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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a unique wedding venue in Dubuque, Iowa. Offering stunning riverside vistas and intriguing marine exhibits, this event facility is ideal for couples seeking a one-of-a-kind experience. The professional staff is dedicated to providing warm hospitality and excellent service, as well as careful attention to the natural environment.
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National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium can accommodate weddings of up to 250 guests with several event spaces available. Couples can exchange their vows in an outdoor ceremony at the Plaza Pavilion or on a small private patio. Both areas offer stunning waterfront views of the Mississippi River and a small pond. After saying "I do," couples can continue the celebrations indoors at the aquarium. The Discovery Center is an open gallery space featuring museum displays as an eyecatching backdrop, and up to 250 guests can be seated here for the reception. For those seeking a more intimate space, the Train Depot fits up to 100 guests for a sit-down meal. With rustic wooden floors and neutral walls, this charming room is suitable for small weddings, rehearsal dinners, and after-parties.
Various services are available at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, including catering, bartending, and event planning. With the help of the attentive staff, to-be-weds can organize their wedding according to their tastes and preferences. The events team can provide the essentials, including linens, flatware, and china. They will also manage the set-up and tear-down of furniture at the end of the night. Conveniently, the venue offers wireless internet, parking, and wheelchair-accessible facilities.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium partners with J&D Catering to provide an array of delicious cuisines. Couples can choose from several menu options to suit their palate and dietary requirements. Plated dinners, buffet stations, and hors d'oeuvres are some of the available dining options. The venue bar offers a variety of alcoholic beverages to accompany the meal, including house wine, champagne, and signature drinks.
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The Place for Nature Lovers
Teri dealt with some last minute items with grace and a smile. She took so much stress off of me. If I was still running a DJ business, this would be one of my favorite places to work at due to her.
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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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