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.
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:
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.
Recommended by 86% of couples
Katherine Lyndaker · Married on 06/01/2019
If you are looking for the most unique and entertaining venue for you and your guests, this is the place to be! We just had our wedding at the museum a couple weeks ago, and our guests are still raving about it. The dinosaur exhibits and animal enclosure were our favorite parts!Sent on 06/17/2019
On top of having the endless entertainment of the displays, the staff there are the greatest! Their special event's coordinator Anne was as excited about our wedding as we were. She was super accommodating especially because we were planning our wedding from New York. She is super organized with a concise packet of information that answers practically anything that come up. Also she was very quick to respond via phone or email.
The museum exclusively contracts with Zack Bruell Events for catering. It was also a pleasure working with Kim and Molly. Again, all were super flexible working around our travel schedule and all our lat minute changes to the guest list. And the food.... to DIE for.
The museum also only contracts with Solus lighting who brought to life the night of our dreams. They offered soo many options for coloring, shapes, and the expertise to make it all work together.
Overall this experience has been excellent and we would HIGHLY recommend this venue!
Cleveland Museum of Natural History's reply:
Rebecca · Married on 05/10/2009
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
Kara · Married on 08/02/2008
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