beautifully suited for celebrations of any kind.

Outdoor Garden Ceremony 
Two-hour private use of Outdoor Garden for ceremony and photos - $1,300
Capacity: 250 seated or 350 standing
Includes 200 white garden chairs for ceremony
Available: Monday – Sunday; May – October

Outdoor Garden Reception 
Five-hour use of Outdoor Garden for reception - $3,600
Reception Capacity: 200 with dance floor
Phipps provides reception tents, square tables and chairs that accommodate
200 seated with dance floor; additional tents can be rented to accommodate
250 seated with dance floor
Available: Monday – Sunday; May – October
*Three-hour use of Outdoor Garden during daytime hours only (8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) - $1,800 (add an additional hour for $900)

Outdoor Garden Photo Session 
One-hour private use of the Outdoor Garden for photo session - $350
Available: Monday – Friday and Sunday (Saturdays before 10 a.m.); May – October


Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall

Imagine your cocktail hour in the Tropical Forest and your reception in the Special Events Hall, whose floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer dramatic views of lush plants and Oakland landmarks.

Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall 
Five-hour use of the Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall for ceremony and reception, 
or reception only - $4,850*
Ceremony takes place outside by waterfall on Tropical Forest Terrace
Ceremony Capacity: 175 seated
Special Events Hall Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor; 200 seated without dance floor
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs in Special Events Hall
Additional hour: $850
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday and Saturday – Sunday 
*Four-hour use of Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall (Monday – Thursday and 
Sunday) - $4,000

Special Events Hall 
Four-hour use of the Special Events Hall - $2,500*
Capacity: 175 seated with dance floor; 200 seated without dance floor;
350 seated theater-style
Includes 25 round tables (60 inches) and 200 chairs 
Additional hour: $500
Available: Monday – Friday and Sunday
*Friday rental of Special Events Hall - $2,000

Tropical Forest 
Three-hour use of the Tropical Forest - $2,000
Capacity: 40 seated or 100 standing
Available: 6 – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday

Special Events Hall – Daytime Meetings/Events (Monday – Sunday)
Full-day (8-hour) meeting - $1,600
Full-day meeting with catered lunch - $800
Four-hour meeting - $1,000
Three-hour meeting - $850
Two-hour meeting - $600
Additional hour: $250 (availability permitting)
Business breakfast and lunch menus also available
Available: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Monday – Sunday


Botany Hall
Botany Hall features the 100-seat Joan Kilner Hunt Auditorium, equipped for the audio-visual needs of business retreats, lectures, presentations and seminars. The building’s classroom can be used for workshops, demonstrations or small receptions.

Botany Hall Auditorium
Two-hour use of Botany Hall Auditorium - $250
Capacity: 103
Additional hour: $75
Add Botany Hall Classroom for an additional $75 an hour

Botany Hall Classroom 
Two-hour use of Botany Hall Classroom - $250
Capacity: 40 seated
Additional hour: $75
Add Botany Hall Auditorium for an additional $75 an hour


Phipps Garden Center
With two indoor rooms, an outdoor patio and a stage, this carriage house on the former Mellon Estate in Mellon Park in Shadyside is a charming location for a casual reception.

Phipps Garden Center 
Four-hour use of Phipps Garden Center - $650
Capacity: 100 seated (using both rooms)
Includes up to 20 6-foot banquet tables and 100 chairs
Additional hour: $150 (availability permitting)
Available: Monday – Sunday


Important Information

  • Please contact the event sales department at 412/622-6915 for details about rehearsal dinners, showers and photo sessions.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice until a rental agreement is in place.
  • All rentals include rental staff supervision, and most include one security attendant.
  • Hours may be extended based on availability at an additional cost.
  • Valet service is recommended for larger events.
  • Photos are permitted only in the space(s) rented.
  • Periodically Phipps is in “Black Out,” which means the gardens are being redesigned for an upcoming show. Spaces are not available for rent during these times.
  • The event sales department cannot guarantee what flowers will be used or what will be displayed in any area of the Conservatory during a flower show.
  • Scheduling an event appointment to view the space(s) you are interested in is recommended. These appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on weekends, as staff is available. To make an appointment, please call 412/622-6915.
  • You can treat your guests to a tour of the Conservatory at 50 percent off the admission price when booking an event at Phipps. You must tour the day of the event. Please contact the event sales department to make arrangements (prearrangements and prepayment must be made before the date of your event).

Please note: Prices are subject to a 7-percent increase for prime holiday dates.

Photo Sessions

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Outdoor Garden
Encompassing several smaller gardens, the Outdoor Garden offers winding walkways, shaded benches, streaming fountains, and dramatic views of Oakland landmarks.

Outdoor Garden Photo Session
One-hour private use of Outdoor Garden for photo session - $350
Available: Monday – Friday and Sunday (Saturdays before 10 a.m.); May – October


Broderie Room
Modeled after the knotted gardens popular at French chateaux and palaces during the reign of Louis XIV, the Parterre de Broderie features formal hedged gardens, an Italian wellhead, and bronze Edmund Ameteis maiden statues.

Broderie Room Photo Session
45-minute use of the Parterre de Broderie for photo session - $300
Up to 16 allowed in garden area
Available: Monday – Sunday


Japanese Courtyard Garden
This intimate courtyard features authentic Japanese stonework and a tranquil pond.

Japanese Courtyard Garden Photo Session
45-minute use of the Japanese Garden for photo session - $300
Available: 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Monday – Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 
May – October

Other spaces are available after business hours. Contact us for details!


Photography Policy
Phipps encourages photography and the use of video cameras for personal use only. Please reserve a room for private/commercial photo sessions (including wedding and engagement photography, family portraits, modeling shoots, media documentation and images to be used for resale in any form). Certain day/time restrictions apply when renting a space. Please contact the events sales department at 412/622-6915, ext. 6401 to check availability. All other inquiries can be directed to the marketing department at 412/441-4442, ext. 3702.


Important Information

  • Please contact the event sales department at 412/622-6915 for details about rehearsal dinners, showers and photo sessions.
  • All prices are subject to change without notice until a rental agreement is in place.
  • All rentals include event staff supervision.
  • Hours may be extended based on availability at an additional cost.
  • Photos are permitted only in the space(s) rented.
  • Periodically Phipps is in “Black Out,” which means the gardens are being redesigned for an upcoming show. Spaces are not available for rent during these times.
  • The event sales department cannot guarantee what flowers will be used or what will be displayed in any area of the Conservatory during a flower show.
  • Scheduling an appointment to view the space(s) you are interested in is recommended. These appointments can be scheduled for Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and on weekends, as staff is available. To make an appointment, please call 412/622-6915.

Please note: Prices are subject to a 7-percent increase for prime holiday dates.

Photo © Adam Milliron