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Adventure Aquarium

Camden, NJ View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.7 out of 5 rating
69 reviews
$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$14k - $18k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Adventure Aquarium is an enthralling wedding venue on the Delaware Waterfront with panoramic views of Philadelphia and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Our guests enjoy views of sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays and provide opportunities to interact with aquatic animals, including our African Penguins. Our venue is pleased to offer services beyond expectations, from outstanding food and beverage service to one-of-a-kind animal experiences. We are dedicated to making your special day a unique and memorable experience.

Facilities and Capacity

Adventure Aquarium can host celebrations in two event spaces. The Currents Ballroom has a spectacular view of Philadelphia that is complemented by floor-to-ceiling windows to our 550,000-gallon Shark Realm Exhibit. This exhibit is home to over 20 sharks, rays, and 1,000 fish. The Currents Foyer provides a terrific location for cocktails with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Philadelphia Skyline and the Delaware River. Its design was crafted to reflect the aquarium's theme, full of features that emulate the elements. Currents Ballroom can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions for 250 guests. The South Seas Exhibit Space hosts a variety of exhibits, including little blue penguins, colorful fish, stingrays, sea turtles, sharks, and other sea creatures. Our Ocean Realm Theater provides a spectacular backdrop for wedding ceremonies. Guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they mingle through various exhibit spaces, including Sea Turtle Cove, Piranha Falls, Pirates Cove, and our 750,000-gallon Ocean Realm Exhibit. Our guests can dance the night away under a mobile of 1,000 fish in the South Seas Rotunda. On the South Seas balcony, you may also step outside to enjoy a panoramic view of the Delaware River and the Philadelphia Skyline. The South Seas Exhibit Space can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions for 150 guests.

Services Offered

We offer our clients packages to assist them in creating a magical and memorable event. Celebrations at Adventure Aquarium may include a five-hour package inclusive of an open bar, a cocktail hour, dinner service, a champagne toast, house linens, complimentary parking, and event staff. Dinners are served as either three-course plated meals or as buffets. Dietary restrictions are accounted for, and vegetarian options are available to guests. Setup and teardown services are provided and coordinated by the aquarium's Catering Sales Manager. This is included in the presented five-hour package. Outside vendors are welcome pending approval by Adventure Aquarium.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Museum
Waterfront
Zoo

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
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    The Best Day Ever!

    Adventure Aquarium offers a unique wedding experience! We had our wedding in the South Seas Exhibit which allowed our guests to view exhibits and enjoy the fall weather on the balcony. The location is fantastic for pictures (my husband and I are so excited to see the photos we took in the Shark Tunnel).

    The team at Adventure Aquarium is amazing! They brought our vision to life and worked wonderfully with all our vendors.

    Adventure Aquarium's reply:

    Dear Mary,
    It was truly a pleasure helping you celebrate. We can't wait to see your photos as well.
    Terry
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    Tiehna B. Married on 09/24/2022
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    Speechless

    Everything was wonderful! Everyone's still talking about this beautiful, unique venue. The food and the service were excellent. Had a problem and Megan handled everything quickly and professionally. We had the wedding in the Ocean Realm Theater and the reception in the Currents Ballroom. This venue is whimsical and elegant, the best of both worlds. I would highly recommend them. Worth every dime.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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Deals

Adventure Aquarium 1
Offer

Discounted Room Rental

Lower Food and Beverage Minimum

Choice of Complimentary Enhancement:

$250 Ceremony Fee Discount

Complimentary Dessert Station

South Seas Touch Tank

Cocktail Hour Strolling Animal

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Unique Invitations by Deborah Unique Invitations by Deborah Wedding Invitations

Adventure Aquarium is such an awesome place for your event. I went to several events and it can be casual or extremely elegant and seeing the fish and sharks and other fun things there was an added plus. You can't get that type of entertainment anywhere else. I was extremely impressed. Deborah Carasso Unique Invitations by Deborah

Philadelphia String Quartet Philadelphia String Quartet Wedding Musicians

Very polite and very easy to work with. Beautiful location and well organized. Would recommend to all! It was a pleasure to work with you!

Kenny i Entertainment Kenny i Entertainment Wedding DJs

We had the pleasure of providing the entertainment at Adventure Aquarium for a wedding this month and the staff, service, and food were excellent! Great attention to detail for the flow of the event and great communication before the event to organize details. We highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a unique space with great service!

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Adventure Aquarium frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Adventure Aquarium?

Adventure Aquarium includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Adventure Aquarium, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Adventure Aquarium includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Adventure Aquarium, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Adventure Aquarium includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of Adventure Aquarium in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Adventure Aquarium for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Museum
  • Waterfront
  • Zoo

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Adventure Aquarium for wedding events?

Adventure Aquarium offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Adventure Aquarium offer?

Adventure Aquarium offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Adventure Aquarium offer for wedding events?

Adventure Aquarium offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Adventure Aquarium have available for wedding events?

Adventure Aquarium offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Adventure Aquarium and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Adventure Aquarium is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value and 4.6 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Adventure Aquarium offer?

Adventure Aquarium currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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