South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf Charleston, SC
When the South Carolina Aquarium closes for the day, a unique event site opens. As your guests arrive on our Riverside Terrace, they will experience Charleston from an entirely different perspective. With dolphins playing and great ships passing, guests will know this is a truly special event. The Great Hall is a soaring light-filled space anchored by a two-story stained glass window. The Carolina Seas Exhibit introduces them to our live exhibits and a 150-foot long glass wall looks toward Fort Sumter and the Battery. Gorgeous views abound at the South Carolina Aquarium - both inside and out. The exhibit areas take a guest "from the mountains to the sea" across our state and offer unique venues for groups of 15 to 1,500 people. Whether you favor an intimate dinner in front of our Deep Ocean Tank or a strolling reception throughout the building, we will help you create a truly memorable evening.
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Event Spaces
Main Galleries and Riverside Terrace
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Amenities
  • Designated Bus Loading Area
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover
  • Facility Location Setting: On historic Charleston Harbor
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1500
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 9
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 2
  • Parking: Parking Garage On-site
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: Greater than 50 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 6-10 miles
  • Special Features: When the South Carolina Aquarium closes for the day, a unique event site opens. As your guests arrive on our Riverside Terrace, they will experience Charleston from an entirely different perspective.
  • Total Exhibit Space (Square Feet): 22,127
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 25,422
  • Year Built: 2000
Charleston, SC  
Capacity: 150
$350-$1,500 per event
The Ashley is located in West Ashley The venue has approximately 2000 sq feet and will accommodate 120 seated and 150 standing. The Ashley has a foyer area with a bar and also a dining area, an outdoor patio is also available. The Ashley is new space in West Ashley and will be open early summer 2015. The Ashley will be offering reasonable pricing and will allow you to bring in your own caterer Bar Service will be available
Mount Pleasant, SC  
Capacity: 250
$500-$2,500 per event
Located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, RiverTowne Country Club is nestled in the beautiful marshlands of the Horlbeck Creek. This majestic clubhouse sits amongst 200 acres of an Arnold Palmer signature designed 18-hole golf course. Our elevated ballroom features large windows with panoramic views of breathtaking sunsets and salt-water marshes that make the perfect setting for your LowCountry event.
Charleston, SC  
Capacity: 150
Treat your guests to a luxury wedding on board the Carolina Girl yacht. Whether you choose to tie the knot on the upper deck overlooking the scenic Charleston battery or cruise the harbor for your reception, one thing is for sure…you will have the best view in town! Take advantage of our in-house coordination service offering recommendations of reputable vendors and planning assistance for those busy brides. Enjoy food options provided by a caterer of your choice and Carolina Girl’s wide array of bar options and specialty drinks. All three levels of the yacht provide different styles of tables and seating allowing endless possibilities for your choice of décor. Our experienced music coordinator and on board lighting and sound system will entertain your guests on the upper deck for a night of dancing on the waters of Charleston. Give your guests the gift of an event on a 100 foot private yacht and a wedding experience like no other!