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The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park

New York Wedding Venue
East 72nd Street and Park Drive North
New York, New York 10021
Contact: Events
Phone: 212/517-2233 x2

Why We Like This Place

• It’s the ultimate urban oasis. Just a stroll away from New York City’s Central Park, this is the only Manhattan venue located right on a lake.

• You can explore the lake in a rented rowboat as visitors have done for 150 years, or take a ride in an authentic Venetian gondola. Your gondolier may even serenade you on your special day!

• Birds and butterflies are everywhere. Let nature lend her own color to your event. Then add your bird observations to a communal notebook, and see if you can spot any of 26 butterfly species!



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 230
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 230
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 230
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 230

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

There is no room rental or site fee. A nonrefundable $1,000 deposit plus a signed contract are required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 7 days prior to the event. The ceremony fee is $800 and includes 1 hour for your setup, ceremony, and breakdown. 5-hour reception packages range $165–225/person depending on the day of the week and time of year. Packages include a premium liquor open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, 4-course plated meal (with wine service), tables, chairs, white linens, china, flatware, and more. Saturday nights require a 165-guest minimum; all other times require 125. Tax, a 9% gratuity (which goes directly to the staff), and a 13.5% administration fee are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building

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