Make Waves.


Weddings & Social Events

Transform our world-class Aquarium into your unforgettable wedding venue. With the impressive Great Ocean Tank or the picturesque Charleston Harbor as the backdrop, your unique celebration will leave a lasting impression. You and your guests will enjoy exquisite culinary selections from our exclusive catering partners as you are surrounded by colorful fish and marine life.

Panoramic waterfront views, remarkable animals and an exclusive downtown Charleston location create an unrivaled atmosphere. Your guests may explore the Aquarium’s exhibits while celebrating your special occasion with animal attendees. Our in-house events team is eager to assist you throughout the planning process so that your vision for a perfect evening may easily come to life.  At the South Carolina Aquarium, your event is guaranteed to make waves.

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Main Galleries and Riverside Terrace

Our Main Galleries and Riverside Terrace comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests and allow for creative placement of food and action stations, bar service, dance floors, or even a stage. Customize these spaces with animal encounters, media packages, or divers sharing your personalized message in the Great Ocean Tank. The versatile Main Galleries and Riverside Terrace will set the backdrop for your memorable event.


Corporate & Private Events

Impress your clients or employees with an after-hours party, awards ceremony, or fundraiser at the South Carolina Aquarium. As your guests explore the Aquarium and enjoy a relaxing outdoor atmosphere, our seasoned event planners will address the coordination and details, ensuring that your vision comes to life.

Whether for a family reunion, a bar or bat mitzvah, an anniversary party or another celebration, the South Carolina Aquarium is the perfect venue for private events. The Main Galleries and Riverside Terrace are a distinctive gathering space that your guests will remember for years to come. Talk to our expert planners about how to craft the perfect event around your special occasion.

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Catering Partners and Preferred Vendors

The South Carolina Aquarium’s catering partners have been carefully selected to provide exceptional cuisine and outstanding service for your event. As Charleston’s elite caterers, our catering partners ensure the highest quality dining experience within any budget range.