CuriOdyssey is a unique event and wedding venue located in San Mateo, California. The non-profit science museum and zoo is a great place for engaged couples who are really kids at heart. Here, visitors can let loose and observe wild animals, experiment with scientific phenomena and let the natural world answer their questions. Not only will your guests be able to enjoy your ceremony, but they will also be given access to the venues beautiful gardens and fascinating interactive exhibits. The museum can also include an up close encounter with many of their animal ambassadors if prior arrangements are made.
Facilities and Capacity
The four-tiered event space is made up of more than 8,000 square feet of rich, repurposed wood. CuriOdyssey is a great space for large events but also allows a feeling of intimacy by accommodating up to 350 people. The top tier of the building is a large 2,000 square foot room that provides stunning views of the bay. This unique space offers covered and uncovered outdoor areas as well as indoor locations.
The wedding events that CuriOdyssey can house events for include all kinds of wedding related events. Event rentals are available that include chairs and tables. Parking is also provided near the event space.
CuriOdyssey has been providing visitors with science education and experiences since 1954. History of the area dates back to over 4,000 years ago where the Ohlone Indians used the then island as a fighting sight. The CuriOdyssey building that is known and loved today was built in 1981 and by 1991, the animal habitats opened, providing naturalistic habitats for native, non-releasable animals.
This venue is located just 10 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport, so it is perfect for all of your out of town guests. It addition to its convenient location near the airport, CuriOdyssey is also only a short 20 minute drive to the city of San Francisco and only 40 minutes from San Jose.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Bridget Bertoni · Married on 10/05/2019
Unique and entertaining venue!
We loved CuriOdyssey! Our guests never got bored with the zoo animals and interactive science displays. The reception in Redwood Hall overlooking the bay was beautiful as well. James and his team gave us advice on lighting, timing, and music, and they always responded promptly which made planning so much less stressful.Sent on 10/10/2019
Katie · Married on 06/16/2018
I would like to thank the CuriOdssey for making the Chang/Chow wedding a huge success last weekend. Their team was extremely polite, personable and accommodating to all of our needs, including our last minute requests. As the day-of coordinator, I really appreciated their responsiveness via email ahead of time and their flexibility with our ever-changing requests.Sent on 06/24/2018
The Redwood Hall was such a cool venue space. It is extremely well maintained! We had amazing views of the bay and SF and was a perfect venue for the wedding.
Colette · Married on 07/07/2017
We began planning our reception with the event coordinators at CuriOdyssey in November 2016. We were married four days ago and are on cloud nine, we couldn't be happier with how all parts of our special day came together. We attribute a good part of our success to Janan and her team. We literally had over 5 different venue walk thru's and over two dozen email communications before all was said and done. The staff at CuriOdyssey never once delayed a response or discouraged coordination efforts. Our event turned out beautifully, ran smooth and most importantly our friends and family had an amazing time celebrating US!! This is a venue to be considered for your special day!!Sent on 07/11/2017
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We love our events at CuriOdyssey... Their Redwood Hall is stunning, and their entire team is amazing. Whether your a fan of science, wildlife, or just love great views and a beautiful venue, they have our seal of approval!