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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

717 GENERAL BOOTH BLVD
Virginia Beach, VA, VA
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(757) 385-0306
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4.3 out of 5
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    Grace Moreno

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  • Man, let me just say I was so excited to find out that we could potentially have our wedding at the aquarium -its one of my favorite places. Unfortunately, that delight diminished as the time went on without a reply for them. Once they FINALLY reached out, they said they would be unavailable for that date. That was totally fine, no problem, yet I still requested the information on prices due to our date being flexible. AGAIN, never got a reply. So unfortunate to have experienced such unprofessionalism in regards to getting a response from the or prices. Other than that, I can't really say much!

    responded with the following comments.

    Please accept my apology for not responding to you sooner. You are now considering the date of Sunday, October 18, 2020 and that is open, presently. I would like to send you the Wedding Information. With kindest regards, Cecelia

    Lauren Huey

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    4 out of 5
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  • Don't be fooled by the lower marks we gave for Flexibility and Responsiveness; we couldn't be happier with how our aquarium wedding turned out. It was utterly unique, and frankly still seems a bit unreal: our guests were able to browse nearly all of the aquarium exhibits during our reception, our ceremony was held on a catwalk above a sting ray touch tank, and our reception room featured floor-to-ceiling windows. The catering coordinator, Lisa, did her best to accommodate our specific requests, and her day-of assistance was absolutely on-point. She was a whirlwind who made everything come together, which was no small feat considering our specialized New Year's Eve ceremony and our lack of a wedding coordinator. The food was objectively some of the best I've had at any wedding (herb-crusted catfish, gouda farfalle mac & cheese, portobellos with quinoa, exceptional popcorn), and the chef worked with us to make a last-minute change to the menu. The staff were professional and friendly. Ho... Read more

    Heather Copas

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  • This venue was amazing and had plenty of activities and options. We just decided to go with another venue so we could do an outside caterer. Wonderful team to work with though!

    Krystal

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  • Everyone we encountered throughout the planning process and day of were absolutely amazing! Very professional staff and the guests loved the venue!

    jessica

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  • The Aquarium was a wonderful spot to have a reception. We wanted a family friendly wedding and that is what we got. Even the adults loved watching the sharks and sea turtles and petting the sting rays. The food was great and the service went off without a problem. Stacey and Cecilia were even flexible enough to change the plans of our wedding a few times until we were happy with the way the event went. This is a perfect place for anyone who wants a fun location with more than just a dance floor.

    Hayley

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  • Booking the venue was easy - however, communicating with the catering supervisor was extremely difficult leading up the event. Most responses were "I'll email back tomorrow" and then we would receive an email back two weeks later. Furthermore, many responses did not include answers to the questions we asked, and the information she did provide was contradictory and confusing. Due to this unreliable communication, our final menu was not decided until days before the event. Despite the difficulties and frustration leading up to the event, the catering supervisor was very accommodating the night of the event as we had to make an unexpected change in the start time. We really appreciated her understanding for that sudden change. Overall, the event ran smoothly and we had a great time. We loved being able to bring in our own dessert and our guests loved the venue (with the exception of the pirate ship driving by and yelling at us while someone was giving a toast... and the two cockro... Read more

    Kendahl

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  • We wanted a nice simple but fun wedding with just family and close friends but when family is actually pretty big its hard to find a place at a decent price...The aquarium did it for us. They are taking care of everything but the cake and decorations and pretty much all we have to do is show up.

    User2775253

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  • Beautiful, inexpensive venue. I have to admit that due to a staffing change, response times were sometimes slow, but our wedding day went off without a hitch, and Lisa, the catering manager, was wonderful at anticipating things we would need before we would even think of them. She and her staff added personal touches to our wedding that made it better than I could have imagined.

    User3495726

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  • Beautifully put together and amazing speed

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