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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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
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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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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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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
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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