Rochester Museum and Science Center

657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Rochester Museum and Science Center

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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.

Services Offered

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.

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Bar in Planetarium
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Table closeup
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Tasting the cake
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Wedding in the Science Museum
Science Museum
Science Museum
Light-filled event spaces
Light-filled event spaces
Rock climbing wedding fun
Rock climbing wedding fun
Beautiful views
Beautiful views
Eisenhart Auditorium
Eisenhart Auditorium
Cumming Nature Center
Cumming Nature Center
Ceremony in the Nature Center
Ceremony in the Nature Center
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A walk through the woods
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Outdoor ceremony
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Outdoor reception
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Ceremony installation
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A walk through the pines
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First dance with sparklers
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4 Reviews for Rochester Museum and Science Center

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Michelle · Married on 10/06/2007

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      4.5
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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. Chris

    Sent on 11/23/2015

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Rochester Museum and Science Center FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Museum
    Park
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
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  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
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    April
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  • 657 East Avenue Rochester, NY, 14607 See on map
    585-440-5986 (Phone number)
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