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The Central Park Boathouse

New York , NY
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5th Ave at 72nd Street, Inside Central Park
New York, NY 10028 US (map)

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212-517-2233
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Imagine celebrating at the one of the most magical locations in the world. Plan your wedding at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park and create one-of-a-kind moments and memories in one of... Read more
Imagine celebrating at the one of the most magical locations in the world. Plan your wedding at The Loeb Boathouse Central Park and create one-of-a-kind moments and memories in one of New York City's most iconic venues. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
125
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
City, Waterfront, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
230
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

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Ariela
Wedding:
10/30/2016
4.7/5.0
We looked at a bunch of different venues in NYC and none seemed quite right...we're fairly low maintenance people and didn't want to have to decorate the heck out of a wedding venue in order to make it look special, which a lot of the cool BK lofts and venues like that really require. Plus, being an interfaith couple -- combined with not wanting to make our guests schlep around the city -- meant that we wanted to have the ceremony and reception in the same location. The Boathouse was absolutely perfect. Every last detail was accounted for, and the space, food, booze and staff were all second to none. All of our guests were literally floored by the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff. The venue and its location speak for themselves, and the shuttle provided (which drove us to our afterparty!) made the location even more convenient, particularly for older relatives. The only thing I think could've been improved upon was the responsiveness of the staff in the weeks leading up to our wedding. We mostly corresponded with Kristen, the coordinator, and Peter, who was our event manager. They could really take their time in responding to us even when the wedding was getting kind of close, which isn't really ideal when you're trying to get details figured out. But when it really counted, they were there. Also...Harold, our maitre'd, was exceptional. He cared for us and guided us throughout the night, and always made sure we were in the right place without being overbearing in the least.
We looked at a bunch of different venues in NYC and none seemed quite right...we're fairly low maintenance people and Read more...
We looked at a bunch of different venues in NYC and none seemed quite right...we're fairly low maintenance people and didn't want to have to decorate the heck out of a wedding venue in order to make it look special, which a lot of the cool BK lofts and venues like that really require. Plus, being an interfaith couple -- combined with not wanting to make our guests schlep around the city -- meant that we wanted to have the ceremony and reception in the same location. The Boathouse was absolutely perfect. Every last detail was accounted for, and the space, food, booze and staff were all second to none. All of our guests were literally floored by the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff. The venue and its location speak for themselves, and the shuttle provided (which drove us to our afterparty!) made the location even more convenient, particularly for older relatives. The only thing I think could've been improved upon was the responsiveness of the staff in the weeks leading up to our wedding. We mostly corresponded with Kristen, the coordinator, and Peter, who was our event manager. They could really take their time in responding to us even when the wedding was getting kind of close, which isn't really ideal when you're trying to get details figured out. But when it really counted, they were there. Also...Harold, our maitre'd, was exceptional. He cared for us and guided us throughout the night, and always made sure we were in the right place without being overbearing in the least. Read less
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Schier
Wedding:
8/19/2016
5.0/5.0
We considered 20 other venues before deciding on the Boathouse (Hey planning a NYC wedding on a budget takes time and energy!) Part of why the Boathouse won was because it came with a lot of things like the catering, tables/chairs/linens and a wedding coordinator, and yet it would allow us to customize the parts we wanted like bringing in flowers, having a dog, etc. In addition, it the outdoor space that my husband wanted and the indoor space I wanted :)

We worked with Peter, who executed anything we wanted. On the day itself especially, Peter was amazing and even helped managed a few mishaps that could have turned into a disaster without his expertise. Even though we were one of the smaller Boathouse weddings, we never felt like they paid less attention to us. Our guests raved about the food and the space. Also, the alcohol flowed quite freely. For what we paid, I think it was a bargain in the NYC area. Would totally have our wedding here again in a heartbeat.
We considered 20 other venues before deciding on the Boathouse (Hey planning a NYC wedding on a budget takes time and Read more...
We considered 20 other venues before deciding on the Boathouse (Hey planning a NYC wedding on a budget takes time and energy!) Part of why the Boathouse won was because it came with a lot of things like the catering, tables/chairs/linens and a wedding coordinator, and yet it would allow us to customize the parts we wanted like bringing in flowers, having a dog, etc. In addition, it the outdoor space that my husband wanted and the indoor space I wanted :)

We worked with Peter, who executed anything we wanted. On the day itself especially, Peter was amazing and even helped managed a few mishaps that could have turned into a disaster without his expertise. Even though we were one of the smaller Boathouse weddings, we never felt like they paid less attention to us. Our guests raved about the food and the space. Also, the alcohol flowed quite freely. For what we paid, I think it was a bargain in the NYC area. Would totally have our wedding here again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience working with this vendor from beginning to end!
We had a wonderful experience working with this vendor from beginning to end!
We had a wonderful experience working with this vendor from beginning to end! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We chose the Central Park Boathouse as the reception venue for our wedding this past December and are so thrilled that we did! The day was absolutely magical and our guests are still saying that it was one of the best, if not the best, weddings they've been to. Between the beautiful, festive seasonal decor (which I have to admit I was originally very apprehensive about, but it turned out to be amazing), the incredible raw bar at cocktail hour, the delicious dinner food, and the seamless way in which the staff took care of us and our guests throughout the evening, the Boathouse really delivered! James was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. He was always very responsive and flexible to our requests, and was very valuable in providing vendor recommendations. The Boathouse truly made our wedding day a fabulous one and we highly recommend it as a reception venue (particularly in the winter season when the restaurant portion is closed and when it is decorated)!
We chose the Central Park Boathouse as the reception venue for our wedding this past December and are so thrilled that we Read more...
We chose the Central Park Boathouse as the reception venue for our wedding this past December and are so thrilled that we did! The day was absolutely magical and our guests are still saying that it was one of the best, if not the best, weddings they've been to. Between the beautiful, festive seasonal decor (which I have to admit I was originally very apprehensive about, but it turned out to be amazing), the incredible raw bar at cocktail hour, the delicious dinner food, and the seamless way in which the staff took care of us and our guests throughout the evening, the Boathouse really delivered! James was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. He was always very responsive and flexible to our requests, and was very valuable in providing vendor recommendations. The Boathouse truly made our wedding day a fabulous one and we highly recommend it as a reception venue (particularly in the winter season when the restaurant portion is closed and when it is decorated)! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
The Boathouse is absolutely beautiful inside and out. We unfortuneatley, we had rain and the cocktail hour was held indoors. I was pleasantly surprised how well they handled the last minute rain, relocating the cocktail hour indoors-for those who didn't know it was supposed to be outdoors, it wasn't missed. The food was excellent, the service excellent. They paid attention to every detail . It was a beautiful , romantic wedding venue.
The Boathouse is absolutely beautiful inside and out. We unfortuneatley, we had rain and the cocktail hour was held Read more...
The Boathouse is absolutely beautiful inside and out. We unfortuneatley, we had rain and the cocktail hour was held indoors. I was pleasantly surprised how well they handled the last minute rain, relocating the cocktail hour indoors-for those who didn't know it was supposed to be outdoors, it wasn't missed. The food was excellent, the service excellent. They paid attention to every detail . It was a beautiful , romantic wedding venue. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
9/3/2015
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding lunch here. We flew from the UK to NY to get married in Central Park Ladies pavilion. We arrived at The Boathouse and were seated immediately even though we were early for our reservation, the service was fantastic and all the staff were very friendly and courteous. The food was amazing and everyone enjoyed it, no complaints. We didn't have dessert as the main was so good, no room for dessert. There is seating outside and you can enjoy drinks by the lake before or after the meal, brilliant view. I would definitely recommend this venue.
We had our wedding lunch here. We flew from the UK to NY to get married in Central Park Ladies pavilion. We arrived at The Read more...
We had our wedding lunch here. We flew from the UK to NY to get married in Central Park Ladies pavilion. We arrived at The Boathouse and were seated immediately even though we were early for our reservation, the service was fantastic and all the staff were very friendly and courteous. The food was amazing and everyone enjoyed it, no complaints. We didn't have dessert as the main was so good, no room for dessert. There is seating outside and you can enjoy drinks by the lake before or after the meal, brilliant view. I would definitely recommend this venue. Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
A Perfect Magical Night!!
We just had our daughter's wedding at the Central Park Boathouse.
Everything was wonderful!!
The ceremony room was beautiful and the setting was perfect. The reception room was transformed seamlessly. Even with a last minute change due to weather, the cocktail hour was perfect as if nothing had been altered.
The room was organized beautifully. Our guests raved over the food and the impeccable staff!!
Peter was terrific to work with. He gave us such peace of mind that everything would be taken care of and he kept his word.
Peter walked us through the planning process and on the wedding night Peter was present with his fabulous staff answering to our every need!
It was truly a glorious night that our family will never forget.
A Perfect Magical Night!!
We just had our daughter's wedding at the Central Park Boathouse.
Everything was Read more...
A Perfect Magical Night!!
We just had our daughter's wedding at the Central Park Boathouse.
Everything was wonderful!!
The ceremony room was beautiful and the setting was perfect. The reception room was transformed seamlessly. Even with a last minute change due to weather, the cocktail hour was perfect as if nothing had been altered.
The room was organized beautifully. Our guests raved over the food and the impeccable staff!!
Peter was terrific to work with. He gave us such peace of mind that everything would be taken care of and he kept his word.
Peter walked us through the planning process and on the wedding night Peter was present with his fabulous staff answering to our every need!
It was truly a glorious night that our family will never forget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Had our wedding on 9/19/14 at the Boathouse. The venue is stunning; many, many guests have commented to us of how impressed they were with the Boathouse, including the beauty of the venue and professionalism of the waitstaff. We've also been told that the food was the "best food I've tasted at a wedding." Peter was our coordinator-- from the very beginning, he was kind and very responsive, and guided us throughout the wedding planning with patience. Peter and the highly professional staff at the Boathouse were invaluable in making our wedding so memorable.
Had our wedding on 9/19/14 at the Boathouse. The venue is stunning; many, many guests have commented to us of how Read more...
Had our wedding on 9/19/14 at the Boathouse. The venue is stunning; many, many guests have commented to us of how impressed they were with the Boathouse, including the beauty of the venue and professionalism of the waitstaff. We've also been told that the food was the "best food I've tasted at a wedding." Peter was our coordinator-- from the very beginning, he was kind and very responsive, and guided us throughout the wedding planning with patience. Peter and the highly professional staff at the Boathouse were invaluable in making our wedding so memorable. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
7/26/2014
4.8/5.0
Doesn't get anymore New York City than the Central Park Boathouse! We really wanted an iconic venue for our wedding and for our guests and when we went to visit the Boathouse for the first time we were instantly convinced that's where we wanted to have our wedding reception. It was the perfect venue, especially for warm summer night. The venue is BEAUTIFUL in the center of the park overlooking a lake. They are well oiled machine and definitely know how to run events at their venue. James was our coordinator and he was fantastic. Responsive to my questions and very flexible with all our requests. He assured me that our wedding day would be well managed and it was. Everything was seamless, they really made the whole night flow very nicely and everything went off without a hitch. We highly recommend the Central Park Boathouse!
Doesn't get anymore New York City than the Central Park Boathouse! We really wanted an iconic venue for our wedding and Read more...
Doesn't get anymore New York City than the Central Park Boathouse! We really wanted an iconic venue for our wedding and for our guests and when we went to visit the Boathouse for the first time we were instantly convinced that's where we wanted to have our wedding reception. It was the perfect venue, especially for warm summer night. The venue is BEAUTIFUL in the center of the park overlooking a lake. They are well oiled machine and definitely know how to run events at their venue. James was our coordinator and he was fantastic. Responsive to my questions and very flexible with all our requests. He assured me that our wedding day would be well managed and it was. Everything was seamless, they really made the whole night flow very nicely and everything went off without a hitch. We highly recommend the Central Park Boathouse! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
We were thrilled to have our wedding at the Boathouse. We worked with James who was warm and eccentric and followed through on making our wedding a tremendous experience. The food was unbelievably good--even better than the restaurant, the staff was friendly and sweet, and James was there to see that everything ran smoothly.
One thing to be aware of--the liquor selection is rather poor and there is no upgrade available, so we appreciated that the Boathouse allowed us to bring some of our favorite bottles in for no extra charge. We also came in on the gondola--cheesy we know!--but it was magical and our guests couldn't stop talking about it, or the whole wedding really, and we have the Boathouse to thank.
We were thrilled to have our wedding at the Boathouse. We worked with James who was warm and eccentric and followed Read more...
We were thrilled to have our wedding at the Boathouse. We worked with James who was warm and eccentric and followed through on making our wedding a tremendous experience. The food was unbelievably good--even better than the restaurant, the staff was friendly and sweet, and James was there to see that everything ran smoothly.
One thing to be aware of--the liquor selection is rather poor and there is no upgrade available, so we appreciated that the Boathouse allowed us to bring some of our favorite bottles in for no extra charge. We also came in on the gondola--cheesy we know!--but it was magical and our guests couldn't stop talking about it, or the whole wedding really, and we have the Boathouse to thank. Read less
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