Indian Wedding ceremony Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a tranquil and unique setting for an Indian wedding near downtown Pittsburgh. Phipps features 3 ceremony venues with capacity from 50-200-300 guests.

Due to the nature of this venue and number of event spaces, each space is available on different days of the week, varying times, and based on the season.

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The wedding pictured below was in the Outdoor Garden.

Outdoor Garden: ceremony capacity 300; reception capacity: 228; features views of the Oakland neighborhood and the Cathedral of Learning.


Tropical Forest: ceremony capacity 200; reception capacity N/A; features a multi-level forest with a waterfall.


Special Events Hall: ceremony capacity 200; reception capacity 200; features panoramic views of the Conservancy with floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

Ceremonies range from $1200-$1400 and receptions vary from $15,000 to rent the entire facility for 4 hours or approximately $5000 for the Tropical Forest and Special Events Hall for 5 hours. Or $3600 for the Outdoor Garden in the evening for 5 hours.

Close to the International Airport: This beautiful Indian wedding venue is only about 22 miles west of the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

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  • Capacity: Up to 300 guests

Approx. 22 miles west of Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

Hindu Weddings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast to your guests at the hotel with the room block.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Many couples select to have their sangeet at Phipps and their other wedding events at other venues. This is a great venue for the sangeet, wedding ceremony as well as a reception.

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Muhurats

They sell their ceremonies in two hour slots from 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Hindu Wedding Planning Resources

Jain Weddings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast to your guests at the hotel with the room block.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? The closest Jain Center in the Pittsburgh area is the Hindu-Jain Mandir in Monroeville. It’s not really a location for a sangeet or wedding event. Many couples select to have their sangeet at Phipps and their other wedding events at other venues. This is a great venue for the sangeet, wedding ceremony as well as a reception.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Muhurats

They sell their ceremonies in two hour slots from 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast to your guests at the hotel with the room block.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the stage? No, work with your decorator to design it.

Nearby Masjids

You could opt to have your nikah and/or shaadi at a nearby Masjid or Jamatkhana followed by the Walima at Phipps. Masjids and Jamatkhanas in Pennsylvania.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? Many couples select to have their mehndi or sangeet at Phipps and their other wedding events at other venues. This is a great venue for the mehndi, sangeet, wedding ceremony as well as a reception.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Conservancy allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Sikh Weddings at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the Guru Granth Sahib? No, work with your decorator to design an elevated setup. See more info below.
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there space for milni? Yep!
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast to your guests at the hotel with the room block.

Anand Karaj at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Below are photos of other non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj ceremonies so you can see how other couples have setup the ceremony. You may also like our guide on Tips for a non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj.

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Sub-flooring was laid down on the grass for an outdoor Sikh wedding. Your decorator will help with this. Photo: Greycard Photography
Sikh wedding at Pelican Hill Resort
Anand Karaj ceremony at Pelican Hill Resort. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

At the Anand Karaj below, they gave each guest a gadda (cushion) to sit on.

Outdoor Anand Karaj wedding ceremony
Outdoor Anand Karaj on concrete with gaddas for the guests to sit on.
Anand Karaj at Warner Center Marriott
Indoor Anand Karaj ceremony where the guests are seated on sheets. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Closest Gurdwaras

The closest Gurdwara is the Pittsburgh Sikh Gurdwara in Monroeville, which is approximately 13 miles east of the Conservatory. If you prefer, you could have your Anand Karaj and langar at the Gurdwara, followed by cocktail hour and the reception at the Conservatory. But this venue would be beautiful for an outdoor Anand Karaj.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Muhurats

They sell their ceremonies in two hour slots from 10:30am-12:30pm or 1:30pm-3:30pm.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? Many couples select to have their sangeet at Phipps and their other wedding events at other venues. This is a great venue for the sangeet, wedding ceremony as well as a reception.

Sikh Wedding Planning Resources

{Pricing}

Ceremony in the Special Events Hall: $1200 for up to 200 guests
Outdoor Garden Ceremony: $1400 for up to 300 guests
Ceremonies sold in 2 hour slots. Select: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 3:30 p.m

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