"I COULD STARE INTO THE VASTNESS OF SPACE AND COUNT EVERY STAR, BUT IT WOULD NOT COMPARE TO THE NUMBER OF WAYS I N WH I C H I LOVE T H E E ". ANON
C O N T E N T S Unique – the National Space Centre
What’s included in the Exclusive Hire
Costs to consider for your Wedding Day
U N I Q U E W E D D I N G V E N U E
The National Space Centre is the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only venue dedicated to the romance, history and exploration of space. Housing a collection of unique artefacts and exhibits, it is an inspiring backdrop to your dreams of a life together, future journeys and your place among the stars. Our bespoke packages tailor the day to your needs, helping create the wedding you have always dreamed of.
C E R E M O N Y
The National Space Centre boasts a variety of romantic locations for your civil ceremony, perfect for you to share your special day with friends and family. Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium The Planetarium is an awe-inspiring setting, taking you and your guests on a voyage to the edge of the universe in a spectacular 360-degree cinematic experience. Small, intimate wedding ceremony If you wish to have an intimate ceremony, we have a number of inspiring spaces throughout the National Space Centre, including underneath our two real rockets. As an approved venue we can host civil ceremonies and partnerships.
D R I N K S R E C E P T I O N
Give your guests the wow factor in our iconic 42-metre-high Rocket Tower, which is home to the Blue Streak and Thor Able rockets, as well as the Gagarin experience and a genuine piece of Moon rock. Enjoy space cocktails served on a bed of dry ice, or a champagne reception and canapes in this unique and inspiring setting.
F O O D
All our catering is prepared onsite by our team of chefs using locally sourced ingredients. Choose from a selection of menus including a three-course sit down meal, two-course buffet options, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menus and informal menu options for your wedding day. Our team are more than happy to work with you to create a bespoke menu for your special day.
W E D D I N G R E C E P T I O N Excite and inspire your guests by hosting your wedding reception amongst unique artefacts and exhibits in our space themed galleries. The galleries can seat between 50-300 guests for a formal sit-down wedding breakfast and up to 500 guests for a more informal celebration.
E V E N I N G When you hire the National Space Centre for your evening celebration, we close our doors to the public and give you exclusive use of the entire venue. You and your guests are free to explore, dance and celebrate in one of the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most unique settings. We are a fully licensed venue with the option to stay open until 1am, 7 days a week. 19
W E D D I N G P A C K A G E S Please find some examples of wedding packages below: • Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception Package - we have a range of locations and catering options available. • Wedding Evening Packages - including wedding breakfast, plus exclusive use of The National Space Centre and a show in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium. • Full Day Wedding Package - including wedding ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, plus exclusive use of The National Space Centre and a show in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium. As every wedding is different, we work closely with you to design a bespoke wedding package tailored to your needs, helping create the wedding you have always dreamed of.
W H A T ' S I N C L U D E D Exclusive hire includes: • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator with ongoing support throughout the wedding planning process • Event Manager for your wedding day • Exclusive use of the entire venue (19:00pm – 01:00am) - subject to the wedding package you have booked • Cash bar facility for the duration of your wedding reception • Personalised screens throughout the National Space Centre • Technician support for the duration of your wedding day • Wedding storage room • Wedding cake stand and knife • Complimentary car parking for your wedding guests on the day of your wedding 26
C O S T S T O C O N S I D E R Costs to consider on your wedding day are: • The Registrar – Leicester City Council • Celebrant • Flowers • Decorations • Entertainment – Band or DJ • Photographer • Videographer • Wedding Cake • Wedding Insurance It is strongly advised that any couples booking a wedding take out wedding insurance. It is well worth the money and covers lots of unfortunate and unexpected eventualities.
C A P A C I T Y O P T I O N S Location
Boosters Rocket Tower
Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
*Exhibition seated reception for 300 guests without dancefloor. Maximum capacity with dance floor 280. Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium Ceremony Location
Rocket Tower Soyuz Lounge
Galleries Wedding Reception
Live Space Evening Bar Boosters Rocket Tower Drinks reception
Shuttle Suite Wedding Storage Room
C O N T A C T Our address is: National Space Centre Exploration Drive Leicester LE4 5NS If you would like to discuss any of the options available to you, including sample menus or further details, call our wedding coordinator direct: Phone: 01162 582143 (Mon - Fri 9am-5pm) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Special thanks to all our couples for letting us use their wedding photos. Photographers: Firsthand photography, Shutter Happy Photography, McKinley-Rodgers Photography, Page 7 photography, Lee Garland photography, C & G Weddings and Ed Godden photography.
"LOVING SOMEONE IS A LEAP OF FAITH. YOU ARE GIVING THEM YOUR HEART AND TRUSTING THEM NOT TO BREAK IT... NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS I WILL STILL NEVER REGRET MAKING THAT LEAP FOR YOU" ANON
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