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Venues in Charleston, SC,
(843) 579-8656

About Us

Have a one-of-a-kind backdrop on your wedding day when you say your vows at South Carolina Aquarium; a venue located in Charleston, South Carolina. This aquarium, which is a non-profit organization, allows couples to be both in downtown Charleston and escape with their guests to an aquatic world filled with a variety of animal species on their wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity
Whether you want a small wedding of just 50 guests or a large wedding of up to 500 guests, the South Carolina Aquarium can accommodate all sizes of wedding ceremonies and celebrations. Couples and guests will be in awe of the many different animals, from the small purple sea urchin to the large and solitary sand tiger shark. With these animals as your backdrop (or the Great Ocean Tank or Charleston Harbor), you are sure to excite your guests and “cause as splash” on your special day.

Services Offered
The South Carolina Aquarium provides couples with an in-house events team to help plan and implement the wedding. However, weddings are not the only celebration you can experience here. You can also enjoy your rehearsal dinner or reception amidst the exotic sea life and panoramic waterfront views. If you prefer something a little more personal and special, the aquarium can provide services such as your personalized message being shared by the divers.

Other Services
In addition to helping plan weddings, the South Carolina Aquarium is happy to provide transportation conveniences for you and your guests. Couples and their wedding party will receive parking in addition to wheelchair access if needed.


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  • The SC Aquarium was the first and only venue we considered for our wedding. It was such a unique experience for guests and had such a great atmosphere at night. I also loved knowing that our money was going to a good cause! The team of event coordinators at the aquarium is very responsive to questions and were extremely helpful throughout the planning process! The event package with an extra hour of time and the Photo Booth was worth every penny!!!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Museum, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Get Ready Rooms, Wifi

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

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