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.


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.

Preferred Vendor Listings

Superior in their fields, this list of industry experts (PDF 240K) has been hand picked to complement and enhance your event.

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. Read more.

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.


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.