The New England Aquarium delivers one of the most unique wedding venues in Boston, Massachusetts. The aquarium is located on the Boston Harbor, offering a waterfront destination for your wedding. The beautiful waterfront views and backdrop of marine animals sets a unique, exquisite setting for your wedding reception. The New England Aquarium provides in-house catering with their exclusive caterer, The Patina Restaurant Group. The executive chef offers a wide array of wedding dining cuisine options and menus to choose from to fit your taste and preferences. Whether you are planning an intimate wedding of 50 guests, or a grand wedding, The New England Aquarium offers unique spaces to fit your needs.
Facilities and Capacity
The Main Exhibit Gallery allows you to dine alongside penguins and view the Giant Ocean Tank. The space can accommodate 375 for a seated dinner. The West Wing Gallery accommodates up to 75 guests and features the largest shark tank on the East Coast. The Harbor View Café offers views of the waterfront and Boston skyline, and accommodates up to 100 guests. The Harbor View Terrace and Tent can accommodate up to 300 guests with breathtaking views of the harbor. The entire aquarium can be used to accommodate up to 1,399 guests for a seated dinner.
The New England Aquarium offers the following wedding services:
- Event planning
- Event rentals
- Dance floor
- In-house catering
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Always a breathtaking and fun venue to work at with an amazing staff!! Highly recommend!!!
Such a fun venue for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, or other special event. Your guests will enjoy their surroundings, adding to your special occasion. Plus, you're right on Boston Harbor.........stunning location for photographs!!! Always a pleasure to photograph at the New England Aquarium.
On a warm August evening while celebrating your wedding on edge of the Boston Harbor you might be surprised by a fireworks show from the North End. Something magical always seems to happen there. The coordinators and staff take such great care of clients and guests - it's easy to give them my highest recommendation.
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Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm. Site visits available in the evening by appointment.
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- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
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- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Premium Liquor
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- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
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- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
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- Dance Floor
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