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Woods & Wonder Wedding

With the Woods and Wonder Package, you can get married on our two-acre nature playscape, Hideaway Woods! Combine this with a reception at one of our exhibits in the main building or at the Butterfly House and you have the perfect venue for your one-of-a-kind wedding.

Whole bridal party on bridge in Hideaway woods, all holding orange and white umbrellas

Location Options:

Ceremony: Hideaway Woods (Seated capacity is limited)
Cocktail Hour: Butterfly House Patio with the Insectarium and Conservatory OR Gateway Park OR one of the Indoor Exhibit Options (South Gallery, Weather and Math, or Aerospace)
Reception (To coincide with selected cocktail hour): Special Events Tent and Lawn (cocktail hour at Butterfly House Patio) OR one of the Indoor Exhibit Options (Mercury Meeting Room, South Gallery, OR Aerospace)

Time Frame:

4-hour Wedding Package

Services and Features Included in all Wedding Packages:

  • The option to add time to your package (until 1:00AM)
  • Museum Venue Coordinator and Rental Support staff
  • Selection of amazing exhibit spaces for your event that can accommodate up to 180 guests for a seated reception
  • Wonderful selection of exclusive caterers and bartenders to match your food style and budget needs
  • Early access to vendors, 1 hour prior to event start
  • Wedding party ready room
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Complimentary on-site overnight parking for you and your guests
  • Day-of access to 84-acre campus for photographs, 1 hour prior to event start with the option to add on additional photography time
  • Tables and chairs, that are set up and broken down by Museum staff
  • Weather plan included for all outdoor event spaces
  • Resource documents to guide you in the wedding planning process
  • Opportunity to add favors or a wedding gift registry from our Museum Retail Store. Please email us for more details.

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