South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About South Carolina Aquarium

Have a one-of-a-kind backdrop on your wedding day when you say your vows at South Carolina Aquarium; a venue located in Charleston, South Carolina. This aquarium, which is a non-profit organization, allows couples to be both in downtown Charleston and escape with their guests to an aquatic world filled with a variety of animal species on their wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity
Whether you want a small wedding of just 50 guests or a large wedding of up to 500 guests, the South Carolina Aquarium can accommodate all sizes of wedding ceremonies and celebrations. Couples and guests will be in awe of the many different animals, from the small purple sea urchin to the large and solitary sand tiger shark. With these animals as your backdrop (or the Great Ocean Tank or Charleston Harbor), you are sure to excite your guests and "cause as splash" on your special day.

Services Offered
The South Carolina Aquarium provides couples with an in-house events team to help plan and implement the wedding. However, weddings are not the only celebration you can experience here. You can also enjoy your rehearsal dinner or reception amidst the exotic sea life and panoramic waterfront views. If you prefer something a little more personal and special, the aquarium can provide services such as your personalized message being shared by the divers.

Other Services
In addition to helping plan weddings, the South Carolina Aquarium is happy to provide transportation conveniences for you and your guests. Couples and their wedding party will receive parking in addition to wheelchair access if needed.

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32 Reviews for South Carolina Aquarium

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Julia · Married on 01/26/2019

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    Unbeatable venue!

    The SC Aquarium was the first and only venue we considered for our wedding. It was such a unique experience for guests and had such a great atmosphere at night. I also loved knowing that our money was going to a good cause! The team of event coordinators at the aquarium is very responsive to questions and were extremely helpful throughout the planning process! The event package with an extra hour of time and the Photo Booth was worth every penny!!!

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    Amanda · Married on 08/11/2018

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    We loved having our wedding at the Aquarium about a month ago (ceremony and reception). Our guests still cannot stop talking about how unique and fun the venue was! I highly recommend it. *Special Tip* get the animal interaction package. Everyone loved being able to hang out with Pippin, Cyde, Liberty and the other special guests during our special day.

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South Carolina Aquarium Pricing

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South Carolina Aquarium FAQ

  • 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? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • 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? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 40
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Museum, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Get Ready Rooms, Wifi
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • John Kurc Photography
    John Kurc Photography Wedding Photographers

    ABSOLUTELY a beautiful and well-managed venue. The staff is gracious and accommodating. I love photographing events at this property.

  • Wedding Music Charleston
    Wedding Music Charleston Wedding DJs

    The SC Aquarium is truly a magical location for an event of any kind. If you want something unique and stunning, something that your guests will rave about for years to come, this is the place to go. Plenty of space for large groups, stunning views of the harbor and magical memories everywhere you turn. The staff is fantastic and friendly and the space is one of a kind! Michael Peifer- Owner, Wedding Music Charleston/Event Music Charleston

  • Fabulous Fête
    Fabulous Fête Wedding Planners

    SC Aquarium is a stunning venue in downtown Charleston. For couples looking to give their guests an amazing view paired with unique aquatic-life surroundings, this is the venue for you. Highly recommend!

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  • 100 Aquarium Wharf Charleston, South Carolina, 29401 See on map
    843-564-6293 (Phone number)

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