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Aquarium of the Pacific Offers Couples Adventure and Sophistication

This one-of-a-kind venue will set your special day apart and be remembered years down the line.
By: 
Emily Sweet

Sponsored by Aquarium of the Pacific.

Nestled in the breathtaking coastline of the Pacific in Long Beach and offering gorgeous views of Rainbow Harbor sits the Aquarium of the Pacific: an aquatic haven. With a variety of themed spaces to choose from for your ceremony and reception, there is ample room for customization and tons of unique activities to offer guests. And, whether you're hoping to seat 50 or 2,500, the Aquarium of the Pacific can accommodate weddings of all sizes. 

If you're hoping to incorporate adventure and exploration into your special day, the Aquarium of the Pacific has nearly endless opportunities. Whether it is an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, a diver presentation or the chance to touch a live shark, there really is something for everyone in these thrilling festivities.

For couples hoping to make their wedding child-friendly, the Aquarium of the Pacific has both entertaining and educational options catered specifically towards children. One testimonial from a past couple attests, "I wanted to have children at my wedding/reception. And AOP has 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 our 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." 

Showcasing multiple regions of the Pacific Ocean throughout the aquarium, there are over six different themed event spaces for couples to choose from, including a rooftop Veranda and the Shark Lagoon. The Aquarium of the Pacific team works meticulously to transform these spaces to prioritize sophistication and class on your special day. From the carefully curated ambiance to the world-class backdrop, the seasoned professionals at the Aquarium of the Pacific are there to make your event completely seamless. With a remarkable team working tirelessly behind the scenes, you can focus completely on this monumental day without any stress. 

When it comes to catering, you are in good hands with the Aquarium of the Pacific. With premiere on-site catering, vendors work to prioritize sustainability. Designing menus based on locally sourced items brings fresh Southern California flavors and flair to any meal and helps to minimize waste. The catering team also offers full bar options and guests can explore exhibits while sipping on delectable cocktails and enjoying appetizers. 

One couple commented, "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." 

This really is a venue like no other. Set against a natural ocean backdrop provides dazzling views of the Pacific and adds to the elegant atmosphere of the interior. From the first moments of your ceremony to the last moments of your reception, let the Aquarium of the Pacific make your wedding day unforgettable. One couple said, "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 regret it." 

The Aquarium of the Pacific team cannot wait to help personalize your special day. Head to their website here to learn more. 

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