The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is a unique wedding venue located in Bradenton, Florida. This destination caters to couples that are seeking something one-of-a-kind for their wedding event. They are invited to make use of the breezy courtyard, the stunning and intriguing planetarium space, or the elegant boardroom. With these flexible areas on offer, clients will be able to host both large and small occasions with ease. From 2019 and onwards, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature introduced new and modern spaces that include glass walls and technological capabilities.
Facilities and Capacity
This exciting location provides betrothed couples with customizable rental facilities. There are 4 distinct areas within the museum. These include the courtyard, the planetarium lobby, the planetarium theater, and the boardroom. The courtyard can be the ideal location for soon-to-be-weds that enjoy the outdoors. It offers open-air facilities as well as an underwater view of The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. Up to 225 guests can enjoy an occasion here, complete with catered delights from the on-site kitchen. The planetarium lobby is designed to support up to 70 seated guests or 125 standing individuals. Between its cosmos-themed recessed ceiling and its curved and strategically-lit architecture, this area is sure to add an interesting factor to any event. The planetarium theater delivers an out-of-this-world experience both in show and design. Up to 115 visitors can take a seat in the theater, and its rental includes use of the lobby. Lastly, the boardroom is the smallest of the available spaces, suiting a party of 55 individuals. It features an up-close and personal view of The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat. With an abundance of options, clients are invited to discover which type of rental reflects their styles and tastes.
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature boasts a range of packages that soon-to-be-weds can select from. There are a myriad of rental options, and couples may also have access to the on-site kitchen for catering purposes. For additional information about services or to book a tour, potential clients are welcome to reach out to the museum’s facility rental department.
32 Reviews for The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Recommended by 87% of couples
Kathleen · Married on 11/06/2020
With covid, we were trying to find a ceremony-only venue for a small group of about 12 people. Our original location fell through only 6 weeks-ish before the big day, so we were scrambling. The courtyard at the museum is so beautiful, it was an easy choice. All the references we had were of large weddings, but with an amazing canvas, there were so many ways to make it our own. Emily P was fantastic to work with and helped me every step of the way. We had the wedding right at 5pm to allow for the most natural light before sunset, and everything was fantastic. We were able to get perfect lighting and the twinkle lights toward the end.Sent on 11/10/2020
Maria · Married on 02/11/2017
Our wedding here could not have been more beautiful. The venue was gorgeous and Debby is a joy to work with.Sent on 02/24/2017
Robin · Married on 10/22/2016
We just had our wedding reception here this past weekend. We knew it was going to be good, but it was better than we could have hoped for. The space looked gorgeous and the manatee tank was a huge hit. I used to come here as a child and to have my wedding at some place that was both nostalgic and beautiful was the best. The museum was well priced and easy to work with too!Sent on 10/24/2016