Capture the romance of the historic waterfront with one of Boston's most unique wedding venues.



From the grandest celebrations to the most intimate affairs, weddings at the New England Aquarium create lasting impressions. Our team of catering and event experts will ensure your day completely unforgettable— whether you are planning an intimate wedding reception with your family and closest friends or you would prefer to dance the night away.

For more information about hosting your wedding at any of our venues or planning your proposal, please call the Events department Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 617-973-5205 or email You are also invited to fill out an event inquiry form online.

Event Spaces

Located on Boston Harbor, the Aquarium offers a number of venue options.


Our catering and events team can attend to every detail. Inquire about package pricing.


The Aquarium’s exclusive in-house caterer provides world-class food, all prepared in our kitchen.

Marriage Proposals

Plan a one-of-a-kind proposal with champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and a harbor seal or northern fur seal experience.

Eco-friendly Wedding Planning

Hosting your event at the Aquarium will help support the institution's animals and exhibits and contribute to research and conservation efforts worldwide. The on-site catering menus feature ocean-friendly seafood choices, and you will have the option of using environmentally-friendly silverware and linens.


Please ask your social sales manager for hotel options within easy walking distance.

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 New England. Browse Boston Wedding Group's list of qualified, established and ethical wedding specialists to make your wedding an unforgettably beautiful affair.

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. Here is some feedback from recent weddings at the New England Aquarium.

Couples love us! See our reviews on The Knot.

The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame Winner

The Knot Hall of Fame includes wedding vendors that have won The Knot Best of Weddings four or more times--that means, they consider the Aquarium to be the best-of-the-best!

WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award Winner

The WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award recognizes vendors in the top 5 percent of wedding professionals nationwide based on client reviews.

As seen in Southern New England Weddings 2016
As seen in Southern New England Weddings 2016
As Seen in The Knot Magazine

Aquarium History

Founded in 1969, the New England Aquarium is recognized as a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. It remains one of the premier tourist and educational attractions in Boston, with more than 1.3 million visitors a year.