Recommended by 92%
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Kristen · Married on 07/27/2018
Gorgeous venue with plenty of space for a big party!
Blanca · Married on 06/16/2018
Beautiful location the pictures where amazing and Andrew made the whole process very easy.
Amy · event on: 12/13/2014
Cannot say enough good things. Room was wonderful, employees were helpful and friendly. Ben was excellent with the kids during his presentation. Everything was perfect the Birthday boy had a blast and left with a huge smile. Would recommend this venue to anyone! Thank you for making his day special.
Nancy · Married on 09/05/2016
We were there on Labor a day and the tail end of hurricane Hermine. While we did not get the rain predicted, there was crazy wind and surf all evening. Under the tent, we were completely protected from the wind and yet still had a perfect view of the ocean and the beautiful surf. The staff was extremely helpful, tied the tent down completely, and we enjoyed a day of sun, clouds, rainbows and sunsets. Could not have been more perfect.
Rachel · Married on 08/27/2016
We had our wedding at Seacoast Science Center a month ago and everything was so beautiful!! The location of SSC is perfect and especially for my husband and I! When we stand out and look to the ocean and land, the two towns you see are Kittery and New Castle and we have only lived in the those two towns together. We knew right when we saw it that is exactly what we wanted and where we wanted to get married. We talked to Amanda, who always responded so quickly to us and was so helpful! It was also really nice that the SSC provided small pop-up tents and tables that we did not have to rent the day of the wedding. We had absolutely perfect weather for our wedding, but even if we hadn't it still would have been a beautiful location and everyone would have still loved it just as much!
Crystal · Married on 06/19/2016
Seacoast Science Center was the perfect spot for our wedding! Amanda was so helpful throughout the entire planning process and wedding day. She walked us through everything we needed to do and was always quick to answer my many questions via email! She was flexible and made sure that we were able to have the wedding of our dreams!
User5614844 · 2+ years ago
The Seacoast Science Center was perfect! All the exhibits were light & guests enjoyed s'mores by fire pit station outside by the ocean. The Director Amanda & her helper were so very helpful before, during & after reception. This is a very special place!
Laura · Married on 09/19/2015
We were looking for a seaside venue for our ceremony and reception. We immediately fell in love with the Seacoast Science Center. The view is amazing and makes for the most gorgeous backdrop you could ever ask for! The outstanding service we received from Amanda started from the day we signed the contract! I could not have asked for a better venue.
Elizabeth · Married on 09/05/2015
We recently had our wedding at the Seacoast Science Center, and could not have asked for a more perfect setting (luckily, we also had a perfect weather). We worked with Amanda, who was very helpful and responsive during the entire planning process. For the most part you are on your own when planning and coordinating vendors for the day, but Amanda would also make recommendations based on who she had worked with in the past. The day of our wedding, the SSC staff was very friendly, and accommodating, even storing items overnight because we ran out of room in the car. Thanks to Amanda and the SSC for helping to make our day perfect!
Brianna · Married on 08/22/2015
This venue is INCREDIBLE. There are options for an indoor ceremony if the weather turns or many options for outdoor ceremonies. The organization is benefiting marine education for all ages so ultimately you're helping a great cause. Everyone at the SSC is so helpful and easy to work with. They have a tent on site and provide lighting. The ocean views are few and far between with lighthouses, lobster boats and islands. The most beautiful, elegant and creative spot for a seaside wedding. They allow the flexibility of multiple options with vendors but encourage you to support local businesses who they are familiar with. Simply the best!
User4903975 · 2+ years ago
The Seacoast Science Center is one of the most natural, serene, and majestic wedding sites you could have. We had our wedding ceremony & reception there in August and it was the most beautiful and memorable occasions our families have ever experienced. It was not only a wedding, a party, but a family reunion. At first, this site was not our first choice because we were concerned about the number of variables or having to rent the tables, chairs, glasses, silverware, etc. But once you really wrap your head and arms around it - you have a blank canvas where you can truly create an event that you've always dreamed of, in the exact way you've always dreamed of. We also did it cost effectively (it looked like a $100K wedding but was no where near that) and there was a much warmer, serene and layed back feel to the event - it was close to heaven as you can get. This is all hard to describe - but I would take this every day of the week over a mundane function hall. We had a vision of what it could be and developed this vision as we went along. The Site Manager was very friendly and accommodating and helped us every step of the way. This is truly a hidden gem.
Renee and Matt · Married on 08/14/2015
So happy that we chose the SSC for our wedding! Amanda was very responsive and super friendly! She promptly answered all of our questions which helped our planning to run smoothly! And then there is the venue itself....which is just magnificent! The gorgeous white tent (with lighting) is beautifully set up overlooking the water. And the view is breathtaking! Many of our guests commented on how spectacular the SSC was and asked how we found it! And we are so glad we did!
User5364898 · 2+ years ago
The Seacoast Science Center was a wonderful venue!!!! I can't say enough good things about this venue or its staff. Amanda was a pleasure to work with from Day 1, very responsive, knowledgeable and friendly as was all of the Seacoast Science Center staff. Not to mention very willing to help with anything and everything. I know Amanda did a lot on the day of as well :) And the venue- wow!! My guests couldn't stop raving about how beautiful it was. So much natural beauty and space and the tent the Science Center has set up is very nice, large and having a floor is great! We got very lucky with amazingly beautiful weather but this venue would make a cloudy day beautiful as well. Best of all, all of the money we paid for the venue goes toward environmental education, which is wonderful. Thank you Amanda and the Seacoast Science Center for making our wedding great!!
Jillian · Married on 07/31/2015
Beautiful location for a wedding! Staff was helpful and welcoming. I am so thankful I got married at one of my favorite places in New Hampshire. The Seacoast Science Center is wonderful!
User5360597 · 2+ years ago
I had such a wonderful experience planning and having my wedding at the Seacoast Science Center. Amanda Sobel is very knowledgeable about optional vendors and planning details. We were able to drop of decorations and other supplies for our wedding a few days prior to the wedding, which was very helpful so that we weren't transporting everything to the SSC on the day of my wedding. On the day of my wedding, the staff was super helpful and continued to check in with us throughout the afternoon to cater to any of our needs. The staff alone and the price would be great reasons to have your wedding there, but the view of the wedding/reception site is the top reason that you should have your wedding there. All of my guests loved being right on the ocean and kept commenting on how wonderful everything was. Only word of advice....if you will be there at night time, have bug spray available. The mosquitoes became pretty bad once the sun went down, but that's not out of the unusual for New England. Thanks SSC for such a great wedding!!!!!
Jane · Married on 06/06/2015
Working with Amanda Sobel, Sites Sales Manager at the Seacoast Science Center, was a joyful experience from the initial meeting to the wedding weekend itself. Her professionalism, organizational skills, demeanor, willingness to help, extremely knowledgeable suggestions, immediate responses to our contacts and lovely sense of humor made our wedding weekend the event we dreamed it could be. You'll be favorably impressed by choosing Ms. Sobel and the Seacoast Science Center for your event. Jane & Don Henderson - wedding 6/6/15.Sent on 07/11/2015
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Alison · Married on 09/06/2014
They were extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs! They made our day very special!Sent on 10/29/2014
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Jessica · Married on 07/26/2014
We had the most wonderful time getting married at the seacoast science center. Amanda was so friendly, organized, and responsive. We highly recommend this venue for any big group event. Lovely!
Janine · Married on 05/25/2014
What a beautiful venue! Working with the sea coast science center was easy. Everything went smoothly and our big day was perfect!
Breanna · Married on 09/04/2011
The Seacoast Science Center is such a beautiful setting, their staff is wonderful to work with, and all of our guests enjoyed it (especially those from out of state). We worked with Ashley Stokes, who was nothing but kind, very helpful, and a joy to work with. We were able to store all of our décor at the center the week of our wedding, and setup some items the day before, which was very convenient for our wedding planner. My husband and I could not be happier with our choice to be married at the Seacoast Science Center.
Sam · event on: 07/10/2015
We had our party with ~90 guests to celebrate our marriage at the Seacoast Science Center in July 2015. The Science Center was an excellent venue, with beautiful ocean views, a great tent and facilities. Amanda Sobel and the rest of SSC staff were incredibly flexible and responsive in the planning process, and were also extremely helpful during the setup and actual event, which allowed us to relax and enjoy the party.Sent on 08/03/2015
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Vicky · event on: 07/28/2015
Everything went great on the day of the event! Staff was always around to help and ensure everything was going smoothly. The outdoor portion of the event was right by the water and a perfect location!Sent on 08/04/2015
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Christina · event on: 04/30/2016
We had my sons 8th birthday at the Seacoast Science Center. The staff was amazing and super helpful, from the time we considered hosting out party there, to the moment we left after the party ended. We also added a naturalist program, this is a 30 minute lesson about the tide pool animals right in the party room. It was such a great program, kept the kids (ages 4-8) engaged the entire time. They even gave us a bit more time because my son is crazy about aquatic animals. He said it was the best birthday ever!
User5392085 · 2+ years ago
Amanda was amazing to work with! We only had our ceremony at the Science Center, as we had our reception in our backyard. But just for that small amount of time it was definitely worth the price. There was another couple getting married that evening, but they were very flexible and allowed us to have our ceremony earlier in the day. The site was gorgeous and Amanda responded to emails very promptly. I imagine it would also be great to have the reception there if that is in your budget.
Alexandra · Married on 09/04/2016
The Seacoast Science Center was a dream to work with and it was even more beautiful than we ever could have envisioned! We had been working with Amanda for a year an a half and 2 weeks before the wedding, she moved on to another job, however, the SSC seamlessly put Nichole onto our wedding and everything went perfectly! Communication was great, the event went smoothly, and they worked with our vendors to ensure that everything went off without a hitch. On the day of our wedding, everything turned out so wonderfully, the scenery was magazine worthy, and it truly was the best day of our lives! I wanted something very elegant, and the tent was transformed into a beautiful ballroom, competing with any of the mansions along the water in the north shore. Highly recommend for couples looking for the ultimate seaside escape that you can dress up, or down!