The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Florida Aquarium

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.

Coral Reef Ceremony: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7UJqgwTnfXIMDJndXc5SHY4X00

Photo Credit: AisPortraits, AStewart Graphics, Carrie Wildes, Limelight, Lifelong Studios, Your Story By Us

Facilities and Capacity
The wedding venue has four beautiful and unique event spaces, including the Coral Reef Room, Mosaic Center Ballroom, Vinik Channelside Room and Waterfront Overlook Deck. 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 their African Black Footed Penguins walking down the aisle as surprise guests. The venue’s in-house catering services make for a complete wedding experience.

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

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Floating orchid centerpiece
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Coral reef bubble curtain
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Coral Reef Ceremony
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Penguin Aisle Walk
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Wedding party in the wetlands
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Penguin Aisle Walk
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Groomsmen
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Coral Reef Reception
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The Wetlands Trail
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The Wetlands Trail
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Coral Reef Reception
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The Wetlands Trail
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Coral Reef Ceremony
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Coral Reef Ceremony
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Coral Reef Tunnel
Coral Reef Tunnel
Coral Reef Tunnel
The Mosiac Center
The Mosiac Center
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Penguin Aisle Walk
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Coral Reef Reception
Coral Reef Reception
Coral Reef Reception
Vinik Channelside Room
Vinik Channelside Room
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Penguin Aisle Walk
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The Wetlands Trail
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Coral Reef Ceremony
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Coral Reef Reception
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Rooftop Terrace Reception
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Rooftop Terrace
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The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center
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Coral Reef Ceremony
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Floating orchid centerpiece
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Coral reef bubble curtain
Coral reef bubble curtain

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140 Reviews for The Florida Aquarium

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.6

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  • Kburns87

    Kat · Married on 06/12/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful venue and great to work with!

    My wedding was 6.12.21. It was an early ceremony and they helped make sure things ran smoothly. The lighting was great and they were great with communication during the planning process.

    Sent on 06/16/2021
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    Sarah · Married on 06/12/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect!

    Very reasonably priced! If you’re thinking about booking this place, just do it! My wedding here was perfect and then some! The staff and coordinators are kind and helpful!! 10/10!

    Sent on 06/16/2021

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The Florida Aquarium Pricing

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The Florida 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?
    $ 1700
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1700
  • 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?
    $ 1575
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1575
  • 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)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Boat/Yacht
    Museum
    Rooftop
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

1 Real Wedding

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 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? :)

  • Charlotte Bridal Boutique & Formalwear Wedding Dresses

    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!!!

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  • 701 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL, 33602 See on map
    813-235-0868 (Phone number)
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The Florida Aquarium frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Florida Aquarium?

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

At The Florida Aquarium, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Florida Aquarium includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Florida Aquarium, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Florida Aquarium includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Florida Aquarium in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Florida Aquarium for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Museum
  • Rooftop
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Florida Aquarium for wedding events?

The Florida Aquarium offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Florida Aquarium offer?

The Florida Aquarium offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Florida Aquarium offer for wedding events?

The Florida Aquarium offers the following services for wedding events:

  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Florida Aquarium have available for wedding events?

The Florida Aquarium offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Florida Aquarium and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Florida Aquarium is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in average response time.