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 an upcoming waterfront wedding reception. 

For more information about hosting your wedding at the New England Aquarium, contact the Events Department at 617-973-5205, by email events@neaq.org or by completing our online event inquiry form.

Download our brochure for more information.

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    Venues

    Located on Boston Harbor, the Aquarium offers a variety of unique venue options. One of them is sure to be perfect for your big day.

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    Cuisine

    The Aquarium’s exclusive in-house caterer provides world-class food from our menus or a customized menu created with the couple.

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    Proposals

    Our animals and exhibits are the perfect backdrop for popping the question!

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Hotels
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, the Aquarium is surrounded by several hotel options within easy walking distance of the event spaces.  Please ask your Sales Manager for recommendations.

Proud Members of the Boston Wedding Group
We are proud to be members of the Boston Wedding Group, which is a comprehensive resource for couples marrying in Boston and New England. Browse the Boston Wedding Group’s list of qualified, established, and ethical wedding specialists to help make your wedding an unforgettable, beautiful affair. 

Real Weddings:

  1. Craig + Michael

    A celebration for the ages photographed by Allegro Photography

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  2. Eric + Diana

    An elegant wedding with a Boston Harbor sunset photographed by Studio Nouveau

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  3. Chrissy + Brian

    Portraits with sea turtles swimming by photographed by McCallister Photography

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  4. William + Rachel

    A beautiful day at the New England Aquarium photographed by Thomas Alan Photography

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  5. Leah + Ryan

    A black tie wedding at the New England Aquarium photographed by Free Style Weddings Photography

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  6. Kylynn + Pat

    An Aquarium wedding with penguins and seals crashing the party photographed by Erica Ferrone Photography

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What are people saying about Aquarium weddings?

The positive experiences at New England Aquarium weddings shine through in the thank you notes our coordinators receive from happy newlyweds. Click on the Knot or Wedding Wire badges below to read what couples have to say.

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