The BoatHouse – Legacy of the Lakes Museum

Unique Event Venue in the Heart of Alexandria

205 3rd Avenue West
Alexandria, Minnesota 56308

The Boathouse at Legacy of the Lakes Museum is the perfect wedding and event destination! The BoatHouse and Legacy Gardens are an onsite wedding & event venues on the grounds of the Legacy of the Lakes Museum. Host your event in the private garden on the lake, large paved patio with tent, and industrial chic reception hall. Each of these spaces are unique, historic and versatile with atmospheres to suit casual, formal and everything in between.

Our beautiful venue offers a variety of amenities that can be rented separately or as a package, including:

  • Legacy Gardens with stage, paved seating area, gazebos, bar, dock (in-season)
  • BoatHouse reception hall with rooftop deck, bar and caterer’s area
  • Bride’s suite and Groom’s lounge
  • 40′ x 60′ paver patio with white tent
  • On-site day of event coordinator/host
  • Tables, chairs and linens for up to 160 people
  • No food and beverage minimums
  • Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment
  • Reduced admission to Legacy of the Lakes Museum for guests (in season)
  • Paved, lighted parking area
  • Central location
  • Easy access to all facilities for wheelchairs and walkers

The BoatHouse

Our beautifully restored event center is the perfect venue for all types of events including wedding receptions, business events, holiday parties, and more. This versatile space allows theatre style seating for up to 160, or 140 guests seated at round tables.

  • From May-September, enjoy our tented patio, gardens and rooftop deck


  • Historic Venue
  • Lakeside, Waterfront
  • Backyard, Garden, Flowers
  • Park, Trails, Trees

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