Friday, October 24, 2008

Venue: The Boathouse

The Boathouse in Central Park is a classic New York wedding venue. I got in touch with them out of curiosity and it turns out that since my wedding will very likely be in the winter and on a Sunday, the prices were actually more reasonable than I had anticipated for such a quintessential "wedding" place.

For a Sunday in January the price quoted to me was $150/person + service charge and tax.

Here is what is included in that:
       "Our event space is called the Lake Room, which is located adjacent to the restaurant. It is surrounded by the Central Park Lake and opens up to an English Garden. We are a single room facility therefore we do one event at a time. We have the capability of accommodating the ceremony, reception, dinner and dancing. We don’t charge a site fee or a room rental for the facility, therefore we work off of a minimum of guests per event. On Saturday evenings we require a minimum of 165 guests. All other times on the weekend outside of a Saturday evening is a minimum of 125 guests. Our maximum capacity for the space is 220 guests with dancing.
       All weddings are approximately five hours which consists of a cocktail hour with butlered hors d’oeuvres followed by a 4-course dinner with choice of entrée. That includes wine service with dinner and a premium liquor open bar for the duration of the event."

It is higher than I would like to pay, however for NYC, the price is pretty good. 

On the two Russian wedding questions, the responses where not in my favor:
     - They definitely can NOT put vodka bottles on each table.
     - The party will be the regular 5-6 hours which is fine but not 
      enough to satisfy the Ruskies who will be expecting the party 
      to go into the wee hours of the morning (my family parties       
      hard like rock starts... if rock stars had thick Russian accents
      and questionable clothing choices).


Mrs. in May said...

This was my dream place to get married. I always thought this was definitely where I was going to go! It worked out that we were looking at a Spring Saturday night and ended up with a Long Island wedding but, I still have a place in my heart for the boathouse.

east side bride said...

Your family sounds awesome!

Bridechka said...

Haha, thanks! my family can be awesome.... and they can also drive you awesomely insane with crazy Ruskie demands!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Any place that won't let you put a bottle of Vodka on the table...

definately out.

Bridechka said...

Haha, yep Kelley, unfortunately I think you are definately right... and then there is that American girl side of my brain that keeps saying "but its so pretty! Screw the vodka!"

But I am gonna try to stay strong :)