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Capture the romance of Boston’s historic waterfront with one of the most unique wedding reception venues in Boston.  With stunning settings, one-of-a-kind views and a backdrop of awe-inspiring aquatic animals, the New England Aquarium is the perfect Boston location for your upcoming waterfront wedding reception. 

Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for 50 guests or a outdoor reception for 225 guests, we have the perfect venue to fit your needs. Thousands of marine animals as well as a prime waterfront location will provide a spectacular backdrop for your event.

The Aquarium's exclusive in-house caterer provides world-class food, all prepared in our very own kitchen. The Executive Chef of our hospitality partner, Centerplate, and Consulting Chef Barbara Lynch have created menus that offer a wide variety of options. The collaboration of our chefs on our menus shows their shared respect for nature's bounty, which results in dishes that are creative in their simplicity and honesty.

 

 

Laura
11/10/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The NEAQ was simply the best -- we really couldn't have made a better choice for our wedding!! They were a really incredible venue, and the staff goes above and beyond to make the day ultra-special. The planning process went super smoothly; the team here is super friendly, responsive, and helpful, and although there are a lot of specific requirements to work around in order to protect their animals, they are really flexible and accommodating to help get your wedding day perfect. On the day of, the service was just superb -- the food was excellent, and our guests had such a wonderful time dancing with the penguins, watching the sea turtles, etc. Everyone couldn't stop talking about what a great venue it was!! And compared to other venues in Boston, it was very reasonably priced. You really can't make a better pick!!
Danielle
9/9/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I got married at the NEAQ on 9/9/17. We cannot say enough about the Aquarium and the entire staff there. From our booking with Sara to planning with Abigail then Renee to our day of coordinators (Keleigh and Sandy), we had top notch service throughout. The Aquarium has been planning events for a very long time and it is clear by how smoothly everything unfolded. We loved that they have their own kitchen (where the food is delicious and expertly prepared) and their own tables/chairs/linens/silverware/etc. (which you get to choose the details of). In addition, the NEAQ provides a lot of extras we took advantage of (table numbers, toasting glasses for the bride and groom, display at the bar for signature cocktail). Whatever was not included was clearly communicated in case we wanted to provide these extras for our guests (i.e. guestbook, bathroom amenity baskets, ceremony programs, reception menus, dance floor flip flops). We were able to drop those off the day before the wedding and the staff set up everything! Further, the week of the wedding, our wedding event coordinator at the NEAQ contacted each of our outside vendors (cake, band, tent/table decor) to make sure all deliveries were set for the big day. Which, as we got closer to the wedding, was a huge load off our backs! And last, but certainly not least, I have to mention that we looked at a lot of venues in Boston and Cape Cod and we found the NEAQ to be very reasonably priced for a wedding venue in the heart of Boston. The NEAQ was such a unique wedding venue. Our guests have been raving about our wedding ever since 9/9! Everyone was so impressed with each part of the ceremony and reception! My husband and I highly recommend having your wedding (or any event really) at the NEAQ if you can. Everything was meticulously planned and executed. Thank you to the staff for creating and facilitating the best setting possible for the most memorable day of our lives!!
Chris
6/10/17
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The New England Aquarium is a dream setting to have a wedding. My wife and I could not be happier with our wedding there and services they provided. I mean come on, we got married with the penguins, seals, and all the other amazing "guests" that call the aquarium home. Its a picturesque setting on the beautiful Boston Harbor located in the heart of the city. Who could ask for more. The Aquarium and their staff run a great operation and do an excellent job to make sure your wedding day is as perfect as you dreamed. Its safe to say the Aquarium will always hold a special place in our hearts.
J
5/28/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The New England Aquarium can't be beat! Our guests were blown away, everyone had an amazing time and the staff made the planning easier! We were thrilled with our event!
Laura
5/20/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding at the Aquairum could not be more prefect thanks to Renee and the entire staff at the aquarium. Renee went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect, the food was amazing and the staff went over and above to make sure every one of our guests was having the best time.
Kristen
5/19/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If I could give NEAQ more stars I would, what an amazing venue! We had our wedding here on a Friday evening in May and it was beautiful. Our ceremony was outside on the water, it created a gorgeous backdrop! Our guests are still talking about what a fun and unique experience our wedding was! The staff was phenomenal from booking the date to service throughout the night I have nothing but praise! I also haven’t stopped hearing about how amazing the food was. Our wedding was a dream come true and I would not have had my wedding anywhere else!
DonandSoo
10/8/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The aquarium was a very special place for us since we had our first date there. We wanted our wedding to be as special as our first day, and I must say, I don't know how, but Abigail and her team absolutely exceeded our already unrealistic expectations. Everything about the whole process was incredibly easy. We first met with Deb to discuss the contract and start envisioning what our wedding would look like. We were then transitioned to Abigail who after our first phone call (I was out of town planning), my question to her was "why would I need to hire a wedding planner?" since she took care of absolutely everything in terms of logistics during the process as well as the day of. She was incredibly prompt and answered every single one of my million questions, and was incredibly accommodating and understanding of last minute changes that we had to do. She also helped us with ideas of what we could do with the space since she knows it so so well, and it turned out to be absolutely fantastic. The food, the venue- everything was just PERFECT, and all of our guests kept telling us the same thing too!
Erika
8/7/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had such a positive experience getting married here! From the very beginning when we signed the contract until the end off the evening of the big day Abigail, our wedding coordinator was awesome. She helped us navigate through picking our menu, the layout of the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception and just making sure all the little details were in place. She also helped us get information about rehearsal dinner venues and chuppahs. On the day off everything went smoothly and looked beautiful. We couldn't have asked for anything better and we really appreciate everything that Abigail and the aquarium did for us.
New England Aquarium responded with the following comments:
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
Diane
7/2/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a fairytale wedding at the New England Aquarium! The aquarium is such a cool place filled with beautiful tanks, amazing photo ops inside and out on the harborwalk as well as at the nearby parks. Your guest will forever remember that you got married in the aquarium and there were penguins there who so happen to be mated for life (with their color coordinated wing bands)! The tent is huge and can accommodate large weddings but can also be made quite intimate for smaller groups. We had 130 guests and it felt like just the right size. The tent can be decorated beautifully and the chairs and linens offered at the aquarium made everything come together beautifully. We had an orchid purple, creamy off white color scheme and they had the perfect linens for us. The food was great and cocktail hour inside the aquarium was so much fun! We got married on Saturday, July 2nd and we even had free fireworks on the Harbor!! There are so many amazing things about working with Abigail, I can barely list all the wonderful things but I will try. She is organized and knows all the vendors and is so pleasant to work with. She makes sure you’re on target with your planning and helps with getting all your vendors together for your big day. It is clear that she loves her job because she does everything so well and everyone (vendors and guests and everyone) loves her! The biggest miracle that she somehow pulled off was this – there was going to be a concert for Boston Harborfest on the pier next to the aquarium that was going to be loud and start at the same time as my quiet wedding ceremony on the harbor! I was so worried that we would be drowned out as we say our vows and our pianist would not be heard at all. SOMEHOW, Abigail worked it out with the Harborfest coordinator to start the concert later! My guests were so surprised as the music stopped and our ceremony started! THANK YOU, ABIGAIL and New England Aquarium for the most amazing wedding day!
New England Aquarium responded with the following comments:
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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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Talk to Abigail before you sign the contract to discuss logistics and walk through your vision. The aquarium is flexible and willing to accommodate any specific needs or requests. Don't hesitate to continue to set up meetups with Abigail (even on site) as needed. Her flexibility and responsiveness really made everything easier. Generally, any major surprises along the way are beneficial ones.
New England Aquarium responded with the following comments:
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
Kerrie
10/16/15
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Having our wedding ceremony and reception at the aquarium was the most amazing experience. Our wedding night was absolutely perfect and even the planning process was smooth & uneventful :) I would definitely give this venue more than 5 stars. My husband and I originally looked at the aquarium because his parents had their wedding reception at the aquarium years ago (they used to have a boat that they could do the reception on!). Emily was so great to work with during the initial decision process. She responded to all my emails and thoroughly answered all my questions. When we were still debating on the aquarium vs another venue, she made it so easy to get into the aquarium and look at the space- my husband and I both work full time jobs outside of the city, so she arranged for us to see the space (for a 2nd, 3rd...time) on a Saturday (& even got us validated parking!). She provided a very accurate proposal so we could get a sense of cost and was even willing to work with us to keep things within our budget. When we decided to go with the aquarium, it was an easy transition going from working with Emily to working with Abigail. Abigail is AMAZING. When it got time to decide all the little details- I wouldn't have been able to do it without Abigail. Like Emily, she answered all my ridiculous questions and she responded to my emails fast. Abigail took care of everything- she made the planning process enjoyable and made sure the night of our wedding was perfect. Everyone who worked the night of our wedding was amazing- great bar tenders & servers! The food was great- just like at the tasting! One of my absolute favorite decisions in going with the aquarium was deciding to have our ceremony there- we had it in the main exhibit gallery (right by the penguins!). It was incredible to look up at all our family & friends standing around the big water tank. I would HIGHLY recommend getting married IN the aquarium, as well as having your reception there!
Maria
10/10/15
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Amazing, I couldn't haven't done it with out Abigail and all of the staff at NEAq , they really went the extra mile, the venue is beautiful and special and very unique. If you looking for something different and timeless choose NEAq!
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Venues
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
Describe the style of your venue
City, Coastal
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning, 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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