Greater Cleveland Aquarium

2x award winner, Valet parking

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Starting at $259 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $0k for 50 Guests
Starting at $0k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 400

Starting price

259.2$ to start

Peak Season



Indoor Ceremony
Largest Banquet Room
Small Banquet Room
Medium banquet rooom


Banquet Hall/Restaurant
Historic/Landmark Building
Event Center
City/Skyline View
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The Greater Cleveland Aquarium is a fun and romantic space perfect for your ideal wedding ceremony and reception. The stunning combination of marine wildlife and dim lighting create an intimate and interesting space perfect to invite your friends and family to in celebration of your special day. Imagine saying your “I Dos” in front of the 230,000 gallon Shark exhibit with majestic sea creatures meandering around in the tank behind you as you tie the knot. Furthermore, your walk down the aisle will be truly unforgettable through the 175 foot underwater sea tube. A more memorable backdrop for your wedding simply just does not exist! You and your guests will be able to celebrate among exhibits of sharks, stingrays, angelfish. Following your fun and unique ceremony, a reception at the Windows on the River facility adjoining the aquarium in historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse will be an exquisite combination of romantic and sophisticated. With whimsical cloth draped across the ceiling, warm and welcoming brick walls bringing the charm of the past to the space, and expansive windows offering both light into the room and beautiful views, the space is the perfect space for you and your guests to celebrate.

Venue Notes

There is no rental fee for the banquet room but there is a guest count minimum applied to all events. The additional cocktail hour inside of the aquarium is an extra $1250. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a wedding ceremony of up to 80 people is $800 for the hour in 1 exhibit.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Champagne toast
Coat check room
Dance floor
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Groom's dressing area
Large parking lot
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Wedding planning services


- Alcohol must be provided by venue- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Exclusive caterer for venue- Food & beverage minimum- Music must end by midnight- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking outside only- Venue must approve all decorations