Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

35 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz CA 95060

Hours of Operation
  • Public Hours: Wed - Sun 10am - 4pm. FREE Admission. Wheelchair Accessible. Fun for all ages!
Site Type
  • Banquet/Events Facility
Site View
  • Patio/Courtyard
  • Natural Setting
  • Ocean View

Located steps away from Cowell Beach, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and the Dream Inn, the Sanctuary Exploration Center is a dreamy location to host a wedding event for ocean lovers.

Our upstairs terrace offers generous ocean views, and our movie theater is a perfect place for a slideshow, speeches, or dinner. Let your guests connect with the ocean while they celebrate your love journey at the Sanctuary Exploration Center. Available for weddings, receptions, dinners, parties and more.

Size: 12,500 sq. ft
Capacity: 200 people
Amplified Music Permitted: Yes
Alcohol Permitted: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Amenities: movie theater room, music streaming, microphones, outdoor courtyard, ocean view balcony, facility tables, chairs, and AV can be used with no additional charge.

*planning & set up services are not offered by the SEC staff.

Info Last Updated
  • 09-19-2023