Florida Aquarium

The Ceremony:

Coral Reef Ceremonies: All wedding ceremonies are held in the breathtaking coral reef room

  • Room Rentals are 4 1/2 hours, inclusive of the Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, and Reception

The Cocktail Hour:

The cocktail hour includes a special self-guided tour of the aquarium.

All menu prices are subject to 22% taxable administrative fee and 7.5% sales tax. Service staff included for (4 ½) Hours – $35.00 per staff member per hour apply for additional service time.

Choice of (1) Display:

Farmer’s Market Fresh and Marinated Vegetables, Assorted Crackers, and Flatbreads, with a Spring Herb Dip

Florida Fruit Sunburst Chef’s Selection of Seasonal and Local Fruits, with a Raspberry Yogurt Dip

Additional items and selections are available for an Elevated Cocktail Hour Experience

The Reception:

Reception spaces include three breathtaking options.

For accommodations for over 150 guests, please reach out to an Events Representative. An additional hour may be added to the reception for $400.

Rooftop Terrace: Up to 150 guests

First Floor Lobby: Up to 150 guests

Coral Reef: Up to 80 guests

The Food & Drink:

Both Plated Dinner, Buffet Options, and Action Stations are available.

In-house catering personnel must dispense all beverages. Bartenders are staffed one (1) per 100 guests. A $125 per bartender fee will apply for a (4 ½) hour service. Additional service time will be charged at $35.00 per bartender per hour.


The Florida Aquarium’s wedding packages are designed to be both unique and inclusive, in order to provide you with a smooth planning process and an unforgettable wedding day. The items listed below are included in your food and beverage package.

2023 Wedding Package – The Florida Aquarium

Four Hour Hosted Bar

Cocktail Hour with Hors d’oeuvres Display

Decorative Votive Candles for Cocktail Tables

Banquet Tables and Chairs

Tables with Floor Length Black or White Table Linens

Black or White Napkins

Champagne Greet or Sparkling Cider Toast

Cake Cutting Service

Assorted Dinner Rolls and Butter


Florida Aquarium Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait at the Florida Aquarium | Lifelong Photography

Timeless, Green and Black Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Florida Aquarium

We wanted something indoors with everything in one location, with catering and rentals. We also wanted something that would be memorable for our guests. Jake picked the venue. I wanted him to be involved since it was his day too.

The Florida Aquarium was a memorable venue that all our guests loved. The bubble curtain during the first kiss resulted in the most amazing photos. Everyone loved it and still talks about it! It had everything in one location, with catering and rentals included. We are looking forward to visiting on our anniversary in the years to come!

-Katie and Jake