Congratulations! Thank you for considering the Seacoast Science Center as the site for your special day.
By hosting your wedding celebration at the Center, you’ll not only create unparalleled memories of the most joyous day of your life, you’ll feel great knowing your rental supports our effort to promote ocean health today and for future generations.
Situated on the ocean’s edge, within historic Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center provides a unique and memorable setting for your celebration of a lifetime. From the formal experience of your dreams, to the fun of a lobster bake by the sea, the Center becomes yours on your special day. The beautiful rocky coast is the perfect backdrop for your photographs and is sure to take your breath away.
Indoors, the Center can accommodate approximately 70 guests for a formal seated dinner in the historic, stone Sugden House fireplace room or the modern Gregg Interactive Learning Studio. The Center can accommodate up to 150 guests throughout the exhibit gallery spaces for less traditional events. This arrangement works well for cocktail-style parties (group size of 75-150), with buffet and bar stations located among the exhibits.
Outdoors, the Center can accommodate up to 200 guests (depending on setup) under the festive, white 40’ x 80’ function tent, which is installed on our north lawn from late-May through mid-October. For a traditional sit-down reception with a dance floor, the tent will accommodate approximately 150 guests. This area is the most private part of the public park. The lawn area is bounded by the Center, the woods, and 600’ of oceanfront shoreline. The seaside vista includes four different lighthouses, the Piscataqua River, and the Isles of Shoals. A small gazebo in the back corner of the lawn and a large piece of driftwood on the opposite side of the building have proven to be favorite locations for wedding ceremonies.
The Seacoast Science Center is a 2017 Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner and Best of Bride winner for Best Outdoor Reception by NH Magazine’s Bride NH.