Lawrence Hall of Science

East Bay



Located in the Berkeley hills above the UC Berkeley campus, the Lawrence Hall of Science is a unique venue that brings a scientific twist to a beautiful hilltop setting. The panoramic Bay View, dynamic science exhibits, and personal attention will guarantee an unforgettable celebration for you and your guests. Imagine exchanging your “I Do’s” and toasting to your union in the open air with 180-degree views of the San Francisco Bay that include the Golden Gate Bridge and cityscapes. Moving indoors, guests will be able to dine and dance among exhibits that always spark curiosity and excitement about science through fun, hands-on discovery. By sunlight or moonlight, the Hall's compelling location will make everyone feel "on top of the world" and will make your special day a memorable one.

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Outdoor, Modern


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

The venue is available most evenings after closing to the public. Set up time starts after 5:00PM. Events must end by 12:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,000 to $4,000 for ceremony and reception and includes 7 hours of facilities use including set up and clean up time. Daytime wedding prices are based on half day rental fees. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $800/hr. There is a discount available for UC Berkeley staff, students, alumni and Hall members. Please inquire with wedding coordinator for more details. Ceremony only on the plaza is available after 5 pm. Rental fee is $1,000 for up to a four hour rental period that includes the set up and teardown.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Lawrence Hall of Science is estimated at between $10,328 and $24,299 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Outdoor lighting
Day of onsite manager
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Open flames or candles are not allowed
No rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter
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