Plan a Private Event
Shedd Aquarium offers the aquatic world as a backdrop to your special event and Azure brings expertise with years of experience focused on in-house catering and design. Special event guests have access to the entire aquarium, from archerfish to zebra sharks, which creates a lively and engaging surroundings for a memorable event.
Feel good about hosting an event at a conservation-conscious venue. Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is committed to protecting the environment every day, and our events are no exception. Our green business practices include serving sustainable seafood, elimination of single-use plastic throughout the aquarium and recycling used cooking oil for processing into biodiesel fuel.
Azure is a partnership with Sodexo Live! at Shedd Aquarium. Azure’s passion is helping clients bring their events and imagination to life with incredible spaces, culinary experiences, and a sustainable Chicago aquarium.
For events from 50-100 guests, we offer smaller event experiences in three unique spaces throughout the Aquarium. You may also elect to choose a full venue buyout.
Weddings and Receptions
the wedding and/or reception of your dreams with Azure. From spectacular décor
to flourishing florals and entertainment, Azure works with notable vendors to
create your dream event in the heart of Chicago. We will help you create an
unforgettable event and work with you every step of the way so you can enjoy
each moment of your celebration.
you’re working or entertaining, let Azure’s professional culinary and events
team help you create an event your guests will remember. Whether you are
looking to host an intimate formal dinner or lively strolling reception, we
will work with you to customize your event, so it is special for all who
attend. This joint venture with Shedd Aquarium, your guests have the added
bonus of experiencing the wonders of the aquatic animal world up close.
intimate formal dinners to large strolling receptions, let Azure’s professional
culinary and events team help you create an event your guests will remember.
Through our joint venture with Shedd Aquarium, you’ll also have the perfect
location to host a private event along the scenic Chicago waterfront.