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
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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
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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!

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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.


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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.


Ready to schedule your site visit? Pick a date and time below and we'll add it to our calendars! Our Events team will reach out to confirm your visit.

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.

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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.

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.


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