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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Corporate & Special Events

Consider Shedd for the incomparable locale of your next corporate or special event.

Weddings & Receptions

Discover another side of Shedd — as an aquatic wonderland for your wedding or reception.

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