4 featured reviews
Member Since: 5/8/2012
I recently got married at the New England Aquarium, NEAQ, this past July 2013, and I have to say, it was an amazing experience on all levels, start to finish. Not only is the venue itself, unique, beautiful, right on the water, you have the entire Aquarium to yourself for the night, but the staff is amazing and I had the best time working with all of the staff. I always felt like I was valued and in capable hands, while having a positive, productive and fun experience!!! It is not an inexpensive wedding, but you do get alot and more for the money. All of our guests thought it was one of the best weddings they've been too, if not the best!
Highly recommend this venue!!!!
~ Unbiased Bride :)
Member Since: 3/8/2010
I can't express enough how impressed I am with the experience I had with the New England Aquarium. From the time I contacted them in regards to planning my wedding to the end of wedding, the staff provided support that was above and beyond. They helped us with all the planning (food, linens, chairs, a place for the ceremony, coordinating with our cake vendor and DJ - everything), were there for day of the wedding support, and made sure that our wedding was perfect. Throughout the night, a staff member was checking in with my husband and I to make sure we had everything that we needed (including multiple champagne refills!). The food was absolutely amazing (guests are still commenting about it to me), and having our pictures taken in the Aquarium provides us with memories we will always look back on and treasure. I cannot recommend the Aquarium more - if you have your wedding here, you will not be disappointed.
Member Since: 9/25/2009
This venue is the perfect place to have a wedding if you love the ocean, sea animals, beautiful harbor views, or even just Boston. I continue to receive rave reviews about the Aquarium from my guests who have said many times, it was the best wedding they have ever been to. Between the amazing food, the wonderful staff and the unique location, nothing can beat the Aquarium. Quote of the night from all my guests: "I loved how we got to walk by and see the penguins on our way to restroom!" (so clearly, all aspects of the wedding was entertaining!) This place is top notch.
Member Since: 1/23/2007
We got married in front of penguins with an amazing backdrop of the main tank. The entire main building of the aquarium was ours for the night for both us and our guests to enjoy! The food was excellent and the staff really kept on top of everything and made different transitions as seamless as possible.;Since it was the Aquarium there were of course some lighting issues. A lot of our family members had issues with their cameras trying to get the right setting to capture us and the penguins at the same time. Our professional pictures came out great but some of our family members were disappointed in the quality of their personal photos. This venue is also better for smaller weddings. We had about 150 guests and we wanted to keep everyone on the same floor which was kind of pushing it with the space limitations. This venue offers the option of seating some of your guests on the higher levels to alleviate the space issues but if you really want to make everyone a part of your wedding it's best to try to keep all of your guests on the first level. So if you want a large wedding you might want to opt for the Aquarium's tent facilities on the wharf and you can always opt to rent out the Main Exhibit Hall as an additional site that your guests can visit.
Plan a wedding or rehearsal dinner at Boston’s most unique venue, the New England Aquarium. Customizable location, entertainment and catering options set against an awe-inspiring backdrop create a completely unforgettable event.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Museum/Gallery, Unusual/Alternative
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010