Weddings at the Seymour Center

Have the wedding of your dreams at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center! With breathtaking views, access to the aquarium, and room for 150 guests, this is the perfect spot for your ocean-view wedding. View our wedding photo gallery for more photos.


Seymour Center Wedding Package

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Weddings include rental of the La Feliz Room and La Feliz Patio, from 10am-10pm*, and the Exhibit Hall and Shipwreck Deck from 5pm-10pm*, as well as a complimentary rehearsal for 10 people or less between 4-5pm on the Shipwreck Deck the day before your wedding (or on another scheduled date). Rehearsals must always be scheduled with the Facility Rentals Office in advance. The wedding package also includes free admission for your guests to the Exhibit Hall during our open hours (10am-5pm) on your wedding day! For a list of furniture included in your rental, please refer to the Facility Rental Information page.

The wedding package is available Friday through Sunday for $2800. We book up to 12 months in advance — please contact the Facility Rentals Office at or 831-459-1578 for more information or to check availability.

*Includes 1 hour of clean-up time (all persons must be off the Coastal Science Campus by 11pm).

Please note: All weekends, and many weekdays, in 2016 are booked. We book up to 12 months in advance.

Please be sure to reserve far enough in advance to guarantee we have your date available (we recommend reserving 9-12 months ahead).

 Seymour Center Wedding Links

Seymour Center Layouts**

**To create your own seating charts from these layouts, check out the Seymour Center’s profile  and “Hall layouts” on

Pinterest-Logo-Vector-by-Jon-Bennallick-02 For some great wedding inspiration, visit our Seymour Center Wedding Pinterest Board!


Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Ken Norris Memorial Lecture October 24, 2017 6:30-8 PMKEN NORRIS MEMORIAL
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Join us for a lively and informative panel discussion about coho salmon, an iconic local species on the precarious edge of survival.

marine masquerade logoMARINE MASQUERADE
Friday, October 27, 2017

Kids–dress up if you wish, be a seal or a fish–and bring your parents for a night of scavenger hunts, creature crafts, flashlight tours to a whale of a skeleton, costume parade, music, and more.

Be a part of our team! The Seymour Center is looking for qualified, enthusiastic UCSC students—apply today!

As of September 1, 2017, parking permits are required. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of free parking with paid admission.

Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.


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