Newport Aquarium




Celebrate your wedding at the Newport Aquarium. The Riverside Room is the perfect place to begin your journey together. From the moment you arrive, to the moment you walk down the aisle together as one, you won’t have to worry about a thing. The Riverside Room can hold up to 240 guests for your ceremony location and a larger amount for your reception. If you are looking for a beautiful venue for both a ceremony and reception, The Riverside Room at the Newport Aquarium will make all your dreams come true. You’ll revel in the elegant charm and contemporary sophistication of space, carefully designed to inspire the most important day of your life. It boasts a dance floor, state-of-the-art sound system and a variety of lighting options that allow you to create the perfect ambiance for your reception. Utilize the Aquarium Exhibits or add a playful African Penguin to your guest list and your wedding will be a unique celebration to remember forever.

Venue Style

Event Center


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 125 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $5,100 to $5,800 for a ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $750/hr.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Newport Aquarium is estimated at between $5,250 and $14,100 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Public garage

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM
Venue provides the bar services