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:
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:
In addition to hosting lavish weddings within Redwood Regional Park, this special venue will also host an intimate elopement. Additional events include:
38 Reviews for Chabot Space & Science Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
19 User photos
Mark Moll · Getting married on 02/09/2021
Absolutely awesome! Great venue, AWESOME staff, great vendors :)
Just got married here on their Observation Deck for the sunset micro-ceremony with their telescopes, and it was awesome. We'd just had to move our whole wedding due to the wild fires when we happened upon this and could not be happier with how it turned out, all planned within a couple days! Samantha at the Chabot was incredibly helpful and reassuring about everything. The caterers she referred us to were incredibly helpful and able to handle our sudden needs. The facility and everything was set up for distancing and safety. The Astronomers were awesome, thank you Gerald and John! I wish I could rate it higher!Sent on 09/20/2020
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Holly · Married on 03/14/2020
We had our wedding in early March. Samantha was a pleasure to work with. I had a soft spot in my heart knowing my venue costs were going towards a non-profit and good cause. The venue itself is stunning and set such a positive vibe for the wedding. There were a number of unimaginable hurdles we had to jump through to make our wedding happen and it turned out perfectly. I would recommend this location, scenery, venue to anybody!Sent on 03/25/2020
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Jan · Married on 03/14/2020
Pi day Wedding amid Covid Fears
We have nothing but profound praise for Chabot Space and Science Center — it is an amazing place to get married; even during a pandemic. Our nerdy, science themed, Pi Day wedding also happened to be 2 days before the Bay Area Secure in Place. Two Weeks Later, we are happy to report that no guest is sick. Chabot’s proactive response and professionalism was a big factor. The museum went above and beyond in communicating with us at every step of the rapidly changing circumstances that were occurring at that time. Nicole P and her team did such a good job. We used the planetarium and the “stage direction” and cues involved were something we hadn’t even considered, but it went off without a single problem. The museum has so much to offer guests and is a wonderful space. It also feels so good to work with a community nonprofit and not a corporate hotel space. Besides being our wedding venue , it’s just a special place and you should go there and learn about space.Sent on 04/02/2020
Chabot Space & Science Center's reply:Thank you again for celebrating with us, and for sharing such a kind review! Covid-19 impacted us in such unpredictable ways, and we truly appreciated your flexibility as we all rolled with the punches and came up with spur of the moment problem-solving! We are so impressed by what a fun, unique, and beautiful wedding you planned and hope you and all your family and friends stay safe and sound.
Chabot Space & Science Center Price Rates
For $900, the wedding couple receives:
This offer is good for new 2020 and 2021 bookings, and subject to county and statement guidelines
Team of Chabot Space & Science Center
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.
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.