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Wine Wednesday

Nicknamed "Winesday" by The Boathouse facebook fans, Wednesday at The Boathouse is a special day for wine lovers. Every Wednesday, select bottles of wine from The Boathouses' Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List are featured at half off. Our Wine Director, Michael Avery, also hosts complimentary wine samplings. These take place on the first Wednesday

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Tips for Brides: Interactive Food Stations

In our experience with wedding and event receptions we find that a food service style designed around multiple food stations mixed into the event's floorplan is becoming very popular with our clients. These food stations are very different from dinner buffets, though. A buffet reception provides seating for every guest, often assigned, and one long

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Make at home recipe for Boathouse Oysters Rockefeller

Boathouse Executive Chef Todd Richardson showed an easy to prepare variation on Oysters Rockefeller last week on the WTVR-CBS 6 morning show Virginia This Morning. If you are looking for an appetizer idea for a special dinner, give this recipe a try: 12 oysters, shucked 2 shallots 1 garlic bulb 1/2 c white wine 1

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Tips for Brides: Escort and Place Cards

A favorite way for bridal couples to personalize their wedding reception is with the place cards and escort cards. One of our favorites: a bride attached rehearsal dinner table assignments to buttons for the guests to wear. Each button had the guest name and how they knew the bride & groom. This was a great

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The Dragons are back at Rocketts Landing!

The International Dragon Boat Festival returns to the James River at Rocketts Landing this Saturday, 10/6/12! Dragon boats are 40-foot long canoes decorated with Chinese dragon heads and tails. Each boat holds 20 paddlers and one drummer. Dragon boat racing is for both amateurs and professionals. Racing 500 m up the James River in a

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Swift Creek Room is Open for Business!

Want to get everyone out of the office for a celebration lunch? Need a meeting venue that will inspire creativity? Looking for a new training location? We have just the place! Earlier this year, the Boathouse at Sunday Park proudly "cut the ribbon" and opened the newly renovated Swift Creek Room. Able to accommodate up

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Tips for Brides: Ceremony Backup Plans

Sometimes it rains on wedding days. As outdoor ceremony venues, rain on a Saturday is the bane of our existence! A bride's head might understand that it could rain on her wedding day, but her heart doesn't believe it. Until the day of, that is, when the radar shows a storm heading towards Richmond.

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Richmond Rox Triathlon to benefit VA Capital Trail Foundation

Stop by the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing on September 23 and cheer on the Endurance athletes! Richmond Multisports is hosting a new Richmond Rox half iron triathlon. These athletes will be swimming in the James River for 1.2 miles, biking into rural VA for 56 miles, and running for 13.1 miles! Part of the run

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The Voyage from Brandy's to the Boathouse

When Kevin Healy purchased the Sunday Park restaurant over 30 years ago, it was Brandy's, a little neighborhood bar & grill where Brandermill residents got ice cream after swimming in the Sunday Park pool. The name was soon changed to Sunday's Waterfront Restaurant. Eventually the Sunday Park pool fell into disrepair and was closed. Healy

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Happy Birthday to the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing!

On August 14, 2009 the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing restaurant opened its doors. In honor of this One-year Anniversary, I thought we should take a look back at what the Power Plant building looked like when the Boathouse team saw the space in June 2009. The historic building in which the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing restaurant now

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