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Harry Parker Boathouse Reviews

Harry Parker Boathouse

Harry Parker Boathouse

Brighton, MA
Rating 4.8 out of 5, 6 Reviews
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6 Reviews

Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Emily Married on 09/04/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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!
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    Sandra Married on 10/10/2015
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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.
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    Marian Married on 07/11/2015
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    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.

    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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    Serena Married on 06/25/2017
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    We LOVED the Boathouse - it was beautiful, accommodating and Theresa was extremely helpful!
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    Beth Married on 05/29/2011
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    The Harry Parker Boathouse, which is the home to a super nonprofit called Community Rowing, was a gorgeous place to get married and host our reception. The price was totally reasonable for Boston and the staff were fantastic to work with (flexible, pretty responsive. We rented the main reception room (a 3000 sq ft room that overlooks the water), the boat bay (for cocktail hour), and got married right behind the building by the water under some birch trees. Our guests loved the venue, particularly with its unique, modern-take-on-a-tobacco-barn look. Only trouble came with the weather, which spiked from 60 degrees a few days earlier to 85, which made for some hot guests (we had about 150). Open all the windows rather than trying to rely on the AC. Also, given the boathouse is not a wedding factory (which is what we wanted... plus our event fees went to their adaptive and inner-city rowing programs), just know that it might take a few days to get everything squared away and that a day-of-coordinator could be a good investment.
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    Catherine Married on 06/26/2010
    Rating 4.5 out of 5
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    The folks at CRI were incredibly easy and pleasant to deal with and the venue was just fabulous for the clambake rehearsal dinner we had. The only difficulty was that many guests had difficulty locating it, since there is not a prominent sign visible from the road, and its address does not work with many GPS units. However, everyone eventually got there and had an incredible time.