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.
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:
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:
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Aidan · Married on 07/20/2018
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!
Julie · Married on 08/26/2017
This review is specifically for Chelsea Gillis (Catering Director for Seattle Aquarium) and Mohamed Kari (Operations Manager). My fiance and I are getting married in August 2017- We currently live in Los Angeles, but my fiance is originally from Seattle. When we were researching possible venues in Seattle for our upcoming wedding, we were so excited to come across Seattle Aquarium as an option. Chelsea impressed us from the beginning. She responded right away to our initial inquiry, and was so friendly and easy to communicate with answering all of our questions as we were planning a wedding out of state. She is very accommodating to our requests and sustained communication with us even when we were not e-mailing as frequent as the beginning.
When it came time for us to tour the Aquarium, which was Christmas weekend, Chelsea was off on holiday but arranged for us to tour the space with Mohamed. Mohamed was so friendly as well, and gave us a full tour of the space. When planning with Chelsea and Mohamed, we never felt pressured to book by a certain time. They were both super patient and very understanding about the challenges of planning an out of state wedding. Even during a time when we weren't sure what our plan was, they never pressured us into booking, and even kept a soft hold on a wedding date for us. It never felt like were were working with sales staff, but more like talking to old friends.
After careful consideration, and due to family circumstances, we ended up deciding to have our wedding in Los Angeles. We have full confidence that had we chosen to hold our wedding at the Aquarium, the team would have put together the perfect day for us.
Thank you Chelsea and Mohamed!!
David · Married on 07/08/2017
We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception at the aquarium and it was perfect!
Chelsea was our amazing aquarium wedding coordinator / sales director. She took care of us from start to finish and found solutions to some of our special requests (e.g. large paella pans for the paella station). She was super easy to work with and made us feel like everything was under control the entire time even though there were many moving parts. The aquarium itself was beautiful. We had our ceremony outside in the back pier with perfect views of the sound and olympic mountains. The cocktail hour was in the touch tank area and the reception was in the main hall with the huge sound tank as the backdrop. The entire aquarium was open for our guests.
The food, especially the tenderloin and summer corn puree, were delicious. Compliments to the chef.
The day can be best summed up by one of our little nephews that declared "Today was the BEST DAY EVER!"
We would gladly recommend other couples check out the aquarium for their special day!