National Space Centre

£1100 for a package
Up to 280
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
The National Space Centre is the UK’s only venue dedicated to the romance, history and exploration of space.
Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Prices Start At
Includes: a civil ceremony based on 3 hours hire
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
02:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence


Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
The National Space Centre is the UK’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. The National Space Centre offers unique and memorable locations from our 42 metre Rocket Tower to the UK’s largest Planetarium. Whether you’re looking for a unique civil ceremony, a wedding reception or a full wedding package, every enquiry is tailored to meet your individual wedding dreams. Your Ceremony The Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium will take you along with your friends and family across the universe with a spectacular 360-degree cinematic experience. Exclusive use of the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium for your Ceremony, to get married underneath the stars. Enjoy cocktails, a champagne reception and canapes in the Rocket Tower before dining in one of our unique locations after the drinks reception. If you are looking for an intimate small wedding ceremony only from 15 to 192 guests please do contact us for more details for our wedding ceremony packages. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies. Wedding reception Excite and inspire your guests by hosting your wedding reception amongst unique artefacts and exhibits in our space themed galleries. Yours exclusively for the evening, the galleries can seat between 50-300 guests for a formal seat down wedding breakfast and up to 500 guests for a more informal celebration. The National Space Centre have in-house chefs who take care of the catering for your wedding and will also be happy to customise a menu just for you. Our emphasis is on quality of service. Whether helping you to arrange your wedding ceremony, or simply hosting your reception, the events team at the National Space Centre will attend to everything with an experienced, friendly and professional approach. Please contact-


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Karen Derbyshire
Wedding: April 2017
November 2018
SImply 'out of this world'
We can't thank the team at the NSC for truly making our dreams come true, and going beyond what we could have imagined. I had a nervous mum thanks to choosing such a unique venue, but my parents, family and our guests were swept off their feet by how incredible it all was. The team looked after us from the minute we stepped into the venue, and made sure we and all of our guests had a night to remember. The buffet was incredible, the decorations were indescribably fantastic (we couldn't believe how beautiful it looked) and having our ceremony in the stunning planetarium just blew us away. We would thank the team every day for the rest of our lives if we could, as it's a wedding that everyone from young to old said it was the best wedding they've been to, with so much fun to be had. Even families who came from so far, had planned to leave by 8pm, but were still on the dance floor as no one wanted to leave! You deserve all the awards on this planet, and were by our sides from start to finish. I also wanted to send love to all the waiting and events staff for smiling all through the night too, making it feel like you were enjoying yourselves too - it made a difference to us. Thank you, to Jess and all the team.
Alison & Ben
Wedding: September 2017
November 2018
Truly amazing and unique venue
The team put on an absolutely fantastic wedding for us in September 2017, the ceremony had so many extra touches from the choices of planetarium backdrop, great choices of lighting and music and the amazing space cocktails. We can’t thank the team enough and our friends and family still talk about our unique wedding.
Meera and Beej
Wedding: April 2018
November 2018
Everything we wished for and more!
Jess was simply the best wedding co-ordinator. She knew her stuff, was always available to meet and all the little extras we wanted on the day were wonderfully incorporated
Alison and Ben
Wedding: October 2017
January 2017
You will not regret it!
We had our wedding here just over a month ago and still cannot get over how fantastic our day was. From the point of initially getting in touch with Jess to make an enquiry right up to the day everything went fantastically, Jess and the team were amazing ensuring everything was organised before we even really had to ask. On the day the food was fantastic and service from the staff was outstanding. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our day one we will never forget, and to anyone thinking of booking this awesome venue go for it you will not regret it. Thank you Alison and Ben
David and Toni
Wedding: December 2016
January 2017
Love the team to the moon and back
To Jess and Emily, My Husband and I would like to thank you both so much for the fabulous day and smooth operation, we couldn’t have done it better ourselves, everything was prefect, even when the best man managed to forget his speech. The food was amazing and a huge thank you to the catering team, all I heard was how they were the best steaks everyone had, and plenty of food even for some of the evening guests. I hold my hands up I’m definitely not the most organised person but hopefully it was plain sailing for the team as well. Another huge thank you goes to Ashley for helping with all the music/visuals absolute star! It was a perfect day surrounded by friends and family and you guys did that for us, it meant the world. (all awful space puns intended) to everyone and wish we could do it all over again. Honestly, our day was intergalactic... love the team to the moon and back and lastly Thank you Best wishes, David and Toni Francis! xx
Tom and Rebecca
Wedding: May 2016
January 2017
A huge Thank you
Our wedding experience with the Space Centre was better than we could have ever hoped for throughout. Gemma, the co-ordinate was superb in her planning and organising of all meetings as well as the big day itself. Alongside Jess the preparations were thorough and we felt very comfortable leaving them in charge of organising everything. We never doubted that everything would be ready in time and we were blown away with how wonderful the venue looked. The options for walk throughs were incredibly helpful and it gave us the opportunity to see how everything would come together and we could tell every time we visited how organised the staff were. Every email we sent before the wedding was replied to quickly and every adjustment we wanted was catered for. On the night the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and on hand to make the evening run perfectly. We were all amazed with how incredibly everything went, our family and friends have all said to us how wonderful they thought everything was, and haven't stopped talking about it since! The planetarium as ceremony venue is unique and a truly special place to be married. The bespoke nature of the package enabled us to tailor every detail of the evening, making our wedding feel really personal to us. We couldn't be happier that we chose the Space Centre as our wedding venue, and we want to say a huge thank you to all the staff for their help, support and dedication which made our wedding unforgettable! Best wishes, Mr and Mrs Page
Location & Contact Details


Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS

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East Midlands

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Industry Awards (6)

The Wedding Industry Awards 2018 - National Finalist - Venue Town/City
Award Winner 2016 UK Event Awards
The Wedding Industry Awards 2019 - Finalist East Midlands - Venue Town/City
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