About Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Pacific Seas Aquarium
The new, 35,000 square foot state-of-the-art Pacific Seas Aquarium is a spectacular, unique venue with stunning art and mesmerizing marine life. Use a portion for a more intimate occasion or the entire facility for a large banquet or reception.
Capacity: 250 cocktail reception, 120 seated
This versatile 3,000 sq. ft. venue has a private entrance and can be divided into three separate rooms. Rent a portion of the space for a cozier feel or the entire facility for a large banquet or reception.
Capacity: 175 cocktail reception, or 150 seated
Asian Forest Sanctuary
This lush five-acre exhibit complex is the ultimate outdoor event location. Enjoy six romantic exhibit areas complete with two waterfalls, exotic flowers, and a bamboo forest. Two viewing pavilions and the Asian Dayroom provide covered space for buffet stations and seating.
Capacity: 150 cocktail reception, 100 seated
Pacific Rim Plaza
Spectacular views of Puget Sound and Mount Rainier make this globe-shaped plaza the premier setting for wedding ceremonies and outdoor celebrations.
For gatherings large and small, the Plaza Cafe will make your event special with big views onto the Pacific Rim Plaza.
Located next to the Red Wolf Woods exhibit and new Pacific Seas Aquarium, the Picnic Pavilion features an open-air structure, permanent picnic tables and a grassy area for extra activities. Surrounded by lush greenery, this area provides a private wooded space for you and your guests.
Capacity: 250 guests