There’s Love in the Water


Photos by wedding photographer Jessica Summerford!

Despite all the challenges of the pandemic, one silver lining came from our experience – we turned into a wedding venue for couples whose weddings were postponed or cancelled! That’s right – we have now married two couples at Rowing Dock! One couple had their first date at Rowing Dock, and wanted to commemorate the occasion. Another couple were rowers in school and have spent so much time kayaking down the river.  

We have felt so incredibly lucky to be a part of a few couples’ amazing love stories. 

Not to mention, we have had THREE couples meet while working at the dock and get married. 

Turns out, you can’t cancel LOVE. 

CBS Austin covered this story in a Valentine’s Day feature. Check out the video and a quick preview below. 

One Austin business is hoping to spread the love this V-Day and give back to its customers, who they say have carried them through the pandemic. Rowing Dock, on Austin’s Town Lake, is hosting weddings on the water.

Not only have they had three couples get married who met as employees at Rowing Dock, but they say COVID-19 has given them an opportunity they never imagined: to become an unlikely, water-front venue for couples whose weddings have been postponed/canceled. After hosting their first wedding of a paddle-loving couple, they are now hosting their second wedding one on Feb 21, 2021.


We’re Hiring Dock Attendants!

The primary function of this job is to engage with and provide assistance to customers renting Rowing Dock’s boats on Lady Bird Lake.

  • Great Attitude & Engaging Personality
  • Common Sense + Problem Solving Skills
  • Passion for the Outdoors, Recreation, and Paddling
  • Fit, Confident, and Capable
  • Enjoy Working as a Team
  • Cool Headed in Hot Situations
  • Able to Work Outdoors in the Heat of Texas Summers
  • Available Memorial Day through Labor Day!

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PS: Check out one of our previous Rowing Dock employee events for perspective on who we are and what to expect on the job!