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 with the New England Aquarium, contact the Events department by calling 617-973-5205, emailing, or completing our online event inquiry form online.

Private Event Venues

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

Social Celebrations

Celebrate an important social affair at one of our private event venues.


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

Marriage Proposals

Plan a one-of-a-kind marriage proposal with a diver in our Giant Ocean Tank or with our seals. Complete the proposal with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries.



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 Social Sales Manager for recommendations.

Proud Members of the Boston Wedding Group

We are proud members of the Boston Wedding Group, which is a comprehensive resource for couples marrying in Boston and New England. Browse Boston Wedding Group's list of qualified, established, and ethical wedding specialists to make your wedding an unforgettable, 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. Click on the Knot or Wedding Wire badges below to read what couples have to say.

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

Real Aquarium Weddings

To read photographer blogs on Aquarium weddings, please visit any of the links below.

Mark + Maya: A New England Aquarium Wedding (Hint: There's penguins)

Boston Wedding at the New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium Wedding