Ocean View Weddings at the Seymour Center

Have the wedding of your dreams at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center! With breathtaking views of Monterey Bay, access to the aquarium, and space for 120 guests, the Seymour Center is the ideal spot for your Santa Cruz ocean view wedding. Plus, all facility rental fees support our education programs and ocean conservation!

Kindly note that we are unable to confirm any facility rental bookings of any kind until we have more information regarding a reopening date. Additionally, our regular facility rental policies and procedures are subject to change once we reopen, in order to adhere to all state and university regulations surrounding COVID-19. Please still feel free to reach out to us with any questions or to inquire about placing a tentative hold on a date, up to one year in advance. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and wish you and yours the best.

Inquire today by emailing us at seymourfacilityrentals@ucsc.edu. We look forward to meeting you!

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The wedding package is available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for $3,350 and includes:

  • Exclusive use of the Seymour Center’s La Feliz Room/La Feliz Deck from 10 AM to 11 PM* and the Exhibit Hall/Shipwreck Deck from 5 PM to 11 PM*.
  • A complimentary wedding rehearsal on Shipwreck Deck for up to 10 guests the evening before your wedding, from 4 to 5 PM.
  • Free admission to the Seymour Center for your guests during our open hours (10 AM to 5 PM) on your wedding day.
  • Two volunteer docents at the seawater touch table in our Exhibit Hall for up to two hours during your wedding reception.
  • Tables, chairs, A/V. More details: Facility Rental Information.

*Reservation times must include set-up, event, and clean-up. The wedding event must end by 10 PM with all persons off the Coastal Science Campus by 11 PM.

Booking Information

We begin reserving dates up to 12 months in advance, starting on the first of each month. To start the reservation process, we are happy to place a two-week hold on any single, available date so that you have time to schedule a tour or inquire about venue details while keeping your interested date secured; no payment or paperwork is required to place the hold.

Venue Tours

The Seymour Center will resume tours of our venue once we have reopened to the public. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

We are happy to lead you on a personal tour of our venue! Guided tours take approximately 30–45 minutes and must be scheduled in advance with the Seymour Center’s facility rental office. Our regular tour hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10 AM to 4:30 PM; tours may be scheduled outside of these times based on staff availability. If you would like to go on a self-guided tour, you are welcome to visit anytime during our public open hours.

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Ocean View Weddings at the Seymour Center

Please contact the Facility Rentals Office at seymourfacilityrentals@ucsc.edu for more information and to check availability. We thank you for considering the Seymour Center for your wedding venue!

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*To create your own seating charts from these layouts, create a free account on allseated.com by signing up as a host and adding Seymour Marine Discovery Center as your venue.

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