The Boat House

(33 reviews)
Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton, Australian Capital Territory  View Map
Business Hours
9-5 Monday- Friday
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WINNER - BEST WEDDING VENUE ACT A reputation built on an award winning kitchen and service, and restaurant food and service.


For couples looking for restaurant food and service at their wedding...

Minutes from the city yet set in its own gardens on the absolute lakefront of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House is Canberra’s ultimate wedding venue. With a reputation built on its award winning kitchen and unsurpassed service, a wedding reception held here will be one to remember.

The Boat House also runs as an award winning fine dining restaurant, and the same kitchen and service term will also look after your special day.
Whether you are after a lakeside garden wedding, a relaxed reception with sumptuous canapes, or a more formal dining affair, the Boat House’s stunning water views and sophisticated atmosphere make it a unique setting for family and friends to celebrate your special day.

Our three function rooms are superbly presented with crisp white linen, crystal glassware and direct access to a lakeside deck and gardens. The atmosphere is further enhanced by floor to ceiling windows and a crackling open fire in the West End Room during the winter months.

The Boat House is equipped to handle both small and large weddings of up to 140-160 seated or 250-300 cocktail, with ample free parking on the doorstep.


Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 10 / Max 250

Price per head

Low $170 / High $ 210


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 10 / Max 90

In-house catering


3rd party catering


Event time included

6.00 hours


(33 reviews)
Review this supplier
7 Apr 2017

The King of all wedding venues. Everything done for us just as we requested. No fuss. AMAZING food. Beautiful views. All our guests said they had a wonderful time. Owner, James, went above and beyond. All the staff very friendly and professional.

28 Jan 2017

The venue was fantastic, food was amazing, atmosphere was beautiful! The staff were great too!

25 Nov 2016

We had our wedding at the Boat House and they were absolutely perfect! Food was delicious, staff were excellent, everything ran smoothly and we did not have to worry about a thing. The location is beautiful! We could not give a higher recommendation to James and his team!!! 11/10!!!

22 Nov 2020

An excellent venue. Fantastic views over Lake Burley Griffin, highly professional and experienced staff and a very friendly and accessible owner who was on hand to answer all our questions and go over all the details with us lead up to the event. All our guests raved about the food.

15 Nov 2019

Sue at the Boathouse in Moonee Ponds made things so easy for us. She was reliable and available and always calm and collected. Things ran very smoothly on the night. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. We were super happy with the venue.

12 Jul 2019

It was beautiful here, and they supplied all our decorations as well which was also so helpful!

14 Mar 2019

The perfect venue for the perfect day. We had both the ceremony and reception at The Boat House. The garden is a beautiful location for the ceremony - gorgeous views of the lake and lots of trees to ensure guests are comfortable. There is also a lovely indoor option if the weather is bad. The reception venue has spectacular views over the lake. My guests said The Boat House dinner was the best wedding food they'd ever tasted. The service was impeccable. James is extremely knowledgeable and can help with everything from planning the schedule for the day to finding providers. There are also lovely areas surrounding the Boat House for photos. It has everything you need for a spectacular day!

10 Mar 2019

They were absolutely superb!! 100% absolutely amazing, people were raving about the venue to us, the food was amazing, the chef was lovely as well and the venue is just beautiful! We had a early evening reception, and it had beautiful lighting. I dropped all my table arrangements and place cards and they just set everything up for me! I couldn't speak highly enough of them, it was a really good atmosphere I'd do it all over again.

23 Feb 2019

I can not thank James enough, his team where amazing, Our wedding was amazing, every need was looked after. Our Guests loved the venue and the food. Well worth getting married here

15 Jan 2019

They were fantastic with their service. We could choose our own meals and they tasted wonderful! They set us up in a beautiful spot as well!

2 Nov 2018

As we were out of state, The Boat house proved to be the perfect venue. Not only does James take the time to explain everything to you, his staff are so knowledgeable and friendly. The chefs are magnificent and we were given such a fantastic and memorable experience being taken through the menu at our tasting and on our special day. The venue will do almost everything for you making it a truly stress free event. Thank-you to James and staff for your absolutely excellent presentation and kindness! Would highly recommend!

19 Oct 2018

Really good, easy and straight forward! I was amazed at how much food there was and they even assisted with setting everything up. Highly recommend!

8 Jul 2018

We were over the moon with the whole experience - from the first chat with the manager over a cup of coffee to the way how they cut the wedding cake. These people are real professionals and very attentive to all the little details you never think of. Fireplace, spacious venue, view of the lake, incredible food and exceptional service. They know how to accommodate a dream wedding.

2 Mar 2018

We have been there many times before and it is a beautiful venue. We loved it! Our guests loved the venue and they are still talking about it.

26 Jan 2018

What a venue! We had the absolute best day thanks to Julia and the team at the Boathouse Palm Beach! Right from the initial consultation to the day, the team were so attentive and made the whole organisation seamless. The styling, food and location are all to die for and we had nothing but fantastic feedback from all our guests!


Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton, Australian Capital Territory

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