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Science Museum of Minnesota

St. Paul , MN
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120 West Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55102 US (map)

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651-221-2550

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ABOUT US

Do you want a truly elegant, unforgettable location for your wedding reception or social event? With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, award-winning architecture, and priceless... Read more
Do you want a truly elegant, unforgettable location for your wedding reception or social event? With panoramic views of the Mississippi River, award-winning architecture, and priceless "décor" from a collection that spans millions of years, the Science Museum has all the ingredients for making magnificent memories.

You have found the perfect mate; now celebrate your chemistry by hosting your wedding reception at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The event spaces at the Science Museum feature modern décor and sophisticated architectural lines. Located on the Mississippi River the Museum’s event spaces also showcase the magnificent, panoramic views of the River and the downtown Saint Paul skyline.

As the Museum’s exclusive catering partner, we will assist you in selecting a delectable menu that complements the style and vision you have for your event.

We invite you to read more information about our spaces at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Capacities are in rounds of eight.
Elements Café, up to 300 guests for dining Discovery Hall, up to 200 guests for dining
Science Museum of Minnesota Catering Menu
view our wedding menu

To inquire further:
Contact us

Eveline Martinez

651-221-2550

rentals@smm.org



Visit the Science Museum of Minnesota Web site at:
www.smm.org/rentals

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St Paul, MN 55102 Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wonderful venue and definitely a hidden gem. Splendid service, views, and fun.
Wonderful venue and definitely a hidden gem. Splendid service, views, and fun.
Wonderful venue and definitely a hidden gem. Splendid service, views, and fun. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding reception was held in December at the Science Museum and we would definitely recommend the venue to anyone. With a winter event, this solved the issue of where guests could go and what they could do in between the ceremony and the reception. Admission to the exhibits and parking for the wedding party and all guests was provided, making the rental cost a great value. The museum rep who worked with us was extremely organized and efficient, replied promptly to our questions and was a joy to work with. The event lead who was on-site the evening of the reception was equally wonderful. She had everything under control and not a detail was missed. As an extra FYI - when you book with the Science Museum, you are required to use their contracted caterer, Lancer Catering. This eliminates the need to search for a good caterer and every detail goes smoothly since they consistently work together. We could not have made a better choice than having the reception at the Science Museum of Minnesota!
My daughter's wedding reception was held in December at the Science Museum and we would definitely recommend the venue to Read more...
My daughter's wedding reception was held in December at the Science Museum and we would definitely recommend the venue to anyone. With a winter event, this solved the issue of where guests could go and what they could do in between the ceremony and the reception. Admission to the exhibits and parking for the wedding party and all guests was provided, making the rental cost a great value. The museum rep who worked with us was extremely organized and efficient, replied promptly to our questions and was a joy to work with. The event lead who was on-site the evening of the reception was equally wonderful. She had everything under control and not a detail was missed. As an extra FYI - when you book with the Science Museum, you are required to use their contracted caterer, Lancer Catering. This eliminates the need to search for a good caterer and every detail goes smoothly since they consistently work together. We could not have made a better choice than having the reception at the Science Museum of Minnesota! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/17/2015
4.6/5.0
The Science Museum of Minnesota is an amazing venue, right in the heart of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Many of our friends and family have mentioned they weren't aware The Science Museum even held weddings. We certainly wouldn't have known it without the recommendation of a family friend. It was one of the first venues we did a walk through of, and we fell in love instantly! It has floor to ceiling windows surrounding the reception room on the 6th floor, with an amazing outdoor terrace that overlooks the river. To me, this venue is like that of a fairy tale! We are getting married October 17, 2015, and cannot wait!
The people we have worked with have all been spectacular! The price is a bit high, but the venue will almost always be the main portion of your wedding budget, and there are tons of ways to cut corners in other areas to make this happen with a smaller to average budget! We are having our ceremony and reception there, but that also makes it more expensive. So consider it for at least the reception, if not for both!
The location is great, because there are a lot of restaurants and hotels close by for rehearsal dinner ideas and convenient guest accommodations. It's also not very far from the airport for any guests flying in from out of town. Just be sure to check for local concerts and conventions in the area on the weekend of your chosen wedding date, because that has been the only hiccup in our venue/hotel accommodations planning so far.
Happy planning!! :)
The Science Museum of Minnesota is an amazing venue, right in the heart of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Many of our friends and Read more...
The Science Museum of Minnesota is an amazing venue, right in the heart of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Many of our friends and family have mentioned they weren't aware The Science Museum even held weddings. We certainly wouldn't have known it without the recommendation of a family friend. It was one of the first venues we did a walk through of, and we fell in love instantly! It has floor to ceiling windows surrounding the reception room on the 6th floor, with an amazing outdoor terrace that overlooks the river. To me, this venue is like that of a fairy tale! We are getting married October 17, 2015, and cannot wait!
The people we have worked with have all been spectacular! The price is a bit high, but the venue will almost always be the main portion of your wedding budget, and there are tons of ways to cut corners in other areas to make this happen with a smaller to average budget! We are having our ceremony and reception there, but that also makes it more expensive. So consider it for at least the reception, if not for both!
The location is great, because there are a lot of restaurants and hotels close by for rehearsal dinner ideas and convenient guest accommodations. It's also not very far from the airport for any guests flying in from out of town. Just be sure to check for local concerts and conventions in the area on the weekend of your chosen wedding date, because that has been the only hiccup in our venue/hotel accommodations planning so far.
Happy planning!! :) Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/14/2015
4.8/5.0
My husband and I are both very "sciencey" people (he's a chemist and I'm in medicine) so what better place to have our wedding reception that the Science Museum? We have a lot of children in our extended families, and they thought it was amazing that they were able to bring their kids through the museum before the event began. Weddings can be very long days, so it was great to have this opportunity in between ceremony and reception (we had our ceremony at a church in St. Paul) for people to kick back and have some fun. The food was excellent, they even made us pies instead of cake, and all of the guests were raving about the space (we were in Elements Cafe). Overall, a great venue!
My husband and I are both very "sciencey" people (he's a chemist and I'm in medicine) so what better place to have our Read more...
My husband and I are both very "sciencey" people (he's a chemist and I'm in medicine) so what better place to have our wedding reception that the Science Museum? We have a lot of children in our extended families, and they thought it was amazing that they were able to bring their kids through the museum before the event began. Weddings can be very long days, so it was great to have this opportunity in between ceremony and reception (we had our ceremony at a church in St. Paul) for people to kick back and have some fun. The food was excellent, they even made us pies instead of cake, and all of the guests were raving about the space (we were in Elements Cafe). Overall, a great venue! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience working with Kim at the Science Museum. My work schedule is restrictive and she was very accommodating in working with me via email to minimize this disruption. My only complaint is that my cake topper was lost at the end of the night. While it's a minor point, I wish that the museum did not put the topper out on a table "in public" because I suspect it was swiped or broken by one of our guests before we could put it in a box to take home with us; it's a sentimental piece and I'm disappointed it was lost. All in all, though, it was a great venue, and I'm happy we chose it!
I had a great experience working with Kim at the Science Museum. My work schedule is restrictive and she was very Read more...
I had a great experience working with Kim at the Science Museum. My work schedule is restrictive and she was very accommodating in working with me via email to minimize this disruption. My only complaint is that my cake topper was lost at the end of the night. While it's a minor point, I wish that the museum did not put the topper out on a table "in public" because I suspect it was swiped or broken by one of our guests before we could put it in a box to take home with us; it's a sentimental piece and I'm disappointed it was lost. All in all, though, it was a great venue, and I'm happy we chose it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Unique location in the center of St. Paul including an outdoor terrace with amazing view of the river. Food (catered by Lancer Catering) and Cake (by Buttercream) were delicious. Lots of positive feedback from our Guests on the Buffet and also free parking onsite. Staff very attentive and accommodating. We also really appreciated the support of the team in dealing directly with other vendors and thus ensuring a perfectly organized event. We definitely recommend this venue.
Unique location in the center of St. Paul including an outdoor terrace with amazing view of the river. Food (catered by Read more...
Unique location in the center of St. Paul including an outdoor terrace with amazing view of the river. Food (catered by Lancer Catering) and Cake (by Buttercream) were delicious. Lots of positive feedback from our Guests on the Buffet and also free parking onsite. Staff very attentive and accommodating. We also really appreciated the support of the team in dealing directly with other vendors and thus ensuring a perfectly organized event. We definitely recommend this venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed having our wedding at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Jennifer was incredibly helpful and responsive as we were planning and while the event was going on.
We really enjoyed having our wedding at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Jennifer was incredibly helpful and responsive as Read more...
We really enjoyed having our wedding at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Jennifer was incredibly helpful and responsive as we were planning and while the event was going on. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
On September 12, 2015, we hosted our daughter's wedding at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). What a beautiful venue: the Elements reception area has floor to ceiling glass windows (which showcased a gorgeous view of the sunset), a large patio with a panoramic view of the river, a floor plan that accommodated both a cocktail reception area (overlooking dinosaurs) as well as a large seating area for dinner with several options for decorating (lighting, chair covers, napkins, etc.). Other key features include free, covered parking, passes to the museum on the day of the wedding (if guests need something to do between the wedding and the reception, this is a built-in option) and is conveniently located downtown St. Paul with several hotel options in the immediate vicinity. We viewed several other reception locations but found SMM to be the most enticing.
Not only is the space beautiful but the food and service were top notch. Several guests came up to us the night of the reception and commented on how good the food was. Working with Kaitlin Keller, Catering Sales Manager from Lancer Catering and Jennifer Ernst George, SMM Facility Sales and Event Specialist made our lives easier as they helped us navigate through the planning process. They were knowledgeable and very responsive. I would highly recommend this venue.
On September 12, 2015, we hosted our daughter's wedding at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). What a beautiful venue: Read more...
On September 12, 2015, we hosted our daughter's wedding at the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). What a beautiful venue: the Elements reception area has floor to ceiling glass windows (which showcased a gorgeous view of the sunset), a large patio with a panoramic view of the river, a floor plan that accommodated both a cocktail reception area (overlooking dinosaurs) as well as a large seating area for dinner with several options for decorating (lighting, chair covers, napkins, etc.). Other key features include free, covered parking, passes to the museum on the day of the wedding (if guests need something to do between the wedding and the reception, this is a built-in option) and is conveniently located downtown St. Paul with several hotel options in the immediate vicinity. We viewed several other reception locations but found SMM to be the most enticing.
Not only is the space beautiful but the food and service were top notch. Several guests came up to us the night of the reception and commented on how good the food was. Working with Kaitlin Keller, Catering Sales Manager from Lancer Catering and Jennifer Ernst George, SMM Facility Sales and Event Specialist made our lives easier as they helped us navigate through the planning process. They were knowledgeable and very responsive. I would highly recommend this venue. Read less
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