Take Your Event To The Next Level... Sea Level

Host an enchanting wedding by the water or sip refreshing cocktails while gazing at fascinating sea life. From intimate receptions to corporate gatherings to black tie galas, OdySea Aquarium will provide a unique experience and lasting memories. Offering a variety of unique venue space options, your special event or party can be customized to fit your vision and needs, and the guest list can even include a penguin or otter!

We have very limited daytime event reservations. Please click here for information regarding group visits to the aquarium.


  • More than 200,000 square feet of unique event space
  • Partial or full aquarium rental
  • Accommodates groups of guests 10 - 2,800
  • Innovative menus and seasonal cuisine, with sustainable and locally sourced foods and beverage
  • Supports green initiatives with high-end compostable products
  • Audio/Visual capabilities
  • Vendor support for event design, décor, lighting and entertainment


  • Weddings - Experience Something Blue
  • Corporate Events - Waves of Excitement
  • Social Events - Make a Splash
  • Holiday Parties - Dive into the Holidays


SeaTREK® Underwater Ocean Walking Experience

Put on your OdySea wetsuit and SeaTREK helmet and get ready to walk in! Our certified divers will take you deep into one of our largest exhibits where you'll be surrounded by thousands of colorful and curious sea creatures.

Animal Encounters

Invite a penguin, otter, bird, sloth, or reptile to mingle with your guests! An expert handler will chaperone the animal and provide a hands-on learning experience for your event.

OdySea Voyager

This one-of-a-kind voyage through the living sea will leave your guests speechless!



Our Venues

Our venue options provide unique spaces that will amaze and excite your guests. Our spaces can be combined or rented separately. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect floor plan for your special event!

We offer both plated, buffet style and strolling receptions depending on space selected. Complete aquarium rental is available as well as lower or upper level rentals.

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Lower Level

P = Plated Dinners S = Strolling Receptions B = Buffet

  • LOWER LEVEL - 1,200 S
    All of lower level.
    Enjoy libations and small bites while gazing at moon jellyfish, varieties of sharks and the magnificent martini glass exhibit. Great for Cocktail Reception or Strolling Events.
    Party with Caribbean reef inhabitants such as clownfish, banded butterfly fish and green moray eel. Great for Cocktail Reception or Strolling Events. The brilliant Great Barrier Reef is included in this space.
    Enjoy the bustling and bright tunnel which offers an immersive tour through daily life inside Earth's largest living structure, Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Host an intimate dinner under the tunnel for 24 or less.
    Dine under the sea with an expansive view into a 200,000 gallon habitat featuring sharks, rays and sea turtles. Expand your dinner into Bizarre & Beautiful where guests can enjoy unusual sights of the deep ocean including the majestic lionfish, chambered nautilus and the Giant Pacific Octopus. Great for strolling dinners, buffets or plated meals, as well as wedding ceremonies and receptions.

      Enhance your event with the Bizarre & Beautiful area and enjoy the unusual sights of the flashlight fish, the king crab, and the giant Pacific octopus.
  • CONFERENCE ROOM - 14 P | 14 B
    Host a meeting around a spacious boardroom table with impressive views into Shark Waters.
  • INVESTOR ROOM - 16 P | 24 S | 15 B
    Host a group while taking in the inspiring views of sea turtles, sharks and rays. Relax on oversized couches while being treated to delicious cocktails and a variety of menu collections

Upper Level

P = Plated Dinners S = Strolling Receptions

Upper Level

P = Plated Dinners S = Strolling Receptions

  • UPPER LEVEL - 1,600 S
    All of upper level.
    Introduce your guests to the variety of fearsome and fascinating species found in Rivers all over the world. From paddlefish and piranhas, to tropical birds and the Asian small clawed otters, your guests will be entertained from start to finish. Make sure not to miss Squidney the 2 toed sloth! Great for Cocktail Reception or Strolling Events.
    Nautical themed restaurant is the perfect backdrop for your event. With a 37 foot interactive Tidal Touch pool and a massive sting ray touch pool your guests will experience marine life up close. Great for strolling dinners and buffets. 
    Adore Pip, Polly and the whole OdySea penguin family. Our African black-footed penguins will create a buzz with their charismatic personalities and aquatic skill leaving your guests with a lasting impression. Amazing add on space to Rivers of the World and the Lighthouse Café. Great for strolling dinners and buffets. 
Graduation Party

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Event Times

4 hour window for daytime and evening events. Contact us for more details.

Site Fees

Site fee includes the use of the contracted event space and exhibit space, appropriate security staff, maintenance, and cleaning fee.

Catering & Beverage Service

All food and beverage arrangements must be made through Smith Hospitality. There is a food and beverage minimum that must be met in addition to a site fee. We provide all Eco-Products brand compostable or recyclable disposables for all buffets and strolling stations. China and flatware can be rented at an additional cost. Plated dinners include flatware and china. 

We can provide a variety of options for bar service. Your guests can enjoy a hosted bar, non-refundable prepaid drink tickets with a cash bar to follow, or a full cash bar. Barware is compostable plastic. Glassware can be rented at an additional cost. Smith Hospitality will provide bartenders for the event. 

Wedding cakes are allowed from a licensed and bonded bakery. A charge will be associated for cake cutting on site. 

Outside Vendors

Any outside vendor including; floral, photography, entertainment, bakery, must contact the Event Manager no later than 2 weeks prior to your event date. Event Manager will work with the vendor in coordinating delivery times and location, set up the schedule, and pick-up. All vendors must provide their own means of transporting their goods including all setup and strike. All materials must be removed from the Aquarium within one hour of event conclusion unless other arrangements have been agreed upon. Caterer nor Aquarium is responsible for any damaged or missing materials.

Event Amenities

Plated Dinner - Up to (25) 66" round banquet tables, (25) white floor length linens, white linen napkins, appropriate china, flatware, and table glassware. 

Strolling Receptions - Scattered cocktail tables, floor length linens and (1) votive per table, environmentally friendly and compostable disposables.

Buffet Dinner - Up to (25) 66" round banquet tables, (25) white floor length linens, environmentally friendly and compostable disposables.

Additional tables, chairs, specialty linens, dance floor, rental furniture, bar glassware, décor items, menu cards, audio/visual needs, and specialty gifts, can be arranged by your Smith Hospitality Event Manager and added to your event billing.

Fundraising Events

No event may involve the support for opposition to any political standing or involve fundraising for political candidates or legislation. We do not allow the client to utilize any advertising or promotional materials which include the Aquarium name or logo. Neither the Aquarium nor the Caterer will sell tickets for your event, nor may any tickets or exchange of money be allowed at the Aquarium.


We ask that your group conducts themselves with the utmost respect of the Aquarium. Due to the nature of the Aquarium's marine and animal life we require music to remain at a certain decibel and must be strictly adhered to. Amplified sound must be kept to sound levels below 80dB at all times. Flash photography into exhibits is prohibited, but allowed throughout the aquarium. More information is provided by your Event Manager upon request.

Reserving Space

A 72-hour hold can be placed without a deposit. Events that will occur two months out or later require a 25% deposit of your food and beverage estimate along with a credit card on file to hold your event date. An additional 25% of estimated food and beverage charges are due 60 business days prior to event date. Final payment and guarantee attendance are required, in full, 7 business days prior to your event date. If hosting a bar, the consumed amount of beverages, plus tax and service charges, will be charged the next business day, following your event date.





Diana David
Catering & Events Director

Smith Hospitality Group

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Bill Smith

Smith Hospitality Group

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