Venue Rental

Private Events at the Boathouse

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Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center houses a beautiful boathouse venue on the shores of Lake Washington in Seattle’s charming Mount Baker neighborhood. Perfect for receptions, corporate events, non-profit events or weddings, the boathouse offers a unique venue for your next special event.

The new contemporary upper-floor event space is bathed in natural light and accented with re-claimed hardwood finishes. A gas fireplace and vintage wooden racing shell create a warm, comfortable ambiance while two balconies showcase 180-degree panoramic views of Lake Washington and the Cascades.

The boathouse venue is 1,450 square feet and can accommodate 120 people for a cocktail reception or seated presentation or 90 people for a seated dinner or wedding reception. A large 1,050 square foot balcony creates additional space for your event adding 25 guests to a reception and 32 for a seated dinner.

Your rental includes the use of 12 round tables (60-inch in diameter), 10 Rectangle tables (30-by-72-inches) and 120 padded folding chairs.

The venue is equipped with a large catering kitchen and A/V system with built in speakers, a microphone and two large flat screen televisions perfect for your presentation and guest speaker needs.

Additionally, a smaller room can be reserved for a bridal chamber during a wedding celebration or a breakout boardroom for a corporate meeting or event.

The venue is situated in beautiful Stan Sayres Park on the shores of Lake Washington presenting a lovely natural setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony or expanded activity space for your private or corporate party.

For more information about renting our venue, email or call our office (206) 386-1913


The sweeping views of Lake Washington and the Cascades offer a picturesque backdrop to your special day. The venue comfortably seats 100 guests with an expansive deck for additional room to mingle. If you are planning a larger wedding, the Boathouse also makes a great location for rehearsal dinners and bridal showers.

Private Parties and Events

Make the boathouse the venue for your next special celebration or gathering. The comfortable space includes everything you will need for the event including tables, chairs, and multi-media system perfect for slideshows, presentations and speeches. A well-equipped spacious kitchen offers the opportunity for a self-service or a catered event.  Our open catering policy allows you the option to choose the food and beverage service that matches your taste and budget.

  • Birthday Parties
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Reunions
  • Graduation Celebrations
  • Retirement Parties
  • Baby or Bridal Showers
  • Memorials

Meetings and Business Events

The boathouse is a perfect venue for your next company meeting or corporate event. The venue includes full multi-media capability within a comfortable and elegant setting. The setting also allows you to add a unique team-building element to your meeting or event with on-the-water activities. This unique activity will foster communication, collaboration, trust and leadership within your business culture. Download our Leadership and Team Building Program Information

  • Company Retreats
  • Sales Presentations
  • Training Sessions
  • Team Building Activities