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Categories: Attractions/Entertainment, Ceremony Sites, Reception Sites
Address: 55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT, United States
Reviews:
3 ratings
20 descriptions
53 weddings

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Lyme Wedding In April
Lyme, CT   |   April, 2013   |   Attraction

"55 Coogan Boulevard Mystic, CT 06355 (860) 572-5955"

Linda and Andrew's Wedding
Mystic, CT   |   June, 2012   |   Ceremony

"The Aquarium provides absolutely one of a kind backgrounds and decorations between the belugas and fish tanks, and irreplaceable experiences with the penguins and other extras they offer. I'm very glad we decided to get married there, and the day of the wedding we had a great time. With that said… communication before the wedding was awful. I would send an email with three to four questions, and get a response that answered only one of them. At one point I actually gave up and told my FI he had to be in charge of communicating with the Aquarium, because I was so upset. We were told from the start that our rehearsal had to be at 4pm, then a week before the wedding they said we could have it at 5pm. My DH is from out of state, and his family only comprised of one table. I set up our floor plan that they would be closest to us at the reception, but the Aquarium staff got it backwards and they were in the very back of the room. Although no one told me about it, I overhear my uncle ask for a chair because they hadn't set up enough chairs at his table. We asked for water pitchers on the table (it was written on our final headcount paper), but those never showed up. The staff also kept removing people's drinks from the tables, half full, while they were off dancing. I was actually standing at my table at one point, with a glass 1/4th full still in front of me, and the staff member just took it and a few empty glasses and walked away while I stumbled over words to stop her. My mom told me after the wedding that the bartender had to actually go find some sour mix when she asked for a scotch sour. The catering staff and the Aquarium staff also don't seem to get along. When we showed up on the wedding day, some of my guests were already in the parking lot. We tried to enter the Aquarium so we could hide and a staff person at the front door said we couldn't come in! I'm standing there, in my dress, trying to hide from guests and he's making me wait for someone from the Catering staff to come over. It was extremely frustrating. I did have intricate centerpieces that had to be set up, and as far as I know they were all done correctly (though I never took the time to look, and I believe my mother helped that). They did put extra candles and decorations on our head table (I had only planned on a vase with my bouquet) and found extra vases for my BM bouquets. The other thing that really bothered me was that there were peppers in the seafood fettuccine. Now, this might be my problem alone, but in all the paperwork I got there was never any word of any vegetables, peppers or otherwise, in the dish. I'm extremely sensitive to pepper, so I ended up not eating that night (though I doubt my nerves would have allowed me to eat anyways!). I'm sure this lands mostly on my fault, but it still rubs me the wrong way. The day of, though, they were very helpful and willing to listen to my requests. Also, I got the penguin visit as a surprise gift to my groom, and they never mentioned it in front of him."

Groton Wedding In July
Groton   |   July, 2011   |   Attraction

"Admission is a bit pricey but there are some fun exhibits - including a stingray touch tank, penguins, beluga whales, and a sea lion show! The aquarium underwent an extensive renovation several years ago and is quite beautiful. Realistically, you can probably see it all in a half day. If you plan on going - go first thing in the morning or late in the day because summertime is busy at the aquarium."

Jennifer and Patrick's Wedding
Groton   |   May, 2011   |   Attraction

"The Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is an aquarium and oceanography institute in Mystic, Connecticut. The Aquarium is one of only four U.S. facilities nation where people can see Steller sea lions and has one of the largest outdoor Beluga Whale exhibits in the United States. It is also among the first aquariums to attempt artificial insemination on a Beluga Whale. Some other exhibits include a ray touch pool, a penguin exhibit, and a bat cave. The Institute for Exploration features maps, diagrams, and models from Dr. Robert Ballard's explorations of the Black Sea and of the wreck of the RMS Titanic."

Stonington Wedding In August
Stonington   |   August, 2010   |   Attraction

"A local landmark!"

Groton Wedding In November
Groton   |   November, 2009   |   Attraction

"Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration is open daily, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. November 1 thru November 30: Open Daily 9:00am to 4:00pm (once inside guests may visit until 5:00pm)"

Waterford Wedding In September
Waterford   |   September, 2009   |   Attraction

"It's an Aquarium!!!"

Mystic Wedding In September
Mystic   |   September, 2009   |   Reception

"The reception in the Main Exhibit Hall was beautiful. There was no need for extra decoration due to all the under the sea beauty that surrounded us. The catering was fabulous, the food is still talked about by our friends and family. The setting was so unique everyone had a blast! Most of our guest told us this was hands down the best wedding they had ever been to!"

Mystic Wedding In September
Mystic   |   September, 2009   |   Attraction

"Come check out the Aquarium before the wedding, stake out your spot by the beluga tank before ceremony."

Mystic Wedding In September
Mystic   |   September, 2009   |   Ceremony

"The Arctic Coast was the perfect place for our wedding. The day was beautiful and the belugas were so excited to be a part of the wedding they swam by constantly! The kids had a great time watching the whales and running in and out of all the rock formations during the cocktail hour, no worries about boredom!"

Emily and Bryan's Wedding
Waterford   |   June, 2009   |   Attractions

"An aquarium almost directly across the street from the seaport. Look on the website to see if there is a possible seal release you could watch. They also have encounter programs that sound awesome."

Irina and Mark's Wedding
Mystic   |   May, 2009   |   Attraction

"Beautiful aquarium that's definitely worth taking a trip through."

John and Jessica's Wedding
Quaker Hill, CT   |   May, 2009   |   Attraction

"Mystic Aquarium is one of the best aquaria on the East Coast and also the site of Jessica's first job. Ask her all about the tours she gave of Seal Island during high school."

Kristin and Chris's Wedding
Groton   |   May, 2009   |   Attraction

"Mystic Aquarium, one of America’s leading aquariums, showcases the living collections, science and conservation work of Sea Research through exhibits, demonstrations and educational programs, emphasizing hands-on, interactive, live animal contact experiences for all ages. Hosting more than 750,000 visitors annually, the Aquarium is open year-round and is Connecticut’s largest non-casino attraction. Mystic Aquarium is one of the few in North America housing Beluga whales and other rare and remarkable sea creatures. http://www.mysticaquarium.org"

Rachel and Steven's Wedding
New Haven   |   May, 2009   |   Attraction

"Mystic Aquarium"

Manda and Scott's Wedding
Mystic   |   October, 2008   |   Attractions

"Come see the fishies and sea lions."

Lindsay and Glenn's Wedding
Stonington   |   September, 2008   |   Entertainment

"This is one of the best aquariums. Make sure you take a look :) Great for families"

Sarah and Graig 's Wedding
Mystic   |   September, 2008   |   Reception

"Nice reception - great ambiance, food, set-up, and service. Some staff/organizers were not entirely pleasant. The reception was a bit rushed."

Sarah and Graig 's Wedding
Mystic   |   September, 2008   |   Ceremony

"Great venue in theory but not the best for an evening wedding in the fall - it was dark."

New London Wedding In August
New London   |   August, 2008   |   Mystic Aquarium

"A great place for kids and adults! Don't miss the penquins!"

jennifer and jason's Wedding
Waterford   |   May, 2008   |   Attraction

"fun thing to do, discounts available through the hotel"

Kate and Andrew's Wedding
Mystic   |   April, 2008   |   Ceremony

"By the Artic Coast at the Aquarium"

Mystic Wedding In February
Mystic   |   February, 2013   |   Attraction

Mystic Wedding In October
Mystic   |   October, 2012   |   Attraction

Groton Wedding In September
Groton   |   September, 2012   |   Attraction

Distance
Mystic, CT   |   June, 2012   |   Ceremony

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Mystic Wedding In July
Mystic   |   July, 2011   |   Attraction

Old Saybrook Wedding In December
Old Saybrook   |   December, 2010   |   Attraction

Norwich Wedding In September
Norwich   |   September, 2010   |   Attraction

Groton Wedding In September
Groton   |   September, 2010   |   Attraction

Ct Wedding In July
Connecticut   |   July, 2010   |   Attraction

Clinton Wedding In June
Clinton   |   June, 2010   |   Attraction

Norwich Wedding In May
Norwich   |   May, 2010   |   Reception

Mystic Wedding In May
Mystic   |   May, 2010   |   Attraction

Old Saybrook Wedding In October
Old Saybrook   |   October, 2009   |   Attraction

Cassie and Rob's Wedding
Mystic   |   September, 2009   |   Attraction

Old Lyme Wedding In September
Old Lyme, CT   |   September, 2009   |   Attraction

Jeb and Amber's Wedding
Mystic   |   September, 2009   |   Attractions

Chester Wedding In August
chester, ct   |   August, 2009   |   Attraction

North Stonington Wedding In July
North Stonington, CT   |   July, 2009   |   Attraction

Ashley and Eddie's Wedding
Manchester   |   June, 2009   |   Attraction

Christopher and Robyn's Wedding
Mystic   |   May, 2009   |   Attraction

Erin and Nathan's Wedding
Mystic   |   May, 2009   |   Attraction

Krista & Dana's Wedding
Hartford   |   May, 2009   |   Attraction

Cecily and Wayne's Wedding
Farmington   |   October, 2008   |   Attraction

Sarah and Charlie 's Wedding
Mystic   |   October, 2008   |   Attraction

Abby and Brian's Wedding
Mystic   |   October, 2008   |   Attraction

David and Adrienne's Wedding
Portland   |   October, 2008   |   Attraction

Eliza and Christopher's Wedding
Mystic   |   September, 2008   |   Attraction

Michael and Christine's Wedding
Rocky Neck State Park Pavilion   |   August, 2008   |   Attraction

Milford Wedding In August
Milford   |   August, 2008   |   Attraction

Geoff and Kim's Wedding
Mystic   |   August, 2008   |   Attraction

Geoffrey & Heather's Wedding
Mystic   |   June, 2008   |   Attraction

Mystic Wedding In June
Mystic   |   June, 2008   |   Fun for the kids!

Our Wedding
Waterford   |   June, 2008   |   Attraction

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Mystic Aquarium & Institute

55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT, United States

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