Engaged couples are always looking for unique and outside-the-box ideas for venues to hold their wedding. Here’s one idea that checks both those boxes: the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Yes, a museum!
Pacific Grove's popular museum serves as the perfect wedding venue for all of the events surrounding your magical day — rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception — all in the heart of Pacific Grove. The museum is filled with fascinating and informative exhibits and collections and includes a beautiful native plant garden.
The museum’s events team is ready to work with you to make your event extra special. We will work with you to arrange the wedding of your dreams. Allow our staff to guide you through the process of planning your wedding reception — let us handle the details so you can enjoy the occasion with your closest friends and family.
You could opt for a small, intimate wedding in our Education Room & Garden, suitable for 50 guests. Or you could choose either our Bird Gallery or the Main Gallery and Garden, both able to accommodate up to 140 guests. We have several options that can be tailored to your needs and desires. And, museum members receive a discount.
Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life, a day you'll celebrate with friends, family and loved ones and cherish for the rest of your life! The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History would be honored to be part of that celebration and memories.
Please contact us at (831) 648-5716 ext.16 for more information, to schedule an appointment to discuss your many options or submit a request for proposal to get started. You can find more info at www.pgmuseum.org.
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Keith M. · Married on 06/05/2020
Rain forced a last minute change to our wedding ceremony
Imagine this, historically there was only a 7% chance of rain on the date we picked for our wedding. 48 hours before our event we were told there was a 70% chance... Thats when we scrambled to find an alternative location. Enter Julia from the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. At the 11th hour, not only was she able to provide a fun and unique location but she was incredibly accommodating and saved us money! The museum proved to be an interesting place for our guests to take time before the ceremony to view the exhibits. The room we held the ceremony in had high ceilings which opened to second story wrap around balcony (perfect for my bride to use for her entry down the grand staircase). The room easily accommodated the 65 chairs we needed for our guests. Most fun was the 8' Bear which became the backdrop for our ceremony. Admittedly our Pastor Don was a little intimidated by the massive claws just above his head. Julia and her team were great hosts. Our photographer had so many angles and interesting backdrops for his photos. We even took advantage of the gardens at the museum for some photos under our umbrella... It was raining after all!Sent on 06/06/2019
Ana · Married on 05/09/2020
My dream wedding
I had my dream wedding a couple of weeks ago at this museum. Not only is it a unique space that my guests loved, but the museum is flexible and will ensure you have the perfect evening with your closest friends and family. When we knew it was going to rain, even though we had planned to do the ceremony outside, our event coordinator Julia helped us re-organize the layout. I am happy to answer any questions for brides looking at the museum but overall my experience was wonderful and I wish I could re-live it all over again!Sent on 12/09/2019
Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History's reply:Hi Ana,
Kara M. · Married on 09/28/2019
After looking and looking for a venue that wouldn't break the bank, we stumbled across the museum. Since both my husband and I grew up visiting the museum often, we thought it would be perfect. At a stunningly inexpensive price, we got the whole museum and garden for 5 hours, plus setup and break down. Julia, the event coordinator, is amazing. So nice and helpful, she truly helped us have the perfect wedding. The displays are a great addition to the vibe and they meant we didn't have to decorate inside really at all. We had our ceremony in the back garden (it was bit windy and cool, but sunny) and we had lights and decorations. All in all it was as perfect as we could have wanted it. I would highly recommend the museum for your special event.Sent on 10/01/2019
Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History's reply:Thanks so much, Kara! It was a beautiful wedding, and we are so grateful you chose us as your venue! Congratulations to you both