Harry Parker Boathouse




Nestled along the banks of the Charles River in historic Boston, sits the Harry Parker Boathouse, an internationally recognized attraction for rowing and a gem within the Massachusetts park system. Community Rowing Inc., was the first public rowing club in Boston and remains one of the largest in the United States. And now the stunning boathouse is the perfect venue for a gorgeous and unique wedding along the river. With the natural beauty surrounding you, from the lush green trees, and clear, cool waters of the river, you and your guests will be dazzled with the perfect wedding ceremony on the dock. Harry Parker Boathouse is truly a stunning space and backdrop for amazing photos you’ll be delighted with for your special day. The reception space has floor to ceiling windows, so you’ll continue to enjoy the natural setting while dining and dancing the night away. With the ability to accommodate guest lists both large and small, from small cozy events to larger celebrations, you will be sure to celebrate in style.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Ocean/Waterfront View, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 500 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 500 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 2:00PM. Events must end by midnight. Additional charges apply post midnight

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $4,000 to $6,000 for an indoor ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of rental time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony on the dock is $500. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $150/hr. A refundable security deposit of $1,600 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Harry Parker Boathouse is estimated at between $11,598 and $24,397 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Spot lights

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight
Special use permit required

Wedding Day Availability (Last updated )

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