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Reading Public Museum & Planetarium

Reading, PA, Pennsylvania

From our Planetarium to our Art Galleries, the Reading Public Museum provides venues that are the most unique in Berks County. Situated on 25 acres of lush, green gardens, our rental spaces come in every size and ambiance, suitable for weddings, events, and meetings both large and small. Organizing and hosting nearly 120 events every year, The Museum's dedicated and well-trained event staff will help ensure your event is nothing less than a masterpiece!

In addition to our indoor, year-round venues, our Stone Terrace Tent is available April through October and offers outdoor elegance with stunning views of the Wyomissing Creek and our picturesque Arboretum. This beautiful tented venue is perfect for wedding receptions, cocktail parties, and corporate functions. Also, our two stunning gardens, situated beautifully on our historic grounds, provide a striking backdrop for a wedding ceremony of any size!

One of our excellent preferred caterers will provide you with top-notch services and products, along with options at every price point. Whether you’re planning your dream wedding reception, special occasion or corporate banquet we consider your celebration a work of art! Celebrate in style with modern and affordable full-service dinners or buffets, chic and trendy cocktail party selections and magnificent station style party options. All food and beverage packages include linen tablecloths and napkins, glassware, flatware, and china, with a full complement of service and culinary professionals.

Contact us today for more information about our unique Reading wedding venue!


Our wedding day was amazing! Everything was perfect and the way we wanted it. The planetarium looked beautiful. The tables, the lighting, the curtains and everything was set up exactly how we wanted and was amazing. The entire staff went above and beyond! The food was outstanding and everyone loved it. All of the servers were polite, friendly and helpful. We didn't expect them to be bringing us drinks and food so that was a nice touch. Everyone from the museum staff did the same as well. Just with helping guide everyone, to the lights and star shows inside the dome for our entrance the pictures on the tvs it was all perfect. We've recommended this location & staff to everyone that we know! We couldn't of been more pleased & satisfied for how our dreams came true!

Patrick & Kaelyn, Reading, PA

We want to thank you and the Museum staff for all of your hard work and preparation to ensure that our wedding ceremony and reception went smoothly. The ceremony gardens were gorgeous, providing the perfect back-drop for our nuptials. Thank you for being attentive during this whole process. We knew that we were in competent hands throughout the planning. 

Jennie and Brian

The staff was great – very flexible and accommodating. They were there to answer any questions before I asked them! I would highly recommend The Museum – they make the party easy!

Jody W.

I can't begin to find the words to express how the staff at the Reading Public Museum made my wedding day perfect. The Planetarium transformation was breathtaking and being married under the stars, aligned to the night we met, is a memory we will never forget. Thank you all for going above and beyond to make our wedding day what it was unforgettable!

Amanda & Steve, Reading, PA
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Contact Person Event Rental Coordinator
Address 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA, 19611-1425
Is your facility handicapped accessible Yes
Is outside kosher catering permitted? No
Is kosher catering available No
Is the facility indoor only, outdoor only, or both? Indoor and Outdoor
Does your facility have guest rooms No
Does your facility have air conditioning Yes
Maximum capacity with dancing 220
Maximum capacity without dancing 240