Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have my ceremony there to use the facility for a reception?2014-10-07T19:07:55+00:00

No, we can coordinate a beautiful cocktail hour and reception if you choose to have your ceremony at a different location.

How many guests can the Aquarium hold?2014-10-07T19:07:28+00:00

We can accommodate up to 500 guests.

Is the catering done on-site or do you use an outside caterer?2014-10-07T19:07:04+00:00

All catering is prepared on-site by our Executive Chef, Sean Fountaine, who has been with the Aquarium since its opening ten years ago.

Is there a fee for a ceremony?2014-10-07T19:06:34+00:00

Yes, there is a fee for the ceremony set up and time.

Do you offer wedding packages?2014-10-07T19:06:10+00:00

We are able to not only custom design each once-in-a-lifetime affair, but we also strive to create the most spectacular weddings at a price that fits your individual budget.

Do you have a bridal suite?2014-10-07T19:05:45+00:00

Yes, and it’s a room with a view – a viewing window into our 120,000-gallon shark exhibit.

Are there picturesque locations for photo opportunities; can we arrive early to take pictures?2014-10-07T19:05:20+00:00

Yes, of course. Pictures taken at our unique facility are like no other wedding pictures you have ever seen – there are many beautiful areas both inside and outside to capture beautiful photos.

Is there staff provided, such as on-site maître d’, waiters, and bartenders?2014-10-07T19:04:53+00:00


Does Atlantis Marine World Aquarium provide adequate parking space or valets?2014-10-07T19:04:27+00:00

Yes. Valet parking is offered at every evening wedding for no extra charge.

Is a full bar available?2014-10-07T19:03:58+00:00

Yes, with top shelf liquors at no additional cost.

Is there a dance floor?2014-10-07T19:03:32+00:00


Can I have a DJ or a band perform at my wedding?2014-10-07T19:03:12+00:00

Yes. You can have a DJ or a band.

What is the length of the facility rental? Is there an overtime fee?2014-10-07T19:02:44+00:00

A wedding is usually a 30-minute ceremony, a one-hour cocktail hour, and a four-hour reception. Extra time is always available upon request.

What is the deposit and when is the remainder due?2016-02-01T16:55:14+00:00

$1000.00 is the required deposit to hold the date. You are then put on a payment schedule that works within your budget. Final payment is due eight days prior to the event.

Are there any decorating restrictions?2014-10-07T19:01:52+00:00

The Aquarium does not allow any balloons inside the Aquarium for the safety of our animals.

What other types of events do you host?2014-10-07T19:01:23+00:00

We have hosted every imaginable type of event. From fundraisers, political events, proms, televised weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, and much more!

Can I have my ceremony at the Aquarium?2014-10-07T18:58:43+00:00

The facility has eight different ceremony locations. Outdoor locations include the Riverside Pavilion, our waterside dock, Koi Pond, within our Sea Lion Coliseum, or adjacent to Otter Falls. Indoor locations include our Riverfront Room that allows for a chapel-like setting, our Main Aquarium with waterfall backdrop, Coliseum Room, or for the ultimate adventurer – our 120,000-gallon shark exhibit’s Shark Dive ceremony!

How many weddings do you do at one time?2014-10-07T18:57:30+00:00

We host only one wedding at a time.