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.
UPCOMING EVENT 9.12.19: The Florida Aquarium Wedding Tasting. Get a full view of our unique venue and taste some of our most popular wedding menu items to help prepare for your big day! Several preferred vendors, including photographers, bakeries, entertainment/DJs, decor and photobooth companies will also be onsite to answer questions about their services and what they can offer. Tickets are available at the following link: https://www.flaquarium.org/weddingtasting
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.
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.
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.
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Tyler · Married on 10/21/2017
I could not have been happier with the Florida Aquarium. They take care of you. We had our ceremony and reception here and worked with Jaclyn Rhodes for our coordinator and she was incredibly responsive and involved throughout the whole process.Sent on 12/28/2017
They work with Aramark and provided inclusive packages that include venue fees (ceremony and/or reception), food, and open bar along with day of coordination. The pricing was super competitive and we felt like we got the most out of our budget.
They will let you bring in your own decorations (if you wish) and will help set out if you need it. They let you tour the aquarium anytime between booking and your wedding with guests or vendors. They provided full coordination with your vendors so you don't have to worry about a thing the day of and you also don't need to hire a day of coordinator!
Not to mention, the venue is absolutely stunning. So many great photo locations and our guests all said it was the most unique and beautiful wedding they ever attended. It was more than we ever dreamed. I would highly recommend to any and everyone.
Danielle · Getting married on 02/29/2020
Danny Workman was extremely helpful in answering all my questions and explaining how the flow of the ceremony and reception would tie into the landscape of The Aquarium. Our guests get to enjoy the aquarium experience during cocktail hour, we are so excited about out 2/26/20 wedding!!Sent on 02/25/2019
Amber Hirschfield · Married on 05/11/2019
We had our wedding ceremony and reception in the Coral Reef room over a month ago and we still receive compliments on the food (they work with Aramark) and that it was the most beautiful wedding our guests have ever been to- even compared to their own!Sent on 06/30/2019
Jaclyn was very accommodating, especially when we had to move our wedding date up by 6 months, due to a family emergency. It was definitely not ideal to plan a wedding in such a short amount of time, but she worked through the whole process with my planner, CJ, and myself. It was not a cheap wedding but if you have a limited budget, they will work with you so that you don't go over.
I am so happy that we chose this venue and I cannot imagine having a more intimate and beautiful wedding than this.
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Excellent venue with equally excellent scenery. Offering customized service to each of their couples. A pleasure to work with such committed professionals.
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? :)
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!!!