The Alaska Aviation Museum, located in Anchorage, Alaska, is a fabulous museum wedding venue, ideal for hosting a range of wedding events. This unique historical facility sits on the shores of the breathtaking Lake Hood, the world's largest seaplane base, providing stunning views. Couples can celebrate their day surrounded by over 30 amazing exhibits that depict Alaska’s historical use of aviation, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your guests, sure to be remembered for years to come.
Facilities and Capacity
The Alaska Aviation Museum offers several truly unique event spaces to hold the wedding event of your dreams. Between May and September each year, the 737 Jet is available to host a gathering of up to 40 guests, allowing couples to hold their intimate ceremony within the jet itself for an extraordinary experience. For fabulous views, while you say your vows or a quirky cocktail reception, the Merrill Field Control Tower can hold up to 48 guests and provides panoramic views across Lake Hood and beyond. Alternatively, ceremonies can be held outdoors on the shores of Lake Hood for a picturesque service surrounded by loved ones and nature.
For your wedding reception, the Alaska Aviation Museum offers two large hangars featuring many historical exhibits. The Main Hangar can comfortably accommodate 150 standing guests or 120 for a seated reception. For larger parties, the Odom Hangar is available for up to 200 seated guests or 300 standing. The venue is happy to provide chairs and a range of tables for your event and each Hangar also comes with a wireless microphone, speakers, portable bar, and projector.
The friendly and professional staff at Alaska Aviation Museum are happy to allow couples the use of outside vendors for their day, providing a kitchen prep area on site which is ideal for catering purposes. They can also assist with the setup and cleanup of your event to facilitate a low-stress experience and help ensure your day goes smoothly.
The Alaska Aviation Museum opened to the public in 1988, but it’s conception began over a decade earlier with the formation of the Alaskan Historical Aircraft Society, founded by Ted Spencer in 1977. Since it’s doors opened the Alaska Aviation Museum has been committed to displaying, preserving, and honoring Alaska’s rich aviation history. Over the years, they have collected aircrafts and memorabilia from all eras pertaining to Alaska’s historical aviation pursuits. You and your guests are sure to enjoy the wide range of displays and exhibits, including the amazing 1928 Stearman c2b.
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2 Reviews for Alaska Aviation Museum
Recommended by 100% of couples
Rachael · Married on 06/02/2018
Loved this venue!
Had a wedding of 180 fit comfortably in the big hanger. Pictures were incredible! Very agreeable staff. Bathroom situation is a little odd but all my guests said the experience was amazing:)Sent on 05/09/2019
Alaska Aviation Museum's reply:Thanks for the awesome review, Rachael! We count ourselves lucky to have customers like you. Cheers!
Kacie · Married on 08/02/2014
It was the perfect venue for my rehearsal dinner! We were able to choose our own caterer, The Marx Bros. and everything was fabulous!Sent on 05/09/2019
Alaska Aviation Museum Price Rates
Member benefits include free admission to the museum for the membership term, discount in the museum gift shop of 15%, Wings Over Alaska newsletter, and regular notification of events.