Chabot Space & Science Center is an out-of-this world wedding venue nestled in the forests of the Oakland Hills, 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. Plus, the cost of your venue supports free & low-cost STEAM education for the Oakland community!
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 1,500 guests spread throughout the various exhibit levels at this outdoorsy venue. The Spees Building is the grand entryway to the state-of-the-art Center, and offers two main levels of exhibits a theater, and the Planetarium. 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:
- Courtyard - features an amphitheater, 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 overhead speakers.
- Observatory - 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.
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
- Wireless Internet
- Pet friendly
- Wheelchair accessible
In addition to hosting lavish weddings, this special venue will also host an intimate elopement. Additional events include:
- Rehearsal dinner
- Bridal shower
- Engagement party
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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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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?
- Bridal Suite
What are the most important characteristics of Chabot Space & Science Center in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Chabot Space & Science Center for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does Chabot Space & Science Center offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Chabot Space & Science Center offer for wedding events?
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
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- Audio Equipment
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