Burpee Museum of Natural History 737 North Main Street • Rockford • Illinois 61103

Burpee Museum of Natural History

737 North Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61103

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Hold your ceremony overlooking the river in the museum’s new amphitheater, which features tiered seating and unobstructed water views. Afterward, guests can mingle on the terrace, followed by dining and dancing in the Riverfront Room.
  • You’ll capture wonderful photos around the property, thanks to backdrops like a historic stone mansion, a striking modern building addition, and a dramatic suspension bridge.
  • Your rental fee includes access to the museum’s collection. The staff can even arrange a scavenger hunt for your guests—they’ll have a blast making their way through dinosaurs, prehistoric forests, and ancient oceans.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $150/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
Package Prices
  • $3,500/event and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 400
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 400
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info







Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 10am–11pm.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • River
  • Unique
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Landscaped Grounds


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