UPDATE: Phipps is now open for your visit. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and new safety protocols are required. Learn more about how you can join us!

For Immediate Release:  Fri., Sept. 20

Contact: Joe Reed | Director of Marketing and Communications

412/622-6915, ext. 3801 | jreed@phipps.conservatory.org  


Phipps Conservatory Announces Pop-Up Weddings
All-Inclusive, Effortless Ceremonies Take the Stress Out of Wedding Planning


Pittsburgh, PA — Tie the knot at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens this holiday season in a new, pre-planned and stress-free ceremony. On Sun., Dec. 8, Phipps’ Special Events Hall will transform into a dreamy space to host a limited amount of Pop-Up Weddings.

Phipps’ Pop-Up Weddings take the stress out of wedding planning, without sacrificing any bells or whistles. Guests need only book an hour-and-a-half time slot at the low rate of $3,000 and Phipps’ events team will take care of the rest. The package includes:

  • A dreamily decorated Special Events Hall providing the perfect backdrop for the couple’s special day
  • 100 edited photos from Golden Orchid Photography (more photos can be added at an additional cost)
  • Personalized playlist and bridal procession song from Pianist Carla McKrell
  • Cake and dessert display from Bethel Bakery
  • Bouquet and boutonniere from Blossoms by Jillian (more flowers can be added at an additional cost)
  • A ceremony performed by Officiant Sandra Monahan
  • Tickets for all wedding guests to Phipps’ popular Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden (must be used on the day of the ceremony)
  • Complementary valet parking

Couples can book their Pop-Up Wedding today by contacting the Phipps events team at eventsales@phipps.conservatory.org or 412/315-0685.

This offer is available for a limited time only. Each ceremony is limited to an hour-and-a-half and a maximum capacity of 20 guests. Champagne is available for an additional fee. Scheduling an event appointment to view the space is recommended. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org/weddings.


About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA is a globally recognized green leader with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Encompassing 15 acres including a historic 14-room glasshouse, 23 distinct indoor and outdoor gardens and industry-leading sustainable architecture and operations, Phipps attracts nearly half a million visitors annually from around the world. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.