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Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940

Monterey Bay Aquarium is excited to announce that they will reopen May 2021. Advanced reservations are now required, so be sure to plan ahead.

Member Days: May 1-14 (Reservations available starting April 26th at 9 a.m. PT)

Open for All Guests: May 15 (Tickets available starting May 5th at 9 a.m. PT)

Monterey Bay Aquarium has made some important changes to ensure the health and safety of all guests.

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. Executive Chef Matthew Beaudin is an award-winning champion of local, seasonal and sustainable cuisine, an approach he’s embraced as a chef in the Caribbean, China, the West Indies and Africa, as well as across the United States. He's acquired a well-rounded palate, mixing tastes discovered during his global travels with modern American cuisine deeply rooted in farm-to-table principles.

Our 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.

Dining and Nightlife
  • Group Rates Available:
  • Private Rooms Available:
  • Dining On-Site:
  • Certified Monterey Bay Area Green Business:
  • ADA-compliant:
  • Family-friendly:
  • Internet Access:
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
The Restaurant
  • 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

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