New England Aquarium 1 Central Wharf • Boston • MA 02110


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • 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.


Special Discount for 2024!
Host your wedding on a Friday or Sunday and save $1000 off the Saturday rental fee.
(These reduced rates are for the Harbor Terrace Tent; rates for other spaces vary).
This offer applies to new bookings only, subject to availability.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500–9,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $58/person and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 19%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 220
Cocktails, etc. Standing 800 350
Reception Seated 300 230
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 378.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Zoo / Aquarium
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Ocean / Bay


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