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Houston Wedding Venues: Discover Downtown Aquarium

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Downtown Aquarium : An aquatic wonderland with beautiful ballroom in Houston, Texas

Night view of the exterior view of Houston Downtown Aquarium with fountains in front

Downtown Aquarium includes a 500,000 gallon complex as well as a Ferris wheel, aquatic carousel and white tiger exhibit. On site is a 6,000 square-foot ballroom seating up to 450 guests.

Our SwaLaRue Venue Tours have taken us to Addison Woods, the Crystal Ballroom, and Sandlewood Manor to name a few. We are heading to Downtown Aquarium for today’s tour.

Take in breathtaking views of the downtown Houston skyline from the outdoor patio, serve a meal created by the venues award-winning chefs, and offer access to amusement park and exhibit activities to turn your wedding day into a memorable weekend event for your guests.

Here are some items to highlight when planning for your event:

On-site accommodations – lighting, soundx
Ceremony Areax 
Cocktail Spacex 
Reception Spacex 
Private balconyx
Outside Cateringx
Handicap Accessiblex

Maximum Occupancy

 Max Occupancy


The Downtown Aquarium requires a food and beverage minimum plus a 20% service charge and tax, that depends on the date and time of the event. There is no charge for the use of the space providing that you meet the food and beverage minimum. (Minimums are anywhere from $3500 to $16000+ for most months).

Patio view of Downtown Aquarium ballroom focusing on centerpiece on table with ferris wheel in background

What I love about this venue:

There is so much to take in when getting married at Downtown Aquarium. Guests are wow-ed from the moment they are greeted by a 50,000 gallon tank in the foyer of the Nautilus Ballroom. The wrap-around patio, located on the third floor outside the ballroom, provides beautiful views day or night and is the perfect place to take photos.

What’s offered

  • Capacity for state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment
  • Customizable menu from award-winning chefs accommodates international cuisines and specialty requests
  • Room can be divided into two spaces
  • Picnic area and lounge areas available upon request

To schedule a tour, call 713-315-5168 or email Digital tours are also available here. For more information, visit Downtown Aquarium.

Getting ready for a tour or want more information? Check out these questions to ask when booking a venue or give me a call.

Photos courtesy of Downtown Aquarium

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