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The Prospect Park Boathouse

Brooklyn, NY View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
9 reviews
$22k - $30k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

$22k - $30k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

The Prospect Park Boathouse is a waterfront wedding venue located in Brooklyn, New York. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Prospect Park, the charming historic building overlooks the Lullwater. It also faces west, allowing your guests to witness a breathtaking sunset over the lake. Come take a break from the big city at the the peaceful Brooklyn wedding venue.

Facilities and Capacity
At The Boathouse, couples can host up to 225 guests. There is space for both outdoor and indoor ceremonies. The venue also has a balcony on the upper level and an outdoor terrace. From the French doors to the Beaux-Arts style, the space features a neutral color palette with vintage details.

Services Offered
Couples may celebrate their engagement party, bridal shower, elopement, ceremony, cocktail reception and reception at the venue. The staff at The Prospect Park Boathouse can also provide setup and cleanup services. Other professional offerings include:

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Outside vendors
  • Event rentals
  • Pet friendly

Cuisine
The Boathouse is exclusively catered by Pulsane. They specialize in local, sustainable and seasonal dishes. With decades of experience, the culinary team is ready to serve weddings of all sizes. They will also strive to create a menu that reflects your unique style. Their serving styles include hors d'oeuvres, family style, stations, plated and dessert. Sample menu items include:

  • Pumpkin soup
  • Sauteed spring peas
  • Braised Swiss chard
  • Roasted pork loin
  • Leg of lamb
  • Ricotta cheesecake
  • Autumn fruit cobbler

Other Facilities
There is a large parking lot available one block from The Boathouse. Guests may also use wheelchair accessible facilities.

Other Services
The Prospect Park Boathouse also offers their couples bar services for their special event. They can provide bartenders, signature drink and champagne toast. Their bar offerings also include:

  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine

Location
Based in Prospect Park, this waterfront wedding venue is near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo and Brooklyn Museum. It is 40 minutes from Astoria, 19 minutes from Williamsburg and 18 minutes from Red Hook. John F. Kennedy International Airport is 37 minutes away and LaGuardia Airport is 30 minutes away.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
July
August
November
Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 95% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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  • Aileen
    Aileen Married on 11/02/2019
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    Dream venue and great catering team!

    We loved working with Purslane. We got married at The Boathouse at Prospect Park, where Purslane is the default caterer. We went with Purslane because we wanted a stress free wedding that the majority of things were included since we weren't hiring a wedding planner, and that's what Purslane delivered. The team was very communicative and even helped us get our timeline in order. If you are looking for a low stress wedding, definitely consider getting married at The Boathouse. Purslane handled all of the rentals - we just had to make decisions about food, linens, plateware, chairs, etc. The venue itself is incredible and speak for itself - you really don't need that many decorations because the Boathouse photographs beautifully without them. We had a hiccup with the final bill, but everything was eventually sorted out and they were responsive and easy to work with.
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    Jake Z. Married on 10/19/2019
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    Unbelievable venue and perfect catering team

    Working with Purslane, and especially with Machaela and Justin, was a highlight of our wedding planning, and we feel incredibly lucky to have had such excellent partners in producing our event. The staff, especially Machaela and Justin, are responsive, friendly, accommodating, and professional; the space is gorgeous and beautifully maintained and operated; the food and drink were bountiful and delicious, and the service rivaled any of New York’s fine restaurants. Best of all, the process of collaborating to make our wedding happen was easy and fun, and Machaela and Justin made us, the nervous engaged couple with a million things to manage, very confident that our day would not just go as planned, but would be a beautiful success. And indeed it was!

    Of all the people we worked with. Machaela and Justin deserve special mention. They are excellent communicators, responsive to the million questions and people that wedding planning entails. They are proactive collaborators, laying out a clear process and schedule not just for the day, but for the process of working to plan it. They provided useful, detailed documentation at every step of the way, including a very helpful list of recommended vendors. Every meeting with them was fun and friendly, but also productive, punctual and a good use of time. And of course, the food and wine tastings were delicious.

    Machaela and Justin were so helpful in giving us a sense of how the venue would perform in a situation we wouldn’t get to experience until the day itself. They guided us expertly, making shrewd suggestions we might not have considered (“Since you have an open bar, we recommend choosing a heavier vegetarian entree.”) My wife and I had a unique vision for our event, and these two not only assured us that it was possible, they worked with the park to accommodate myriad details, even down to the selection of lightbulbs. It’s no exaggeration to say that without their help, the event would not have had the specific atmosphere we imagined, nor would it have been the roaring success that it was.

    All the confidence they inspired along the way paid off on the day, when Machaela, Justin, and their staff were a machine. The service was prompt, helpful, and invisible; the food was great, not losing too much in the translation from tasting to event; the wedding ran perfectly smoothly, with Purslane on top of the schedule, keeping the momentum of the night alive as they moved tables, served each course, operated the bars, and so on with perfect cadence.

    We are so, so grateful to Purslane for making our wedding a true dream come to life. Our only regret is not responding sooner to their lovely post-wedding thank you note, and for taking so long to write this review! To you recently-engageds with so many decisions to make, let me help you with this one: your search is over; just hire Purslane.

    Photos by Sarah Kuszelewicz, flowers by Grace + Grit.

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101 east drive Brooklyn, 11231
7187018344
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The Prospect Park Boathouse frequently asked questions

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

The space offered by The Prospect Park Boathouse for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Park
  • Waterfront

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

The Prospect Park Boathouse offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

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

The Prospect Park Boathouse offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements

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

The Prospect Park Boathouse offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up

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

The Prospect Park Boathouse offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

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

The Prospect Park Boathouse is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in quality of service and 4.7 in average response time.

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