Plan Your Prospect Park Wedding—Virtually!
June 23, 2020
The pandemic has thrown a wrench into the wedding season, with nuptials postponed while we wait for the all-good to gather in person. While the parties are pending, many couples are moving ahead in planning their special day. In Prospect Park, we are helping couples plan their weddings—virtually!
Prospect Park holds one of Brooklyn's favorite wedding venues, the Prospect Park Picnic House. We spoke to Cat Feliciano, Prospect Park Alliance's Rentals & Event Planning Coordinator for the Prospect Park Picnic House, about the current state of weddings in the park and her virtual tours.
Hi Cat! What is the new process for setting up a virtual tour of the Picnic House?
Couples can get in touch with us through our website contact form, and then we will contact you to set up a virtual tour of the Prospect Park Picnic House, usually on Thursdays between 11 am - 2 pm.
Great, once you set up a tour, what happens next?
We will send you a link to a video meeting, and we do a walk through of the space using the 360 degree tour we have of the facility. I start at out front of the building, just like I would if we were in person, and walk you through the whole space, pointing out amenities and the outdoor areas that are part of the rental. During the tour, I take questions about everything you could want to know about having a wedding at the Prospect Park Picnic House. After the tour, I follow up with photos of previous weddings and celebrations, and give you lots of information about our caterers and preferred vendors.
What questions always come up on these tours?
Everyone is asking, "when are you going to be open?" and of course we don't know, but we're optimistic that it will be soon since we're already in Phase 2 of the reopening. More intimate gatherings may come back first before we are able to be at full capacity. People like to know about the amenities at the Picnic House, about the House Manager that comes with the space, and about our vendors and caterers.
When are people booking their weddings for?
Right now we're seeing a lot of people booking dates in 2021 or 2022. We know that is far off, and if you want to hold a date, we give you a courtesy hold of five days so that you can reach out to vendors, speak with your family, and figure out if it works for you.
Do you anticipate holding in-person showings of the Prospect Park Picnic House soon?
Yes, the in-person showings will soon be starting back up. We're following all precautions to keep our staff and our patrons safe and we'll keep holding the virtual tours so that people don't have to worry about putting themselves at risk.
Learn more about having your wedding or special event at the Prospect Park Picnic House.
c. Aaron Almendral