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Meet the Staff: Joanne Bogese

Joanne Bogese is truly the backbone of the Event office at the Boathouse at Sunday Park. Joanne handles inquiries for private parties in the Boathouse restaurant for groups of 20 or more. She acts as the coordinator for most events in the restaurant, including some larger parties, rehearsal dinners and corporate events in the Gardens

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Getting Softshells to the Table

Getting softshells from the Chesapeake Bay to your table is a little tricky. In order to make money at softshell crabbing, the crabber has to 'fish-up' every six hours or so. That is, he or she must 'cull' the floats to remove those crabs ('shippers') that have hardened enough to be packed into trays. Failure

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Meet the Staff: Alyssa Eidson

I am pleased to introduce Alyssa Eidson, our new Event Coordinator for the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing. With several years experience in special events, including tent events, at another local wedding venue, Alyssa is a great addition to the Boathouse crew. Alyssa also has a wonderful reputation among Richmond wedding professionals, and was described by

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Spring means crab season!

Spring for a mid-Atlantic foodie is all about asparagus, baby greens and fresh crab! Chef Jimmy Snead has been buying his crabmeat from the same fisherman since 1987, and now he brings Virginia's best to The Boathouse. Snead found his secret source when he was working with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. A crab

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Giving Thanks for a wonderful wedding day

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Jamie and Manny became husband and wife. The afternoon wedding at a local church was followed by a dinner reception at the Boathouse at Sunday Park's Garden Pavilion. As the Bridal Party arrived at the Boathouse, the photographer led them from their limousine to the dock for some terrific sunset photos. David Burke,

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Golden Hammer Award

The Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods presented its annual Golden Hammer Awards last week for the best renovations in the Richmond area. The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing won the award for best commercial renovation!! The project renovated the former power plant on East Old Main Street as a restaurant with scenic views of the

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Meeting for Lunch at the River

Instead of sitting in a conference room, have your business meeting with a view. Plated Luncheons are available for groups of 20 or more at both of our waterfront locations: along the banks of the James River at the Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, or overlooking Swift Creek Reservoir at the Boathouse at Sunday Park. The only challenge is

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Lunch Event at Rocketts Landing

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is available for special event lunches for 20 or more guests. The ladies at Monday's event were treated to a lunch of Miso Glazed Salmon and Strip steak. Dessert was a cheesecake cordial – cheesecake, chocolate mousse, raspberry coulis, frresh rasperries and fresh whipped cream served in a cordial glass. The

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Beautiful Fall day

On a crisp, yet beautiful November afternoon, Stacy and Billy exchanged their vows in the lakefront Ceremony Gardens. Mr. Ernest Irby officiated at the outdoor ceremony. Capturing the memories of the day was Eric Miller of Miller Photogaphy www.miller-photo.com. During the reception in the Gardens Pavilion, the guests were served a dinner of Chicken Marsala and

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Accolades

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