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Tie the knot under the sea!

Make your day unforgettable at the Virginia Aquarium. Imagine your wedding against the background of blue water, colorful fish, and animals of all kinds. Our exclusive in-house caterer offers a wide array of delectable cuisine and our professional staff provides the personal attention required to make your day truly memorable.

North Building

You can rent the entire North Building and amaze up to 1,800 guests, or mix and match from our selection of rooms to fit your needs!

The Promenade

At 1,560 square feet, The Promenade is perfect for a wedding ceremony or reception, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Owls Creek, a scenic deck, and a prime location next to our shark and sea turtle galleries. It seats up to 120 guests around a dancing area, with additional guests accommodated for a standing reception.

Sharks & Sea Turtles Gallery

Enjoy dinner with sharks, stroll by sea turtles, and spend time with jellies. This gallery is perfect for a buffet reception or intimate dinner in front of the 3-story shark aquarium, and ideal for mingling while enjoying our iconic residents. This space can hold 50-60 guests for a seated reception and up to 150 guests for a standing reception.