U.S. Space & Rocket Center




Plan a wedding celebration that will leave you and your guests with memories that will last a lifetime! The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a Smithsonian affiliate, houses the most complete collection of national treasures from space exploration on the planet. This exclusive venue offers a breathtaking backdrop that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The center welcomes guest list of all sizes– both large and small–and the team of experienced professionals is ready to assist you in planning all of the details to make your wedding day a spectacular success! Exchange vows in the striking shadow of the largest rocket ever built, out on the Apollo Terrace. Larger ceremonies can be held in the Apollo Courtyard. Then end the evening with tasty dishes and dancing! Whether you dream of a grand reception under the authentic Saturn V rocket or an intimate cocktail reception under the space shuttle, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center can help make your vision come to life!

Venue Style

Event Center, Museum/Gallery


Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Reception: 900 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 2:30PM. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $3,600 for a reception and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at U.S. Space & Rocket Center is estimated at between $6,246 and $12,412 for a reception only for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Dance area

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
LED candles only