Great Lakes Science Center

601 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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5 reviews
4.2 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 50 to 250
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About Great Lakes Science Center

Outdoor spaces
Great Lakes Science Center has two separate decks which overlook the Lake Erie and The Rock Hall, a harbor level patio, and a cityscape lawn all with magnificent views. Perfect for outdoor ceremonies or receptions!

The Promenade atrium
The museums most popular space for a reception! Dance the night away in our six-story-tall glass atrium with gorgeous views of North Coast Harbor. This space can hold 200 - 250 guests.

Let your guests explore our exhibits
Enjoy the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, our hands-on interactive Science Phenomena floor, or our traveling exhibition! Allow your guests to play by hosting your cocktail hour on one of our exhibit floors.

Features
We offer an attached 500 vehicle parking garage for the ease and comfort of your guests. Included in your rental are banquet tables, chairs, standard linens, china, glassware and silverware.

With outstanding event consultation, unique add-ons, and customizable catering options, the Great Lakes Science Center and our exclusive catering partner, Levy Restaurants, can design an unforgettable experience for your special day.

Come discover the best location downtown Cleveland has to offer at the Great Lakes Science Center. Leave the details to us, and you’ll see the only thing we overlook is North Coast Harbor!

CEREMONIES

We no longer offer Ceremony Only Packages. Ceremony must be booked with a reception

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5 Reviews for Great Lakes Science Center

Recommended by 84% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.0
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.4
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    Emily · Married on 08/04/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had our ceremony here. Kristy was phenomenal to work with. She was very polite and flexible. She helped us make our ceremony perfect even though we had to have it inside because of the rain. We are very impressed with Kristy and the venue.

    Sent on 08/08/2017

    Great Lakes Science Center's reply:

    Thanks for the kind words Emily! You and Charles were such a sweet couple to work with. Now if I could just figure out how to put a request in to the weather gods about no rain on the wedding day!
  • User4821697 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    Very fun spot for our wedding, worked with us constantly to get us what we wanted.

    Sent on 02/25/2015

Awards

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Great Lakes Science Center Pricing

Great Lakes Science Center Price Rates

Great Lakes Science Center 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?
    $ 7500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 6000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 24.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Museum
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    October
    November
    December

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Great Lakes Science Center 1
    15% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 15% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

Team of Great Lakes Science Center

Linda Borrelli

Linda Borrelli

Manager of Special Events

See reviews from our latest brides!

As a 2021 bride, it’s been pretty stressful planning without knowing how this pandemic will play out come next year. Linda, the event manager, has been absolutely amazing. She has went above and beyond with everything so far and is constantly reminding me to keep my head up and keep moving forward with the process unless we absolutely need to make changes. Linda is professional, prompt in all communication, readily available, and flexible. She even helped me with vendor recommendations. She truly cares about all of her couples and that’s just what makes her so fantastic. As a bride, it’s so nice to turn everything over to her on our wedding day, so I can relax and enjoy the magic of the day! I highly recommend having your wedding at the Great Lakes Science Center. Everything about this venue is beautiful.

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Great Lakes Science Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Great Lakes Science Center?

Great Lakes Science Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Great Lakes Science Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Great Lakes Science Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Great Lakes Science Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Great Lakes Science Center includes:

  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Great Lakes Science Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Great Lakes Science Center for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Museum
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Great Lakes Science Center for wedding events?

Great Lakes Science Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Great Lakes Science Center offer?

Great Lakes Science Center offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Great Lakes Science Center offer for wedding events?

Great Lakes Science Center offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Great Lakes Science Center have available for wedding events?

Great Lakes Science Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Great Lakes Science Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Great Lakes Science Center is recommended by 60% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in average response time, 4.4 in value, 4.1 in flexibility, 4.0 in quality of service and 4.0 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Great Lakes Science Center offer?

Great Lakes Science Center currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.