The Nautilus Ballroom at the Houston Downtown Aquarium
Turn your wedding celebration into an underwater adventure and commemorate your nuptials within the magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex known as Downtown Aquarium. The 500,000 gallon aquatic wonderland is home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. In addition to aquatic and geographic exhibits, Downtown Aquarium boasts a full-service restaurant, upscale bar, and fully equipped ballroom. Located on the third floor of the Aquarium, the Nautilus Ballroom will transport you and your guests to a world of elegance and refinement. The stunning ballroom features breathtaking views of the downtown skyline, a private wrap-around balcony, and a beautiful cylindrical aquarium tank in the foyer area. The ballroom can be divided into two separate spaces to accommodate both ceremony and reception. The foyer and balcony are both exceptional spaces that can be used for cocktail hour. Sit down to a delicious meal customized to your specifications by the award-winning culinary team. The experienced event coordinators are ready to assist you with everything from planning to décor to entertainment. Your special day will be one you will cherish forever.
Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 400 guests
Flexible set up start time. Events must end by 2:00AM.
There is no rental fee for the reception. Please inquire with the venue for the exact food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time.
The average wedding cost at The Nautilus Ballroom at the Houston Downtown Aquarium is estimated at between $15,860 and $21,381 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
|Podium and/or stage|
|Coat check room|
|Tables and chairs provided|
|Linens, silverware, glassware provided|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Full kitchen facilities|
|Valet or public parking for a fee|
|Adult and kid entertainment/enrichments add-ons available|
|All food and beverage handled by venue|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Catering provided by venue|
|Amplified music OK indoors only|
|Smoking in designated areas only|
|Alcohol must be provided by venue|
|Music must end by 2:00AM|