Events at Vesper


The John B. Kelly, Jr. Memorial Boathouse is located in Fairmount Park, on Historic Boathouse Row and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Vesper Boat Club has recently completed a 10-year renovation, with meticulous attention to restoring the house to its original splendor. The memorabilia and artifacts on display narrate the extraordinary history and traditions of Vesper, rowing, and Philadelphia. The boathouse is available for private parties, receptions, weddings and corporate events.