Nauticus is a world-class attraction with interesting, engaging and interactive maritime exhibits that make it an exciting and matchless place to host an event. Your small or large group can be accommodated for a wide range of spectacular and unique indoor and outdoor gatherings.
- Power of the Sea Galleries
- Wisconsin Vista
- Living Sea Landing
- Living Sea Theater
- Lighthouse Portico
- Elizabeth River Pavilion
Power of the Sea Galleries (Entire 3rd Floor)
The Power of the Sea Galleries encompass the entire 3rd floor event area of Nauticus, including the Living Sea Landing, the Wisconsin Vista, and the Living Sea Theater.
Maximum seated capacity of 350.
In this area you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Battleship Wisconsin through large picture windows. This area also includes a variety of computer interactives.
Living Sea Landing
The Living Sea Landing features Horseshoe Crab Cove, a simulated tide pool where your guests can interact with many of the Chesapeake Bay marine life. It is also home to the Shark Experience, and interactive shark tank filled with a variety of friendly sharks.
The area accommodates 110 seated guests or 250 standing.
Living Sea Theater
With seating for up to 350 people, this location is ideal for presentations, performances and award ceremonies. It features a large format screen.
The Lighthouse Portico is Nauticus’s expansive front entrance deck, with access to the waterfront. Cool breezes off the river make this a delightful area to entertain.
Elizabeth River Pavilion
This outdoor covered event area offers up beautiful views of the Elizabeth River, as well as protection from inclement weather. With a seated capacity of 550 and a standing capacity of 900, it is the largest event area on the Nauticus grounds. Add in the parking lot and capacity increases to 1200 standing.
Nauticus Rental Fees
The rates are based on a four-hour event. Included in the fee are a limited number of tables, chairs,on-site event staff, and access to the exhibits in your rented space. Liability insurance is required from all renters.
Max. Seated Capacity
Max. Standing Capacity
|Power of the Sea Galleries (Entire 3rd Floor)||Varies||800||$2,500|
|The Living Sea Landing||110||250||$1,500|
|The Living Sea Theater||350||N/A||$900|
|Lighthouse Portico (Covered Front Deck)*||125||250||$900|
|Elizabeth River Pavilion & Deck*||550||900||$1,500|
|Elizabeth River Pavilion, Deck & Parking Area*||550||1,200||$2,000|
|Elizabeth River Pavilion, Deck, Parking Area & Pier*||550||Varies||$2,500|
Rental spaces available after 5pm
Rates subject to change without notice.
Effective January 1, 2018, premiums will apply for bookings on holiday weekends. Blackout dates may also apply.