John G. Shedd Aquarium

1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 Get Directions


The catering team at Shedd Aquarium can plan and host an unforgettable event, from a meeting for 250 in the multimedia auditorium to a lavish and imaginative reception and dinner for 690, highlighted by superb service in spectacular spaces. They’ll fulfill all food and beverage needs, with imaginative menus and innovative themes, and assist with flowers, linens, and even parking. Shedd is the perfect venue for weddings, galas, proms, family reunions, corporate events, and other special occasions.
Shedd Aquarium pairs the enchantment of the underwater world with fine dining and first-rate service in settings King Neptune would envy.
Memorable Moments
Since 1930, more than 100 million guests have visited Shedd Aquarium. The No. 1 cultural attraction in Chicago, Shedd is home to more than 32,000 freshwater and marine animals that connect guests to the living world, inspiring them to make a difference.
American Bar Association
Baker & McKenzie
Bank of America
Code Hennessy & Simmons
Deloitte Consulting
JPMorgan Chase
NCH Marketing
Proximo Spirits
Rewards Network
Sidley Austin
University of Chicago
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums


Space Max. Reception Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet Floor Plan
Phelps Auditorium - -
Soundings 200 -
Main Foyer 160 -
North Terrace 280 -
Wild Reef - -
Lakeside Terrace 280 -
Oceanarium 500 -
Rotunda/Galleries 1,200 -
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