Welcome to The Boathouse
The Boathouse is an attractive wooden heritage building built over the sea on the picturesque Nelson Haven. It is owned & run by The Boathouse Society that was set up in 1986 to restore the building and today it operates as a Cafe, Event & Performance Space, Wedding & Function Venue, Community Hall & Club. This website has brief info. on the building history, the Lunch Cafe, Club Membership, Friday Night Music & Cafe, Upcoming Events and hiring The Boathouse for your function, wedding, party, life celebration......
A typical week at The Boathouse might look like this:
Monday: Daytime Corporate Function or Life Celebration; evening-Choir meeting
Tuesday: Daytime Business Workshop or Funeral; evening-Dance class or community event or fundraiser
Wednesday: Lunch café; evening-Conference Dinner or Awards Night or Member Activity
Thursday: Lunch café; evening-Rotary or Corporate Function
Friday: Lunch café; evening -Wine Tasting (monthly) & Café & Live Music
Saturday: Birthday Party or Wedding or Dance Party
Sunday: Members day - kayaking, bbq-ing, swimming, paddle-boarding, fishing, fish & chips on the deck
For more information please contact the Manager, Ali Howard.
The Boathouse Society
326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand
(03) 548 7646
* We take bookings for the lunch cafe but not the Friday evening cafe
Cafe - Lunch & Dinner
From its large deck over the water, The Boathouse Cafe has the best location in Nelson and is open to everyone for lunch 11.30am to 2pm each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and Friday evenings from 5pm. Our aim is simple and fresh food, beautifully cooked and lovingly served.
The Boathouse is a popular venue for weddings, celebrations, parties, meetings, conference dinners and product launches with capacity for up to 190 people. We have a full On-Licence & a commercial kitchen. Contact us to find out more about hiring The Boathouse!
Become a Member
The Boathouse is run as a thriving club with shareholding members who enjoy many benefits, including use of the building, member days, yacht moorings, use of boats and kayaks, discounts on food and drinks, member parties. There are many advantages - contact us.