The Battleship New Jersey, the US Navy’s most decorated battleship, is a unique and historic facility ready to host your next social, corporate, or special event. From the Battleship’s decks, the skyline of the Philadelphia and Camden Waterfronts provides an extraordinary backdrop for your special occasions. And as you follow in the footsteps of the proud crews of the “Big J,” you’ll appreciate what it must have been like to be a member of the Battleship New Jersey’s crew.

For your next historic event, please use the EVENT RENTAL FORM , email or call (866) 877-6262  ext. 144

A wedding on the ship   

Meetings, Dinners, Receptions and Weddings

This Iowa-class battleship, designed for a crew of 117 officers and 1,804 enlisted personnel, can accommodate groups from 50 to 3000 in eleven separate or combined venues.

For a truly exceptional event, select a site unlike any of your guests have experienced. And provide them with an even more unique adventure by including full or abridged tours of the U.S. Navy’s most decorated Battleship.


Military Events

Attention Active and Former Military Personnel:
Looking for a special venue for your re-enlistment or retirement ceremony? Would you like a flag flown on the ship? The Battleship New Jersey hosts all types of military events and can help you arrange yours.


Kids Birthday Parties

Join the Navy for your child’s next Birthday Party! Host your child’s party on board the World’s Greatest Battleship! Parties are tailored to each child but can include: guided tours of the ship, private time in the ship’s Kids Kompartment, games and hands on activities, and much more.

For more information, please use the EVENT RENTAL FORM, or call (856) 966-1652 ext. 112

Event Space Options, select for more details

Event Space Recommended Capacity

Theater Style
Tented Fantail 400 800 400
Crew’s Mess A 180 180
Crew’s Mess B 71 71
Combined Crew’s Mess 251 251
Officer’s Wardroom 80 80
Petty Officer’s Mess A & B 48 48
Captain’s Cabin 12 20
01 Deck Level adjoining
Captain’s Cabin*
60 80 100
Admiral’s Cabin 8 12
01 Deck Level adjoining
Admiral’s Cabin*
60 80 80
Forecastle 300 250

* Exterior space. Subject to weather conditions.

Our Events Department staff will be pleased to assist you with catering recommendations, audio-visual equipment, and entertainment options.

Menu Options

Andreotti’s Battleship Catering Menu
Feast Your Eyes Battleship Catering Menu

Additional Options

Customized Merchandise

DJ Highlight


Balshem Entertainment Group – has over 30 years experience providing DJ Entertainment services for birthday parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs and more. Electrify your party with the sounds and entertainment of Balshem Entertainment Group.


“THANKS for a great day. VERY well received. I am going through the evals today and certainly the most positive feedback was the venue. As a matter of fact, this year’s NJAPP Leading Edge Conference aboard the Battleship NJ saw the most attendees/registrants in its 22 year history!”
– Bill Rosen, BA, CEMSO, CTO, NREMTP
NJ Assoc. Paramedic Programs
Chairman, Education Committee