Explore the History of Broad Street Station
in the RF&P Forum

Long before 2500 West Broad St. was home to the Science Museum of Virginia, tens of thousands of visitors passed through this iconic neoclassical structure each week when it operated as a bustling passenger rail station from 1919 to 1975. Originally Broad Street Station’s dining room, the RF&P Forum now serves as the ideal gathering place for wedding ceremonies, business meetings, cocktail parties, lunch gatherings and more.

Image of Rotunda Forum by Kissick Weddings

Photo by Kissick Weddings

Additional Features

Interior image of the Rotunda during the day.

Give guests a memorable experience as they enter through our iconic Rotunda to access the RF&P Forum. In addition, clients can book the Rotunda and receive exclusive access to the RF&P Forum, which can be utilized as an event venue or staging area.

SR-71 view from underneath.

Experience the science behind the SR-71 Blackbird or face off against an air-hockey robot by adding the Speed exhibition to your rental. This unique experience can be available for guests to enjoy throughout your event.

Venue Details


  • Seating with Tables: 100
  • Lecture Style Seating: 200


  • Starting at $1,000+
  • 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.

Image of wedding couple in the Forum by Amanda Arnold Photography
Amanda Arnold Photography
Image of a group watching a lecture in the RF&P Forum
Image of Forum cocktail party at night
Photo by Kimie James
Wedding couple exiting the RF&P Forum by Josiah Mendoza
Josiah Mendoza Photography
Group sits at table during luncheon in the RF&P Forum
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B&W RF&P Forum photo thanks to
Kimie James Photography

What Are People Saying?

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

We visited the museum as guests and used it as the venue for our wedding. On both fronts, the experience was by all accounts immaculate. As a guest, you have access to many interesting and creative exhibits and experiences for a relatively low price (especially as far as entertainment in the area goes). As an event venue, you are treated to world-class communication and professional coordination, which in our case, was led by Shannon. All our guests were incredibly impressed with the venue, and I was impressed with how easy to work with and accommodating everyone there was.

- Tom D.

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

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.

Exterior image of the Science Museum

Have Questions?

We’ve got answers! Check out our compiled list of frequently asked questions.

Science Museum of Virginia building photo during the day.