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16 Seattle Aquarium Reviews
Married on 07/20/2018
The Seattle Aquarium was perfect for our wedding. We got married on the back pier with Puget Sound behind us, and then had the reception in the grand lobby with the fishtank as our backdrop. ... Read more Beautiful. The kids loved exploring the aquarium (they give you the whole place!) and everyone enjoyed the otter feeding. The food was amazing, too. One of my guests said "You don't get food of this quality at weddings this large. You just don't. This is the food you get at nice restaurants. This was fantastic." Chelsea (events coordinator) was fantastic from start to finish. We were doing the planning ourselves, so we had a million rookie questions (some of which we had to ask multiple times) but Chelsea was patient and responsive and everything went off perfectly. Shannon was the day-of coordinator who was also super helpful both on the day and afterwards when we returned to retrieve some things we'd left behind. Anyone who is thinking about getting married in Seattle should definitely consider the aquarium. It's a truly unique location your guests will never forget, and the staff made everything run so smoothly. Plus... otters!
Married on 08/26/2017
This review is specifically for Chelsea Gillis (Catering Director for Seattle Aquarium) and Mohamed Kari (Operations Manager). My fiance and I are getting married in August 2017- We currently live in ... Read more Los Angeles, but my fiance is originally from Seattle. When we were researching possible venues in Seattle for our upcoming wedding, we were so excited to come across Seattle Aquarium as an option. Chelsea impressed us from the beginning. She responded right away to our initial inquiry, and was so friendly and easy to communicate with answering all of our questions as we were planning a wedding out of state. She is very accommodating to our requests and sustained communication with us even when we were not e-mailing as frequent as the beginning. When it came time for us to tour the Aquarium, which was Christmas weekend, Chelsea was off on holiday but arranged for us to tour the space with Mohamed. Mohamed was so friendly as well, and gave us a full tour of the space. When planning with Chelsea and Mohamed, we never felt pressured to book by a certain time. They were both super patient and very understanding about the challenges of planning an out of state wedding. Even during a time when we weren't sure what our plan was, they never pressured us into booking, and even kept a soft hold on a wedding date for us. It never felt like were were working with sales staff, but more like talking to old friends. After careful consideration, and due to family circumstances, we ended up deciding to have our wedding in Los Angeles. We have full confidence that had we chosen to hold our wedding at the Aquarium, the team would have put together the perfect day for us. Thank you Chelsea and Mohamed!!
Married on 07/08/2017
We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception at the aquarium and it was perfect! Chelsea was our amazing aquarium wedding coordinator / sales director. She took care of us from start to finish and ... Read more found solutions to some of our special requests (e.g. large paella pans for the paella station). She was super easy to work with and made us feel like everything was under control the entire time even though there were many moving parts. The aquarium itself was beautiful. We had our ceremony outside in the back pier with perfect views of the sound and olympic mountains. The cocktail hour was in the touch tank area and the reception was in the main hall with the huge sound tank as the backdrop. The entire aquarium was open for our guests. The food, especially the tenderloin and summer corn puree, were delicious. Compliments to the chef. The day can be best summed up by one of our little nephews that declared "Today was the BEST DAY EVER!" We would gladly recommend other couples check out the aquarium for their special day!
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Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
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Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)
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Bartender(s), House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar
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What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
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1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59, Pier 59 Seattle, Washington, 98101