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Reception
$4,000 starting price
Bar
$26 starting price
Reception
$4,000 starting price
Bar
$26 starting price

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Imagine exchanging your vows in front of your family, friends, and 2,000 coral reef fish. Say "I do" with our 500,000-gallon floor-to-ceiling panoramic window as your backdrop. Our event and catering professionals will help you create a truly unique and memorable experience.

Facilities and Capacity

The wedding venue has three beautiful and unique event spaces, including the Coral Reef Room, Rooftop Terrace, and First Floor Lobby. Their all-inclusive wedding packages ease the planning process to make sure your special day is worry-free.

Services Offered

The Florida Aquarium is committed to providing a remarkable wedding experience to each and every couple they host. They will ensure that your wedding is a night that your guests will never forget by providing interactive animal encounters such as Birds of Prey or a Two-Toed Sloth. The venue鈥檚 in-house catering services make for a complete wedding experience.

Location

The Florida Aquarium sits along Water Street Tampa within walking distance of Water Street, Sparkman Wharf, the Tampa Riverwalk, Downtown Tampa, the TECO Line Streetcar System and so much more.

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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?

$4,000

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

$4,000

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$26

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
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4.8 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
166 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.8 out of 5 rating
95% Recommended by couples

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Hannah S. Married on 03/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Florida Aquarium

My husband and I had the best experience at the Florida Aquarium! It truly was our best day ever. It wouldn鈥檛 have been the best without this venue and the amazing staff.

First off our guest loved the private ability to explore the Aqurium during cocktail our with a champagne glass in hand! We loved the backdrop of the tank during our ceremony and having our reception at the rooftop with the water and city views of Tampa!

Kimberly our event coordinator at the aquarium was the absolute best! Constantly stayed in communication with us throughout all the planning and went above and beyond! From helping with decorations to making sure we had food and drinks! All other staff was beyond helpful as well. For example, if a staff member noticed our drinks were empty they did not hesitate to quickly grab it for us! We also enjoy our private tasting with them!

I鈥檝e attached photos here and our photographer was feedlebee photography!
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Shannon L. Married on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Florida aquarium went above and beyond for our wedding

The Florida aquarium was the perfect unique venue we were looking for! It was super affordable and the aquarium staff could not have been more helpful throughout the entire process! I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a beautiful and unique venue!
Raquel
Raquel Married on 08/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Unique and Beautiful Venue

The Florida Aquarium is such a beautiful and unique venue. Our guests loved being able to take a self-guided tour of the aquarium during the beginning of cocktail hour. All the staff the night of the wedding and leading up to the wedding were wonderful and such please to work with.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Real Weddings

Jillian & Mark
122 photos 路 03/25/2023
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46 photos 路 11/05/2022
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77 photos 路 09/24/2022
Raquel & Kyle
95 photos 路 08/06/2022
Chelsea & Cole
83 photos 路 06/11/2022
Erin & Sean
176 photos 路 03/12/2022

Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements
Heartfelt Florida Weddings Heartfelt Florida Weddings Wedding Officiants

Excellent venue with equally excellent scenery. Offering customized service to each of their couples. A pleasure to work with such committed professionals.

A Premier Entertainment A Premier Entertainment Wedding DJs

This is the place that took "taking a photo with a penguin" of our bucket list! You want a location for your wedding that you will NEVER forget? This is it! Never have we been so awestruck at a wedding reception... the staff is always great and the scenery is ALWAYS changing! Did I mention there's penguins? :)

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Beautiful and fun venue for your wedding or special event. The weddings we have done have awesome wedding photos!!!! Love it for a super great spot to say I DO!!!

Preferred Vendors

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5.0 out of 5 rating , 101 Reviews
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Voila Cinematic
5.0 out of 5 rating , 110 Reviews
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Days Remembered by ND
4.9 out of 5 rating , 188 Reviews
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Grant Hemond and Associates, Inc.
5.0 out of 5 rating , 2,577 Reviews
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A Perfect Witness
4.9 out of 5 rating , 142 Reviews
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Lifelong Photography Studio
5.0 out of 5 rating , 243 Reviews
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The Florida Aquarium frequently asked questions

The Florida Aquarium includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The Florida Aquarium includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Florida Aquarium includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The Florida Aquarium is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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