Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom

Located on the top level of the Power Center, the Charles J. Dougherty ballroom features expansive, customizable event space for various sizes and types of functions.  The silver certified LEED space features a spectacular view of downtown from floor to ceiling windows and two outdoor decks. The ballroom is available to Alumni and Duquesne affiliated partners.

The ballroom can be configured to accommodate large scale banquets of 350 and lectures of 800, to mid-sized gatherings, wedding receptions or intimate cocktail receptions.

The Fides Shepperson Suite, conveniently located adjacent to the ballroom, is ideal for pre-dinner receptions and event registration.

Host your next event in the ballroom and receive:

  • Streamlined, comprehensive audio/visual services with on-site assistance
  • Diverse, convenient meal options to fit your event needs, prepared and served by skilled chefs and professional catering staff
  • A dedicated Events Coordinator for pre-event and day-of assistance
  • A variety of options for room configurations to accommodate large groups seated classroom, lecture, or banquet style, or small groups with breakout sessions as well as receptions and meals
  • On-site housekeeping staff to ensure your meeting space stays clean and fresh
  • Event set up and clean up at no additional cost
  • A venue that is conveniently located in Uptown, a short walk from Downtown Pittsburgh, along public transportation routes
  • A "green" event space located in a silver level LEED certified building
  • Affiliated parking rates for all guests in the nearby Forbes Avenue Garage

ballroom floor plan


Guest parking is available in the Forbes Parking Garage at the affiliated guest rate. Contact your Event Coordinator to coordinate parking details for your event.

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Alternate Parking

Though every effort is made to accommodate parking for your event, spots cannot be guaranteed during peak garage hours (from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday during the academic year).

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Location & Deliveries

Physical Address:
1015 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Mailing Address:
Conference & Event Services
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Shipping Address:
Conference & Event Services
Dougherty Ballroom
913 Bluff Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


All deliveries must be coordinated in advance with your Event CoordinatorDeliveries should be made via Watson St., located behind the Power Center, between Forbes and Fifth Avenues.

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