The Space


The WBU is a multi-use/cooperative space in the North Side of Pittsburgh housing 2 event venues within the 15,000 square foot building. We take pride in our unique event spaces and have worked diligently to restore and showcase the history of this once abandoned building.

First Floor Venue

2,500 sq. feet, 10′ exposed wood ceiling, exposed beams lined with string lights, a vintage Frigidaire filled with board games in one large room customizable to your event. Historical details make this hall charming and cozy.

Dawn Derbyshire- Ballroom Image

Second Floor Ballroom

4,000 sq. feet, 15′ ceilings, has the original horseshoe bar and tin ceiling, an elevated stage, and private bridal lounge. Arguably the true gem of the WBU, the ballroom continues the tradition of hosted weddings for over 100 years.

Outdoor Space

The bottom portion of the outdoor space is available to reserve with your rental and comes with a fire pit, picnic tables, ample space for an outdoor ceremony option, and outdoor games included.

Spring Hill Brewing

Our neighbors Spring Hill Brewing reside in the same building and are available as a partner to any of our events: available to stock your event bar or rent out their tap room for additional space.

First Floor Venue
  •  Approximately 2,500 square feet
  •  Separate storage room/small prep space for caterer  
  •  2 ADA accessible 2 stall restrooms 
  •  Comfortably holds up to 160 guests (cocktail style/use of outdoor space) 
  •  8 chandeliers on dimmers
  •  Small mobile bar setup

Amenities for event venues: 

  • 1 PA System 
  • 20- 8 foot tables (seats 8-10) 
  • 20- 60” Round Tables* (seats 8-10)
  • 10- 24” high top cocktail tables 
  • Event chairs (199) Indoor only 
  • Residential Fridge/Freezer 
  • Utility sink (1st floor) 
  • White string lights lining the steel beams in the ceiling (1st floor venue) 
  • Vintage Frigidaire filled with board games (1st floor venue) 
  • Vintage lamps (1st floor) 
  • 1st floor coat rack (up to 50 items)
  • Outdoor fire pit 
  • Outdoor games (1 corn hole set, 1 big jenga set & 1 bocce set)
  • 50 car parking lot

Not included: 

  • Full day of wedding coordinator- we can recommend reputable services 
  • Table Covers/Linens (all tables must be covered) 
  • Outdoor tent 
  • Fire wood 
  • *Round Tables not available on 1st floor for private events

Featured: Mirror Hallway on 1st Floor

The Ballroom
  • Approximately 4,000 square feet 
  • Large horseshoe bar 
  • Medium sized stage 
  • ADA accessible ramp 
  • 2 ADA accessible 3 stall restrooms 
  • Large lounge room for wedding party and storage 
  • Comfortably holds up to 190 guests (seated reception with dance floor)
  • Various lighting options on dimmers

Amenities included: 

  • 2 PA Systems 
  • 20- 8 foot tables (seats 8-10) 
  • 20- 60” Round Tables (seats 8-10)
  • 10- 24” high top cocktail tables 
  • Event chairs (199) Indoor only 
  • Residential Fridge/Freezer 
  • 2 small oriental rugs 
  • Outdoor fire pit 
  • Outdoor games (1 corn hole set, 1 big jenga set & 1 bocce set)
  • 50 car parking lot

Not included: 

  • Full day of wedding coordinator- we can recommend reputable services 
  • Table Covers/Linens (all tables must be covered) 
  • Outdoor tent 
  • Fire wood 
Outdoor Space

The beautifully landscaped outdoor space comes with a fire pit and is available to reserve for your rental.  It can be tented with a rental from All Occasions and has free rein of the outdoor games on site. The hilltop courtyard even offers a bit of the city skyline greeting you from behind the hill.

Spring Hill Brewing

Spring Hill Brewing is a WBU tenant and located directly next door to the first floor venue.  They brew on site and offer freshly brewed beer to guests of the WBU events in their cozy farmhouse taproom or in kegs for service in the venue.  There are seven taps of a wide range of easy drinking beers of all colors, shapes, and sizes.  They also offer specialty cocktails on draft and simple mixed drinks!

The taproom is open to the public but available for rent in conjunction with WBU events.  If interested in renting the SHB taproom or opening an event tab, please reach out for information on their packages. View Spring Hill Brewing’s Website

Parking

There is a parking lot to the left of the building along with a gravel lot that can accommodate up to 50 cars along with 2 ADA handicap spots. There is also additional street parking on Homer St that can be utilized. For 80+ guest events, we strongly recommend Uber, Lyft, or a shuttle for your guests.

Venue Furniture

Furniture included with your venue rental

Or rent your own furniture to customize the space to your vision. For rentals we work exclusively with  All Occasions Party Rental and  Marbella. For Vintage Rentals, we recommend Vintage Alley Rentals.

Nicole Lockerman Image

See how other couples have created their vision at the WBU

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