Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Boulevard • Rye • NH 03870


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Your spectacular oceanside event will boast a different view every hour, from the in-and-out of the tides to a dramatic fog clearing into a brilliant blue sky. Whether you dream of a casual lobster bake, an intimate farm-to-table dinner, or an elegant black-tie affair, you'll have the flexibility to bring your vision to life in an exquisite setting.
  • Exchange vows in front of the rocky shoreline with a soundtrack of crashing waves, then follow with dinner and dancing beneath an airy al fresco tent. Throughout, you and your guests will enjoy ocean panoramas that encompass sparkling seas dotted with sailboats, four different lighthouses, and the Isles of Shoals.
  • Invite your guests to explore the interactive exhibits and aquariums inside the Center; in addition to sharing the mission of the Science Center with your nearest and dearest, your rental helps support its efforts to promote the conservation and health of the ocean and its inhabitants through community outreach and in-depth educational programming.


It's not too late to say "I do" in 2024! Seacoast Science Center has the following 2024 dates open: 

  • October 19 and 26

Please call 603-436-8043 ex 14 ASAP to secure one of these prime dates on the gorgeous New Hampshire seacoast!


PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $9,750/event
  • Rental fees include:

    • 6-hour time frame for ceremony & reception, plus additional time for setup
    • Use of the 40' x 90' Bayview white tent
    • All weather flooring, clear siding, and electricity
    • Access to the venue's exhibits, facilities, and restrooms throughout the event
    • Staff member to assist starting 4 hours prior to the start time

    Tables, chairs, dance floor, and bump-out tents must be rented from Sperry Tents Seacoast for outdoor events.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 50 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 50 200
Reception Seated 50 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 50.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list



All alcohol must be served by a caterer or insured bartending service with a valid NH liquor license. A police detail must be hired at the rate of $95/hour, with a 4 hour minimum.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, weekends.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Non-Profit
  • Park
  • Unique
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Museum
  • Garden
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Zoo / Aquarium

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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