Harry Parker Boathouse is a banquet hall wedding venue located in Brighton, Massachusetts. This waterfront space offers a mixture of a splendid, serene setting and a contemporary design. Boasting ample space for the happy couple to host their ceremony and reception, this truly is a wonderful venue that matches the unforgettable nature of your amazing occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
Owned and operated by Community Rowing Inc (CRI), Harry Parker Boathouse provides an elegant and sophisticated area for hosting your once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Contained within the boathouse is a 3,040 square-foot space called the Community Room that provides a charming place for throwing the festivities which you have always wanted to experience. This space is on the second floor, and it also offers a kitchen as well as two balconies that overlook the scenic Charles River.
A calm, beautiful, and picturesque place, there is as much to admire inside as there is on the outside.
Undoubtedly, the Harry Parker Boathouse would easily accommodate a maximum of 220 people inside, meaning that you can comfortably arrange the wedding extravaganza that you have always wanted. Together with your friends and family, you can enjoy a beverage as you admire the river at night. Likewise, as only 50 people are required to book the venue, it would suit a more intimate affair.
Conveniently, outside vendors are welcome to come onsite to provide your celebration with the sort of character that you feel it deserves. Thanks to the presence of a kitchen at the venue, caterers can arrive to serve and prepare their cuisine with ease. What’s more, Harry Parker Boathouse can recommend a list of preferred names who have worked with them in the past. They can also point the couple in the right direction when it comes to planners, event rental businesses, entertainers, photographers, florists, and others.
If you are planning a celebration with over 500 guests (as 220 is the interior’s capacity), it may be possible to rent some space outside the venue. This would be particularly convenient if you were planning on having your ceremony in a tented section by the river. Indeed, the outdoor spaces would be equally suitable for hosting receptions, or as overflow space for more guests.
What’s more, Harry Parker Boathouse can also be availed of for other special occasions such as bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners.
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6 Reviews for Harry Parker Boathouse
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!Sent on 10/23/2016
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.Sent on 10/25/2015
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
Harry Parker Boathouse's reply:Thank you for your kind words and I am so glad to hear you had a great time!
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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.