Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk




The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is an aquatic retreat that makes for a perfect unique venue for the individualistic bride. Say your once-in-a-lifetime vows in one of the aquarium’s many gorgeous spaces, backdropped by marine life exhibits. These unique settings are guaranteed to provide many photo opportunities, as well. Enjoy mixing and mingling with your guests during cocktail hour amid enchanting floor-to-ceiling displays of beautiful fish and other aquatic life. After you’ve had your share of hor d’oeuvres and tasty drinks, make your way into the newly renovated Newman’s Own Hall. This expansive open hall offers a colorful design in vibrant blues and greens that are sure to compliment any nautical themed wedding. In addition, the new hall also offers a chance to celebrate alongside playful harbor seals in their indoor/outdoor exhibit, as well as plenty of room for dancing. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will deliver a distinctive wedding you and your guests won’t soon forget!

Venue Style

Museum/Gallery, Ballrooms


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 225 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 5:00PM. Flexible end time. Please arrange with venue coordinator.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $3,815 for a reception and includes 4.5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony is $1,000 with reception rental. Ceremony-only weddings are available upon inquiry. Please inquire with venue coordinator for availability. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,000/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is estimated at between $21,491 and $29,046 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Chiavari chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Champagne toast
Full kitchen facilities
Public garage

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 4:00AM