For a wedding event location with an aquatic theme, Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma, is a spectacular option for ocean lovers. Wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers, can only be enhanced through the beauty of this underwater venue, where activities take place next to sea turtles, sharks, and other creatures. The possible wedding photos throughout the day receive a unique backdrop thanks to the exhibits and nautical theme of the aquarium.
Facilities and Capacity
The aquarium allows couples to select from five different spaces for their ceremony and reception, including memorable locations like Sea Turtle Island, Polynesian Reef, and Shark Adventure. With the ability to accommodate up to 1,500 guests, both large and intimate wedding parties can enjoy the coastal atmosphere of the Oklahoma Aquarium. Dressing rooms are available for both wedding parties, while guests can use the parking on-site and take advantage of wheelchair access throughout the facility.
When booking the Oklahoma Aquarium, an on-site venue coordinator will help couples with decisions and adjustments before the event, as well as provide on-site coordination on the day of the wedding. The venue provides chairs, tables, and linens for couples, with the option of renting more if needed. Staff will be present to assist in setting up the wedding and rehearsal area, as well as providing tear down and clean up at the end of the occasion. To help with decorating and other event-enhancing details, Oklahoma Aquarium keeps a collection of the following:
Oklahoma Aquarium employs their own in-house catering team who can help couples plan their perfect menu. They offering private tastings for couples, and allow an outside cake to be brought in the day of the wedding. Before the reception, their servers can offer hors d’oeuvres at a cocktail reception, and then move to provide buffet, plated, stations, or family-style service at dinner. Items such as china, flatware, linens, barware, a chocolate fountain, and glassware can also be supplied.
Setting an appointment via email was easy and they allowed us to venture around on our own. They sent a quote within an hour of requesting it. I'm still waiting to book but the Thanksgiving holiday made responsiveness a little slower. The only downside is you must use their caterer which does up the price. Overall, I can't wait to have our wedding there with the fishes! :)
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