Testimonials

Weddings

“We fell in love with this location the minute we saw pictures online! We went to visit and knew this was the perfect location. It is perfect, lots of windows, natural light, and a beautiful view. We held our short and sweet ceremony down by the water, where our guests had plenty of room. Cocktail hour on the upper deck and had plenty of room for our guests in the dining room, along with a huge dance floor and room for our photo booth!

Fall Wedding, 2018

“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!”

Ryan and Jenna M, Wedding 2017

“Amazing! Beautiful and affordable. We had planned a wedding reception at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol for 12/17/17, but due to some issues with the venue, we had to move the the wedding reception to The Glastonbury Boathouse just two weeks before the event! Kristen was upfront about cost and was very accommodating to our needs as an interfaith couple. There is a beautiful covered porch/patio with water views that is usable all year round. The rental prices are very reasonable {…} and the venue is handicap accessible. Although they have very specific vendors, I would encourage all considering this venue to call the caterers and ask about pricing. We were able to use one of their preferred caterers for $45/person (appetizers, buffet, and beer/wine!). We fit 160 people comfortably. Venue had beautiful bathrooms and a full kitchen. Amazing value for the price.”

Jenny C, December Wedding 2017

“We had our wedding reception here March of 2016. We couldn’t have asked for a better location with the waterfront views and oddly warm weather that day! Kristen was great to work and the list of approved vendors are fantastic with all price points. I truly think this is a hidden gem!”

– Janelle Z, March Wedding 2016

“If you are looking for both outdoor and indoor options for your event then the Glastonbury Boathouse is a great venue! We had a fantastic wedding at the boathouse, and could not have asked for anything more. Our ceremony was right on the water, our cocktail hour was on the outdoor deck, overlooking the water, and the reception was inside. You can really do a lot with the space. We loved having the bar outside on the deck, there was a great flow to the evening. Kristen was great to work with, so helpful and quickly responded to any questions we had.”

Alex I, June Wedding 2017

“We had an AMAZING time at the Boathouse. The venue was absolutely stunning and came together more beautifully than I ever could have imagined. Thank you for all of your help — you are so good at what you do and I appreciate you being so attentive and on the ball the entire time we have been collaborating. Thank you for everything.”

Mona and Nick, Wedding 2016


Private Parties

“I just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for a great event.  The kids had a fun time, thanks in large part to having such a great venue for our prom.  Thank you for your help and flexibility in making it happen.  Also, we were very pleased with Gourmet Galley […] these folks were professional, timely, helpful, and the food was great. Thanks again!”

– Tom, High School Prom

“Everything went well… Everyone couldn’t stop complementing the place, and it was a gorgeous day with amazing view of the river. Food was great.  I sincerely want to thank you for all your help in overall making this process easy for us! Thank you so much!”  

 Jessica, Summer Engagement Party

“The event was amazing!! We had a blast.  Everyone loved the venue.  The event exceeded our expectations.  So many compliments from our friends and family. Thank you for helping to facilitate such an amazing day.”

– Jill, Baptism Party

“We would like to thank you for all your assistance in booking the Glastonbury Boathouse for our Rehearsal Dinner this June. Everything worked out perfectly, all the guests raved about the Boathouse. The venue created the atmosphere that we hoped for on that evening. To top it all off the weather was ideal. Tim and Katie loved it and it was a great start to the wedding weekend!”

– Dave & Lynn F., Rehearsal Dinner

“Celebrated my 70th birthday there, wonderful, beautiful venue!”

Eather R, Private Party 2015


Corporate/Nonprofit Events

“The night was a success! Thanks for all your help. The night turned out beautiful and everyone loved being out on the deck. The sound system worked perfectly and the caterer was great.   Thanks for having us. The Boathouse was a great venue and the feedback from guests was that they loved it……Echoing what Kev said, everyone loved the Boathouse and the deck was a hit with the gorgeous weather/sunset. Thanks for all your help leading up to the event!  Food and sound system were great.”

– Kevin and Aly, Non-profit fundraising event

“Everyone had a marvelous time – they loved the Boathouse and being out on the deck – food and service were extraordinary – I did not hear one complaint or negative comment – that’s says it all.”

– Joan, Corporate Retirement Party

“The picnic was great! They didn’t want to leave… Food was delicious and the sunny deck overlooking the river was nice.”

– Kathy, Company Picnic

 

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