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Science Museum of Virginia

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Up to 1,000 guests

Housed in a former train station designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, the Rotunda features a magnificent five-story dome unlike any other in Virginia. Ideal for a cocktail party, wedding reception or corporate event, your guests will be dazzled by the grandeur of the architecture and history. Or host your event in the Dewey Gottwald Center, the newest addition to our campus. Equipped with contemporary finishes and a dynamic floor plan, this sleek steel and glass structure is a stunning location to host your retreat, conference, wedding or lecture. Make a grand entrance into a modern building through a private entry with direct access to parking.

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    Jessica G. Married on 08/07/2021
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    The Most Memorable!

    The Science Museum is the absolute best wedding venue - unique and absolutely gorgeous! Matthew went above and beyond helping us plan (and plan again - thanks COVID), and was super responsive and a delight to work with. On the morning of the wedding, it was monsoon raining and we decided to move our cocktail hour from the outdoor front portico to our Plan B, the Speed Exhibit (again, thanks Matthew for your flexibility and helping us be prepared for Plan B!). I have never been so happy that something did not go according to plan - the guests LOVED spending time in the exhibit and could not stop talking about it! So memorable! Thank you so much Matthew and Team for making our day so special!
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    Alexis Married on 11/03/2018
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    Dewey Gottwald Center Wedding - Amazing!

    In November 2018, I had my wedding at the Science Museum's Dewey Gottwald Center. It was magnificent! The venue is BEAUTIFUL and so large. It does have a dark feel to it since it doubles as a exhibition hall during the spring and summer. The black walls needed some brightening up, but ultimately, it was the best place to be! It has a HUGE patio that overlooks the train tracks and FFV building. We had 315 guests with a 30 foot dance floor and still had plenty of room to spare.

    Matthew was our contact and was the absolute best. Throughout the year before the wedding, he would let me and my fiance in to see it set up for different occasions to get ideas. The day of, he was helpful and really amazing to us. The only downside is it has a hard end stop time of 11pm. Not a deal breaker for us-- but good to know if you're looking for something that was available later. We love this space and love how it was in the center of Richmond!

    Science Museum of Virginia's reply:

    Thanks Alexis! It was a pleasure working with you and your awesome family. What an amazing job you all did planning your wedding!
    - Matthew
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    Marianne Married on 04/28/2018
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    Doug, Matthew and the entire team at the Science Museum were truly exceptional to work with! They were extremely accommodating and helpful throughout the entire planning process. We were planning our wedding from out of state, causing for many emails back and forth. The team was always prompt in their responses and patient with our many questions and request. The venue, speaks for itself. It is truly a breathtaking backdrop for any special occasion, but especially a wedding. Our guests were blown away by it's beauty. We had a large 200+ person wedding and the venue had plenty of room to comfortably host a party of that size. The front of the museum and back pavilion area, provided perfect scenery to take photos. We were so pleased with our decision to book the The Science Museum and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a special venue for their special event!!

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2500 West Broad Street Richmond, VA, 23220
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