Event Rental

Planning a party, reception, celebration or fundraiser that you want to be special and unique?

Sweetwater provides the perfect venue for all of your parties and events. With access to the gallery and the beautiful structural details of the Old Post Office, your guests will surely leave happy!

All community room rentals include access to our newly remodeled kitchen, and audio/visual equipment is available for use at an additional fee of $75.

Contact Erin at 412-741-4405 or ecory@sweetwaterartcenter.org for more details.

Community Room
Dimensions: 32 ft. X 32 ft.
Capacity: Standing = 150
Seated = 100
Seated at tables = 75
Equipment available: 7 ft. grand piano, Steinway
100 chairs
8 round 5 ft. tables
10 rectangular 6 ft. tables
1 lectern

Audio/Visual Equipment (additional flat fee of $75):
Movie Screen
Digital Media Projector (must provide your own computer)
Microphones (1 to set-up w/ lectern)
VCR and TV with Stand

A pass through from kitchen to lobby makes serving convenient. The lobby of the Old Sewickley Post Office is included in the rental.

Equipment: Microwave, 2 ovens, Range, 2 Commercial Refrigerators, Commercial Freezer, Commercial Dishwasher

Rental Fees

Private Groups

  • $450.00 for 3 hours (One free hour is given for set-up; one free hour is given for clean-up.)
  • $100.00/hr for each additional hour
  • $75.00 flat fee for equipment

Tax exempt, Nonprofit organizations

  • $350.00 for 3 hours (One free hour is given for set-up; one free hour is given for clean-up.)
  • $75.00/hr for each additional hour
  • $75.00 flat fee for equipment
To hold a booking of the Community Room, Sweetwater requires a 50% down-payment of the total cost of the event. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event.

In addition to the Community Room, if your group requires additional space, you may rent other room(s) for an additional flat fee. $100 (private rental) and $75 (non-profit rental)

Damage Deposit:
A damage deposit fee of $200 is also required at the time of booking. The damage deposit fee will be returned to the renter provided the facility is cleaned and returned to its original condition.

Decorations, Set-up, and Clean-up:
All decorations, set-up, and clean-up are the sole responsibility of the renter (including tables and chairs). Sweetwater does not provide table linens.

Serving of Alcoholic Beverages:

If alcoholic beverages are to be served, user must provide a certificate of insurance with a $500,000 limit of liability for the event at least 14 days prior to the event.

Cancellations: A renter may cancel an event without financial obligation by giving written notice 30 days prior to the event date. Cancellations under the 30 day period will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee withheld from the deposit.




Smoking is not permitted inside building.
Uncontained candles are not permitted.