Plan Your Wedding

A spectacular view of historic Mobile Bay provides a stunning backdrop for your special event. From inviting breezes on the open decks to the unmatched visual exhibits of the fourth largest estuary system in the United States, the Estuarium at The Sea Lab is the perfect venue for your indoor or outdoor functions. 

The rental fee includes the Estuarium, adjacent outdoor decking, boardwalk and pavilion usage. Indoor events can accommodate up to 100 guests seated and 300 standing. 

Additional services include:

  • Complete or day of wedding coordination
  • Full-service catering
  • Tables, chairs available at no extra charge

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call 251-861-2141, ext 7000.  

Accomodations

Rental of the Estuarium is from closing time 5:00 p.m. (fall) and 6:00 p.m. (summer) until midnight and is available seven days a week.  Set up can begin at 3:30 p.m. the day of the event unless special arrangements are made for an earlier time.   

The rental fee includes the Estuarium and adjacent decking, boardwalk, and pavilion usage.  

Non-profit organizations may contact us directly for rates.

Catering

Information is available on approved caterers. Full-service catering price should include serving, setup, cleaning, breakdown, and gratuity. Full-service caterers must stay on site until the last guest departs and a check out of the facility is satisfactory with the Special Events Coordinator. 

The caterer is responsible for the set-up and breakdown of tables and chairs, before and after the event.  The Estuarium requires the renter to hire a minimum of two DISL staff if the caterer is not full service.  The additional DISL staff will ensure help with cleanup items not covered by the caterer, as well as setup and breakdown of tables and chairs before and after the event.

The DISL staff is not responsible for the food to include the buffet, service, or busing tables normally included in the catering cost.   

Indoor receptions can accommodate approximately 100 sit down guest or 300 stand-up guests.

Deposits

All deposits are non-refundable.  Upon selection of a date, a $350 deposit is required to hold the date as reserved.  The remaining balance is due four weeks prior to the event and is non-refundable.  

Rentals

The Estuarium has available for your use 7 – 60” round tables, 12- 48” round tables, and 100 white padded chairs at no additional charge.

Rental of additional tables, chairs, linens, and dinnerware are the responsibility of the renter. Port City Rental of Mobile is familiar with the Estuarium layout and requirements to assist with your rental needs.

Linens are not provided by the Estuarium.
 
 

Entertainment

Music is allowed in the Estuarium, but only in observance of the reasonable decibel levels as stated by the Husbandry Department.  Entertainers must visit the facility and meet before the event. Should the kiosk in any gallery need to be moved for dancing or entertainment, there will be a $50 fee per kiosk moved.

Alcohol

Alcohol is permitted at the Estuarium.  No one under the legal age of 21 will be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages on The Sea Lab property.  This rule is strictly followed.