Whether you want to get married under the stars or just party among them, Chabot specializes in Celestial Ceremonies. Imagine getting married on a spot-lit stage beneath a 70-foot dome of gorgeous night sky thick with stars, while your guests sit spellbound in comfortable tiered seats. The Observatory Complex offers incredible views. Your guests will delight in the sunset over the bay and the dazzling nighttime panorama of city lights twinkling below.
Many guests have held fun and unique events in our exhibition halls, meetings in our multipurpose classrooms, dinner under the stars or have taken a mission to Mars and been back in time for dinner.
Located amidst the majestic redwoods, Chabot offers a unique and convenient location with ample complimentary parking. Contact us today to discuss your event with our experienced event planners, take a virtual tour or schedule an onsite walk through.
- Venue Rental Fee (Saturday peak season): $12,000 Entire Facility / $6000 Entire Spees Building & Courtyard (Doesn’t include Planetarium or Megadome) / $3500 1st Floor / $2500 Bistro Area / $2500 2nd Floor / $3000 Pleiades Courtyard (Courtyard Tent/Amphitheatre/EnviroGarden) / $250/hr Courtyard Tent / $4000 Observatory Complex (w/ 2hr Private Telescope Viewing) / Wedding Ceremony Options: $2000 Pleiades Courtyard / $2000 Observatory Complex (includes up to 100 chairs) / $2000+ Planetarium (indoor ceremony only from 4pm – 6pm)
- Rental Fee Includes: 7-hr rental period including set-up time and break down. Entire Facility rental includes private telescopes or one digital planetarium show.
- Catering: Choose From List or Bring Your Own ($1000 fee applies)
- Capacity for a Seated Dinner: Up to 350