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New England Aquarium

Boston Wedding Venue
1 Central Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
Contact: Events
Phone: 617/973-5205

Special Offer or Discount

Special discount for 2016 and 2017: Host your wedding on a Friday or Sunday and save $1000 off the Saturday rental fee and $3000 off the food & beverage minimum (these reduced rates are for the Harbor Terrace Tent; rates for other spaces vary). This offer applies to new bookings only, subject to availability.

Why We Like This Place

• You can have an extraordinary experience: Hosting your celebration at the Aquarium gives you and your guests the opportunity to dine privately among penguins, sharks and sea turtles, or beside Boston’s scenic skyline. And you’ll be helping to support this nonprofit’s mission at the same time.

• The event spaces are one-of-a-kind: From the Main Exhibit Gallery with its 200,000-gallon giant ocean tank centerpiece and the West Wing Gallery that houses the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast to the tentable Harbor View Terrace, the settings are some of the most arresting anywhere.

• Menus feature ocean-friendly seafood choices, and environmentally-friendly silverware and linens are available.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 600
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 600

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

30% of the total event cost is required to reserve your date. The rental fee ranges $1,000–7,000 depending on the season and the guest count. Meals start at $52/person. Tax, alcohol and a 19% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Waterfront/Beach Location

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