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.
Recommended by 92% of couples
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Georgina · Married on 07/14/2018
Outdtanding at every step - we couldn’t have pulled off our wedding without them!
We can’t say enough good things about the Purslane team, especially Alex, with whom we worked incredibly closely with. My husband and I decided to get married much sooner than we had planned on due to my mother’s health, leaving us with only one month to plan our wedding start to end. We reached out to the Prospect Park Boathouse and were on the phone discussing details with Alex within 30 minutes. After meeting Alex in person a few days later to walk through the venue together, we were ready to sign the contract.Sent on 10/31/2018
The Purslane team was accommodating at every step. We had originally estimated 85 guests but ended up with over 100, and they had no issues pulling this off. Everyone on the Purslane team was easy to work with and far exceeded our expectations. The team was involved in every detail of the day, beyond just the food, and played an integral part in making sure everything went as planned on our big day. We felt comfortable putting all of our trust in Alex and the team to make sure we had the wedding we always wanted, despite our circumstances. They advised on the menu, set up (chairs, table layouts, etc.), the general flow of the evening, and much more. The team made sure my mom was comfortable all night, which was so important to me and my husband. They were in contact with all of our vendors and were a great resource when it came to choosing vendors to work with. Their great reputation and connections in the industry made everything so much easier for us.
We got so many compliments on the food and had friends asking about our caterer immediately after our wedding.They accommodated the many dietary restrictions and allergies of our guests without comprising the taste of any of the food.
We can’t recommend Purslane highly enough! You definitely won’t regret hiring them for your wedding - it was the easiest decision we made in our planning.
Kennedy · Married on 11/04/2018
The most stunning venue; and FANTASTIC food!
Purslane knocked it outta the park (get it?) and we had a fabulous experience. With Alexandra at the helm as our day-of coordinator, we felt in good hands at every moment. She was very communicative, warm and helpful.Sent on 11/13/2018
We were offered a large menu to choose food from - it was all divine and hard to make decisions! (We brought in our own desserts.)
And the VENUE.... I mean, that venue is just so gorgeous it does not require much extra decor. However, should you want it, be prepared hire loads of extra help; Window for load-in and out is very tight.
Another surprise, you / band / DJ is required to bring in all sound equipment. Be prepared to budget for that.
Alexandra does a great job of prepping the space ahead of time, however, I would've loved to control the lights so that we could notch it down as the party revved up.
Also, worth noting, no matter how much money you throw at Purslane, they are unable to keep the party going beyond the contracted hours. We learned the hard way but had a nearby dive bar lined up for the after party.
All around a wonderful experience.
The Prospect Park Boathouse Price Rates
Purslane at the Prospect Park Boathouse and the Prospect Park Alliance are discounting all April 2019 venue fees and offering 5% off Food and Beverage packages!