Culinary & Beverage Selections

We can supply you with a variety of menu options as well as create a menu especially for your event. Our dishes feature sustainable seafood and the best in seasonal produce, grown by local farmers.

Here’s a taste of what we can do for you.

Hors d'oeuvres

We offer a selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres as well as hors d’oeuvre buffet displays that give you a delicious choice of vegetables, fruits, sustainable seafood, cheeses and meats in sophisticated combinations.

Strolling Reception

Our strolling reception stations offer your guests the opportunity to sample a variety of foods and cuisines in an engaging atmosphere. Menus are designed to include three or more stations.

Seated Dinners

Our talented culinary team can design a seated dinner menu to reflect the style of the event and the current season’s flavor palate.

View our sample dinner menu.


For social events, you may bring your own celebration cake and our culinary team can slice and serve it. You can also complement your cake with an array of unique sweet treats prepared by our culinary team.

Beverage packages

Shedd Aquarium will provide all liquor, wine and beer. We offer standard- and premium-brand liquors, a selection of fine house wines, and domestic, craft, local and imported beers. Please contact our Events team for a detailed price list for servers and bartenders.