Elegant and sophisticated with a spectacular view of downtown, floor to ceiling windows and two outdoor terraces, the Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom in the Power Center is a beautiful location for your special day.

The wedding reception package is available to university alumni, current students or employees (and their children) and includes:

  • A 5 hour reception beginning with a cocktail reception in the Fides Shepperson Suite

  • An opulant display of stationary hors d'oeuvres for your cocktail reception

  • Modern furniture, dance floor and staging to accommodate a variety of head table configurations

  • A professional catering staff to serve your buffet, plated or station dinner, tray and replenish your cookies and cut and serve your cake with no additional fees

  • Tasting and personal consultations with Parkhurst Catering Manager and Chef

  • Basic room set up & clean up servicesGuest parking in the Forbes Garage (covered by the deposit)

  • A dedicated Event Coordinator & Catering Manager to assist with your reception planning and day-of event execution

Wedding Reception Resources

Reception resources available to aid in your planning!

The Office of Conference and Event Services are scheduling dates through 2024!  Please contact us for available dates and to schedule a tour.

Contact us at conferencesFREEDUQUESNE or call (412) 396-3561.

Parkhurst Catering brings their signature focus on locally grown and produced, high quality foods and uncompromising service to all wedding receptions held at the University.  The wedding reception package offers a great variety of foods and presentations with pre-set prices to make it easy for you to decide.  Menus can be customized to fit your needs! 

Parkhurst Catering Manager
(412) 396-6613

Parkhurst Wedding Package
Several hotels are within walking distance of or a short drive from campus. When working with local hotels, mention your Duquesne University reception to receive the best price offer. Affiliated Hotels

The Chapel of the Holy Spirit offer alumni a personal and special ceremony location. Please contact the Chapel of the Holy Spirit directly to make arrangements for your ceremony.

Chapel of the Holy Spirit
Administration Building
(412) 396-6020