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.
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.
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Discounted Room Rental
Lower Food and Beverage Minimum
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$250 Ceremony Fee Discount
Complimentary Dessert Station
South Seas Touch Tank
Cocktail Hour Strolling Animal
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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
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!
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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- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
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- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
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- Champagne Toast
- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Premium Liquor
- Signature Drink
- Specialty Beer
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- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
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- Dance Floor
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