Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
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About Us

A variety of locations, entertainment and catering options, set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring ocean animals, will make your special day completely unforgettable.  Located on Central Wharf between the vibrant Rose Kennedy Memorial Greenway and Boston Harbor, the New England Aquarium provides a number of venues to choose from.

Main Exhibit Gallery
Your guests aren't the only ones enjoying your wedding!  Party with penguins, majestic sea turtles and thousands of tropical fish.  Our four-story Giant Ocean Tank creates a fascinating centerpiece that will be long remembered. 

Maximum Capacity
Cocktail reception: 600
Seated dinner with dancing: 250

Harbor Terrace
Have cocktails around the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center with sweeping views of Boston Harbor.  Then dine inside our large tented terrace with vaulted ceilings and archways framing the harbor.  Seasonal availability April through October.

Maximum Capacity
Cocktail reception: 500
Seated dinner and dancing: 225

Harbor View Cafe
The ocean-blue tile and natural wood cathedral ceilings make the Harbor View Cafe the perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner or intimate wedding reception.  The floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views of the city skyline and Boston Harbor.

Maximum Capacity
Cocktail reception: 100
Seated dinner and dancing: 50

West Wing Gallery
Gather alongside the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast for cocktails then have dinner among our inspiring sea jellies exhibit.  This is the perfect setting for a rehearsal dinner.

Maximum Capacity
Cocktail reception: 100
Seated dinner: 60

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