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Seacoast Science Center

Rye, NH View map
4.6 out of 5 rating
52 reviews

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The Seacoast Science Center is situated on the ocean鈥檚 edge in historic Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH boasts a different view each hour, from the tides to fog clearing into clear brilliant sky. The Center is a unique and memorable setting for weddings, reunions, anniversaries, and commemorative celebrations.

Exchange vows in front of our rocky shoreline at our ceremony site with the sound of crashing waves, followed by dinner and dancing beneath an al fresco tent all while enjoying ocean panoramas with sparkling seas dotted with sailboats, four different lighthouses, and the Isles of Shoals. The beautiful rocky coast is the perfect backdrop for your photographs and is sure to take your breath away.

Welcome your guests to explore our exhibits in the Center and share the Seacoast Science Center mission. Your rental supports our efforts to promote conservation and health of our oceans. Please contact Hollie Dutton at 603-436-8043, ext. 14 or rentals-events@sscnh.org to request a tour and book your wedding.

Come see why the Seacoast Science Center is the most unique NH Seacoast wedding venue!

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?

$8,500

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Lighting/Sound
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Museum
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
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    Rebecca T. Married on 08/14/2021
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    We just had our wedding at the Seacoast Science Center last weekend, and I am STILL getting messages from all of my guests about how incredible the venue was. So many of my friends now want to get married there. Working with the SSC was so seamless - they are wonderful, kind and hardworking people and it really shows. The tent, yard and ceremony area are breathtaking; not to mention the incredible grounds for getting some amazing photographs. Friends- do not waste your time looking around, book your wedding at the Seacoast Science Center, you won't regret it!
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    Jasmine C. Married on 08/02/2020
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    COVID-19 Ceremony was Perfection!

    Despite COVID-19 derailing a lot of our wedding plans, Sara at the Seacoast Science Center was absolutely wonderful! We planned to have just the ceremony at the SSC originally, and we got a lot of bang for our buck! The backdrop of the ocean was perfect, and Sara made everything run so smoothly. She was always prompt and upbeat, and super flexible with our changing plans. I was nervous that we would have SSC patrons all around (we got married on a Sunday at noon, so it wasn't after hours), but everyone was so kind and it felt very private despite it being public. There's all kinds of places to take beautiful pictures around the park. Would recommend in a heartbeat!
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    Maci Married on 06/06/2020
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    Wedding of our dreams despite COVID-19

    Sara was more than amazing. We had to postpone our large wedding due to COVID-19 and planned an Elopement in the middle of it all as our date held so much meaning to us. Sara was flexible, alert, and never stopped working towards making our day everything we could have wanted in the middle of a global pandemic. She worked her butt off and continued to do so until the very last moment. She made it seem so effortless and never let a question or worry go unanswered. She made this our perfect day, our perfect moment and we couldn鈥檛 be more grateful. I couldn鈥檛 recommend this gorgeous venue or amazing coordinator anymore than I do. Usually brides have worries, and I got to go at this whole day worry free thanks to the SSC and Sara. If you can, book them, with no hesitation. Oh and bonus, the places for pictures are endless!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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8 Endorsements
DeeLuxe Bartending and Event Staffing, LLC DeeLuxe Bartending and Event Staffing, LLC Wedding Caterers

SSC is one of our favorite venues! Not only because it's incredibly friendly and hard-working staff, but for the most amazingly beautiful settings along the New England coast. The grounds are immaculate and allow for plenty of room for the guests to spread out and enjoy~and every sunset is spectacular! Looking forward to many more events at SSC

Cuzin Richard Entertainment Cuzin Richard Entertainment Wedding Bands

One of the most beautiful places in The Northeast. What's not to like!? Rght on the ocean, we have worked with them for 30 years! Love this place.

The Atlantic Grill The Atlantic Grill Banquet Halls

One of the most beautiful spots on the Seacoast for your wedding ceremony or reception!!

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570 Ocean Blvd Rye, NH, 03870
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