North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street • Raleigh • North Carolina 27601


North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • The largest of its kind in the southeast, this fantastic museum features sleek, stylish event spaces with a host of unique exhibits and backdrops. Relish in awesome views of downtown Raleigh as you explore unique collections of some of the South’s greatest natural treasures.
  • Your space options are incredibly cool. A few of our favorite choices: Nature Explorer’s Hall, with its 20-foot waterfall cascading down a mountainside, a coastal environment with live seahorses and a sandy beach, and a spacious third-floor hall with a glass-domed ceiling and 110-million year-old Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur specimen.
  • Additional helpful amenities include top-notch A/V capabilities, security services, and fun educational programming to delight and inform your guests. Best yet, your fee helps support the museum and includes a complimentary one-year membership!

Deals

NCMNS Elopement Package
You and up to 10 guests can enjoy a VIP wedding celebration that includes

  • 2-hour access to ceremony & reception venue
  • Private admission to one floor of the Museum's permanent exhibits
  • Custom, chef-prepared dining options, including your choice of 3 hors d'oeuvres, 1 grazing station, petite desserts, and wine & beer selections
  • 1-year museum membership for the wedding couple
  • Tables, linens, chairs, and disposable tableware

Starts at $1,650. Add-ons include a champagne toast, florals, access to additional floors, and more!

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $600–3,100/event
  • Nature Exploration Center (NED) Rental Fees

    • Rental of individual exhibition floors range $600–2,000, depending on the spaces reserved.
    • Rental of multiple exhibition floors ranges $1,800–3,100 depending on the spaces reserved.

    Nature Research Center (NRC) Rental Fees

    • Rental of individual exhibition floors range $1,100–1,400, depending on the spaces reserved and time of day.

    Rentals generally run 6–10pm and include tables & chairs. Museum membership is required to rent the museum.

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 120 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 0
Reception Seated 175 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 175.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info

Price

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Catering

In-house

Exclusive catering provided by Rocky Top Catering


Alcohol

In-house

Amplified Music

Indoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

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

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Other View

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