"We had our corporate Christmas party here and it was a HUGE success! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the unique atmosphere, the penguin meet and greet, and the food was great. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate and make our event enjoyable. The exhibits were the showcase of the event and did not disappoint providing a relaxing and entertaining backdrop for the festivities."

An Eventective Client


Take Your Event To The Next Level... Sea Level

Host an enchanting wedding by the water or sip refreshing cocktails while gazing at fascinating sea life. From intimate receptions to corporate gatherings to black tie galas, OdySea Aquarium will provide a unique experience and lasting memories. Offering a variety of unique venue space options, your special event or party can be customized to fit your vision and needs, and the guest list can even include a penguin or otter!

We have very limited daytime event reservations. Please click here for information regarding group visits to the aquarium.


  • More than 200,000 square feet of unique event space
  • Partial or full aquarium rental
  • Accommodates groups of guests 10 - 2,800
  • Innovative menus and seasonal cuisine, with sustainable and locally sourced foods and beverage
  • Supports green initiatives with high-end compostable products
  • Event package includes linens, tables, chiavari chairs, set up, space and clean up
  • Audio/Visual capabilities
  • Vendor support for event design, décor, lighting and entertainment


  • Weddings - Experience Something Blue
  • Corporate Events - Waves of Excitement
  • Social Events - Make a Splash
  • Holiday Parties - Dive into the Holidays



"Thank you again for a wonderful event Friday night, the feedback has been outstanding. Your crew really worked with us to keep it smooth and it went well. Also, the food was really good, better than other venues!"

Steve Greenberg



Our Venues

Our venue options provide unique spaces that will amaze and excite your guests. Our spaces can be combined or rented separately. Our goal is to provide you with the perfect floor plan for your special event!

We offer both plated, buffet style and strolling receptions depending on space selected. Complete aquarium rental is available as well as lower or upper level rentals.

Full Aquarium Buyout: 2,800 capacity

Deep Ocean Picture - under the note of add better deep ocean photo

"Thank you for an amazing experience at the OdySea Aquarium! This was such a fun and perfect setting for bringing our teams back together and everyone had a great time. I so greatly appreciated your flexibility and help throughout the planning process to allow us to create the experience we were looking for. Your team members were all so friendly and helpful, the food was wonderful and the venue was so unique and fun (nothing beats that backdrop for a meeting!). The penguin meet and greet was also such a huge hit – everyone loved meeting Sedona! 😊 ”

- Manager, Fortune 100 Company

Lower Level

P = Plated Dinners S = Strolling Receptions B = Buffet

  • LOWER LEVEL - 1,200 S
    All of lower level.
    Enjoy libations and small bites while gazing at moon jellyfish, varieties of sharks and the magnificent martini glass exhibit. Great for Cocktail Reception or Strolling Events.
    Party with Caribbean reef inhabitants such as clownfish, banded butterfly fish and green moray eel. Great for Cocktail Reception or Strolling Events. The brilliant Great Barrier Reef is included in this space.
    Enjoy the bustling and bright tunnel which offers an immersive tour through daily life inside Earth's largest living structure, Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Host an intimate dinner under the tunnel for 24 or less.
    Dine under the sea with an expansive view into a 200,000 gallon habitat featuring sharks, rays and sea turtles. Expand your dinner into Bizarre & Beautiful where guests can enjoy unusual sights of the deep ocean including the majestic lionfish, chambered nautilus and the Giant Pacific Octopus. Great for strolling dinners, buffets or plated meals, as well as wedding ceremonies and receptions.

      Enhance your event with the Bizarre & Beautiful area and enjoy the unusual sights of the flashlight fish, the king crab, and the giant Pacific octopus.
  • CONFERENCE ROOM - 14 P | 14 B
    Host a meeting around a spacious boardroom table with impressive views into Shark Waters.
  • INVESTOR ROOM - 16 P | 24 S | 15 B
    Host a group while taking in the inspiring views of sea turtles, sharks and rays. Relax on oversized couches while being treated to delicious cocktails and a variety of menu collections

Upper Level

P = Plated Dinners S = Strolling Receptions

Upper Level

P = Plated Dinners S = Strolling Receptions

  • UPPER LEVEL - 1,600 S
    All of upper level.
    Introduce your guests to the variety of fearsome and fascinating species found in Rivers all over the world. From paddlefish and piranhas, to tropical birds and the Asian small clawed otters, your guests will be entertained from start to finish. Make sure not to miss Squidney the 2 toed sloth! Great for Cocktail Reception or Strolling Events.
    Nautical themed restaurant is the perfect backdrop for your event. With a 37 foot interactive Tidal Touch pool and a massive sting ray touch pool your guests will experience marine life up close. Great for strolling dinners and buffets. 
    Adore Pip, Polly and the whole OdySea penguin family. Our African black-footed penguins will create a buzz with their charismatic personalities and aquatic skill leaving your guests with a lasting impression. Amazing add on space to Rivers of the World and the Lighthouse Café. Great for strolling dinners and buffets. 
Graduation Party

"On behalf of the Phoenix staff, thank you for hosting a great holiday party last Friday! We received so many positive comments about the food, atmosphere and overall experience, it was our best holiday party in recent memory!!”

Art Martinez

Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP



"Thank you so much for all of your help! Everything was great and heard nothing but good things from our guests. The food was fantastic as well! We will definitely be recommending it to others.”

Regina Blackburn

International Capital Investment Company


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Smith Hospitality Group is the premier exclusive catering & event provider for OdySea Aquarium.

Diana David

Catering & Events Director

Smith Hospitality Group

(480) 291-8186

[email protected]

Bill Smith


Smith Hospitality Group

[email protected]