130x130 sq 1330705372285 0003
(5)

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh , NC
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 US (map)

PHONE

919-707-9845

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Imagine dancing with dinosaurs and chatting amid live animals. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ dramatic spaces make wonderful events possible. Featuring four floors of... Read more
Imagine dancing with dinosaurs and chatting amid live animals. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ dramatic spaces make wonderful events possible. Featuring four floors of state-of-the-art exhibits, the facility is the largest natural science museum in the Southeast. Its spectacular exhibits include a waterfall, a mountainscape, live animals, whale skeletons, dinosaurs, live butterflies, and unusual insects.

The Museum accommodates evening events hosting up to 1,500 guests. Choose a caterer from our comprehensive list to prepare the menu you desire for your special event. Read less
Wedding Venue

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1291325628645 museumexteriortheprophotogroup
130x130 sq 1288896717291 10910003
130x130 sq 1288896752822 10910009
130x130 sq 1288896847401 10910011
130x130 sq 1288896918744 octoberpictures016
130x130 sq 1288973193510 birthdayparty3rdfloor007
130x130 sq 1288973361026 brimley071
130x130 sq 1288973437338 brimley1
130x130 sq 1288973607510 junephotos023
130x130 sq 1288974060104 birthdayparty3rdfloor010
130x130 sq 1288974126151 stephensonreception002
130x130 sq 1288974246026 stephensonreception001
130x130 sq 1288974328010 stephensonreception017
130x130 sq 1288896817369 10910004
130x130 sq 1330705579211 ncmusnsciwedjun2011103davidstrevel
130x130 sq 1330705614217 ncmusnsciwedjun2011104davidstrevel
130x130 sq 1288896537166 octoberpictures021
130x130 sq 1288885767166 2ndflooroverlook
130x130 sq 1288887004854 319103
130x130 sq 1288885710822 2ndfloorwaterfall
130x130 sq 1288887097197 1010reception015
130x130 sq 1288887217088 junephotos035
130x130 sq 1288887501494 junephotos034
130x130 sq 1288896444651 octoberpictures008
130x130 sq 1288896470197 octoberpictures009
130x130 sq 1288896496244 octoberpictures011
130x130 sq 1330701034889 0013
130x130 sq 1330700929601 0010
130x130 sq 1330700965140 0011
130x130 sq 1330700634533 0003
130x130 sq 1330700671081 0004
130x130 sq 1330700805387 0007
130x130 sq 1330701117570 0015
130x130 sq 1330701076729 0014
130x130 sq 1330700999110 0012
130x130 sq 1288897915760 101610003
130x130 sq 1288898294416 101610008
130x130 sq 1330700714222 0005
130x130 sq 1288897354166 junepictures021r
130x130 sq 1288897772385 junepictures023
130x130 sq 1288898070432 101610018
130x130 sq 1288898267197 101610003
130x130 sq 1330700563348 0001
130x130 sq 1330700597381 0002
130x130 sq 1330700758830 0006
130x130 sq 1330700851279 0008
130x130 sq 1330700892516 0009
130x130 sq 1288897316494 trex
130x130 sq 1343848733536 2012.05.12hollycarson1710
130x130 sq 1343848595028 2012.05.12hollycarson1660
130x130 sq 1343848611496 2012.05.12hollycarson1661
130x130 sq 1343848629643 2012.05.12hollycarson1667
130x130 sq 1343848648500 2012.05.12hollycarson1670
130x130 sq 1343848578841 2012.05.12hollycarson1657
130x130 sq 1343848749846 2012.05.12hollycarson1722
130x130 sq 1343848767859 2012.05.12hollycarson1719
130x130 sq 1343848783832 2012.05.12hollycarson1730
130x130 sq 1343848799950 2012.05.12hollycarson1726edit
130x130 sq 1343848665305 2012.05.12hollycarson1675
130x130 sq 1343848682669 2012.05.12hollycarson1676
130x130 sq 1343848699412 2012.05.12hollycarson1678
130x130 sq 1343848715785 2012.05.12hollycarson1683
130x130 sq 1343848817241 2012.05.12hollycarson1804
130x130 sq 1343848891442 2012.05.12hollycarson2009
130x130 sq 1343848831390 2012.05.12hollycarson1823edit
130x130 sq 1343848846794 2012.05.12hollycarson1862
130x130 sq 1343848860211 2012.05.12hollycarson1886
130x130 sq 1343848875219 2012.05.12hollycarson1888
130x130 sq 1343848908238 2012.05.12hollycarson2002
130x130 sq 1343848936582 2012.05.12hollycarson1908

REVIEWS

4.9
out of 5.0
4.9/5.0
4.9/5.0
4.8/5.0
5.0/5.0
4.7/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Monica
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
My ceremony took place on the 4th floor of the new Nature Research Center and the reception was on the 3rd floor of the museum (the dinosaur floor). Being scientists ourselves, this was the perfect place for my husband and I to marry. Everyone behind the scenes there made the day exceedingly perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better venue! Many of our guests even came early to explore and absolutely loved it! One of the best parts (for me) was that there was hardly any "decorating" that had to occur since you are already in a museum with amazing exhibits all around you!
My ceremony took place on the 4th floor of the new Nature Research Center and the reception was on the 3rd floor of the Read more...
My ceremony took place on the 4th floor of the new Nature Research Center and the reception was on the 3rd floor of the museum (the dinosaur floor). Being scientists ourselves, this was the perfect place for my husband and I to marry. Everyone behind the scenes there made the day exceedingly perfect and I couldn't have asked for a better venue! Many of our guests even came early to explore and absolutely loved it! One of the best parts (for me) was that there was hardly any "decorating" that had to occur since you are already in a museum with amazing exhibits all around you! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
agwhitley
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.8/5.0
A fabulous, unique venue for our wedding. Guests enjoyed looking through the exhibits and walking around the museum, especially during cocktail hour (which we held on the 2nd floor). Tables fit nicely in the space, and we were able to seat 180 guests for a seated, plated dinner (with a bit of room to spare) on the third floor. There were some restrictions regarding amplified music - the dance floor had to be in a specific room, but it worked out quite well. It was nice for older guests - they could stay at their tables away from the loud music while the younger guests enjoyed the dance area (which was connected to the dinner area, but slightly separated - not the traditional tables-around-dance-floor setup). The perfect venue if you want a casual, memorable, fun event. The feedback we got most was "fun" - and the location downtown can't be beat - we took photos at the Capitol, and took a rickshaw back to the hotel after a sparkler exit on the plaza - guests were able to walk to nightlife following the reception. Stephanie was very helpful and responsive to all of our questions. Very affordable, and you can bring your own caterer, which is cost-effective, and gives you more control/options with the food and beverage.
A fabulous, unique venue for our wedding. Guests enjoyed looking through the exhibits and walking around the museum, Read more...
A fabulous, unique venue for our wedding. Guests enjoyed looking through the exhibits and walking around the museum, especially during cocktail hour (which we held on the 2nd floor). Tables fit nicely in the space, and we were able to seat 180 guests for a seated, plated dinner (with a bit of room to spare) on the third floor. There were some restrictions regarding amplified music - the dance floor had to be in a specific room, but it worked out quite well. It was nice for older guests - they could stay at their tables away from the loud music while the younger guests enjoyed the dance area (which was connected to the dinner area, but slightly separated - not the traditional tables-around-dance-floor setup). The perfect venue if you want a casual, memorable, fun event. The feedback we got most was "fun" - and the location downtown can't be beat - we took photos at the Capitol, and took a rickshaw back to the hotel after a sparkler exit on the plaza - guests were able to walk to nightlife following the reception. Stephanie was very helpful and responsive to all of our questions. Very affordable, and you can bring your own caterer, which is cost-effective, and gives you more control/options with the food and beverage. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Bonnie
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely helpful and made time to meet and discuss the event on several occasions.
Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely helpful and made time to meet and discuss the event on several Read more...
Stephanie was a pleasure to work with. She was extremely helpful and made time to meet and discuss the event on several occasions. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
MarriedScienceTeacher
Wedding:
8/9/2010
4.5/5.0
An excellent/different location for a reception. Being a science teacher, it was a very cool backdrop that really connected to my personality. Everyone was very professional and did an excellent job. The recommended vendors turned out fantastic and the staff at the museum was very open to helping with all factors of the reception. Overall we really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others!
An excellent/different location for a reception. Being a science teacher, it was a very cool backdrop that really Read more...
An excellent/different location for a reception. Being a science teacher, it was a very cool backdrop that really connected to my personality. Everyone was very professional and did an excellent job. The recommended vendors turned out fantastic and the staff at the museum was very open to helping with all factors of the reception. Overall we really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Default vendor profile pic
Leigh
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was beautiful and we had so many compliments on the venue!
Our wedding reception was beautiful and we had so many compliments on the venue!
Our wedding reception was beautiful and we had so many compliments on the venue! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue

MAP

 
11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
 
220x220 1330705372285 0003