Weddings at the Texas State Aquarium

At the Texas State Aquarium, our event staff is committed to making your wedding, prom, or special event dreams a reality. From a breathtaking view of the Corpus Christi Bay to a close-up view of our sharks, you are sure to find the perfect venue space for your special day. At the Aquarium, we offer an all-inclusive event, as well as enhancements and add-ons to ensure your wedding or event is unforgettable.

*Please note that we are currently only offering receptions


Whether you are looking for outside or inside, dark or light, we have the venue space for exactly what you need. Check out the video below for a virtual tour of our spaces at the Aquarium.

  • Water's Edge Boardwalk

    300 seated, 500 strolling

    The breezy Water’s Edge Boardwalk highlights our exterior space behind the Aquarium directly on Corpus Christi Bay.

  • Living Shores

    250 seated, 400 strolling

    Immerse your guests in the Aquarium’s largest exhibit chain which includes shore birds, hermit crab and shark touch pools, sand tiger sharks, jellyfish, octopus, eels, and so much more!

    *Built-in dance floor and portable audio system

  • Gulf of Mexico Experience

    550 seated, 900 strolling

    The Gulf of Mexico Experience combines the best of both worlds: Water's Edge Boardwalk AND Living Shores! You and your guests will have access to both venues and the Dolphin Bay Underwater Viewing Area (Dolphin Bay closes at 8 pm).

  • H-E-B Caribbean Shark Exhibit

    150 seated, 200 strolling

    *No DJ or Live music in this space; only music that can be played through our audio system is permitted

  • Canopy

    150 seated

    Canopy rental includes access to the Caribbean Journey Exhibit Floor until 10pm.

    *Restaurant space is rented as/is with current furniture and layout

  • CITGO Skyline Venue

    300 seated, 400 strolling

    Citgo Skyline includes a built-in dance floor, limited audio-visual equipment (projector, microphone, in-house audio system), and outdoor terraces.

    *Includes access to the Caribbean Journey Exhibit Floor until 10 pm.

  • Caribbean Journey

    650 seated, 900 strolling

    Features all three levels of the Caribbean Journey building, including the H-E-B Caribbean Sea Shark Exhibit, Canopy, Citgo Skyline, and Caribbean Jungle exhibit space.

  • Entire Aquarium

    1,200 guests seated, 3,000 guests strolling

    Includes access to the entire aquarium

    *Access to Dolphin Bay Underwater Viewing Area ends at 8 pm
    *Access to Caribbean Journey Exhibit Floor ends at 10 pm

  • What's included?
    • Tables/Chairs
    • Parking
    • Limited AV Equipment
    • Security & Housekeeping
    • Bar Service
    • Catering – Our onsite catering serves gourmet meals and saves you the complication of hiring an outside caterer.
    • Cake Cutting
    • Tasting – *Food and beverage minimums apply
  • Catering

    Our onsite catering serves gourmet meals and saves you the complication of hiring an outside caterer.

    Please view our full catering menu here.