Your evening could begin with a cool coastline reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres among dolphins and beluga whales, continue with a sophisticated dinner party with a Caribbean reef for a centerpiece and conclude with dancing and dessert on our terraces in the glow of the city skyline and glittering lake.
Whether you're working or entertaining, Shedd’s professional culinary and events team help you create an event your guests will remember.
Treat your guests to the eye-popping architecture and global animal collection at Shedd Aquarium during your next corporate event. We offer an incomparable setting nestled in an ideal location overlooking vast Lake Michigan and the iconic Chicago skyline. Both seated dinner and cocktail reception options are available.
Your guests will be inspired, entertained, and informed as they connect with nature at your next celebration. Shedd Aquarium can host holiday parties, quinceñeras, family reunions, proms, bar or bat bitzvahs, birthday parties and more!
Plan a Private Event
When you join us for an event, your guests are offered access to the entire aquarium, from archerfish to zebra sharks! Whether you are looking to h...
From intimate formal dinners for as few as 100 to strolling receptions of 1600, Shedd Aquarium offers an ideal location to host a private event. Th...
Weddings and Receptions
Discover another side of Shedd—as an aquatic wonderland for your wedding or reception. Shedd’s professional events team will fulfill all your needs...
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