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Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

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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.

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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

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
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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4.9 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
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Meg M. Sent on 01/24/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unique and fun

The aquarium is not just for kids. This was the perfect wedding venue for us: fun, unique, and the the staff was wonderful! We have received so many compliments on this choice!
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Katherine H. Sent on 09/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Evening

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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Bethany Sent on 06/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating
We had the most perfect wedding! I'm not bragging and I can't take any credit. The staff at the aquarium is first class service and the sweetest most hard working people! We looked all over for a venue in our budget. The aquarium has everything you need to keep your vendors happy, your guests amazed, and you and your groom and your family won't have to stress over set up or break down. That was the best part. I really loved having our ceremony and reception in one location and having it later in the afternoon worked so well for guests coming from out of town. Many flew or drove in that day, others were able to come early and get a beautiful and fun beach day in before the wedding. We had a group of 150 people, and it was hard for us to find a venue that could accommodate that. I didn't want an outdoor wedding, but I thought about it for the sake of budget. It wasn't even worth the hassle, and by the time you figure in the tents and chairs and all that mess, you could have just had it at the aquarium and not have to stress about a backup plan for rain/wind/heat. Your guests will thank you. There is so much bang for the buckk, just do it. And splurge on the whole aquarium. It's sooooo worth it. Thank you Becky and Kerri and the rest of the crew for being rock stars and working so hard to make our day beyond our wildest dreams! Love you guys!
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Amber Mallard, Special Events Assistant for the NC Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores is happy to help plan your special event.

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