Mystic Aquarium was first opened in 1973 as a privately owned corporation. Kelvin Smith, the industrialist and philanthropist who was the primary shareholder, chose Mystic, Connecticut as the site because of the area’s scenic shoreline and rich maritime history. The Aquarium has the only Beluga whales in New England. The Aquarium shuts down to the public and turns into a wedding venue with a great catering team to host your wedding ceremony and reception. Here are some wedding photographs from a recent 10/9/2016 wedding in this unique venue along the Connecticut shore.