Cleveland Museum of Natural History

1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a museum wedding venue located in Cleveland, Ohio that offers both indoor and uncovered outdoor settings. This museum was first founded in 1920 in the spirit of the gentlemen who had a passion for the natural sciences. Today, this museum is considered to be one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America.

Facilities and Capacity

This historical museum and wedding venue offers nine different event spaces and rooms for receptions, engagement parties, and/or rehearsal dinners. The variety of galleries and collections, including the Wade Gallery of Gems and Jewels, and the Perkins Wildlife Center & Woods Garden, provide a great backdrop for your special day. To create a truly unique experience, you can consider adding a private planetarium show for your guests or even invite some native Ohio animals to the cocktail reception. This will truly be a night of unforgettable experiences, fully customized to what you want on your special day. The venue can accommodate anywhere from 10-250 guests.

Services Offered

This venue offers a variety of event, catering, and bar services for each couple and their guests. Create your dream event at this venue by throwing a party in a setting that is truly one-of-a-kind. Services include:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Housekeeping staff
  • Security staffing
  • On-site event coordinator
  • Cleanup
  • Setup
  • Event planning
  • Server(s)
  • Audio equipment
  • Lighting
  • WiFi

Cuisine

In charge of the culinary creations at the venue, award-winning chef and restaurateur Zack Bruell will work with you to create your dream wedding meal. Zack Bruell Events is the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's exclusive caterer, offering customizable menus with restaurant quality cuisine.

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5 Reviews for Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Recommended by 86% of couples


4.3 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.2
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.2
  • Average response time 4.0
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    Rebecca · Married on 05/10/2009

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    This was an amazing venue -- everyone commented how unique the venue was and the outdoor setting was lovely for a spring wedding (we had both the ceremony and reception here.) The museum staff were very professional and happy to work with us in every way. We had a planetarium show, which they customized for our wedding. It was really the perfect site for a pair of scientists to get married.

    Sent on 05/19/2009
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    Kara · Married on 08/02/2008

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    GREAT!!!! Perfect site for our wedding. The only problem at all was it was hot in there, the air didn't seem to be working great. I love the museum though and it was just the right place for the type of people that we are. Loved it!! Dick was helpful and great about booking.

    Sent on 08/26/2008

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • 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? Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 22.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 9
  • Describe your venue: Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March

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  • 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle Cleveland, Ohio, 44106 See on map
    216-446-8247 (Phone number)

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