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Weddings at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

The Wedding of a Lifetime

Are you dreaming of a unique and unforgettable wedding experience? Consider having your wedding at the Gulfarium, where the beauty of marine life and the enchanting underwater world will provide a stunning backdrop for your special day.

  • Friday – Sunday rental: $2,000
  • Monday – Thursday rental: $1,800
  • site locations based on availability & guest count (Living Sea, Dolphin Oasis)
  • Duration – 3 hours
  • Included: Tables, white padded chairs, trash service, & security
  • Audio/visual capabilities dependent on location choice
  • Additional services available upon request
  • Friday – Sunday rental: $1,000
  • Monday – Thursday rental: $800
  • site locations based on availability & guest count (Living Sea, Seal Harbor, Dolphin Oasis, Gulf Overlook)
  • Duration – 1 hour
  • Included: White padded chairs, arch, sand ceremony table, 30-minutes of rehearsal time based on calendar availability
  • Audio/visual capabilities dependent on location choice
  • Additional décor items available to rent
  • Friday – Sunday rental: $2,300
  • Monday – Thursday rental: $2,100
  • site locations based on availability & guest count (Living Sea, Dolphin Oasis)
  • Duration – 4 hours
  • Included: Tables (variety of sizes), white padded chairs, trash service, & security
  • Audio/visual capabilities dependent on location choice
  • Additional services available upon request
Additional Information
  • Friday – Sunday: $3,300 plus service charge & tax
  • Monday – Thursday: $3,100 plus service charge & tax
  • A non-refundable deposit of 25% of base rate (+ tax) is required to secure the date for your event. Balance is due no later than 14 days prior to event.
  • A 20% service charge applies to all after-hours events.
  • Any time past contracted hours will be charged at $300 per hour.
  • All prices are subject to Florida sales tax.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we schedule a tour of the aquarium before booking our wedding?2023-09-11T17:37:00-05:00

Yes, we offer the opportunity to schedule tours before booking your wedding. This allows you to explore the venue, get a feel for the ambiance, and discuss your wedding vision with our event coordinators. A tour can help you make an informed decision and envision the possibilities for your special day.

Are there any restrictions on decorations or items that can be used at an aquarium wedding?2023-09-11T17:34:15-05:00

Yes, we have specific guidelines regarding decorations to ensure the safety and well-being of marine life and exhibits. It’s essential to discuss your decoration plans with the our event coordinators to understand any restrictions and to ensure that your chosen decor aligns with their guidelines.

Can we have a rehearsal dinner or other pre-wedding events at the Gulfarium?2023-09-11T17:30:40-05:00

Yes, we offer event spaces for pre-wedding events such as rehearsal dinners, welcome receptions, or bridal showers. These events can be held in designated areas within the venue, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the unique surroundings before the wedding day.

Can we have live entertainment or music at our aquarium wedding?2023-09-11T17:26:56-05:00

Yes, live entertainment and music are allowed at a wedding at the Gulfarium! However, certain restrictions or guidelines may be in place regarding noise levels and the type of entertainment allowed. It’s important to discuss your plans with our event coordinators to ensure compliance with any regulations.

What is the cost of having an aquarium wedding?2023-09-11T17:24:55-05:00

The cost of an aquarium wedding varies depending on factors such as the location, venue, guest count, chosen amenities, and additional services. It’s best to discuss your budget and specific requirements with the aquarium’s event coordinators to receive a personalized quote for your wedding.

Can Gulfarium provide assistance with wedding planning and coordination?2023-09-11T17:20:09-05:00

We have experienced event coordinators who can assist you with wedding planning and coordination. They can help with venue selection, event logistics, menu planning, and other details to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly.

How far in advance should I book my wedding at the Gulfarium?2023-09-11T17:18:04-05:00

It’s recommended to book your aquarium wedding as early as possible, especially if you have a specific date in mind. Popular wedding dates tend to book quickly, so securing your preferred date well in advance is advisable.

Can the Gulfarium provide recommendations for other wedding vendors, such as photographers and florists?2023-09-11T17:13:58-05:00

Yes, Gulfarium has a network of preferred vendors and can provide recommendations for trusted wedding professionals in the area. We can help connect you with photographers, florists, entertainment services, and other vendors to ensure a seamless and memorable wedding experience.

Is there on-site parking available for wedding guests?2023-09-11T17:07:46-05:00

Yes, the Gulfarium provides adequate on-site parking for wedding guests. Our parking lot is handicapped accessible and free for guests.

What photo opportunities are available at an aquarium wedding?2023-09-11T17:04:23-05:00

The Gulfarium provides a plethora of photo opportunities. You can capture beautiful moments in front of captivating exhibits, with colorful fish swimming by, or the backdrop of the beautiful Emerald Coast. The unique surroundings will ensure that your wedding photos are truly extraordinary.

Can I customize the theme and decor of my aquarium wedding?2023-09-11T16:57:44-05:00

Yes, here at the Gulfarium we offer customizable wedding themes and decor options. Whether you want a beach-inspired wedding, an underwater fantasy theme, or a more traditional setting, our event coordinators will work with you can work with you to create your desired ambiance.

What are the benefits of having an aquarium wedding?2023-09-11T16:54:54-05:00

A wedding at the Gulfarium offers a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests. You’ll have a stunning and enchanting backdrop for your wedding photos, access to incredible marine exhibits, and the opportunity to support marine conservation efforts through your event.

How many guests can an aquarium accommodate for a wedding?2023-09-11T16:52:47-05:00

Capacity limits are dependent on which venue you choose for your wedding at the Gulfarium. For specific details please inquire with our events team!

Can I have my wedding ceremony and reception at an aquarium?2023-09-11T16:49:27-05:00

Yes, the Gulfarium event spaces for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. You can choose to have your entire wedding celebration at the aquarium, from multiple first-look photoshoot locations, to exchanging vows in front of a stunning exhibit, to enjoying a memorable reception surrounded by marine life in front of a stunning exhibit to enjoying a memorable reception surrounded by marine life.

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Discover Our Wedding Packages

A wedding at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park offers a unique blend of elegance, natural beauty, and conservation. It is an opportunity to embark on a new chapter of your life while immersed in the captivating world beneath the waves. Contact us today to explore the possibilities of hosting your dream wedding in this extraordinary setting.

Aquarium Wedding Ideas to Help With Your Planning:

Wedding Venues at the Gulfarium

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park aquarium offers a variety of event spaces to accommodate weddings of all sizes. From intimate ceremonies in front of mesmerizing aquariums to grand receptions surrounded by aquatic exhibits, you can choose a venue that suits your preferences and guest count.

Breathtaking Atmosphere

Imagine exchanging vows while colorful fish swim gracefully in the background or having a cocktail hour as our shark glides past in a stunning underwater habitat. The serene ambiance of the underwater world creates a truly magical and romantic atmosphere that you and your guests will cherish.

Unique Photo Opportunities

The Gulfaarium provides countless photo opportunities that are unlike any other wedding venue. Capture stunning shots surrounded by vibrant corals, the natural beauty of the Gulf, or playful dolphins. Your wedding album will be filled with extraordinary and unforgettable moments.

Customized Themes

Many aquariums offers customizable wedding themes that reflect your personal style and love for the ocean. Whether you prefer a beach-inspired decor, a tropical paradise, or a whimsical underwater theme, the aquarium’s event coordinators can work with you to bring your vision to life.

Memorable Guest Experience

Your wedding guests will be treated to an extraordinary experience as they explore the aquarium’s exhibits and learn about fascinating marine life. The Gulfarium offers interactive touch pools, and even animal meet and greets to enhance the guest experience.

Environmental Conservation

By choosing the Gulfarium as your wedding venue, you contribute to the important work of marine conservation and education.

Professional Support

Planning an aquarium wedding can be made easy with the help of experienced event coordinators and staff. They will assist you in designing the perfect wedding package, coordinating logistics, and ensuring that every detail are taken care of to make your day stress-free.

Unforgettable Memories

Your aquarium wedding will create memories that will last a lifetime. Imagine the joy of celebrating your love surrounded by the wonders of the ocean, sharing this extraordinary experience with your loved ones.

Commitment to Sustainability

The Gulfarium is committed to sustainable practices and eco-friendly initiatives. You can feel good knowing that your wedding is taking place in a venue that prioritizes the well-being of our planet.

Proudly Serving Florida & Our Local Communities

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