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  • 2023

The Prospect Park Boathouse

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These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct. These prices are available for the months of Apr, Jul, Aug, Nov.
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$4,500 starting price
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$4,000 starting price

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About

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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 130-150 guests seated and 180-200 cocktail style. The venue can also flex and host very intimate dinners of 30-50 guests as well. 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
  • Staffing needs
  • 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 events 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. Please inquire for seasonal menus as they rotate yearly!

Other Facilities
There is a large parking area available about one block from The Boathouse where 30-35 cars can fit. The faciliites are also wheelchair accessible.

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

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,500

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

$4,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Park
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

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

What catering services do you offer?

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

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?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
July
August
November
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Maria D. Married on 04/14/2023
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    The Best Venue in Brooklyn

    We live in the same neighborhood as the Prospect Park Boathouse, and so we had happened upon so many Boathouse weddings over the years that when it came time to choose our own wedding venue we naturally thought of the Boathouse. Getting married in what felt like our own backyard with Purslane running the show was truly one of the best decisions we ever could have made for our wedding. We worked with both Kendra and Kendall for our April 14, 2023 wedding and had a great experience being taken through the planning process, from signing the initial contract to seeing Kendall execute our vision on wedding day. One of the best things about Purslane at the Boathouse is the included rentals package: picking menu selections as well as details like linen color all in one place made the planning process so easy. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous, and we loved that we could make the final call on a rain plan the morning of the wedding. Considering we got married in the unpredictable month of April, that gave us so much peace of mind. The food was absolutely delicious, and when we had some special requests around the groom鈥檚 mom鈥檚 food preferences, Kendall and her team worked with us to ensure we鈥檇 have an inclusive menu that made everyone happy. The catering team on wedding day went above and beyond, even helping the bride hide from the groom before our first look (LOL) and helping provide ice water to the bridal party on our hot wedding day while we were taking photos. We truly felt like we were in such good hands with Purslane, and all our guests absolutely raved about the beauty of the venue. We鈥檒l cherish our photos and memories in this iconic building forever, and we love that we can always come visit on one of our neighborhood walks or even years from now, when we feel like reminiscing. All said, Purslane worked seamlessly with the rest of our vendor team to make our vision of a perfect wedding day come to life. You can鈥檛 go wrong with a Prospect Park Boathouse wedding!
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    Eric F. Married on 10/08/2022
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    Purslane and the Boathouse were fantastic

    The Boathouse is such a magical venue that would have been a great wedding even if Purslane's catering and service wasn't exceptional. Luckily for us, it was, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. We felt well taken care of throughout the process (thanks Gina!) and many of our guests commented on how good the food was.
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The Prospect Park Boathouse frequently asked questions

The Prospect Park Boathouse includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The space offered by The Prospect Park Boathouse for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Park
  • Waterfront
The Prospect Park Boathouse offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Prospect Park Boathouse offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Prospect Park Boathouse offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
The Prospect Park Boathouse offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables
The Prospect Park Boathouse is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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