Welcome to the
Ottawa Boat Club

The Ottawa Boat Club is a beautiful and historic landmark located at the confluence of the Illinois and Fox Rivers in Ottawa, Illinois. Our building provides a unique and elegant space for all types of events, including weddings, small and large parties, benefits, and more.

The Ottawa Boat Club was founded in 1885 as a nautical rowing and social club, and it has remained at its current location of 500 Columbus Street since 1903. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind venue for your special event, the Ottawa Boat Club is the place for you. With the addition of a brewpub and restaurant underway, the Ottawa Boat Club is sure to remain a beloved gem and thriving place of business in the Illinois Valley for years to come. Come visit us today to see why our charming location, along with its rich history, is the perfect choice for your next event.