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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129 Reviews for The Florida Aquarium

Recommended by 95% of couples


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

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  • Danielle

    Danielle · Getting married on 02/29/2020

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    Mesmerizing

    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

    Amber Hirschfield · Married on 05/11/2019

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    Beautiful!

    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!
    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.

    Sent on 06/30/2019
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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? $ 1,700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,700.00
  • 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? $ 1,250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,250.00
  • 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
  • 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, 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

Real Weddings

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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? :)

  • Charlotte Bridal Boutique & Formalwear
    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)
    813-367-4099 (Other Phone Number)

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