Many couples are surprised to learn that Liberty Science Center welcomes weddings. The entire building can be rented so that you and your guests can “play” with the interactive displays and perhaps celebrate at the fourth-floor Observation Tower, a glass pyramid set atop the center’s 170-foot tower with breathtaking views of New Jersey and New York City.
We knew right away that we wanted a nontraditional venue. Mike found out the LSC did special events while planning a work party a year or two before, and we both loved visiting it as kids. We’re both a little nerdy and big fans of anything science. The venue space is bright and open, with vibrant color and interesting things to see everywhere you turn. We held our ceremony under the largest Hoberman sphere in the world as it expanded and contracted during our vows.
The exhibits! We rented the third floor of exhibits for the first two hours. We wanted guests to relax and have hands-on, laid-back fun at our wedding. Our guests got to crawl through the Touch Tunnel in their fancy clothes, make their own “graffiti” and cave hand paintings and take photos with live animals and an animatronic dinosaur, while having easy access to food stations set up throughout the exhibit areas.
Being able to add our personal touches. Our wedding “color” was a rainbow, so the staff hung rainbow lanterns, and we displayed photos and a slideshow on the LSC’s huge screen, which made us really feel like the guests of honor at a place we both visited as excited kids 20 years ago. Laurie and Mike’s gorgeous wedding shots courtesy of 1314 Studio, taken at the Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, 201-200-1000.