The Virginia Aquarium Marine & Science Center is a museum wedding venue located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with configurations and space to accommodate parties of all sizes.
Host a rehearsal dinner at the Sharks & Sea Turtles Gallery, celebrate the wedding ceremony on the Outside Marsh Deck or have a reception that overlooks Owls Creek. Afterwards, guests can explore sharks, sea turtles, or any of the other hundreds of amazing animals.
Facilities and Capacity
The unique spaces at the Aquarium provide an aura of sophistication and excitement to any event. Rent one space, or rent the entire Main Building and amaze up to 1,200 guests!
Sodexo is the exclusive caterer for the Aquarium, and offers menu choices from a formal dinner to a casual buffet. With options for cash bars, consumption bars, and open bars, couples can customize their special day to their liking.
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Krystal · Married on 10/21/2018
Dream Come True
Everyone we encountered throughout the planning process and day of were absolutely amazing! Very professional staff and the guests loved the venue!Sent on 01/21/2019
jessica · Married on 05/26/2012
The Aquarium was a wonderful spot to have a reception. We wanted a family friendly wedding and that is what we got. Even the adults loved watching the sharks and sea turtles and petting the sting rays. The food was great and the service went off without a problem. Stacey and Cecilia were even flexible enough to change the plans of our wedding a few times until we were happy with the way the event went. This is a perfect place for anyone who wants a fun location with more than just a dance floor.Sent on 06/07/2012
Kendahl · Married on 06/06/2015
We wanted a nice simple but fun wedding with just family and close friends but when family is actually pretty big its hard to find a place at a decent price...The aquarium did it for us. They are taking care of everything but the cake and decorations and pretty much all we have to do is show up.Sent on 05/01/2015
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Price Rates
Become a member of the Aquarium and receive a 10% discount on your facility rental fees (only).
Sunday - Thursday events receive a 10% discount on the rental fees (only).