201 10th St W, Bradenton, FL
Located in Bradenton, FL, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is a museum, manatee rehabilitation, and wedding venue. A number of exclusive spaces set the scene for unforgettable occasions. Couples can wow their guests with the astonishing sights the museum has to offer. The Planetarium is suitable for an evening under the stars. Guests can also explore the ocean from the comfort of the Boardroom. Established in 1947, this inspiring venue is a museum of natural and cultural history. Housed on the Gulf Coast, it displays a range of intriguing items unique to the area. This includes fossils, prehistoric artifacts, and more. A number of event sites are available at the property. Soon-to-be-weds can plan a lovely outdoor ceremony in the courtyard. This intimate setting is ideal for celebrations big and small. String lighting feels romantic and elegant for nights filled with love. Columns and a lighted fountain add a touch of class and sophistication. There is space to host up to 225 guests in an extravagant affair. The courtyard features a view of the venue’s amazing manatee sanctuary. Known as The Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, it has housed lots of these lovely creatures over the years. Couples and their guests can get a glimpse of these gentle giants before they are ready to return to the wild. The habitat is also viewable from the Boardroom, designed for smaller gatherings. This event space shares a glass wall with the mesmerizing underwater sanctuary. Soon-to-be-weds can put a unique nautical twist on their rehearsal dinner. The Planetarium Lobby sets the scene for upscale cocktail hours. An open floor plan gives guests plenty of space to wander around and socialize. The Planetarium itself is a great venue for pre-wedding parties and showers. The happy couple can impress loved ones with the wonders of the night sky. The courtyard at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature has access to a catering kitchen. This makes it easy for couples’ chosen vendors to prepare a delicious dinner. Various rental items are available to set the celebrations in motion. Couples can book a tour of the venue to get a feel for each unique space.