Rent the Aquarium

Create an Enchanted Event by the Sea



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  • Corporate Events: Whether it’s a meeting, retreat or an employees’ night out, give them the best.
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  • Social Events: Provide your family and friends with an evening they will never forget.
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  • Programs: Wow your guests with additional programs, making your event even more spectacular.
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  • Testimonials: Our previous clients can tell you about the success of their event.
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Elegant and memorable!

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher provides an elegant and memorable backdrop for weddings, social events, corporate functions and birthday parties. We offer the perfect seated or strolling space for occasions of all sizes. Our special events staff provides experience and exceptional attention to detail. You and your guests will talk about your enchanted event by the sea for years to come.

The Aquarium is available for rental during and after hours. Our facility can accommodate up to 2,000 guests in a variety of venues including an auditorium with audiovisual capabilities, a private conference room, expansive classrooms or exhibit venues.

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Our Facilities

Whether you’re hosting a wedding ceremony or reception, a business meeting or a 50th anniversary party, the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher has the perfect venue…learn more here.

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Contact Special Events

For more information and availability, email: or phone (910) 772-0535.

Member of:

  • Cape Fear Wedding Association
  • International Special Events Society (ISES)
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)