South Carolina Aquarium 100 Aquarium Wharf • Charleston • SC 29401

South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Dynamic waterfront vistas and amazing aquatic creatures make this downtown venue a brilliant choice for a wedding. Picture-perfect backdrops include the Charleston Harbor, exciting exhibits, and colorful marine life.
  • Say "I do" overlooking the Harbor...then segue to the seascape galleries for a one-of-a-kind dining experience beside the Great Ocean Tank where you're surrounded by fish and ocean flora.
  • Make waves with unique animal encounters for your guests, like touching a manta ray or having divers offer a personalized greeting from inside the 385,000-gallon tank.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $500–4,900/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Type of event
Package Prices
  • $900–1,400/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • All packages include extended rental time as well as access to the aquarium classrooms as a storage & preparation area, as well as the choice between an animal encounter or 1-year aquarium membership.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 100
Cocktails, etc. Standing 500 200
Reception Seated 200 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 500.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Preferred list

Choose from a preferred list of 5 catering partners.



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, starting at 6:30pm. Amplified music is allowed indoors and outdoors until midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Beach / Ocean
  • Zoo / Aquarium
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Ocean / Bay
  • Other View
  • Panoramic


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