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Seattle Aquarium

Seattle, Washington View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
20 reviews
$18k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

$18k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Seattle Aquarium is a unique wedding venue located in Seattle, Washington. Their mission is “inspiring conservation of our marine environment.” They're situated in Seattle’s vibrant and historic waterfront district, and they offer multiple indoor and outdoor settings for your big day. Seattle Aquarium promises you and your guests an unforgettable event with views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains and the Puget Sound in the background.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 300 guests at this coastal venue. You can say your “i do's” outdoors on their pier with panoramic views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains as your backdrop. Or, you can exchange your vows in front of their Windows on Washington Waters. Warm wood beams will soar overhead as the beauty of the Puget Sound surrounds you. For your reception, you can dance the night away in their Puget Sound Hall. They offer uplighting options to flood this spacious room in the color of your choice. Hundreds of fish will surround you and your guests as you enjoy your festivities.

Services Offered
This full-service venue offers multiple wedding packages to choose from. Each package includes a one-year membership to the aquarium for the happy couple. They offer unique entertainment, including a sea otter feeding, that is sure to delight guests young and old. Their experienced staff will help you select any event rentals you wish to have, as well as your menu selections. There’s plenty of parking for your guests, including a valet and shuttle service. Additional services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Lighting and sound
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Sea glass table decor

Cuisine
Couples will receive three hours of hosted house wine, beer and soft drinks, along with butler-passed hors d'oeuvres with their wedding package. You can choose between a plated meal with a starter or a buffet. Complimentary cake cutting is included, as well as coffee and hot tea service. Sample entrees include:

  • Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
  • Soy Glazed Short-Ribs
  • Roasted Potato Vegetable Tower
  • Moroccan Spiced Halibut
  • Grilled Beef Tenderloin

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?

$3,000

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

$2,500

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

Describe your venue:

Museum
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

September

20 Reviews

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Recommended by 91% of couples
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    Madeline P. Married on 09/25/2021
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    Amazing Wedding Experience at the Seattle Aquarium

    My husband and I were married at the Seattle Aquarium on 9/25/2021. We had a fantastic experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone. From start to finish our experience with the venue was great. As a full service venue they took care of not only basic venue details but also all food and beverage except our dessert options. Due to COVID we worked with quite a few different people, Angie, Chelsea and Philadelphia but all were fantastic, responsive and up-to-date on what we needed. The planning process went great and all details were finalized multiple times and we were provided multiple options and advice for things like set-up, timeline and what not. The food tasting was great and the food was excellent both during the tasting and day of (lots of compliments on how good the food was especially the pass appetizers).
    Day of things went perfectly. We had a coordinator who worked with Philadelphia to help things run smoothly. The catering staff was great and efficient and the venue worked out, and looked, fantastic. The otter feeding and happy hour were highlights.

    All in all we had a fantastic experience and would highly recommend this venue to other couples!
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    Tania P. Married on 08/10/2019
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    Professional and accomodating

    I had the good fortune of having my wedding at the Seattle Aquarium. It's one of a kind that truly offered a unique experience. We had our ceremony at the pier overlooking the water and had the reception at the spectacular Puget Sound Hall where we had a gigantic fish tank with hundreds of fish as a focal point. Our guests enjoyed watching the otter feeding along with their hors d'oeuvres and they were free to roam around and explore the entire aquarium. We had a number of children at our wedding and we heared that the "touch tanks" were a hit. Philadelphia (the aquarium's event manager) and her staff were amazing partners/collaborators. They were professional and accommodating. They even allowed us to bring our 14 year old dog Ebby to attend the ceremony. We received tons of compliments about this venue. It was simply stunning and we highly recommend it.
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    Aidan Married on 07/20/2018
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    The Seattle Aquarium was perfect for our wedding. We got married on the back pier with Puget Sound behind us, and then had the reception in the grand lobby with the fishtank as our backdrop. Beautiful. The kids loved exploring the aquarium (they give you the whole place!) and everyone enjoyed the otter feeding. The food was amazing, too. One of my guests said "You don't get food of this quality at weddings this large. You just don't. This is the food you get at nice restaurants. This was fantastic." Chelsea (events coordinator) was fantastic from start to finish. We were doing the planning ourselves, so we had a million rookie questions (some of which we had to ask multiple times) but Chelsea was patient and responsive and everything went off perfectly. Shannon was the day-of coordinator who was also super helpful both on the day and afterwards when we returned to retrieve some things we'd left behind.

    Anyone who is thinking about getting married in Seattle should definitely consider the aquarium. It's a truly unique location your guests will never forget, and the staff made everything run so smoothly. Plus... otters!

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1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59, Pier 59 Seattle, Washington, 98101
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