Weddings & Receptions

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Can Host Your Weddings and Receptions!

Let us plan rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception at America’s #1 Aquarium. Enjoy breathtaking views of aquatic life. Create life-long memories in a beautiful and unique setting.

Complete banquet and catering services available, from hors d’oeuvres to a sit-down dinner.

Make your party or event extra special with a visit from one of our most loved residents, our African Penguins! A staff biologist will bring one of our penguins to your event. During a 30 minute interaction, you will learn about this endangered species and have the opportunity to ask questions. Your guests will be able to see the penguin upclose and take photos to make your event even more memorable.

  • $200.00 per 30 minute session with penguin and penguin handler
  • Penguin waddles about, no holding and touching

Proposal package available. Turn your day trip to the Aquarium into a day you will never forget!

Complete Wedding Packages Available from Little Log Chapel and Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg.

 

Little Log Chapel in Gatlinburg

Visit our Wedding Chapel partner Little Log Chapel in Gatlinburg.

For more details call toll-free 800-554-1451 or 865-436-8979.

Please mention that you want your event at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

Customizable Packages to Fit Your Needs

Minimum Package $1,200.00

Maximum Guest Count 60


 

ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEAS PACKAGE

Includes Full Reception at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Price: $2,999.00

  • Full Reception at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Includes Aquarium Admission
  • Up to 40 Guests
  • Romantic Ceremony
  • Deluxe Unity Keepsake Candle
  • Professional Photo Shoot
  • DVD Video
  • Flowers
  • 2 Tier Wedding Cake (6″ or 10”)

 

Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg

Visit our Wedding Chapel partner Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg.

For more details call toll-free 800-693-6479.

Please mention that you want your event at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. See Photographs of an Aquarium Wedding; Imagine Your Wedding!

Inquire about adding Hors D’oeuvres, Full Buffet Reception and Bar Services.

Customizable Packages to Fit Your Needs


RIVERSIDE AT THE AQUARIUM PACKAGE

Price: $3,949.00

  • Ceremony and Reception at the Aquarium – Choose the Jules Verne Room OR the Veranda (Weather Permitting)
  • Up to 75 Guests
  • Romantic Ceremony – One Hour Reservation
  • Ordained Minister
  • Ceremony Music
  • Personalized, Monogrammed Unity Candle
  • Full Buffet Reception – Two Hour Reception for 40 Guests; Additional guests for $29.95 per person
  • Aquarium Full Buffet Menu under Reception
  • Reception Music
  • 3-Tiered Wedding Cake
  • Chocolate Groom’s Cake
  • Reception Photographer for the 1st Hour
  • Photography – Digital CD with over 200 digital portrait images and the copyrights release; DVD of the wedding can be added.
  • Flower Package – Bride and Groom fresh or silk flowers
  • Maid of Honor and Best Man flowers
  • Corsages and boutonnieres for parents
  • Tuxedo Rental for the Groom
  • Cake Serving Set
  • Etched Toasting Glasses with Names and Wedding Date
  • Complimentary JUST MARRIED sign

ELEGANCE UNDER THE SEA PACKAGE

Price: $2,949.00

  • Ceremony and Reception at the Aquarium – Choose the Jules Verne Room OR the Riverside Veranda (Weather Permitting)
  • Up to 35 Guests
  • Romantic Ceremony – One Hour Reservation
  • Ordained Minister
  • Ceremony Music
  • Personalized, Monogrammed Unity Candle
  • Deluxe Hors D’Oeuvres Reception – One Hour Reception for 35 Guest; Addtional guests for $15.95 per person
  • Aquarium Hors D’Oeuvres Menu under Reception
  • 2-Tiered Wedding Cake
  • Chocolate Groom’s Cake
  • Reception Photographer for the 1st Hour
  • Two Nights Lodging for the Bride and Groom
  • Photography – Digital CD with over 100 diital portrait images and the copyright release.
  • Flower Package – Bride and Groom fresh or silk flowers
  • Corsages and boutonniers for parents
  • Tuxedo Rental for the Groom
  • Cake Serving Set
  • Etched Toasting Glasses with Names and Wedding Date
  • Complimentary JUST MARRIED sign

“MARRYTIME MAGIC” UNDER THE SEA PACKAGE

Price: $1,949.00

  • Ceremony and Reception at the Aquarium – Choose the Jules Verne Room or the Riverside Veranda (Weather Permitting)
  • Up to 40 Guests
  • Romantic Ceremony – One Hour Reservation
  • Ordained Music
  • Personalized, Monogrammed Unity Candle
  • Reception – One Hour Reception for up to 30 Guest; Additional guest for $7.95 per person
  • 2-Tiered Wedding Cake
  • Wedding Punch, Nuts, Mints, Coffee and Tea
  • Two Nights Lodging for Bride and Groom
  • Photography – Digital CD with over 60 digital portrait images and the copyrights release
  • Flower Package – Bride and Groom fresh or silk flowers
  • Cake Serving Set
  • Etched Toasting Glasses with Names and Wedding Date
  • Complimentary JUST MARRIED sign

DO YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

For menus and pricing, please contact Margaret Halpert at 888-240-1358 ext. 2141 or email groupsales@ripleys.com.