Waller Creek Boathouse

The Waller Creek Boathouse (WCB) is a city owned facility that is managed by the Austin Rowing Club. The Austin Rowing Club offers a variety of different activities such as rowing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The Austin Rowing Club also has several partners that operate out of the Waller Creek Boathouse to make your day unique! We’ve got something for everyone; a drink on the deck with beautiful views, a learn to row class, a timeless and picturesque drive in an antique boat, an intense fitness class overlooking the lake, a relaxing paddle through downtown, a competitive rowing team for all ages, or a group event at an unparalleled venue. See our partners below.

Event Rental

The Waller Creek Boathouse is nestled against Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, only minutes from everything Austin has to offer. We offer many different options for your events. Whether you are planning a corporate seminar, evening social, or a wedding, Waller Creek Boathouse has something for everyone.

The upper level of Waller Creek Boathouse includes a 1,900 sq ft indoor and outdoor rental space. The capacity is 120-150, depending on setup. The downstairs rental space offers 2,700 sq ft with a flagstone terrace surrounded by grass and trees.  Indoor and outdoor restrooms are available, and the building is wheelchair accessible.

See the links below for additional information. If you would like more info please email events@austinrowing.org 

We hope to hear from you!

Rates and Information

Catering and Beverages 

FAQs

What to do at the Waller Creek Boathouse

ARC Kayaks and Paddleboards Open Monday – Thursday: 11am – 6:30pm & Friday – Sunday 9am – 6:30pm
(Formerly Congress Avenue Kayaks)
Hourly Rentals and Guided Tours are available
 everyday from 8:00am-8:00pm. Last boat launches an hour before close. For general inquiries call 512-809-8916 or visit ARC Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals. For any rowing information, please visit Become a Member.

ALTA’S CAFÉ Open Daily, 8:00am-8:00pm
Love good coffee and healthy food? How about a glass of sustainable wine or a craft beer? Swing by Alta’s –  relax a bit.  

RETRO BOAT RENTALS ATX Open Daily, Hours Vary
A new addition to the boathouse, Retro Boat offers a fleet of meticulously maintained and rare classic fiberglass electric runabout boats from the jet-age era (1958-1963). For general inquiries call 512-663-5145 or visit Retro Boat Rentals ATX.

RŌ FITNESS Open Daily, Hours Vary
Low impact, Total body. Indoor rowing studio, first week is free! Sign up at Rō Fitness.