4 Reasons You Should Have Your Wedding at a Museum

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If you’re looking for beautiful, romantic, hassle-free and unique wedding venues, you should look no further than a museum.

Museums provide an elegant and unique backdrop for the most important day of your life. As an added bonus, museums are fun and engaging reception venues for you and your guests. If you’re thinking about booking a museum for your wedding, read these four tips to help you decide.

#1: Museums Are Incredibly Romantic

Museums are beautiful spaces designed to showcase the world’s premier art and artifacts. If you think of museums as crowded spaces overrun with tour groups and screaming kids, I’d encourage you to check out your local museum in the evening. Often, museums transform into more romantic spaces at night with different lighting and quieter crowds.

The content in museums is often romantic, too. Museums host some of the greatest love stories ever depicted, which can be a beautiful backdrop as you celebrate your marriage to your partner.

Photo by Samantha Leonetti Photography | The Virginia Zoo

#2: Museums Come With Built-in Decorations

Planning for a wedding can be incredibly expensive and adding decor to a space to make it pop can easily drive up your budget. While holding your wedding in a space that’s a blank canvas may seem enticing, it’ll take a lot of money and a lot of work to transform that space into something more magical.

Museums, on the other hand, come with built-in decoration. Aside from the works of art themselves, museums are thoughtfully designed, often with unique architectural features that can add to your big day. Just check out how the couple in the photo below used an archway at the Brooks Museum to frame themselves as they exchanged their vows.

This couple used one of the beautiful archways at the Brooks Museum as a backdrop for their big day | Source: BrooksMuseum.org

#3: Museums Are Fun For Your Guests

Worried about your cranky older brother who hates weddings because he doesn’t like to dance or talk to anyone? Don’t stress!

Having your wedding at a museum provides a fun, interactive experience for your guests because museums have built-in activities for your guests to engage with.

Guests who don’t like to dance or don’t feel like socializing during the reception can browse the galleries or the grounds at a museum, meaning that there always will be plenty to do for everyone. Some museums, like City Museum in St. Louis, have interactive exhibits that guests can engage with as well.

#4: Museums Are Experienced At Hosting Big Events

Let’s face it. Planning a wedding is really stressful. And while transforming your parents’ overgrown backyard into a show-stopping wedding venue may be an exciting project for some couples, it can also be nice to work with a venue that has the experience and resources you need for your event.

Museums are used to hosting large parties, from yearly fundraising galas to movie screenings, so they’ll be able to handle your wedding with ease. Many museums have in-house event planners or event coordinators who can help answer your questions and coordinate on the big day, or even plan your wedding for an added fee.

Some museums are making themselves known as premier event spaces, like Glensheen Historic Estate.

Museums will also either have in-house services relationships with local caterers, rental companies, photographers, and videographers that you can use for your wedding. That means you’ll save time, and maybe even money, on finding and booking these services yourself.

Museums often have relationships with local rental companies, so you can save time on trying to find the perfect furniture and linens.

Looking for a Unique Wedding Venue? Consider a Museum!

If you’re looking for unique, beautiful wedding venue, consider a museum. We’re sure you’ll be able to make many lasting memories there.

Have you had your wedding at a museum? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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