Alert Message - Docks have not been installed due to river conditions. We do not recommend launching your boat from Riverside Park or Great River Park.   Learn More

Dock installation has been prohibited due to the late spring flood start and prolonged high water period since then. The river has to be at elevation 6 or lower for us to remove the accumulated silt and install the docks. We recognize that this is atypical of most years, and thank boaters in advance for their cooperation. We will continue to monitor the river levels to determine when it is possible to install the docks and allow boaters to launch from them safely. Until then, we do not recommend launching, and doing so is at your own risk.

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Riverhouse Catering, our new exclusive caterer for all private events at the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse. This partnership provides you with a single point-of-contact for events as  Riverhouse Catering will work with you on all aspects of your event, from boathouse tours to menus, and more.

The boathouse is available for private events from May 1 through December 31. View rental rates and additional details below. To inquire about venue availability or schedule a tour of the space, please contact Riverhouse Catering via their website, or by calling (860) 404-5051. Please note that the boathouse does not allow for either self-catered events or outside catering of any kind.  

Community Room & Porch

Monday through Friday, 7 am - 4 pm
2 hours: $500
4 hours: $750
6 hours: $1,000
Additional hour: $150 (one hour maximum)

Monday through Friday, 4pm - 1am
2 hours: $750
4 hours: $1,250
6 hours: $1,750
Additional hour: $150 (one hour maximum)

Saturdays & Holidays
Up to 5 hours: $2,750
Additional hour: $300/hour

Up to 5 hours: $2,000
Additional hour: $300/hour


East Patio: $1,000
South Patio: $500
Insurance: $200
AV package including 2 microphones, audio playback and projection screen: $160

All rental packages include: Complimentary on-site parking, use of tables and chairs, and secured wifi access.

Capacity and Room Diagram

The Riverfront Boathouse can accommodate up to 150 people for a sit down dinner, 230 for receptions and more than a thousand people if you incorporate tenting on our patios. 

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for Room Diagram and Aerial View of the Riverfront Boathouse Location


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