How Much Does a Prospect Park Boathouse Wedding Cost?

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Built in 1904, this historic Boathouse sits on the Lullwater, also known as Prospect Park Lake, offering magnificent views of the nearby Lullwater Bridge in Brooklyn, New York.

Prospect Park Boathouse Wedding Cost
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The reported Prospect Park Boathouse wedding costs

The rates, as per the official website, will greatly depend on the time and day of the year you wish to rent your wedding.  Any rental will require a $1,000 refundable security bond and another $25 special event permit fee.  Peak rates will apply December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, and catering is an additional fee.

 Tuesday–ThursdayFriday + SundaySaturday

NOTE:  These fees were sourced from the official website and are accurate as of 2018.  Use these as an estimate only and contact the park for more information in regards to exact pricing.  Again, as mentioned, all catering fees will be an additional cost to consider.

As for catering, the costs per head reportedly average $170 a head, but this price will greatly depend on your dinner menu setup, cocktail hour and if an open bar is required.

The NY Daily News notes the facility offers a ceremony-only option for weekend mornings and costs about $750.

The rental fee inclusions

As per the park, the rental fee above includes the outdoor terrace, access to the upper-level balcony overlooking the Lullwater, guest parking, a private bridal changing area, option for either an indoor or outdoor ceremony, onsite security and a one-year supporter membership to the Prospect Park Alliance.

The venue

Ceremonies are commonly held on the wide stone staircase which leads into the building or near the water on the venue’s landscaped grounds.

The Boathouse, a two-story structure, is able to accommodate up to 150 people for a dinner reception on the main floor.  Upstairs, on the second floor, a balcony and dressing room for the bride is available.  The reception offers both an indoor and outdoor space as the stone terrace allows couples to be flexible with their reception.   You can download the floor plan the venue by clicking here.

Facts to know

The venue, as per, is available to rent, either day or night, from Tuesday through Saturday.  All events will need to end by midnight.

Updated in 2002, the venue is on the Registrar of Historical Landmarks in New York.  Being built in 1905, the Boathouse was one of the first buildings in all of New York City to be declared a historical landmark.

The catering provided by the venue is provided exclusively by The Moveable Feast Catering.  All menu items are unique to the catering company, ranging from over 35+ appetizers for the cocktail hour to a plated or buffet-style dinner setup.  The catering companies able to cater to any request, with past guests noting the brisket, salmon and lamb to be the best choice.  Aside from the cocktail hour and dinner menu, the company can also create a wedding cake, cupcakes and a multitude of other dessert options.  As of 2017, the stated the caterer disappeared, and at this time, it’s unknown if this is true to this day.

On, 10 couples who had their wedding there gave it an average of 4.5 out of 5.0 rating.

Konrad Brattke Photography had multiple photos of the venue from the wedding he shot.

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