The Florida Aquarium

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

THE SHOWCASE Thursday, January 16 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

We invite you and your fiancé to attend The Florida Aquarium's wedding showcase experience.

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!

The Florida Aquarium's Sales team and in-house Catering team members will be available to answer questions about Aquarium wedding planning, food and beverage options along with day-of event execution.

Also joining us are our amazing preferred vendors, who will be there to discuss the different services they can offer on your special day!

Ticket includes food tastings, beverage samples and access to the Aquarium.

https://www.flaquarium.org/theshowcase

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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134 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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    Sarah Kuska · Married on 03/13/2020

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    The Wedding of Our Dreams

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Wow.

    "Best wedding I've ever been to."
    I've never heard those words so many times. Never would have guessed those words would be said at MY wedding! AH!! Literally the wedding of my dreams!! Having the ceremony in the Coral Reef room was INCREDIBLE and I still stare obsessively at the photos taken of just the room. The staff were above and beyond, especially when they found out my foot was broken. The head of security helped me out of my heels and my giant dress and into an ECV so I could get off of it when it began to hurt. The penguin team (YES YOU CAN HAVE A FREAKING PENGUIN AT YOUR WEDDING AND IT IS SOOOOO WORTH IT) were hilarious and awesome when Shelly decided to take an alternate route to the alter. They even let my flower girl, a rambunctious little 4 year old, pet Shelly (BEST WEDDING GIFT EVER) which totally made her night!! They were so nice and wonderful--major props and love. We felt pampered and taken care of in the fullest extent at all times. Kimberly and Jaclyn were our 2 contacts and so professional! Answering all my questions and understand of my horrible communication. They even helped pull a few strings for our ceremony, which technically broke the alcohol contract which was AMAZING!! The food was delicious and the catering staff as wonderful and kind as the food was incredible.

    I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS VENUE ENOUGH!! Like seriously! Your guests get to enjoy the aquarium and the animals!! You will not regret it! Our Friday the 13th was magical and special and we will be visiting every Friday the 13th to celebrate!!

    Sent on 03/20/2020
  • Danielle

    Danielle · 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

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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?
    $ 1700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1700.00
  • 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?
    $ 1250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1250.00
  • 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

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)
    813-367-4099 (Other Phone Number)
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