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Courageous Sailing Center

Charlestown, Massachusetts View map Visit website
4.4 out of 5 rating
4 reviews
Up to 1,150 guests

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Up to 1,150 guests

Are you looking for a unique, New England coastal harbor venue for the setting of your wedding or next corporate function? Courageous Sailing Center located on Pier 4 in Boston, Massachusetts offers just that! Celebrate your special day nestled in this historical Charlestown Navy Yard setting with the back drop of the Boston skyline, perfect for the exchange of vows and stunning for memorable photos that will last a lifetime.

Johnny Burke Catering & Events is the exclusive caterer for Courageous Sailing Center on Pier 4. Specializing in customized events, we will handle all of your rental needs, food and onsite management to include your Pier 4 day of Event Account Manager.

Courageous Sailing Center and Johnny Burke Catering & Events has taken the utmost care in abiding by the city and state guidelines of venue space and capacity due to the current restrictions of Covid-19. A large, semi-permanent tent covers a significant portion of the outdoor venue, offering the feel of additional privacy and protection for up to 100 guests currently. (Subject to change due to city and state restrictions of Covid-19)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$12,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$9,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$12,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$9,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Event Planning
Lighting/Sound

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1150

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

336

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Marina
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
October
November
December
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    Best waterfront view of Boston harbor!

    The staff at Courageous was helpful in helping us execute all of the logistics of our wedding day! We have been coming here for years for various sailing events and did not want to have our special take place anywhere else as this location means so much to us! The tent space is large to accommodate a large guest count and the outdoor area at the end of the pier was spruced up with some greenery to make it feel more intimate and casual with lawn games. The staff helped coordinate with all of our vendors and clearly showed that they know how to handle a full scale event seamlessly! Thank you Courageous!
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    Our wedding reception was at Courageous Sailing and it was worth every penny spent! You have to use their Tent vendor for tables, chairs, etc. but you are free to use any other vendors for other stuff. We had some restraints in the beginning with regard to the site having enough event permits from the City of Boston but everything worked out in the end. The staff was great, answered all of our questions in a timely manner. The view is amazing and we would not have wanted to have our wedding at another venue!
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    Laura Married on 09/23/2017
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    We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Courageous Sailing Center. The staff was so kind and listened to our feedback with careful attention. We loved the fact that our site fee went to support an important non-profit. It's impossible to find a better view of the city skyline than from Pier 4 and the tent they provide is the perfect raw space to transform. We'd do it all over again and still choose Courageous for it's central (perfect!) location, laid-back feel and professional staff.
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Courageous Sailing Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Courageous Sailing Center?

Courageous Sailing Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Event Planning
  • Lighting/Sound

At Courageous Sailing Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Courageous Sailing Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Courageous Sailing Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Courageous Sailing Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Courageous Sailing Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Courageous Sailing Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Marina
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Courageous Sailing Center for wedding events?

Courageous Sailing Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Courageous Sailing Center offer?

Courageous Sailing Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Courageous Sailing Center offer for wedding events?

Courageous Sailing Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Courageous Sailing Center have available for wedding events?

Courageous Sailing Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Courageous Sailing Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Courageous Sailing Center is recommended by 75% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in value, 4.5 in professionalism, 4.3 in flexibility, 4.1 in quality of service and 4 in average response time.

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