What is a cocktail party at SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

A classic three hour network event ideal for client parties where talking business is key. The SEA LIFE London Aquarium can hold 50-750 guests for this type of event. The package includes occasional seating with drop tables for glasses and colour controllable lighting and screens for branding.

Typically, a range of hot and cold bite sized canapés are served at this type of event. If you would like to offer your guests a more substantial food service we can offer a selection of both canapés and bowl food, finishing with dessert canapés as the event draws to a close.

The classic cocktail party package includes atmospheric background music, however if you wanted to enhance the event, why not add a Lounge DJ?

Why choose SEA LIFE London Aquarium?

Immerse your guests in marine life
  • Enter the aquarium via a glass walkway with sharks swimming inches below your feet
  • Our dive team are also on hand to talk to your guests via underwater whiteboards in the shark tank, a great way to entertain your guests in the drinks reception
  • Wonder through the stunning ocean tunnel as turtles and sting rays swim above you
The venue has been designed for events
  • Pin spot lighting for dining tables and LED lighting to wash the room for that dramatic effect
  • Multiple branding opportunities including plasma screens throughout the venue as well as branding our dive team
  • The main space ‘Atlantic Cove’ has a movable wall in the center of the room to allow for great flexibility in guest numbers and table layouts
Merlin Events make your life easy

Merlin Events supply a dedicated team including an event manager from the moment you confirm your cocktail party. That event manager will also be running your event on the evening along with a dedicated team of hostesses, security, porters and a full team of technicians including electrician and engineers all included.

What is included?

  • Exclusive use of SEA LIFE London Aquarium, 7pm to 10pm (or later if you wish)
  • Inclusive wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Canapé menu (10 canapés – 8 savoury and 2 sweet)
  • An interactive dive from our dive team during the drinks reception
  • AV including background music, LED event lighting, plasma screens and a microphone for speeches
  • Occasional furniture
  • Event staffing: door supervisors, event hostesses, technician and cleaners

Top TipMerlin Events make your life easy. Merlin Events supply a dedicated team including an event manager from the moment you confirm. On the evening, your manager will be supported by hostesses, security, porters, caterers, entertainers and technicians including engineers and electricians.



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