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The Picnic House in Prospect Park is a 4,000 square foot brick and glass enclosed pavilion with a terra-cotta tile roof. Originally built in 1927 it has been praised for its light and sweeping views.

Located behind Litchfield Villa across the Park Drive, the Renaissance Revival building is situated on a knoll overlooking the 90 acre Long Meadow. The Picnic House offers an elegant backdrop for memorable occasions in all seasons. The natural setting makes it a perfect choice for a wedding. The French doors gracing the rear balcony create a charming focal point for the exchange of wedding vows.


  • Raised stage
  • Working wood fireplace
  • Twenty 60" round tables
  • 175 wood garden chairs
  • House Manager and Security
  • Piano
  • Balcony and terrace overlook the Long Meadow
  • Options for indoor and outdoor ceremonies
  • The Picnic House is wheelchair accessible
  • Choose from our approved list of full-service caterers
  • Your rental fee includes a one-year Supporter membership to the Prospect Park Alliance


The Picnic House is available year-round, Tuesday to Sunday, between 8 a.m. and 1 a.m. 

The Picnic House is rented in eight-hour blocks, which includes time for setup and clean-up.



The Picnic House can accommodate up to 175 guests for dinner and dancing and up to 240 for cocktail parties.


Site Fees*


Saturday & Sunday

Tuesday  Friday

December, January &  February



March, April, July, August & November



May, June, September & October



All rentals require an additional $500 refundable security bond and $25 special event permit fee.
* $500 surcharge for legal holidays, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.


To reach the Rentals & Event Planning Office please call (646) 393-9031 x2 or fill out our contact form.

Click here to read our Picnic House FAQ page.



The Picnic House is located behind Litchfield Villa across the Park Drive.

Please visit the main Picnic House page for general directions
Consult the Rentals Office at 646-393-9031 x2 for delivery and guest directions.


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