The Museum of Science offers a unique waterfront wedding venue in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The venue offers panoramic views of the Charles River and of the Boston skyline, setting the perfect backdrop for your wedding celebration. The museum provides a unique wedding experience, with access to permanent attractions, exhibits, shows and riveting surroundings. Each wedding is personalized to match your style, whether you are planning a classic, elegant wedding, a whimsical event or anything in between. The Museum of Science provides delectable in-house wedding dining options, and has connections to preferred vendors in the area. The staff are committed to creating and delivering a unique event with superior service that you and your guests will remember for years to come.
Facilities and Capacity
The Museum of Science can host wedding ceremonies and receptions with 100 to 250 wedding guests. The venue hosts a number of indoor spaces, as well as the outdoor riverfront Washburn Pavilion.
The Museum of Science offers a wide array of wedding services, including:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Ann · Married on 06/11/2017
Under the excellent and expert Director of Events (Sheryl White Vincent), the Museum of Science is a unique, amazing and beautiful venue. The wedding took place in the Planetarium literally under the stars with our own custom music perfectly produced and coordinated by Dani. The cocktail hour took place in the Pavilion and the reception took place in the adjoining tent. This venue is along the beautiful Charles river. The photo ops (as if dinosaurs, space capsules, and a stunning multi-floor to ceiling staircase in the Museum itself isn’t enough!) are numerous and gorgeous. During the day you have the water, sun and boats…in the evening you have the moonlight on the water and the beautiful Boston skyline. The Pavilion is very weather tolerant so it takes the stress out of the weather factor. My daughter’s wedding was during the second hottest temperature in Boston history for that date. NO PROBLEM. There was a breeze by the water, large capacity fans in the tent and massive Pavilion shade. There were no issues at all.Sent on 06/14/2017
Wolfgang Puck Catering (WPC) is the exclusive caterer for the museum. The food is excellent. Hors d’oeuvres are plentiful. WPC can accommodate any budget. Hollie from WPC is competent & accommodating. In the last 2 weeks before the wedding I wanted to add a station to the cocktail hour. WPC can do almost anything and we had trouble choosing between a bacon bar and gourmet grilled cheeses in the shape of dinosaurs. When we chose the grilled cheese option, we were pleasantly surprised to find it came with homemade tomato soup and hand cut potato chips. Everything is done with that little something extra.
I can’t say enough about the staff. Sheryl has become an honorary member of the family and Lisa (the event coordinator) is phenomenal. Her calm authoritative demeanor keeps everything on track and enjoyable. Everything about this venue had the perfect blend of fun, elegance and excellent service. I highly recommend this venue.
Bailey · Married on 08/02/2019
Look no further than the MoS!!
I sing and emcee in a wedding band so when it comes to weddings, I've see them all! We did not hire a planner for our wedding since we had a good idea about what we wanted. The museum is, first of all, GORGEOUS. But beyond that, everyone we worked with was so professional, helpful, and truly cared that we (and our guests) had the most perfect wedding day. Charlotte walked us through every detail before the big day and was truly a joy to work with. She'd remind us about things we would have never thought about and offered suggestions as well as vendors who were also amazing to work with. Because of working in this industry, I'm used to taking over a wedding and making sure everyone is where they're supposed to be and things are happening on schedule. As I started to take on that roll the day of my own wedding, I quickly realized I didn't have to! Lisa, our day of coordinator, proved herself exceptionally capable and really allowed me to relax (can you imagine?!) and enjoy every moment of our wedding day. Not to mention, she saved the day being prepared with some Tide stick for my dress. Overall, I've performed in at least 40 weddings and have had a fly-on-the-wall view of how other vendors work and I have never worked with anyone as professional, organized, and wonderful as the Museum of Science team. Look no further!Sent on 08/16/2019
Vanessa Metcalf · Married on 06/28/2019
Great place to get married!
The Museum of Science Washburn Pavilion was a great place to get married! It's so beautiful that you don't even need to decorate. The MoS staff and Wolfgang Puck staff were so friendly and easy to work with. They took care of everything during the wedding, so we could just enjoy ourselves. The food was also fantastic.Sent on 07/29/2019
We always love working with the staff at MOS. Total pros. This location is pretty hard to beat. Right on the Charles River!
I have shot weddings and many corporate events at this truly unique setting. The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. Very inspiring to work at the Museum of Science!