It’s a well-known fact that the Vancouver Aquarium is one of the city’s top family experiences. It’s a lesser known fact that the Aquarium is also a popular venue for private events including weddings, corporate meetings and seasonal parties throughout the year. Every year the Vancouver Aquarium hosts over 25 stunning holiday celebrations for companies both big and small. With an increased capacity of up to 1200 guests for private events due to our recent expansion, our sales manager Shawna Little expects this holiday season to be a sellout.

“The Aquarium offers something totally unique with our living backdrop spaces aimed to inspire visitors of all ages” says Shawna. “Businesses who are looking to book a holiday celebration for 2014 should make a reservation as soon as possible as dates are booking out quickly this year.”

Vancouver Aquarium holiday party

Enjoy Ocean Wise and seasonale fare at your Aquarium holiday party.

The Aquarium also has two exceptional event planners, Sarah Troy & Elise Schoeller, that take care of all the finer details from menu planning to centre pieces to make the evening magical. This year in addition to our popular Ocean Wise catering menu, our new executive chef, Tim Bedford, will be offering a seasonal menu with holiday favorites including roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and leg of lamb with red wine jus.

For smaller organizations looking to plan a holiday party, the Vancouver Aquarium hosts Holiday Splash, one of the most unique celebrations in the city. Taking place December 4 at 7 p.m. Groups of eight to 80 can share in this unforgettable evening that includes a welcome cocktail, three course dinner, dancing, entertainment and complimentary parking for only $65 per guest.

Holiday parties at the Vancouver Aquarium

Find the backdrop that inspires you for your next holiday party.

If you are interested in booking your office holiday party or signing up for the Aquarium’s Holiday Splash, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Our sales office can be reached Monday through Friday at 604-651-3571 or you can email Shawna directly at [email protected].

By hosting your holiday event at the Vancouver Aquarium, you help contribute to conservation, research and education programs. To learn more about menu options and event spaces visit us online at

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