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Rochester Museum and Science Center is a diverse museum wedding venue located in Rochester, New York. From open-air spaces to a one-of-a-kind setting, this venue offers something to suit every event vision. Here, couples can wed surrounded by science, nature, and knowledge.
Facilities and Capacity
Rochester Museum and Science Center offers several event locations to choose from to suit all themes and styles. Engagement parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, elopements, ceremonies, and receptions can all be accommodated here. For a ceremony surrounded by nature, the Cunningham Nature Center provides the perfect location. Here, couples can exchange their vows in a grove of cathedral pines, surrounded by 200 of their friends and loved ones. Guests can admire the various exhibits and wide array of attractions here during a cocktail hour within the facility. For reception events, couples will be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing their main event space. The Eleanor Eisenhart Morris Ballroom and Palm Court is a sophisticated space suitable for up to 60 seated guests. Ornate columns, polished wooden floors, and large picture windows add to the sense of grandeur within this space. This room can be coupled with the Eisenhart Auditorium to suit larger parties. The Auditorium can also serve as an indoor ceremony space for up to 200 guests. The Strasenburgh Planetarium is perfect for those that wish to provide a show that is out of this world at their reception. Here, a star show or laser show can be supplied for a unique celebration with up to 120 attendees.
The administration at Rochester Museum and Science Center aims to provide for all of your needs to make your special day a success. Their dedicated events team will work with you to implement your envisioned occasion. The venue offers full catering and beverage services and outside vendors are also welcome here. Setup and cleanup can be provided by the on-site event staff to facilitate a stress-free experience.
4 Reviews for Rochester Museum and Science Center
Recommended by 98% of couples
Hannah · Married on 08/11/2018
I cannot say enough good things about using this venue! We loved how unique it was. We have so many compliments about everyone having a good time!Sent on 08/29/2018
Michelle · Married on 10/06/2007
Super great place to have a wedding. We did our ceremony in the Planetarium. They did a great job with a star show and made our night magical. The reception was in the Eisenhart Auditorium - again, phenominal job!! I planned a wedding from Idaho, they were able to take care of all the details from miles away and we only met once in person.Sent on 10/23/2007
User5638482 · 2+ years ago
My wife and I had been looking for a unique venue for our reception. We were surprised to learn that the museum allowed people to use the whole facility for their receptions. From the start the museum was very easy to work with. They use Marios for their caterer so that made the selection of the food effortless. The staff handled every detail in coordination with Marios. We really didn't have to worry/do much to have a beautiful reception. They did all the setup and breakdown of the event. Our guests had the use of the museum for the night providing an entertaining and enjoyable night with something for everyone. We are both thrilled that we had our reception at the museum and would do it again if we had to make the decision again. ChrisSent on 11/23/2015