Chabot Space & Science Center

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About Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space & Science Center is an out-of-this world wedding venue nestled in the redwoods in Oakland, California. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor sites for celestial ceremonies and receptions. Their experienced events team will ensure your celebration is everything you dreamed it to be.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 1,500 guests spread throughout the various exhibit levels at this outdoorsy venue. The Richard L. Spees Building is the grand entryway to the state-of-the-art Center, and offer three levels of exhibits and two theaters. It features an octagonal skylight in their rotunda, floor-to-ceiling windows, a glass skybridge and loggia encasing the building’s exterior. You can use all three levels for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Additional spaces include:

  • Pleiades Courtyard - features an amphitheater, tented dining area, a garden and a central courtyard.
  • Astronomy Hall - the largest unobstructed event space at the Center. It features contiguous dining and dancing for up to 250 guests, along with a built-in projector, screen and speakers.
  • Observatory Complex - an outdoor complex that houses their three iconic telescopes. Guests can gaze out at the night sky with the help of one of their expert astronomers.
  • Planetarium - features a 70-foot dome with an advanced universe visualization system. You can exchange your vows set in front of a rising moon, a swirling nebula, or gently twinkling stars, followed by a show of your choice for guests.

Services Offered
Chabot Space & Science Center offers multiple wedding packages for you to choose from. They offer a list of preferred caterers and event rentals to make your planning flow smoothly. Additional services include:

  • Hospitality Room
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pet friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

Other Services
In addition to hosting lavish weddings within Redwood Regional Park, this special venue will also host an intimate elopement. Additional events include:

  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Bridal shower
  • Engagement party
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45 Reviews for Chabot Space & Science Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jane M. · Getting married on 07/24/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    So flexible and supportive to work with!

    Chabot was so flexible with my fiancé and I as we navigate the covid wedding process! They were so kind, helpful and professional with all our interactions. The vendors they recommend were also so great to work with as well! We would highly recommend working with them!

    Sent on 03/17/2021

    Chabot Space & Science Center's reply:

    Hi Jane! Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to work with you. We are wishing you nothing but joy in your marriage!
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    Charles F. · Getting married on 07/24/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    Great experience during coordination during COVID-19

    Samantha was a great help to us, very patient answering all of our questions. We did not end up holding our wedding celebration at Chabot in Summer 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, but she was great to work with to help coordinate our would-be event. We wish COVID allowed us to hold an event here.

    Sent on 03/17/2021

    Chabot Space & Science Center's reply:

    Hey Charlie! Although we are deeply saddened that COVID guidelines prevented you from having the celebration you envisioned, we are so grateful that you picked us as your venue. I can't wait until we've reopened and you can join us for a day of science education!

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Chabot Space & Science Center Pricing

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Chabot Space & Science Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4200
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 900
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 900
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Museum
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Drapery
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Chabot Space & Science Center 1
    Sunset Micro-ceremony & Telescope Viewings

    For $900, the wedding couple receives:

    • 2 hours for groups up to 25 guests for a sunset ceremony on the Observation Deck
    • 1 hour of private viewings in the historic telescopes led by Chabot astronomers (weather permitting)

    This offer is good for new 2020 and 2021 bookings, and subject to county and statement guidelines

Team of Chabot Space & Science Center

Samantha Stevick

Samantha Stevick

Assistant Director of Event Sales

I absolutely love this beautiful Oakland museum and observatory and would be thrilled to help you plan a special day in the stars. I've worked with weddings since I was 16 as a caterer, and I've even been a bridesmaid 9 times! My favorite thing about Chabot is that the cost of your wedding supports all the educational programming we do for our community. It feels great to help couples realize their wedding dreams while also making a difference for local children every day I go to work.

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    Grier Cooper Photography Wedding Photographers

    If you want to create a highly entertaining, unique wedding, look no further. Chabot has so much to offer, from gorgeous sunsets, interactive science-y fun (including planetarium shows and telescope viewings) and incredible Bay Area views.... and let's not forget the free parking! They also offer stellar catering options (sorry for the pun, but it's true) so you and your guests will enjoy an amazing feast.

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Chabot Space & Science Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Chabot Space & Science Center?

Chabot Space & Science Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Chabot Space & Science Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Chabot Space & Science Center for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Chabot Space & Science Center for wedding events?

Chabot Space & Science Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Chabot Space & Science Center offer?

Chabot Space & Science Center offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Chabot Space & Science Center offer for wedding events?

Chabot Space & Science Center offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Chabot Space & Science Center have available for wedding events?

Chabot Space & Science Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Drapery
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Chabot Space & Science Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chabot Space & Science Center is recommended by 89% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Chabot Space & Science Center offer?

Chabot Space & Science Center currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.