A newly married couple stand behind the spadefish fountain. The man kisses the woman's forehead. The spadefish fountain is in the foreground.


Say "I Do!" at the Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers a unique wedding venue with incomparable backdrops for your rehearsal, ceremony, reception, or all three! Walk down the aisle through lush maritime forests, dance the night away in front of the Caribsea and Living Shipwreck, and spend an evening of enchantment with sea turtles and otters. Our event planners can even help plan an unforgettable, surprise proposal. 

You and your guests will find the atmosphere relaxing and memorable as you venture through our North Carolina aquatic environments - from the feeling of a mountain waterfall to the color and variety of ocean life. The Aquarium is available for rental during business hours for 130 or fewer, and for evening functions for up to 300. 

military wedding with the couple facing each other leaning against a dock railing with a sunset over the marsh behind them

Contact Us or Fill Out The Form Below
Special Events Coordinator Kerri Sommer
252-247-4003 x260, [email protected]
Assistant Special Events Coordinator Amber Mallard
252-247-4003 x291, [email protected] 

A couple kissing in the background sitting at a table. In the foreground on the table is a bouquet of roses and table settings that read Mr and Mrs., The background two sharks swim in an aquarium.


Kerri and Amber are the best wedding venue hosts. My wedding was beautiful and everyone loved the venue. The day couldn't have gone smoother. Thank you Kerri and Amber for everything you did, your attention to detail, your kindness, and your teamwork.

- Samantha P. Bride