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Downtown Aquarium

Houston , TX
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Houston, TX 77002 US (map)

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Turn your wedding celebration into an underwater adventure and commemorate your nuptials within the magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex known as Downtown Aquarium. The... Read more
Turn your wedding celebration into an underwater adventure and commemorate your nuptials within the magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex known as Downtown Aquarium. The 500,000 gallon aquatic wonderland is home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. In addition to aquatic and geographic exhibits, Downtown Aquarium boasts a full-service restaurant, upscale bar, and fully equipped ballroom. Located on the third floor of the Aquarium, the Nautilus Ballroom will transport you and your guests to a world of elegance and refinement. The stunning ballroom features breathtaking views of the downtown skyline, a private wrap-around balcony, and a beautiful cylindrical aquarium tank in the foyer area. The ballroom can be divided into two separate spaces to accommodate both ceremony and reception. The foyer and balcony are both exceptional spaces that can be used for cocktail hour. Sit down to a delicious meal customized to your specifications by the award-winning culinary team. The experienced event coordinators are ready to assist you with everything from planning to décor to entertainment. Your special day will be one you will cherish forever. Read less
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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Modern, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound

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Lucero
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Great place to have any kind of event, our wedding was magical thanks to everyone involved at the Aquarium, specially Ms Mary Alice our wedding coordinator. Very clean and elegant place. The food was delicious and warm to every guest (we believe that is very important), reasonable prices, they helped us with decoration ideas and made it smooth for the vendors to settle things there. We were really pleased about the service.
Great place to have any kind of event, our wedding was magical thanks to everyone involved at the Aquarium, specially Ms Read more...
Great place to have any kind of event, our wedding was magical thanks to everyone involved at the Aquarium, specially Ms Mary Alice our wedding coordinator. Very clean and elegant place. The food was delicious and warm to every guest (we believe that is very important), reasonable prices, they helped us with decoration ideas and made it smooth for the vendors to settle things there. We were really pleased about the service. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
The minute I walked into the ballroom I fell in love. I told my husband this was the place I wanted our reception to be. The ballroom looks very elegant. A Mary Alice was such a wonderful coordinator. She took good care of me the day of my wedding. As from what family and friends tell me, the food was delicious! The view of downtown is beautiful! My photographer was able to take awesome pictures of us on the rides and near the tigers. I would recommend The Aqaurium to anyone who's getting married.
The minute I walked into the ballroom I fell in love. I told my husband this was the place I wanted our reception to be. Read more...
The minute I walked into the ballroom I fell in love. I told my husband this was the place I wanted our reception to be. The ballroom looks very elegant. A Mary Alice was such a wonderful coordinator. She took good care of me the day of my wedding. As from what family and friends tell me, the food was delicious! The view of downtown is beautiful! My photographer was able to take awesome pictures of us on the rides and near the tigers. I would recommend The Aqaurium to anyone who's getting married. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Loved it!!! This place was absoultely amazing, and Mary Alice was wonderful to work with. I half-heartedly booked an appointment to view this venue (I guess I was thinking it would be too kid-oriented) but the moment I got off the elevator and saw the ballroom, I fell in love. I looked EVERYWHERE in Houston for a reception venue and had not found anything I liked. The second I walked off the elevator into the third floor lobby, I knew this was it. The ballroom is gorgeous, there is a view of downtown, and the grounds furnish a unique and beautiful backdrop for your wedding day (or night) pictures. We barely needed any decorations. Also, the price was very reasonable. Although I could barely eat that night (busy and nervous!), I am still hearing from guests how amazing the food was. And Mary Alice was a wonderful coordinator. I called her on my way from the salon to the ceremony, and she told me all the vendors were set up and ready. I wasn't worried at all about anything at the reception going wrong. And she was very detail-oriented and prepared up to the day of the wedding. I am just hoping one of my friends have a wedding here so I can return (and get a chance to eat this time!)
Loved it!!! This place was absoultely amazing, and Mary Alice was wonderful to work with. I half-heartedly booked an Read more...
Loved it!!! This place was absoultely amazing, and Mary Alice was wonderful to work with. I half-heartedly booked an appointment to view this venue (I guess I was thinking it would be too kid-oriented) but the moment I got off the elevator and saw the ballroom, I fell in love. I looked EVERYWHERE in Houston for a reception venue and had not found anything I liked. The second I walked off the elevator into the third floor lobby, I knew this was it. The ballroom is gorgeous, there is a view of downtown, and the grounds furnish a unique and beautiful backdrop for your wedding day (or night) pictures. We barely needed any decorations. Also, the price was very reasonable. Although I could barely eat that night (busy and nervous!), I am still hearing from guests how amazing the food was. And Mary Alice was a wonderful coordinator. I called her on my way from the salon to the ceremony, and she told me all the vendors were set up and ready. I wasn't worried at all about anything at the reception going wrong. And she was very detail-oriented and prepared up to the day of the wedding. I am just hoping one of my friends have a wedding here so I can return (and get a chance to eat this time!) Read less
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guerrerom9
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
The best venue ever, they treated you like family and since the day we booked it the constantly made sure we had everything the way we need it. They day of they became the best wedding planners ever. Thanks to them everything was set up perfectly and the Manager Mary Alice was the nicest most caring person to work with. To all the future brides: wedding can be stressful but if you get married at the Downtown Aquarium the day off will be a breeze thanks to the staff there.
The best venue ever, they treated you like family and since the day we booked it the constantly made sure we had Read more...
The best venue ever, they treated you like family and since the day we booked it the constantly made sure we had everything the way we need it. They day of they became the best wedding planners ever. Thanks to them everything was set up perfectly and the Manager Mary Alice was the nicest most caring person to work with. To all the future brides: wedding can be stressful but if you get married at the Downtown Aquarium the day off will be a breeze thanks to the staff there. Read less
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brittneyford08
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Loved working with their events manager! Still hear amazing things about our reception, 2 years later!
Loved working with their events manager! Still hear amazing things about our reception, 2 years later!
Loved working with their events manager! Still hear amazing things about our reception, 2 years later! Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.5/5.0
The Nautilus Ballroom at the Downtown Aquarium is just stunning. We had both our ceremony and reception there (in separate spaces) - it was perfect for our small wedding. All of our photos were so incredible because of how unique and beautiful this venue is. We hardly needed any additional decorations. The food was delicious. It was such a fun and relaxed atmosphere for everyone. Mary Alice was helpful and the staff was friendly. However, I was under the impression that everything would be a bit more organized - there were a couple of times when guests were able to enter an area when they weren't supposed to. Despite these minor issues, I would definitely recommend the Downtown Aquarium to anyone - it's elegant, fun, and totally unique!
The Nautilus Ballroom at the Downtown Aquarium is just stunning. We had both our ceremony and reception there (in separate Read more...
The Nautilus Ballroom at the Downtown Aquarium is just stunning. We had both our ceremony and reception there (in separate spaces) - it was perfect for our small wedding. All of our photos were so incredible because of how unique and beautiful this venue is. We hardly needed any additional decorations. The food was delicious. It was such a fun and relaxed atmosphere for everyone. Mary Alice was helpful and the staff was friendly. However, I was under the impression that everything would be a bit more organized - there were a couple of times when guests were able to enter an area when they weren't supposed to. Despite these minor issues, I would definitely recommend the Downtown Aquarium to anyone - it's elegant, fun, and totally unique! Read less
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cvduhe
Wedding:
1/22/2005
4.3/5.0
This was a picture perfect venue! The food was great! The wedding coordinator was very professional and courteous. The only problem was a lack of organization over seating arrangements for close family and the bridal party...but, in the grand scheme of things, it wasn't a big deal. I would definitely recommend this location to anyone having a wedding in downtown Houston!
This was a picture perfect venue! The food was great! The wedding coordinator was very professional and courteous. The Read more...
This was a picture perfect venue! The food was great! The wedding coordinator was very professional and courteous. The only problem was a lack of organization over seating arrangements for close family and the bridal party...but, in the grand scheme of things, it wasn't a big deal. I would definitely recommend this location to anyone having a wedding in downtown Houston! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
It was a beautiful Venue, there's no fish tank in the ballroom, but you can pay extra for a private exhibition to see the aquarium. The person in charge of the venue was very nice, but she made some mistake so make sure you check your numbers very carefully, other than that it was awesome. Most guest said it was a very enjoyable wedding and they had lots of fun.
It was a beautiful Venue, there's no fish tank in the ballroom, but you can pay extra for a private exhibition to see the Read more...
It was a beautiful Venue, there's no fish tank in the ballroom, but you can pay extra for a private exhibition to see the aquarium. The person in charge of the venue was very nice, but she made some mistake so make sure you check your numbers very carefully, other than that it was awesome. Most guest said it was a very enjoyable wedding and they had lots of fun. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
9/27/2008
3.1/5.0
With the limited of time, they did a great job. I would recommend a wedding planner on coordinating your special event.
With the limited of time, they did a great job. I would recommend a wedding planner on coordinating your special event.
With the limited of time, they did a great job. I would recommend a wedding planner on coordinating your special event. Read less
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blade
Wedding:
4/19/2014
0.5/5.0
The surprise was ruined! I proposed at the Downtown aquarium 4/19/14 and was supposed to be a surprise proposal for my now fiancé and was my dream because i watched many online proposal videos at aquariums around the world and thought this one would be the same but the waiter left a receipt on the table at the BEGINNING of the dinner that said "proposal dive" that my fiancé had seen without anyone noticing because i didn't even see him do it and ruined the surprise but not only that, our reservation was for 11:00a.m. but couldn't even get in until 11:30 when they were done cleaning upstairs and the divers were scheduled to come out at 12:10p.m. and when i asked the manager to postpone the divers because we barely ordered, they couldn't do it for but 10 minutes because they were on a busy schedule which i understand but i am PROPOSING? (am i wrong for wanting this to be perfect?) AND, when the divers came out to show her the proposal sign, they didn't even give me time to get out of my seat and get in front of them to propose before they flipped the sign over or for my photographer friend to get any good pictures... it all happened sooooo fast... I paid 460+ dollars for this occasion for 2 people and the diver and i brought 5 other people with me that spend a pretty penny as well. The Aquarium is always a nice place to visit but booking a proposal here is out of the question... They were really great and called to reassure your attendance multiple times but when the event is happening noone gives a flying fadoodle... i even taped my engagement ring box to my hairy legs to make this surprise happen just to be ruined by a silly careless mistake that ruined my big moment...
The surprise was ruined! I proposed at the Downtown aquarium 4/19/14 and was supposed to be a surprise proposal for my now Read more...
The surprise was ruined! I proposed at the Downtown aquarium 4/19/14 and was supposed to be a surprise proposal for my now fiancé and was my dream because i watched many online proposal videos at aquariums around the world and thought this one would be the same but the waiter left a receipt on the table at the BEGINNING of the dinner that said "proposal dive" that my fiancé had seen without anyone noticing because i didn't even see him do it and ruined the surprise but not only that, our reservation was for 11:00a.m. but couldn't even get in until 11:30 when they were done cleaning upstairs and the divers were scheduled to come out at 12:10p.m. and when i asked the manager to postpone the divers because we barely ordered, they couldn't do it for but 10 minutes because they were on a busy schedule which i understand but i am PROPOSING? (am i wrong for wanting this to be perfect?) AND, when the divers came out to show her the proposal sign, they didn't even give me time to get out of my seat and get in front of them to propose before they flipped the sign over or for my photographer friend to get any good pictures... it all happened sooooo fast... I paid 460+ dollars for this occasion for 2 people and the diver and i brought 5 other people with me that spend a pretty penny as well. The Aquarium is always a nice place to visit but booking a proposal here is out of the question... They were really great and called to reassure your attendance multiple times but when the event is happening noone gives a flying fadoodle... i even taped my engagement ring box to my hairy legs to make this surprise happen just to be ruined by a silly careless mistake that ruined my big moment... Read less
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