The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

201 10th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

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.

Services Offered

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.

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West Garden PC:Chi Photography
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The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Planetarium Lobby
Planetarium Lobby
Planetarium Lobby
Planetarium Lobby
Couple under Courtyard Lights
Couple under Courtyard Lights
Riverside Plaza
Riverside Plaza
South Courtyard Reception
South Courtyard Reception
Couple by Manatee River
Couple by Manatee River
Courtyard
Courtyard
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PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
PC: Ashlee Hamon Photography
Below Courtyard balcony
Below Courtyard balcony
Evening Reception in Courtyard
Evening Reception in Courtyard
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West Garden PC:Chi Photography
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The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Planetarium Lobby
Planetarium Lobby

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32 Reviews for The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

Recommended by 87% of couples


4.4 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.3
  • Professionalism 4.2
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.2
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    Maria · Married on 02/11/2017

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

    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
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    Robin · Married on 10/22/2016

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

    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

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The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature 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?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Museum
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner

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  • 201 10th Street West Bradenton, FL, 34205 See on map
    941-307-7308 (Phone number)
    941-526-5816 (Other Phone Number)
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The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature frequently asked questions

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

The space offered by The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature for wedding events is known for:

  • Museum
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature for wedding events?

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offer?

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

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

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is recommended by 88% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.3 in quality of service, 4.3 in flexibility, 4.2 in average response time and 4.2 in professionalism.