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

Host an Event

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.

Community Room & Mezzanine (Gallery)


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

Sweetwater Lobby

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)

Sweetwater's Gourmet Kitchen


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. Caterer of your choosing.

For more information, please contact Liana Agnew at lagnew@sweetwaterartcenter.org or call 412-741-4405.

A contract will be sent to your organization at the time of scheduling. To guarantee your reservation, please return a signed copy of the rental contract with your deposit. Confirmation of scheduling will be sent upon receiving contract and payment and final payment is due two weeks prior to scheduled event.

Rental Fees

Private Groups

$600.00 for 6 hours.

$100.00/hr for each additional hour

$75.00 flat fee for equipment

Tax exempt, Nonprofit organizations

$450.00 for 6 hours.

$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.


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


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.


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.


When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

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$750 Covers building operational costs, upkeep, and preservation.
$500 Provides technology updates and improvements.
$400 Aids Outreach Programs for at-risk youth and underserved communities.
$250 Sponsors a teaching artist.
$100 Supports the purchases of ceramic studio glazes and supplies.
$50 Provides one art supply package for classes and workshops.

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