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Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History

Pacific Grove, CA View map
4.4 out of 5 rating
7 reviews
$1k - $2k For 100 Guests

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$1k - $2k For 100 Guests

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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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

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Art Gallery
Garden
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Set Up
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    Keith M. Married on 06/05/2020
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    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!
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    Ana Married on 05/09/2020
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    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!

    Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History's reply:

    Hi Ana,

    It was so great working with you two! It was an honor to be part of the process, and I am glad I could help in making your dream wedding come true - rain or shine! Come back and see us soon!
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    Kara M. Married on 09/28/2019
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    simply wonderful

    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.

    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
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165 FOREST AVE Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
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What are the most important characteristics of Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History for wedding events?

Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History offer?

Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements

What services does Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History offer for wedding events?

Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Pacific Grove Museum Of Natural History is recommended by 85% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.6 in quality of service, 4.4 in average response time, 4.4 in value, 4.3 in flexibility and 4.3 in professionalism.

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