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Prospect Park Picnic House

Brooklyn , NY
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LOCATION

95 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215 US (map)

PHONE

646-393-9031

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ABOUT US

The Prospect Park Picnic House is a charming and historic wedding venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Famous for its scenic views of the 90-acre Long Meadow, floor-to-ceiling... Read more
The Prospect Park Picnic House is a charming and historic wedding venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Famous for its scenic views of the 90-acre Long Meadow, floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, and charming fireplace, The Prospect Park Picnic House is ideal for couples who want a bucolic setting in the heart of the city. The Picnic House can be tailored for every taste and budget, providing a blank canvas to create the wedding of your dreams. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
75
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
175
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Susan
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding here in November 2014 and set it up with Christina Kuhn, who is wonderful. It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone. Christina is so friendly, easygoing and encouraging. We had a very serious family crisis about two months out from the wedding and Christina could not have been kinder or more accommodating at a time when my husband and I were reeling. The venue is gorgeous and you have a great deal of flexibility in customization. Being in the park is great for pictures, and the overall experience is elegant but not fussy, which I think made it a fun and comfortable experience for our guests. The Picnic House will limit you to a list of caterers, but this is for the best because you will end up with someone who is comfortable working in that space and with the other vendors who service it. I used Jeff Riley at Bon Soir, who was excellent. My DJ was Sean Marquand with 74 Events, who is a genius, and I used Universal Light & Sound for lanterns because they are well versed in decorating the Picnic House. It takes a bit of leg work to put together your team for a Picnic House event, but if you listen to Christina and use the right people, you work up a level of synergy and positivity that makes it feel like an effortless dance party with the people you love, and not one of those buttoned up weddings you dread. It could not have been more lovely, even on such a cold day. If you are considering it, you should definitely reach out to Christina, meet with her, and check it out. Some of my guests who are active in fundraising are considering the space for their events. It is as versatile as it is beautiful. You'll love it.
I had my wedding here in November 2014 and set it up with Christina Kuhn, who is wonderful. It was a great experience and Read more...
I had my wedding here in November 2014 and set it up with Christina Kuhn, who is wonderful. It was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone. Christina is so friendly, easygoing and encouraging. We had a very serious family crisis about two months out from the wedding and Christina could not have been kinder or more accommodating at a time when my husband and I were reeling. The venue is gorgeous and you have a great deal of flexibility in customization. Being in the park is great for pictures, and the overall experience is elegant but not fussy, which I think made it a fun and comfortable experience for our guests. The Picnic House will limit you to a list of caterers, but this is for the best because you will end up with someone who is comfortable working in that space and with the other vendors who service it. I used Jeff Riley at Bon Soir, who was excellent. My DJ was Sean Marquand with 74 Events, who is a genius, and I used Universal Light & Sound for lanterns because they are well versed in decorating the Picnic House. It takes a bit of leg work to put together your team for a Picnic House event, but if you listen to Christina and use the right people, you work up a level of synergy and positivity that makes it feel like an effortless dance party with the people you love, and not one of those buttoned up weddings you dread. It could not have been more lovely, even on such a cold day. If you are considering it, you should definitely reach out to Christina, meet with her, and check it out. Some of my guests who are active in fundraising are considering the space for their events. It is as versatile as it is beautiful. You'll love it. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I am so happy I picked the Prospect Park Picnic House for my Wedding!
Christina the coordinator was completely on top of EVERYTHING. Responsive, flexible, amazing.

The staff was fantastic, and the venue was gorgeous!

This venue is very DIY, so it is more work than having a wedding at a place that will provide you with everything but it allows you to really create the day you imagined in your head.
I did not want a cookie cutter wedding in anyway, and the Picnic House allowed me to really make my day feel like it fit my husband and I perfectly.

You have to pick between a hand full of food vendors and I think that is a great idea because the vendors know all the challenges of the venue and work to make it perfect. I used Bon Soir and it was unbelievable how amazing they were. I will write a separate review on them, because i could write for hours about how they rocked it out of the park.

The Picnic House was perfect
Everything went exactly as I had wished and I could not recommend this venue more.
I am so happy I picked the Prospect Park Picnic House for my Wedding!
Christina the coordinator was completely on top Read more...
I am so happy I picked the Prospect Park Picnic House for my Wedding!
Christina the coordinator was completely on top of EVERYTHING. Responsive, flexible, amazing.

The staff was fantastic, and the venue was gorgeous!

This venue is very DIY, so it is more work than having a wedding at a place that will provide you with everything but it allows you to really create the day you imagined in your head.
I did not want a cookie cutter wedding in anyway, and the Picnic House allowed me to really make my day feel like it fit my husband and I perfectly.

You have to pick between a hand full of food vendors and I think that is a great idea because the vendors know all the challenges of the venue and work to make it perfect. I used Bon Soir and it was unbelievable how amazing they were. I will write a separate review on them, because i could write for hours about how they rocked it out of the park.

The Picnic House was perfect
Everything went exactly as I had wished and I could not recommend this venue more. Read less
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Risa
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue is simply amazing. It transformed a simple idea for a wedding into a magical one, and we had just sterling service from everyone involved. It helps that you're always the only one to have your venue for that day, and there is so much wonderful stuff you can do with the space.

Everyone at the Prospect Park Alliance is great!
This venue is simply amazing. It transformed a simple idea for a wedding into a magical one, and we had just sterling Read more...
This venue is simply amazing. It transformed a simple idea for a wedding into a magical one, and we had just sterling service from everyone involved. It helps that you're always the only one to have your venue for that day, and there is so much wonderful stuff you can do with the space.

Everyone at the Prospect Park Alliance is great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Picnic House was the most wonderful, perfect venue for our winter wedding. The staff was tremendously nice, the venue gorgeous (brick! working fireplace! windows! light! piano! huge views of the park!) and the association with Prospect Park so great. We could not have imagined a better place to have our wedding. Sarah, Christina, Will, and their staff made sure that we had a wonderful day! Thank you so much, Picnic House--we will always treasure you for being the site of our wedding!
The Picnic House was the most wonderful, perfect venue for our winter wedding. The staff was tremendously nice, the venue Read more...
The Picnic House was the most wonderful, perfect venue for our winter wedding. The staff was tremendously nice, the venue gorgeous (brick! working fireplace! windows! light! piano! huge views of the park!) and the association with Prospect Park so great. We could not have imagined a better place to have our wedding. Sarah, Christina, Will, and their staff made sure that we had a wonderful day! Thank you so much, Picnic House--we will always treasure you for being the site of our wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We LOVED our wedding at the picnic house. Christina and Sarah were wonderful to work with and the space is so beautiful and convenient. A shame that the prices are rising, but I hear they sometimes run specials...
We LOVED our wedding at the picnic house. Christina and Sarah were wonderful to work with and the space is so beautiful Read more...
We LOVED our wedding at the picnic house. Christina and Sarah were wonderful to work with and the space is so beautiful and convenient. A shame that the prices are rising, but I hear they sometimes run specials... Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding on 10/22/11 was held at the Picnic House, and we couldn't have been happier! One of the most reasonably priced venues in New York City is also one of the most wonderful - beautiful, warm, welcoming. The staff was great!
Our wedding on 10/22/11 was held at the Picnic House, and we couldn't have been happier! One of the most reasonably priced Read more...
Our wedding on 10/22/11 was held at the Picnic House, and we couldn't have been happier! One of the most reasonably priced venues in New York City is also one of the most wonderful - beautiful, warm, welcoming. The staff was great! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Great venue and worth every penny. Had ceremony and reception here and loved the environment.
Great venue and worth every penny. Had ceremony and reception here and loved the environment.
Great venue and worth every penny. Had ceremony and reception here and loved the environment. Read less
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parkbride
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
We knew we wanted to get married in the park and, of the two venues within the park, the picnic house can accommodate more guests. In the end, we are glad we went with the picnic house for several reasons. First, the list of approved caterers for the picnic house includes caterers that can accommodate a wide range of budgets, whereas there was exclusively one (expensive!) required caterer for the other venue within the park. Second, the events coordinator for the picnic house, Christina, was great to work with. She answered all my questions promptly and made sure specific requests (i.e., lighting the fireplace, hanging signs in the park to direct guests to the picnic house, etc.) were taken care of. Finally, we got a lot of compliments about the uniqueness of our venue.
We knew we wanted to get married in the park and, of the two venues within the park, the picnic house can accommodate more Read more...
We knew we wanted to get married in the park and, of the two venues within the park, the picnic house can accommodate more guests. In the end, we are glad we went with the picnic house for several reasons. First, the list of approved caterers for the picnic house includes caterers that can accommodate a wide range of budgets, whereas there was exclusively one (expensive!) required caterer for the other venue within the park. Second, the events coordinator for the picnic house, Christina, was great to work with. She answered all my questions promptly and made sure specific requests (i.e., lighting the fireplace, hanging signs in the park to direct guests to the picnic house, etc.) were taken care of. Finally, we got a lot of compliments about the uniqueness of our venue. Read less
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M Zinner
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
They were AMAZING!!!
when you book your day you can choose ANY 8 block time period you want.
they were always pleasant, communicative, the place was GORGEOUS and JUST PERFECT.
would recommend 100000000%!!!!!!!!
They were AMAZING!!!
when you book your day you can choose ANY 8 block time period you want.
they were always Read more...
They were AMAZING!!!
when you book your day you can choose ANY 8 block time period you want.
they were always pleasant, communicative, the place was GORGEOUS and JUST PERFECT.
would recommend 100000000%!!!!!!!! Read less
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colleenHernandez
Wedding:
6/5/2008
5.0/5.0
The boathouse of prospect park is a turn of the 20th century Art Nouveau building, very dramatic and perfect for weddings. It overlooks a beautiful lake, and so you can hold your ceremony in front of the water. The weather was great, and so we could have the entire wedding processional outside, and then move inside for the dinner. I wouldn't have chosen another location--my husband and I met in prospect Park, so it was a very fitting and romantic occasion. The people who work at the Boathouse are very helpful in making sure that everything goes off without a hitch. One limitation, though, is the number of people--no more than 80, as the space is limited on the inside.
The boathouse of prospect park is a turn of the 20th century Art Nouveau building, very dramatic and perfect for weddings. Read more...
The boathouse of prospect park is a turn of the 20th century Art Nouveau building, very dramatic and perfect for weddings. It overlooks a beautiful lake, and so you can hold your ceremony in front of the water. The weather was great, and so we could have the entire wedding processional outside, and then move inside for the dinner. I wouldn't have chosen another location--my husband and I met in prospect Park, so it was a very fitting and romantic occasion. The people who work at the Boathouse are very helpful in making sure that everything goes off without a hitch. One limitation, though, is the number of people--no more than 80, as the space is limited on the inside. Read less
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