Plan a Private Event

Discover another side of Shedd Aquarium — as an incomparable setting for an unforgettable special event.

Let us cater to you with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres among dolphins and whales; a sophisticated dinner party with a Caribbean reef for a centerpiece; or a lakeside reception amid a wildflower garden.

From elegant to exotic, these aquatic locales and more are available to you at Shedd Aquarium in downtown Chicago. Download our brochures for weddings and corporate events, or contact us to plan a site visit.

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Contact Us

Request more information about planning an event.

Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL60605

Phone 312-692-3275
Fax 312-939-3793
Email us

Engagement and wedding photos

Please note that we do not allow engagement or weddings photos onsite at the aquarium, unless Shedd is your wedding venue. To plan your wedding here, please contact our Events team.