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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Manteo, NC View map Visit website

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Located on the Outer Banks of NC, our unique venue offers spectacular sunsets, soundside ceremonies on our expansive lawn or in our grand gazebo at the end of our 200’ pier. Unforgettable wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal parties surrounded by our curious critters (stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, otters and more).

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    Victoria Married on 10/06/2018
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    I can't be more grateful for having our October wedding at this magical place. The pier ceremony was breathtaking and we witnessed one of the prettiest sunsets I've ever seen. Once we traveled inside for the reception, our guests were blown away! From a delicious cocktail hour with gators and otters, to the romantic and unique dinner with sharks peacefully cruising around. Ending the night dancing amongst the jellyfish really topped it off. In addition, the guests were able to walk around at their leisure and learn about all these magnificent creatures. We were all awestruck here. Thank you for helping us have the best day ever.
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    Lindsey Married on 10/07/2017
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    We visited the aquarium Fourth of July weekend 2016, only a month after we got engaged, as we always visit aquariums everywhere we travel. We immediately fell in love with it and had a difficult time decided where to get married as he is from Florida and I am from Texas and we live in the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. Once we saw the pier out back, we instantly knew we had to get married at the aquarium! We set our date for 10/7/2017 and Cheryl was amazing, took time to take our calls and answer questions, the cost was extremely reasonable with a refundable deposit after the event (provided no incident, of which we had none and got that back). We wanted our family and friends to fall in love with the Outer Banks, just like we did and they absolutely did. Cheryl was beyond accommodating and available to either meet or speak and coordinate everything, her and the staff are beyond pleasant and we couldn't ever imagine having our wedding anywhere else and we will continue to visit frequently!
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    Jim Married on 10/02/2015
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    We held a Rehearsal Dinner party on October 2, 2015 at the NC Aquarium, and cannot say enough about what a terrific venue it was for the event, and how great their event coordinator, Cheryl Gross, and her Aquarium colleagues were to work with ! We came for a visit a year earlier, then again about a month before the event, and both times Cheryl was so helpful showing us around and helping us visualize and plan the event down to the smallest detail. The whole facility is amazing, both inside and outside, where they have a beautiful pier and pavillion overlooking the sound. As it turned out, we had torrential rains ahead of Hurricane Joaquin on the night of the party, so it was held entirely indoors, but we were snug and dry. We had cocktails in the Wetlands / Freshwater area, and our guests loved their special visit to the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation (STAR) center. Then we moved to the Shark Tank room for a truly unique and magical dinner experience. Cheryl helped us to pipe our own iPod playlists through the building sound systems on either side, to set the mood. They have a great working relationship with local caterers (in our case, the terrific Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe), and the experience was absolutely seamless and indelibly memorable. Our guests LOVED this venue for our party, and we LOVED working with Cheryl and her colleagues ! They may be closed soon for some exciting renovations, but if their schedule works for your event, don't hesitate to hold it at the NC Aquarium -- we recommend them without hesitation !
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374 Airport Road Manteo, NC, 27954
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