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Seacoast Science Center

Venue highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
BYO

Venue details

Style:

Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 200 guests

Services:

Ceremony / Reception

Indoor / Outdoor

Location:

570 Ocean Boulevard
Rye, NH 03870

Description:

Perched on a prime part of the New Hampshire’s coast is the picturesque, seaside wedding venue: the Seacoast Science Center. The Seacoast Science Center grounds, located within historic Odiorne Point State Park, include an oceanfront event tent and evening use of our museum exhibits and aquarium. Imagine the open sky, deep blue ocean, and expansive grounds lined with trees as the backdrop to your special day. Exchange your vows in front of the open ocean and dance the night away under a beautiful white tent with the sound of waves quietly crashing on the rocky shore.

 

Clients can feel great knowing that hosting their wedding at the Seacoast Science Center is an investment in continuing 25 years of ocean education and marine mammal rescue in the region.

Additional details

Service Options

Venue notes

The site rental fee for wedding receptions are $2500 Monday - Thursday, $4000 Friday and Sunday, and $5500 Saturday. There is no additional cost for a ceremony if you book a reception.
The site rental fee includes 4 hours of on-site prep time, 6 hours of event time, and 1+ hour of clean-up time. Clients have exclusive use of our oceanside event tent, lawn, and 2 indoor rooms for prep or back-up indoor event space. Clients also have exclusive use of full museum & exhibits after 5:00pm. Hourly rates are available for wedding receptions of under 75 guests. Please inquire for further details.
Ceremony-only events start at $450 and may be booked all days of the week except Saturday.
In addition to the site rental fee, clients may be billed a NH State Parks entrance fee, police detail fee, and cleaning deposit for the event.

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Outdoor lighting

- No kitchen

- Large parking lot

Restrictions

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Approved outside caterer allowed

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- Smoking in designated areas only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by 11:00PM

- Alcohol must be contracted through and served by a SSC-approved, licensed bartender/caterer

- No fire or pyrotechnics, including wish lanterns and bonfires

- No balloons due to their adverse effect on wildlife

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Outdoor lighting

- No kitchen

- Large parking lot

Restrictions

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Approved outside caterer allowed

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- Smoking in designated areas only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by 11:00PM

- Alcohol must be contracted through and served by a SSC-approved, licensed bartender/caterer

- No fire or pyrotechnics, including wish lanterns and bonfires

- No balloons due to their adverse effect on wildlife

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Seacoast Science Center

Venue Highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
BYO

STARTING AT $5,993 FOR 50 GUESTS

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