New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About New England Aquarium

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, Centerplate. The executive chef and consulting chef, Barbara Lynch, offer 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.

Services Offered
The New England Aquarium offers the following wedding services:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Dance floor
  • Tents
  • In-house catering
  • Servers
  • Furniture
  • Linens
  • Barware
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Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Brian · Married on 09/22/2018

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    We wish we could give the NEAQ and our coordinator, Tiesha, more than 5 stars. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect and it is largely due to the incredible staff at the Aquarium. We chose the NEAQ because we wanted more of an offbeat location and as we had lots of guests traveling, the Aquarium offered an opportunity to give them a unique experience. Throughout the planning process, Tie was incredible--she was very responsive, very helpful and truly a joy to work with. She and the staff at the Aquarium took care of so many details that we were really able to relax and enjoy our day. It was even better than we ever could have dreamed and we would not have changed a thing! Moreover, our guests raved about everything--from the touch tank (we had it open during cocktail hour), to the food, to the venue itself--and said it was the best wedding that they had ever attended. I cannot recommend the Aquarium as a venue enough!

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    New England Aquarium's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team
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    Laura · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Beautiful, fun venue

    So happy we chose the Aquarium. The venue was beautiful and so much fun. The staff (especially Tiesha) were all so helpful and accommodating. The day/night of out wedding was seamless thanks to them. Tie had everything under control and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The team also set up the venue beautifully. We received endless comments about how much fun guests had - cocktail hour in the aquarium was a hit. Very happy with our choice and very appreciative that we had such a great team at the Aquarium helping us from day 1.

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    New England Aquarium's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

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New England 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? $ 2,750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • 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? $ 1,250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 28.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 225
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • 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
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Event Rentals
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables, Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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    Piper Jo Nevins Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Michael Brook Photography
    Michael Brook Photography Wedding Photographers

    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.

Map

  • 1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110 See on map
    6179735205 (Phone number)
    6177205104 (Other Phone Number)
    6177205110 (Fax Number)
    Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm. Site visits available in the evening by appointment.

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