IMAX Theater

So real, It's unreal
The huge, six-story screen at the IMAX 3D Theater puts YOU in the action. Travel to undersea reefs filled with colorful creatures, or visit exotic locations from around the world.



Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise
A Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise on the River Gorge Explorer is part thrill ride and part nature tour.

Have your wedding at the Tennessee Aquarium

Chattanooga Weddings and Social Events

Whether planning the  wedding of your dreams or a social event to remember, let us offer a unique and memorable experience for you and your guests. Get married under a pavilion on the Tennessee riverfront then dine and dance your way through the night inside the TN Aquarium. We have a host of premium Chattanooga caterers to choose from as well as a multitude of downtown hotels for your guests. Simply e-mail and we will get your event started in the right direction.

   All Venues:

  • Available nightly from 7 — 10:30 p.m.
  • Food is provided at additional cost through approved Chattanooga caterers.
  • Bar options, tables, chairs and linens provided by the aquarium at additional cost.
  • For wedding ceremonies and receptions, the Tennessee Aquarium now requires use of a licensed wedding planning professional.
  • See FAQ for more information.


Tennessee Aquarium Experience
If you really want to impress your guests on your wedding day, treat them to a spectacular night on the Tennessee River.

  • Includes exhibit access to the entire aquarium.
  • $2,900 rental fee for up to 100 guests. Includes use of outdoor pavilion.
  • Additional guests $22 each.
  • Photo Gallery

River Journey
Our original aquarium is the perfect place for a night of dinner and dancing, with exhibits open throughout the evening.

  • $1,900 rental fee for up to 100 guests. Includes use of outdoor pavillion and exhibit access.
  • Additional guests $15 each.
  • River Journey accommodates 200 for a sit-down dinner and 700 reception style.
  • Photo Gallery

Ocean Journey
Turn your Chattanooga reception into a tropical soirée, with stingrays, jellyfish, butterflies, sharks and more.

  • $1,500 rental fee for up to 100 guests. Includes exhibit access.
  • Additional guests $12 each.
  • Ocean Journey accommodates 70 for a sit-down dinner and 200 reception style.
  • Photo Gallery

IMAX Theater 
For an elegant reception filled with dinner, music and dancing, the IMAX Theater and Great Hall is the place to be.

  • Includes private screening of a current film of your choice.
  • $1,500 rental fee for up to 150 guests. Additional guests $7.75 each. Weekend rentals may be subject to additional fee.
  • Great Hall accommodates 300 guests for a sit-down dinner and 400 reception style.
  • Photo Gallery

River Gorge Explorer
Host a truly unique rehearsal dinner aboard the River Gorge Explorer while taking an exciting riverboat cruise down the Tennessee River.

  • $2,000 base rental fee for a 2 hour private cruise. 
  • More time can be reserved at an additional cost of $750 per hour.
  • Accommodates up to 70 people for early-bird, afternoon lunch or sunset cruises.
  • CD, DVD, and Powerpoint are available on the boat.
  • Limited catering and beverage options are available. 
  • Photo Gallery