Getting married or welcoming a new baby to your family are special life events you will want to remember forever! Mark the occasion and make lasting memories with your family and friends when you host a wedding or baby shower at Newport Aquarium.


The NEW Reef Room event space is the perfect place to celebrate and is just steps away from Stingray Hideaway and all the aquarium animals you love!

Shower Package — $599 (up to 20 guests)*

Package Includes:

  • Admission to Newport Aquarium for up to 20 people*
  • 2-hour exclusive access to The Reef Room
  • Four (4) large pizzas (choice of cheese or pepperoni)
  • Unlimited lemonade & water
  • Service ware including plates, cups, napkins & utensils
  • Access to play photo slideshow on digital screens in The Reef Room
  • On-site event coordinator
  • Special gift from Newport Aquarium

*Add more guests for $30 per person – or $20 if guest is an Annual Passholder or Annual Member.

Payment Requirements: $150 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Final guaranteed guest count and payment is due 1 week prior to the shower. No refunds if guest count drops below final guaranteed count. Additional guests cannot be added day-of shower.

Annual Passholders: If shower guests are Newport Aquarium Annual Passholders, they do not require the purchase of an admission ticket. Passholder identification number must be provided to Event Coordinator with final guaranteed guest count 1 week prior to shower.

Shower Times: Time slot choices are 10am-12pm; 1pm-3pm; 4pm-6pm and are based on availability.

Sales Tax: Sales tax is not included – 6% KY sales tax will be applied to the shower package including additional admission tickets and add-ons.

All shower packages including additional admission tickets and add-ons are non-refundable.

Outside Food & Beverage:
One cake is permitted to be brought in from outside Newport Aquarium. Additional food and beverage can be purchased through Newport Aquarium Catering

Shower decorations are permitted. Decorations must be placed on tabletops only and nothing is permitted to adhere to the walls or to be hung from the ceiling. Balloons are not permitted in Newport Aquarium or in the Reef Room.


Unique Animal Experiences

Our current options include:

  • Reptile Encounter - $150
  • Penguin Encounter - $400

Prices shown do not include applicable tax.

Additional Food Options

There are plenty of additional food options that you can add to your birthday!

  • Additional Large Pizza - $13
  • Kettle Chip Bowl - $10
  • Salad Bowl - $20
  • Fruit & Yogurt Dip Tray - $35
  • Veggie & Ranch Dip Tray - $25
  • Assorted Cheese & Cracker Tray - $40
  • Fresh-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 dozen) - $12
  • Soda Upgrade - $2 per can (Coca-Cola products available)

More Fun!

Add more fun you your party with activities, gifts and prizes!

  • Scavenger Hunt: $1 per person
  • Shark Bucks: Redeemable in the Cafe or Gift Shop
  • Souvenir Bags or Gift Shop items: Make great party favors

Contact Us Today

To request additional information, please contact us by phone at 859-815-1466 or fill out our request form and we'll get in touch.