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 91% of couples
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Tania Posa · Married on 08/10/2019
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.Sent on 08/15/2019
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.Sent on 08/05/2018
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.Sent on 01/23/2017
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!!