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Elope at the Eclipse


After a vigorous week of voting, Dan & Katie have won the rights to tie the knot on the biggest day in astronomical history in our Galactic Gardens.

We'll be posting updates about their story and their journey to the #MusicCityEclipse on our blog.

Stay tuned for more!




Monday, Aug. 21, marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity... a total solar eclipse, and, for one lucky couple, a FREE elopement ceremony at Adventure Science Center!

We're looking for an adventurous couple in love who's ready to get hitched on the biggest day in modern U.S. astronomical history! 

Before the total solar eclipse sweeps across the country and the Music City Solar Eclipse Viewing Party is underway, we're offering a unique opportunity for a couple to get married in Galactic Gardens with up to 10 of their closest friends and family. Included in the package are locally-sourced floral arrangements, a local musician to perform at the ceremony, a local photographer to capture the moments (with a special pre-elopement session), an officiant, and a lunch catered by a local company.

Plus, the winning couple will have access to all of our exhibits and festival activities, tickets to see ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed in the Sudekum Planetarium, a chance to have their first dance on the main stage during the headlining performance, and access to a special VIP eclipse viewing area on our roof!


MAY 22

Contest opens


Video entries due


Finalists (3) announced; Voting begins


Voting closes @ 2PM; Winners announced




Submit a video (up to 60 seconds) of you and your partner that explains why you should be chosen to get married on eclipse day to by June 20. Three finalists will be chosen by an internal ASC team and will have their videos published to our Facebook page on June 21 for the public to cast their vote by sharing their favorite couple’s video. The couple with the most shares will be announced as the Elope at the Eclipse winner on June 28! 


Wedding package includes:

  • a private ceremony in Galactic Gardens at 8 a.m.* for the couple and up to 10 guests
  • floral arrangements, a musician and an officiant for the ceremony
  • photographer for the ceremony (including a special pre-elopement photo session in the Center’s Space Chase exhibition gallery)
  • a first dance on the festival’s main stage during the headlining act
  • a showing of ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed in the Sudekum Planetarium on Aug. 21 (couple only)
  • access to all the Science Center’s indoor exhibits and activities during the viewing party (couple only; guests will have access to outdoor festivities)
  • access to a special, VIP viewing of the total solar eclipse on the Center’s roof (couple only)
  • private dining area for a catered lunch (couple only)

Please note: Couples must be willing to have their ceremony covered by national and local media outlets, must be available for press interviews prior to Aug. 21, and must be willing to have Adventure Science Center promote their elopement. Must be 18 years or older to enter. No cash value. By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any or all liability in connection with this contest that is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

*In case of rain, the ceremony will be held inside the Sudekum Planetarium. Time subject to change.

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