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(617) 973-5205
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    Katherine Tsui

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    5 out of 5
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  • The New England Aquarium isn't the typical wedding venue, and that's why we chose it. Both our ceremony and reception were inside the main gallery. Our ceremony was conducted on the penguin platform, and our guests had epics views of us while standing on the spiral around the Giant Ocean Tank. They really made us feel like stars. Our whole wedding planning experience with NEAQ was amazing. They provide an event coordinator. Ours, Tie, guided us the whole way through. She arranged nights for our private food and wine tasting and a separate night, at our request, for a sound check of their audio system when we started to freak out about getting a DJ or not. She answered all of our questions in a timely and friendly manner and worked closely with our own wedding planner to arrange all of the crazy details we came up with. She provided complimentary parking for all of our appointments. On the day of our wedding, Tie also had her staff to help set up our centerpieces which was above and... Read more

    Christine

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  • A little over a week ago, I had the most whimsical, magical wedding at the New England Aquarium! I am still getting messages about how much of an incredible time guests had that night! There's something about drinking and eating alongside the penguins that can't be replicated. I cannot thank Erin enough for going along with my crazy, random, ideas and setting up all of my decorations: mermaids, lobsters, pirate ships, treasure chests, vinyl records, disposable cameras- she met with me once, and set it up perfectly! The food was absolutely delicious and every single person that worked the wedding was so attentive and friendly. The incredible views was an added bonus! If you are looking for a unique venue that gives your guests an enjoyable experience, I can't recommend the New England Aquarium enough!

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    Alanna Hughes

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    5 out of 5
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  • We cannot say enough good things about our experience with NEAQ!!! We adored the venue, and many of our guests complimented us on how unique our wedding was and how fun it was to be in the aquarium space. The NEAQ staff was absolutely incredible throughout the twists and turns of our planning, including adapting to the rain plan when a summer shower was identified for the hour of our ceremony. (getting married amidst the penguins was so memorable!) The food was amazing; we also received many complements from our guests there. And the pictures! We got some awesome images unlikely any of our friends' wedding pictures given how special and different NEAQ is. If only we could do it all over again! :) Thank you, NEAQ team!! (Erin, Della, and Tie in particular)

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    Levent

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our wedding at the aquarium on 4/21/2019 and we couldn't be happier with our choice!! We initially started working with Tie as the catering manager and then Renee Sabo took over and they were both absolutely wonderful!! Renee is an amazing person; we felt like we were working with our best friend. She was on top of everything. She made everything to make sure that we were enjoying the night. Very responsible, very approachable, always smiling, always understanding. We were so so lucky!!! We love you Renee!!! Emel and Levent

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    Brian

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    5 out of 5
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  • We wish we could give the NEAQ and our coordinator, Tiesha, more than 5 stars. Our wedding day could not have been more perfect and it is largely due to the incredible staff at the Aquarium. We chose the NEAQ because we wanted more of an offbeat location and as we had lots of guests traveling, the Aquarium offered an opportunity to give them a unique experience. Throughout the planning process, Tie was incredible--she was very responsive, very helpful and truly a joy to work with. She and the staff at the Aquarium took care of so many details that we were really able to relax and enjoy our day. It was even better than we ever could have dreamed and we would not have changed a thing! Moreover, our guests raved about everything--from the touch tank (we had it open during cocktail hour), to the food, to the venue itself--and said it was the best wedding that they had ever attended. I cannot recommend the Aquarium as a venue enough!

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    Laura

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  • So happy we chose the Aquarium. The venue was beautiful and so much fun. The staff (especially Tiesha) were all so helpful and accommodating. The day/night of out wedding was seamless thanks to them. Tie had everything under control and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The team also set up the venue beautifully. We received endless comments about how much fun guests had - cocktail hour in the aquarium was a hit. Very happy with our choice and very appreciative that we had such a great team at the Aquarium helping us from day 1.

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding on June 23, 2018, at the New England Aquarium, was an absolute dream! We had our ceremony outside on the Harborwalk looking out on the Boston Harbor, an hour cocktail reception inside the Aquarium and our reception/dinner/dancing inside the tent behind the Aquarium also on the Boston Harbor. It was such a memorable night that not only my husband and I cannot stop talking about but many of our guests are still talking about as well! Planning events can be very stressful but in this case, it was very easy. From the first email I sent to the NEAQ to the last person to clean up after our event, everyone at the Aquarium was a pleasure to work with - especially our Catering Manager, Tiesha Cole. GOSH, Tie thank you, thank you, thank you! Tie was beyond organized, professional, unbelievably timely in her responses, and just an absolute joy and pleasure to work with! I had A LOT of questions, from the cocktail hour food, bar options, signature cocktail, entree/dessert, venue restri... Read more

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    lyndsay

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding reception at the New England Aquarium was everything we ever dreamed of and SO MUCH MORE! Our guests cannot stop raving about the unique experience they had! We got married 6/2/18 & did a 75 minute cocktail hour inside the aquarium followed by dinner, dancing, & dessert outside under the tent on the Boston Harbor. Our 152 guests raved about the exclusivity of having the interior of the aquarium to ourselves for the entire evening. Dinner/dancing was the perfect time (7:45pm) as the sun was setting and all of our guests rushed to the harbor to take gorgeous sunset photos. Our first dance has the backdrop of the harbor and the permanent outdoor tent is a gorgeous staple. Words cannot express how much we LOVED planning our wedding with the NEAQ wedding coordinator, Tiesha. Tiesha was organized, professional, very quick in her response time, and just an absolute joy to work with! Tie listened to our vision the entire time and made it ALL come to life! For the menu tasting, ... Read more

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    Caroline

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    5 out of 5
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  • Having our wedding at the New England Aquarium (main gallery) was a magical and mind-blowing experience. Beyond the already impressive atmosphere, the aquarium crew made sure that everything ran smoothly, making it perfect to the smallest detail. We interacted with Sara, their sales manager, who was helpful and responsive, as well as Renee and Tiesha, the catering managers, who were not only really fun to deal with (during the tasting etc), but also went out of their way to make sure everything was always in order, despite a particularly tight deadline. They tried hard to cater to all our personal requests, from creating the specialty cocktails we wanted, to selecting the cutest stuffed toys as favors for the guests. On the day itself, there was an entire army of staff that transformed the aquarium (within an hour of closing time) into the wedding venue of our dreams. Everything, from the table decorations to the layout and food presentation, turned out exactly as we had specifi... Read more

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    Laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • The NEAQ was simply the best -- we really couldn't have made a better choice for our wedding!! They were a really incredible venue, and the staff goes above and beyond to make the day ultra-special. The planning process went super smoothly; the team here is super friendly, responsive, and helpful, and although there are a lot of specific requirements to work around in order to protect their animals, they are really flexible and accommodating to help get your wedding day perfect. On the day of, the service was just superb -- the food was excellent, and our guests had such a wonderful time dancing with the penguins, watching the sea turtles, etc. Everyone couldn't stop talking about what a great venue it was!! And compared to other venues in Boston, it was very reasonably priced. You really can't make a better pick!!

    Nita

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • The venue was everything we hoped for and made planning our wedding so easy and painless! Our guests cannot stop talking about the unique experience they had and how our wedding will be one they will never forget! We got married 11/9/19 and did the ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour all inside NEAQ. It was so fun and unique to host everything inside the building with the penguins as extra wedding guests! I cannot stress enough how easy it was to plan our wedding NEAQ wedding coordinator, Kelcee. She knew everything there was to know about all of the options the aquarium can offer to make your wedding go off without a hitch. We had a lot of questions about pretty much everything wedding related and Kelcee listened to our vision the entire time and helped make the event come to life! NEAQ understood our vision and executed it seamlessly so that we could fully enjoy the entire night with our guests. We were so not stressed on the day of the wedding that we were about to truly be pre... Read more

    Lauren

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  • We had such a wonderful time at the aquarium! Have received endless compliments regarding how unique the venue was. The event planning staff ensured our wedding vision came to life and everything went smoothly on our big day!

    Jessie

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  • We had the wedding of our dreams at the NEA! The experience of exploring the entire aquarium with your wedding guests drinking cocktails by your side and then having the reception out by the boardwalk was nothing other than incredible. Our guests were blown away by the entire experience — it was a huge hit! The NEA event planning staff came ready to help plan and were always available when I needed them. They made it easy for me to make decisions and were flexible with payments. Overall, we would enthusiastically recommend having your wedding at NEA (and kissing a seal while you’re at it)!

    Amanda Ward

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Overall, we had a wonderful experience at the Aquarium with our coordinator Kelcee! Kelcee stepped in later in the process; however, the day came together more beautifully than we could have ever imagined. Food was great, space was beautiful, and it was a really unique venue.

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team

    Lisa Bellis

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • I knew I wanted a unique venue from the start, and right away the NE Aquarium delivered. It is an amazing place, with superior service and amenities. From the moment I contacted them, they were timely and informative. I loved working with Kelcee, the Catering Manager. She was thorough and detail oriented which I definitely appreciated. Everything was delivered exactly as promised, I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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    Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review. We are thrilled you selected us to be a part of your wedding and we were so happy to hear that your day was amazing. Best wishes, The New England Aquarium Events Team
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