Recommended by 96%
Orlie · Married on 09/26/2010
I knew from my first visit at the Aquarium of the Pacific that this would be a fantastic place to get married. On our wedding day, we and our guests and even vendors were blown away! In the 30 min. before the doors opened, guests got to see the sharks, touch rays and play in the playground at the back of the Aquarium. When the doors opened they walked through the first floor water tunnel and exhibits. Our ceremony in front of the tank was magical, it seemed all the fish came out to look at us. After taking pictures with everyone, the guests went up to the 2nd floor to explore the 2nd floor while eating appetizers and filling out our fun crossword puzzle. During the reception, bubbles filled the big tank. It's not a budget venue but if you want a cool and fun wedding, this is it!
Jordonna · Married on 11/11/2017
I cannot say enough good things about the quality of work and professionalism displayed by Tamera Schulz and her entire team at the Long Beach Aquarium. Cannot wait to work with them again in the future.
-Jordonna Gibbs, Event Planner
Alfie · Married on 10/28/2017
We wanted a unique wedding and I loved Jellyfish so AOP was the perfect place. Our wedding at the AOP was absolutely fabulous. One that we will never forget! I wish I was a guest at my own wedding!
We had our ceremony and reception at AOP. Our ceremony was in front of the large aquarium at the Blue Cavern. Guests arrived at the Harbor Terrace and got to touch the moon jellies at the touch tank. After the ceremony, we had a cocktail hour where our guest could explore the upper galleries while enjoying appetizers and drinks. After the cocktail hour, dinner was served in the grand hall under the blue whale.
I wanted to have children at my wedding/reception. And AOP have this awesome add-on where you could hire an educator. For the kids, they had a pizza party and then get to meet up with the educators. Some of out guests made comments that the young children will be forever spoiled by our wedding and will ask where is the fish at the next wedding.
The food was amazing though we didn't get to eat all of it at dinner. We were able to do food tasting prior to the event to try out what food we would like our guests to have. We (the couple) loved that AOP gave us food and drinks immediately after the ceremony where we had a few minutes of alone time and also food time. A lot of things were happening and there isn't much time to eat your dinner so it was really awesome they gave us time like that to get something in our tummies and relax.
I wanted to give special thanks to Tamera who supported us through this process. Tamera and our awesome vendors made this wedding rock!
For those of you thinking about having your wedding and reception at AOP, let me say it will be the most memorable and most beautiful event if you do it AOP. You won't reget it.
Crystal · Married on 07/29/2017
My husband and I had the most magical experience at the Aquarium of the Pacific on our big day! Cristen and her team at the Aquarium were amazing and I highly recommend the location and working with this all star team. Guests raved about the food and location it was perfection! Thank you Cristen and team for everything!
Candy · Married on 07/28/2017
Our wedding at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach was a magical experience. Our expectations were met above and beyond by everyone involved. Kudos to Cristen who made things super smooth and enjoyable throughout the planning process. The food was delicious and we received so many compliments on our food choices after the wedding! This unique venue is one your guests will never forget.
Christina · Married on 03/25/2017
Tamera and the staff at the Aquarium of the Pacific were amazing. All of our guests had a great time and consider this to be one of the best weddings they have every been too. Your wedding starts at 7 pm, after the aquarium has closed for the evening. You and your guests get private access to the aquarium. The food and service during dinner was amazing!!
Shivali · Married on 11/27/2016
We were in search of a unique wedding and reception location that fit our love for animals and to provide our wedding guests with a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach fit that perfectly! We sat with Tamera, a warm-hearted Catering Manager with Savor, and she listened to our every need and worked with us diligently to ensure that our special day was nothing less than perfect at the Aquarium.
Chef Ken, our Master Chef for our reception, is a culinary genius. We had several dietary restrictions with our guests, since our wedding was an Indian Jewish blend, and he cleverly constructed dishes that respected everyone's needs without sacrificing flavor. Food tasting was a treat with him and Tamera.
We had so much fun, as we saw the Aquarium evolve into such a beautiful and elegant space for our event. Our guests had an amazing and memorable time. The best part, my husband and I got to celebrate our love with our close family and friends and all the Sea life around of us.
Thank you Tamera, Chef Ken and the entire Aquarium of the Pacific Team for making our dream come true.
Jason · Married on 10/08/2016
Definitely book this vendor and definitely get Cristen Flores. Getting married at the Aquarium will easily catapult you to "best wedding ever" among your friends. Cristen made everything super clear to us about how it was all put together going into it - details, price, timing, food/drink options, everything. Then when the big day came, she delivered on EVERYTHING with no hangups. We even had a few minor crises come up and she handled them with no stress to us. There were so many people running around doing things behind the scenes, but she coordinated them all. Tremendous job!
Christina · Married on 09/02/2016
My experience with Savor catering was excellent. They make everything clear to understand about how they perform during the reception and the food is on the level of a five star restaurant. Tamera is extremely friendly and values all of her costomers. We were treated like royalty and that includes our children as well. The AOP is a very unique venue to host your wedding and Savor compliments the venue with unique cuisine choices for you to have.
Also, if you're looking for the one stop shop for a wedding/event coordinator please contact Linda Gray who is highly recommended by the AOP because as we experienced, she was a Brides best friend and made our wedding look at a million bucks.
One Happy Bride,
Christina · Married on 09/02/2016
Tamara and the entire staff are simply outstanding!!! An amazing venue completely reserved just for our ceremony, dinner, and reception. The entire Aquarium of the Pacific! Amazing beyond words! Thank you so much Tamara!
User5574104 · 2+ years ago
Tamera at The Aquarium of the Pacific/SAVOR was a DREAM to work with. She was incredibly accessible and available and did everything she possibly could to ensure that we had the perfect day (which we did). We can't say enough about Tamera/SAVOR/The Aquarium. Would recommend them to anyone at all!!!
Katherine · Married on 05/08/2015
WOW! Our wedding at the Aquarium of the Pacific was so amazing. Honestly, our guests say that it was one of THE BEST weddings they have ever been to. One couple said that it was high school prom experience they wish they had but never did. I mean, what is better than having the entire Aquarium to yourself?
Now, I'd like to start off by saying that Tamera, the catering sales manager, is absolutely a DOLL! She was so accommodating, attentive and positive. She was prompt with her responses and diligent about details. She really helped to personalize my wedding.
Secondly (and I think most importantly), I have to admit that I am a foodie. My husband and I love to eat out and good places and we are known by our friends and family as the ones to go to when you need a good place to eat. That being said, the food made by SAVOR was A-MAZ-ING. All of my guests were truly impressed with the food at my wedding. Now, I know that we have all been to weddings and have had "wedding food." One of my guests said to me, word for word, "The food at your wedding was amazing and the quality of a four star restaurant. It did not taste like wedding food AT ALL." Guys, this was music to my ears. They also stated that their servers were amazing.
Also, Tamera made the best suggestion for the children who attended the wedding. During the dinner, we hired two educators and the children ages 3-11 had a pizza party and gave the adults a date night break from their children. The children loved it and they didn't want to leave. They said the educators were so knowledgeable and friendly!
Lastly, I am very detail-oriented and so is my husband. We had very specific visions of how our guest books and dessert table would be set up. The staff at the Aquarium were able to execute our vision to a T!
You need to book this venue NOW. Also, you need to get the potato taco and pulled pork sliders as appetizers. You will NOT be disappointed!
User4940420 · 2+ years ago
We had the most fun wedding ever at the Aquarium of the Pacific. We were told my multiple guests that this was the best wedding they had ever been to. The facility is amazing, Tamera is a rock star, the food was fabulous and staff were very professional.
Jeff · Married on 08/30/2014
Tamera and the Aquarium gave us exactly the wedding we dreamed of. We're not a super-traditional couple, and they were totally cool with that, and gave us the perfect wedding.
User3307750 · 2+ years ago
We had our wedding at the Aquarium of the Pacific on July 19th. It was the wedding of our dreams and was absolutely perfect!!! We were the first couple to get married on the rooftop terrace overlooking the water and it was breathtaking. The guests walked through the galleries during the cocktail hour and were amazed at all the different kinds of fish and the delicious tray passed appetizers. The reception was in the great hall and the excellent staff at the Aquarium set up the venue in no time to wow the guests!!!! When I walked into the reception I couldn't believe my eyes, it was so beautiful and nothing that I would have expected. The attention to detail, friendly staff and the atmosphere itself created the wedding of our dreams. Also, the food was mouthwatering and was catered by SAVOR. My guests could not stop talking about the appetizers and the beef filet and crab cakes! None of this would have been possible without Tamera Schulz, the senior catering sales manager. She was wonderful to work with, organized and pays great attention to detail. Not to mention she takes the time to get to know you and is very friendly and personable. Any bride would be lucky to have someone like Tamera to work with and I would highly recommend getting married at the Aquarium fo the Pacific, it is so unique and will be a venue that your guests will talk about for a long time!
Thank you again Tamera and the staff at the Aquarium of the Pacific,
Lauren and Kris
Roman · Married on 06/28/2014
We had our wedding and reception on the Roof Top Terrace (Edited to add: the review following ours made claim to be the first wedding on the RTT - Our wedding was in fact the very first on the RTT... theirs was 3 weeks later - sorry, Lauren & Kris!) ... Tamera and everyone involved in SAVOR and the Aquarium of the Pacific worked together to make our wedding exactly what we envisioned it to be. And to top that off, the overall cost compared to similar venues / services was very competitive.... Tamera was receptive and made all efforts to successfully accommodate setup of decor, tables, entertainment... Our wedding was unique in that it was a reflection of ourselves as a couple, and our family & friends - a celebration honoring all of us. So it had authentic personality, was fun, comfortable, yet still possessed the sophistication one would expect for such an event. The dinner selection was exquisite, the service was excellent. The comment from our roughly 100 guests that my partner, Andrew, and I heard most was that it was "the best wedding ever." Everyone truly had a wonderful, unforgettable time. Tamera and the team were not only instrumental, but phenomenally effective in allowing us to achieve that atmosphere.
User2382168 · 2+ years ago
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful...so happy we had our wedding here! Such an amazing location/setting that they could totally get away with being mediocre in other respects, but no they were awesome from start to finish. Tamera is a pleasure to work with, the catering by Savor totally delicious, and staff were so friendly & flexible. If you're thinking of having your wedding here, do it! :)
Maki · Married on 03/22/2014
Tamera and her team were so helpful from beginning to end. Since our 1st meeting with Tamera, she would always make time for us on our busy schedules, meeting us after hours or on the weekends to accommodate us.She is so organized, knowledgeable,and so quick with her responses when we contacted her via email or phone. She was so amazing at our wedding as well. During our wedding she made our day flow so nice and smooth.I got so many compliments on how professional the staff were and how good the food was as well. I can't thanks her and her staff enough. I would highly suggest Savor and Tamera's professional team.
Robert · Married on 08/03/2013
Our wedding was a delight. Everything was extraordinary. We were treated with respect and dignity as were all our guests. The staff we're very courteous and professional. Our food was excellent. My gratitude and sincere thankfulness to the staff and of course our wedding coordinator Linda Grey. And a special thanks to Tamera Schulz the Aquarium of the Pacific event specialist. She was definitely on top of her game.
Kevin · Married on 05/25/2013
Our wedding could not have gone better. Everything went perfectly, from the planning, space preparation, menu selection, right up to the last dance. Our coordinator was excellent and helped us have a perfect wedding every step of the way.
Josephine · Married on 02/25/2012
Incredible! Our wedding wouldn't be successful without the help of Tamera and her lovely catering crew! The food was delicious (beyond delicious), service was impeccable, bar was full stocked (big drinking crowd), and the catering crew was fabulous! Tamera... our awesome catering manager was exceptional and beyond!!! She truly made our wedding experience at the Aquarium unforgettable!! Only negative would be that for now on, it would be so hard to top this experience.
Gloria · Married on 01/08/2011
First off, my wedding was this past Saturday and all my guests are still feeling the excitement from the weekend since that's all they've been talking about in the past few days. My wedding turned out beautiful and the venue was everything I wanted it to be for me and my guests. Annessa, the catering manager, is a sweetheart. I corresponded with her through e-mail & in person countless times since August when she took over the position. She was always responsive and accommodating, especially when it came to changes which were many and detailed down to the day before the wedding. It's a moderately priced venue but it was worthy every bit--for $79-$89 pp your guests get an appetizer, salad, and entree plus explore the Aquarium. Many guests told me that they didn't get bored and that my wedding was unique. I had the shark lagoon too so the guests got to pet sharks and rays.
User4621124 · event on: 09/29/2013
EXCELLENT service, high quality food, would DEFINITELY recommend to others
Shelby · Married on 08/20/2016
"The best wedding I have ever been too!" I cannot believe how many times I heard this following our wedding at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Not only was it the greatest night of my life, it was a stellar evening for all of our guests. From inquiring about having an event to the last dance we experienced gracious, helpful, and individualized service.
Our ceremony was on the outdoor veranda overlooking the Long Beach Harbor. On an August evening it could not have been more beautiful. Our guests enjoyed cocktail hour while wandering the aquarium galleries and being entertained by the playful sea otters, and our reception below the whale in front of the Blue Cavern could not have been more perfect. Everything I imagined in my head came to life and so much more. Dreams really do come true!
Stephanie · Married on 06/21/2014
Our wedding at The Aquarium Of the Pacific was beautiful and our guests had a wonderful time.