Rochester weddings tend to be on the traditional side of things, since we generally are 5-10 years behind on trends. (Hello, sweaty and dark barns!)
One way to shake up your wedding is to hold the wedding ceremony and/or reception in a unique event space, like the Planetarium or Rochester Museum and Science Center!
Your wedding photos at the RMSC and Planetarium will be fun, unique and memorable for sure! Your wedding guests will remember this event as the best party the have ever attended.
Unique Wedding Venue in Rochester NY
The Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) has the best of both worlds: a generous and open ballroom with gorgeous gardens, yet unique options for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
With five unique event venue options at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and Planetarium, the variety is out of this world!
The best reasons to choose this as your wedding or event venue is due to the variety of options rain or shine, the proximity to downtown Rochester’s hotels, free parking and the variety of locations on premises for interesting bridal party photos!
Alternative Wedding Venues in Rochester NY
The only complaints that I have is that all weddings have to wait until the museum is closed for the day (5PM) and they never ever make a spot for the vendors to sit down to eat / drink water.
Please make sure you add your all-day vendors to your guest list and seating plan.
Events at the RMSC Planetarium
Over the years, I’ve photographed a wedding ceremony in the Planetarium and a Star Trek themed 50th birthday party. Both were magical and educational!
Unique wedding ceremony locations in Rochester
The first floor foyer (John and Amy are actual Scientists, so this location was a no-brainer!): I found the setup a little tight and hard to photograph.
Wedding Receptions on the second floor in the Patricia Hale Hands-On Gallery:
Or the more popular wedding reception in the third floor Riedman Gallery ballroom:
Small Event Venue Rental Spaces:
Most weddings hold the cocktail hour in the actual museum, which offers plenty of conversation starters for your friends and family!
The planetarium is also a great spot for your wedding events. I loved the way the Star Trek birthday party utilized the planetarium and decorated it for this unique party.
Wedding Photos at RMSC and Planetarium
For more wedding photos at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and Planetarium wedding pictures from over the years, check out wedding photos below or ask to see the two wedding books that I have given to the RMSC over the years:
Did you know that I offer wedding planning advice to all of my booked clients?
For a small deposit, I am also available to help you find the perfect wedding venue before you hire my photography services! Or for a slightly larger non-refundable fee, I’ll guide you in the wedding planning process without hiring my photography services. Contact me today to help you lock in your perfect wedding or event venue!