Weddings

Newport Aquarium

Newport, KY View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   65 reviews
$7k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$7k - $9k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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    Robert E. Married on 02/22/2020
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    Great experience

    Effortless experience. They take all the stress out.

    Newport Aquarium's reply:

    Thank you for your review Robert, and for sharing your special day with us! It was a pleasure to work with you and Sydney! Enjoy Jamaica!
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    Chca P. Married on 05/18/2019
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    Great venue for a prom!

    The Aquarium staff was helpful and professional. We hope to have many more proms at the Newport Aquarium.
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    Cheryl H. 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!!

    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!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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Did you know that Newport Aquarium's Riverside Room has the perfect view of the Reds stadium from our floor to ceiling windows? On Fridays when the Reds have a home game you and your guests get FREE fireworks!

We still have select 2020 Fridays available for weddings, and rehearsal dinners!...The Reds Fireworks will add a memorable ending to a perfect event!

Call our wedding specialist, Dee Hornback at 859.815.1453 for more information about booking your wedding!

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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
859-888-0678
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