"Spectacular! Breathtaking! Fantastic!”

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for considering the Seacoast Science Center as the site to host your wedding celebration. By hosting your wedding at the Center, you support our ocean education mission, which helps us teach all ages, from toddlers to grandparents, about why a healthy ocean matters.


Our Venue

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 rustically beautiful rocky coast is the perfect back drop for your photographs and is sure to take your guests 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 200-225 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 180 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 the wedding ceremony.

Our site sales manager will connect you to the area's best caterers, and a Center staff member will be on site during your event to assist with questions and site-specific logistics.

To schedule a tour and book your wedding celebration call Amanda at 603-436-8043, ext. 14 or email

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