Wedding Season Is Here, and Pharmacists Deserve to Have the Perfect Celebration

JUNE 18, 2017
Wedding season is here, and pharmacists deserve to have the perfect celebration.  Selecting a unique venue can help to make your wedding special, and a science theme may be just for you. Check out these 5 science-themed wedding venues for pharmacists.

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
If you are searching for a pharmacy-themed venue, then look no further than the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. It has also been featured in the knot as a great wedding venue. The museum features a 19th Century 2200 square foot courtyard, cocktail reception area, and dinning quarter.1 Guests can enjoy viewing the fascinating exhibits including potions, prescriptions, compounding, surgical instruments, soda fountain, perfumes, and cosmetics.1 This can be a local or destination pharmacy wedding. 

Frost Museum of Science
The Frost Science museum is located in Downtown Miami, Florida's waterfront Museum Park. The ceremony can be held underneath the 500,000 gallon Gulf Stream Aquarium.2 Additionally, the museum contains an interactive LED dance floor for your guests to enjoy during the reception. Guests can explore the impressive exhibits including the MeLab, which is an interactive health and wellness display.

New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science is a beautiful venue for a pharmacy wedding.  There are a variety of great spaces for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception including the Great Hall, Central Pavilion, the North Wing, and Rotunda and Gallery. Guests will be dazzled by over 450 impressive exhibits, including health, wildlife, and math displays.3
 

Epcot Living Seas Salon
Disney World in Florida can be a magical place for pharmacists to tie the knot. The Living Seas Salon in Epcot can accommodate 20-100 guests. You will have a beautiful view of the 5.7 million gallon aquarium that contains over 6,000 sea creatures.4  Additionally, there is the option of a buffet or sit down reception. Your guests can enjoy the full Epcot experience and visit the World Showcase, which features 11 countries.  Epcot also contains many innovative rides such as Soarin’ that enables you to fly above the Great Wall of China, Iguaza Falls in South America, and Sydney Harbour in Australia with digitally amazing effects.

American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History in New York can accommodate more than 3,000 guests and has an in-house caterer.5  Guests can enjoy a private tour of one of the museum halls or special exhibits.  Additionally, the museum offers an exclusive screening of an IMAX film in the LeFrak Theater or a Space Show in the Hayden Planetarium.  The museum also includes a variety of captivating exhibits including dinosaurs, mummies, and humpback whales.

These wedding venues are sure to offer a unique and memorable experience for you and your pharmacy colleagues.  The best of luck with wedding planning!

 

References
1.       Wedding ceremonies.  New Orleans Pharmacy Museum website.  http://www.pharmacymuseum.org/eventplanning.  Accessed June 16, 2017.
2.      Plan an event.  Frost Science website.  https://www.frostscience.org/plan-an-event/.  Accessed June 16, 2017.
3.      Event spaces.  New York Hall of Science website.  https://nysci.org/visit/rent-nysci/.  Accessed June 16, 2017.
4.      Florida weddings.  Disney website.  https://www.disneyweddings.com/florida/.  Accessed June 16, 2017.
5.      Host an event.  American Museum of Natural History website.  http://www.amnh.org/hostanevent/faq.php.  Accessed June 17, 2017.


Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh, received her PharmD degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Pharmacy in 2006 and completed a 2-year drug information residency. She served as a pharmacy professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy for 6 years, managed the drug information center, and conducted medication therapy management reviews. Dr. Gershman has published research on prescription drug abuse, regulatory issues, and drug information in various scholarly journals. Additionally, she received the Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award for her collaboration with the Broward, Florida Sheriff’s Office to prevent prescription drug abuse through a drug disposal program. She has also presented at pharmacist and physician continuing education programs on topics that include medication errors, prescription drug abuse, and legal and regulatory issues. Dr. Gershman can be followed on Twitter @jgershman2
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