1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
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Average Base Cost: $20,000
Our average base cost for a Seattle Aquarium wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony/reception using a food/beverage cost of $110/pp. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.
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How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee:
- Friday – Saturday: $3,000 for up to 200 guests, $10/per person for each additional guest and a $10,000 food and beverage minimum (with $500 allocated for labor charges)
- Sunday: $2,500 for up to 200 guests, $8/per person for each additional guest and a $7,500 food and beverage minimum (with $500 allocated for labor charges)
What’s Included: Tables, chairs, china, flatware, linens, set up & break down (only on standard items)
- Weddings go for 4.5 hours beginning as early as 6:30pm with the option to add additional time for $1,000 per hour for up to 200 guests.
- The ceremony fee is $2.50/per person based on where the ceremony location. The city of Seattle requires every client to obtain private event insurance for their event, listing the City of Seattle Risk Management Division as an additional insured.
Vendors: Outside vendors are allowed except for catering
Food and Beverage: Plated dinners range in price from $57-$67/pp, and open bar packages from $18 (for beer and wine) to $31 for the premium bar package for three hours. Typically, rental of the venue AND catering ranges from $125-$160/pp depending on final selections.
Space Type: Inside/Outside
Size: Puget Sound Hall can accommodate eating with a dance floor for up to 250 guests; if you use the Mezzanine Level as well you can accommodate up to 300.
Bridal Suite: Yes
Parking: City Parking is available, or you have the option to rent a garage directly across from the Aquarium at Republic Parking for a total of $400.
Party On! Events can go as late as you want, but liquor can only be served until 2:00 a.m.
Woman Getting Married Says:
Like the Museum of History and Industry Seattle, this wedding venue has an amazing waterfront location (though the Seattle Aquarium is a bit closer to more hotel options). I love the inside/outside option, and the interactive experience for guests is pretty great (anybody fancy an otter show?!). Unless you’re a big fan of The Little Mermaid I would opt for very subtle decor at this wedding venue (think white flowers, lots and lots of candles, etc.). You could obviously go, ahem, overboard with the aquatic stuff at this wedding venue!