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For one of the most unique settings imaginable, consider the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, for your wedding day venue. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide breathtaking views of the Baltimore Inner Harbor while the five levels of award-winning exhibits project unique views at every turn. From the moment guests arrive and view the magical, three-dimensional architecture of the building, they will know it’s a celebration they won't soon forget.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples may host up to 180 wedding guests within the four event spaces in the National Aquarium. Choose from four spacious locations, both indoor and outdoor, for your ceremony and reception. The National Aquarium also includes unique options for guests, like a private film screening in the 4D Immersion Theater.

Services Offered

The National Aquarium is a full-service wedding venue with event coordination available. The venue also offers additional services:

  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet


The National Aquarium is located in the heart of downtown Baltimore near lots of shops, restaurants, national museums and cultural attractions. Many recognizable destinations are walking distance from the wedding venue, including Camden Yards, the art museum, science center and the Baltimore Soundstage.

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Adam Sent on 09/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating
We were gifted with Joe, Nicole, and Chef Tyler for our wedding. As most weddings go, we were stressed. As soon as we sat down for our tasting Joe, Nicole, and Chef Tyler alleviated all of our stress. The dishes and the layout for our wedding had us filled with joy and excitement. Every single dish chef Tyler presented us were absolutely delicious. Just the Maryland crab cakes, Peruvian steak, and paella could have sufficed, but chef Tyler went the extra mile and was able to incorporate dishes from our culture. Dishes that our older family members could not only appreciate, but enjoy because of how delicious they really were. He was able to create pancit, lumpia Shanghai, and lechon kawali (that's pork belly) that was so good I ended up eating all of it. We were so confident and impressed with Chef Tyler's creations that we gave him full creative freedom on the dessert menu. Food is a big part of our lives and one of the significant factors that started our relationship in its early beginnings. Tasting how good the food was, we knew our guests were going to be blown away. Not only was the food amazing, but the setup and layout of our wedding was beautiful. Nicole was able to envision something truly incredible. The use of space, colors, and aesthetic that Nicole was able to conjure up was exactly the look we were hoping for. My favorite part was the bar next to the dolphin tank. It was an aquarium bar which only exists here. A place you can watch sealife while enjoying a drink rather than awkwardly at your phone like at so many weddings I've been to before. My now wife and I were able to see the beautiful layout, but Nicole made sure we had drinks in our hands the whole night which was incredible. She also got a plate of lechon for my now father in law who didn't have to wait in line for the mouth watering pork. She really took care of us that night. It was absolute beautiful and I can't thank Joe, Nicole, and Chef Tyler enough for all their work and help.
Barbara Sent on 10/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating
The staff at the National Aquarium are so professional, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with in so many ways. Corey Frier the event coordinator was amazing. We had the time of our lives. A special shout out to the awesome security team.
Emily Sent on 11/02/2014
5 out of 5 rating
We had an incredible time at our wedding here! The staff were very accommodating the night of and kept everything flowing smoothly. We rented both interior sections of the aquarium so our guests were free to roam most exhibits during the cocktail hour. Our ceremony had a late start time, 7:30pm, but we were able to stay at the reception until midnight. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a "wow" factor. Our guests really enjoyed the atmosphere!
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Anderson's Delightful Events, LLC Anderson's Delightful Events, LLC Wedding Planners

A quick thank you to the National Aquarium. Had a wonderful experience. I will continue to recommend my clients to them.

Dance Masters Entertainment Dance Masters Entertainment Wedding DJs

This is a very unique venue and we love playing there!!!!! The staff are very helpful and friendly

The Classic Catering People The Classic Catering People Wedding Caterers

We’ve had the pleasure of working with The National Aquarium in Baltimore for over 20 years. The National Aquarium is a distinct wedding venue, in that there are a number of extraordinary areas that can be utilized to accommodate events of all different sizes and styles. Intimate weddings from 50 – 120 guests can choose from views of the Harbor, or dine in the Under Water Viewing Area that has a 12'x60' glass wall beneath the dolphin pool. Larger weddings can transform the Atrium of Pier 4 or utilize the seasonal tent that sits on Pier 3 at the water’s edge. Nowhere else in Baltimore will you be able to find as many unique options at one venue!

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Dance Masters Entertainment
4.9 out of 5 rating , 560 Reviews
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4.9 out of 5 rating , 200 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 rating , 92 Reviews
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4.8 out of 5 rating , 122 Reviews
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4.9 out of 5 rating , 273 Reviews
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4.9 out of 5 rating , 69 Reviews
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