Functions & Venue Hire
Encompassing all that is Nelson, The Boathouse is a popular heritage waterfront venue for weddings, life celebrations, parties, anniversaries, dances, promotions, conference dinners, cocktail evenings, product launches, quiz nights, fundraising shows etc. The walls carry many stories of love and laughter. The historic wooden building is built over the sea with a main hall opening through folding glass doors onto the magnificent promenade deck and expansive view of the Nelson Haven, Tasman Bay & majestic Mt. Arthur as a backdrop.
The Boathouse is available to hire on Saturdays and some mid-week days & evenings. Our features and service include: fully licensed bar & experienced friendly staff, all glassware, commercial kitchen, catering options, interior & deck furniture, modular stage & stage lighting, crazy chandelier & heaps of character.
" Thanks so much for everything, we had a fantastic wedding and the boathouse staff were amazing. Thanks heaps for all your help." Jan 2017
"To the Team at the Boathouse, thank you so much for helping Mark and Alex's wedding reception go off so well! We had a wonderful night. The Boathouse is a great venue and you are a great team." Jenny & Trevor 2016
"Thank you so much for all your work towards the wedding. We had a wonderful time and your staff were just amazing! Again, many thanks, it’s a marvellous venue, your staff are outstanding and you made all the planning and preparation feel so easy." Olwyn 2016
"We would also love to say a huge thank you to all the Boathouse staff. We were so impressed with everything. The service was amazing, everyone was friendly and the staff went above and beyond to make our day easy and special. We love the Boathouse and will recommend it to anyone looking for a wedding reception! Thank you heaps" Gabrielle & Jerram Feb 2017
Capacity: 120 Seated Meal, 140 to 160 Theatre Style, 180 Cocktail Function
For weddings & functions the deck is the perfect spot for your ceremony, drinks & nibbles.
Hall Dimensions: Length 21 metres Width 10.6 metres. Height 4.34 metres.
For full hire information & available dates, please contact the Manager, Ali Howard: Phone: (03) 548 7646
Email info (at) theboathousenelson.co.nz
* Weddings - last couple of Saturdays in Summer 2018 available
* Ring Ali re preferential hire rates for community fundraising events
* 'Pop Up' Autumn & Winter Parties for group of 40 + people
Delicious food with menus created by our new head chef & bespoke decorations all in our beautiful venue overlooking the picturesque Nelson Haven. Superb local wines and brews available.
We offer a choice of menu options & all options include:
-exclusive hire of the stunning Boathouse for you and your guests
- two course buffet meal
-furniture set-up & pack down
-crockery, cutlery, linen, glassware
-staff & function manager
-use of microphone & PA system
-stage & stage lighting
Contact Ali -firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 548 7646 for more information and to secure your preferred party date now.
* For parties smaller than 30 people, please inquire about cafe lunch bookings & our Friday evening gigs