Weddings

Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, CA View map Visit website

About

Located in Long Beach, California, Aquarium of the Pacific is a stunning aquarium venue that hosts weddings and special events. Set on the waterfront with spectacular views, the team at this property work with a passion to make your celebration a reflection of your vision. A truly remarkable setting, holding your event in an aquarium offers countless photo opportunities for you and your guests. Whether you choose to exchange vows with a natural ocean backdrop or before a tank filled with creatures, your day is sure to be unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity

There are five different event spaces to choose from at Aquarium of the Pacific, with both indoor and uncovered outdoor areas available. Whether you want to host a casual barbecue or a formal banquet-style affair, the team at this venue will make your dream come to life. The building can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 1,000 guests, catering for both intimate events and large occasions. Newlyweds-to-be are also welcome to select from a variety of add-ons to allow guests to explore the aquarium throughout the event. This building is wheelchair accessible, and parking is available for all guests. Ideal for celebrations in every season, this venue’s busiest months include May, June, September, October, and December.

Services Offered

Aquarium of the Pacific can host a variety of wedding events, including engagement parties, showers, ceremonies, and receptions. Couples can book the aquarium for up to four hours for nuptial celebrations, and will receive a personalized Aquarium of the Pacific event ticket. Upon request, professional serving staff are available to assist throughout your event and are happy to cut your cake. A complimentary champagne or cider toast will also be provided. Dedicated staff can assist with the setup and clean up of your celebrations, allowing you and your loved ones to relax and enjoy the day. For a seamless experience, this team can provide tables, linens, and chairs for up to 200 guests, preventing you from needing to source these elsewhere. A range of additional banquet necessities are also available, including china, glassware, and flatware. The facility can also provide lighting equipment and a dance floor.

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?

$16000.00

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

$15000.00

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?

$1000.00

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

$750.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15.00

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

Champagne Toast
Limited Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Museum
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
November

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    Marielle A. Married on 04/28/2019
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    Overall amazing, 10/10 would do again (as a guest next time, not bride)

    I can't even begin to describe how amazing it is. If you and your SO love the beach, fish, or just a nautical theme, then the Aquarium of the Pacific is a PERFECT venue. One of the first things my now-husband and I started talking about before we dated was aquariums we had/have. So 4 years later, when the topic of wedding venues came up, we thought of the Aquarium of the Pacific. It's unique, has a built-in entertainment for guests (they can view the exhibits between ceremony and reception), and perfectly suited to both our tastes and interests.

    Cristen Flores, their catering sales manager, is professional, easy to work with, and simply amazing! I know the Aquarium is constantly busy with events, especially over the weekend, and yet she still manages to respond promptly to emails. Some weekends might take a little longer to get a response, but never long enough to be concerning. I am honestly impressed how she stays on top of everything, given how busy they are.

    The main possible cons that I can see affecting others are few and far in-between. Even then, they're only drawbacks depending on your individual budget and priorities.

    - One is that they do require you to at least have a wedding coordinator for the day of the wedding. Even if you plan it yourself like I did, a wedding coordinator has been a lifesaver for our wedding. I would recommend one of their preferred coordinator/planner, Monique Provance, if you can include that in the budget. Her help has been invaluable.

    - You can only use their in-house catering. If you are set on a particular caterer, you would have to choose between them or this venue. For us, we really wanted this venue so we were fine with using their catering. Everything was delicious, so we have no regrets ourselves. Also because of this, I would totally recommend the venue to any of my friends getting married. None of that "I don't want them to copy my venue," since I would totally love to eat their food again!

    - They only have 1 scheduled group tasting per year. If your wedding is between this year's and next year's tasting, you get scheduled to go to someone else's event and try their food. This is what we were most concerned about, since we had plated meals and everyone was asking us what we were serving, and we didn't know for the longest time. However, once we did have the food tasting, it was simply delicious! We got to try that particular event's food choice, and it did make me regret (just a little) that we couldn't do a group tasting and try other things on their menu. I kinda wish they had at least 2 tastings per year, or even a seasonal one (spring, summer, fall, winter).

    - Lastly, there was a mild hiccup during my wedding when one of the volunteers almost didn't want to let me in early to take photos (as I was in full wedding dress, hair, and makeup). Thankfully it got fixed pretty quick, but I just think it shouldn't have happened. It just sucked a little that my parents couldn't get in early either, but at least we got them in before the procession started too.
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    Alisha Married on 11/11/2018
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    Best day ever!

    The perfect venue. I couldnt have asked for a better wedding. The food was simply amazing! The service was perfect. I had a smile on my face the entire night. Tamera is a pleasure to work with. I had no stress during all of the planning thanks to the amazing staff! Many guests told me it was a wedding they will never forget. I would highly recommend the aquarium for your special day.
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    Francisco V. Married on 11/11/2018
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    Epic Wedding

    So happy we chose the Aquarium for our wedding! Everything went smoothly. The food was great! Service, amazing! The staff really knows what they are doing. The Aquarium really makes wedding planning feel so easy and stress free. It really was the best night of our lives.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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  • Jessica & David
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Eclectic Vows Eclectic Vows Wedding Officiants

I have worked at the Aquarium of the Pacific on numerous occasions as a wedding officiant and I have always found the staff and venue to be easy to work with and friendly. They convert the aquarium to a wedding wonderland within an amazingly proficient time frame and everyone there is professional, helpful and courteous......it's always a delight to be there!! I highly recommend them as one of my favorite venues of choice! Please feel free to call me with any questions you may have. Warmly, Loreen Saldaña Eclectic Vows Officiant, Consultant, Reverend 572-787-8989

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100 Aquarium Way Long Beach, CA, 90802
562-543-0756
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