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About South Carolina Aquarium

It's your event. Make Waves.

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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Charleston

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31 Reviews for South Carolina Aquarium

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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.

Profile Picture Amanda, 8/11/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor, Bridal Suite, Parking, Wheelchair Access

EVERYONE loved this venue! I picked the aquarium because this venue enabled me to get creative and not have the same boring Charleston wedding. The staff worked with my off the wall requests and were wonderful. My bridal party was late to the rehearsal, they were flexible. My florist needed to start working earlier than vendors were allowed in, they were flexible again. I am very happy I chose the South Carolina Aquarium and recommend it to anyone with a large number of wedding attendees.

Profile Picture Morgan, 5/27/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bridal Suite, Uncovered Outdoor, Wheelchair Access

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Banquet Hall, Museum, Waterfront
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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

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

The SC Aquarium is the perfect spot for your wedding, corporate or social event! The scenery is beautiful and the staff is great to work with. I would recommend this venue to any bride or client!



100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401   See On Map
843-579-8656 (phone)
South Carolina Aquarium is a wedding venue from Charleston, SC. We service weddings throughout the local area, including southeast, east coast, and carolinas. South Carolina Aquarium is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Charleston wedding industry for 13 years. We specialize in weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal brunches.