The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science, formerly the Delaware Museum of Natural History, is a wedding venue located in Wilmington, Delaware. Now open after a major renovation to its galleries and public spaces, this eye-catching building and its captivating collections offer an idyllic setting for natural history buffs, science and nature lovers, and a range of to-be-weds in between. Whether you’ve been dreaming of saying “I do” beside a dinosaur or dining next to birds of prey, this venue has got you covered.
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The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science offers a variety of charming event and exhibition spaces where couples can host their milestone moments. Ceremonies can be held in the museum’s galleries, including Delaware and global ecosystems and a new PaleoZone featuring regional dinosaurs. Receptions can also be held here, inviting newlyweds and their guests to create lifelong memories at the dining table beside a polar bear, elephant, and walrus, among others. Celebratory dining and dancing can also be held in the museum’s hall amidst a range of flora and fauna. Alternatively, receptions can be held in the museum’s dedicated event space, separate from the exhibitions. The space’s neutral color palette and versatile floor plan can be adjusted to align with a number of wedding visions. For those dreaming of an open-air event, tents can be set up on the museum’s lush grounds. Photography opportunities at the museum are only limited by one’s imagination. To name a few options, newlyweds are welcome to be photographed under a dinosaur and beneath a whale skull. Day or night, the institute’s dynamically designed facade also offers a stunning backdrop for timeless images.
The team at the Delaware Museum of Nature and Science provides couples a number of event services and amenities for as seamless experiences as possible. The Museum has four preferred caterers and can provide a list of suggested vendors for photographers, DJs, florists, day of coordinators, etc. for you to choose from to personalize your wedding celebration. Prior to walking down the aisle, to-be-weds are welcome to prepare in in-house get-ready rooms. For the convenience of those celebrating, on-site parking and Wi-Fi are available. Whether you’re hosting your engagement party, shower, rehearsal dinner, or ceremony and reception, this venue is happy to accommodate you.
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Such a unique wedding venue ! The coordinator there was great to work with. I hope to get to photograph another beautiful wedding there sometime!
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9:30 to 4:30 Everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas