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Seacoast Science Center

Rye , NH
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LOCATION

570 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870 US (map)

PHONE

603-436-8043
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ABOUT US

Situated on the oceanfront within historic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, reunions, anniversaries, and... Read more
Situated on the oceanfront within historic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, reunions, anniversaries, and commemorative celebrations. From the fun and games of a corporate picnic to a formal dining experience, the Center is sure to surpass your expectations. Knowing that your rental supports our mission of providing outstanding educational experiences makes your event meaningful and memorable.

Our spectacular seaside setting becomes your own on your special day! Our grand white tent accommodates up to 225 guests; add-ons can accommodate larger parties. Our exclusive preferred local caterers will exceed your expectations for any event, from the most casual to the most elegant. Outdoor tented receptions and ceremonies are available from late May through mid-October every year. Indoor ceremonies and receptions can be scheduled year-round.

We'd love to hear from you! Please contact our Site Sales Coordinator at a.weaver@sscnh.org or at 603-436-8043 ex. 14 for more information and to schedule a venue visit.

www.seacoastsciencecenter.org

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Nautical, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/30/2016
4.5/5.0
We had our wedding at the Science Center in September. It was the perfect spot! The location is amazing and convenient to Portsmouth, plus you can’t beat the views! As part of the venue, you are provided with a 40 x 80 tent and use of the indoor center, exhibits and facilities. Beyond that you work with local vendors (they have a preferred vendor list) to customize the wedding of your dreams! The team was helpful, responsive and provided lots of suggestions for selecting vendors and setup options.
We had our wedding at the Science Center in September. It was the perfect spot! The location is amazing and convenient to Read more...
We had our wedding at the Science Center in September. It was the perfect spot! The location is amazing and convenient to Portsmouth, plus you can’t beat the views! As part of the venue, you are provided with a 40 x 80 tent and use of the indoor center, exhibits and facilities. Beyond that you work with local vendors (they have a preferred vendor list) to customize the wedding of your dreams! The team was helpful, responsive and provided lots of suggestions for selecting vendors and setup options. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
9/5/2016
5.0/5.0
We were there on Labor a day and the tail end of hurricane Hermine. While we did not get the rain predicted, there was crazy wind and surf all evening. Under the tent, we were completely protected from the wind and yet still had a perfect view of the ocean and the beautiful surf. The staff was extremely helpful, tied the tent down completely, and we enjoyed a day of sun, clouds, rainbows and sunsets. Could not have been more perfect.
We were there on Labor a day and the tail end of hurricane Hermine. While we did not get the rain predicted, there was Read more...
We were there on Labor a day and the tail end of hurricane Hermine. While we did not get the rain predicted, there was crazy wind and surf all evening. Under the tent, we were completely protected from the wind and yet still had a perfect view of the ocean and the beautiful surf. The staff was extremely helpful, tied the tent down completely, and we enjoyed a day of sun, clouds, rainbows and sunsets. Could not have been more perfect. Read less
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Allie Z
Wedding:
9/4/2016
4.8/5.0
The Seacoast Science Center was a dream to work with and it was even more beautiful than we ever could have envisioned! We had been working with Amanda for a year an a half and 2 weeks before the wedding, she moved on to another job, however, the SSC seamlessly put Nichole onto our wedding and everything went perfectly! Communication was great, the event went smoothly, and they worked with our vendors to ensure that everything went off without a hitch. On the day of our wedding, everything turned out so wonderfully, the scenery was magazine worthy, and it truly was the best day of our lives! I wanted something very elegant, and the tent was transformed into a beautiful ballroom, competing with any of the mansions along the water in the north shore. Highly recommend for couples looking for the ultimate seaside escape that you can dress up, or down!
The Seacoast Science Center was a dream to work with and it was even more beautiful than we ever could have envisioned! We Read more...
The Seacoast Science Center was a dream to work with and it was even more beautiful than we ever could have envisioned! We had been working with Amanda for a year an a half and 2 weeks before the wedding, she moved on to another job, however, the SSC seamlessly put Nichole onto our wedding and everything went perfectly! Communication was great, the event went smoothly, and they worked with our vendors to ensure that everything went off without a hitch. On the day of our wedding, everything turned out so wonderfully, the scenery was magazine worthy, and it truly was the best day of our lives! I wanted something very elegant, and the tent was transformed into a beautiful ballroom, competing with any of the mansions along the water in the north shore. Highly recommend for couples looking for the ultimate seaside escape that you can dress up, or down! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Seacoast Science Center a month ago and everything was so beautiful!! The location of SSC is perfect and especially for my husband and I! When we stand out and look to the ocean and land, the two towns you see are Kittery and New Castle and we have only lived in the those two towns together. We knew right when we saw it that is exactly what we wanted and where we wanted to get married. We talked to Amanda, who always responded so quickly to us and was so helpful! It was also really nice that the SSC provided small pop-up tents and tables that we did not have to rent the day of the wedding. We had absolutely perfect weather for our wedding, but even if we hadn't it still would have been a beautiful location and everyone would have still loved it just as much!
We had our wedding at Seacoast Science Center a month ago and everything was so beautiful!! The location of SSC is perfect Read more...
We had our wedding at Seacoast Science Center a month ago and everything was so beautiful!! The location of SSC is perfect and especially for my husband and I! When we stand out and look to the ocean and land, the two towns you see are Kittery and New Castle and we have only lived in the those two towns together. We knew right when we saw it that is exactly what we wanted and where we wanted to get married. We talked to Amanda, who always responded so quickly to us and was so helpful! It was also really nice that the SSC provided small pop-up tents and tables that we did not have to rent the day of the wedding. We had absolutely perfect weather for our wedding, but even if we hadn't it still would have been a beautiful location and everyone would have still loved it just as much! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
6/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Seacoast Science Center was the perfect spot for our wedding! Amanda was so helpful throughout the entire planning process and wedding day. She walked us through everything we needed to do and was always quick to answer my many questions via email! She was flexible and made sure that we were able to have the wedding of our dreams!
Seacoast Science Center was the perfect spot for our wedding! Amanda was so helpful throughout the entire planning process Read more...
Seacoast Science Center was the perfect spot for our wedding! Amanda was so helpful throughout the entire planning process and wedding day. She walked us through everything we needed to do and was always quick to answer my many questions via email! She was flexible and made sure that we were able to have the wedding of our dreams! Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
6/18/2016
4.8/5.0
The Seacoast Science Center is awesome! We had our wedding there in June and could not have asked for a more perfect day! We lucked out with amazing weather, but they have a great back up plan incase! Amanda is very responsive and easy to work with. They were flexible when we wanted to bring an ice team truck on the lawn. When we couldn't fit our arbor in our truck, they let us bring it over the day before and keep it outside! You do need to rent everything from the dance floor to the tables, chairs and dishes, but they work with Exeter Events and Tents and they get everything you need there no problem! Because of this, the price was a bit more then other venues we looked at, but it was well worth it! Our guests loved the touch tank and the venue is stunning! The tent comes with bistro lights that we loved, so we didn't need any additional lighting. It was a perfect day at a prefect venue! L
The Seacoast Science Center is awesome! We had our wedding there in June and could not have asked for a more perfect day! Read more...
The Seacoast Science Center is awesome! We had our wedding there in June and could not have asked for a more perfect day! We lucked out with amazing weather, but they have a great back up plan incase! Amanda is very responsive and easy to work with. They were flexible when we wanted to bring an ice team truck on the lawn. When we couldn't fit our arbor in our truck, they let us bring it over the day before and keep it outside! You do need to rent everything from the dance floor to the tables, chairs and dishes, but they work with Exeter Events and Tents and they get everything you need there no problem! Because of this, the price was a bit more then other venues we looked at, but it was well worth it! Our guests loved the touch tank and the venue is stunning! The tent comes with bistro lights that we loved, so we didn't need any additional lighting. It was a perfect day at a prefect venue! L Read less
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Britain
Wedding:
6/5/2016
4.8/5.0
The Seacoast Science Center is a beautiful location, with a rocky shore overlooking the ocean. If your dream is a New England seacoast wedding, I can't imagine a better venue. Amanda is an absolute pro in every way. She responded to e-mails and phone calls quickly, she had excellent suggestions for vendors, and she really was on top of things. I had quite a few questions, especially because I was planning the wedding from out of state, and she was always ready with an answer; I found her to be a wealth of information, and she helped to walk me through the process. Not only that, but she is so friendly and kind! We ran into a bit of a scheduling conflict with the rental company, so everything was set up very last minute (NOT the plan!), but Amanda and her team swooped right in and made sure everything happened on time without a hitch, all the while with a pleasant demeanor. We had a magical day at the Seacoast Science Center!!
The Seacoast Science Center is a beautiful location, with a rocky shore overlooking the ocean. If your dream is a New Read more...
The Seacoast Science Center is a beautiful location, with a rocky shore overlooking the ocean. If your dream is a New England seacoast wedding, I can't imagine a better venue. Amanda is an absolute pro in every way. She responded to e-mails and phone calls quickly, she had excellent suggestions for vendors, and she really was on top of things. I had quite a few questions, especially because I was planning the wedding from out of state, and she was always ready with an answer; I found her to be a wealth of information, and she helped to walk me through the process. Not only that, but she is so friendly and kind! We ran into a bit of a scheduling conflict with the rental company, so everything was set up very last minute (NOT the plan!), but Amanda and her team swooped right in and made sure everything happened on time without a hitch, all the while with a pleasant demeanor. We had a magical day at the Seacoast Science Center!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Seacoast Science Center was perfect! All the exhibits were light & guests enjoyed s'mores by fire pit station outside by the ocean. The Director Amanda & her helper were so very helpful before, during & after reception. This is a very special place!
The Seacoast Science Center was perfect! All the exhibits were light & guests enjoyed s'mores by fire pit station outside Read more...
The Seacoast Science Center was perfect! All the exhibits were light & guests enjoyed s'mores by fire pit station outside by the ocean. The Director Amanda & her helper were so very helpful before, during & after reception. This is a very special place! Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
10/11/2015
4.6/5.0
We loved the venue and so did all of our guests. Thank you to Amanda for helping us craft our dream wedding in one of the most beautiful places we could have imagined - in particular, for coordinating with our vendors.

We found the location (which included both our ceremony and reception) to make up for the lack of infrastructure provided (we had to rent nearly all of the supplies - except the tent - and bring in all of the vendors) - but Amanda and her team were well versed in helping the day run smoothly. It was not a stressful experience at all.

The Seacoast Science Center would be our top choice if we did this all over again - we could not have been more pleased with our wedding. Thank you!
We loved the venue and so did all of our guests. Thank you to Amanda for helping us craft our dream wedding in one of the Read more...
We loved the venue and so did all of our guests. Thank you to Amanda for helping us craft our dream wedding in one of the most beautiful places we could have imagined - in particular, for coordinating with our vendors.

We found the location (which included both our ceremony and reception) to make up for the lack of infrastructure provided (we had to rent nearly all of the supplies - except the tent - and bring in all of the vendors) - but Amanda and her team were well versed in helping the day run smoothly. It was not a stressful experience at all.

The Seacoast Science Center would be our top choice if we did this all over again - we could not have been more pleased with our wedding. Thank you! Read less
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Seacoast Science Center responded with the following comments:

Hi Jessica,

Thank you so much for writing your review and we are so thrilled that you and your guests had a marvelous time! Thank you again for choosing the Seacoast Science Center!
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Laura
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We were looking for a seaside venue for our ceremony and reception. We immediately fell in love with the Seacoast Science Center. The view is amazing and makes for the most gorgeous backdrop you could ever ask for! The outstanding service we received from Amanda started from the day we signed the contract! I could not have asked for a better venue.
We were looking for a seaside venue for our ceremony and reception. We immediately fell in love with the Seacoast Science Read more...
We were looking for a seaside venue for our ceremony and reception. We immediately fell in love with the Seacoast Science Center. The view is amazing and makes for the most gorgeous backdrop you could ever ask for! The outstanding service we received from Amanda started from the day we signed the contract! I could not have asked for a better venue. Read less
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