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.
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.
Connie · Married on 09/22/2018
The Museum of Science was an absolute amazing wedding venue. Cory Butler and the team have done a remarkable job, and they made the wedding planning process an absolute breeze. They have been so supportive and responsive. Wolfgang Puck Catering. I cannot begin to describe how amazing the food was. They are top class, and my husband and I couldn't be happier with our decision with the Museum of Science and Wolfgang Puck.
Madeeha · Married on 09/08/2018
It has been a month since our wedding at the Museum of Science already, and I must say I still have a high feeling from it and it is all thanks to the MOS (Museum of Science) team. (With Cory in the lead for planning and Lisa in the lead for execution on the day-of).
We approached them almost a year before our wedding about wanting to have it at the MOS and from that email and on, I felt like they became our wedding dream team! From helping with ideas for the flow, to always having a check list of things needed for the day to go smoothly and all the schedules and timelines that gave people an overview of the day. I am a very organized person and I need everything confirmed, reconfirmed and in writing, but I did not need to tell them, because they were more organized than me! At no point did I feel stressed and I knew I could always just call them to go over something with the wedding or discuss any detail, small or big. My husband is in the military, so we had the additional aspect of him rarely being there for most of the planning, but I still felt safe and comfortable with the MOS. They just made it work! When I told them I wanted to have a "fancy" wedding, they immediately suggested things that could give it that vibe - even things I had not thought of myself!
Our guests still talk about how amazing the venue, the team and the planning was and I could not have done it without the MOS. They are professional, they love what they do, they care about you and your big day and it is worth every penny.
The food is from Wolfgang Puck Catering and even though it is the most "pricy" part of the wedding, it was worth it and every meal was exquisite.
They made our day perfect and even our parents mentioned how it was worth it to have it at this museum because of their planning skills, professionalism and their people.
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!