Celebrate on the shores of the ottawa river

Look no further for a place to meet your special event needs. Nestled on the Ottawa River and surrounded by the Royal Canadian Mint and prominent Embassies, the Andy Binda Boathouse at the Ottawa Rowing Club is ideally located, convenient and easily accessible from Sussex Drive.

An intimate locale in the tranquility of our beautiful landscape, this picturesque setting accommodates casual and elegant, simple and stunning. It is the perfect setting to celebrate your momentous occasion, whether it be a wedding, or family gathering. The possibilities are endless at this unique venue.

Imagine, an outdoor ceremony on the terrace surrounded by the living beauty of the Ottawa River between the two bridges downtown near Parliament Hill and Gatineau Hills. The Andy Binda Boathouse is uniquely designed and located on the second floor of the oldest rowing club building in Canada, founded in 1867. The atmosphere of the Andy Binda Boathouse reflects this, surrounding the visitor with trophies and mementoes from the Ottawa Rowing Club’s long history.

Having a wedding, party, business meeting or leadership event?

There are so many reasons to celebrate and gather at The Andy Binda Boathouse. It is the perfect place to celebrate your special occasion, whether it be a wedding, family gathering, or cocktail party.  Want to celebrate or announce an achievement or goal? We’ve got a venue for you! Want to hold a meeting? No problem! 

The Andy Binda Boathouse is a very flexible and unique venue perfect for all your event needs at a low price. We let you choose your favourite caterer and bar details to meet your needs and budget, and are happy to give recommendations if needed!

The Andy Binda Boathouse has the ambiance of a private club, but the dedicated space (1600sq ft) and facilities for organizing full catering services for groups of up to 100 seated or up to 125 standing. From luxurious to affordable, we have the venue for your wedding, part, social gathering or business meeting.

Interested? Contact us!

For more information, please contact or input your email below to be sent the full Andy Binda Boathouse Information Package and additional updates! You may also view the Boathouse Information Package by clicking here.

Special Occasion Permit (SOP)

At the Andy Binda Boathouse, you can curate your own bar! All you need is a Special Occasion Permit (SOP) to serve alcoholic beverages. To apply for a SOP, and read the guidelines and rules, please visit the AGCO Website or use the buttons below.

Corporate leadership events

The Andy Binda Boathouse Banquet facility, in partnership with the Ottawa Rowing Club’s rowing programs, offer a Corporate Leadership event experience. We combine a half day rowing program with experienced coaches where participants learn the basics of rowing and water safety and enjoy the teaming and leadership camaraderie of rowing on the scenic Ottawa River. On completion of the rowing experience we can assist in planning and organizing informal BBQ services and bar or a formal lunch catered by one our recommended catering services. This event is very popular and requires a minimum number of 6 people with a maximum participation of 50 people.

Pay it forward

Not only will you come away from The Andy Binda Boathouse happy with your event at our beautiful location, you can also feel good about the investment in your event. Net income from the rental of The Andy Binda Boathouse is invested into the maintenance of our historic original boathouse and into purchasing equipment for the Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC). The ORC is a non-profit organization with a mission to create a safe, accessible and empowering environment in which all can access the sport of rowing. Our equipment needs extend from our highly competitive programs which produce future Olympians to our para-rowing program which makes rowing accessible to all.

Brochure and pricing details

To find out more details about rental of the Andy Binda Boathouse, click here, or sign up in the email prompt above. Have questions or looking for facility availability, pricing and how to reserve your special event, please email


Andy Binda Boathouse Amenities

  • Guest parking for 60 vehicles
  • Ample dock space
  • Surrounding green space that can accommodate a
  • 20×20 or 20×40 event tent
  • Washrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Ample privacy
  • Ample creative flexibility
  • Amazing views of the Ottawa River
  • 10 minute walk to Ottawa’s best sights including
  • Parliament and the Byward Market