Newport Aquarium

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About Newport Aquarium

A wedding ceremony and reception venue in Cincinnati, Newport Aquarium offers a one-of-a-kind experience that you and your guests will remember forever. With gorgeous views of the Cincinnati skyline and the opportunity to stroll through the aquarium for fascinating exhibits, you can expect an amazing day.

Facilities and Capacity
Weddings typically take place in the Riverside Room, an elegant and contemporary location for your special day. Both the Riverside Room and the aquarium can be rented individually or together, depending on the necessary accommodations. For your ceremony, the Riverside Room can hold up to 230 guests, or you may choose to host your ceremony in the Shark Ray Bay Theater, which features a 16x20 foot shark tank in the background. Your reception will be charming and sophisticated, accommodating 240 for dinner and 250 for cocktail receptions. Couples may use the aquarium exhibits for cocktail hour for an even more unique celebration.

Services Offered
With so many special activities like dive shows and penguin encounters, your wedding will be a truly special experience, filled with memories to last a lifetime. With an event planner who works with you to make the day special, you will have access to food and bar stations as well as incredible event decor. Newport Aquarium also partners with outside vendors like caterers to ensure the details of your day are taken care of. They’ve selected four of the finest caterers for you to utilize for your day, including Funky’s Catering, Chef’s Choice Catering, Elegant Fare Catering and Phoenix Catering.

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63 Reviews for Newport Aquarium

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Cheryl

    Cheryl Hicks · Married on 04/13/2019

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    Best.Day.EVER!!!!!

    Our special day was amazing! Stress free, beautiful and so much fun! Having our wedding at the Newport Aquarium was amazing! The setting was beautiful, the food was excellent and after the reception, we were able to let our guest enjoy a fun walk through to see everything! Allison Sweet and her staff are excellent and I would do it all over again, EXACTLY the same way!!

    Sent on 07/29/2019

    Newport Aquarium's reply:

    Thank you, Cheryl for the review! We appreciate your kind words, and very happy that your day was everything you wanted it to be!
  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Eddy · Married on 03/14/2019

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    Sharknato Weddiverssary

    After 15 years of partnership we decided to make it official this past March, our Weddiverssary as we call it. The day started out very strange, as 4 tornados touched down in the Greater Newport area. We still joke that Sharknato was going on under the Shark Bridge. Hopefully that is a good omen. I was also late to my own wedding as well, that is not abnormal, when it is a family affair. That is where the Newport Aquarium staff excelled. They had everything under control. They made the whole day effortless, and honestly helped me to relax on one of the most important days of our lives. From taking care of our guests, to helping set up my little girl's piano for her 1st gig, "Here comes the Sun" went off without a hitch. Even walking through, they transformed the whole night into an underwater wonderland. It was finally here, the day I had waited for all my life, but so much more than I ever imagined. Every hand made decoration we made was perfectly placed. We are pretty untraditional in everything we do. The Scuba Officiant was something that was just...once in a lifetime (we can only hope lol). It was the cherry on top as far as ceremonies go. Every turn was the perfect backdrop to the almost magical night. Our favorite picture, a silhouette of us in front of the jellyfish tanks. We had a beautiful cocktail hour with the stingrays. The Stingray Hideaway was a favorite, as our little guests got an up close view and the very sea creature they just touched in the water. The music and hors d'oeuvres were just delicious. The Newport Aquarium was so accommodating, even throwing in an animal experience for our little ones to keep them occupied, it was so thoughtful. We conga lined back into the room we said our vows but it was completely transformed for our fine dining experience with a front and center view of the most beautiful sharks, turtles, family, and friends, all there celebrating our special day with us. We were lucky enough to have them cater our meal as well, everything more delicious than the last. Everyone kept raving about the chicken, I agreed. "The best wedding I have ever been to!" is what my Aunt from Wisconsin pulled me aside to tell me. "We will remember this night forever" another family member said. The team really went above and beyond to make this night full of the best memories, and they exceeded our expectations. We recommend them over and over. They are an amazing team!

    Sent on 08/04/2019

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Newport Aquarium Pricing

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Newport Aquarium FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Glassware
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
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4 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Rehearsal Dinners in Newport Aquarium's Riverside Room

    Contact us before December 6th to host your rehearsal dinner in 2019 or 2020 to recieve a special offer! Our Riverside Room space is perfect for your family gathering with an all inclusive Rehearsal Dinner package. This space features floor to ceiling windows that overlook downtown Cincinnati and will offer a beautiful backdrop to your evening. Please contact Dee Hornback at dhornback@newportaquarium.com or 859.815.1453 for more information.

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    Saturdays in 2020!

    We have a few open Saturdays left in 2020, and will be offering a complimentary chiavari chair upgrade($2,000.00 value) to any couple who books by December 2nd 2019! Call or email Dee Hornback at 859.815.1453 - dhornback@newportaquarium.com for more details and to schedule a tour of our venue!

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    New Years Eve

    New Year's Eve is quickly approaching, and we are offering an all inclusive package if you book this date by November 30th! Contact Dee Hornback at 859.815.1453 or dhornback@newportaquarium.com to find out more information! This offer includes everything you need to make your wedding day spectacular!

    **excludes catering

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    As a vendor, I can tell you the staff has been consistently helpful, courteous, and professional over the years and I am sure they extend that culture to each bride's experience. If you are looking for a truly unique experience, the Aquarium is a perfect fit. The Riverside room has an excellent view, the food options are provided by prominent caterers, and guests can experience all the aquatic life with great photo opportunities!

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  • One Aquarium Way Newport, KY, 41071 See on map
    859-888-0678 (Phone number)

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