The Glastonbury Boathouse

252 Welles Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Glastonbury Boathouse

Based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, The Glastonbury Boathouse is a waterfront wedding venue situated along the Connecticut River. The venue showcases the beauty of rural New England, including panoramic river views, beautifully manicured grounds, and a waterfront patio. The banquet hall’s exposed beam ceilings and expansive windows naturally illuminate the room, creating a stunning reception setting in all seasons. The staff works closely with couples to bring the wedding of their dreams to life. Catering partners will help couples create a custom wedding menu that fits their tastes, style, and budget. The Glastonbury Boathouse provides a picturesque backdrop for any wedding day in a convenient location for couples and their guests. The venue is near local hotel accommodations, restaurants and spa options, and Bradley International Airport.

Facilities and Capacity

The Glastonbury Boathouse banquet hall can accommodate up to 150 seated guests or 250 guests for a standing cocktail reception. Here, couples and their guests will have access to the second-story banquet hall and the attached observation deck. This covered space is perfect for cocktails with panoramic river views. Events hosted here benefit from an on-site supervisor, two hours of setup time, an hour of breakdown, and complimentary parking. Also provided is free WiFi and access to a get-ready suite. Outdoor space is also available, such as a scenic waterfront patio. Time can be allotted for professional photos, and those booking receptions do not incur an additional fee for ceremonies. For couples planning a cozier ceremony, the waterfront location can be rented exclusively for exchanging vows, allowing for a more economic wedding celebration.

Services Offered

The Glastonbury Boathouse offers a range of services to accommodate wedding day needs. Various amenities are available onsite, including a get-ready suite, tents, and a dance floor. Services like event planning, setup, cleaning, and in-house catering and bar provisions are also offered. Servers, bartenders, and valet services are also available. In-house cake can be catered, and both audio equipment and lighting can be provided.

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10 Reviews for The Glastonbury Boathouse

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Amy · Married on 09/07/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Couldn’t of asked for a better venue

    The Glastonbury Boathouse was the first venue my fiancé and I looked at while we were wedding planning and we put a deposit down that day. I knew I’d never find a place that compared. The venue manager, Kristen was amazing to work with. She answered my emails almost immediately and was so accommodating. I highly recommend this venue for couples that are looking to have their ceremony onsite, as the waterfront and sunset make for amazing ceremony pictures.

    Sent on 10/27/2019

    The Glastonbury Boathouse's reply:

    Thank you so much for this review Amy! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the entire wedding planning experience and we feel privileged to have been a part of your special day. Wishing you all the best in your marriage! :)
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    Danielle B. · Married on 08/24/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful Venue

    Working with Kristen was fantastic - she was always very responsive to emails and answered all questions (and I had a lot, especially toward the end). The Boathouse was such a beautiful venue - I had so many guests comment on how great the location was. I absolutely loved the water views, upper covered deck, and the indoor space (especially with the addition of string lights across the ceiling). I think the price is very reasonable for such a nice place, compared to others I considered. I highly recommend this venue! The only thing you have to think about (and make clear to guests) is parking, since a lot of the main parking lot gets filled by people with boats, and then guests have to park in the "overflow" parking area.

    Sent on 09/06/2019

    The Glastonbury Boathouse's reply:

    Thank you Danielle! We're so glad you and your guests enjoyed your experience. Wishing you all the best and hope you're enjoying life as newlyweds! :)

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The Glastonbury Boathouse Pricing

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The Glastonbury Boathouse FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2400
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Beach
    Boat/Yacht
    Park
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    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
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    December

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    Sweet November Savings Event

    The Glastonbury Boathouse is pleased to offer our Sweet November Savings opportunity! Couples who book their November 2020 wedding before the end of Feb. 2020 will save 20% on their venue rates! To further sweeten the deal, some of our catering partners are also offering savings opportunities on their delicious food and beverage packages. For more information, please visit www.glastonburyboathouse.com/weddings/sweet-november/ and contact us today to start planning your November 2020 wedding!

    Deal photo by Michelle Girard Photography

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    The Boathouse is a unique and very picturesque location. Beautiful spot right on the CT River. Ample parking and easy access. Plus, the staff is friendly and fantastic. Very much recommend!

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The Glastonbury Boathouse frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Glastonbury Boathouse?

The Glastonbury Boathouse includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Glastonbury Boathouse, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Glastonbury Boathouse includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of The Glastonbury Boathouse in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Glastonbury Boathouse for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Glastonbury Boathouse for wedding events?

The Glastonbury Boathouse offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Glastonbury Boathouse offer?

The Glastonbury Boathouse offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Glastonbury Boathouse offer for wedding events?

The Glastonbury Boathouse offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Glastonbury Boathouse have available for wedding events?

The Glastonbury Boathouse offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend The Glastonbury Boathouse and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Glastonbury Boathouse is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.5 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Glastonbury Boathouse offer?

The Glastonbury Boathouse currently offers 1 discount promotion for wedding services.