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.
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!
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
Amanda O’conor · Married on 09/18/2020
Great Lakes Science Center - One Bride’s Amazing Experience
As a 2020 bride, I obviously had a lot of stress and constant changes surrounding my wedding, however the Science Center was incredibly amazing at helping with everything, easing my concerns, and working with me to adjust things along the way. I was able to change my wedding date from June to September, then significantly change the guest list and plans for the day. I also never got a chance to do a tasting or see the venue again before the rehearsal, but I didn’t need to because everything was perfect. We dropped off boxes of decorations ahead of time and the staff set everything up for us, the ceremony outside on the balcony was beautiful and the guests had an absolute blast playing with things at the cocktail hour. Then the caterer worked with us to develop our own custom “Cleveland” menu which was so delicious, and both the Science Center and catering staff were so attentive to Covid restrictions and keeping guests spaced apart and safe. I would highly recommend the Science Center as a super fun wedding event space with great help all along the way!!!Sent on 12/02/2020
Emily · Married on 08/04/2017
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
Very fun spot for our wedding, worked with us constantly to get us what we wanted.Sent on 02/25/2015
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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.