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$950 starting price
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$950 starting price
Reception
$950 starting price
Ceremony
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From our Planetarium to our Art Galleries, the Reading Public Museum provides the most unique venues for entertaining in the Greater Reading area. Situated on 25 acres of lush, green gardens, our rental spaces come in every size and ambiance, suitable for events and meetings both large and small.

Organizing and hosting nearly 200 events every year, The Museum's dedicated and well-trained event staff will help ensure your event is nothing less than a success. Our preferred vendors will provide you with top notch services and products, along with options at every price point. The Museum offers special rental discounts for Museum Members, as well as non-profit organizations.

The campus of the Reading Public Museum is located just blocks off Penn Avenue, an extension of the main Penn Street corridor in downtown Reading. The Museum is only a few minutes away from some of the area's best hotels, restaurants and shopping establishments.

Make it memorable. Make it a masterpiece. Book your next event at the Reading Public Museum!

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$950

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$950

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$950

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Event Planning
Parking
Set Up

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Museum
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of Reading Public Museum

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
32 Reviews
98% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
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The venue, Neag Planetarium, receives high praise from multiple reviewers for its stunning grounds, helpful staff, and excellent communication. Couples highlight the beautiful ceremony and reception spaces, including the Perennial Garden and Stone Terrace tent. Michaela and Becky are specifically mentioned for their outstanding assistance and making the day special. The ability to dance under the stars in the Dome is a unique and memorable feature. The reasonable prices and stress-free planning process further contribute to the positive reviews for Neag Planetarium.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The venue, Neag Planetarium, receives high praise from multiple reviewers for its stunning grounds, helpful staff, and excellent communication. Couples highlight the beautiful ceremony and reception spaces, including the Perennial Garden and Stone Terrace tent. Michaela and Becky are specifically mentioned for their outstanding assistance and making the day special. The ability to dance under the stars in the Dome is a unique and memorable feature. The reasonable prices and stress-free planning process further contribute to the positive reviews for Neag Planetarium.

Weddingwire
4.9/5 32 reviews
Google
4.7/5 1042 reviews
Nikki
Nikki M. Sent on 05/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stress-free Experience

We all know wedding planning can be stressful but the staff here is 100 percent there to make sure every detail is taken care of and they truly care about their couples. So happy with our choice to get married on the gorgeous grounds here.
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Shizuyo I. Sent on 08/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Wedding Experience

We highly recommend working with Michaela and her team! We had our ceremony and reception at the Neag Planetarium, and it was the perfect space for our intimate, and unique wedding. Our friends and family thought the lobby area was lovely with all the white lanterns and hanging displays, and of course the Star Dome was the perfect space for our ceremony and dancing for the reception. The technician did a wonderful job with the projections and made the dancing that much more enjoyable. Michaela was very responsive to our questions and concerns. We felt like we were in very good hands from the beginning of the whole process. She worked very well with our other vendors, and everything went so smoothly the day of our wedding. The way Michaela handled our rehearsal the day before eased a lot of our anxieties leading up to the big day, so we really appreciated her experience. The security guard and the rest of the staff who helped with set up/tear down were all super nice, and did a great job the whole day. We cannot recommend the Neag Planetarium and their staff enough for an event!
Kelly
Kelly Sent on 07/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Vendor and Best Time!

We recently got married at the Naeg Planetarium on 7/16/22. The venue was stunning and made for some great pictures. The staff (especially Michaela Zaborowski and Becky Ruth) were an absolute pleasure to work with. Michaela did a fantastic job keeping in contact and keeping us updated throughout the entire process. Becky did a great job day of working the lights inside the dome. Our family and friends raved about how cool it was to get married "under the stars". They made our day so special! I would highly recommend anyone getting married to reach out to them. The one piece of advice, keep your wedding small, under 130 people. Every fit comfortably and had plenty of room to move around the two rooms.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

Danielle & Ronnie
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Simply Smooth Simply Smooth Wedding Caterers

Beautiful grounds, stunning spaces and a team of professionals who make your wedding a great event, every time!

Zerbe Photography Zerbe Photography Wedding Photographers

There is no better place in Reading than the Reading Museum to have a wedding. They have three different reception venues to choose from and numerous places on the grounds to get married outdoors if you wish. The staff led by Stephanie Shaak are on top of their game and they are there to ensure everything goes very smoothly. They also have a there preferred cater VIVA (Masterpiece Events) who puts our some of the best reception food in Reading. I highly recommend the Reading Museum if you are looking at have a wonderful wedding and impressing your friends.

The Well Dressed Cake LLC The Well Dressed Cake LLC Wedding Cakes

Great venue with 3 different options - planetarium, garden tent, and the art gallery. Stephanie and her staff are wonderful to work with!

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