parks and facilities

Lake Ellyn Boathouse

Nestled in the heart of west suburban Glen Ellyn, on the banks of Lake Ellyn, the Boathouse can serve as the perfect locale for your next corporate or social gathering. The shore of the picturesque lake is resplendent with natural flora that accentuates the current season, and the large deck off the eastside of the Boathouse provides spectacular views of the lake and resident wildlife.

This versatile space can comfortably accommodate seating for up to 120 guests or 150 guests without tables. The adjoining terrace and deck are also available to rent (for an additional fee) when renting the Boathouse. Lake Ellyn Boathouse is fully ADA accessible.

Rates & Availability

The Boathouse is available to rent seven days per week from the beginning of March to mid-December. The Boathouse can be booked up to 12 months in advance. Feel free to contact the Rental Supervisor at any time with questions, or to schedule a tour, by calling (630) 858-2462. Please allow up to 1 business day for a response.

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 area are only available to rent in conjunction with a Boathouse rental. If you would like tables/chairs set up outdoors, you must also rent the deck/terrace.
**Please note that ALL alcohol must remain within the facility. No alcohol is permitted outdoors without renting the deck/terrace.

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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
  • Local Historic Landmark Designation