The Newport Aquarium offers brides and grooms a breathtaking backdrop for their special day. Both elegant and unique, it is a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception setting that guests will always remember. Located across the river from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee, the Newport Aquarium offers a vibrant showcase of aquatic life in a convenient, central location.

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Q How many people can fit in the Shark Ray Bay Theater?

120 people can fit in Shark Ray Bay Theater for dinner and dancing.

Q Who are your exclusive caterers?

Elegant Fare, Chef's Choice, The Phoenix, and Funky's

Q Do you have any restrictions for centerpieces?

No helium, no live animals, no sand dollars or sea stars, no open flames, and no loose sand/glitter/confetti of any kind.

Q If I rent the Riverside Room space, do I get access to the Patio?

Absolutely! Guests are free to eat, drink and smoke out on our patio area overlooking downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River.

Q Do my guests get access to the aquarium?

Yes, if you rent out our exhibit space, your guests will have access to the Aquarium exhibits. Even the touch pools!


Our wedding was wonderful.

5/ 5

Our wedding was wonderful. The venue definitely paid for itself. There of course were a couple of glitches but in the end everything worked out. No one knew about the small details but us. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Especially Margaret. We only had to pick our vendors and they handled everything. All the decor was dropped off and they set up everything. They even wrapped up my dress at the end of the night and packed our stuff for us. Above and beyond.

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