Aquarium of the Bay

San Francisco



With more than 50,000 square feet of space, the Aquarium of the Bay provides a truly unique and remarkable venue for your wedding day. The venue features panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay and the city skyline as well as over 20,000 aquatic animals. With full access to the Aquarium, your guests will be able to share a cocktail with the sharks as they walk through crystal-clear tunnels filled the most beautiful creatures of the aquatic world. Give your guests the opportunity to touch sharks, rays, skates, and sea stars. Conveniently located at the edge of Pier 39 and the historic Fisherman's Wharf district, your guests will be able to enjoy the best of what San Francisco has to offer.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Ocean/Waterfront View, City/Skyline View


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 1 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 650 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time must start after 6:00PM when the Aquarium is closed to the public. To begin set up time prior to this, an additional fee will be charged.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $800/hr to $3,500/hr. For budgeting purposes, the rental fee shown is based on 3 hours of event time.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Aquarium of the Bay is estimated at between $22,484 and $30,725 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Dance floor
Coat check room
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Public garage

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Alcohol must be contracted through Tonic
No rice, birdseed, confetti