Orlando Science Center Wedding Options for Every Couple

Say "I do" to Orlando Science Center Weddings

With a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, Orlando Science Center sets the perfect scene for an unforgettable wedding! Whether you’re looking for an epic Star Wars adventure, a fairy tale ending, a classic celebration, or anything in between, Orlando Science Center has everything you’ll need to tie the knot in your very own style.

With an Orlando Science Center wedding, not only will you have the opportunity to make the space your own, you’ll also be providing mission-enabling support to our organization, ensuring that inspiring and engaging educational experiences are available for curious minds of all ages throughout our community and beyond. 

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PB&J studios
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Rudy & Marta Photography

Tie the knot with a ceremony on the terrace, enjoy cocktail hour as the sun sets in the distance overlooking “The City Beautiful” or dance the night away under a canopy of market lights during a moonlit reception. The terrace invites each couples’ unique style, taste, and personality to take shape in our most customizable space. It also provides plenty of room for dinner, dancing, and all of your wedding celebration!

Looking for some larger-than-life wedding guests? Look no further than DinoDigs! This one-of-a-kind space boasts dramatically high ceilings and epic photo backdrops, ensuring a memorable reception or cocktail hour. Guests are sure to have a pre-historic good time taking a selfie with one of many dinosaurs, digging for fossils, or roaring alongside an animatronic dino. DinoDigs provides a unique, whimsical, and exciting atmosphere unlike anything in Orlando. 

Next, stroll into the Our Planet exhibit for a ceremony space that is out-of-this world, or a fun interactive cocktail hour. Say “I Do” in front of a suspended globe with projected images of Mars, the Moon, or even objects from galaxies far far away. Watch as guests unearth the wonders of Our Planet during cocktail hour with an array of engaging hands-on exhibits and let science set the scene!

Worried about the weather? Don’t be. Orlando Science Center wedding packages include plans for a weather back-up just a couple of feet away inside our facility. If there’s one thing we know about planning a Florida wedding, it’s that weather backups are a must!

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Lisa Marshall Photography

You’ve picked your venue, now what?

Our events team is here to help! From recommendations, creating room diagrams, and contacting and scheduling vendors to conducting rehearsals the day before, setting up décor, and sending everyone down the aisle on the big day, our events team will assist in every step of the way to help make your wedding dreams come true! 

 Your wedding venue should be a reflection of who you are. When your guests arrive, they’ll know they stepped into a place that captures the essence of your relationship.

Adventure seekers, constantly curious, epically fun, uniquely different. If these describe you and your partner, then you may have just found your wedding’s home. Contact Helen Tillem at htillem@osc.org or visit osc.org/weddings to book your event now.

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SB Vision

Central Florida Wedding Showcase ♥ Unveil 2021 Wedding Vendor Recap

From dancing to decor, meet some of the best vendors around, all in Central Florida wedding showcase! 

Unveil is Orlando Science Center’s annual wedding showcase. We invite couples who are wedding planning in Central Florida to see our event spaces dressed to the nines, and give them the opportunity to meet with some of our favorite wedding vendors! Couples can leave with a clear picture of how their wedding venue can look and a list of all of the vendors they need to start planning the wedding of their dreams. This event offers a unique opportunity for engaged couples to experience the Science Center in wedding mode as opposed to museum mode – after hours, beautiful décor, perfect lighting, dance floor, and all!

One of the best parts about Unveil is the incredible vendors who participate and truly make this showcase a one-stop-shop for wedding planning. Our preferred vendors are some of the best in Central Florida, and the way they transform OSC into a picture-perfect wedding venue never ceases to amaze us!  Our Unveil vendors have you covered with everything from florals and lighting, to candy tables and pet sitter services.

Our wedding packages include access to all three of our event spaces, and couples who attended Unveil were able to see these spaces set for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Apart from helping them envision what their wedding could look like at one of the most unique event spaces in Central Florida, Unveil gave couples a chance to see what our vendors could do for them at OSC!

We are also excited to announce that our Central Florida wedding showcase will be a bi-annual event, with another Unveiling of Orlando Science Center on August 18th, 2021! Check out updates on our Unveil Wedding Showcase, or learn how to start planning your OSC wedding!

Check out photos of our Unveil February 2021 event, and our incredible vendors who made it all possible:

  • Florals provided by Flowers by Lesley
  • Furniture provided by Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
  • Lighting provided by Junction 88 Productions
  • Drapery provided by Swag Decor
  • Terrace Styling by Pavone Events
  • Photos provided by Ashley Jane Photography and Live Happy Studios

Caterers who’ll make your day delicious!

Arthur’s Creative Events & Catering

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Caterer preparing food at Central Florida wedding showcase

Premier Event Services

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Jeremy Tirpak

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Puff ‘n Stuff

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Event Planning Team


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Entertainment for every type of wedding!

Junction 88 Productions

Contact information:

M.J. Farb


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Junction 88 wedding entertainment sign

Our DJ Rocks

Contact information:

Kristin Wilson


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Photobooth Rocks

Contact information:

Jennie Smith

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Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

Contact information:

Nate Rodriguez
nate@ felixandfingers.com

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Jeff Scott Guitarist

Contact information:

Jeff Scott

Jeff Scott playing a guitar

Photography & videography to remember the wedding of your dreams!

Ashley Jane Photography

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Ashley Jane

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Live Happy Studio

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Kellie Warren

Rudy & Marta Photography

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Rudy Montilla

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Desserts for every sweet tooth!

Espresso Events

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Mark Covey

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Florida Candy Buffets

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Farida Wazir

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cookies decorated with wedding rings
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Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

Contact information:

Karissa Steffen, Catering Manager

Kellys homemade ice cream flavors: chocolate peanut butter brownie, strawberry, passion fruit sorbet
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Sugar Divas Cakery

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A white wedding cake

Officiants to help you say the perfect “I Do’s”

The Ginger Officiant

Contact information:

Catherine Pick

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The Ginger Officiant

Orlando Ceremonies by Kelly

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Ceremonies by Kelly

Florist extraordinaire! 

Flowers by Lesley

Contact information:

Lesley Tweed
407 694 0624

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Rentals to make any space your own

Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Contact information:

Brittney Bouche

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Giant letters lit up spelling out LOVE
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a display of different table settings
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a wedding table with place settings and flowers in front of a dinosaur

Swag Décor

Contact information:

Tommy Murphy

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Orlando Flower Walls

Contact information:

Angelica Rodriguez
407- 917-9990

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Planning services that’ll be your guiding hand through it all!

Pavone Events

Contact information:

Andrea Pavone

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A flower display from Pavone Wedding Services

Wedding Venue Map

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Shannon Tarrant

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JOMO Elopement & Honeymoon Planning

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Dana Colvin

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Bridal by OUAB

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Jolie Murray

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The Bridal Finery

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Tali Gallo

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It’s all in the details!

Aloft Orlando Downtown

Contact information:

Laurin Fuller, Director of Sales

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Apollo’s Chariots

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FairyTail Pet Care

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Ilana Karcinski / Kelly Maronpot

a table display for Fairytale Pet Care

Omarvolous Productions

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Marianthy Troupos Mendez

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Tootles Event Sitters

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Tyneshia Perine & Marcia Van de Kieft


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Should You Have a Wedding Coordinator? Let OSC Wipe Away Your Wedding Day Worries

From ceremony to celebration, should you have a wedding coordinator to help you organize your special day?

Many couples wonder if they should have a wedding coordinator, and who will it be? That is the question!  

Weddings seem simple enough, so why don’t you just do it yourself or ask your parents or friends to help coordinate on the day of your wedding? These are valid points and good questions.

The best answer we can give you is that an Event Coordinator will make it so whoever is helping you plan the wedding before, gets to be themselves on the day-of. They should be allowed to feel every emotion without having to rush and make the day run smoothly.

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OSC wedding decor

That’s where your OSC wedding coordinator will step in. It is different everywhere you go, but consider asking each venue what their onsite coordinators do for you.

At Orlando Science Center, our events team works closely with vendors, and have created relationships that make it easy to communicate and work together to ensure every detail of a wedding is covered. Venue coordinators are a great resource to bounce ideas off of, as they’ve likely seen what has and hasn’t worked in the past.

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What can an OSC wedding coordinator do for you? 

  • Walk you through the space and talk through your diagrams and layouts to make sure your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception are set up just the way you want
  • Help move your guests from ceremony to cocktail hour, to reception
  • Speaking of Reception! Event Coordinators can place any DIY decor and centerpieces for you, as well as do checks with all your vendors to make sure everyone has what they need for set-up and the room is perfect when doors open
  • Conduct your wedding rehearsal and send everyone down the aisle on the big day
  • Communicate and coordinate with all your vendors for details like timelines, load-in schedules, vendor needs, etc.
  • Pack up at the end of the evening and send everything on it’s way with whoever the couple designates
  • Be there for you every step of the way!
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So, should you have a wedding coordinator? It’s easier to have a third party do these things on your big day. Coordinators are your representative and make sure what is important to you happens on that special day.

Whether it be placing a certain wine at your sweetheart table, putting out fires before you ever know something is off, or making sure you have your train bustled and boutonnieres pined, they are there for you!

Check out more wedding inspiration! 

Contact Us

To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.

Intimate Weddings in Orlando: Small, Safe, and Stunning Central Florida Ceremonies

Central Florida couples can have their cake and celebrate too with intimate weddings in Orlando! 

How do you celebrate one of the happiest days of your life during one of the strangest times in history? Intimate weddings right here in Orlando may just be the perfect answer for you!

What is an intimate wedding? Typically with 50 guests or less, an intimate wedding is just that: an intimate gathering of the people you hold dearest in life, coming together to celebrate your love. It is also a much safer celebration that can grant some peace of mind to couples who are eager to tie the knot, but skeptical about their friends and family gathering in large crowds.

*Photo above by The Hornes Photo



At Orlando Science Center, you can celebrate your wedding day with a wonderful combination of both indoor and outdoor spaces, making for extraordinary wedding backdrops. Setting the scene for a wedding couldn’t be more exciting with our picturesque Terrace, interactive Our Planet exhibit hall, and a few larger-than-life friends in DinoDigs.

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U & Co Photography

Our intimate weddings package is available now for weddings of 50 guests or less, with everything below included:


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SB Vision Photo
  • Access to all three of our event spaces, DinoDigs, Our Planet, The Terrace.
  • Dedicated Orlando Science Center event team who will work closely with you and your vendors to ensure that the wedding proceeds smoothly and efficiently.
  • Additional event staff dedicated to setting up and breaking down your wedding, greeting your guests, security, and custodial care.
  • All tables and chairs need for ceremony and reception.
  • Complimentary garage parking with a covered walkway.
  • Scheduled wedding rehearsal time Monday through Friday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Three hours of celebration time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Two separate dressing rooms available after 4:00 p.m. on the wedding day.

A wedding, especially during these times, can bring a ray of light and hope. However, it’s important that safety remains a priority and risk is minimized as much as possible. Intimate weddings right here in Orlando can be the perfect union of safety and celebration!

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Live Happy Studio

Looking for wedding vendors who are rocking the intimate wedding scene in Orlando? Check out some of our preferred vendors and their intimate wedding packages:

Puff 'n Stuff: Customized Intimate Packages

“Puff ‘n Stuff is thrilled to be offering customized packages for intimate gatherings. With a focus on culinary interests such as individualized menu options for your guests, and Chef-inspired food stations our Special Event Planners are ready to help you create the most memorable and joyful celebration surrounded by your friends and family! Please contact Puff ‘n Stuff today to speak with one of our Special Event Planners.”

Live Happy Studio Photography: Intimate Photo Package or Photo + Video Package available.

“We love shooting intimate wedding photography. These weddings are so relaxed and they prove you don't have to have a huge wedding to see the love that day and capture some great wedding images. We work with couples to help them create the most memorable day ever, and we are here for any advice they may need on planning a smaller wedding.”

Junction 88: All-in-One Intimate Wedding Package

“Our intimate wedding package will include music and 1 microphone for the ceremony, the main DJ sound system for the reception, as well as all our online planning forms, music request system, and a planning session to create the timeline.”

Flowers by Lesley: Intimidate Wedding Package available

“We personalize our designs depending on the style and needs of the couple. We encourage our clients to email us some inspiration pictures and how many people in the wedding party along with colours and we can get a proposal together!”

Contact Us

To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.

Lord of the Rings Wedding ♥ A Fantasy in Central Florida

Fandom Weddings: Lord of the (Wedding) Rings

Grab your favorite hobbit and join the Fellowship! We wanted to cover one of our favorite themes this week. The Lord of the Rings world of JRR Tolkien adds a vast and magical personality to your special day that is incomparable! Couples can become creative whether they are highlighting the Shire or Rivendell, Florida’s easily procurable Spanish moss helps add a folk feel to the centerpieces or even the aisle to transport you and your guests to a fantasy Lord of the Rings wedding. 


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Live Happy Studio
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Ashley Jane Photography

As many couples check fun hobbit inspired music and table décor off their must-have list, guests feel as if they have been transported to a different world with dragons, dwarves, elves, hobbits, and wizards alike. Couples love to put this dramatic and beautiful Lord of the Rings spin on their wedding day, to bring some of their own personality to it.

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Rudy & Marta Photography
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Rudy & Marta Photography


We love seeing Lord of the Rings weddings come to life with elements like:

  • Tolkien-inspired rings and detail shots
  • The Evening Star necklace either on the table or around our bride’s neck
  • Tables named after different lands and places across Tolkien’s world
  • Enchanting pictures on our digital screens and music playing while guests arrive
  • Play Shire-inspired music in the background, while your guests find their seats
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Ashley Jane Photography


Whenever we have a chance to see our couple’s personalities creep into their wedding details, we are always eager to help bring it to life. We want to be the Sam to your Frodo, to guide you along the way, and, if necessary, carry you the last bit. We want your day to be as enchanting as these tales are for you and your fiancé.

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Rudy & Marta Photography

Get More Wedding Inspiration!

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To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.

Harry Potter Wedding Details: We Solemnly Swear You’ll Love These Ideas

These Harry Potter wedding details are Gryffin-dorable!

Picking a theme for your wedding is no small feat. Some of our favorite themes are the ones in which you can see the couple's personality shine through in everything from their centerpieces and place cards to the music they choose.

One theme we love to see is Harry Potter wedding details! This beloved story involves magic, adventure, love, and creativity - all things that our couples love to incorporate into their big day

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SNi Photography

From Unbreakable Vows during the ceremony to sitting at your house table for the reception, we have seen it all. Couples constantly surprise us with the creative ways in which they incorporate Harry Potter wedding details!

With Universal and Island of Adventure in our backyard, couples love to bring in stuffed Hedwig’s and other magical items found from their adventures to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Ashley Jane Photography
Harry Potter Wedding Details table setting
Live Happy Studio

Whether you are completely theming your wedding with all things magical, or simply adding touches of the Wizarding World here and there, the possibilities are endless! Even your muggle guests will be impressed.

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Ashley Jane Photography
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Ashley Jane Photography
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Ashley Jane Photography
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Ashley Jane Photography

Make your day a little more magical with some of these touches Harry Potter wedding details:

  • Naming your reception tables Hogwarts Houses or places around Hogwarts
  • Give out wands for the send-off
  • Have a Harry Potter-themed photo booth
  • Use the soundtrack for background or introduction music
  • Theme out your wedding favors or place cards
  • Customize your wedding programs as a Daily Prophet article
  • Create some unique centerpieces with all your HP memorabilia
  • Do the Unbreakable Vow as you and your fiancé say your vows
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Danny Gorman Photography
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Live Happy Studio
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Nick & Lauren Photography

No matter what, magic will be in the air on your special day. And when you look back and are asked if it’s still a magical day, “after all this time”, you can reply ...“always”.

Harry Potter Wedding Details decor
Ashley Jane Photography

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Contact Us

To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.

Best Wedding Portrait Backdrops in Orlando ♥ Say I Do in a Unique Venue

From Downtown Orlando to galaxies far far away, check out the best wedding portrait backdrops in Orlando Science Center

When it comes to hosting your wedding or event at the Orlando Science Center, there is no shortage of unique photo locations to capture the perfect photo-op. They say a photo is worth a thousand words, but your wedding portraits should be priceless. From dinosaurs to Death Stars to stunning crystal hearts, some of the best wedding portrait backdrops in Orlando are all in one building. 

With everything from traveling and permanent exhibit halls, theaters, a stunning Terrace, a glass elevator, to even using the spiral staircase which surrounds our 4-story indoor Cypress tree, there is a unique and fun photo ready to be taken at every corner. 

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Lyndsay Rae Photography
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Digital Artisans Productions
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Danielle Taufer Photography
SB Vision Photography
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Nick & Lauren Photography

A prime location for group photos or intimate shots is our Terrace. The west-facing Terrace provides one of the best wedding portrait backdrops in Orlando, featuring the beautiful Downtown Orlando skyline and stunning sunsets, all tied together with glowing market lights.

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Lyndsay Nieves Photography
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The Homes Photography
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Rudy & Marta Photography
Ashley Jane Photography

One of the most intimate and unique locations at OSC is our Observatory. Located on the sixth floor, the Observatory provides a birds-eye view of Downtown Orlando, ideal for sunset viewing. Inside the Observatory, red lighting provides a fun element to photos taken on the spiral staircase, or head up to our Observatory deck and pose next to Florida’s largest publicly accessible refractor telescope.

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PB&J Studios
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Rudy & Marta Photography
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Bow Tie Photo
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Live Happy Studios

Looking for photos that are really out of this world? Look no further than Our Planet! This exhibit hall features a suspended globe that showcases any planet of your choice, many of their moons, the Milky Way Galaxy, and even the Death Star!

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Digital Artisans Photography
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Nicole Ami Photography
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Bow Tow Photo
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Live Happy Studio

If you’re an animal lover, reach out to us about having live animals come mingle for some photos! OSC’s NatureWorks would be more than happy to bring a skunk or a baby gator to meet your guests and pose for some fun photos!

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Rudy & Marta Photography
Best Wedding Portrait Backdrops in Orlando with animals
Rudy & Marta Photography

If live animals aren’t your thing, there is always a dino ready for their close-up in DinoDigs, and they are quite photogenic. Our t-rex, Stan, will even hold a custom-made sign in his mouth to commemorate your wedding or event and act as a photo op for you and your guests!

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Danny Gorman Photography
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Shaina DeCiryan Photography
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Andrew Griesemer Photography
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Concept Photography

One of our all-time favorite spots to capture photos is the Sky Bridge, a glass enclosed bridge surrounded by greenery. Day or night, the glimmer of the dangling, handmade, rainbow crystal hearts will make for dazzling pictures.

Use the Sky Bridge for some intimate shots of you and your partner, or use it as a send-off location at the end of the evening to capture some fun photos of your guests wishing you well and sending you on your way as newlyweds!

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Gian Carlo Photography
Best Wedding Portrait Backdrops in Orlando - sky bridge
Gian Carlo Photography
Best Wedding Portrait Backdrops in Orlando - sky bridge
Cat Lemus Photography

When it comes to creating beautiful photos to look back on from your event at the Science Center, you don’t have to look far. Whether inside or outside of our building, there are plenty of backdrops to choose from.

Another sure way to guarantee you get the best photos is to take a look at our Wedding Guide and our preferred vendors. All of the recommended photographers have shot at OSC before and truly know how to work the space well and get you photos that you will cherish forever!

From Death Stars to dinosaurs, check out more wedding inspiration! 


Contact Us

To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.

Dinosaur Wedding Ideas: ‘Til Extinction Do Us Part

Fandom Dinosaur Wedding Ideas For Couples That Love Paleontology, Jurassic Park, or Just Dig Dinos!

Jurassic Park is one of the nation’s biggest hits! It came back to us with Jurassic World and it continues to be a favorite among our couples whose creative dinosaur wedding ideas keep getting better and better! With DinoDigs being one of the best options for your reception, we have seen our couples take this dinosaur wedding theme and run (in heels) with it!

Whether you like the classics or the newer versions, Jurassic Park is a theme that works with today’s trends of Palm Fronds and tropical florals. It transports your guests into a world all your own and can add a bit of personality to your elegant wedding.


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Ashley Jane Photography

DinoDigs, our largest indoor reception space, makes the perfect backdrop to welcome your guests into a Jurassic World unlike anything they’ve seen before. Our larger than life T-Rex will greet you as you walk in, and you’ll dance the night away surrounded by prehistoric fossils

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Sterling Photography
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Mary Fosky Photography

Here are a few dinosaur weddings ideas that will transport you  back in time for your wedding:

  • Say your vows in front of our own Sun, projected on our suspended 3-D globe in Our Planet!
  • Palm Fronds are all the rage anyway! Incorporate them in your aisle and on your reception tables.
  • Dancing Dinos! Nothing says let’s get this party started like someone dancing away in an inflatable Dino costume.
  • Consider walking down the aisle to an elegant version of the Jurassic Park theme done by violins
  • Incorporate your theme into unique centerpieces that guests are sure to love
  • Decorate your reception with tropical florals and large greenery pieces. Topping it all off with a great T-Rex sign!

Adding this meteor-defying theme always brings a fun spin and personality to your special day!

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Ashley Jane Photography
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Andrew Griesemer Photography
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Live Happy Studio
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Mary Fosky Photography
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Shaina DeCiryan Photography
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PB&J Studios
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Shaina DeCiryan Photography

Contact Us

To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.

Wedding Weather Backups: Why You Should Love Your Backup Plan Too!

If there's one thing we know about planning a Florida wedding... weather backups are a must!

You’ve spent weeks, months, maybe even years planning your big day and you’ve likely picked a date well before the weather could be predicted. The day finally comes and the weather is looking more like rain than sunshine. Well, on the bright side, they do say that rain on your wedding day is good luck, however it definitely puts a damper on your outdoor venue. What now?

Since you’re unlikely to know the weather forecast until your wedding is just around the corner, having a weather backup to rely on just in case is important. In the best case scenario, you don’t even wind up having to depend on your back up plan. However, if you’ve been planning for contingencies, having to depend on your weather backups doesn’t have to mean your special day is ruined!

Planning ahead and ultimately loving both plan A and plan B will give you one less thing to worry or stress about on the day of your wedding. Think about it this way: Having a back up plan that makes you feel like nothing can rain on your parade, not even rain itself, is better than a last minute backup plan that makes you feel uncomfortable. It may not have been your first choice, but your wedding weather back ups shouldn’t feel like a punishment.

A good way to approach coming up with a “second best” option to your well thought out, picture perfect day, is to understand that your original plan and your weather back up will be siblings, not twins. Enough alike to capture and incorporate all of the things that are important to you on your wedding day, but different, unique and special in their own ways.

In our experience with an outdoor venue space, as well as calling Florida and its unpredictable weather home, having a back up plan can grant couples peace of mind that their wedding day can still be perfect, rain or shine. It’s also important for couples to talk through what their back up plan looks like. 

Whether it be a wedding planner, or in the case of our venue a coordinator which our couples work with months prior to their wedding, it’s crucial to sit and talk through the nitty gritty details:

  • Who should the coordinator contact when it’s time to make a weather call?

Oftentimes our couples want to be contacted directly, while other times they do not want to worry and leave it in the hands of mom or maid of honor.

  • What time does the call need to be made to move to plan B?

In some instances these calls need to be made as far out as a week in advance to make sure everything needed is available. In our case, we typically make the call about 3PM day-of to hold out for any unexpected changes in weather.

  • What will your indoor/backup space look like?

You have your wedding weather backups. Great! Now it’s time to talk about what your outdoor wedding would look like indoors. Our coordinators work closely with couples to put together room layouts based on the couples needs. This includes a weather backup in our indoor reception space, DinoDigs. It’s important to make sure that details like table placements, power needs, spacing, etc. all translate nicely if needed.

  • Who will connect with all your vendors?

Conversations about weather backups should be had with all your vendors. Our coordinators reach out to vendors when planning what plan B will look like to ensure all their needs will be met, and in the case that we need to move inside, the coordinators will call and communicate the new plan of action to everyone. If your venue does not have a coordinator, and you will not be using a wedding planner, make sure you are checking in with everyone who may be affected by this change.

The Terrace floor plan
DinoDigs floor plan

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. The planning, while exciting, can also be a bit overwhelming at times. The best tips we can offer for couples who want to make sure they have all the little details covered, without having to stress on their big day, is simply to ask your vendors and your venue lots of questions, talk through the different possible scenarios that you may encounter, and trust that even if weather drives your wedding inside your vendors will work nonstop to make sure your day is just as special.

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To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.

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Central Florida Star Wars Wedding Ideas – Say “I Do” in Front of the Death Star

Central Florida Star Wars Wedding Ideas – Say “I Do” in Front of the Death Star

Planning your Central Florida Star Wars wedding? Look no further than Orlando Science Center for your venue!

From the moons of Jupiter to the moons of Endor, we don’t just love science, we love science fiction!


When you find the Han to your Leia, the R2-D2 to your C-3PO, you don’t need to travel to a galaxy far far away to plan your perfect wedding. Look no further than the Orlando Science Center wedding and events team! Planning on getting married in Central Florida? Star Wars wedding plans are our specialty!


Every love story is unique, and your special day should be no different. From drinks to décor, let us help you bring your vision to life. Where else can you say “I do” under the Death Star? Our experienced staff knows how to make every event unforgettable by leveraging our strengths to create a fun, eclectic atmosphere, whether you’re searching for a casual reception or a formal dinner.


Orlando Science Center’s unique architecture and creative energy makes it the quintessential setting for a wedding. Our unique exhibit hall will have you dancing until extinction alongside dinosaurs in DinoDigs, or choose a stellar ceremony in Our Planet with galaxies, planets, or stars suspended above you. A stroll down the Love Bridge or the panoramic Terrace make beautiful backdrops for your picture perfect day!


Some of our favorite ideas for your Central Florida Star Wars wedding celebration:

  • Til Death Star Do You Part! Say your vows in front of a 3-D floating Death Star
  • Make a dramatic entrance or exit across the Love Bridge beneath the glow of a lightsaber
  • Invite Stormtroopers to invade your wedding party
  • Add a personal touch with unique décor including centerpieces, cake toppers, and photo props
  • DJ with Darth Vader
  • Sprinkle some Star Wars into your printed materials
  • For more inspiration, scroll down and view our photo album featuring previous Orlando Science Center couples
Bride and groom on OSC bridge
SB Vision Wedding

Caterers, photographers, entertainers, oh my! Wedding planning can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Considered one of the best wedding venues in Orlando by The Knot, WeddingWire, and Orlando Sentinel, our experienced staff work with some of the best vendors in the area to help you make any decision that comes your way.


Whether you cherish a traditional event or want to break down barriers, our talented team is ready for anything, all you have to say is “I do.”

To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form on our weddings page

Get more inspiration from some of our favorite Star Wars celebrations by scrolling down and checking out this Flickr album


*Photo Credit for header image featuring Death Star: Danny Gorman Photography