Last night, D Magazine intern Sarah Bennett attended a Wolfgang Puck Catering tasting event at the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The catering company’s new concept, Real.Delicious, features a simple, seasonal menu exclusive to the museum. Sarah has the details on the new wedding venue below.
Last night, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science hosted an event to showcase Wolfgang Puck Catering’s newest option, Real.Delicious. Each of the museum’s dizzying five levels was dressed up to show its readiness for private events. And that got us thinking: how would the Perot Museum work for weddings? The five levels are available to rent for private events either individually or all together. The possibilities are endless. So, I started wandering around. Details after the jump.
The lower level features a sports hall, children’s museum, and no-frills auditorium that can be decorated any which way. It can also accommodate 180 guests seated, or 250 standing. The best part of this level? The piano staircase. Imagine the lovely background noise as guests descend to your reception. It would certainly keep younger guests busy during cocktail hour.
The lobby level, however, is the best option for large parties. If you’re planning a mega-reception, this is the place to go. The space feels very open, and the glass walls reveal a gorgeous view of downtown. Who doesn’t want to dance the night away under a sky of dancing water molecules with a Malawisaurus in the background? The spot can seat up to 300, or provide standing reception space for 400. A technology package option means you can use the massive screen to showcase whatever pleases you.
The second level is a great space for the modern bride. This exhibit is done in a cubist theme that can hold 200 guests for buffet style. Bonus: all the interactive features of the exhibits remain open during private events, which is great for curious and playful guests.
My favorite spot for an intimate gathering is the third level’s Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall. Event planners had this space dressed up beautifully, and the dim lighting and in-the-rough gemstones make an elegant yet unique background for your décor. Impress up to 120 seated guests or 250 standing in this chic space.
Finally, the fourth level is great for adventurous brides with a wild imagination. Have a seated dinner of 100 or a standing reception of 250 surrounded by taxidermy and a Tyrannosaurus.
“Dining with the dinosaurs is something people are loving,” says Dana Carroll of Wolfgang Puck Catering. Brides have two main catering options for weddings, and menus can be customized to fit a theme or style, whether formal or casual. The creative chefs are ready to make the cuisine just as noteworthy as the space itself.
Sarah Bennett is a D Magazine intern.