We make Hosting Exciting!

The historic Stow Lake Boathouse offers an ideal setting for you to host an unforgettable party, business meeting, or private romantic dinner in the heart of Golden Gate Park. This one-of-a-kind property accommodates groups of varying sizes, with catering options and room rentals to meet your specific needs.

Portside Room

The Portside Room is a perfect option for small to mid-size groups that can accommodate up to 30 guests (for a standing event, 20 for a seated event). This room can be set up for birthdays, graduations, baby showers, retirement parties, and business meetings. If you are looking for a memorable spot for a romantic dinner, consider a private rental of the Portside Room and allow us to host your special occasion. This 28’ X 12’ room with vintage nautical décor and views of Stow Lake is available 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm; prices starting from $200 per hour.

Starboard Room

The Starboard Room is our largest available space; this allows you to rent the whole boathouse that is an excellent option to host those larger evening gatherings. The Starboard Room can accommodate up to 70 guests for informal gatherings, private dinners for large groups, and rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions. The setting is sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests. The Starboard Room rental rates are from $400 per hour.


Stow Lake Boathouse offers in-house catering from our local, sustainable menu. We offer three local and professional caterers that have helped many San Franciscans host parties that leave a lasting impression. City Smoke House specializes in catering delicious home-smoked BBQ as well as vegetarian options to suit any occasion, Hana Zen offers excellent Japanese cuisine choices and Stag Dining has various options for you to choose from. Have your own caterer in mind? We are happy to work with you and your caterer to ensure your gathering goes off without a hitch while protecting and preserving this special place. Make your event the talk of the town.

We are flexible and accommodating. Please call us to see how we can accommodate you and any of your special requests. Call us at (415) 386-2531 or email [email protected].