We are located on the Delaware Waterfront with panoramic views of Philadelphia and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Our guests enjoy views of sea turtles, sharks, and stingrays as well as providing opportunities to interact with aquatic animals including our African Penguins. Our venue is pleased to provide services that go 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
We are able to host celebrations in two event spaces. Currents Ballroom has a spectacular view of Philadelphia that is complemented with a wall of foor to ceiling windows to our 550,000-gallon Shark Realm Exhibit. This exhibit is home to over 20 sharks, rays and 1000 fish. Currents Foyer provides a terrific location for cocktails with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Philadelphia Skyline and the Delaware River. Its design was crafted to reflect the theme of the aquarium, full of features that emulate the elements throughout. Currents Ballroom can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions for 250 guests.
The South Seas Exhibit Space is host to a variety of exhibts which include 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 are able to enjoy cocktails and hos d'oeuvres as they mingle through the variiety of exhibit spaces including Sea Turtle Cove, Phiranha Falls, Pirates Cove and our 750,000 gallon Ocean Realm Exhibit. Our guests dance the night away under a mobile of 1000 fish in the South Seas Rotunda. Your guests may also step outside to enjoy a panoramic view of the Delaware River and the Philadelphia Skyline on the South Seas balcony. The South Seas Exhibit Space can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions for 175 guests.
We offer our clients packages in order 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 made 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.
47 Reviews for Adventure Aquarium
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Anna Zwolak · Getting married on 04/10/2020
Our wedding was beautiful and everything ran perfectly. I couldn’t be happier with Terry and her team.
From the first time talking to Terry, I was impressed. She always responded fast and professionally. The food was not run of the mill and was so good. As for the bar, the wine was very good and I know they made the mixed drinks perfectly. They were not too weak or too strong.Sent on 01/09/2020
Christina · Getting married on 04/04/2020
We had the most incredible time. Planning was simple, staff was very responsive, and the night was incredible!Sent on 09/03/2019
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Brian Motter · Married on 08/25/2019
What an awesome experience. Everyone involved with the process was absolutely amazing. I recommend this venue that is looking for a unique event space. From the food to the staff you will not be disappointed at all. We received so many compliments oh how great everything was. Thank you so very much.Sent on 08/30/2019
Adventure Aquarium Price Rates
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"LOVE" Ice Carving
** Cocktail Reception Strolling Animal provided by Center for Aquatic Sciences
Three Tier Buttercream Wedding Cake provided by DiBartolo Bakery
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!