We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Heinz Memorial Chapel

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-4157

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 93 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A Gem in Oakland

Stained glass windows and peace and quiet in otherwise busy Oakland. Discover sacred beauty, and history, with an artistic flourish. A church welcoming to all, and near many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Robert C
,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Stained glass windows and peace and quiet in otherwise busy Oakland. Discover sacred beauty, and history, with an artistic flourish. A church welcoming to all, and near many other attractions and eateries. Perfect!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My daughter graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She also sang in the Heinz Chapel Choir. My family and I spent many happy and proud evenings there listening to this marvelous choir. My daughter was so enamored with the facility that she booked it for her wedding. It was around Christmas time, so the chapel was decorated and the pictures... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Situated on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, the Heinz Chapel is striking from the outside. One would expect a light, airy feel inside, as well. Strangely, the effect is quite the opposite. Despite enormous stained glass windows, the interior is rather dark. While the architectural profile is of soaring spires, the interior space seems oddly claustrophobic. The windows... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
indiana pa
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I took visitors to our neighborhood on a short jaunt to Pittsburgh last fall and we wandered into Heinz Chapel just so that I could show them this beautiful chapel at the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. We were pleased to discover that there was a docent who could give us a tour of the facility. there were young... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bluffton, South Carolina
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a not to miss visit when at the University of Pittsburgh. a beautiful gothic masterpiece. The stained glass windows are extraordinary, but just sitting in the tranquility of the chapel in the afternoon is a great way to get in touch with your inner peace.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We heard the Pitt Chapel Choir for their Christmas Concert. The Choir consists of 50 students. They sang songs in four or five different languages. The quality was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always try to visit Heinz Chapel when I am in Pittsburgh. It is a unique and gorgeous chapel. After years of visiting it and admiring it, my daughter was fortunate enough to get married there. It is also in a beautiful setting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If your looking to have a small wedding ceremony, but want that wow factor, Heinz Chapel is the best place for it. It's where I will be having mine, thats for sure. Many of my friends have married here and it was always perfect. From what I understand they are easy to get along with as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Largo, Florida
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is an amazing place to get married. It is completely nonsectarian so all religions invited to marry here. We were married here 25 years ago May 5. The architecture is amazing with stained glass and flying buttresses, When back in the 'burgh I visit it almost every time. If walking around Oakland it is one place not to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The church is amazing. Our daughter wanted to have her wedding there, but no AC, and she got married in July. It is really something to see though.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Heinz Memorial Chapel also viewed

 

Been to Heinz Memorial Chapel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Heinz Memorial Chapel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?