Have a question about hosting a wedding at HMNS at Sugar Land?
Can I have my wedding reception at the museum?
Where can I have my wedding ceremony?
We have wonderful venues for wedding ceremonies depending on your particular taste. Create a setting in the T. Rex atrium, among the geodes or in an exhibit hall.
What is the maximum capacity of the Museum for a wedding?
The Museum can accommodate up to 500 guests for a cocktail reception or 350 for a seated dinner.
What are the steps in planning a wedding at the Museum?
Can I use my own caterer?
No, you must use one of our approved catering companies. They are familiar with the requirements of staging an event in the museum and make the process seamless.
Can alcohol be served at my wedding?
Yes. Our caterers are full service catering companies, so you may use them for both your food and beverage needs. Please contact them directly for more information.
Is red wine allowed?
Yes. What information should I have ready when I contact the caterer? Let the caterer know your anticipated date, guest count, and budget. Budget is one of the most important pieces of information, as it assists the caterer in providing you a more accurate proposal. Also, have an idea of whether you want a seated dinner, a buffet, food stations or a cocktail reception. Please visit our Catering page for definitions of each wedding type and catering contact information. The more details you can provide the better.
How do I secure a date for my wedding?
Return your signed contract and deposit to secure a date.
What does the rental fee include for evening weddings?
For evening weddings in Sugar Land, the rental fee includes access to all museum exhibit halls, security, house staff and building manager. The fee does not include food, beverage and equipment such as tables, chairs, linens, etc. All of those items are an additional cost and are handled by the museum caterer you select. Please contact the caterers directly for that information.
What’s the earliest time my wedding can start?
All wedding ceremonies and receptions take place when the Museum is closed to the public. During the summer months, the earliest weddings can typically begin is 7 p.m. During the rest of the year, the earliest weddings can begin is 6 p.m.
Do you offer wedding packages?
No. We customize each wedding according to your needs.
Does the Museum offer a place for brides to get dressed?
Yes. The Museum has a conference room and smaller meeting rooms that are often used as preparation areas.
Does the Museum provide decorations for my wedding?
When can I have access to the facility on the day of my wedding?
Generally you may have access two hours prior to your scheduled wedding.
How is parking handled?
For weddings and receptions, the Museum offers self-parking in the Museum’s parking lot. If you would like valet parking, this service would be an additional cost and can be arranged through any of our catering companies. Please contact the caterers directly for information on costs.
Can I have rehearsal prior to my wedding day?
Yes. Rehearsals can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Can my wedding be the only wedding in the building?
Yes. When renting the Sugar Land location, the entire Museum is reserved for your use.
Can I have a band or D.J. at my wedding?
Yes, there are several great locations in the Museum where a band or D.J. can set up.
When can I arrange for a site visit?