The Boathouse Shelly Beach

1 5 5.0 (15 reviews) 
1 Marine Parade, Shelly Beach, Manly, New South Wales  View Map
Business Hours
By appointment
02 9974 5440

The Boathouse Shelly Beach is a beachside weddings + events venue in Manly, Sydney.

The Boathouse is a group of waterside hospitality venues located at beautiful waterside locations in Sydney, Australia.

The Boathouse, established in 2008, began with our Palm Beach, Sydney cafe. Our first wedding was held in September 2009.

The Group has expanded to now consist of 8 venues, three of which offer weddings and events - The Boathouse Palm Beach, Moby Dicks Whale Beach and The Boathouse Shelly Beach.

We have always aimed to create experiences people love. We do this through high-quality products and ingredients as well as through service that is both genuine and fun. We firmly believe in contributing to the local community in a positive way, as we try and provide a classic Australian beachside experience. We love being a part of weddings and all things celebratory. We look forward to creating a memorable experience for your special event. 

The Boathouse Shelly Beach is ideal for any style of special celebration, offering sit down and canape style events on the upper level of The Boathouse, and canape events on the ground level. 


Sit down - 60 guests

Canape - 120 guests


Canape - 200 guests

Our other wedding + event venues include The Boathouse Shelly Beach, Manly, and Moby Dicks Whale Beach. 


Wedding Brochure

View all of our features and complete package inclusions in our PDF wedding brochure.

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Easy Weddings Special Offer

Winter Weddings

Book your wedding for June 2021 - September 2021 at The Boathouse Shelly Beach or Moby Dicks Whale Beach to receive:

Venue hire reduced

Reduced minimum spend

Additional styling inclusions

Offer applicable to new bookings only. Please enquire with our team for Terms + Conditions.

Venue Features

Reception guests

Min 1 / Max 200


Indoors & Outdoors

Ceremony Guests

Min 1 / Max 200

In-house catering


3rd party catering



5.0" 15  reviews Review this supplier
6 Dec 2019

A brilliant and beautiful venue! The food was delicious, staff were attentive and made the wedding planning process easy. The Boathouse also baked our wedding cake, which all of our guests loved. They created our floral displays and also set up their beautiful balcony space for our intimate ceremony. We highly recommend this venue!

22 Nov 2019

We couldn't have chosen a better venue for our wedding day! From the very first time we met the team at the Boathouse Shelly Beach, we felt in good hands - and that feeling didn't change.

2 Nov 2019

This is an OUSTANDING venue. We had our reception here (55 pax) in November. The catering was sensational and our guests raved about it. Lucinda (our event coordinator) was an absolute joy to work, extremely professional, and well-organised. The service from the wait-staff was exceptional and so many of our guests have commented to us how impressed they were! The location of the venue is second-to-none, and it makes the most of its beach outlook with a large balcony and mirrored wall. This, combined with the hanging florals the boathouse arranges, resulted in a completely stunning venue! We would not change a single thing about our wedding reception- thank you so much!

29 Nov 2019

Lucinda and the Boathouse team made planning our special day a fabulous experience. We chose the upstairs sit-down reception package and had our wedding in November 2019. From the initial details meeting to the wedding day, Lucinda and the Boathouse team were so friendly, organised, accommodating and professional. Lucinda had such attention to detail and a positive attitude, which made the whole experience a joy. The Boathouse Shelly Beach venue is naturally stunning, plus all the detail put into the flower arrangements, lighting, signage and presentation of the meals was incredible. The food was superb and our family and friends are still raving about it! All the Boathouse staff on the day were so organised and always had a smile. Thank you for helping us have the perfect reception. Andrew + Katrina

26 Oct 2019

We had the pleasure of working with Lucinda on our wedding at the Boathouse Shelly Beach. Lucinda and the team we’re fantastic, we couldn’t have asked for a better day. Lucinda made organising a wedding less stressful and was always prompt on getting back to us on everything, including great ideas. The food was delicious and all the guests are still raving about it (especially those arancini balls!). The service was exceptional, the staff always had a smile on their face. The venue looked amazing, walking in after the ceremony to see what a beautiful job they had done was such an exciting moment. We highly recommend the boathouse @ shelly beach :)


1 Marine Parade, Shelly Beach, Manly, New South Wales

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