The Barwon Edge Boathouse has closed its doors after nearly 18 years in Newtown

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The Barwon Edge Boathouse has closed its doors after nearly 18 years in Newtown

Loved by many, the venue was a haven on the banks of the Barwon River.

In a devastating revelation to the local community, the beloved Barwon Edge Boathouse has closed its doors, 17 and a half years after opening.

A gorgeous hidden treasure on the river banks of the Barwon River, the big, bright and cheerful venue has impressed locals and tourists alike for almost two decades, becoming well-known as one of the most popular wedding reception venues in Geelong.

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With a beautiful deck, picturesque dining and a secluded location, the Barwon Edge Boathouse truly has something for everyone, whether it was a wedding, birthday or engagement, or funeral, corporate event or just a casual Sunday family breakfast.

The venue announced its closure on social media over the weekend.

“This one has been in the works for several months. Regrettably, we have closed our doors after 17 1/2 years,” the post read.


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“We would like to thank all those that have made this journey possible. Family, friends, staff, suppliers and of course all of our customers. You have all been amazing. The best thing we have taken away from this experience is our memories & relationships.”

The venue also revealed it would be hosting a gathering on Sunday 28th between 2-5pm its Windsor Rd, Newtown location for customers, friends and locals to say goodbye.

A huge loss for the Geelong community.