University of Pittsburgh


Wedding Ceremony and Rehearsal Times

Our wedding schedule has been designed to allow as many couples as possible to hold their ceremonies in this magnificent historic building.  Weddings are reserved according to a pre-set schedule (listed below).

                     Wedding Schedule as of July 1, 2016

Wedding Access
 11:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.4:15 p.m. Friday
 1:30 p.m.12:45 p.m.2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m. Friday
 3:30 p.m.2:45 p.m.4:30 p.m.5:45 p.m. Friday
 5:30 p.m.4:45 p.m.6:30 p.m.6:30 p.m. Friday

7:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m.7:15 p.m. Friday
(May - August)


 12:00 p.m.11:15 a.m.1:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. Saturday

2:00 p.m.1:15 p.m.
3:00 p.m.10:00 a.m. Saturday

1:00 p.m.12:15 p.m.
2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. Thursday

3:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
4:00 p.m.4:45 p.m. Thursday

Forty-five minutes are scheduled for each rehearsal on the day prior to the wedding.  Because rehearsals run every 45 minutes, it is important that the wedding couple, wedding party, and officiant arrive on time. If a rehearsal begins late, the time allotted must be reduced by that amount.

Each couple has access to the chapel 45 minutes before the scheduled time of the wedding.  The 45 minutes allow the florist, photographer, and videographer time to set up and your guests to be seated. The access time is strictly enforced.  Participants who arrive prior to the scheduled access time may be denied entrance to the building. 

One hour is allocated for the ceremony and photography.  Most ceremonies will not last the full hour.

Because of the limited time of one hour for ceremony and photography, receiving lines are not permitted at Heinz Chapel.