January 11

Covid-19 Restrictions Update For Events and Gatherings – January 11, 2021


Thank you for planning or booking your event at The Pittsburgh Shrine Center and Pavilion during 2021.

This is a challenging time for planning events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pittsburgh Shrine Center is doing its best to comply with regulations and accommodate our event clients.

That being said, our goal is to keep everyone updated with the most current information concerning mitigation efforts and restrictions that directly affect hosting events at our venue.

Restrictions for Private Catered Events

The Pittsburgh Shrine Center and Pavilion is required to follow all regulations and mandates set forth by Allegheny County Health Department, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and all other legal entities.

Our venues fall under the restrictions for Private Catered Events, specifically Section 9 (A)(i):

(A). Venues hosting events and gatherings must determine their established occupancy limit as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code then apply the attendee calculator to determine how many attendees are permitted to attend the event or gathering.
(i) Maximum Occupancy Calculator for indoor events:  Maximum Occupancy Allowable Indoor Rate:  0-2,000 people = 10% maximum occupancy. Our occupancy limit, when using tables and chairs is 763 people, therefore limiting our occupancy to 76 people.

We cannot, however, predict the future of mitigation efforts or restrictions imposed by the Commonwealth or other public health authorities at the federal, state or county level.

We are hopeful that current public health efforts will loosen Events and Gathering restrictions. Please keep in mind we have every intention of honoring all contracts, but must abide by the mandates. 

Advice for our Treasured Clients and Guests

In planning your event, please understand that we will keep you updated concerning occupancy limits and other mitigation efforts. You will know as soon as we know so you can make adjustments if necessary.

In any event, if you need to change your event plans based on the orders of public health officials, please contact us ASAP.  We will be happy to reschedule your event.  If you need to cancel, we will certainly return any money that you have deposited for your event.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Paulette Zanotti, Event Coordinator at 724-274-7000 ext. 305, or send us a message here!

Thank you, and be safe everyone!


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