weddings

Congratulations on your engagement!  Choosing your wedding venue is such an exciting time and we’re here to help you create a special day that is beautiful, memorable, and fun! The Glastonbury Boathouse offers breathtaking views of the Connecticut River and exceptional dining from our catering partners. The cool color palette and modern design of the banquet hall, and spectacular views from our waterfront grounds create a fresh ambiance for gorgeous outdoor ceremonies, lovely receptions, phenomenal photo settings and versatile styling options. Nestled in central Glastonbury, our state-of-the-art venue offers convenient access to all major highways and local accommodations for traveling guests.

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Why You’ll Love Us

  • We only host one wedding reception per day, so it’s all about you!
  • Flexible start/end times for your ceremony and reception
  • Custom menu packages tailored to your budget and vision
  • Diverse Photo Opportunities – Enjoy everything from the waterfront sunsets to the beautiful park and New England scenery year-round
  • Competitive Pricing
  • Central Location with nearby hotels and attractions

Rather than a generic package, we help you build your custom waterfront wedding, your way. This keeps you at the center of your wedding plans and ensures that every detail is meaningful. This also means we offer you the flexibility to choose the start and end time that works best for you. The Boathouse is able to cater to your vision, whether that’s an intimate seated reception for up to 150 guests, or a more lively standing reception for up to 250 guests. From the décor to the menu, each wedding is unique and we’re here to bring your vision to life.  If you already have a date in mind, click here to check our availability or contact us today to get started!

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Included Amenities

To help make your special day carefree and enjoyable, your venue rental includes:

  • Air-conditioned banquet hall
  • Private use of our observation deck overlooking the river
  • Custom menu options through our reputable, experienced catering partners
  • On-site building supervisor
  • Complimentary parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor tables and chairs
  • Bridal suite

Ceremony and Reception

Our gorgeous riverfront patio is the perfect location for your outdoor ceremony.  Say ‘I do!’ among family and friends with the incredible waterfront views and refreshing breeze from the Connecticut River.  Couples hosting their ceremony and reception on-site are required to reserve the venue for a minimum of 6 hours.  This includes up to 1 hour for your ceremony and professional photos and exclusive rights to our patio followed by a 5 hour reception in the second story banquet hall.

Visit our gallery to view photos from recent outdoor ceremonies.


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eremony Only

If you’ve already booked your reception hall but still want to tie the knot in a beautiful waterfront setting, we’re here for you!  Gather family and friends along the fantastic riverfront as you exchange vows with your soon to be spouse!  Our clean, manicured patio can accommodate up to 150 of your guests for a standing or seated ceremony as you say “I do!” before the glistening Connecticut River.  Whether your date is in early Spring, mid-Summer, or late in the Fall, the gorgeous New England landscape offers the foliage, sunsets, and bright beautiful skies as the backdrop for your special day.

Outdoor ceremonies booked without reserving the Banquet Hall are subject to approval and only available before 2:00 p.m. or any time if reserved within 60 days or less of your wedding 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 a ceremony arch and up to 50 guest chairs. Reservations for a ceremony only are NOT eligible for discounted pricing.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, our team will work with you to ensure you still have an amazing and beautiful wedding day!  If rain prevents an outdoor ceremony, our covered Observation Deck is a great alternative for small groups of 75 or less, and larger groups can be accommodated in our second story Banquet Hall with ample natural light and views of park foliage.*

*Applicable only to couples who have reserved the banquet hall for their reception. Please inquire for inclement weather plans for ceremonies only.

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Get Started!

For more information or to view upcoming availability, submit an online inquiry or contact Kristen Michaels, Event & Banquet Facility Manager, at (860) 652-4640 or Kristen.michaels@Glastonbury-ct.gov.

Make your dream wedding a reality—at the Glastonbury Boathouse.

“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.”

Let us help you create your perfect event.

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