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.
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.
10 Reviews for The Glastonbury Boathouse
Recommended by 95% of couples
16 User photos
Chelsey C. · Married on 10/22/2020
One of my top choices, beautiful venue!Sent on 07/30/2019
Amy · Married on 09/07/2019
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! :)
Danielle B. · Married on 08/24/2019
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! :)
The Glastonbury Boathouse Price Rates
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
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!