Natural History Museum

In Best Michigan Wedding Venues by melanie2 Comments

We love the University of Michigan, and we are definitely a big fan of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, so when we heard that the Natural History Museum had opened it’s doors to weddings we had to write about it! One of our couples is planning a May 2013 wedding in the space, we can’t wait!

Your ceremony might take place in the rotunda which is on the first floor as well as in the Hall of Evolution on the second floor.  If you think your guests will enjoy exploring the rest of the museum during your event they can do so, as long as you let the museum know in advance.

The capacity is set at 100 guests to enjoy a seated dinner, or 125 for a strolling reception. They don’t have a kitchen so you would have to bring a caterer in that can also build a kitchen on site or travel with one (in their truck). They have a list of approved caterers and we work with a lot of them so we can help you choose one that would fit your needs and budget for your event.

One thing to take into consideration when thinking about this venue is there is no air-conditioning so you probably want to look at this place for late fall to early spring and avoid the hotter summer months!

We are excited for our first wedding at the Museum in May of 2013 – stay tuned for pictures!

Written by Melanie King, TwoFoot Creative – Ann Arbor


  1. Can we get information about holding a wedding at the museum?

    We’re looking to find a venue for our wedding. Can you please send me room rental prices and a list of any and all fees, taxes, charges, etc.? What are the catering options?

    Also, please send available dates from October, 2017 to March, 2018.

    Thank you,

    Erin Sedmak
    (734) 546-2051

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. Hi Erin,

      I am a wedding planner – I don’t work for the museum. If you are looking for a wedding planner, please send me an email or fill out the contact form and I would be happy to get in touch to discuss further with you!

      Congratulations on your engagement!

      Ana Skidmore

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