The Boat House

5.0  ( 37 reviews ) · Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton, Australian Capital Territory (View Map) · Show Phone
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The Boat House is a renowned wedding venue located on the picturesque shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. With over 30 years of experience in hosting weddings, the venue has built an iconic reputation for delivering exceptional events.

The Boat House, located on the picturesque shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, offers a unique and idyllic setting for your wedding. With over 30 years of experience in hosting weddings, the venue has built an iconic reputation for delivering exceptional events. The dedicated team at The Boat House ensures every detail of your special day is executed flawlessly, providing you with complete peace of mind.

What you’ll love about working with The Boat House for your Wedding:

Exceptional Location: The Boat House is situated on the serene shores of Lake Burley Griffin, providing a stunning backdrop for your dream wedding reception.
Restaurant Quality Food: Indulge in the Boat House's exquisite culinary offerings, with award-winning restaurant chefs creating a menu to impress you and your guests.
Dedicated Service: The Boat House team is with you every step of the way to design a day that reflects you and the memorable experience you would like to provide for your loved ones.
Versatile Packages: The Boat House offers a range of packages to suit different styles of weddings. Whether your style leans towards a sophisticated sit-down experience or a relaxed cocktail garden party, there's a package to suit your needs.

Highlights of The Boat House wedding packages:

  • Packages starting from 5.5 hours
  • Tables for your cake and gifts
  • Your choice of food and beverage options
  • Additional styling available
  • Floral arrangements on each table
  • Breathtaking views of the lake
  • A range of spaces to suit your wedding size and style, from intimate gatherings to grand affairs
  • An unforgettable backdrop for your wedding photos against the serene lake, blooming gardens, and unique architectural features of The Boat House

Get in touch with The Boat House today and discover how they can help make your wedding day one to remember.


For me hosting, entertaining, and looking after people is a lifestyle. Whether it’s hosting just a few friends at my house or hosting your whole family and friends at my restaurant, the ethos is the same – hospitality! I am passionate about service; I think it makes a significant difference to the quality of the experience when guests feel like they have been well taken care of. The team I build to run the restaurant and our weddings has this mantra at its core.

James Souter


Venue Features

Indoor / Outdoor Ceremony

Min 10 / Max 250 Reception guests

Price per head: Low $195 / High $ 250

Min 10 / Max 130 Ceremony Guests

In-house catering

6.00 hours Event time included


Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton, Australian Capital Territory


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37 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

October 2023

Wow! The Boat House were magnificent. Their attention to detail was superb. Their staff provided a supreme level of service. Nothing was left to chance. All our guests told us how much they enjoyed the wedding. Many said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.

Joanne W.

September 2023

We can't rate the Boat House highly enough for an unforgettable wedding ceremony and reception. The functions team were a pleasure to coordinate with, nothing was too much trouble. Then the day went perfectly. Great food and drinks, and the waiters and waitresses were lovely to our guests. We got a lot compliments from friends and family about how good the reception service was. 10/10

John R.

March 2023

Fantastic venue. We didn't have to worry about a single thing on the day, the team were so thorough in the lead up with details and the day/night ran so smoothly, everyone had an amazing time.

Tahnee E.

June 2021

We are so glad we chose The Boat House for our wedding reception venue - we cannot fault our experience! From the outset, James was incredibly experienced and professional, guiding us through options, set ups, schedules and even alternative arrangements depending on changing Covid-19 restrictions. He made us feel like valued customers from the beginning, even though The Boat House is a venue that is in high-demand regardless. The reception itself went off without a hitch - the food was exceptional, the service was perfect, everything went according to our planned schedule and the staff were flexible during our pack up. Our guests are still raving about The Boat House and how it never disappoints. In addition to all of the above, the location of this venue is just beautiful, even on a rainy day! We highly recommend The Boat House to future couples considering it as an option.

Catherine W.

April 2021

We are so glad we chose The Boat House for our wedding venue! From the very beginning the entire process was well-organised, even with managing a postponement thanks to COVID. We went with a cocktail reception and this certainly did not disappoint! We received so many compliments from our guests on the night about the incredible food, the venue, and the attentive and generous staff. Everything went smoothly which meant we could focus on enjoying our night, and we had the best time. Highly recommend The Boat House as an amazing wedding venue in Canberra!

Tanya P.

The Boat House

Thanks Tanya. What a wild ride to get to the date but I'm so glad that we all were able to have a fantastic day!

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