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
Hi! I”m getting married at the boathouse in September, and I had a similar concern. They said that it usually isn’t a big issue, although last summer, given the very rainy June we had, the mosquitoes were worse than usual. I think they do spray the lake with mosquito killer/repellant; you should be able to call the manager who you’re speaking with to confirm that and ask if they will be doing it a few days before your wedding. Honestly, I’m not too concerned about it–I figure the only part that will be outside will be the cocktail hour, and I’m not against having citronella candles along the edge of the garden or on some of the cocktail tables–not as centerpieces, mind you! 🙂 Once the reception starts, people will be inside, and the AC will be on, so I don’t think mosquitos inside will be an issue. Good luck with your decision–hope to see you as a fellow boathouse bride! 🙂