North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $4,487 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $4k for 50 Guests
Starting at $4k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 350

Starting price

4K$ to start


Cape Fear Conservatory
Upper Mezzanine and Lower Cape Fear Shoals
Lower Cape Fear Shoals
Upper Mezzanine and Lower Cape Fear Shoals
Cape Fear Conservatory
Lower Cape Fear Shoals
Moray Eel Cave


Ocean/Waterfront View


The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher provides an elegant and memorable backdrop for your wedding. They offer the perfect seated or strolling space for wedding occasions of all sizes. The special events staff provides experience and exceptional attention to detail. After a lovely indoor or outdoor ceremony, pose for your first photos as a married couple around the aquarium or even outdoors, with the waves crashing behind you. Multiple locations around the property provide not only ceremony and reception sites, but also allow your guests to mix and mingle as they explore all the aquarium has to offer. Inside, exhibits and tanks of sea creatures create a magical and whimsical experience. Dine, dance and toast to your forever at the North Carolina Aquarium of Fort Fisher. You and your guests will talk about your enchanted event by the sea for years to come.

Venue Notes

The rental fee generally ranges from $2,000 to $4,000+ for a ceremony and reception and includes 5.5 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for an additional fee. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $500. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Large parking lot
No kitchen
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors only- Approved outside caterer allowed- Beer and wine only- Music must end by 11:30PM- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- Smoking in designated areas only- Venue must approve all decorations