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.
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:
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:
There is a large parking lot available one block from The Boathouse. Guests may also use wheelchair accessible facilities.
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:
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.
6 Reviews for The Prospect Park Boathouse
Recommended by 97% of couples
13 User photos
Aileen · Married on 11/02/2019
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.Sent on 12/11/2019
Jake Zien · Married on 10/19/2019
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.Sent on 02/12/2020
Liz D · Married on 06/15/2019
An Amazing Experience and even more Amazing Day!
Alexandra and the Purslane team exceeded our expectations and helped us throw the most amazing wedding! My husband and I were impressed with how organized and thoughtful the Purslane team is. They were incredibly responsive and ensured that no detail was left behind. The venue itself is gorgeous, and Alexandra knows the Boathouse inside and out. With her help, we were able to really let the architecture shine and had a seamless experience coordinating all park-related logistics. Alexandra and her team have strong relationships with other vendors (flowers, music, etc.) that led us to work with other amazing local individuals who were also familiar with the venue. The Purslane catering team created a delicious and unique menu for our guests and everyone was raving about the food the next day. We had such a wonderful experience planning our wedding with Alexandra and the Purslane team. The team took the time to get to know us and understand the type of party we wanted to throw, and they helped us create a wedding that was truly “us.” We wish we could do it all over again!Sent on 07/17/2019
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