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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 large 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 events team to create an event personalized to you 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. Aquarium proposals are also perfect for other special occasions like promposals, birthdays and reunions!

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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 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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