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:
45 Reviews for Chabot Space & Science Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Katrina A. · Getting married on 08/03/2022
We had a micro wedding at the Chabot Space & Science Center and truly recommend it! Every part of the planning process was easy and accessible (even when we had to reschedule due to the pandemic). On the day of, everything was set up when we arrived and the staff were friendly and helpful. The event staff were so helpful in preparing for the day and thinking through the details. The deck and sunset was truly lovely and our guests LOVED the sky viewings. If you're looking for a beautiful outdoor venue and want to plan with people who know what they're doing, this could be a great fit.Sent on 04/03/2021
Chabot Space & Science Center's reply:Hey Katrina!
Jane M. · Getting married on 07/24/2021
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!
Charles F. · Getting married on 07/24/2021
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!
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.