National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

350 E. 3rd Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 Map · Phone number
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About National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has beautiful spaces for your unique ceremony and reception. From open air, harborside views to a backdrop of expansive aquariums to an intimate pop-up ceremony, the Museum & Aquarium has ideal spaces for your big day.

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6 Reviews for National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Kortney Kluesner · Married on 12/15/2018

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    Simply Perfect

    Working with Teri and the museum staff was great. Everything about the day was perfect. All of our guests loved the venue and couldn't stop talking about how cool it. They have their own caterer that makes for one less decision to make, the food was awesome. They also gave us a list of other vendors they have worked with in the past that helped us narrow some searches. Teri was also great about reaching out to other vendors to make sure everyone was on the same page which was immensely helpful. I couldn't say enough great things about the museum and our experience getting married there.

    Sent on 12/19/2018
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    Jennifer · Married on 04/28/2018

    5.0
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    The team at the museum was amazing!!!! They took my planning ideas and just made them better!

    We chose to have both our ceremony and reception here. And after food, gratuity (they can't charge tax so they have a mandatory 18%gratuity) we spent a little under $4500 to have 130 people in attendance.

    If you are looking for a small wedding and to do something different, this is definitely a great place.

    Oh, and they do all the set up and clean up. All they require is that you provide them with whatever decorations you want put up, and they do the rest. A lot of other venues we looked at that were more expensive were going to require us to do the set up and clean up. So if you want some place lower maintenance for you, definitely check this place out as a possible wedding venue

    Sent on 05/15/2018
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    Meredith · Married on 09/10/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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    We had such a great experience at this venue. The staff are super knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Teri, the banquet coordinator, is a fantastic resource and is super organized - absolutely every last detail was taken care of. Nate is the events coordinator, and he was also very easy to work with. The caterer, Diane, was just wonderful to work with, and the catering team and bartending staff were great. There's plenty of stuff for guests to visit and look at, nearby hotels and restaurants, and lots and lots of free parking. We had a guest count of 115, and the final bill was very reasonable - we spent about $50 per guest (includes the space fee, food, and a beer/wine hosted bar). The museum has event staff that do all the setup and tear down. We did heavy appetizer stations in lieu of dinner, which isn't their usual setup but worked well in the space.

    We got married in the depot room and had our reception in the exhibit space. One thing about the depot room that you might want to know if you are considering this venue is that it is only a few feet away from an active train track. The trains do slow down, but they're not silent. Just in case that's a dealbreaker! We didn't mind.

    Nothing but happy thoughts about this whole place.

    Sent on 09/13/2016

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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium FAQ

  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Parking
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 240
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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    Always impressed with the Valentine Dinner at the National River Museum! Thank you for another lovely, fun filled evening, and delicious dinner in such beautiful atmosphere. We will plan on visiting the river museum throughout the year! Lisa

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  • 350 E. 3rd Street Dubuque, 52001 See on map
    5635579545 (Phone number)

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