The Glastonbury Boathouse




Nestled along the Connecticut River, The Glastonbury Boathouse rises from Riverfront Park as a majestic setting to host an unforgettable wedding and reception by the water. Located southeast of Hartford in the beautiful Glastonbury community, this central Connecticut venue features easy access from nearby highways & airports and is an ideal choice for couples with local or traveling guests. A romantic and scenic riverfront space to share your vows with all your family and friends, The Glastonbury Boathouse features a luxurious and spacious interior with an open floor plan that is easily customized to suit your needs. Say ‘I do’ on our gorgeous waterfront patio and enjoy the covered observation deck for your reception, which offers panoramic river views. Easily suited for intimate gatherings or grand events, the Boathouse invites wedding parties seeking a special and memorable event. No matter your unique wedding vision, The Glastonbury Boathouse ensures an evening to remember for a lifetime.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Ballrooms, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

We only host one event per day therefore your start and end time is flexible! Early morning can be arranged and the banquet hall can be reserved until midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $2,100 to $3,950 for a 6 hour rental, which includes use of the banquet hall and covered observation deck, indoor tables and chairs for up to 150 guests, and an outdoor waterfront ceremony if you choose to do so. It also includes setup time and an hour for breakdown. Shorter rentals or additional hours can be coordinated as needed but couples hosting both their ceremony and reception on-site require a 6 hour rental to ensure a smooth transition for you and your guests. Couples hosting their ceremony elsewhere may reserve the waterfront banquet hall for 4 or more hours. A rental insurance fee of $250 is required to rent the venue. All additional fees such as catering are based off of a 100 person guest count. Guests can choose from any of our 4 preferred caterers, David Alan Hospitality Group, Gourmet Galley, Max Catering & Events, and Riverhouse Catering, who will build a custom menu to suit your needs. Please contact us for additional information.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Glastonbury Boathouse is estimated at between $12,416 and $15,861 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by midnight