If you’re looking for an alluring and interactive experience for you and your guests, then Mote’s Marine Mammal Center is the perfect venue for you! Engage with the Sea Turtles while enjoying hors d’oeuvres or play with the otters while sipping on a refreshing cocktail. From a formal dinner to a casual cocktail style gathering – this intimate open air Aquarium environment is a unique setting where your guests will never be bored.


  • Cocktail Style Max Capacity: 200
  • Seated Dinner Max Capacity: 80


  • 5:30 – 11 p.m.
  • Set up may take place after 5 p.m.
  • Break down may take place at the conclusion of your event.


  • $2,500 for 4-Hour Event
  • (each additional hour: $200)

Add-On Pricing

  • If you are booking the Marine Mammal Center in addition to another venue space at Mote (New Pass Room, Chickee Hut) the following rates apply:
  • Wedding Ceremony OR Cocktail Hour Only: $1000 (max 1 hour)
  • ‘Oh Baby’ Indoor Gallery Add-on: $750