Aquarium Galleries &
Harbor Overlook

Our Aquarium Galleries and Harbor Overlook comfortably accommodate guest counts from 50 to 500 and enable creative placement of food and action stations, bar service, dance floors and musical entertainment. Personalize your event with one-of-a-kind experiences including animal encounters, divers sharing your personalized message in our legendary tanks and incredible photo opportunities. The versatile Aquarium Galleries and Harbor Overlook will set the backdrop for your memorable event.

Extraordinary Venue

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 easily comes to life. At the South Carolina Aquarium, your event is guaranteed to make waves.

Weddings & Private 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.

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Corporate & Social 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 team will address the coordination and details, ensuring that your vision comes to life.

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Perfect Space for all Occasions

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 Aquarium Galleries and Harbor Overlook are distinctive gathering spaces that your guests will remember for years to come. Talk to our expert events team about how to craft the perfect experience around your special occasion.

Virtual Date Nights

Book an Aquarium animal for your next virtual date night! All Critter Calls are $100 for 15 minutes and special requests can be taken to customize the call. Zoom platform is preferred but any conferencing platform can be used. Critter Calls are also great for birthday and graduation parties, family Zoom get-togethers, happy hours and summer camps!

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Exclusive Catering Partners

Our 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.

Preferred Vendors

We work with Charleston’s most reputable event companies to bring your Aquarium vision to life.

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