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Welcome to the
Ottawa Boat Club

The Ottawa Boat Club is a beautiful, 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. Come visit us today to see why our charming location, along with its rich history, is the perfect choice for your next event.


Summer Nights at the Boat Club













Check out our Facebook Page for a current list of the dates and hours we are open!

We will be closed to the public on dates where we have private events scheduled.