"A fabulous, unique venue for our wedding. Guests enjoyed looking through the exhibits and walking around the museum, especially during cocktail hour (which we held on the 2nd floor). Tables fit nicely in the space, and we were able to seat 180 guests for a seated, plated dinner (with a bit of room to spare) on the third floor. There were some restrictions regarding amplified music - the dance floor had to be in a specific room, but it worked out quite well. It was nice for older guests - they could stay at their tables away from the loud music while the younger guests enjoyed the dance area. The perfect venue if you want a casual, memorable, fun event.
The feedback we got most was "fun" - and the location downtown can't be beat - we took photos at the Capitol, and took a rickshaw back to the hotel after a sparkler exit on the plaza - guests were able to walk to nightlife following the reception. Stephanie was very helpful and responsive to all of our questions."
Environmental Services, Incorporated
"Our meeting at the Museum of Natural Sciences was a success! Many of the people who attended our meeting were very impressed with the Museum and made a point of letting someone know. You and your staff are to be commended for doing a great job."
–Gail Stelma, Vice President, Environmental Services, Incorporated
"Our wedding reception was beautiful and we had so many compliments on the venue!"
James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
"Thank you so much for your consistent engagement with the NC Sciences Summit event (dinner) we held at the Museum on May 23. Your careful attention allowed us to have a most spectacular dinner and program. Many thanks for your efficiency and support in helping us make it a success. I look forward to the opportunity to work together again."
–Lisa Guckian, Senior Program Coordinator, James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy
"An excellent/different location for a reception. Being a science teacher, it was a very cool backdrop that really connected to my personality. Everyone was very professional and did an excellent job. The recommended vendors turned out fantastic and the staff at the museum was very open to helping with all factors of the reception. Overall we really enjoyed it and would recommend it to others!"
"Thank you for your help in making our luncheon a success. We had good attendance and everything went very smoothly. Several legislators mentioned that they were pleased to know that there was such a wonderful room available at the Museum — they had not been in the Level A Meeting Room before. We look forward to using the Museum again."
–Erika Layko, Meeting and Events Planner, Center for Child and Family Policy, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University
"I wanted to let you know that everyone really enjoyed the evening at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. I heard a lot of good comments about it. The food was delicious and your staff members were wonderful! Thanks so much to everyone!"
–Robin Bradley, Education Services Representative, Training Center Coordinator, SAS Institute
Kenan Fellows Program celebration
"Thank you for meeting with us to finalize the Kenan Fellows Program celebration at the Museum of Natural Sciences. This is an exciting event for our teachers! Thanks so much for all that you are doing to help make this event a success."
–Cindy Malecha, Assistant Director of Programs, Kenan Institute, NC State University