Community Rowing Inc. (CRI) was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the belief that the sport of rowing provides unique opportunities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness. We are committed to making these opportunities available to all. CRI has become one of the largest rowing programs in the United States, with more than 5,000 people rowing with us annually.
Located on the Charles River, an internationally recognized attraction for rowing and a gem within the Massachusetts park system, CRI was the first public rowing club in Boston and remains one of the largest in the United States.
CRI is committed to its mission of enriching the greater community and provides broad-based programs for youth and adult of all skill levels—from novice to elite. Since its inception, CRI has provided education and training for more than 30,000 people, including:
CRI can be transformed from a hub of athletic endeavors into a province of sophistication and celebration, leveraging all elements that make the boathouse distinctive.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Emily · Married on 09/04/2016
The Harry Parker Boathouse is a unique and beautiful space to get married. The venue can be customized to meet any bride and groom's needs. We got married outside on the dock, had a cocktail hour in the beautiful space between the main boathouse and the sculling boathouse, and then had our reception upstairs. Theresa Fitzpatrick and her team completely transform the space from a workout gym into a beautiful event venue. Theresa is responsive, efficient, and reasonable. She is no-nonsense and so helpful to have on site the day of to help execute all of the little details. She did several walk throughs with me, my family, and my vendors. I really appreciated her attention to detail and loved getting married at the boathouse!
Sandra · Married on 10/10/2015
The boathouse was an incredible location. We were looking for a venue that would be appropriate for both a ceremony and reception, close enough to the airport since we had a number of out-of-town guests coming in, parking, and beautiful! Not a lot to ask for right? :) We found that with the boathouse. From my first conversation with Sharanya, the boathouse coordinator, I felt in good hands and taken care of! Sharanya responded promptly to emails, addressed any concerns and helped to trouble shoot some issues that came up. Guests raved about how peaceful and beautiful the location was. Truly an amazing spot and I am so grateful we were able to book it. Make sure to book early! There's isn't a kitchen on premises, so something to think about when you're booking the space.
Marian · Married on 07/11/2015
Working with the event coordinators was easy and they were very flexible to our needs. Because we had people in the area and others were coming from out of town, they were willing to meet with each group and show us the facilities.Sent on 07/22/2015
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Harry Parker Boathouse is without a doubt a unique and outstanding Event location in the Boston area for a unique a joyful wedding. It just has that special feeling, a buzz that you and your guests are sure to enjoy. Peppers has enjoyed and been fortunate to have worked seamlessly with the terrific Staff at the boathouse for over 5 years and it just gets better and better. Great couples, great camaraderie and an opportunity to put together terrific wedding experiences for a lifetime of special, romantic wedding memories. Don't hesitate, to give the Harry Parker Boathouse a call and a visit, as its an amazing Venue.