Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space & Science Center is a unique wedding venue located 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. Chabot Space & Science Center offers a one-of-a-kind wedding experience, nestled in the redwoods of Oakland Hills.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 1,200 guests 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.
  • Gruener Astronomy Hall - the largest unobstructed event space at the Center. It features contiguous dining and dancing, 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 where you can exchange your vows or project your proposal on their advanced visualization system.

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:

  • Bridal suite
  • 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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Patrick and anisha celebrate in front of telescope rachel.
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Amazing sunsets over the bay
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Complimentary telescope viewings every friday and saturday.
Complimentary telescope viewings every friday and saturday.
Astronomy hall can accomodate up to 250 guests with room for a dance floor.
Astronomy hall can accomodate up to 250 guests with room for a dance floor.
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Patrick and anisha celebrate in front of telescope rachel.
Patrick and anisha celebrate in front of telescope rachel.
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26 Reviews for Chabot Space & Science Center

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Wen H · Married on 12/02/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Unique Venue!

    Chabot Space & Science Center is a unique indoor/outdoor venue that's great for all ages. We had many guests compliment the venue for the planetarium, exhibits, and decor. Amy is a great events coordinator there!

    Sent on 12/07/2018

    Chabot Space & Science Center's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm so glad to hear that everyone had a blast and wish you both all the best in your future together!

    Cheers,
    Amy
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    Ella V · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    Unique and Fun Venue

    We had such a good time at our wedding! The venue is very special because it's much more than just a room for events, it's a museum and observatory. We were fortunate to have a clear sky during the wedding, so everyone visited the telescopes. Amy, the events coordinator for Chabot was very responsive and fun to work with.

    Sent on 11/05/2018

    Chabot Space & Science Center's reply:

    Thank you for such a nice review! We had so much fun helping you plan your evening here at Chabot. I couldn't have asked for a friendlier couple to work with. Wishing you so much happiness together!

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Chabot Space & Science Center Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$3,933 - $6,609
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

Chabot Space & Science Center Price Rates

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? $ 3,600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,600.00
  • 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Parking
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 1200
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Museum
  • 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, Pet Friendly, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Drapery, Furniture, Photo booth
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? August, September, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? February, April, May, June, July, November

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Grier Cooper Photography
    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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  • 10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland, California, CA 94619 See on map
    510-398-4167 (Phone number)

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