Conferences & Events: Signature Venues

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Many departmental event planners use the services of Signature Venues, local venues with whom the University has an established master agreement, for special events and meetings. Specific services are based on each event planner's requirements. Cost will vary depending upon:

  • Facility availability
  • Room types
  • Group size
  • Lead time
  • Reservation source (though travel agency or not)

Signature Venue Event Agreements:

Contracts with a Signature Venue, formally known as a Local Venue, use a University-approved template for the Event Master Agreement which complies with University contracting standards. All contracts with a Signature Venue must use the event agreement template.

The benefits of selecting a Signature Venue include convenience and streamlined processing. Contracts with Signature Venues valued under $10,000 may be signed by a Departmental Approver and the Venue and do not require signatures from Purchasing Services.

Purchasing Services has established event agreements with the following Signature Venues:



Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*Event Agreement Template

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Cambria Hotels & Suites
1320 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
*Event Agreement Template

Carnegie Institute is no longer honoring the negotiated facility agreement that was posted on the PantherExpress website... more information

Courtyard by Marriott
Approved Locations: Waterfront and Liberty Avenue
*Event Agreement Template

Fairmont Pittsburgh
510 Market Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
*Event Agreement Template

The Grand Concourse
100 West Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219
*Event Agreement Template

Hampton Inn University Center/Pittsburgh
3315 Hamlet St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*Event Agreement Template

Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
*Event Agreement Template

Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Wyndham-University Place)
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*Event Agreement Template

Hotel Indigo Pittsburgh Technology Center
329 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15219
*Event Agreement Template

HYATT house Pittsburgh/ Bloomfield/ Shadyside
Including the Ballroom on Baum
5335 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh PA 15224
*Event Agreement Template

The Oaklander Hotel - An Autograph Collection
5130 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*Event Agreement Template

Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
465 Lodge Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003
*Event Agreement Template

Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh
University/Medical Center
3896 Bigelow Blvd
Pittsburgh PA 15213
*Event Agreement Template

Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Dr
Seven Springs, PA 15622
*Event Agreement Template

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum Trust, Inc.
4141 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*Event Agreement Template

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott
134 Bakery Square Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
*Event Agreement Template

The Twentieth Century Club
4201 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*Event Agreement Template

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
*Event Agreement Template

*Event Agreement Template are only available for review. The venue will complete the agreement and send it to you for a signature.


Booking Instructions:

If your booking is $10,000 or under and you select one of the Signature Venues listed above:

  • contact the venue,

  • make your arrangements,

  • obtain the University-established event agreement from the venue,

  • confim that the form of the agreement is the same as the event agreement template shown for the venue listed above, and

  • have the agreement signed by a person with signature authority in your department.

Local Hotels

A list of local hotels, regardless of whether they are a Signature Venue, is available on the Travel & Expense Management Website.

Other Event Planning Resources (Oakland Campus):


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