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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence


Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
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- [email protected]


Year Business Was Established
Public Liability Insurance
Lee and Mark
Happy couple married in October
October 2018
Most fabulous wedding day!
We got married in October 2018 and had the most fabulous wedding day! We were guided all through the process in a very friendly yet professional manner and worked together to configure everything to our preference. The team on the day were outstanding, the food was fabulous, and everything ran like clockwork. Our guests had so much fun they want us to do it all again next year!
Sarah and Chris
Happy couple married in September
September 2018
So unique and magical
Having our wedding at The National Space Centre was so unique and magical, not just for us as the bride and groom who love all things space, but also for our family and friends. We loved getting married under the stars and treating our guests to a planetarium showing, rocket launch, space cocktails and a 3 course meal! The venue is perfect for all ages, which your guests can explore throughout your big day. There’s also a lovely area in the grounds for beautiful photos by the river, where the industrial feel of the space centre collides with nature perfectly. The staff will make sure all your little details come to life and that your wedding day is truly ‘out of this world’!!
Sarah and Chris
Happy couple married in September
September 2018
Space-themed dream wedding
To Jess and the team, thank you so much for bringing our space-themed dream wedding to life – it was perfect. Also thank you for the personalised print – We’ve found the perfect spot for it. Was such a nice surprise! Thank you!
Meera and Beej
Happy couple married in April
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
Imogen and Karl
Happy couple married in October
October 2017
Truly unique venue
National Space Centre was a truly unique venue and created the most perfect backdrop for our big day (23.09.17)!! The level of service, professionalism, and friendliness of all the staff at the space centre was second to none and received such high praise from our all guests. All of our guests commented on how brilliant the venue was and the food was delicious -white chocolate torte was to die for!! Venue was great value for money and the added extras were brilliant including the flight simulator, weather pod, planetarium show and simulated rocket launch. Thank you so much for contributing to a perfect day which was out of this world :-)
Alison and Ben
Happy couple married in October
October 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
Location & Contact Details


Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS, England

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East Midlands

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Press & Awards

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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