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Weddings, Corporate Events and More

Indoor and Outdoor Venue Space

Make waves with your one-of-a-kind event at the South Carolina Aquarium! From engagements and elopements to destination weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and corporate events, in front of the Great Ocean Tank or overlooking the picturesque Charleston Harbor, your event is sure to wow. Work with our team to create a customized event with animal encounters, personalized messages from scuba divers and amazing photo opportunities.

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Extraordinary Venue

Panoramic waterfront views, remarkable animals and an exclusive downtown Charleston location create an unrivaled atmosphere. Our Aquarium Galleries and Harbor Overlook comfortably accommodate guest counts up to 500 and offer customization for placement of tables, catering stations, bar service, entertainment and more. At the South Carolina Aquarium, your event is guaranteed to make waves.

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Weddings and Rehearsal Dinners

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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Elopements and Small Ceremonies

Looking for an unforgettable setting for your elopement or small ceremony? The Aquarium offers affordable packages for small weddings. Imagine walking down the aisle with the stunning Charleston Harbor as your backdrop. Or seal your vows with a kiss in our intimate aquatic galleries, surrounded by thousands of beautiful animals. Make your elopement or small ceremony an event to remember!

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Get Engaged at the Aquarium

Looking for a WILD way to pop the question? Get engaged at the Aquarium! Surrounded by over 5,000 animals and picturesque views, we’ll help you stage an amazing moment to ask the biggest question of your life.

Talk to our event staff about other fun ways to utilize our proposal packages. We would love to work with you to create a fun promposal, birthday surprise or a photo-op for another special occasion!

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Corporate and 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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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.

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Exclusive Bar Partner

Work with our exclusive bar partner to bring your beverage experience to life, with both preset and custom packages available.

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