Rent the Observatory

The Observatory is a lovely, unique, park like setting ideal for smaller, intimate wedding ceremonies, receptions, business meetings, dinners, cocktail parties, adult birthdays and reunions. Your rental fees directly support the Observatory’s educational programming.

Buffet in Rotunda

Rental Rates

Include set up and clean up time in your scheduling.

Weekends and Weeknights (Event must end by 10pm)
Weddings, Receptions, Dinners, Parties, Meetings, Conferences, etc.

With Astronomer/Historian & Volunteers:
Less than 4 hours, 1 or 2 buildings     $850.00  
4-6 hours, 1 building (no tent)     $1150.00
4-6 hours, 2 buildings, grounds for tent*    $1,700.00

Weekdays (during regular business hours, 9am to 5pm) 
Space for Business Meetings, Retreats, Conferences, etc.

Without an Astronomer/Historian:
4 hours, 1 building     $550.00
8 hours, 1 building     $850.00

* cost of tent is in addition to Observatory rental fee and is reserved by the renter.

Tall Tables in Rotunda

Reservations / Deposits

  • Reservations can me made no more than 9 months in advance. 14 day hold only on tentative dates
  • 50% non-refundable deposit is due when booked. Any damages to COC property may require compensation.
  • Final payment is due 14 days prior to your event.
  • Your rental fee includes a one year Family Membership.
  • Priority is given to Observatory public and school programming so not all dates may be available.
  • In deference to our volunteers no holidays, with few exceptions, are available for rentals.
  • No refunds for canceled events.