The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 30 to 300
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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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126 Reviews for The Florida Aquarium

Recommended by 94% 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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    Tiffany · Married on 11/17/2018

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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Out of this world, guests will be talking about our venue for a lifetime!

    This venue is so unique, beautiful, and creates the setting for a fairytale wedding!

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    Sadie · Married on 01/21/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    My wedding was truly magical. The aquarium was the perfect venue. The staff was all fantastic and helped me so much with planning everything and making sure it was all perfect. All my guests were so impressed with how beautiful everything was. You will not be disappointed if you get married at the aquarium. Most of my guests told me that it was the best wedding they had ever attended and even surpassed their own. I wish I could give 10 stars because it was the PERFECT place.

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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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 300
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 30
  • 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

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? :)

  • 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, Florida, FL 33602 See on map
    813-235-0868 (Phone number)
    813-367-4099 (Other Phone Number)

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