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Prospect Park Picnic House

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

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646-393-9031

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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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Aron
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Who doesn't want to get married in the middle of a beautiful park. Our wedding at the Prospect Park Picnic House was amazing. The weather was nice and we had our ceremony outside overlooking the main lawn. Everyone in the park was respectful and even cheered when the ceremony was over. The venue itself is beautiful and doesn't require any over the top decorations with its big open space and windows that overlook the park. If the weather permits, the front and back doors are opened to allow for guests to hang out outside as well. The security / maintenance personnel were super nice and reached out to see if we needed anything. My wife and I love walking through Prospect Park and our wedding guests kept telling us how beautiful the wedding was and how it embodied "us" which we took as a good thing. Just so you are aware, the venue currently does not have air conditioning (but I believe this is being added in the near future) and the men's bathroom only has one toilet, which was not an issue for our party of ~100 guests.
Who doesn't want to get married in the middle of a beautiful park. Our wedding at the Prospect Park Picnic House was Read more...
Who doesn't want to get married in the middle of a beautiful park. Our wedding at the Prospect Park Picnic House was amazing. The weather was nice and we had our ceremony outside overlooking the main lawn. Everyone in the park was respectful and even cheered when the ceremony was over. The venue itself is beautiful and doesn't require any over the top decorations with its big open space and windows that overlook the park. If the weather permits, the front and back doors are opened to allow for guests to hang out outside as well. The security / maintenance personnel were super nice and reached out to see if we needed anything. My wife and I love walking through Prospect Park and our wedding guests kept telling us how beautiful the wedding was and how it embodied "us" which we took as a good thing. Just so you are aware, the venue currently does not have air conditioning (but I believe this is being added in the near future) and the men's bathroom only has one toilet, which was not an issue for our party of ~100 guests. Read less
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Shubha
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
My partner and I love the park and it is very important to our lives - before we met and after. The great thing about the Picnic House is that you are supporting Prospect Park (I am SUPER excited to get an annual membership there now! yay!)

We were going for a casual wedding. Our basic goal of our wedding was for everyone to really feel like themselves. We were told that the venue actually made people feel really welcome and warm. It's not a stuffy wedding venue that feels formal. It's just perfect.

We got married on November 8 so the GIGANTIC windows gave us a backdrop of the fall trees.

Also the venue staff that was there was so lovely. I didn't interact with them much but my parents said they were just so nice and helpful.

Also - in case you're where we were a while ago - you do have to pick from their caterers. That automatically means you're pricing your wedding at the cost of their caterers. BUT I will say we first wanted a venue where we could choose our own caterers and I'm so glad that didn't happen. It made it so much less stressful to just have a list of a few companies to choose from instead of literally being able to choose from every possible caterer in NYC!
My partner and I love the park and it is very important to our lives - before we met and after. The great thing about the Read more...
My partner and I love the park and it is very important to our lives - before we met and after. The great thing about the Picnic House is that you are supporting Prospect Park (I am SUPER excited to get an annual membership there now! yay!)

We were going for a casual wedding. Our basic goal of our wedding was for everyone to really feel like themselves. We were told that the venue actually made people feel really welcome and warm. It's not a stuffy wedding venue that feels formal. It's just perfect.

We got married on November 8 so the GIGANTIC windows gave us a backdrop of the fall trees.

Also the venue staff that was there was so lovely. I didn't interact with them much but my parents said they were just so nice and helpful.

Also - in case you're where we were a while ago - you do have to pick from their caterers. That automatically means you're pricing your wedding at the cost of their caterers. BUT I will say we first wanted a venue where we could choose our own caterers and I'm so glad that didn't happen. It made it so much less stressful to just have a list of a few companies to choose from instead of literally being able to choose from every possible caterer in NYC! Read less
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Pat & Joan
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
If you want a real "Brooklyn" wedding, the Picnic House in Prospect Park is the real thing. The setting on the Long Meadow is magnificent and the staff is really caring, going way above and beyond my expectations. Best of all, Christina Kuhn, the Rentals Manager, transformed what I thought would be the most stress filled day of my life into the very best day of my life!! She was able to solve all my problems and aleviate my concerns. She always seemed to make time just for me and always returned my calls. I could not have survived without her generous and graceful attention to customer service. Thank you so much, Christina!
If you want a real "Brooklyn" wedding, the Picnic House in Prospect Park is the real thing. The setting on the Long Meadow Read more...
If you want a real "Brooklyn" wedding, the Picnic House in Prospect Park is the real thing. The setting on the Long Meadow is magnificent and the staff is really caring, going way above and beyond my expectations. Best of all, Christina Kuhn, the Rentals Manager, transformed what I thought would be the most stress filled day of my life into the very best day of my life!! She was able to solve all my problems and aleviate my concerns. She always seemed to make time just for me and always returned my calls. I could not have survived without her generous and graceful attention to customer service. Thank you so much, Christina! Read less
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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
My fiancé (now husband) and I knew we wanted a laid-back venue surrounded by nature in a meaningful place that was a far cry from a traditional banquet hall, and we are so glad we found The Picnic House! It was the perfect location for our mid-August wedding. We held our ceremony outside under the two tall trees overlooking the lawn, which provided a perfect backdrop that blended nature with a touch of the city feel. A few people still in the park even erupted in applause and cheers when we had our first kiss as husband and wife, which many guests said stood out as such a unique and meaningful moment. The venue was also perfect for our reception – open and airy with views of the park and access for people to wander out and enjoy the nature as they wished while taking a break from dancing. Christina was absolutely amazing at answering all of our questions and helping us to feel at ease with our event, and she was so professional. We had a beautiful day weather wise and the setting was just perfect – we couldn’t have asked for a better day. The park is one of our favorite spots in the city, and now we have some amazing memories to go with it. We highly recommend the Picnic House!
My fiancé (now husband) and I knew we wanted a laid-back venue surrounded by nature in a meaningful place that was a far Read more...
My fiancé (now husband) and I knew we wanted a laid-back venue surrounded by nature in a meaningful place that was a far cry from a traditional banquet hall, and we are so glad we found The Picnic House! It was the perfect location for our mid-August wedding. We held our ceremony outside under the two tall trees overlooking the lawn, which provided a perfect backdrop that blended nature with a touch of the city feel. A few people still in the park even erupted in applause and cheers when we had our first kiss as husband and wife, which many guests said stood out as such a unique and meaningful moment. The venue was also perfect for our reception – open and airy with views of the park and access for people to wander out and enjoy the nature as they wished while taking a break from dancing. Christina was absolutely amazing at answering all of our questions and helping us to feel at ease with our event, and she was so professional. We had a beautiful day weather wise and the setting was just perfect – we couldn’t have asked for a better day. The park is one of our favorite spots in the city, and now we have some amazing memories to go with it. We highly recommend the Picnic House! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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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