In 1869, Humboldt Park was named in honor of Alexander Von Humboldt, the famous German scientist and explorer. Humboldt Park was influenced by French design in its early stages and the prairie style in its late stages. Humboldt Park boasts a lagoon, "prairie river," rose garden, perennial garden, waterfalls, and monuments. The historic Field House contains many event spaces with terrazzo flooring and grand intricately designed plaster ceilings. A guest favorite is cocktails on the veranda overlooking the lagoon. Just across the street from the Field House sitting on another stretch of the lagoon is the majestic open-air Boat House with its prairie-style lanterns and semicircular arches. With the lagoon and Picnic Island as the picturesque backdrop, the Boat House offers a perfect outdoor setting for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions.