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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

4.9  ( 28 reviews ) · SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Cnr King & Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Are you seeking a truly unique wedding experience? SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is Melbourne’s only underwater wedding venue, boasting world-class fine dining, event management by Showtime Event Group, and jaw-dropping photo opportunities at every turn. Centrally located and fully equipped for celebrations of all scales, this marine wedding venue is every bit as elegant as it is fascinating.

Regardless of which space you choose within the venue, SEA LIFE requires minimal styling against the striking backdrop of sharks, penguins, and thousands of other ocean creatures enjoying the crystal clear water. With a variety of tailored packages available, your SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium wedding will be expertly organised by the professional and passionate events team from Showtime Event Group. From intimate wedding dinners to large celebrations, SEA LIFE is an inspired choice for any couple seeking an indoor wedding venue with an aquatic twist.

What you’ll love about working with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium for your wedding:

  • A unique, memorable wedding experience. Shoals of exotic fish, colourful corals, and graceful aquatic predators. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium will have your guests in awe at every turn. Choose from the breathtaking Oceanarium with its 360-degree immersive view, the vibrant Coral Atoll, and Antarctica with curious King Penguins!
  • Fine dining from an award-winning catering team. Experience exquisite fine dining like never before courtesy of the talented culinary team from Showtime Event Group. You’ll work closely with the event specialist team to create a menu that will reflect your tastes and keep your guests satiated. 
  • A passionate and experienced specialist team from Showtime Event Group. Events at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium are managed by Showtime Event Group, who specialise in creating unforgettable wedding experiences. You can expect thorough communication, five-star service, and a friendly accommodating approach right from your first enquiry. 

Highlights of working with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium for your wedding:

  • Spectacular photography backdrops 
  • Centrally located 
  • Private entrance 
  • Personalised service 
  • Melbourne’s only underwater venue 
  • Five iconic event spaces to select from 
  • Thousands of aquatic creatures 
  • Fully furnished 
  • Minimal styling required 
  • In-house catering 

Amazing staff! They made sure that the night ran smoothly. The team were very accommodating. Food and drinks were on point. Amazing vegetarian selection. Would highly recommend this venue.” — Tay K

About

Showtime Event Group is an award-winning Wedding venue and production company. We can plan your unforgettable day from start to finish with state-of-the-art venues, incredible staff and impeccable catering.

Showtime Event Group

Business Owner

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Venue Features

Indoor Ceremony

Min - / Max 1600 Reception guests

Min - / Max 650 Ceremony Guests

Time restrictions: 1:00 AM

In-house catering

Music must end by 1:00 AM


Wedding Brochure

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Brochure

View all of our features and complete package inclusions in our PDF wedding brochure.

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Easy Weddings Special Offer

Melbourne Winter Wedding Offer

Melbourne is a city that absolutely dazzles in Winter and we love everything about this (often overlooked) time of year! The perks truly are undeniable, with more dates available, all of your favourite people will be able to attend. It is also the perfect time to jet off to Europe for the trip of a lifetime on your honeymoon.

Trust us, even your photos look better: no squinting into the sun, sweating or melting make up. Most importantly of all, a cooler evening ensures your guests will be glued to that dancefloor all evening!

Our fabulous Winter special is available at your chosen venue during May, June, July and August 2024.

Why not let us take care of you the entire day, and receive a 50% discount on your Ceremony when booking in conjunction with your Reception!

Winter Special $149pp
5 hour duration

3 Chefs selected canapes on arrival

Set entr?e course

Set main course

1 side dish

Your Wedding cake served on platters

Silver Beverage package consisting of; Sparkling, red and white wine 2 beers Soft drink, juice, tea and coffee

Security for the duration of your event

Lighting applicable to your chosen venue At Showtime we reward outside the box thinking.


Flexible working has meant that the days of Saturday only weddings are long behind us. Host your reception on a Sunday - Thursday and benefit from the rate of $134 per person, or $144 for Fridays. Winter Special $149pp Winter package is based on a minimum of 100 guests Venue hires apply for your specific venue

 

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28 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

November 2018

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Joel S.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Hi Joel, Thank you for your review! We believe wedding planning should be a fun and enjoyable experience, and with such a fun venue...how can it not be?! Congratulations again and Happy New Year! Best Fishes, Grace SEA LIFE Melbourne

October 2018

We had our wedding reception at the aquarium. It was beautiful and our guests really enjoyed the service.

Alex N.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Hi Alex, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We absolutely loved helping you plan your big day! We pride ourselves on our impeccable service and all our team are happy to go above and beyond to create an amazing experience for our guests. Congratulations and a Happy New year! Best Fishes, Grace SEA LIFE Melbourne

September 2018

Amazing staff! They made sure that the night ran smoothly and were very accomodating. Food and drinks were on point. Amazing vegetarian selection. Would highly recommend this venue.

Tay K.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Hi Tay, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We pride ourselves on our vegetarian and vegan options and are very glad to know you and your guests enjoyed our catering so much! The Oceanarium certainly is a special space, perfect for such a fun and intimate wedding. Congratulations and Happy New Year! Best Fishes, Grace SEA LIFE Melbourne

May 2018

We planned our wedding from interstate. They were really good to deal with, everything was really easy.

Krystal D.

March 2018

It was really good. Easy set up. It was more DIY than we expected but the venue barely needed decorations anyway as it looks so impressive. The food was really great. The staff were very polite and helpful. Even security were very nice.

John-Paul F.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Hi John-Paul, Thank you for your wonderful review. We do pride ourselves on our catering. Our chef is very passionate about using local, in season ingredients, to create fresh, imaginative meals. Our gold package includes napkins and linen of your colour choice, as well as an option of lamp or faux candle center piece. Unfortunately more large scale decor does have to be hired in (such as floral arches) as the aquarium sadly doesn't have the storage space. We do have a fantastic events team who are all incredibly experienced in working five star events and are committed to going above and beyond for our lovely guests. I will be sure to pass on your compliments. Congratulations again! Best Fishes, Grace SEA LIFE Melbourne


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Looking for a ceremony + reception location, with inclusions and prices listed in Victoria

Hi there, we are looking for info for a June 2025 wedding, with the ceremony and reception in the same location, prices and inclusions listed as I find most brochures do not include the prices. Ideally, we are looking for a cocktail style reception.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Hi Suzie, 

Congratulations on your engagement! Showtime Event Group has a number of stunning wedding venues suitable for ceremony and reception: 

Showtime Events Centre

Cargo Hall

Aerial 

Polly Woodside 

Sea Life Aquarium 

Hellenic Museum 

Old Melbourne Gaol 

State Library Victoria 

Rippon Lea Estate 

We also have a gorgeous Weddings Open Day at Aerial from 2pm to 7pm, including complimentary cocktails, a glass of bubbles on arrival and nibbles. 

To book a complimentary tour of any of our venues, please feel free to email: events@seg.melbourne 

www.showtimeeventgroup.com.au

@weddings_showtimeeventgroup 

Kind regards,

Alice Hall

Senior Wedding Executive 

Showtime Event Group 

Suzie S

Hi, Looking for a venue with no curfew! Somewhere beautiful…freedom with catering and noise.

About 50 guests

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Hello,

Thank you for your query.

Our incredible portfolio of spaces means that no wedding is impossible. From the grand to the intimate, spectacular to divine, we can cater to any dream celebration of love.

We have some incredible venue options which offer a late curfew and we here at Showtime Event Group understand how important the catering element is on your big day.

Therefore, you can reassured we will work with you directly to design a bespoke memorable wedding menu that you and your guests will be talking about for years to come. 

We would love to speak to you directly regarding our incredible venues within the Showtime Event Group Family to find your perfect wedding venue. 

Please reach out to our team via 03 9682 1777 or events@seg.melbourne. 

We look forward to hearing from you,

Showtime Event Group

If my fiance and I can't agree on wedding venue, what should we do?

Should we have our ceremony at one and reception at the other? Should one of us compromise? I'm not sure what to do

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

This is a tough situation...but not uncommon!

Try and establish what it is that makes you both want alternate venues. The location of your wedding is about allot more than just the look of the reception space. For instance one of you might feel sentimental about a place as it was the location of your first date, or ties into a shared love or interest of you both. In this case this venue might tie in best with the 'story' of your big day and lend itself to a theme you both love.

Having one place for the ceremony and another for the reception can work nicely. Maybe consider which point in the day you would like to do most of your photography, would it be on the grounds after you've exchanged vows...or are you more interested in after dark photos surrounded by beautiful lighting? 

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