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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Fort Walton Beach, FL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
9 reviews
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 100 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $4k For 100 Guests
Up to 100 guests

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is an aquarium wedding venue in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. You and your partner can hold an exotic celebration within the walls of the adventure park surrounded by tropical fish and azure water tanks. The backdrop of enthralling wildlife builds an inspiring atmosphere of both tranquility and awe, creating a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity

This unique facility provides various event location sites based on availablity and guest count.

Living Sea Aquarium Room: an indoor event space of 1,900 square feet for newlyweds and their loved ones to celebrate in. The venue allows couples to use the Living Sea room for four hours after 6pm, with the possibility of setup taking place earlier. The space features an eight-foot-high aquarium wall, keeping the exotic fish of the adventure park in full view of your guests. For those desiring additional entertainment, the facility also includes audiovisual equipment and an integrated sound system. Couples can display a personalized slideshow or play music of their choice to inspire their loved ones to dance. The venue also offers couples several other opportunities to observe its intriguing sea creatures, including an underwater viewing of the dolphin habitat. Furthermore, a number of round tables and folding chairs are available for a sumptuous banquet, accommodating a total of 112 seated guests.

Seal Harbor Beachfront Area: an oudoor space of approximately 1,600 square feet, which sits alongside our harbor Seal and Sea Turtle exhibits. Coupls and guests will enjoy breathtaking views of the beach, Gulf of Mexico, and Okaloosa Island fishing pier. This area is coined as a "beach wedding without the sand", it is handicap accessible and gives you all the feels of a beachfront wedding without all the mess. It is overed and has AC electric power, accommodating a total of 112 seated guests.

Dolphin Oasis: Coming Spring 2023 -- three outdoor event spaces with natural beach themed surroundings and dolphin views. Based on nubmer of guests, tent trental may be required, accomodating a total of 200 seated guests.

Gulf Overlook: an outdoor event space, approximately 600 square feet, with rustic and beach surroundings overlooking Dune Lagoon, the Gulf of Mexico, and Okaloosa Island fishing pier. This is a breathtaking location for a small and intimate ceremony setting with seating up to 30 guests. (only accessible via stairs)

Services Offered

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park provides a variety of services and add-ons to help make your wedding an experience to remember. Their professional staff can assist with the coordination process by recommending quality caterers, decorators, musicians, and more. The venue also allows couples to arrange outside bar services to help ensure they have everything they need for the celebrations. Additionally, the dedicated team at the park can take care of setup and cleanup so you and your partner can focus on enjoying your day.

Other Services

The venue offers couples the opportunity to customize their event through a list of unique add-ons. To really impress your loved ones, you can arrange a sea lion show or a dolphin show just for them. Couples with an appreciation for marine life can take professional photos with a dolphin for a special keepsake. Those who want to take full advantage of the park can request an additional 30 minutes to view the outdoor animal exhibits with loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,050

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,050

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2+

Describe your venue:

Beach
Park
Waterfront
Zoo

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December
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    Tiffany T. Married on 03/19/2022
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    Sups unique and in love!!!

    You wouldn’t think of getting married at an aquarium but we did it and literally couldn’t of picked a better venue!!! The whole staff was amazing to work with their and was able to help us when needed. Ashley, our coordinator, was a blessing to have as well. The attractions are so special to have by you as your getting married and the guests loved it as well!! 15/10 I recommend it, our experience couldn’t have gone any better for us. Also, they have penguins at their venue for wedding. Who can say no to penguins!!!

    Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park's reply:

    Hi Tiffany,
    Thank you so much for the amazing review! Our staff loved being there for you and being a part of your Big Day! We hope to see you in the future.
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    Camryn H. Married on 03/12/2022
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    One word... Amazing

    The best decision we made when planning our wedding was booking Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park as my venue! We had an indoor ceremony and reception with the outdoor time for my guests to enjoy. Our guests enjoyed the great exhibit Gulfarium has to offer! The fun atmosphere made our wedding unique! We also loved our penguin ring bearer! Our guests thought it was the cutiest and coolest surprise! I would recommend booking Gulfarium 100%!! Communication with the staff before, during, and after the wedding was amazing!

    Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park's reply:

    Camryn, it was our pleasure to be a part of your day! Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip!
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1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
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