Downtown Aquarium Denver




Wow your wedding guests with a venue as unique as your love and host your wedding celebration at Denver’s Downtown Aquarium. The public aquarium is more than an aquatic exhibit featuring over 500 species of underwater animals, it is also an entertainment and dining complex, perfectly equipped to accommodate your special day. The Nautilus Ballroom boasts beautiful hand-painted ceilings, stunning beaded chandeliers and plush carpeting that will transport you and your guests to a water-inspired world of elegance and refinement. Declare your love right on-site with a romantic ceremony in the ballroom. Then move guests to the Dive Lounge, an upscale bar located on the first floor, for a posh cocktail hour. Guests can also enjoy breathtaking views of the downtown skyline from the observation deck. During cocktail hour, the ballroom is transformed from ceremony area to reception site. The festivities continue with a delicious meal from the award-winning culinary team back in the Nautilus Ballroom. End the evening with toasts and dancing. The professional and helpful staff is happy to assist you in planning the details of your day from start to finish so your day will be nothing short of spectacular!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Event Center, Ballrooms


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 50 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 220 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 3 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by 11:30PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $1,000 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony ranges from $500 to $750 with reception rental or $1,000 for a ceremony only wedding. There is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Downtown Aquarium Denver is estimated at between $6,721 and $10,937 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Ceremony chairs included for indoor events only

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 11:30PM
Inquire with venue for a larger dance floor over 125 guests
Bartender fee of $100 per bartender but this is waived if $750.00 is met per bartender