Your Oceanfront Aquarium Wedding

The Seymour Center is an oceanfront hideaway for an intimate wedding that your guests will be taking about for years to come.

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.

The best decision we made, 1000 times over.Ann, Petaluma, CA

Reach out to us today, seymourprivateevents@ucsc.edu, 831-459-1578.

Book an In-Person or Virtual Tour

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 seymourprivateevents@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, Sacramento, CA

What you get: 

  • 9 – 13 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
  • A docent stationed at our seawater touch table during your cocktail hour
  • Banquet and cocktail tables
  • Audio / visual equipment
  • White resin chairs
  • Lighting options
  • Option of a space to get ready / put on your wedding outfit
  • Timeline support
  • A wedding rehearsal
  • Ample parking
  • Supporting a local non-profit dedicated to education and conservation 

                                                                             $900 – $6950

  

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

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

Booking Information
We are currently booking through June 2025. 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 seymourprivateevents@ucsc.edu or 831-459-1578 to get started

Venue Tours

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Weekdays are the best time to come tour the Seymour Center. If you can’t take off during the week, we offer occasional weekend tours.

Don’t live in the area? We offer virtual tours! Just schedule a regular tour, make a note you’d like to see the space virtually and let us know your preferred platform (Zoom or FaceTime).

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Thank you to our wonderful photographers!