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Science Museum of Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
15 reviews
$6k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

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$6k - $11k For 100 Guests
Up to 400 guests

Do you want a truly elegant, unforgettable location for your wedding reception or social event? With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, award-winning architecture, and priceless "décor" from a collection that spans millions of years, the Science Museum has all the ingredients for making magnificent memories.

You have found the perfect mate; now celebrate your chemistry by hosting your wedding reception at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The event spaces at the Science Museum feature modern décor and sophisticated architectural lines. Located on the Mississippi River the Museum’s event spaces also showcase the magnificent, panoramic views of the River and the downtown Saint Paul skyline.

As the Museum’s exclusive catering partner, we will assist you in selecting a delectable menu that complements the style and vision you have for your event.

We invite you to read more information about our spaces at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Capacities are in rounds of eight.

  • Elements Café, up to 300 guests for dining
  • Discovery Hall, up to 200 guests for dining

Science Museum of Minnesota Catering Menu
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To inquire further:
Contact us

651-221-2550

rentals@smm.org

Visit the Science Museum of Minnesota Web site at:
www.smm.org/rentals

Science Museum of Minnesota
120 Kellogg Blvd W
St Paul, MN 55102

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Steve T. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Spectacular! Many compliments

    Our wedding reception at the Science Museum was SPECTACULAR. Leah was a tremendous help, and made sure everything went smoothly. Hire-a-host (the new catering vendor for SMM) was also phenomenal. We got many compliments on the food (it was SO good), and the layout/decorations were amazing. There were some bumps along the road (due to COVID), but in the end the Science Museum event staff delivered and made everything go smooth.

    We got a ton of compliments from our guests on the entire event, and we are incredibly happy we decided to choose the Science Museum. There's nothing quite like getting wedding pictures in front of the T-Rex ;)
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    Sarah Married on 09/22/2018
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    The science museum was the perfect venue. The space was beautiful, layout was optimally comfortable, price was reasonable. Everyone got free parking and free admission to the museum which was a delightful bonus. The food was delicious. The staff were wonderful to work with, especially Kaitlin who really went above and beyond to make our day special. I have nothing but glowingly positive things to say.
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    Lovel T. Married on 08/18/2018
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    The nerdy wedding of our dreams!

    The museum was a fantastic place for our wedding since we are both big geeky nerds. The space provided to us was fantastic with beautiful views of the Mississippi River and skyline of downtown Saint Paul. Staff at the museum were incredibly responsive and flexible to our needs. We were surprised that this place was so reasonably priced for a place downtown. Truly a perfect choice for us.
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Science Museum of Minnesota frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Science Museum of Minnesota?

Science Museum of Minnesota includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Science Museum of Minnesota in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Science Museum of Minnesota for wedding events is known for:
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Science Museum of Minnesota for wedding events?

Science Museum of Minnesota offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Science Museum of Minnesota offer?

Science Museum of Minnesota offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Science Museum of Minnesota offer for wedding events?

Science Museum of Minnesota offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Science Museum of Minnesota have available for wedding events?

Science Museum of Minnesota offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting

What percentage of users recommend Science Museum of Minnesota and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Science Museum of Minnesota is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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