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North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island

Manteo , NC
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LOCATION

374 Airport Road
Manteo, NC 27954 US (map)

PHONE

252-475-2337

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located on the Outer Banks of NC, our unique venue offers spectacular sunsets, soundside ceremonies on our expansive lawn or in our grand gazebo at the end of our 200’ pier.... Read more
Located on the Outer Banks of NC, our unique venue offers spectacular sunsets, soundside ceremonies on our expansive lawn or in our grand gazebo at the end of our 200’ pier. Unforgettable wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal parties surrounded by our curious critters (stingrays, sharks, sea turtles, otters and more). Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1986
When was your venue last renovated?
1996
Describe your venue:
Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Megan
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved getting married at the Aquarium!! Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had! The pier is absolutely gorgeous, and our guests loved being able to just walk right into the Aquarium for cocktail hour! It is such a cool and unique venue and has an indoor option to take the stress away from weather worries. We had our reception in the shark tank room, and we danced in the room right beside it. It worked perfectly, and all the kids and guests who aren't big dancers loved being able to tour the Aquarium during the reception.
We loved getting married at the Aquarium!! Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had! The pier is absolutely Read more...
We loved getting married at the Aquarium!! Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had! The pier is absolutely gorgeous, and our guests loved being able to just walk right into the Aquarium for cocktail hour! It is such a cool and unique venue and has an indoor option to take the stress away from weather worries. We had our reception in the shark tank room, and we danced in the room right beside it. It worked perfectly, and all the kids and guests who aren't big dancers loved being able to tour the Aquarium during the reception. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The aquarium was such a great venue! We are low key, fun people so the aquarium fit perfectly in the tone we wanted to set for the wedding. We signed up under the assistant, and she no longer works there, but Cheryl was awesome to work with. This venue is pretty all inclusive in the sense Cheryl kept me on game with planning. It was almost like having a wedding coordinator! As long as you do the ceremony inside (we did it in the lobby in front of their newly built tank) they have chairs and tables that you can use. Cheryl shared many ideas with us like setting up cocktail hour and the theater for like a club with different size/height tables. The aquarium sets up the areas for you and you get to use the conference room to get ready. If there isn’t a wedding the night before, they even let you bring stuff to store there when you come the day before for rehearsal. They also have an attendant on hand so your guests have access to the touch tank. They also offer a military discount so be sure to ask about it if it applies. Awesome area outside for pictures or to have the ceremony. It was cost effective, because we did not have to pay for a ceremony and reception venue separate! The shark tank was an awesome background for the head table at dinner. They also have a wireless mic in there for toasts and a projection screen that we were able to display a powerpoint of our pictures. Perfect wedding venue! Made my low budget wedding look like we spent so much more on it.
The aquarium was such a great venue! We are low key, fun people so the aquarium fit perfectly in the tone we wanted to set Read more...
The aquarium was such a great venue! We are low key, fun people so the aquarium fit perfectly in the tone we wanted to set for the wedding. We signed up under the assistant, and she no longer works there, but Cheryl was awesome to work with. This venue is pretty all inclusive in the sense Cheryl kept me on game with planning. It was almost like having a wedding coordinator! As long as you do the ceremony inside (we did it in the lobby in front of their newly built tank) they have chairs and tables that you can use. Cheryl shared many ideas with us like setting up cocktail hour and the theater for like a club with different size/height tables. The aquarium sets up the areas for you and you get to use the conference room to get ready. If there isn’t a wedding the night before, they even let you bring stuff to store there when you come the day before for rehearsal. They also have an attendant on hand so your guests have access to the touch tank. They also offer a military discount so be sure to ask about it if it applies. Awesome area outside for pictures or to have the ceremony. It was cost effective, because we did not have to pay for a ceremony and reception venue separate! The shark tank was an awesome background for the head table at dinner. They also have a wireless mic in there for toasts and a projection screen that we were able to display a powerpoint of our pictures. Perfect wedding venue! Made my low budget wedding look like we spent so much more on it. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
8/6/2010
4.8/5.0
With Beth Pallett as our event coordinator, we have nothing but wonderful things to say about the aquarium. From other vendors, we learned that most people only rent the theater room and the lobby. RENT THE WHOLE THING!!! Our guests commented a lot in the time after the wedding how much fun they had combining an aquarium with a wedding and petting sting rays while waiting for the buffet. We put our dance floor in the shipwreck room and used the Graveyard of the Atlantic for our dinner tables (75 guests) and it was perfect. The aquarium had everything we needed including an awesome fish shaped easle for our table assignment poster. The decorating was perfect and the staff was wonderful! They obviously communicate very well with each other too, which is a nice thing to see in any business these days! I went back the next day and nearly cried when I saw the aquarium NOT decorated for my wedding!
With Beth Pallett as our event coordinator, we have nothing but wonderful things to say about the aquarium. From other Read more...
With Beth Pallett as our event coordinator, we have nothing but wonderful things to say about the aquarium. From other vendors, we learned that most people only rent the theater room and the lobby. RENT THE WHOLE THING!!! Our guests commented a lot in the time after the wedding how much fun they had combining an aquarium with a wedding and petting sting rays while waiting for the buffet. We put our dance floor in the shipwreck room and used the Graveyard of the Atlantic for our dinner tables (75 guests) and it was perfect. The aquarium had everything we needed including an awesome fish shaped easle for our table assignment poster. The decorating was perfect and the staff was wonderful! They obviously communicate very well with each other too, which is a nice thing to see in any business these days! I went back the next day and nearly cried when I saw the aquarium NOT decorated for my wedding! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.2/5.0
I had my reception at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. It is a beautiful place to have a reception. You need very little decorations because of all the tanks. Our wedding was extremely large and all of our vendors were a little nervous about it. Cheryl did an excellent job of finding everyone a place to sit and she made sure we had all of our I's dotted and T's crossed. At one point I was so overwhelmed and over heated that I saw stars and almost blacked out. Cheryl was right there with a cold icepack putting it on my back.
I had my reception at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. It is a beautiful place to have a reception. You need very little Read more...
I had my reception at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. It is a beautiful place to have a reception. You need very little decorations because of all the tanks. Our wedding was extremely large and all of our vendors were a little nervous about it. Cheryl did an excellent job of finding everyone a place to sit and she made sure we had all of our I's dotted and T's crossed. At one point I was so overwhelmed and over heated that I saw stars and almost blacked out. Cheryl was right there with a cold icepack putting it on my back. Read less
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