The Boat House

Set in its own beautiful gardens by the Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House is one of the most enchanting Canberra wedding venues.


Stunning location on Lake Burley Griffin, fine modern Australian cuisine and exquisite service make the three key ingredients of a wedding at The Boat House. It has been awarded the Best Canberra Wedding Venue in the Restaurant and Catering Awards. The property boasts stunning private parklands meters away from the Lake Burley Griffin, and the views are just awe-inspiring. It is an utterly unique place “minutes from the city and miles away from the world”.


The Boat House specialises in sophisticated, award-winning food which focuses on modern Australian cuisine. Every dish from their creative wedding menu is scrumptious and extravagant, made from the finest available seasonal produce. Head Chef John Leverink and his team work hard to exceed their customers’ expectations by preparing aesthetically fascinating and wonderfully flavoursome dishes which will inspire and delight you and your guests.


This one-of-a-kind Canberra wedding venue is perched on the bank of Lake Burley Griffin and prides itself on outstanding customer service and the warmth and professionalism of their team. Owner James Souter will personally work with you to create the perfect wedding that matches the one from your dreams!


Whether you want a traditional wedding banquet, an intimate dining experience or a lavish cocktail party, The Boat House offers the perfect setting with breath-taking photo backdrops and cosy atmosphere. And while the attentive staff takes care of absolutely everything from styling to catering, you can just relax and enjoy the magical views of Lake Burley Griffin and divine food with your guests. Sunsets are truly magnificent here as the daylight slowly fades away and lights of Kingston start to flicker across the water!


This Canberra wedding venue caters for all types of weddings and can accommodate up to 420 people. The majestic garden and the deck adorned with fairy and festoon lights are ideal for outdoor weddings and pre-dinner drinks, while the elegant function rooms are perfect for indoor receptions. There are three beautifully appointed rooms, each featuring their own access to the lakeside deck and the garden. And with a range of wedding packages to choose from, you are bound to find the optimal solution for your dream day!

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