The Boathouse dates back to around 1854 when it was originally called The Eels Foot pub, a 'beer house and pleasure garden'. The name derives from Eel's Boot which is a type of woven reed basket used in eel fishing with possible Scandinavian origins dating back to pre-Roman Scandinavian settlement in Norfolk.
The pub closed down in 2012 due to becoming run down. Nonetheless, it is a happy fate for the building as it was purchased by Michael and Belinda Minors in 2014 who relaunched it as The Boathouse. A restoration that boasts magnificent, sleek and contemporary outlook to compliment the stunning views surrounding the location.
The Ceremony Room
A light and airy contemporary room that gives a simple but elegant background for you to exchange to your vows. With its expansive sliding glass door that opens onto a spacious terrace, you'll be glowing in natural light as you stand side by side, with your loved ones close by.
Ceremony capacity - 120 seated guests
The Breakfast Room
Nice and simple! Straight from your ceremony, you can head straight to the Breakfast Room for your seated reception. It is a comfortable and cosy space with round tables dotted around with lovely crisp contemporary linen. It's also the perfect space for showing off your dance moves or catching up with loved ones at the private bar.
Reception capacity - 120 guests
The perfect spot to relax or catch up with guests throughout the day. The decked area provides unmatchable views of the Broad, allowing you to admire the wildlife and reed beds that provides so much history to the venue. The Terrace is also an exciting spot to watch the bride arrive in an Edwardian style boat; a glamorous arrival indeed. And of course, an incredible background for wedding photos to forever remind you of the magic surrounding The Boathouse.