Evening Rentals

Perfect for cocktail parties, wedding ceremonies and/or receptions, family gatherings & corporate events

Cocktail Reception
Evening Dinner Reception
Wedding Ceremony

Cocktail Reception

Includes use of the space from 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Available venues: aquarium, museum, zoo (seasonally)

Evening Cocktail Reception in Aquarium

Cocktail Reception Includes:

  • Tables and chairs (Up to four 60" round tables and 32 chairs, and up to ten 32” bistro tables are included.)
  • Centerpieces are available upon request.
  • 6’ rectangle tables for food, beverages and catering
  • Setup and cleanup

Additional considerations:

  • Linens for all tables must be rented from an outside company.
  • Security is required and will be contracted by the GSC. An additional $30/hr/officer will be added to your rental fee. One officer for up to 100 people. Two officers for 100+ people.

Cocktail Reception Rental Fees:

  • 11 - 50 guests: $1,000
  • 51 - 80 guests: $1,500
  • 81 - 100 guests: $2,000
  • 101 - 125 guests: $2,250
  • 126 - 150 guests: $2,500
  • 150 - 250 guests: $3,000

A guest count beyond 250 people requires the rental of an additional venue.

Dinner Reception

Includes use of the space from 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Available venues: aquarium, museum, zoo (seasonally)

Evening Dinner Reception in Aquarium

Dinner Reception Includes:

  • Tables for up to 80 guests. Additional tables can be rented from an outside company (a $5/table set-up fee will be charged).
  • Chairs (If you opt to rent different chairs a $3/chair set-up fee will be charged.)
  • Centerpieces are available upon request.
  • 6’ rectangle tables for food, beverages and catering
  • Setup and cleanup

Additional considerations

  • Linens for all tables must be rented from an outside company.
  • Security is required and will be contracted by the GSC. An additional $30/hr/officer will be added to your rental fee. One officer for up to 100 people. Two officers for 100+ people.

Dinner Reception Rental Fees:

  • 11 - 50 guests: $1,000
  • 51 - 80 guests: $1,500
  • 81 - 100 guests: $2,000
  • 101 - 125 guests: $2,250

A guest count of 125+ must be discussed with the rental staff at the time of booking. To set up for 125+ guests, the rental fee will be adjusted to accommodate time needed to set up the space. Rates will reflect the increase in guest count. Maximum capacity is 150 guests.

Wedding receptions require a $250 wedding coordinator fee.

Wedding Ceremony

To add a wedding reception to your ceremony, see Evening Dinner Reception.

Evening Wedding Ceremony at Zoo Fountain

Aquarium Wedding Ceremony

  • Up to 80 participants
  • Aquarium Wedding Ceremony fee: $500

Zoo Fountain Wedding Ceremony

  • Zoo Fountain Wedding Ceremony fee: $1,000

Additional Considerations:

  • Tents can be rented from an outside vendor. The vendor will set up and break down the tents. Arrangement for tents must be coordinated with both the rental company and the GSC rental department.
  • Dancing fountain can be on during ceremony with prior arrangement.

Evening Rental Add-Ons

  • AV Package: $100
    • Includes Bluetooth connected speaker, microphone, iPod with Pandora Radio, setup and cleanup of equipment.
  • Educational Experience: $100
    • In groups of 10 - 12, guests experience a guided tour of the back of Shark Reef.
    • Tours are available for 1 hour which can be divided into 30 minute increments.
    • Available for groups of 50 or fewer guests.

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Daytime Rental

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Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email rentals@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1315.