The Deep – A Totally Unique Aquarium Venue in East Yorkshire

by Michelle

The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world, and it’s a simply perfect venue to give your wedding  a real ‘wow’ factor.

Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding day or a much larger celebration, The Deep is a stunning and unforgettable venue.

Licensed for civil ceremonies in the Observatory and throughout the main exhibition, you can choose your favourite tank window as your special backdrop to exchange your vows.

Continue your magical aquarium experience with a wedding breakfast tailored to your requirements, then celebrate into the evening with the aquarium lights dimmed as this wonderful backdrop takes on a super romantic and enchanting atmosphere. Over to the team at The Deep now to tell us more.

Tell us about your venue

Located in Hull, East Yorkshire, The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world and home to 5,000 animals including magnificent sharks, rays and a colony of Gentoo Penguins. The dramatic building, which overlooks the Humber estuary is just a  5 minute walk from Hull Marina and a short stroll to the City Centre.

Say your vows alongside majestic sharks and turtles in Endless Oceans, mesmerising jellyfish in Cool Seas, in front of the playful penguins in the Kingdom of Ice or in the stunning Observatory overlooking the city and River Humber.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?


Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Yes – dependent on the time of the ceremony.

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

80 approx for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. We can accommodate up to 220 approx for the evening reception (dependant on couples requirements for their big day)

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

We do not offer wedding packages, each wedding celebration is individually designed to suit your budget and requirements and our dedicated events team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your ideas come to life.

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

We offer in-house catering.

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

Yes – with a corkage fee of £7 per bottle.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

We have an in house sound system in which an mp3 player/iPod can be plugged into, we also offer use of our big screen should the couple with to showcase photographs/videos. Couple are also free to hire their own entertainment- public liability and insurance will be required.

Image Source: Janda Photo Studio

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

No – however we do have a special partnership with one of our local hotels in which rooms can be booked at a discounted rate.

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?


Image Source: Grazia Louise Photography

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

This is dependent on the time of your ceremony.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

Yes, we have a stunning riverside location.

Image Source: Grazia Louise Photography

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

Take the time to fall in love with your venue. Meet with the wedding planner, discuss everything you hope for your day to be and don’t be afraid to ask questions….even the bizarre ones!  If possible, go to a taster evening to meet with the wedding team, get a feel for the venue and sample the food!

Image Source: Clusky Smith Photography

And finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

There have been so many wonderful moments over the years but what always stands out with every wedding is the amazing look on the grooms face when he first sees his bride.

Image Source: Darryl Brooks Photography

All images courtesy of The Deep

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Jay 28th September 2019 - 1:14 pm

We wanted to say a big thank you for featuring our images in your post, such a wonderful surprise and great website full of inspiration too

Many thanks

Jay & Amy

Michelle 28th September 2019 - 8:21 pm

Hi Jay & Amy, lovely to hear from you, no problem at all and we hope you enjoy reading the blog.


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