Weddings and Receptions

Out-of-This-World Destination Weddings

Just Imagine the possibilities!
Fly anywhere in the universe for your wedding without leaving Louisville. Whether you want the backdrop of Saturn and its beautiful rings when you and your beloved exchange rings or the captivating Milky Way engulfing you or the simplicity of the night sky with a full moon casting its enchantment on your ceremony, the planetarium is the only place in town where you can get married anywhere in the universe! engulf you  Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.

 

See tips on how you can plan an eco-friendly wedding at the planetarium.

Wedding Packages

The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium wants to make your out-of-this-world destination wedding a dream come true. We are happy to work with you if you would like to customize your event.

Please note: prices are subject to change. Contact a representative with the planetarium to confirm pricing for your special event.

  • Rehearsal (maximum one hour - must be coordinated with planetarium's schedule)
  • Ceremony (maximum one hour)
  • Prep and clean-up time (maximum two hours total)
  • Selection of stock panoramic image or projection of night sky during ceremony
  • Projection of media show provided by client (must be compatible with planetarium equipment--e.g. PowerPoint slide show, QuickTime or WAV file, etc.)
  • Selection from stock music to be played during the ceremony

Basic Reception Package: $975

  • Reception (maximum three hours)
  • Prep and clean-up time (maximum two hours total)
  • Projection of media show provided by client (must be compatible with planetarium equipment--e.g. PowerPoint slide show, QuickTime or WAV file, etc.)
  • Selection from stock music to play during reception

Premium Wedding and Reception Package: $1,200

  • Includes all features of the basic wedding and reception packages.

Customize your package:

  • A live guided tour of the universe--you choose the destination: $150
  • Select or provide an image of your choice for projection during the ceremony: request quote
  • 20-minute music laser show (select from current inventory): $150
  • Select special music for ceremony or reception: $100
  • Additional time for event or set-up/clean-up: request quote

Capacity

  • Theater: 160
  • Science Hall (using round tables): 110
  • Science Hall (using gathering tables): 130
  • Courtyard (using round tables): 80

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium Wedding/Reception Rental Agreement [PDF]

Contact Us

For more information about wedding packages or renting the planetarium for other private events, call 502-852-6665.
Note: planetarium staff has final say on what media can be offered during the ceremony based on the capabilities of planetarium equipment.

Note: accepted forms of payment for rentals/birthday parties include cash, credit card or cashiers check - no personal checks are accepted.