Rochester weddings tend to be on the traditional side of things, since we generally are 5-10 years behind on trends. One way to shake up your wedding is to hold the ceremony and/or reception in an offbeat venue like the Planetarium or Rochester Museum and Science Center! The wedding photos at the RMSC and Planetarium will be fun, unique and memorable for sure!
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 5 event venue options on site, the variety is stunning.
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!
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.
Over the years, I’ve photographed a wedding ceremony in the Planetarium:
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.
Or the more popular wedding reception in the third floor Riedman Gallery ballroom:
Most weddings hold the cocktail hour in the actual museum, which offers plenty of conversation starters for your friends and family!
For more wedding photos at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and Planetarium wedding picturess 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:
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