Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 GENERAL BOOTH BLVD, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Map · Phone number
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About Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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!

  • The McLeskey Promenade Room features a wall of dazzling floor to ceiling windows that overlook Owls Creek. It is perfect for a wedding, wedding rehearsal, or family gathering for up to 120 guests seated around a dancing area, with additional guests accommodated for a standing reception.
  • The Sharks & Sea Turtles Gallery, located adjacent to the Promenade Room, accommodates up to 50 guests for dinner or 300 for a standing reception.
  • The Restless Planet Gallery is perfect for an intimate dinner, and features the enthralling Red Sea Tunnel aquarium.

Cuisine

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.

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9 Reviews for Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Recommended by 85% of couples


4.3 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.3
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 3.7

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    jessica · Married on 05/26/2012

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

    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
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    Kendahl · Married on 06/06/2015

    4.8
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      5.0
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      4.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 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?
    $ 975.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 975.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 20.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Museum
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February

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  • 717 GENERAL BOOTH BLVD Virginia Beach, VA, 23451 See on map
    757-385-0306 (Phone number)