Weddings

Adventure Aquarium

Camden, NJ View map Visit website
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   52 reviews
$13k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$13k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Located on the Delaware Waterfront with panoramic views of Philadelphia and the Ben Franklin Bridge, our guests also 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.

Services Offered

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.

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?

$1500

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

$1000

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?

$750

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

$500

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?

$20

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?

50

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
Covered Outdoor
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

52 Reviews

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Rated
4.6
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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.5 out of 5

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    Jessica D. Married on 10/01/2021
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    Absolutely perfect wedding!!

    We are so incredibly grateful to Adventure Aquarium for helping us have our dream wedding. We held our event in Currents Ballroom and it was everything we hoped it would be. We included the penguin meet and greet during the cocktail hour, which was a HUGE hit. Our penguin Poppy was such a pretty girl and so well-behaved, everyone got amazing photos with her! Every single one of our guests was super excited about it. If you can afford this extra, I highly recommend it.
    Our coordinator Megan and bridal attendant Darlene were absolutely wonderful. Megan organized everything perfectly so that we never had to worry about the flow of the evening. She was super responsive to our questions and set us at ease as soon as we met her, knowing that our wedding was in good hands. Darlene made sure that we always had food and drinks or anything else we needed throughout the evening, and made it so much easier for us to enjoy the night, rather than having to hunt down a glass of water.
    We dropped off all of our labeled decor the night before, and they set everything up for us as per our requests. It turned out absolutely beautifully, and they took care of the teardown as well. It was so nice not to have to worry about all of that at the end of the night, which I know many other venues leave you responsible for. It was just one of the many little extra touches that the aquarium offered to help make the evening not only great, but less stressful.
    All of our guests said it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to, and we know the venue was a huge part of it. Adventure Aquarium is one of our favorite places, and it was definitely the perfect spot for our wedding. It's not only super unique, but also an incredible steal when compared to most wedding venues that charge more and provide less. It's sure to be a venue people won't soon forget. Thank you so much to everyone at the aquarium who made it such a perfect event!!!

    Adventure Aquarium's reply:

    Thank you so much Jessica! It was such a pleasure getting to know you and Jonny and I wish you all the happiness in the world. I passed along your kind words to the staff and to Darlene. Best of luck to you both!

    Megan
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    Keshina B. Married on 07/30/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Best night of my life

    In a word our experience was wonderful. Theresa Hall is a pro and a ray of sunshine. The staff was amazing and extremely helpful. Especially Laura our bridal attendant. The food was amazing and our guest are still talking about. Having the fish tanks as walls was sooo pretty. I honesty cant say anything bad about our experience. We had to move our date twice due to covid and everyone still knew our details as if nothing happened. I would not only have another event here but I highly recommend this venue to anyone wanting a beautiful space with great staff and food! Thank you for making our day amazing!

Awards

  • 52
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Deals

Adventure Aquarium 1
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DISCOUNTED ROOM RENTAL

LOWER FOOD & BEVERAGE MINIMUM

YOUR SELECTION OF ONE (1) COMPLIMENTARY ENHANCEMENT “

ICE CARVING

or

COCKTAIL RECEPTION STROLLING ANIMAL

or

WEDDING CAKE OR DESSERT PACKAGE ADDITION

or

STINGRAY BEACH CLUB TOUCH EXHIBIT

or

TOUCH-A-SHARK

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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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Map

1 Riverside Dr. Camden, NJ, 08103
856-579-6464
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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
  • Covered Outdoor
  • 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 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.5 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Adventure Aquarium offer?

Adventure Aquarium currently offers 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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