Set in 11 acres of beautiful parkland on the banks of the enchanting Ormesby Broad,
The Boathouse is a spectacular country fayre pub and wedding venue. The complete refurbishment of the old Eels Foot pub and boathouse combines one of the most idyllic and romantic wedding venues you will find with fine country dining, luxurious accommodation as well as fully equipped luxury woodland lodges.
Country Pub & Gastro Dining
The Boathouse incorporates a magnificently refurbished pub and restaurant with intimate dining areas as well as areas for larger groups. The interior is finished to the highest standard using natural finishes with subtle lighting for a warm ambiance.
Inside is a long bar with several large bay windows offering lovely views of the broads. Exposed brickwork, two open fireplaces, pine floorboards and oak beams make for a welcoming spot.
The light and airy main restaurant has a wonderful vaulted ceiling and offers a contemporary dining space with classic touches
The Boathouse is available daytime and evenings for parties, functions, birthdays, wedding receptions, funeral wakes and corporate meetings and conferences (full wi-fi available as well as AV equipment and screens). Let us assist you in creating a lasting impression for your special event with our beautiful waterfront venue nestling in the tranquil Ormesby Broad. Relaxing and peaceful, but just a short distance from the A47, with easy access to Norwich, The Boathouse, with flexible accommodation, is ideal for a whole range of functions. Please note we can cater for a minimum of 60 people and a maimum of 250 (depending on your preferred room layout).
Choose from luxury Bed & Breakfast in the main Boathouse building or stay in one of our woodland lodges. We also have a stunning bridal lodge exclusively for the use of bride and grooms.
Norfolk Wedding Venue
We know how special your wedding day is and The Boathouse is quite simply one of the most idyllic and romantic venues you will ever find. Our Norfolk wedding venue is set on the enchanting Ormesby Broad, The Boathouse offers a magical experience in a tranquil and picturesque setting for your wedding celebration. Your guests can relax on the terrace enjoying the stunning views waiting for you to arrive at the beautiful wedding arbour (by boat if you wish). As you proceed to our beautiful breakfast and celebration rooms, you will be amazed at the mixture of contemporary and classic styles that blend so perfectly together
Open 11am to 11pm Tuesday to Saturday
11am to 9pm Sunday & Monday
12pm to 3pm and 5.30pm to 8.30pm Tuesday to Saturday
12pm to 7pm Sunday
Sorry but we don’t serve food on Mondays.
We’re easy to find in the lovely village of Ormesby St. Michael located just off the A149 – Stalham to Great Yarmouth road – approximately 20 miles east of Norwich and 6 miles north of Great Yarmouth. We’re also just a hop, skip and a jump down the road (less than 1 mile) from our sister business The Waterside Rollesby. We’ve got plenty of free car parking on-site and welcome coaches by prior appointment.