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Venues in Long Beach, CA,
(562) 951-1663
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4.8 out of 5
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    Marielle Ang

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  • 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... Read more

    Francisco Veliz

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  • 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.

    Alisha

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  • 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.

    Jaimie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We checked out a handful of venues, but when we stumbled upon the Aquarium of the Pacific we knew it was the one! It's such a unique, fun, and interactive location and the team there knows how to run events. Cristen Flores was our go to contact for everything venue and catering related-- she tends to work a random schedule due to events on weekends and late nights, but she is good about setting an automatic email reply so that you know exactly when she'll be back in the office next. Pros: Getting married under the sea (without getting wet :D) ! Dogs are allowed inside and our dog 'Seal' came in for pre-ceremony photos. Our guests had a great time at the jelly touch tank pre-ceremony and had fun exploring the upstairs galleries and penguin visit during cocktail hour. AOP is a one stop shop for ceremony and reception venue, tables and chairs (for less than 200 people included), food and beverage (and it was delicious-- short ribs melted in your mouth and the salmon was so tasty- ... Read more

    Andres

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  • Great place to have a wedding. All our guest thought it was memorable and they even tell their friends about it. Christen was very helpful throughout the entire process and helped guide us through the Aquarium rules. Guest were super happy to get to see the Aquarium in a more intimate setting and it made it unforgettable.

    Jenny

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    5 out of 5
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  • We wanted a unique wedding that was both whimsical and elegant, and the Aquarium of the Pacific fit the bill. We wish we had been guests at our own wedding! Some of our guests said it was the best wedding they had been to! They also had an “aquarium educator” option for kids ages 5 to 11: kids had special activities and pizza. The kids had fun, the parents were child-free for two hours, and we saved money by not counting them toward adult dinners - everybody wins! Some of the parents said their kids are now spoiled and won’t understand why other weddings won’t be as much fun! Catering, tables, chairs, linens, plates, and flatware are all included, which helps knock out a couple vendors and have less worry. Some things to note: You can only start the wedding at 7:00 p.m. (after the aquarium closes to the public) so if you are having both the ceremony and reception, it means a late dinner, which can be hard for older guests. Holding the cocktail hour upstairs was an additiona... Read more

    Jordonna

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  • 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

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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 d... Read more

    Crystal

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 al... Read more

    Jason

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  • 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

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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 Walker

    Marina

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • I loved everything about having our wedding here! It was perfect! The only thing feel like I really need to mention is speak up! If there is something you don’t care for or if you have any questions. We are picky eaters and we were worried about the food we tried at the tasting. Cristen is the best! She was our event coordinator. She helped us create a menu that we loved. They accommodated every request. All of our guests raved about how great the food was. We loved the venue and we loved Cristen!
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