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The Central Park Boathouse

New York, NY View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
52 reviews
$21k - $27k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$21k - $27k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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

52 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Rating 4.5 out of 5

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  • Catherine
    Catherine D. Married on 09/04/2021
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    A magical day

    Once my husband and I toured the Boathouse, we knew it was the perfect venue for us. Originally scheduled for 2020, we had to push our wedding due to the pandemic. James (our planner at the Boathouse) was able to move our wedding exactly one year from the original date. Leading up to the wedding, James was very easy to reach and answered any and all questions that we had. We met with him several times to go over the day-of schedule, and went over every single detail multiple times. We can’t speak more highly of our experience at the Boathouse - the location is magical, the food was excellent (at our tasting, we could not stop exclaiming how good it was), and James and Harold (the maitre d) made our night so fun and stress-free.
  • Lauren
    Lauren L. Married on 08/20/2021
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    Top notch venue, location, and food!

    We got married less than a week ago and we’re still on cloud 9 after the wonderful event thrown at the most fabulous location in NYC! We booked our wedding at the Boathouse back in August 2019. We decided to postpone in May 2020, and Peter / the Boathouse couldn’t have been more empathetic, accommodating and kind to us during this difficult time. I was hearing horror stories of people being charged fees and higher prices to book the following year, but the Boathouse honored our rate, which we very much appreciated. Throughout 2020, we had many, many questions/concerns and Peter was always there to answer an email or hop on the phone. In fact, they held TWO dates for us while we decided which month in 2021 we wanted to have our wedding! Now to discuss the actual event. Leading up to the day, Peter answered about 5 million questions from me and eased all of my concerns. We had a walk through a couple of days before, and even decided to add the raw bar at the last moment (excellent decision, by the way). Our wedding at the Boathouse was the most special day of our entire lives and in the words of ALL of our family and friends, the best wedding they have EVER been to. The food is fantastic, the location is incredible, the staff is AMAZING (shoutout to Harold, you’re the man!), I literally can’t find a single bad thing to say. The food is really the highlight of the night. The passed apps are INCREDIBLE, as are the four courses. We opted for the pesto pasta to start, followed by mozzarella/tomato, and chose a fish/steak for our entree. Back story on my husband - he has been to every steakhouse in the city and is a total snob when it comes to his steaks. In his words “the steak holds its own against any other top restaurant in Manhattan - absolutely delicious, and especially impressive considering they’re preparing it for 140+ people at a huge event.” Also, please tell me when else you can arrive to your cocktail hour on a gondola?! Peter and the staff at the Boathouse, we just want to thank you for making our wedding the most perfect, picturesque night of our lives.
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    Kathy Married on 04/14/2019
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    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.

Awards

  • 52
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Betsy & Mike
    88 photos · 09/15/2017

Map

72nd Street Inside Central Park, Inside Central Park New York, NY, 10028
2125172233
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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 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in value, 4.5 in average response time and 4.5 in flexibility.

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