Re: New England Aquarium Venues
posted at 6/26/2009 10:33 AM EDT
I had my 2007 wedding there. It was a dream come true. the food and service was excelletn and the staff was incredibly helpful.
At the time the coordinator was Laura O'Connor, and she met with us several times to wrok out the timing, what we wanted to include, our food choices, how we wanted eveerything set-up. When I booked my vendors, I simply had to hand their contact info off to her and she took it from there.
We had our ceremony and reception in the main exhibit hall. Tables were located around the penguin tank and the food stations were up the ramp on the second level.
They have quite few options of how to set things up, all of them work nicely.
We had the New England Clam Bake station dinner. It was delicious. I am still hearing compliments about the food when anyone mentions the wedding.
We had a nice room to prepare in in the offices away from the second level.
The service was so good, they were clearing plates and glasses left and right, but also seemed invisible at the same time.
I feel for everythign we got, the price was very reasonable. Tables, chairs, china, silverwear, linens, podium, the set-up room were all included. I didn't have to rent anything except a microphone, which they had and they let me rent for $20 for the whole night.
Laura kept everything moving th day-of. She was there with champagne for me and my girls before we walked down the aisle. She pulled family members to pose for photos. She coordinated the recieving line. She told me to sit down and eat so I wouldn't forget. She had the cake and everything brought out at just the right time. I didn't have to do anythign that day but get ready and have fun. It was a truly wonderfuil experience.
I have heard from all of my guests that it was the most fun wedding they've ever been to.
None of the many children who were there cried or screamed once, They were too busy looking at the fish and penguins.
Laura's number is 617-720-5115
Let me know if you have any other questions.
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