Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Parties


The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a Fairfield County, Connecticut-based marine exhibit with stunning event space perfect for immersive weddings and corporate functions alike. With exotic marine life and floor-to-ceiling fish tanks surrounding the walls of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, this unique atmosphere is a breathtaking backdrop for all types of events. Inquire today to reserve your event date!

Facilities and Capacity
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk features four main event spaces and can hold up to 800 guests. Enjoy cocktails among the tropical reef and sea turtles. Following the cocktail reception, move your guests to the newly renovated Newman’s Own Hall for a delectable dinner and dance the night away by the Harbor Seals. Your guests will be in awe of the life that surrounds them with aquatic scenery from every side. A full list of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s event spaces includes:

  • The Hokin Aquarium
  • Newman’s Own Hall
  • Sound and Beyond
  • Cascade Café

Services Offered
With a variety of event services available, the SSA Group team at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is committed to guiding you through all stages of planning to bring your event vision to life. The SSA team contains experts in full-service event planning. These event planning gurus have the know-how to create a seamless experience for guests and hosts alike. They’ll assist you with choosing the best on-site event rentals including chairs and tables, guide you through the menu creation process and assist with setup and cleanup needs. You’ll feel like royalty with the incredible service The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk has to offer. This venue offers the following services:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Wheelchair access

When you book with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, your event experience will be unbeatable. Offering uniquely designed and creatively presented hors d’Oeuvres and entrees, The SSA Group team will wow your guests with the delicious flavors and spectacular service they provide.

Sustainable Seafood

Seafood is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the bounties of the sea, though not all seafood is produced responsibly, and making the right choices can be difficult. SSA focuses on working with sustainably sourced seafoods in our cafes, restaurants, and catered events. We also follow the recommendations of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, in combination with eco-certifications, to ensure that we are making choices for healthy oceans.

Diversity-owned Vendors

We celebrate the things that make each one of us different, and work to support the local communities that we partner with.

Diversity-ownership of vendors in our supply chain is important to us, and we are developing tools to better evaluate our own engagement, as well as strategize how to include more diversity-owned vendors in our operations. If you are aware of a local vendor in your area that we should be working with, please let your SSA Account Manager know!


  • 230 plated dinner, no dance floor
  • 200 plated with dance floor
  • 800 cocktail reception only

Venue Location + Transportation


10 N Water St.,

Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

Things to Know


In-house catering available

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Can Bring In Own Food: No

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Do You Offer Tables, Chairs, And Linens?: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Pet Friendly: No


Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • LCD Projectors
  • Projector Screen
  • Microphones
  • Sound System
  • Custom Lighting


I am still living in Friday night and don’t ever want to stop - it was AMAZING. Your and the aquarium staff were so friendly and accommodating and their service was outstanding. Jason and his team in the kitchen were sensational. Everyone loved the food from cocktail hour to dessert. I haven’t and will not stop talking about Friday night. What a way to start the year, going to be tough to beat! If there is any additional information or feedback I can provide I would be happy to do so. My very best, Griffin

G. Thrush - Private Dinner at the Shark Tank

I wanted to be sure to say: thank you, so much, for everything you and your team did to help us throw such an amazing party. The cocktail hour/Newman's looked incredible and we've heard nothing but absolutely joyful rave reviews from every guest. I feel so lucky to have had you as my point of contact/manager extraordinaire throughout the process and was so impressed by how everything came together. Thank you!!!

Purcell Wedding