The Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences is a sophisticated and elegant wedding and event venue. Choose between two museums, the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS) or the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at MOAS, for truly unique and incredible wedding settings. From rustic elegance to contemporary sophistication surrounded by imaginative and creative art pieces, their stunning wedding ceremony and reception locations will give you the wedding day backdrop of your dreams.
Facilities and Capacity
The Museum of Arts and Sciences offers several elegant, modern and unique indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate up to 1,000 wedding guests. The Root Hall is located in the center of the MOAS and is ideal for receptions and rehearsal dinners for up to 179 wedding guests. The Root Family Museum Train Station is a newly enclosed and remodeled MOAS space perfect for receptions with a guest capacity of 265 seated and 400 standing. The West Wing Main Hall is the newest rental space at MOAS with a guest capacity of 265 seated and 400 standing. The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art Event Hall is an architectural work of art. The theater-style space seats 220 guests.
The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art Main Gallery is the perfect setting for an indoor ceremony with a beautiful grand staircase. Couples can host up to 200 guests in this space. The Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art Courtyard is ideal for wedding receptions or cocktail hours and can accommodate 200 or more guests seated and 300 guests standing. Other event spaces include the following:
The Museum of Arts and Sciences offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. From rustic elegance to traditional and refined intimacy, these stunning ceremony and reception locations can be configured to fit your upcoming event. Available event services offered include the following:
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is located in Daytona Beach, Florida, just blocks from the Daytona Beach International Airport. Nearby areas of interest include the Daytona Beach Golf Club, Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach Shores.
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Kelly · Married on 12/30/2018
Romantic, Unique, and No Stress!!!
When we were planning our wedding, we had a few tough factors to deal with: wedding in another state from where we live, 5 months to plan it, non-religious setting, only 23 guests. The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, FL ended up being more perfect than we could have ever imagined. Yes, "more perfect" is a thing, especially at MOAS.Sent on 04/17/2019
Tori Carta with the museum was beyond helpful. She understood that we could only make a couple in-person visits before the wedding so she came to every meeting extremely prepared and was available via email or phone the entire time. She arranged to have reception wine tastings, planetarium show/ceremony options, and reception floorplans meetings on the same day for us. Her communication was impeccable, which meant no day-of or post wedding "surprises" like additional billing. She was there for my entire wedding, from dressing room prep to photos to ceremony to reception to clean up. If you have a wedding planner, great! But if you don't, do not fret if Tori is on your team. She thinks of everything!
MOAS has tons of gorgeous options throughout the museum for your ceremony and reception that can hold as little as 20 guests and up to 250. We decided to have our ceremony in the planetarium and reception in the train station of the Root Family wing of the museum. Seth Mayo works with in the planetarium and designed the most romantic, stunning, and sentimental ceremony show for us! Our wedding started with a show of the night sky on important dates like the days we were born, the day we met, our first date, and when we got engaged. As I walked down the aisle the room was illuminated by falling stars, during our ceremony there was a huge full moon behind us, and at the end there was an animation of 2 galaxies combining to represent our families coming together. All we had to do was send Seth our dates and music, and he made it the magic happen. We only had one meeting with him before the wedding (which was not what they would normally prefer) but he showed us tons of options and by the time we left we knew exactly what it was going to be. When we came for our rehearsal we just got to sit back and watch in awe basically!
The reception was in the Root Family wing of the museum so our guests got to leave the ceremony and wander through the museum while my husband and I had a moment alone to dry our tears and then take photos. The reception area was in the train station, which is a great backdrop for pictures so you really don't need any decorations (which saves you SO MUCH money and stress!). All I had to do was bring in the centerpieces and cake earlier in the day. The reception set up by the museum staff was so beautifully professional. The museum provided a projector and screen so we could do a slideshow of our family wedding photos, and as far as music goes they had all the PA stuff needed- I just plugged in my phone and done! The museum provided tables, chairs, linens, bar, bartender, cake cutting station, trash cans - everything you don't even think of they have!
We didn't know any local food or photography vendors but that was no problem. Tori gave us a full list of pre approved vendors and then her personal recommendations. The Museum also provides alcohol for you from some GREAT distributors! Not your typical Bud Lite/Miller Lite/Yuenling choices (although those are available too!) but local craft IPAs and imported stouts and tripels. Tori arranged for a wine tasting for us to pick out the wines to serve at our wedding, and we were shown over a dozen different wines that I've never seen in stores. It was so hard to pick because they were ALL INCREDIBLE!! And the pricing on their bar packages can't be beat.
I can't recommend this venue enough. Tori and Seth were not only helpful but so kind and enthusiastic that it felt like they were our friends throwing this wedding for us. Whenever I looked to them at any point during the wedding, they were smiling huge too just like our families and friends. The guests that came and the people that have seen the photos all say "this was the most memorable wedding I've ever seen" or "I didn't know you could get married in a planetarium!!" or simply "too cool!!". And from the outside it looked like a million bucks and a million hours of planning/stress. But trust me when I say this wedding was so easy, so affordable, and more perfect than we imagined.
Katherine Jimenez · Getting married on 08/04/2020
Best Place to Get married at!
My husband and I had our wedding there and it was the most incredible experience ever! Tori Carta made sure that everything was perfect for us so we would not have to stress. Thank you making our wedding not only memorable for us but for our guest as well!Sent on 04/23/2019
Angela · Getting married on 09/07/2019
OUR WEDDING ISN'T UNTIL SEPT 2019 BUT WE LOVE THIS VENUE. IT IS OPEN AND SPACIOUS, WHICH IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR.Sent on 04/12/2018
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The Museum of Arts and Sciences is a hidden gem in Daytona. Many different rooms and areas to accommodate practically any type of event. Tori and her staff are there to help you out in any way they can and also bring your vision to reality.
Creations Catering and Events loves to work with Freddie and the staff at The Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach Florida! The Venue is a prime location for Weddings, Parties, and Events. The Space is huge, beautiful, and the staff is very professional!
My company, J & T Bartending has worked at the Museum of Arts and Science in Daytona Beach for several events. Freddie Paulig, the Event Manager is on top of her game. It is a true pleasure working with such a professional. Freddie is always in control of every event, when we work there we know it will be a smooth evening.