Seacoast Science Center 570 Ocean Boulevard • Rye • NH 03870

Seacoast Science Center

570 Ocean Boulevard
Rye, NH 03870

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Why You'll Love This Place

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  • 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.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $8,500/event
  • Rental fees include:

    • 6-hour event time (not to exceed 11pm, in compliance with the Town of Rye noise ordinance)
    • Use of the 40'x90' Bayview Frame white function tent, including all-weather flooring, electricity for your vendors, and full clear siding
    • Access to the Seacoast Science Center's restrooms and exhibits through the duration of the event
    • A Seacoast Science Center staff member arriving 4 hours prior to the event start to assist with questions and site-specific logistics
Additional Info
  • All weddings must have a professional coordinator. A state park fee is also required.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 50 150
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 200
Reception Seated 0 150
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 70.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info




Preferred list



Alcohol must be provided and served by an approved bartending service. If alcohol is present, a police detail must be hired.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Meetings are available year-round, daily.
Weddings are available mid-May through mid-October.

Venue Type

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

  • Non-Profit
  • Park
  • Unique
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Museum

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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