parks and facilities

Lake Ellyn Boathouse

Located in the heart of Glen Ellyn, on the shores of Lake Ellyn, the Boathouse is a great place for your next corporate or social event. The beautiful lake and surrounding nature make for a picturesque setting, and the spacious deck offers stunning views of the lake and wildlife.

The Boathouse can accommodate up to 120 guests with seating or 150 guests without tables. You can also rent the terrace and deck (additional fee applies) along with the Boathouse. The venue is fully accessible for people with disabilities.

Rates & Availability

You can rent the Boathouse any day of the week from March to mid-December. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance. If you have any questions or want to schedule a tour, please call (224) 325-6872. Please allow up to 1 business day for a response.

The rental rates listed below are valid for 2024. Please contact us for 2025 rental rates.

Glen Ellyn Park District Resident$175/hour
Resident Organization$175/hour
Deck & Terrace*$100/hour
Alcohol Permit (Nonrefundable)**$225
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
Fireplace Use$30
Coffee Pot$10
*The deck and terrace can only be rented in conjunction with a Boathouse rental, and if you require tables and chairs set up outside, you must also rent the deck/terrace.
**All alcohol must be kept within the facility. No alcohol is allowed outdoors unless the deck/terrace is rented.

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Awards & Honors

Fully restored to its historic beauty, the Lake Ellyn Boathouse has received several awards, including:

  • 2016 Restoration of the Year Award from the Glen Ellyn Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Gold-level LEED Certification.
  • National Register of Historic Places recognition.
  • Local Historic Landmark Designation.