David And Christopher

David Bradbury and Christopher Cobden

  • 3rd Oct 2023

Why did you choose the National Space Centre as your wedding venue?

I’ve had a fascination with space since I was a child so when Chris proposed to me in

Kefalonia I knew straight away that I wanted a space themed wedding. The National

Space Centre was the obvious choice! Everyone at the venue went above (to infinity!)

and beyond to make us feel extra special on our wedding day. Our only wish is that we

could do it all over again!

Tell us about your day and what areas in the National Space Centre did you use?

We hired the entire venue because we wanted our guests to have the full on out of this 

world experience - basically a wedding they would never forget! Our friends

and family were able to explore the rocket tower and all the exhibitions and have their

photos taken inside a rocket capsule or the ISS. Where else could you do that! 

What extra touches did you add? 

We employed the services of lots of local Leicestershire businesses including our wedding 

celebrant, DJ and cakemaker, and we hired additional features such as a selfie mirror and 

table lighting. But we set the space theme from the onset with special space designed wedding

invites, social media posts, space goody bags for the kids and a spaceman cake. We also had

photos of me and Chris and all our friends and family displayed on screens around the venue.

I’m also a big music fan so I was meticulous in my song choices for the ceremony and the 

first dance (which was Gagarin by Public Service Broadcasting!) for which we wore spacesuits!

What did your guests think about your chosen venue?

Our guests LOVED the venue. People still tell us to this day that it’s the best wedding

they’ve ever been to. The National Space Centre offers such a unique experience and 

there’s so much for your guests to do in-between all the official wedding formalities. 

Having the planetarium show as part of the wedding package was also a huge bonus as it was 

a nice unexpected treat for our guests. 

Are there any tips you would offer couples planning to get married? 

We planned our wedding within the space of a year. Within that time, we attended a 

wedding fair where we met many of the local businesses that we ended up using on 

the big day and had several meetings at the Space Centre where we planned the wedding 

with our celebrant, wedding organisers and the Planetarium technical team.

We can’t recommend the National Space Centre enough for your big day. You will never

forget the experience and it will stay with you forever.