Great Lakes Science Center




The Great Lakes Science Center is the perfect combination of cool and welcoming for a fun and elegant wedding ceremony and reception. Spectacular soaring ceilings, light-filled spaces and stunning views of the Cleveland skyline and North Coast Harbor create a one-of-a-kind setting for your romantic celebration. Imagine an outdoor ceremony underneath the beautifully clear, sunny sky on one of the two decks offering striking harbor views perfect for an unforgettable backdrop to your “I Dos.” The Science Center offers a perfect transition from ceremony to reception with the dramatic, six-story Gund Wintergarden awaiting as the ideal space for your celebration. With its expansive harbor views, huge windows, and outdoor patio, the space has an airy, inviting atmosphere that you and your guests will enjoy. The mezzanine is another option that offers a breathtaking view of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland along with another warm, welcoming ambience for your celebration. Whichever option you choose, the Great Lakes Science Center offers elegance and flexibility for a wedding sure to be unforgettable.

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 2 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by 2:00AM unless approved by Special Events Manager.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,500 to $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding ranges from $1,250 to $1,500. Please inquire with venue for larger event parties and food and beverage minimums.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Great Lakes Science Center is estimated at between $12,021 and $13,298 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public garage

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM
Birdseed allowed only