The Boat House


Grevillea Park, Menindee Dr, Barton, Australian Capital Territory 2600


02 6273 5500



The Boat House by the Lake offers a unique opportunity for you and your guests to experience a truly first class reception on Canberra’s premier location, Lake Burley Griffin. The same kitchen and service team that run our multi award winning fine dining restaurant will also look after your event

The Location
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.
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 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.

Minutes from the city, but miles from the world.

The Service

Owner James Souter will work personally with you to design a day that reflects you and the memorable experience you would like to provide for your loved ones. On the day, you and your guests will enjoy our tradition of outstanding service, and the warmth and professionalism of our team. We love the joy of weddings, and your happiness is our benchmark of success.

The Food

Perfectly executed excellence. Our sophisticated cuisine draws on the best available seasonal produce to create sumptuous and interesting dishes. Your menu will reflect the creativity and class of our award winning fine dining restaurant. Head Chef John Leverink and his team promise to inspire and delight your guests with exciting aesthetics and flavours.

With a restaurant style experience at the core of our offering uur recent accolades include:

  • 2 chefs hats in the AGFG awards 2021
  • 3 wine glasses from the Australian Wine List of the Year awards for 4 years running (hosted by Gourmet Traveller Wine) 2020
  • Winner of the “Best Listing of a Regions Wines” in the Australian Wine list of the Year awards 2020

Venue Overview

Catering Avg.per Person

Cost Per Head

Low $170 / High $210
Min. Ceremony Guests Indoor

Ceremony Guests

Min 10 / Max 90
Reception Guests Indoor

Reception Guests

Min 10 / Max 250


Oops! Seems like you have enterd an invalid email

Your enquiry has been sent