The Glastonbury Boathouse is a not-for-profit venue, and proudly offers competitive pricing for our clients year-round. Rental rates vary based on the day and time of your reservation, as well as the time of year. We also offer discounts during the off-peak season (December 1 – April 15), for short term bookings, and for nonprofit organizations.

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All rental rates include:

  • Use of the second story banquet hall and covered Observation Deck
  • Indoor tables and chairs
  • On-site building supervisor
  • Up to 2 hours of setup time and 1 hour of breakdown time (additional setup time can be purchased as needed)
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • WiFi
  • Access to our private room which can be used as a bridal suite, holding room, or as needed by the host(s)

Cost Overview:

  • Rental Rates – Vary based on date/time of year. Click here to view our rental rates.
  • Food/Beverage – Our talented catering partners will work with you to create a custom menu that fits your theme, preferences, and budget. Per person catering costs will vary greatly based on the type of event, number of guests, and other event details so contact our caterers directly to discuss your needs and create a menu that suits your event. (Click here to view sample menus to get you started!)
  • Insurance*
    • Private events – General liability insurance is required for reservations. The Town has a trusted carrier available if needed to simplify this process.
    • Corporate/Nonprofit events – A certificate of insurance is required for reservations*
  • Weddings
    • Ceremony and Reception – A 6-hour minimum reservation is required for ceremonies booked with a reception to ensure a smooth transition for your and your guests. This includes up to 1 hour for your ceremony and professional photos, followed by a 5 hour reception in the banquet hall.
    • Ceremony only reservation – Outdoor ceremonies booked without reserving the banquet hall are subject to approval and only available before 2:00 p.m., or any time if booked within 120 days or less of your ceremony date. A fee of $300/hour will be charged for park grounds use for a ceremony without a banquet hall reservation, or $500 for 1.5 hours including an arch and up to 50 chairs for your guests. Discounts do NOT apply for outdoor ceremonies without rental of the banquet hall.
    • Weekday Weddings – Weddings held on weekdays (Monday-Thursday) are subject to the Sunday rates.
    • Winter Weddings – Weddings held during our off-peak season are available at a discounted rate. Please see our Winter Weddings page for additional details.

*Please contact Kristen Michaels regarding insurance requirements for corporate/nonprofit events.

“The Glastonbury Boathouse was the perfect venue for our July wedding! The CT river provided a beautiful and effortless backdrop for our ceremony. Our guests LOVED the outdoor patio that we used for cocktail hour, it was filled with people the entire night. When we booked the boathouse we were told many times about the incredible sunsets but still found ourselves in awe when the sky lit up like fire! The ceiling in the reception area with its exposed pipes and ducts looked amazing strung with lights. We came very near to the 150 person max and still had plenty of room for dancing the night away!” – Summer wedding, 2017

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