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Corporate Events
Weddings & Receptions
Approved Caterers List
Bar Availability
Audio Visual Equipment

Birthday Parties

Frequently Asked Questions about Facility Rental

  • Events take place from 7:00 – 10:30 PM.

  • The Aquarium closes to the public at 6:00 PM. Setup of tables/chairs, catering equipment, decorations, etc. takes place after that time.

  • Caterers provide tables & chairs for event guests as well as food. Servicing buffet lines and setup & breakdown of catering equipment is also the responsibility of the caterer.

  • Only Tennessee Aquarium approved caterers may be used in the Aquarium or IMAX Center.

  • The Tennessee Aquarium provides all bar service for events. Event hosts may not bring in alcoholic beverages or soft drinks of any kind from outside sources.

  • River Journey can accommodate Bands, DJs and/or piped in custom music.

  • Please inquire about decoration options. Tealight candles with a glass container are approved while balloons are not allowed in the Aquarium or IMAX.

  • The Aquarium and IMAX provides all audio visual equipment for an additional charge, unless otherwise specified.

  • The Aquarium does provide wheelchairs and backpacks for infants.

  • At this time, we do not have guides or behind-the-scenes tours available for night events.

  • Parking is not included.

  • The IMAX Theater is available for events and private movie viewing during non-operational hours. Private screenings during operational hours may be available based on availability with an additional charge. Please call for inquiries on dates and times.
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