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Special Events

Boathouse Rentals

The UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse and our waterfront are available for special events.

Located on the banks of the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts, the deck facility at UMass Lowell's Bellegarde Boathouse on the Merrimack provides some of the region's most spectacular waterfront views and stunning sunsets. After more than $1 million worth of renovations, this state-of-the-art venue is ready to host family gatherings, birthday parties, weddings and corporate outings that can include National Park boat tours of the river or canals and other private functions. 


The rental area is limited to the 2,000-square-foot deck overlooking the river. Special permission may be granted for excursion boats to land on the docks to drop off or pick up passengers.

Rental Information

Contact Donna Spellissy at 978-934-3888 or via email: for any information regarding potential rentals, reservations, or catering at the UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse.

Other Events at UMass Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell offers some of the best venues in the region for events and gatherings of all sizes. For more information on rentals and other event locations at UMass Lowell, please visit Conference & Event Services.