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.
Attached you will find our wedding reception pricing along with our optional ceremony packages. Aquarium weddings are truly unique and take place in the evening after we close to the public.
When selecting our waterfront setting, you and your guests will celebrate with our legendary exhibits and the Charleston Harbor in the background.
Our catering partners will help you select food and drink options that will help complete the memorable experience of your wedding at the South Carolina Aquarium.
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Main Galleries and Harbor Overlook
Maximum Capacity: 550 Exhibit Hall
Main Galleries and Harbor Overlook
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Exhibit Hall | Maximum Capacity: 550 | 10000 sq ft | 909 sq m
This rental includes both floors of the aquarium exhibit space and outside harbor Overlook for a private event. Only available in the evening and can accomodate groups up to 500 people. Event would take place with exhibits and tanks in the background with full access to exhibits during the event.
Facility Location Setting:
On historic Charleston Harbor
Max Number of People for an Event:
Nearest Overnight Accommodations:
Less than 1 mile
Nearest Public Transportation:
Less than 1 mile
Number of Event/Function Spaces:
Number of On-Site Restaurants:
Parking Garage On-site
Proximity of Nearest Ski Area:
Greater than 50 miles
Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course:
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