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Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

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Give your guests the wonders of the ocean for one spectacular evening at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Whether you're planning an intimate reception, black-tie gala or corporate event, our onsite event coordinators, animals and stunning exhibits are all here to make your evening special. We’re a full-service event planner and can arrange every detail, from the lighting and décor to the music, entertainment and menu by Cindy Pawclyn, award-winning chef.

Cindy’s elegant menus change with the seasons and feature fresh, local ingredients, with delectable options to suit every budget.

When you host an event with us, you get more than a unique venue and expert event-planning services - your celebration supports our mission to inspire conservation of the oceans, and helps fund our conservation efforts.

Activities
Dining and Nightlife
Lodging
General
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  • Private Rooms Available:
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  • Dining On-Site:
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  • Certified Monterey Bay Area Green Business:
Facilities
  • ADA-compliant:
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Meeting Space
  • Largest Room 240
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1
  • Audio/Visual Services On-Site true
  • Complete Buyout true
  • Catering Managers Available true
  • Catering Services Available true
  • Event Managers available true
  • Inside Reception Capacity 2500
  • On-site Banquet Facilities true
The Entire Aquarium
  • Reception Capacity: 2500
Cindy's Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 100
The Ocean's Edge Galleries
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 1500
The Open Sea Galleries
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 350