Mystic Aquarium & Institute For Exploration

55 Coogan Blvd Mystic, CT
Max Capacity: 700 people
For Catered Events This Space Seats 350 inside and 700 outside.
Recommendations

A Surreal Wedding "Under the Sea", An Eventective User from Stonington, CT

Mystic Aquarium was a wonderful place to have our reception. We had approximately 75 guests and there was more than enough room for everyone to eat, dance, and mingle comfortably. The food was absolutely delicious, and we had a large number of choices of main entrees and appetizers and desserts to choose from. The staff was so helpful throughout the planning process, and they were quick to respond to all of our requests for assistance and several short-notice changes we needed to make. All of our guests are still talking about what a unique place it was to have a wedding. It was surreal to have the fish swimming all around us during the party. Contrary to what many people think it would be like to have a wedding in an aquarium atmosphere, the Mystic Aquarium is a world-class facility that is impecably well maintained, clean, and professionally run. Also, it is within several hundred yards of historic Mystick Village, where there are about 40 shops to browse through, which is perfect for guests who arrive before the wedding. There is lodging almost directly across the street and also within a few miles of the aquarium. Historical Downtown Mystic is also just several miles away, which includes Mystic Seaport and many tiny shops by the Mystic Drawbridge. Many of the wedding guests went out on the town after the wedding and had a great time in the area. If you're looking for a place that's absolutely beautiful and different from all the typical wedding halls and hotel ballrooms, definitely check this site out!

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 700
Mystic, CT  
Capacity: 220
$90-$140 per event
MYSTIC… the very term conjures up a magical place where ancient ships rest, where tales of the sea are recounted, where belugas, sea lions and penguins live together under one roof, where an historic downtown pulses with an eclectic restaurant and entertainment scene. Mystic is the place where you will find the sights and sounds of New England and at its heart is Hilton Mystic. Modeled after the brick mills that dotted the landscape in the 1900’s, renewed by a major transformation in 2015, the Hilton combines its unique location with passionate customer service and the style and comfort you expect from Hilton.
Norwich, CT  
Capacity: 700
From booking a room block for friends & family, to hosting a productive business meetings and executive retreats to fabulous weddings and social occasions, you can trust the Holiday Inn Norwich to help you make it a success. With nearly 9,000 square feet of event space, a dedicated and caring staff, great food, banquet menus and a convenient location only 3 miles from Mohegan Sun Casino, the Holiday Inn Norwich is the perfect destination for meeting or celebrating.