The Central Park Boathouse

72nd Street Inside Central Park, New York, NY 10028 Map · Phone number
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About The Central Park Boathouse

Imagine celebrating at the one of the most magical locations in the world. Plan your wedding at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park and create one-of-a-kind moments and memories in one of New York City's most iconic venues.

A haven for romantics and nature lovers, this understated icon offers a rare tranquility within the ever-eclectic energy that defines Manhattan.

True to its name — rowboats drift about the adjacent lake, as they have for over 150 years.

Whether celebrating a special anniversary, meeting an old friend for lunch or enjoying a little spontaneous refreshment—The Loeb Boathouse offers one-of-a-kind choices to satisfy all of your senses.

Designed to beautifully coexist with its natural surroundings, The Loeb Boathouse is the only Manhattan venue right on a lake—allowing you to host your wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or corporate event in spectacular fashion.

While you’re here, why not join a 150-year-old tradition and explore the lake in a rented rowboat. Better yet, take a ride in an authentic Venetian gondola. With any luck, your gondolier might even break into song.

Also, listen for the calls of many indigenous birds, as The Loeb Boathouse is a haven for avid birdwatchers. Proof can be found in the official “Bird Register,” an unpretentious 2-inch loose-leaf notebook where observations are recorded.

And finally, don’t forget to look for butterflies. To date, twenty-six species have been noted!

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50 Reviews for The Central Park Boathouse

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.5

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    Kathy · Married on 04/14/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Top Notch Setting, Delicious Food, Outstanding Service

    A wedding in Central Park is not only an amazing setting but the Boathouse made it an amazing experience. The food was superb, the service was outstanding and the setting is one you will always remember.

    Sent on 09/28/2019
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    Meg · Married on 07/14/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Hosting our reception at the Boathouse was one of the best decisions we made! From the moment we toured the Lake Room and the lakeside patio, we knew it was the place for us! It is truly an iconic, unique venue within the heart of Central Park and Manhattan. The Boathouse was recently repainted and the floors were redone, and it’s never looked better! The views of the lake, Central Park’s lush greenery, and the skyline is one not to be missed! Your guests will be in awe of the surroundings. We had the pleasure of meeting both Peter and James and ultimately used Peter for our wedding planning process. Peter knows his stuff – he’s on top of everything (tastings, layouts, etc.). He had also worked with the majority of our vendors before so coordination between the vendors and venue was easy! Our guests raved about how amazing the passed hors d’oeuvres, appetizer, salad, and entrée were (thanks to the wonderful chef Ramzi)! Harold, the maître d, was on top of the timeline and coordinated the entire evening with ease. Every single thing about our cocktail hour and reception was perfect. I wouldn’t have changed a single detail. I can’t thank Peter, James, Ramzi and Harold enough for their hard work. It was truly the best night of our lives. Thank you!!!

    Sent on 08/01/2018
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    Anna · Married on 06/01/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Choosing to have our wedding at The Central Park Boathouse was one of the best decisions my husband and I made. The staff was just SO incredibly lovely and professional on the day of the event. Absolutely every single detail went exactly as we discussed, from our signature drinks, to the menu, to the signs I brought in to be placed in certain areas of the room. The staff even ran after guests the night of the wedding to give them favors that were left behind. James, our event coordinator, could not have been more helpful and kind. He took the time to get to know my husband and me and made us feel like our wedding was important to them. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, as was 100% of the staff that was there on our wedding day. The maitre d was outstanding - everything the day of went off without a hitch. We could not be more grateful to James and the boathouse for giving us our dream wedding. It was flawless, and we highly highly recommend.

    Sent on 06/10/2018

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The Central Park Boathouse FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Park
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
  • What event services do you offer?
    Catering Services
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Shuttle
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    July
    August

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The Central Park Boathouse frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Central Park Boathouse?

The Central Park Boathouse includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Central Park Boathouse, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Central Park Boathouse includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At The Central Park Boathouse, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Central Park Boathouse includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Central Park Boathouse in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Central Park Boathouse for wedding events is known for:

  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Park
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Central Park Boathouse for wedding events?

The Central Park Boathouse offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Central Park Boathouse offer?

The Central Park Boathouse offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception

What services does The Central Park Boathouse offer for wedding events?

The Central Park Boathouse offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Catering Services

What furniture and decorations does The Central Park Boathouse have available for wedding events?

The Central Park Boathouse offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Aisle Runners
  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Central Park Boathouse and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Central Park Boathouse is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in value, 4.5 in average response time and 4.5 in flexibility.