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NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores

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NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores is an aquarium and wedding venue located in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. When celebrating here, couples will be surrounded by romance, charm, and a setting they will never forget. Whether you're hosting your ceremony, reception, vow renewal, or anything in between, this venue is happy to accommodate you.

Facilities and Capacity

NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores offers couples a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere for their milestone moments. To-be-weds are welcome to say "I do" in the aquarium's tranquil Southside Hall. Here, couples and their loved ones can admire stunning views of the Bouge Sound and adjoining deck as they exchange vows. Memorable cocktail hours can also be held here, allowing guests to watch river otters frolic as they create lifelong memories together. After, receptions can take place in the Ocean Gallery. In this space, complete with a 309,000-gallon saltwater exhibit, newlyweds and their loved ones can celebrate alongside mesmerizing sea creatures. To align with their one-of-a-kind visions for their big days, to-be-weds are invited to rent multiple areas within the venue.

Services Offered

The professional staff and event coordinators at NC Aquarium Pine Knoll Shores are dedicated to creating the perfect ambience for any special occasion. Event essentials such as tables and chairs will be supplied, as well as decor items like centerpieces and votive candles. Full kitchen facilities are available on site so that the couple's preferred catering team can create stand-out meals. For the convenience of those celebrating, the aquarium has a large parking lot.

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?

$500

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

$500

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?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Four

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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    Katherine H. Married on 09/18/2021
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    I had my wedding at the PKS Aquarium on 9/18/21. I can not say enough great things about the aquarium and staff. Gina and Kerri were very responsive, helpful, professional. I had my ceremony on the marsh deck, and got unbeatable pictures of egrets flying in the against the backdrop of a sunset over the marsh. We rented the touch tank, which was a hit. The reception was in the ocean gallery, and there is something amazing about dancing and drinking next to floor to ceiling tanks. The whole event went off without a hitch, I felt strongly supported by aquarium staff. It was a perfect night for which I am so grateful. Would absolutely recommend this venue.
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    Planning an event at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium was made very easy and comfortable because of the wonderful, responsive event managers. All of my questions were answered promptly and throughly. The beauty and cleanliness for the facility was a great choice for us. Everyone was great to work with and listened to our concerns. This is a beautiful place to have a wedding. 100% rememberable and breathtaking views for amazing photos!
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    Justine Married on 06/29/2015
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    My husband and I were just married at the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium in "Soundside Hall." Even though we got married outside on the beautiful deck overlooking the Sound, the room was a great place for guests to mingle and listen to our violinist play and also get some shade before the outdoor ceremony. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted and that was made possible because of the great aquarium staff and events coordinator, who timed everything perfectly and provided great suggestions and support along the way! All of our guests received free admission into the aquarium following the ceremony (part of the rental payment fees) and our photographer got some GREAT at incredible locations BOTH inside and outside of the aquarium. If you love nature and a beautiful, friendly venue than this is the place for you!!! We highly recommend it to anyone getting married in this area :)

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1 Roosevelt Blvd Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 28512
252-247-4003 (260 or 291)

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