Prospect Park Picnic House is a quaint and historic building located in Brooklyn, New York ideal for any charming wedding ceremony and reception. This venue boasts scenic views of the Long Meadow and features a variety of outdoor spaces for ceremonies and cocktail receptions, while their indoor space features floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and a wood-burning fireplace. Prospect Park Picnic House can be transformed into any couple’s dream wedding without exceeding their given budget. This venue is situated on 585 acres of natural beauty providing couples with many photographic opportunities. Whether you want an outdoor ceremony nestled between large trees and an open field or a warmly-lit indoor reception with exposed brick walls and sleek wooden floors, their staff will assist with bringing your vision to life. The venue can accommodate weddings during all seasons and ensure couples an unforgettable big day.
Facilities and Capacity
Prospect Park Picnic House's indoor space can comfortably seat 175 wedding guests and 240 standing guests. Their building boasts a landscaped entry patio, a rear balcony, and a terrace overlooking the beautiful scenic nature. Their high ceilings and old rustic charm provides enough decorations for couples who want a simple yet elegant wedding celebration.
This venue provides couples with an experienced wedding manager and a staff of talented servers. Their team of expert planners have experience with assisting and coordinating a couple’s ceremony and reception. Their services include a variety of event rentals, including chairs, a dance floor, furniture, lighting, tables, and more. They also provide couples with a list of trusted vendors ranging from cakes to floral arrangements. Their wedding coordinator is available for consultations and communication all year round. Prospect Park Picnic House's staff boasts ultimate customer service with quick transitions and prompt solutions. Other services include:
This stunning venue was built in 1927 and still features its original tile roof and French doors that lead to the terrace. The space has been renovated to include gorgeous lightings and windows for couples and their guests to take in the panoramic scenic views.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Aliya · Married on 05/12/2018
We just had our wedding at the Picnic House in Prospect Park in the second week of May. Our wedding was a total dream and we had the best experience with the staff at the Picnic House. The venue is gorgeous, can accommodate a ton of guests - we had 130 people and there was a ton of room for more. It’s beautiful to look out onto the greens from every window and they have air conditioning for a hot day. Some couples choose to decorate, but you really, really don’t need to other than table decor as the venue is just gorgeous with its old school charm. My only criticism is the bathrooms aren’t the nicest, but really, who spends time in the bathroom at a wedding anyway!
Now for the staff! From the very first open house in April 2017 when we met Stephanie, to the very last few emails between us and Stephanie and Christina, the staff at the Picnic House are just a joy to work with. Over the course of the year they received several emails with tons of questions, several requests etc. Every interaction and conversation with them was always one filled with empathy and willingness to help. They always helped ease stress by providing solutions, making recommendations and being super accommodating. They were really a total joy to work with, you won’t regret it.
Margaret · Married on 09/02/2018
We had our wedding here over Labor Day weekend and it was a perfect, magical event. From the beginning of our planning process, the staff was extremely responsive and helpful. Even though Kymberle came on-staff a couple months before the wedding, she seamlessly picked up where the previous events manager left off and responded to all of our emails immediately. Picnic House staff were amazingly helpful on the day of and kept our wedding running smoothly. The space was beautiful and it looked amazing with just flowers on the tables, no extra lights, and comfortable AC. The ceiling is higher than it looks in pictures and overall, the space is very elegant with minimal decoration. We had the ceremony and reception inside because park rules say no amplified sound and you have to rent separate chairs for outside use. During the cocktail hour, post-ceremony, the Picnic House staff and Catering staff made a quick transition with chairs and tables from ceremony to dinner and dancing. We live down the street from the venue and visit the park almost every day so it felt almost like we were getting married in our backyard. Initially, having a set list of caterers felt frustrating but we actually ended up appreciating it because it seemed like all those included in the list have tons of experience working specifically with the Picnic House space and staff. The day was everything we could have hoped for and more.
Erin · Married on 11/10/2017
The Picnic House is a beautiful venue. Christina, the director of rentals, promptly responded to every email we sent and was extremely helpful leading up to the wedding. William, the house manager, was warm, helpful, and went out of his way to be so kind to everyone. Every single person who worked for the park made us feel happy and comfortable. I cannot sing the praises of this place enough.
A side note about decorating, we used the Picnic House's chairs and tables. We rented linens and brought in candles and picture frames for the mantel and cake stands of cookies for the centerpieces. William lit a fire in the fireplace as it was a ridiculously cold night (though with all the dancing many guests still stepped out for a minute here or there to cool down). We were a little worried as the wedding approached that we didn't spring for special lighting, flowers, or ceiling decorations (the Picnic House has very high ceilings), but the place didn't need anything extra. It was really, really beautiful on its own. In fact, many of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue was.
Also, Bon Soir is to thank for really making the place lovely. Besides having the best food (seriously, so good and they sent us home with the leftovers), Jeff's staff plated the cake stands with hundreds of cookies and lit all the candles and just generally were magical.
We LOVE the Picnic House. It's a one-of-a-kind location in New York City, and we highly recommend it for those interested in a warmly-managed, customizable space in a historic location.