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Price range: $17,050 - $23,400 Price range: $17,050 - $23,400
Couples usually spend $20,200 Couples usually spend $20,200
$6,900 starting price
$1,300 starting price
Bar service
$32 per person
$1,300 starting price
Bar service
$32 per person
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The Museum of Science offers a unique waterfront wedding venue in the heart of Boston. The venue offers 360 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 hands on exhibits, shows and riveting surroundings. The Museum of Science provides delectable in-house wedding dining options, and can provide recommendations to great 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.

Services Offered
The Museum of Science offers a wide array of wedding services, including:

  • Event planning
  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • Servers
  • Audio equipment
  • Lighting
  • Dance floor
  • Tents
  • Parking

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Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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Cake Cutting

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House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

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Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Reviews of Museum of Science

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
82 Reviews
98% recommend it
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Stephen S. Sent on 01/21/2024
5 out of 5 rating

This is the perfect venue for you!

From the second we met with the staff of the museum of science and toured the venue we fell in love with the idea of having our wedding there. We were so excited to have the opportunity of an outdoor wedding under a veranda with the city of Boston in the background. It gave us the opportunity to have such fantastic photos that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. We were also thrilled that a portion of what we paid went to charity as that is so important to us!

The museum gives you so many options where you can have your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception so it is perfect for everyone. The thing we will remember the most about the museum, however, is the staff. I don’t know if I can fully put into words how lucky we were to have Sage and Sheryl. Calling Sage the lead catering manager doesn’t do it justice. She is the ultimate hype woman and cares so deeply about your experience. She was so fun to spend time with during the tasting and will always be remembered as an exciting addition to our wedding. There was a moment during our first look photos that she came over to us to ask if we needed anything and got us food. Just a little thing we did not expect that made our experience that much more enjoyable.

We met Sheryl a little later into our experience with planning the wedding at the museum. We could tell from our first conversation with her that she brought just as much energy and excitement as Sage. She was so knowledgeable about the whole wedding experience and made it much less stressful on us. Looking back on our whole experience we wouldn’t trade having them be a part of our planning for anything. We will always look back fondly on our interactions with them. I still vividly remember them being SO excited when my wife and I were walking down the aisle after our ceremony and joining us on the dance floor later in the night. I never would expect our wedding planner and caterer to be such a lively addition to our wedding. They made the best day of our lives even that much better!
Abigail W. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Washburn Pavilion, MOS

Our experience at Washburn Pavilion for our August wedding was nothing short of magical. From start to finish, the venue provided a breathtaking backdrop for our special day.

Brianna, the initial coordinator, was an absolute pleasure to work with. She effortlessly handled all our requests with minimal back and forth, making the planning process a breeze. Unfortunately, she left the day before our wedding, so I can't speak to the new staff, but if they follow Brianna's example, you're in good hands.

The warm summer night, accompanied by a beautiful sunset, set the perfect tone for our celebration. The venue's lawn was the ideal spot for games, adding a playful touch to the festivities. The dance floor under the twinkling lights created a romantic ambiance that enhanced the joy of the evening. If your budget allows, I highly recommend doubling the bistro lights for an even more enchanting atmosphere.

One standout aspect was the exclusive caterer, MAX, who delivered an insane culinary experience. The food was exquisite, and the service impeccable. Sage, who worked alongside MAX, was fantastic and contributed to the overall success of the event.

Despite the last-minute staff change, our wedding at Washburn Pavilion exceeded our expectations. The venue's charm, combined with the incredible team and services, made for a tremendous evening. I would undoubtedly choose Washburn Pavilion for another event and replicate the experience without hesitation. This speaks volumes about the venue's quality and its ability to host unforgettable celebrations.
Nicole C. Sent on 11/20/2021
5 out of 5 rating

If I could give 10 stars, I would - From a Boston wedding photographer

I've told Cheryl and Lisa that they can never retire.

They are some of the best wedding coordinators that Boston has ever seen.

Let's talk about the venue itself for a second: It's the hidden waterfront gem of Boston. It has a dedicated parking garage. The catering is delicious. The spaces are so unique and each one of them has so many possibilities. Wilder Pavilion and the Blue Wing are so dang awesome.

I'm not a previous bride. I'm a Boston wedding photographer, who has been to the MOS more times than I can count. I know my way in and around all of the hallways not open to guests. I see all the crazy things that happen behind the curtain.

You won't find a more caring and competent team than at the Museum of Science. I promise.

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Murray Hill Talent Murray Hill Talent Wedding DJs

We always love working with the staff at MOS. Total pros. This location is pretty hard to beat. Right on the Charles River!

Jared Charney Photography Jared Charney Photography Wedding Photographers

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!


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