Looking to have a Central Park Boathouse wedding? Look no further.
The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park is a peaceful oasis just steps away from the energy and chaos of Midtown. Like most boathouses – whether on a bayou in Louisiana, next to a lake in Wisconsin or in the middle of New York City – the Loeb Boathouse at Central Park conjures a special kind of waterfront magic. Perhaps it’s the way it seems to float over the surface, almost like the vessels that is houses inside.
The Loeb is named for philanthropist Carl M. Loeb and his wife, who provided the funds for the Central Park boathouse’s current architectural iteration. It was originally built in 1872 as a two-story Victorian building, and then replaced by a weaker version in the early 20th century that quickly fell into disrepair.
When times were dire, Mr. and Mrs. Loeb saved the day. In 1954, the couple gifted current model, a state-of-the-art facility that has been steadily upgraded to digital age standards. The venue now has the capacity to accommodate everything from corporate meetings to family events to that Central Park Boathouse wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
When it comes to planning a wedding ceremony and reception in the city, there’s no place more romantic than the Loeb. In addition to being a place for renting boats (including both personal rowboats and captained Venetian gondolas), the Central Park boathouse is also home to one of the city’s finest restaurants/caterers.
The Lakeside Restaurant is an accomplished catering establishment that can facilitate receptions of all sizes and tastes. The proximity of the Loeb Boathouse restaurant to the serene Central Park lake makes it a perfect setting for wedding photos – just look at that beautiful waterside portico – as well as for the creation of long-lasting memories. (It’s Manhattan’s only dining venue right on a lake, after all.) Check out the Loeb Boathouse menu and then make your central park boathouse reservations.
The Loeb Boathouse is easily reached via the park’s 72nd Street entrance. Just walk west past the model sailboat pond and the Alice in Wonderland statue and you’ll stumble upon it. If walking doesn’t suit your mood or your footwear, there’s a Boathouse Shuttle that travels up and down Fifth Avenue. So, whether you’re planning a wedding, a special anniversary, or any other significant family event, rest assured that the Central Park Boathouse has you covered.
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