Your Aquarium Wedding

The Seymour Center is an oceanfront hideaway for an intimate wedding that won’t break the bank.

One of the most unique wedding venues on the Central Coast, The Seymour Center boasts breathtaking ocean views and multiple bluff-top terraces. Step outside for panoramic ocean views and the sound of the surf. Amaze your guests by saying ‘”I do” in front of unobstructed open water vistas. After the ceremony, come inside and sip cocktails while your guests gaze upon the marine life of the Monterey Bay.

We are a bring your own vendor venue, which means you get to choose the perfect vendors to bring your vision to life. We also have an array of preferred vendors who are experienced working at the Seymour Center that we’re happy to recommend.

Plus, when you book your wedding with us, you are supporting marine science and education!

Contact us for more information seymourfacilityrentals@ucsc.edu, 831-459-1578.

We had the BEST WEDDING EVER. The unique experience of an indoor/outdoor beach wedding without the sand, and having a touch pool exhibit available for the kids was just so wonderful. Erin, Santa Cruz

Amenities: 

  • 9 hours of venue rental time
  • Two ocean view patios
  • Multiple bluff top paths
  • Free admission to the Seymour Center for your guests during our open hours (10 AM to 4 PM) on your wedding day
  • Full access to the Discovery Center and aquarium after we close to the public
  • Two volunteer docents stationed at our seawater touch table for up to two hours during your wedding reception
  • Tables, chairs, A/V
  • Timeline support
  • A wedding rehearsal
  • Ample parking
  • Venue coordinator

                                                                             $900 – $5400   

Location, location location!!! there is no better location than Seymour for something different and breathtaking views. Angel

How can the Seymour Center help you plan your perfect aquarium wedding?
Email seymourfacilityrentals@ucsc.edu or call 831-459-1578 to find out.

Booking Information
We begin reserving dates up to 12 months in advance, starting on the first of each month. To start the reservation process, you can place a two-week hold on any single, available date; no payment or paperwork is required to place the hold. Contact seymourfacilityrentals@ucsc.edu or 831-459-1578 to get started
Venue Tours
We offer tours Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Email seymourfacilityrentals@ucsc.edu to book your tour today! Can’t make those times? Email us to schedule a time that works for you.

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