Located just minutes from the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront, the Aquarium is the perfect setting for a unique and memorable private event. From weddings to corporate events and more, we are ready to accommodate your special occasion.
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Private Event Options
Evening Private Event Locations - North Building
Thank you for your interest in hosting your private event at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. We look forward to assisting you in finding the perfect space for your event – whether it is set with sharks and sea turtles or overlooking a scenic waterway. Event rentals include tables and chairs, projectors, and uplighting for your convenience.
Capacity: 1,800 | Make the most of the night with full access to our North Building exhibits. Guests will be enthralled by our range of aquatic animals and dazzled with photo opportunities.
Sharks & Sea Turtles Package
Capacity: 55 Seated | Submerge your event with an underwater sparkle to celebrate any occasion. Leave your guests speechless as they experience the natural behaviors of these magnificent creatures.
Ray Pool Package
Capacity: 70 (Seated Ceremony) | Bring your event to the interactive waters of our Ray Touch Pool, where guests can interact with the rays on exhibit. Watch rays glide through the water and create memorable moments for everyone.
Promenade Room Add-On
Capacity: 100 Seated | Add on the Promenade to double your seating capacity. Personalize the floor plan design and enjoy the scenic deck outlooking the beautiful Owl Creek.
Giant Screen Theater
Capacity: 250 | Host your event or presentation in an impressive giant-screen theater room. With the capacity to seat more than 200 people in comfortable, tiered seating, everyone will have a good view.
Evening Private Events Location - South Building
Event rentals include tables and chairs, projectors, and uplighting for your convenience.
Capacity: 250 (Not Seated) | Explore captivating exhibits with full access to our South Building. Guests will be mystified by our jellies gallery and touch pools.
Capacity: 200 (Bench Seating) | Enjoy the fresh air and gorgeous scenery at our outdoor amphitheater. With elevated seating and proximity to the nature trail, experience nature firsthand in a crowd-pleasing space.
Make a splash with the outdoor watershed boasting a playhouse, rain garden, play research vessel, and water play areas.
Capacity: 80 | Bring your presentation or event into this large auditorium with comfortable seating and a screen display option. Perfect for meetings, presentations, and more.
- Member discounts are available.
- Prices are subject to change.
- Events booked Sunday through Thursday receive a 10% discount.
- Liability insurance is required.
- A security guard will be present and is included in the cost of the rental fee.
- A professional wedding planner or day-of planner is required.
Want to Plan a Birthday Party?
Birthday celebrations can be arranged with our School & Youth Programs team!
Ready to Book An Event?
We look forward to helping you plan your special occasion. In addition to the above, we can also accommodate other events such as baby showers, vow renewals, and more, as well as daytime events. Contact Private Events via email.