By definition, a Raw Space Wedding Venue would be any non-traditional venue which is not a hotel, banquet hall or wedding venue. It can be a town-house, museum, art museum, park or public building. In most cases Raw Space wedding venues tend to be less formal than more traditional venues and therefore come very bare-bones. They can include any number of different rooms, bathrooms, and other amenities but because they are not hotels they do not have certain accommodations usually available such as meeting rooms, party and guest rooms, good parking, and indoor and outdoor event space. Since most events are smaller and typically last only one day, they do not have many extended event planning features like banquet halls or meeting rooms.
While having your wedding in outer space sounds pretty cool (and it is) the only way you can get married there is if you plan to marry on the International Space Station or at one of NASA’s national test sites. The only way to get married on an outer space vessel is through a ceremony performed aboard the international space station. In order to do this you must first secure an official invitation from NASA. To do this you must fill out an application, send a SASE to NASA with all of the required information and then wait for their response within two months. Once they have received your application and all of your other requirements they will process your NASA SASE and then write you back with the results. You will then have to wait for approval from NASA before your wedding to see if your marriage-to-be will be a permanent one or if you can make changes.
There are a few ways you can get married in outer space without having to worry about getting married on another planet. If you want to be a guest of the space station, you can talk to NASA about having your ceremony there. If they allow it, you will need to pay a deposit to get your deposit back if you aren’t able to attend the ceremony. Otherwise you can always plan to have your wedding ceremony at a local hotel that has a space theme or you can set up your ceremony at one of NASA’s historic space related sites. You can find many great places to have a wedding reception just by doing an online search.
A lot of the venues that have space theme receptions also have capsule themed weddings. You will have a lot of flexibility and it will be easier to coordinate with other guests if the two of you share the same theme and if you use the same capsule as your wedding dress. You can have a ceremony on the launch pad or you can take people out into space and let them experience weightlessness. Either way you can choose capsules and wedding dresses that will look incredible as you float down the aisle. There are so many different designs available that it is easy to mix and match and have a wedding ceremony that is truly unique and one-of-a-kind.
If you want to do something completely original, but you aren’t interested in taking people into outer space, then having a ceremony on a planetarium is another option. You can get married in a lot of different locations on the planetarium including the base of a mesosphere and even in a balloon or in the clouds. Either way you will still have a beautiful venue to have your ceremony at and the band and other wedding ceremony participants can get married in a beautiful natural setting. If you aren’t interested in spending thousands of dollars on a marriage package and you want to plan something truly extraordinary, then a planetarium wedding might be exactly what you are looking for.
No matter which you choose, you will have a beautiful, memorable, unique and out of the ordinary wedding ceremony. Once you start planning for it, you will realize that there is a lot to decide on and that you can even have two separate ceremonies if you want. This will allow you and your partner time to spend together without having to worry about how the ceremony is going to affect your work or daily life. So get married in outer space, on a planetarium, or on another world and make sure you celebrate your love!