About Us

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral is located in the heart of Oakland’s cultural district, right across from the Carnegie Museum. The building itself is a historic landmark and is over 100 years old. The church and all its reception facilities were recently renovated and are now one of the most beautiful banquet halls in the Pittsburgh area. The Cathedral is less than 2 blocks away from both Heinz Chapel and St. Paul’s Cathedral and within walking distance of great picture stops like the majestic columns of Mellon Institute or the gardens of Phipps Conservatory. St. Nicholas Cathedral has two exceptional reception halls that are available for your special event!

The Event Coordinator

Stacie de la Parra, the St. Nicholas Cathedral Event Coordinator, will be helping you with your personally unique, joyous occasion. Her role is to make sure your event runs smoothly by helping with set up, bar package selection, and coordinating all vendors to ensure that your needs are met. She will provide you with phone and email information and is always available.

Included in your rental

  • 6 hour rental time for the course of your event.
  • Our gorgeous white china, crystal stemware and flatware
  • Parking for 115 vehicles
  • Chairs, tables, hi-top tables and risers
  • Set up and clean up

Payments and Deposits:

A deposit of half of your rental fee is due upon booking in order to hold the hall on that date for your special occasion. The rest of your rental payment is due 6 months prior to your event. Final guest count and bar invoicing is due two weeks before your event.

The reception halls are discounted for weekday rentals.


A Security presence is required at events at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Security is not included with our hall rental and is a separate hourly payment paid by the customer. St. Nicholas will take care of scheduling a security guard or police officer for your event. Rate is subject to change for holiday events.


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