Photo Credit: May Chan Photography

Events at the UBC Boathouse

Events that Inspire!

The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse provides a stunning on-water setting for your special event. As a fully floating venue with an expansive dock space and an event hall featuring floor to ceiling glass walls, the mountain and river views cannot be escaped. Amaze your guests with both indoor and outdoor experiences.



Indoor / outdoor options for ceremony, cocktail hour, reception


Capacity for seated functions from 20-150 or standing cocktail receptions of up to 180


Adjoining patio and fireside lounge


Guest departure by 1 AM and vendor clean-up completed by 2 AM


Complimentary rehearsal


Within walking distance of the Canada Line Skytrain


Free parking along River Road


Flexible floor plan arrangements and complimentary planning appointment with our Events Team


Accessibility – ramp access and on-site lift

Rental Rates

The UBC Boathouse event philosophy is based on the belief that planning events with us should be a seamless and enjoyable process. To ensure this, one of our values is transparency which means that we are committed to providing all the fees associated with events up front so that no one is surprised at any point in the process.

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What’s Included


Facility tables and chairs (including set-up and take-down)


WiFi in event hall


Built in PA audio system with microphone


Ceiling mounted PowerPoint ready projection system and smart TV


Servery kitchen


Complimentary use of lower dock for cocktail hour (shared space with athletes)


Shared access to washrooms, change rooms and dock level


Event attendant on-site for the duration of your event

Preferred Vendors

We develop our preferred vendor list based entirely on reviews from UBC Boathouse guests. These vendors know the venue well, with a range in style and price point to customize your event.

When choosing one of our preferred caterers to oversee your food service, the $1000 galley fee is waived.

Event Galleries

See photos from wedding and other events held at the UBC Boathouse (updated regularly).

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Have questions about events at the UBC Boathouse? See our comprehensive FAQs.

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Our calendar is updated every 24 hours. Currently booking dates in 2023 – 2024!

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“Love UBC Boathouse!”

“Everything about our wedding at the UBC Boathouse was absolutely perfect… from the most stunning scenery of the Fraser River and the mountains, to the very helpful and responsive staff, to the beautiful and well-kept interior. We truly couldn’t have picked a better venue.”

Shilo Hansen, married on 19-May-2018

“Whole Experience was Amazing”

“The Boathouse wasn’t on our radar until I stumbled across a photographers blog; talking about their favourite venues to shoot.

Originally drawn in by the location; we highly recommend because whole experience was amazing. We felt so taken care of by the staff who were all warm, welcoming and organized.”

Rachael Sproston, married on 31-Dec-2017

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