Contact: Jody Noble Choder


Phone: 412.441.4975

7665 Lock Way West
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

A touch of Eden along the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh.

Set along the Allegheny River, Choderwood is a leafy green oasis within the City of Pittsburgh. Choderwood is more than a house – it is a lifestyle! The house was built by the Corps of Engineers in 1905. The property is a unique private residence that sits on the Allegheny River at the Highland Park Dam, near the Pittsburgh Zoo, just minutes from Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Lawrenceville and Downtown.

After entering the gates into Choderwood, the lovingly created gardens, ponds and and other amenities help you to forget the outside world. Amenities include: A stream connecting the koi ponds, a greenhouse enclosed swimming pool, a hot tub overlooking the River and the Buddha Bed, a firepit on the banks of the river, a Meditation Hut with a hammock for napping or meditating, an organic potager garden and chicken coop with daily farm fresh eggs from the resident hens.

This venue/retreat’s non-traditional atmosphere makes it an ideal space for individuals planning smaller scale events and gatherings. Perfect for intimate weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, family reunions, special events, birthday parties, corporate retreats, or relaxation.




  • Jan Celedonia

    Jody: Would you please be able to provide information the B&B you have? I wasn’t clear if the B&B was on a houseboat, or the house noted above? Thanks so much!

    • Hitchburgh

      Choderwood has both rooms in the house or the houseboats available for rent. You can contact them directly at or 412.441.4975.

  • Kim Ely

    looking for a venue for wedding in May, 2015. Can you assist??

    • Hitchburgh

      Kim, you can contact Choderwood directly at the contact info given above, 412.441.4975 or

  • Joan

    do you have a website that lists the cost of accommodations and photos of what is available. Interested in the house boats as well as the B&B rooms. Thank you.

  • Elizabeth

    A word to the wise: Before booking your event with ANY venue, verify that the venue is properly licensed and permitted to conduct business. Ask the venue to provide a copy of the current license, permits, and proof of insurance. If they can’t show them or make you feel uncomfortable for asking, RUN!

    You don’t want to go through the experience of having the local authorities shut down an unlicensed venue before your event. You can lose all your deposits and, even worse, find your self scrambling to find a new venue on short notice.