Whether you are hosting a private dinner for 30 or a corporate celebration of 2500, the New England Aquarium is the venue for you. Either rent the entire Aquarium or just one location and provide your guests with an extraordinary evening full of wonder.
Experience the only event space in Boston where you can dine alongside more than 80 penguins. Our one-of-a-kind 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank will be the centerpiece of your event. (Click image for larger view.)
Seated Dinner – 325, Cocktail Reception – 800, Strolling Dinner – 600
(290, seating for all)
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Gather alongside the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast, featuring cownose rays and juvenile sharks! This two-level venue is ideal for smaller cocktail receptions and dinners. The lower level is available for breakfast and lunch meetings. (Click image for larger view.)
Seated Dinner – 60, Cocktail Reception – 100, Strolling Dinner – 80
(60, seating for all)
The ocean-blue tile and natural wood cathedral ceilings make the Harbor View Café the perfect setting for any occasion. The floors to ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the city skyline and Boston Harbor. (Click image for larger view.)
Seated Dinner – 100, Cocktail Reception – 125, Strolling Dinner – 80
(70, seating for all)
Seated Dinner – 300, Cocktail Reception –400, Strolling Dinner –280
(250, seating for all)
Featuring state of the art audio visual capabilities in a spacious auditorium, the Simons IMAX Theatre is ideal for corporate meetings, product launches, presentations and receptions. (Click image for larger view.)
Seated Dinner – 120, Cocktail Reception – 150, Theatre – 398,
Strolling Dinner – 120
(100, seating for all)
The Aquarium is able to accommodate events during the warmer months by adding additional tenting on our front plaza. Hosting your event with us helps support the Aquarium’s non-profit mission and gives guests the opportunity to view the Aquarium privately. (Click image for larger view.)
Cocktail Reception – 2,000, Strolling Dinner – 1,500
New! The Reef
Ask about our newest rental space on the Aquarium's Front Plaza! The Reef, the Aquarium’s seasonal restaurant on its front plaza, is now available for private events. It’s the perfect location for a summer company gathering or family celebration. Please call our Events Department 617-973-5205 or email email@example.com for more information.
See example coverage and photos of an Aquarium event here.