AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia Est. 1988

91 Southside Drive, Hillarys WA, Australia

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The Aquarium of Western Australia is one of the most unique and memorable venues in Western Australia.
Ranging from an intimate dinner to a celebration across underwater exhibits, AQWA can host unforgettable wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 350 guests. AQWA’s Function Consultant will work with you to plan and design your perfect day, with a range of flexible packages that can be tailored to suit any budget.
The Lowdown
Type
Other
Zoo
Views
Ocean
Style
Coastal
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

AQWA - The Aquarium of Western Australia is one of the most unique and memorable venues in Western Australia that will transform your special day into an underwater dream come true!

Located in the heart of Hillary’s Boat Harbour - AQWA boasts three elegant and unique spaces for a perfect wedding, corporate or social event with stunning views of the Indian Ocean and Hillary’s Harbour.

Ranging from an intimate dinner to a celebration across underwater exhibits, AQWA can host unforgettable wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 350 guests. AQWA’s Function Consultant will work with you to plan and design your perfect day, with a range of flexible packages that can be tailored to suit any budget.

With the choice of two indoor function rooms and a new outdoor water-side event space, your guests will be delighted with backdrops of Indian Ocean sunsets, colourful corals and fascinating sea creatures. No matter your package, we ensure first-class cuisine combined with professional service from AQWA’s expert team, who will endeavour to meet your every whim and request! 

The Functions Centre is the largest indoor venue space accommodating for up to 350 guests with floor to ceiling windows that provide scenes of Perth’s spectacular sunsets over the Indian Ocean. The elegant space features private outdoor terraces, dance floor and an optional breakout/bridal party room for a more intimate and private moment on the night.

You and your guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks surrounded by colourful coral reefs and spectacular sea creatures before being seated in The Aquarium Suite. This indoor space accommodates for up to 250 guests and features stunning views of Hillary’s Boat Harbour from a private outdoor terrace. With a dedicated walk-up bar and dance floor, this elegant space is perfectly suited for both cocktail and seated dining. 

Sunset Lagoon is an exclusive outdoor event space, perfect for ceremonies, pre-dinner drinks or events. This enchanting venue will create lasting memories in front of sparkling fish and allow guests to enjoy and mingle among a charming waterside setting.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $190

Additional Charges

Entertainment, table decorations, additional room deorations

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
210
Buffet
N/A
Standing
350
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1988
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Located next to AQWA is the Hillarys Harbour Resort. Boasting fully self-contained apartments with a range of bedding configurations to suit your needs and budgets. Overlooking Hillary's Boat Harbour and the Indian Ocean.
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

- Your guests can enjoy meter drinks and canapes in the 100 metre long Underwater Tunnel.
- For something different guests can swim with the sharks! Most popular package is 'Feed your Boss to the Sharks' with guest watching from the underwater tunnel

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Located in the heart of Hillary’s Boat Harbour, stunning views across the harbour and Indian Ocean.
Design:
The 100 metre underwater tunnel is a stunning venue for pre-dinner drinks and canapes. Watch 7 species of sharks, huge range and WA marine life swim overhead during your evening.

Each function space has a private terrace with ocean or harbour views.
Standout Venue Features:
Free parking is available to all guests of AQWA
100 Metre underwater tunnel
Panoramic ocean and harbour views
Extra Perks:
Outdoor private terrace
Dance floor
Interchangeable coloured lighting (in main function room)
Celebration Locations
Sunset Suite:
The view will not disappoint! Overlooking the Indian Ocean and Hillarys Boat Harbour, the Sunset Suite is the ideal venue for school balls with students enjoying access to a private terrace, dance floor and exclusive access to the underwater aquarium and its exhibits pre dinner. Floor to ceiling windows frame the spectacular sunsets no matter the season or weather. The large terrace area can include additional outdoor seating if required and offers guest the opportunity to enjoy the ocean breezes.
- View: Panoramic Indian Ocean and Harbour Views
- Max Capacity: 350
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Aquarium Suite:
Ideal for groups requiring an intimate setting, The Aquarium Suite overlooks Hillarys Boat Harbour with ocean views and private terrace access and dance floor, ideal for the balmy summer nights.
- View: Panoramic Indian Ocean and Harbour Views
- Max Capacity: 180
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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