From elegant sit-down dinners to casual get-togethers, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a wonderful place to hold your daytime and after-hours event.
Meetings • Weddings • Receptions
Holiday Parties • Family Reunions
Gleason Event Room
Perfect for 60-100 people.
This unique setting is supplemented by the Passages of the Deep exhibit which is immediately adjacent. A large viewing window offers a spectacular view into the 1.32-million gallon habitat filled with sharks and rays. The event room is equipped with a screen, projector (suitable for both video and Powerpoint) and state-of-the-art sound system. The room can be configured to accommodate functions up to 60 seated guests with extra space on the adjoining terrace that overlooks the Yaquina Bay estuary. The terrace is a wonderful spot for evening festivities, including barbecues.
Perfect for up to 80 people or up to 27 classroom style setting.
Our theater offers a prefect venue for Powerpoint or video presentations, lectures or formal meetings. The 80-seat theater is equipped with a projection room and excellent acoustics. The area can be configured with tables and chairs as needed and has bathroom facilities located conveniently nearby. A podium and other presentation tools are also available upon request. When not in use for meetings, the theater presents brief educational videos to the Aquarium's guests. This space is great for lectures or formal meetings.
Perfect for large groups.
The entire Aquarium facility is open for private, after-hours events. This includes the areas listed above plus the following:
Main Galleries: Host your function surrounded by sharks, skates and sea pens as your guests wander through our Sandy Shores, Rocky Shores, Coastal Waters and Secrets of Shipwrecks exhibits. A touch pool in Rocky Shores permits guests to gently handle tide pool animals like sea stars, urchins and sea cucumbers. Drifting like living gems, our Moon Jellies and Sea Nettles are focal points in the Coastal Waters gallery.
Main Lobby: The lobby's vaulted ceilings and bay windows are the perfect setting for elegant sit-down dinners and receptions. The lobby is equipped with an excellent sound system and is perfect for larger numbers of people. The main lobby can accommodate between 75 and 100 people.
For current rates or to get a personalized quote contact us. Please include the requested event date, the estimated number of people in your party, and your return contact information.
CJ and Rose were wonderful hosts and guides. The dinner was perfect. We loved being in the aquarium after hours and we had fun with Rose at the touchpool. CJ gave us a great tour with lots of information about the birds. It was just so cool to be there in the evening. I look forward to another visit there sometime in the coming years. ~Ramona J. Goodge - Tour Director - Sports Leisure Vacations, LLC
The Holiday Vacation guests are still RAVING about their time at the Oregon Coast Aquarium! The most common comments we heard were that the behind the scenes tour was GREAT, the exhibits were exceptional, and the catered supper by your chef and your crew was outstanding!
How can we begin to tell you how fantastic everything was for our wedding?! Really, our family and friends will be talking about it for years and we will treasure all memories of that day.
My Elders had the best trip ever! Thank you. The Aquarium staff was awesome!! They raved about the lunch and being able to watch the sharks while they ate.
Working with Jason at the Aquarium was amazing and easy! We had our reception there and got married down the coast near Haceta Head. We had three food and beverage stations and let everyone explore and eat/drink for the first two hours. We then did cake and dancing for the last hour. You can't go wrong!
We want to thank you for giving us a beautiful wedding and a day to remember & cherish forever. It was more than we could've ever hoped for. Everyone's thoughtfulness & participation was above and beyond. Thank you and wish to see you again soon.