Private Event Rentals
Schenley Plaza represents an exciting new venue for your special event. To hold an event at Schenley Plaza, you must submit an application to The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Application form, rules, list of permitted vendors, pricing, and Plaza map can be found here.
Please mail completed applications to:
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Attention: Schenley Plaza Event Rental
2000 Technology Drive, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will review your application within 2 to 3 weeks.
Plaza Areas Available for Special Event Rentals
Schenley Plaza Oval with tent 475 standing/250 seated people
A permanent oval tent (60' x 80') with clear side walls provides protection from the elements. The side panels may be pulled back if you wish.
Emerald Lawn 5,000 standing people
The one-acre lawn is perfect for large-scale events, such as graduations and festivals.
Ornamental Garden 100 standing/75 seated people
Bordering the lawn, the Garden is an ideal gathering spot for smaller, more intimate affairs.
PNC Carousel 19 seated people
Its colorful menagerie of 15 animals ranges from a triceratops to a tiger, and it also features a wheelchair-accessible chariot and spinning tub for young children to ride with an adult. It is perfectly suited for a birthday party or other children’s event.
Library Bosque 1,000 standing people
Located between the Emerald Lawn and the Main branch of the Carnegie Library in Oakland, the Library Bosque is a tree-lined walkway where guests are shaded by stately London plane trees.
Mary E. Schenley Memorial Fountain 500 standing people
This historic area offers beautiful vistas of Oakland, and its newly restored sculpture is an ideal backdrop for wedding photographs and celebrations.