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Modern, Sleek and Memorable

Host your next event in one of the most beautiful, modern and state-of-the-art buildings in Richmond, featuring stunning architecture and huge floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light into every corner. The Dewey Gottwald Center was designed to impress, offering a spacious yet customizable floor plan perfect for meetings, vendor shows, fundraisers, weddings and even wine tastings.

Event setup in the Dewey Gottwald Center by Sean Dewitt

Additional Features

The sky's the limit with our beautiful venue options! Add more room to your Dewey Gottwald Center rental for an additional fee.

Terrace - Included

The terrace is included with every Dewey Gottwald Center rental and is an ideal location for outdoor ceremonies & cocktail receptions. This space features amazing sunsets and views of Broad Street Station's original train canopies and full-size C&O Steam Engine.

Outside of the Dewey Gottwald Center by Sean Dewitt
Private Entry - Included

The Dewey Gottwald Center sits adjacent to the Science Museum of Virginia, and this incredible building features an impressive private entryway with ample parking for caterers and guests. Quick access to 64 & 95 via West Leigh Street and DMV drive allows attendees easy access.

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Fully Customizable

The Dewey Gottwald Center has the capability to be partitioned into two smaller sections, Gallery 1 and Gallery 2. This additional versatility allows us to accommodate events of 250 guests or smaller. Hold your wedding and reception all in the same location.

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Boost Exhibition

Experience the science behind mind, body, and lifestyle by adding the Boost exhibition to your evening. This unique experience can be available for guests to enjoy throughout your event for an additional cost and will surely be a hit with guests. 

Venue Details


  • Seated 500


  • Starting at $3,500+
  • Our Special Events Team is ready and waiting to answer your questions. Connect with us today to inquire about availability, pricing, and how we can help enhance your event.

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Jay Paul Photography
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Dewey Gottwald Center Terrace
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What Are People Saying?

Thank you for making the process of hosting our wedding at the Science Museum of Virginia as painless as possible! You were amazing to work with and incredibly accommodating! Our guests loved the venue, and we are so glad we celebrated our special day in such a special place!

- Samantha & Thomas D., Bride & Groom

Thank you so very much for all of your help with our wedding reception. You and your team did a phenomenal job, and we are very appreciative. Best of luck going forward, and we hope to see you around the Science Museum sometime.

- Margaret & Will, Bride & Groom

Book Your Event

To arrange a tour or to learn more about hosting an unforgettable event at the Science Museum contact our Special Events Team.

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Have Questions?

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Science Museum of Virginia building photo during the day.