Private Events

Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, The Maritime Aquarium serves as a stunning event space – perfect for aquatic-themed events or your next special occasion! Featuring floor-to-ceiling exhibits filled with exotic marine life, this unique atmosphere is a breathtaking backdrop for weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events and holiday celebrations.

Our on-site caterer, The SSA Group, is committed to guiding you through the event process while providing the highest level of hospitality and sustainable product-sourcing. Offering uniquely designed and creatively presented hors d’oeuvres and entrees, our expert culinary team will wow your guests with the delicious flavors and spectacular service we provide.

To inquire about the space or to reserve your date, please contact Elisa Calkins at 203.852.0700 extension 2217 or by emailing

Evening Events

The Maritime Aquarium features three main event spaces which can hold up to 800 guests:

  • Newman’s Own Hall
  • Ocean Beyond the Sound Gallery
  • Cascade Café
  •  Cocktail Reception: up to 800 people
  • Plated Dinner (no dance floor): up to 235 people
  • Plated Dinner (with dance floor): up to 200 people
  • Please Note: we can add up to 40 plated dinner seats with use of balcony seating
Event Timing
  • Labor Day through June 30: 6 p.m. is the earliest start time for private evening event
  • July 1 through Labor Day: 7 p.m. is the earliest start time for private evening event
  • Please Note: if event is over 200 people, the start time will push back by 30 minutes to either 6:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Daytime Business Meetings

Looking for a change of pace from the ordinary office conference room or hotel meeting spaces? The Maritime Aquarium has a range of meeting spaces – including four classrooms and one conference room – that will put a little splash into your next meeting! Our meeting rooms feature modern audio-visual equipment and a quiet, professional setting. Optional on-site catering is available.

  • Capacity: up to 70 people

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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