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Shedd Aquarium Special Events

Shedd Aquarium Special Events

South Loop


1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605

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Shedd Aquarium offers the aquatic world as a backdrop to your special event. When you book an event at Shedd, your guests are offered access to the entire aquarium, from archerfish to zebra sharks! Whether you are looking to host an intimate formal dinner or lively strolling reception, your guests can get up close with nature at Shedd Aquarium.

Facility Meeting Space Details

Buy-out Max Capacity 1500

Number of Meeting Rooms

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 1500

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 650

On-Site Catering

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 1500

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 650

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 650

Max Venue Capacity 1500

Private Meeting Space Available

Group Menu


Box Lunches Available

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Chicago's Lakefront on display Culinary Creativity at the Shedd Aquarium The beautiful foyer with amazing architecture Evening receptions with thousands of aquatic guests Bring the inspiration of nature's beauty to your celebrations Cutting edge culinary artistry
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