Post # 1
I’m getting married at the end of July and one of the venues under consideration is the Central Park Boat House in NYC. The venue sits on a small lake but for that reason I’m concerned about mosquitos crashing our evening reception. Someone I know went to a wedding there at the end of the July and said she was straching herself silly the whole night due to mosquitos. Hence why I even thought of this issue. Has anyone else experienced this or heard about this being a problem at The Boat House? I have a visual of citronella candles as the centerpiece and mosquito repellant spray as the wedding favor….not a pretty picture! Thanks in advance for your input!
Post # 3
I’d be more worried about the smell of Central park than the mosquitos. Maybe it’s just the Minnesotan in me that is spoiled by beautiful parks and lakes, but I thought Central Park was pretty stinky.
Post # 4
You can always bring your own mosquito solution: there are propane powered bug zappers you can buy that are incredibly effective!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I went to an August wedding at the Boat House and it was beautiful and bug-free. I think it’s an absolutely wonderful location and very New York!
Post # 6
Lavender essential oil will keep the mosquitos away. That may be nicer than citronella. The lake near the boathouse doesn’t seem stagnant, so wouldn’t worry too much. Plus doesn’t the city usually spray mosquitos on bad years?
To ILikePink- central park is actually very beautiful and does not smell.
Post # 7
@ILikePink- I don’t think it smells! Now, the street near my subway station, THAT’S stinky. If you smelled something bad, maybe you just ended up there on a bad day, or I guess it’s possible that you just have a really sensitive nose lol.
Post # 8
Thanks so much for all your input!