Categories

Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard

Verified
542 Forbes Avenue, Room 516D Pittsburgh, PA 15219
542 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15219 US

The Grand Staircase and Gallery is located on the first floor of the Allegheny County Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark and masterpiece of architect Henry Hobson Richardson. Construction began in 1884 and was completed in 1888.

Its architecture is considered among the finest examples of Romanesque Revival and includes Syrian arches, Byzantine capitals, late French Gothic dormer windows, and French Renaissance roofs. One of its most striking attributes is the bell tower, which rises more than 229 feet above Grant Street. The Grand Staircase and Gallery features soaring arches and dignified columns, as well as five murals by artist Vincent Nesbert and flags of the states.

At the center of the Allegheny County Courthouse is the beautiful Courtyard, which features a central fountain and four landscaped gardens. The building rises dramatically around the Courtyard, giving guests spectacular views of its granite bell tower and turrets, arched windows, and steep slate roofs.

 

Grand Staircase and Gallery

Event Type Capacity
Wedding Ceremony 150 seated
Reception Up to 200 seated, with dance floor
Up to 300 standing/cocktail style

 

Courtyard

Event Type Capacity
Reception Up to 150 seated, with dance floor
Up to 300 standing/cocktail style
Social Media Accounts
  • You must to post comments
  • You must to post comments
  • You must to post comments
  • You must to post comments
  • You must to post comments
Showing 5 results
Rating
Keyword
Send a message as a guest by filling out the fields below or if you already have an Equally Wed user account.
Name*
E-mail*
Message*